Privacy and Cookie Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website (www.akifitness.com), served by Al Khayyat Investments LLC and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user's computer hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by extern vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Contact & Communication PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When we use the terms “personal information” or “personal data” in this Privacy Policy, we are referring to information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is reasonably capable of being associated, directly or indirectly, with an individual. Personal information does not include information that has been modified in a substantial way so that it no longer can reasonably identify or be linked to an individual.

Depending on your interactions with AKI Fitness or Befit, we may collect personal information including your name, address, telephone number, employer, email address, Site password, demographic information, some physical condition information or financial information when you visit the Sites, create an account with us, or register a product or purchase with the Sites. Some of our sites also offer you the option to interact with, capture, or save information through the Sites such as photos or forum posts.

We collect information through cookies and beacons on our Sites including your IP address, how you use the Sites, and what you have searched for and viewed with the Sites. The information automatically collected will be associated with other personal information we have collected about you. We also automatically collect information about the devices you use to interact with our Sites including your device identifier, web browser, and precise geolocation (with your knowledge and consent).

Additional ways in which personal information is collected and processed are as follows:

Information You Provide

Precise Geolocation Information. We may offer products and services that require us to collect your precise geolocation. In such instances, you may be required to allow AKI Fitness to collect your precise geolocation, with your knowledge and consent, to provide you with that product or service. If you choose not to provide us with your precise geolocation information, these products and services will not function properly and we will not be able to provide them to you.

We will also use this precise geolocation information for analytics purposes and will share your precise geolocation information with certain third parties, including but not limited to dealers and parties who provide targeted advertising and analytics services.

Information Request. If you request information about our products (e.g., order a brochure, a catalogue, or a magazine), we will ask you to provide personal information and details, such as your name, email address, telephone number, intended use of the relevant product, interests, etc. You may choose to provide additional comments and requests. We, or the authorized dealer in your area, will use your details to send you the information you request and may use this information to communicate with you in the future about our products or services.

Newsletters and Other Communications. We may offer online or offline newsletters and other communications about our products, services and promotions. When you sign up to receive these communications, we ask you for personal information, such as your name, postal address and email address. We, or the authorized dealer in your area, will use the information to send you the communications you request and to communicate with you about our products and services.

Product Registration. If you register a Befit brand product you purchased online, we will ask for your name, email and postal address, dealer and product details, and optional household and demographic information.

Feedback, Surveys, or Contests. We may offer you the opportunity to participate in online surveys, solicitations, or contests. Information we request includes contact information (such as e-mail address) and demographic information (such as number of family members and income ranges). Participation in surveys, solicitations, or contests is completely voluntary. Therefore, you have a choice as to whether to disclose any information. We, our business partners, or the authorized dealer in your area, will use the information provided to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor or improve the use of one or more websites or advertising, and to provide aggregated information for marketing analyses.

Online Sales.

AKI Fitness Site. Our branded merchandise is offered for sale by AKI Fitness. If you transact with AKI Fitness via our site, your order and payment information will be collected to process orders. Your information will be collected either by AKI Fitness or by an authorized third-party payment processor.

Owner’s Programs or Rewards Programs. From time to time, some of our Sites may offer owner’s programs, reward programs, or coupons and request contact information and information on your product purchases, so that we can enroll you in these programs and communicate with you.

Product Registration. From time to time, some of our Sites may offer online product registration. By registering your product online, you agree that we, our business partners, an authorized dealer/service provider, or third-party advertising agency may contact you related to the product registration for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, providing product notifications, as required by law, for customer service and/or warranty assistance, to maintain AKI Fitness databases and business processes, and/or to contact you for purposes otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy.

Referral Service. From time to time, we may offer a referral service that allows you to inform your friends and other acquaintances about products and/or information contained on (or through) AKI Fitness website. If you elect to use such a referral service, the following will apply: email address(es) will be collected for the purpose of sending a one-time email for which you will be noted as the sender of such email. AKI Fitness will be a service provider facilitating such delivery.

Information We Collect Using Cookies and Other Technologies

We collect certain information by automated means when you visit our Sites, such as how many users visited our Sites and the pages accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our Sites to our visitors. We collect this information through various means such as “cookies” and “web beacons.” In addition, we may collect IP addresses, as explained below. For more information regarding our use of cookies, please refer to our separate Cookie Policy.

Cookies. As described in our separate Cookie Policy, like many companies, we use “cookies,” pixels, and similar technologies on our Sites. Cookies are pieces of code placed on your devices when you visit certain websites. We use cookies and similar technologies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited us before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify features of the Sites in which you may have the greatest interest. Cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular website.

Most web browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies and other internet technologies, how to be notified when placed on your device, and how to disable them. Please note, however, that without these technologies you may not be able to take full advantage of all the features and functionality of the Sites.

Web Beacons. As described in our separate Cookie Policy, certain pages on our Sites contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears; the URL of the page on which the beacon appears; the time the page containing the beacon was viewed; the type of browser used to view the page; and the information in cookies set by the third party.

IP Addresses and Mobile Device Identifiers. An IP address and mobile device identifier are unique identifiers that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our Sites, we view the IP address or identifier of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We then use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand the general locations of the visitors to our Sites. We also use this information to enhance our Sites.

PURPOSES AND LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL INFORMATION

The personal information we collect is processed for the following purposes:

  • To serve the functions of the Sites;
  • To manage everyday business needs, such as administration and improvement of the Sites;
  • To respond to your requests and provide information and communicate with you about our products and services;
  • To register an online or offline account;
  • To process your order or other transactions, including warranty and product registration, claim, or request, and provide related customer service.
  • To provide you with information about financial options for the purchase of our products;
  • To analyze the Sites’ performance and functioning;
  • To prevent fraud; to enforce the Sites’ Terms of Use; to comply with applicable laws and corporate reporting obligations; and to enforce AKI Fitness agreements;
  • To analyze how you and others use the Sites, to prepare aggregated trend reports, and to perform other market research;
  • To provide you with online advertisements and marketing emails based on your interests;
  • To facilitate your interaction through our Sites with other consumers, including through social networking; and
  • To send you further notices, promotions, solicitations, brochures, or other marketing materials regarding our Sites, our products, and the services of our businesses, affiliates, business partners, or authorized dealers.
Email Newsletter

This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. You may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website's email newsletter program. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list]. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

Subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites). The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email. This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.