Effective Date: May 1, 2017
(1) Cookies for Functionality
We use “cookies” (small files placed on your hard drive) on certain pages of the website to help analyze our web page flow, customize our services, measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. A few important things you should know about cookies are that:
- Most cookies are “session cookies,” meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session.
- You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although doing so will interfere with your use of the website shopping cart and checkout process.
(2) Cookies for Analytics
We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
In addition to cookies that allow our shopping cart to function, cookies are also used for Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.
Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.
Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.
Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.
(3) Personal Data
We require an email address to place an order. This email address is used only to contact you with information about the status of your order. We will never send you advertisements or other unrequested email. We will never, ever give your email address to a spammer or any third party. If you need to update the email address registered at our site, please email email@example.com.
The name and address that you supply when placing an order is used only for the processing of your order. Your contact information will never be distributed to any third parties or used for any purposes but the processing of your transaction. Your contact information is saved in our database so that you won’t have to re-enter it each time you place an order, but we will delete your contact information at your request. Email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will keep your Personal Data secure consistent with current industry standards. Security of your Personal Data is of utmost concern to us. Personal Data, once transmitted to us, will be stored on computers that only selected personnel and contractors have access to via password.
In addition, our certified SSL Certificate ensures safe, easy and convenient Internet shopping. Once an Internet user enters a secure area – where, for example, credit card information, e-mail address or other personal data is collected – the shopping site’s SSL certificate enables the browser and Web server to build a secure, encrypted connection. The SSL “handshake” process, which establishes the secure session, takes place discreetly behind the scenes, ensuring an uninterrupted shopping experience for the consumer. A “padlock” icon in the browser’s status bar and the https:// prefix in the URL are the only visible indications of a secure session in progress. (Premium Extended Validation Certificates also display a green address bar color when displaying a secured page.) The 256-Bit Encryption SSL certificate supports both industry-standard 128-bit (used by all banking infrastructures to safeguard sensitive data) and highgrade 256-bit SSL encryption to secure online transactions.
(5) Third-Party Payment Processor
(6) Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act