Information We Collect
We recognize your right to confidentiality and are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information that we collect on our Sites to provide you with a superior shopping experience and to communicate with you about products and promotions offered through the Sites. When you place an order through the Site, we may ask you to set up an account which includes a username, your name, email address, mailing address, credit card number and expiration date, as well as certain other information, as applicable. We may also collect information on what pages users access or visit, as further described below.
Information Automatically Collected
We automatically receive and collect certain types of information whenever you visit our Sites. For example, like many web sites, we use “cookies” and obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses our Site. This information includes the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer, geographic location as determined by your IP address, your browser software and operating system, your web server, the date and time you access the Site, session information (such as download errors and page response times), information about your viewing, search and purchase history, and information about the referring URL and the URL clickstream to, through, and from our Sites. We use this information to monitor the usage and performance of our Sites, to enhance our customers’ search and shopping experiences, and to determine aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns. If you choose to configure your browser to remove or reject our cookies, you will not be able to make purchases from our Site or take advantage of many of our features.
Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
We protect all of your information against unauthorized access or release. We may, but will not necessarily, share your personal information with third parties only as follows:
As You Direct – If you direct, we will release personally identifiable information to your authorized representative, specified marketing partners, or such other person or entity as you may direct.
When you place an order through the Site, your personal information and credit or debit card information are encrypted using industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption technology before being sent over the Internet. We use SSL technology to prevent your information from being stolen or intercepted while being transferred to us and once we have received it. Your credit card information is always stored in encrypted form in a restricted-access database that is away from our Site database so it is not connected to the Internet, to keep it safe. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
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Notice to California Residents
Subject to certain limitations under California law, if you are a California resident, you may ask us to provide you with (a) a list of certain categories of personal information that we have disclosed to certain third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year; and (b) the identity of certain third parties that received personal information from us for their direct marketing purposes during that calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective September 2013