Sharing Information With Other Parties
Personal Information We Collect From You Directly
There are several situations in which it is necessary for us to collect personal information about you, including but not limited to when you contact us with questions or purchase our product over the phone or via this website. The personal information we may collect includes but is not limited to: contact information such as name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, age, financial payment information such as credit/debit card number, expiration date and CCV number.
While our website will never require a user to register in order to view the site, order product or contact us, if you choose to register possibly in order to access privileged areas, leave messages on our message board, or post on our blogs, we may collect such personal information including but not limited to: account registration information such as username, password and profile information; information about your intended use of our products or website.
Information We Collect by Automated Means
In order to better optimize our website, customize services, measure the overall effectiveness of our online content, determine key demographics, evaluate marketing strategies, etc., we may collect certain information by automated means when users visit our website. This information may include but is not limited to internet protocol address, information about your web browser software and version, how you arrived at the website, the uniform resource locator of a linking page, your activity on the website, your “search” activity on the website. Additionally, like most other companies, we may use “web beacons,” “cookies,” and/or similar technologies to allow us to track your use of the website and/or determine whether email messages or newsletters have been opened and the internet protocol address of the computer on which they were opened. You may be able to disable cookies on your personal web browser, but please be aware that without cookies enabled you may not be able to fully utilize all features of the website. Finally, we may combine this automatically collected information with the other information we collect from you as described above.
Information We Share
As specified above, we currently do not share the personal information we collect from you with third parties except when necessary to provide you with requested services or evaluate and maintain our website. Information we may share about you includes but is not limited to personal information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf including providing web hosting, database management services, credit card/order processing, market research and sending communications for us. We do not authorize service providers to use or disclose the information except as is necessary to perform services on our behalf.
We may disclose your personal information if we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business assets, participate in a merger, or declare bankruptcy. We may also disclose your personal information if we believe it is necessary to prevent financial loss or physical harm, investigate suspected or known illegal activity, if violations of our contracts occur, or if needed to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, other lawful requests from government authorities or if needed to comply with other legal obligations.
Safeguards To Protect Your Personal Information
We go to great measures to ensure your personal information is as secured as possible when you place an order, enter or submit personal information. We make sure that all our servers are secure. Our third party providers include Market Media LLC (www.marketmedia.com) for web design, Go Daddy Operating Company LLC (www.godaddy.com) for web hosting, and Flagship Merchant Services (www.flagshipmerchantservices.com) and Authorized.net (www.authorize.net) for credit/debit card processing, order processing and financial record keeping. These providers may have access to your personal information. They fully comply with the legal requirements for providing the identified services and use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, encryption technology and/or other similar technology to ensure your personal information is protected. Please read the privacy policies of these companies by following the provided links in order to be fully informed of the methods used to ensure your personal data is secure.
You can quickly check to ensure our site is secure for processing payment information by looking at the website address. When viewing a page that requires the input of personal information, the page will be secure if the address begins with “https.” While we will strive to ensure that all information we ask you to provide and all information we collect from you is secure, no data transmissions over the internet or stored on a server can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We therefore cannot guarantee, warrant or absolutely ensure the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and we are not responsible for the theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information by us or by any of our authorized service providers. If you prefer not to transmit information over the internet, you are welcome to contact us using the toll-free number listed on our website in order to make inquires or purchase products.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
We take the safety and protection of children very seriously. We comply with the requirements of COPPA. We do not intentionally collect any information from anyone under the age of 13. Our website, product and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years of age or older.
Operated Within The United States
This site is U.S. based. Information we collect about you may be stored, processed and accessed in the U.S. By using this site, you consent to the transfer, storage and processing of personal information about you in the U.S.