- Effective date: November 02, 2018
Operation Welcome Home (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the AAGB website (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
Service is the AAGB website operated by Operation Welcome Home
- Personal Data
Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
- Usage Data
Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
Cookies are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device).
- Data Controller
Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed.
- Data Processors (or Service Providers)
Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller.
We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
- Data Subject (or User)
Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.
Information Collection and Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
Types of Data Collected
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Phone number
- Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
- Cookies and Usage Data
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or the instructions provided in any email we send.
We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
We may use and store information about your location if you give us permission to do so (“Location Data”). We use this data to provide features of our Service, to improve and customize our Service.
You can enable or disable location services when you use our Service at any time by way of your device settings.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
- Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
- Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
- Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
Use of Data
Operation Welcome Home uses the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain our Service
- To notify you about changes to our Service
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
- To provide customer support
- To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
- To monitor the usage of our Service
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues
- To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Operation Welcome Home may process your Personal Data because:
- We need to perform a contract with you
- You have given us permission to do so
- The processing is in our legitimate interests and it is not overridden by your rights
- For payment processing purposes
- To comply with the law
Retention of Data
Operation Welcome Home will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.
Transfer of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.
Disclosure of Data
Disclosure for Law Enforcement
Under certain circumstances, Operation Welcome Home may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Operation Welcome Home may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- To protect and defend the rights or property of Operation Welcome Home
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
- To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
- To protect against legal liability
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Your Data Protection Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Operation Welcome Home aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
- The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
- The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
- The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
- The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
- The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
- The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Operation Welcome Home relied on your consent to process your personal information.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analysing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.
- Piwik / Matomo
We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.
The payment processors we work with are:
Links to Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
PLEASE NOTE: THESE SMS TERMS CONTAIN AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE WITH A CLASS ACTION WAIVER THAT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS. THE ARBITRATION PROVISION AFFECTS HOW DISPUTES WITH AAGB ARE RESOLVED. YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION. IN ARBITRATION, THERE IS NO JUDGE OR JURY AND THERE IS LESS DISCOVERY AND APPELLATE REVIEW THAN IN COURT. PLEASE READ THESE SMS TERMS CAREFULLY.
Opting into Text Messages
By opting into any AAGB text program, you expressly consent to receive recurring marketing text messages that may be sent using an automatic telephone dialing system, by or on behalf of AAGB, at the cell phone number you provide us. By voluntarily providing your cell phone number to AAGB, you consent to receive transactional, operational, or informational text messages at that phone number, including but not limited to order confirmations; event updates, and prize winning notifications. Please note we may not be able to deliver messages to all mobile carriers. Consent to receive texts is not a condition of purchasing any goods or services, and you understand and agree that all text messages may be sent using automated technology.
How to Opt Out and Get Help
To stop receiving text messages from AAGB, you agree to reply STOP to the number sending the message. After replying STOP, you may receive additional communications confirming that your request has been received and processed, and you may continue to receive text messages for a short period while AAGB processes your request(s). If you opt out of one AAGB text messaging program, you will remain opted into other AAGB text messaging programs (if applicable) unless you opt out of those programs separately. If you need further assistance, text HELP to the number sending the message, or contact AAGB customer service at (833) 422-7484. Below is more information on the types of text messages you may receive, and how to opt out of text messages from AAGB. In all cases, consent to receive texts is not a condition of purchasing any goods or services, and message and data rates may apply:
- Mobile Marketing Alerts, SMS Informational Campaigns, and One-Time Offer Campaigns: By enrolling in promotional text programs such as AAGB Mobile Marketing alerts, SMS Informational Campaigns, or One-Time Offer Campaigns, you may receive recurring marketing and informational texts from or on behalf of AAGB at the mobile number you provide when opting in. In some cases, you may text us to enroll. To be removed from these lists, reply STOP; or call (833) 422-7484. For help, reply HELP; or contact www.alaamericangrandbash.com/contact
- Order Tracking: You may provide your cell phone number to opt in to receive text messages about your orders, shipments, and/or deliveries. In some cases, you may text us to enroll. You may receive text messages when your order has been completes. To be removed from these lists, reply STOP.
- After opting out of receiving text messages, you can re-enroll in any AAGB text messaging program by following the instructions for that program. We would be happy to welcome you back.
Message and data rates may apply for any messages sent to you from or on behalf of AAGB, and messages you send to us. If you have any questions about your text plan or data plan, it is best to contact your wireless provider.
Eligibility and Change in Phone Number
Mandatory Dispute Resolution
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY – IT MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT AND TO HAVE A JURY HEAR YOUR CLAIMS. IT CONTAINS PROCEDURES FOR MANDATORY PRE-DISPUTE RESOLUTION, BINDING ARBITRATION AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER.
