Information Collection and Use:
We are the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We collect information from our users at several different points on our website.
We request information from the user on our order form. Here a user must provide contact information (such as name and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the users hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience each time they visit our site.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. We also partner with other third parties to provide specific services. We do not authorize these third parties or the shipping company to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services and ship orders. However, we have no control over the disclosure and use policies and practices of any of these third parties. We will not be held responsible for the actions of any third party. In egregious instances, alternative business arrangements may be pursued with other companies that share the spirit and intent of this document.
This web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Surveys and Contests:
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
E-mail a Friend:
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friends name and email address. We will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the site. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail. The friend may contact us at 517-404-2499 to request the removal of this information from the database.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and off-line. When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry – SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just “surfing.” To learn more about SSL, follow this link [http://www.ssl.com/developers/faq/]. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All of our users information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer care representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees dealing with sensitive users information must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to regain access to user information. As an additional layer of security, the users passwords are encrypted in the website and can only be retrieved by resetting the password. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can contact us.
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