We will take reasonable precautions to keep your Personal Information from unauthorized access, modification, or misuse.
Any and all credit (or otherwise sensitive) information is supplied by you, it is transmitted by use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, maintained in encrypted form, and use is subject to the limitations set out above.
Why We Ask for Information about You
When you access our website, it helps us to help you if we ask for certain information. You benefit because we are able to personalize and tailor our service to your needs, and to make notes about what products you prefer, so we can be sure to continue to offer you all the best of everything you want. Whether you come to our website to purchase products, enter a contest, help us with a survey, use any of the special features our site contains, or just as a result of surfing the web, the information you provide to us will be helpful in one or more of the following ways:
Any transactions you make while on our website can be processed efficiently and without unnecessary time and stress to you.
Customer Service inquiries will be handled more quickly and more personally.
We offer special features such as sales, promotions, contests, and surveys, and the information you provide helps us know what you would most like to see on our website and to facilitate your use of such features.
When you register with our site and/or participate in certain features offered, you will be given an opportunity to request that we send you periodic e-mails with special offers and information to keep you current on the features of our site. If you decide at some future time that you no longer wish to receive such offers and notices, you will be quickly able to remove your address from our mailing list.
Types of Information Requested and Collected
· Anytime that a visitor accesses the website, we collect information from them in order, for example, to allow their entry into a contest, to receive their input from a survey or direct e-mail contributions, or to facilitate their participation in any of the many other features offered on our site.
· Basic information such as your name, e-mail and surface mailing addresses, telephone number, details of credit card and/or other payment methods are necessary in order to access many of the features on our site. If you elect to do so, you are able to view our site without providing any information about yourself, anonymously. If you are purchasing something as a gift for another individual, we will need their information for purposes of processing only, and we will not use their information for marketing.
· Our website, like most others, utilizes “cookies” so that you will be recognized when you visit and will have a head start to a smooth experience. More information about “cookies” and how they are used is set out below.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Your personally-identifiable information will not be disclosed to outside parties, whether by trading, sale, or any other transfer, except as set out below, without providing advance notice to you. Other websites owned and operated by our own company do not constitute an “outside party”. Other parties such as partners in website hosting, or those who provide assistance to our company for website operation, conduct of business, or other services to us or to our customers, are not considered “outside parties” for the purposes of this provision, and provision of information to such parties is contingent on their agreement to maintain the confidentiality of all such information. Compliance with law, enforcement of company/site policies, and protection of the safety, property and rights of ours or others are conditions which will constitute grounds for release of your information, only as needed to satisfy said purposes.
Generic information, not personally identifiable as to our site’s visitors, may be disseminated to third parties for other purposes, including but not limited to advertising and marketing.
Removing or Modifying Your Account Information
You may make any changes to your information by signing into your account on our site. There, you may modify or cancel your
· E-mail subscription requests; and/or
· Shipping and billing address Information; and/or
· Payment information
Removal of all your information contained in the “My Account” section of our website will constitute deletion from our database. Note, however, that information about your individual sales transactions may be maintained for purposes of recordkeeping and in order to be able to respond to inquiries or issues that may arise with respect to said transactions.
“Cookie” Purposes and Uses
Cookies are commonly transferred to the hard drive of your computer, via your Web browser. They are small files that sites such as ours utilize to “remember” your computer so that you will be recognized on future visits. Cookies remember what you purchased, the last time you visited, and they also help us know your personal preferences and potential needs, as they tell us what previous use and access you have had with our website in general. This allows us to improve our service to you and enables you to experience a smooth and easy visit each time you return to our site. Keeping “cookie” records of your online transactions and activities helps us keep our site current and tailored to your changing needs.
We may utilize the services of third-party providers to process and exchange information so that we are better able to understand and satisfy our site visitors. Such providers are prohibited from using the information they collect for us for any purpose except assistance to our company for improvement of both our offerings and the site operation.
You have two choices with regard to cookies: Using your browser (such as Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) settings, one option is to ask your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent. You are also able to choose to refuse or turn off cookies altogether. For assistance, refer to the Help menu in your browser. If you refuse all cookies, then many of the features in a website that would ordinarily enable you to have a more efficient, or even more smoothly-functioning experience may be unavailable to you. You will still be able to place an order by contacting our customer service department by telephone.
Use of Website by Minors
Acknowledging that many persons under the age of majority are actively utilizing the internet, we suggest that parents use software or on-line services designed to control the activities of children online, including prevention of said child(ren) providing personal information such as names and addresses without parental permission.
Any and all minors who register with our site and/or participate in features including but not limited to contests or promotions, are required to provide our site with the same personal information as is required of adults for said purposes. If we are made aware that the visitor is a minor, we reserve the right to decline their registration or to ask for permission from parent(s), although we are under no obligation to do so.
With regard to cookies (see above), our site may utilize all such data collected regarding the private information of such minors in order to tailor popular and appropriate service based on the age of the child.
Our site is required by law to protect personal information of all minors; and accordingly, all such information is maintained in secured network with access limited to authorized staff only.
Parents or legal guardians may view their child(ren)’s private information, subject to said parent or guardian providing our site with legally-acceptable proof of their parental or guardian status.
Links to Other Sites or Third Parties
For purposes of enhancing the value of your visit to our site, you may find links to third parties as you browse our content. Any such linked site has its own separate and independent interests and policies, especially as regards privacy of information; and this site is not liable or responsible for the content or activities of said third party sites, nor for any impact of a negative nature which might results from our visitors’ accessing of said links. We ask your assistance in protecting our site’s integrity and reputation, and we welcome and encourage any feedback about such linked sites, including notification as to a non-functioning link.
Changes to Privacy Policies
Changes on policies respecting privacy will be posted to this page as they occur. Any such changes shall apply only to information which was collected subsequent to the publication of said change, and it is the responsibility of the visitor to periodically review these policies and to familiarize themselves with their current provisions.
Acknowledgment and Consent to Policies
Your choice to visit our site automatically constitutes acknowledgment, consent and acceptance of our privacy policies, as set forth above, including collection of information and subsequent use thereof.
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