IRRESPECTIVE OF ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, YOU MUST PROVIDE NOTICE TO AAGB, PURSUANT TO THE PROCEDURES SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION, OF ANY CLAIM WITHIN ONE YEAR OF ITS ACCRUAL OR YOUR CLAIM SHALL BE WAIVED AND TIME-BARRED.
Pre-Dispute Resolution Process: Should you and AAGB have a Dispute (as defined below), AAGB is committed to engaging with you to resolve it. Therefore, for any Dispute that arises between you and AAGB, the parties agree that they will first make a good faith effort to resolve it informally. This informal dispute resolution process is a condition precedent to commencing any formal proceeding in arbitration or small claims court. The parties agree that any relevant limitations period and filing fee or other deadlines will be tolled while the parties engage in this process.
For your Disputes with AAGB, you must first send your name, address, telephone number, email address, and sufficient information for AAGB to identify any transaction at issue; a detailed description of your Dispute; and the nature and basis of your claims and the relief sought, along with the calculation you used (the “Notice”) to the following email address: [email protected]. You and AAGB agree to negotiate in good faith about the Dispute, including through an informal and individualized telephone or video settlement conference if requested by AAGB. If either party to the Dispute is represented by counsel, that party’s counsel may participate, but the party also must personally appear at and participate in the settlement conference. This process should lead to resolution of the Dispute, but if the matter is not resolved within sixty (60) days after AAGB’s receipt of the complete written description detailed above, you and AAGB agree to the further dispute resolution provisions below. This time period will start to run upon receipt of the information referenced above. If the sufficiency of the Notice or compliance with this pre-dispute resolution process is at issue, either party may elect to have this issue decided by a court, and any formal dispute resolution proceeding shall be stayed pending resolution of the issue.
Arbitration: You and AAGB agree that any and all controversies, disputes, demands, counts, claims, or causes of action between you and the Company, or the Company’s employees, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, representatives, or assigns (“Dispute(s)”), shall be resolved through binding and confidential arbitration, except that you or the Company may elect to have a Dispute heard in small claims court if it qualifies for hearing by such a court, provided that an action in small claims may only seek individualized relief and so long as the action remains in that court and is not removed or appealed to a court of general jurisdiction. If the limitations on a small claims court proceeding are deemed unenforceable for any reason, it shall be severed from this agreement and the parties may not elect to proceed in small claims court, and the dispute shall be heard in arbitration. In addition, each party retains the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of a party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property rights. “Dispute” shall be interpreted broadly and shall also include all Disputes that arose before your agreement to these SMS Terms, and which arise after the termination of this agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, issues related to the scope, validity, and/or enforceability of this arbitration agreement are for a court to decide.
There is no judge or jury in arbitration and arbitration procedures are simpler and more limited than rules applicable in court. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, APART FROM THE NARROW EXCEPTIONS ABOVE, YOU AND AAGB ARE EACH WAIVING YOUR RIGHTS TO SUE IN COURT, INCLUDING RIGHTS TO RECEIVE A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT, CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD DECLARATORY OR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF WARRANTED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT AWARD RELIEF FOR OR AGAINST ANYONE WHO IS NOT A PARTY TO THE ARBITRATION PROCEEDING. FURTHER, UNLESS BOTH YOU AND AAGB AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING. IF A COURT DETERMINES THAT PUBLIC INJUNCTIVE RELIEF MAY NOT BE WAIVED AND ALL APPEALS FROM THAT DECISION HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED (OR THE DECISION IS OTHERWISE FINAL), THEN THE PARTIES AGREE THAT THE PARTICULAR CLAIM FOR PUBLIC INJUNCTIVE RELIEF SHALL BE SEVERED AND STAYED PENDING ARBITRATION OF THE REMAINING CLAIMS. IF THIS SPECIFIC PARAGRAPH IS FOUND TO BE UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE ENTIRETY OF THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION (EXCEPT FOR THE JURY TRIAL WAIVER) SHALL BE NULL AND VOID.
