The Information We Collect and How We Use It
The Site is a general-audience website, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you should not and may not provide any personal information to us through or on the Site.
When you order online, we collect your name, shipping and billing addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail address, and preferred shipping methods in order to deliver your orders promptly and to the proper location. When shipment for a gift is made to someone else, we also collect the recipient's name and address. Your credit card information is used for billing purposes.
Throughout our site, we provide our customers with the opportunity to receive e-mails or mailings that, for example, introduce new products, notify you of special offers, and announce upcoming promotions. We will always give you the option of whether or not to receive these. If you would prefer not to receive such information in the future, please see the Removal from Mailings section.
The Site may allow you otherwise to contact us and submit a message, request, or other other comments or other content (individually and collectively, “User Message”) or make requests. During those processes, we may collect your name, name of your company or organization (if applicable), the nature of that company or organization (if applicable), address, city, state, e-mail address, and other contact or similar information. We may use that information to contact you in relation to the subject of your User Message. If you have indicated that you would like to receive e-mails or mailings from us apart from the subject of your User Message, we will use your contact information to send you e-mails or mailings that, for example, introduce new products, notify you of special offers, and announce upcoming promotions. If you would prefer not to receive such information in the future, please see the Removal from Mailings section.
We may release personal information when we believe release is necessary to comply with law. We may also exchange information with third parties for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
We may use third party organizations that assist us in delivering electronic mail or coupons, providing customer service, or shipping products to you. They may use personal information to perform their functions.
If we acquire or merge with other companies, or were to be acquired, customer information is generally one of the transferred business assets.
We track IP addresses (the Internet address of your computer) for system administration purposes. IP addresses are logged per the user's session and help us determine how often areas on our site are visited. In most cases, we view and delete the information immediately. We never link an IP address to a specific customer.
The Site has security measures in place intended to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We are committed to the protection of your personal and order information. We use the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to ensure that all the information you provide is encrypted and cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet. SSL is a worldwide industry standard for such sensitive transactions.
Removal from Mailings
To be removed from our e-mail or mailing lists, you may respond to the e-mails that we send out with your request for removal, or you may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. There may be some lag time between our receipt of your request and our being able to update our lists. Thank you for your patience in this regard.
The Site may include links to other websites owned or operated by third parties. We may do this for the convenience of you and other users of the Site, but we do not have control over the operation of these third-party websites. Please consult those websites’ privacy policies or otherwise with the owners or operators of those websites to learn about any information collection or usage at or by those websites.
Notification of Changes
If at some point in the future, there is a change to our information usage practices that affect your personal information, we will post these relevant changes on the Site.
Effective Date: May 7, 2010