Information We Collect

Information you provide to us:

When you use our services:

When you make a purchase on raakens.com create an account, join our Gift Registry, post a product review, engage with us on our social media platforms, participate in one of our surveys, send us any feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, or interact with us in any way, you provide us with personal information, such as: your name, email address, mailing address, ZIP code, phone number and credit card numbers. This allows us to provide you with our online store and design services, process your transactions more efficiently, offer you promotions, contests and other opportunities and, ultimately, give you a higher caliber of customer service (together the “Services”). If you choose not to provide the requested information we may not be able to provide you with the Services, or certain features of the Services may not be functional.

 

Usage and Website Activity Information:

When you visit our Website, our service providers collect information about your use of the Website: your Internet service provider’s address, your location as determined by your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, the name of the website or advertisement directing you, your user agent, as well as your clicks and activity on our Website. We use this information to understand how to make our Website more available and user-friendly to our customers. This is described in more detail here.

Google and Adobe Analytics:

We use tools called “Google Analytics” and “Adobe Analytics” to collect some information we listed above in the section called, “Usage and Website Activity Information” about your use of the Services. We use the information we get from Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics to improve the services. In order to collect this information, Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics may set cookies on your browser or mobile device, or read cookies that are already there. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics or Adobe Analytics with personally identifiable information.

Google’s ability to use information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the services and share it with another application which partners with Google is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. Please review those and 

Adobe’s ability to use information collected by Adobe Analytics about your visits to the services and share it with another application which partners with Adobe, is restricted by the Adobe Analytics Terms of Use and the Adobe Privacy Policy. Please review those and 

 

Social Media

We engage with customers on various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. If you contact us on one of these platforms for customer service or otherwise, we may contact you via direct message. Those communications are governed by this policy as well as the policy of the relevant social media platform..

 

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

“Cookies” are small amounts of data that are stored on your computer. When you visit our Website, it sends a cookie or cookies to your computer, which your computer stores in a file in your web browser. Cookies flag information about your activity on our Website. This information helps us improve our Website and make them friendlier and easier to use and allows us to market to you more effectively. We never use cookies to save passwords, credit card numbers or other highly confidential information. However, we use them and other tracking technologies to provide enhanced online marketing based on your interests and preferences.  

How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect about you to facilitate your purchases, to communicate with you, to offer better customer service, and to improve our services and customer relations.

To facilitate your purchases: This includes processing your order and payment, shipping the order providing you with technical support and assistance, and communicating with you about the purchase by email. For example, we will contact you by phone, postal mail, or email to update you of the arrival of the package, to address any issues with the order, or to answer any questions you may have about your order. If you are located in the USA, we will contact you using the contact information you provide (e.g. email, phone, mailing address). The legal basis for this processing of your information is the performance of our contract with you.

To send you promotional communications: If you sign up, we will contact you by email or send you our catalogs to inform you about products, services, and promotions that we think will be of interest to you. You can opt out of email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email. 

 

How we share your information

Facilitating International Purchases: If you are shipping internationally, your purchase of our products on the Website is facilitated through our vendor, Borderfree. This privacy policy governs our use of information you provide to us. It also governs our use of information that we collect from you before you get to the checkout section on our Website. When making a purchase for international shipping from our Website, the use of information after you get to the checkout section is governed by the Borderfree Borderfree terms of use and privacy policy. We provide Borderfree access to the items that you place in the cart before you proceed to the checkout page. We also provide Borderfree access to your chosen international shipping location, as well as any contact information you choose to provide in checkout. The legal basis for this processing of your information is our legitimate interest in facilitating international purchases efficiently.

Marketing: We share your customer information with other select companies whose products and services you may find useful. This information includes your name, postal address and email address, as well as a record of any transactions you conduct on our Website. These companies may contact you in order to provide you with information about their products and services. To learn how to opt out of this sharing of your information please click here. 

Online Advertising: We contract with companies that offer advertising services to place our banner advertising on other Website. These companies collect information from us about your visits to our Website and your interaction with our products and services. They also use this information to tailor banner advertisements for goods and services when you visit certain Website. We may track this information across the different devices you use to access the Website. These companies are required to keep this data anonymous and not to share any personal information with any other third parties, except as required to provide this service. 

Sharing among our entities: We share and combine information about you among our brands, such as Raakens, in order to provide greater security and to provide information about products and services that might interest you. We also share your information with our parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control as necessary for specific purposes in the operation of our business. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest in the security and efficient operation of our services.

