We value our customers and we are aware of the need to protect their rights. The information we collect from our customers will not be shared, sold or rented to any third party. We need to collect pertinent information like name, email address, mailing address and phone numbers. The information will be used solely to process the orders. Credit card information will be collected as well to be used for billing purposes. Occasionally, the company would send emails to announce hot deals such as sales or special events like the launching of new products or website-sponsored contests. The email address will be used as well if the customer has opted to receive newsletters but in no way would the email or the mailing address be used for any other purpose. Customers that would not want to be informed about these events or any other information from us are given the choice to opt out when they set up the account. The IP address of the customer will be collected as well to resolve concerns associated with the shopping cart and other problems that may be encountered with the website’s server. The IP address though will never be linked to any information personally identifiable to the customer.
The company takes all necessary precautions to protect the online and offline information collected from the customer. Unauthorized access of the information will be prevented by firewalls and other security measures. Information is kept in a secured database that is made available ONLY to authorized individuals. Online information is protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the industry standards software that encrypts the sensitive online information like credit card numbers. Security of the customer’s information is safe because a digital key created by SSL will be shared only by the receiver and the sender of the information. To everyone else, the transmitted information will be indecipherable. Mailing address and other offline information is kept and maintained in a restricted section that is only accessible to authorized personnel.
Just like any other website, we have partner websites that make browsers aware of our products. Through the Google Adsense program we serve ads on our partner websites to provide our customers with enhanced online shopping experience. Relevant ads are delivered to our clients through Third Party and other Google applications. Cookies are now commonly being used by most e-commerce merchants. These are small pieces of data or alphanumeric identifier that we transfer to the hard drive of the client’s computer. Every time an item is added to the shopping cart, the cookies will in effect monitor the purchase made. The data collection, the storage as well as the reporting services will be done by our third party service partners. Is there a possibility that the privacy of the client will be compromised? NO! These third party service partners will help our company provide our clients with personalized and enhanced shopping experience by making the site more efficient and browser friendly. But these partners are never permitted to use the information in any way. Protecting the privacy of our clients is our priority.