Arbitration shall be subject to the Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law, and shall be conducted by Judicial Arbitration Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) pursuant to the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules & Procedures (the “JAMS Rules”) as modified by this arbitration agreement. The JAMS Rules, including instructions for bringing arbitration, are available on its website at www.jamsadr.com/rules-streamlined-arbitration. If JAMS is unable or unwilling to administer a proceeding under this arbitration provision as written, the parties shall agree on a substitute arbitration organization. If the parties cannot agree, the parties shall mutually petition a court of appropriate jurisdiction to appoint an arbitration organization that will administer a proceeding under this arbitration provision as written and applying the selected arbitration organization’s consumer rules. When initiating arbitration, you shall personally certify to AAGB and to JAMS that you are a party to this arbitration agreement and provide a copy or link to it. You shall also personally certify that you have complied with the pre-dispute resolution process detailed above. You agree that you shall personally participate, along with your counsel if represented, in the initial conference with the arbitrator unless the parties agree otherwise.
AAGB will pay its arbitration costs as required by JAMS rules, and in the event that you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to costs of litigation, and you have complied with the pre-dispute resolution process outlined above, AAGB will pay as much of your arbitration filing and hearing fees as the arbitrator deems is necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive as compared to the cost of litigation. Each side shall pay their own attorneys’ fees, costs, and arbitration fees unless the arbitrator finds, among other grounds, (1) that either the substance of a claim or the relief sought is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)), or (2) the claim(s) at issue permit the prevailing party to be reimbursed its fees and litigation costs, and in such instances, the fees and costs awarded shall be determined by the arbitrator consistent with applicable law and with the JAMS Rules. The arbitrator may consider whether a party had previously offered full relief to the other party or whether the proceeding is part of multiple case filings. The provisions of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 shall be applied by the arbitrator. The arbitrator shall be bound by these SMS Terms as any court would be. The arbitrator shall issue a reasoned, detailed decision explaining the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based. The arbitration award shall be binding only as to the parties. The arbitration may consider rulings in other arbitrations involving other claimants, but an arbitrator’s ruling will not be binding in proceedings involving different claimants.
The arbitration may be conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person at a mutually agreed-upon location convenient for you. You agree to appear at an initial conference with the arbitrator and at any hearing, along with your counsel if you are represented. If fifty (50) or more claimants submit Notices raising similar claims and they are represented by the same or coordinated counsel, you understand and agree to the following provisions: (1) you agree that the adjudication of your Dispute may be delayed; (2) you agree that your counsel will negotiate in good faith with AAGB to determine a reasonable staged bellwether process involving a subset of demands not to exceed fifty (50) at a time, each of which shall be adjudicated on an individual basis; (3) only after each of the arbitrations that proceed are adjudicated or otherwise resolved shall the next set of staged proceedings commence; (4) your Dispute shall not be filed or considered properly filed in arbitration and filing fees shall not be due and owing until it is selected for inclusion in this continuously staged, reasonable bellwether process. This process shall continue until all the claimants’ claims are adjudicated or otherwise resolved. The statute of limitations and any filing fee deadlines shall be tolled for your claim from the time of initiation with JAMS until the time your Dispute is selected for a bellwether process, withdrawn, or otherwise resolved. A court shall have authority to enforce this paragraph and, if necessary, to enjoin the mass filing of arbitration demands against AAGB.
As referenced above, this dispute resolution section shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act. It shall survive any termination or cancellation of these SMS Terms. Any amendments to this dispute resolution section shall be prospective only and shall not affect any pending Dispute for which AAGB has notice or pending arbitration proceeding.
YOU AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AND AAGB ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY AND TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
OPT-OUT OF AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE: AAGB’s updates to these SMS Terms do not provide you with a new opportunity to opt out of arbitration if you previously agreed and did not validly opt out of arbitration. AAGB will continue to honor any valid opt outs if you previously opted out of arbitration with AAGB. To opt out of arbitration, you must send a notice via U.S. Mail to AAGB at: All American Grand Bash Legal Department, 1399 Stewartstown Rd, Morgantown WV 26505, or via email to [email protected], and you must provide the following information: (1) your name, (2) your address, (3) your phone number, and (4) a clear statement that you wish to opt out of this arbitration provision. This opt-out notice must be received no later than thirty (30) days after the date you first become subject to this arbitration agreement. If you opt out of this agreement to arbitrate, all other provisions of these SMS Terms will continue to apply to you. Opting out has no effect on any other arbitration agreements that you may have entered into with AAGB or may enter into in the future with AAGB.
Changes to the SMS Terms
These SMS Terms may be updated by AAGB at any time without prior notice. By continuing to be enrolled in any AAGB promotional text messaging program, or by providing your cell phone number for transactional, operational, or informational text messages, you agree to any changes.
For questions about these SMS Terms or AAGB’s text messages, please contact AAGB customer service at (833) 422-7484 or [email protected]
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
- By visiting this page on our website: Contact Page
- By phone number: (833) 4BASHTIX – (833) 422-7484