PROTECTION OF CUSTOMER INFORMATION |
We understand the importance of privacy to visitors to our Web site. Our policy has always been to treat what we learn about you as confidential. For example, we will not give or sell confidential or personal information about you to any third party not affiliated with your transaction with us, except as required by law or as necessary to provide services to the customer.
We collect and store information about every visitor so that we can efficiently provide the services demanded by our customers. We use information about our customers to enhance the services we make available to our customers, to enhance our ability to communicate with our customers about additional services they may find of value, to satisfy our legitimate business interests (including performing trend analysis and market studies), to set prices, establish credit, accomplish the billing function, and to comply with government regulations.
As we collect and use information about our customers, we may contract with vendors to assist us in processing that information. These vendors are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are restricted from using the information for any purpose other than helping to provide our services to our customers.
Some of the information collected by us is personal data or data which relates to an identifiable person. Examples of personal data are names, addresses, e-mail addresses, credit card numbers and telephone numbers. We never sell information to third parties that could be used to specifically identify an individual customer or group of customers. Anonymized data, with all names, addresses and other personally identifiable information removed, is sometimes shared with third parties. Finally, we do provide personal data to government agencies as required by law or regulation.
SECURITY AND INTEGRITY OF INFORMATION
We treat our data as assets that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ information security techniques to appropriately protect confidential information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. Access to customer information is limited to those employees who have a legitimate business need for that information.
Our Internet sites are currently located in the United States. Our Internet sites, and their supporting systems, employ generally accepted information security techniques such as firewalls, access control procedures and cryptography to appropriately protect confidential information from unauthorized access.