CURRENT VORTEX PRIVACY POLICIES
ORDERING THROUGH OUR WEBSITE
When you are placing an on-line order for retail items we will collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., that are voluntarily submitted by you. The information that you provide to THE VORTEX will only be used by us to fulfill your specific order, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner; for example to add you to our mailing list (NOTE: Any emails or newsletters received from this site will easily allow you to opt out of further mailings). THE VORTEX will take commercially reasonable steps to keep your personally identifiable information secure and confidential at all times. THE VORTEX will provide access to this information only to authorized employees, agents, and contractors who have agreed to keep the information secure and confidential. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, YOU AGREE THAT THE VORTEX SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR DATA OR IDENTITY THEFT COMMITTED BY OTHERS OR ANY FORM OF THIRD-PARY MISCONDUCT.
We will never sell or share your personal information with any outside companies for sales or marketing purposes. If it becomes necessary, we may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. In other words, in an attempt to protect you.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
With the exception of personal information provided to complete retail purchases, all other information provided to THE VORTEX by any customer, individual, company or organization, through any manner or method, including, but not limited to, our company website, social media accounts, telephone and/or email, shall be deemed non-confidential, and shall become the property of THE VORTEX. All phone calls received may be recorded for training and other purposes. By providing or being a party to any of these interactions, you agree that THE VORTEX and its affiliates shall be free to use all such information and/or recordings for any purpose, on an unrestricted basis, at the sole discretion of THE VORTEX.
Video filming, still photography and audio recording may all take place on THE VORTEX premises at different times for a variety of purposes. The list below represents our Company Policies with regard to these various forms of image and sound capture.
1. In-House Security System: THE VORTEX premises are under 24-hour surveillance. All activity is digitally recorded for purposes of crime prevention and public safety. There should be no expectation of privacy, as THE VORTEX is a gathering place that is open to the public. By entering the premises you consent to this audio and video recording, and waive any and all rights to the ultimate use of the content created.
2. Filming by Production Companies: Whenever an outside Production Company is recording content on THE VORTEX premises, a NOTICE will be posted on every entry door. By entering the premises under these circumstances you consent to your voice and image being recorded. Certain Production Companies (and other commercial entities) may further request that you to sign a consent form so that your voice and/or image may be utilized in final versions of any production.
3. Promotion & Marketing: THE VORTEX maintains the right to actively engage in photography, as well as video and audio recording on our premises, at any and all times, in order to create content for advertising, marketing and for other purposes. By entering the premises you acknowledge and consent to being included in any type of recording that may be taking place, and waive any and all rights to the ultimate use of the content created.
4. Customer Recordings: THE VORTEX welcomes patrons to take pictures and/or otherwise record on-premise, in order to create content about THE VORTEX for use on their personal social media pages. Patrons are not permitted to photograph, film or otherwise record anyone on the premises that does not wish to be filmed or recorded, because we seek to avoid the harassment of our customers. Therefore, management reserves the right to revoke permission to take pictures or otherwise record on our premises at any time.