We share and combine information about our US-based customers of products and services that may interest them. You can learn how to opt out of promotional emails from our entities

Sharing with vendors: In order to serve you better, we may, at times, contract with other companies to help us process information and to provide us with other services. Their assistance can help us fulfill customer orders, manage, store, and enhance customer data, send marketing, run promotions, and provide other services. For instance, when you order a large furniture item, we may send your name, address, email address and phone number to our shipping vendor, allowing you to access their online delivery scheduling system. Our shipping service providers use your information strictly to coordinate and complete your shipment. The legal basis for this sharing of your information is our legitimate interest in providing our services efficiently.

In connection with a business reorganization:We would share your information if we are involved in a merger, acquisition, consolidation, change of control, or sale of all or a portion of our assets or if we undergo bankruptcy or liquidation. The legal basis for this sharing is our legitimate interest in carrying out our business operations.

In order to comply with our legal obligations, protect our rights and those of others: We share your information in order to prevent fraud or abuse to our services, to protect your rights, to comply with our legal obligations, and to protect our rights. The legal basis for this sharing is compliance with the law and our legitimate interest in the prevention of fraud, compliance with legal obligation and the protection of the rights of others.

  • Prevent fraud and abuse of the services: We review transactions internally on a regular basis to identify potential concerns, and we partner with select outside companies to further enhance our ability to ensure that fraudulent orders and/or potentially damaging worms, viruses, and other types of malware do not interfere with our ability to provide the best possible products, value, and services to you and to our other valued customers.
  • Protect your rights:We will share information in an emergency or to protect the safety of any person and if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the rights, property, or personal safety of any person.
  • Protect our rights and comply with our legal obligations: We cooperate with government and law-enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose personal information and any other information about you to government or law-enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas); to protect our safety, property or rights or those of any third party; to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity; or to comply with the law.

When relying on legitimate interest as our legal basis we implement appropriate safeguards including as described

 

Browser Do Not Track

The services do not support Do Not Track at this time. Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected across Website when you have not interacted with that service on the page. For all the details, including how to turn on Do Not Track,

 

Your Information Sharing Choices

Marketing: If you do not want us to share your personal information for marketing purposes and we will remove your name from lists we share with other companies. When contacting us, please clearly state your request, including your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number. After we process your request, your personal information will no longer be shared for marketing purposes. Opting out of sharing your information for marketing purposes will not prevent your relevant information from being provided to our service providers as needed to provide Services to you, such as shippers when you order products for delivery. Similarly, this will not prevent us from sharing information to the extent it is de-identified or aggregated (in a non-personally identified manner).

Online advertising: To opt out of interest based advertising or to learn more about the use of this information by our Service Providers If you choose to opt out, we will place an “opt-out cookie” on your computer. The “opt-out cookie” is browser specific and device specific and only lasts until cookies are cleared from your browser or device.

Email promotional communications: To delete your name from our email contact lists, please follow these  Please note that, to provide you with more control of your experience with us, opting out of one brand does not automatically opt you out of our other brands. For example, if you click through to opt out of emails from , you will not be opted out of emails from Raakens.

Catalog: To request to have your name removed from the catalog mailing list, please complete We appreciate your patience while we process your request. When you make subsequent purchases at Raakens , you may provide contact information for customer service only, and request that your name not be forwarded to either mailing list. If you have already opted out, you do not need to opt out again; your information will not be used for purposes other than the customer service you have requested, unless you affirmatively ask to opt in again, in which case you will be opted in and will receive emails from us until you again request to be opted out again.

Email tracking: To opt out of our use of cookies to track your interaction with our email communications, you can click the “unsubscribe” link found in each email you receive or remove yourself from the relevant mailing list or lists 

Cookies generally: If you would like to opt out of accepting cookies altogether, you can generally set your browser to not accept cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. However, certain features of our Website or other Services may not work if you delete or disable cookies.

 

 

How long do we keep your information?

You can request that we delete your personal information by submitting this online request form. For details about your rights to deletion under California law, please see the below section titled, Notice to California Residents/Your California Privacy Rights.

We retain your information after you request such deletion for longer periods for specific purposes to the extent that we are obliged to do so in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and/or as necessary to protect our legal rights or for certain business requirements. For example, when we process your payments, we will retain this data for longer periods of time as required for tax or accounting purposes. See below for specific reasons we would retain some data for longer periods of time:

  • Security, fraud & abuse prevention – to protect you, other people, and us from fraud, abuse, and unauthorized access.
  • Financial record-keeping – when you make a payment to us we are often required to retain this information for a long period of time for purposes of accounting, dispute resolution and compliance with tax, anti-money laundering, and other financial regulations.
  • Complying with legal or regulatory requirements – to meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request, as required to enforce our terms of service, including investigation of potential violations.
  • Direct communications with us – if you have directly communicated with us, through a customer support channel, feedback form, or a bug report, we may retain reasonable records of those communications.

