Because your privacy is important to me, I’d like to explain what information is collected when you visit this web site, why it is collected, and how it is used. I’d also like to explain your options to access and control your information, our data security practices and other matters.
What information do I collect from you and why
If I collect personal contact information (as described below), you may later access and modify it, and remove it from my system. You may choose simply not to provide personal contact information by opting-out at the point of collection.
If you were to purchase from me through payment buttons such as PayPal, I will request your name, street address, or other “real world” contact information. This is necessary to ship your order to you. If you purchase from one of my affiliates, they will be the ones to collect your information, not me.
Your actual payment information (i.e., your credit card information) (if you were to buy from me) is handled by the service I use to process that information (in my case PayPal), and no one in my company will ever see it, or have access to it. All I get from them is your shipping address and contact information, the items you want, and the pricing of the order…..nothing else.
This information is used to complete and support the immediate activity requested, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be disclosed only to my staff, to my immediate agents, or law enforcement authorities with a properly executed search warrant.
When you use my Site that requires payment to me, the only personal information I collect is what was described above. You may later modify the information, and have it removed simply by using the unsubscribe button, or contacting me. You may choose simply not to provide actively gathered information by opting-out at the point of collection. If I employ an outside agency to manage an opt-in list for me, you may choose to add your name and email address to my emailing list to be notified of new products or temporary specials that I may have from time to time. You will have immediate access to your information through the outside vendor’s web site, and can remove your information at any time.
As you browse my Site, I may gather navigational and click-stream data that shows what pages are visited and how long various features are used. My current services for that is Google Analytics. This information cannot reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. I use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, to help us determine my future sales tactics, and to comply with any requirements of law. It is also used to see how people in general are using my site, in order to help me determine where I am holding my customer’s attention, or losing customers, so that I can modify my site to make it a better experience for my customers. This information may be disclosed only to my staff, my immediate agents, or law enforcement authorities with a properly executed search warrant.
Certain Exceptional Disclosures
I may disclose your information if necessary to protect my legal rights or if the information relates to actual or threatened harmful conduct. Disclosure may be required by law or if I receive legal process.
What are cookies? Why do I use them?
How do I protect information I collect?
I offer secure web pages to collect certain kinds of user information and I store certain kinds of data in encrypted form. I follow reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of data stored on my system. While no computer system is completely secure, I believe the measures implemented by my Site reduces the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved. I am also notified by email of any action on the site, and can take action immediately to render the situation harmless.
Once you make a choice to purchase something and hit the “buy now”, “add to cart” button, or “shopping cart” buttons you are taken to a highly secure PayPal (or other payment processor) page, and are no longer on my site. When payment is completed you are then usually returned to a hidden “thank you” page on my Site.
How long do I keep user information?
I generally keep user data on my server or in my archives for as long as I reasonably need it. I may alter this practice according to changing requirements. For example, I may delete some data if needed to free up storage space. I may keep other data for longer periods if the law requires it. In addition, information posted in a public forum could stay in the public domain indefinitely.
Also, to facilitate bookkeeping, product flow, and for backup purposes, I may physically print orders and other necessary paperwork, which is later secured in my private office files. No paperwork is kept longer than three years, after which it is cross-cut shredded and destroyed.
Data management requests are administered in an orderly manner to the extent feasible and within my direct control. Note: I have greater control over recently collected data than for archived data. Once data is removed from the system and archived, it may not be feasible to accommodate specific requests. In those cases, my general data retention policy applies.
Your consent to this policy, i.e., my Terms of Service
This Site operates AS-IS and AS-AVAILABLE, without liability of any kind. I am not responsible for events beyond my direct control. This Policy is governed by the laws of the United states and the individual states affected, excluding conflicts of law principles. Any legal actions against me must be commenced within one year after the claim arose, or be barred.