 

Right to Request Deletion

You have the right to request the deletion of your personal information that we collect or maintain. You can submit a verifiable request to delete by submitting this online request form. You will be directed to enter your email address, zip code, and phone number. You will be asked to confirm that you do, in fact, wish to proceed with deletion, considering that fulfillment of this request will mean that Raakens and you will no longer have access to order history, gift registries, or any related services at Raakens or . Once you confirm, if we have a matching email address on file, we will send a link, which you will have to click to begin the identity verification process. We will then compare your zip code and phone number against our records. If we cannot verify your identity, you will receive an email explaining that your identity could not be verified and directing you to a customer service representative. Alternatively, you can verify your identity over the phone by calling (512)839–9051., rather than filling out the online form.

You may use an authorized agent to submit a deletion request. To use an authorized agent, you must provide the agent with written authorization. In addition, you may be required to verify your own identity with us. We may deny a request from an agent that does not submit proof that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf. Such requirements, however, will not apply where you have provided the agent with power of attorney pursuant to Cal. Prob. Code Sections 4000 to 4465.

If we reject the request to delete, you will receive an email detailing the reasoning for denying the request. We may deny a delete request if your information is necessary to:

Complete a transaction, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you;

Perform a contract with you;

Comply with federal, state, or local laws, including tax exempt transaction and sales tax audit obligations, defend legal claims, including pending chargeback disputes, or other legal obligations;

Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for that activity;

Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality; or

Use internally in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

 

Right to Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information

You have a right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information. While we do not sell customer data in exchange for monetary compensation, we do share information in certain circumstances for valuable consideration. For example, Raakens and  sometimes share customer information with each other for marketing purposes. We also sometimes share with a third party that serves as an industry data consortium.

To exercise your right to opt out of sale, please click here. You may also make a request to opt out of sale of your personal information by calling (512)839–9051.

If we have a good-faith, reasonable, and documented belief that a request to opt-out of sale is fraudulent, we may deny the request. In this instance, we will inform the requesting party that we will not comply with the request and will provide an explanation for why we believe the request is fraudulent.

You may use an authorized agent to submit a request to opt-out on your behalf. You must provide the agent with written authorization to do so. We may deny a request from an agent that does not submit proof that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf.

Right to Non-Discrimination

You have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of privacy rights conferred by the CCPA, including, but not limited to, by:

(1) Denying goods or services to you;

(2) Charging different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties;

(3) Providing a different level or quality of goods or services to you;

(4) Suggesting that you will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

However, we may charge you a different price or rate, or provide a different level or quality of goods or services, if that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to us by your data. In addition, we may offer financial incentives, including payments to you as compensation, for the collection of personal information, the sale of personal information, or the deletion of personal information. We may also offer a different price, rate, level, or quality of goods or services to you if that price or difference is directly related to the value provided to us by your data. We will notify you of such financial incentives. We will enter you into a financial incentive program only if you give us prior opt in consent which clearly describes the material terms of the financial incentive program, and which may be revoked by you at any time. We will not use financial incentive practices that are unjust, unreasonable, coercive, or usurious in nature.

 

Notice of Financial Incentive

In some instances, we may offer a financial incentive, in the form of a discount to customers or an opportunity to win something of value, in exchange for the collection of customers’ personal information. For example, we may offer a discount promotional code to customers who join our email list by providing us with their email address, or we may offer an opportunity to win a prize to customers who provide their email address as part of a sweepstakes entry. The category of personal information implicated by these financial incentives are identifiers, and more specifically, contact information. Customers can opt-into these financial incentives by entering their email address when prompted on the Website in exchange for a discount, or by entering into sweepstakes or contests that are offered from time to time on the Website and social media. Customers can withdraw from the financial incentive at any time by opting out of marketing communications. If the discount code or sweepstakes prize has already been obtained by the customer, the customer will have no obligation to return or destroy the discount code or prize upon opting out.

Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about our privacy policies and practices, please contact us at serviceteam.raakens@gmail.com or (512)839–9051.

 

Protecting Children’s Privacy

We adhere to a strict privacy code regarding children and do not knowingly collect or accept personal information from any child under the age of 16. If it is brought to our attention that we have unknowingly received personal information from a child under 16, we will immediately remove all of that child’s personal and identifiable information from our records. In addition, we will not disclose this information to any other companies. California users under the age of 18 may request the removal of their content or information publicly posted on the Website by e-mailing us at the appropriate brand’s customer service email address identified below.

 

Be Careful When You Share Information with Others

Please be aware that whenever you share information on a publicly available area of our Website, such as in a product review, that information may be accessed by others. In addition, please remember that when you share information in any other communications with third parties, that information may be passed along or made public by others. This means that anyone with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.

 

Links to Sites and services

At times, we provide links on our Website and in communications that our customers may be interested in, including links to social media sites such as, for example, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. We are not responsible for these Website, which have their own privacy policies and privacy practices to which you may be subject. When visiting our presence on social media or other tools, you will be subject to those Website’ privacy policies. If you visit our Website through a link from another website, you may be subject to that website’s privacy policy as well. If you choose to explore these Website and services, we suggest that you carefully review their individual privacy policies. See our Terms of Use for further information about use of social media.

 

Information Security

We take our customers’ personal information seriously and take steps to protect our customers’ personal information against loss, misuse, alteration and unauthorized access. We use encryption technology whenever receiving and transferring your payment information on our Website.

 

Your Responsibilities

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account or password. As a result, it is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a computer that others may have access to.

 

A Privacy Promise

We support and adhere to the guidelines and practices adopted by the Direct Marketing Association’s Privacy Promise and the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising. In doing so, we agree to comply with a customer’s requests to not share their information with other companies or to contact them for marketing purposes by postal mail, telephone, email or through online behavioral advertising. 

If at any time, as a customer, you believe we are not committed to its Privacy Policy, please contact us. You also may contact the DMA’s Committee on Ethical Business Practices

  

Dispute resolution, Arbitration Agreement & Waiver of Certain Rights

We are committed to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. Please direct your inquiries or complaints to serviceteam.raakens@gmail.com.

You and we agree that we will resolve any disputes between us through binding and final arbitration instead of through court proceedings. You and we hereby waive any right to a jury trial of any Claim. All controversies, claims, counterclaims, or other disputes arising between you and us relating to this Privacy Policy or the Website (each a “Claim”) shall be submitted for binding arbitration in accordance with the Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA Rules”). The arbitration will be heard and determined by a single arbitrator. The arbitrator’s decision in any such arbitration will be final and binding upon the parties and may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. The parties agree that the arbitration will be kept confidential and that the existence of the proceeding and any element of it (including, without limitation, any pleadings, briefs or other documents submitted or exchanged and any testimony or other oral submissions and awards) will not be disclosed beyond the arbitration proceedings, except as may lawfully be required in judicial proceedings relating to the arbitration or by applicable disclosure rules and regulations of securities regulatory authorities or other governmental agencies.

If you demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, we will pay as much of the administrative costs and arbitrator’s fees required for the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the cost of the arbitration from being prohibitive. In the final award, the arbitrator may apportion the costs of arbitration and the compensation of the arbitrator among the parties in such amounts as the arbitrator deems appropriate.

This arbitration agreement does not preclude you or us from seeking action by federal, state, or local government agencies. You and we also have the right to bring qualifying claims in small claims court. In addition, you and we retain the right to apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for provisional relief, including pre-arbitral attachments or preliminary injunctions, and any such request shall not be deemed incompatible with this Privacy Policy, nor a waiver of the right to have disputes submitted to arbitration as provided in this Privacy Policy.

Neither you nor we may act as a class representative or private attorney general, nor participate as a member of a class of claimants, with respect to any Claim. Claims may not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis. The arbitrator can decide only your and/or our individual Claims. The arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated.

If any provision of this Section is found to be invalid or unenforceable, then that specific provision shall be of no force and effect and shall be severed, but the remainder of this Section shall continue in full force and effect. No waiver of any provision of this Section of the Privacy Policy will be effective or enforceable unless recorded in a writing signed by the party waiving such a right or requirement. Such a waiver shall not waive or affect any other portion of this Privacy Policy. This Section of the Privacy Policy will survive the termination of your relationship with us.

THIS SECTION LIMITS CERTAIN RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO MAINTAIN A COURT ACTION, THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL, THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FORM OF CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE CLAIM, THE RIGHT TO ENGAGE IN DISCOVERY EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN AAA RULES, AND THE RIGHT TO CERTAIN REMEDIES AND FORMS OF RELIEF. OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU OR WE WOULD HAVE IN COURT ALSO MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION.

 

Privacy Policy Updates

Efforts to bring new services, ideas and partners to benefit our customers may make it necessary to amend our Privacy Policy. We will notify you of such changes, by posting a notification on our Website or by other means, and will give you an opportunity to review the changes before they go into effect.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, we will do our best to answer them.

Phone:

Customer Service Department

(512)839–9051

Monday – Sunday, 7 days a week

Email:

Serviceteam.raakens@gmail.com