Personal information provided on the website and online credit card transactions are transmitted through a secure server. We are committed to handling your personal information with high standards of information security. We take appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative steps to maintain the security and accuracy of personally identifiable information we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as employing electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access. Our website uses encryption technology, like Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), to protect your personal information during data transport. SSL encrypts ordering information such as your name, address, and credit card number. Please note that e-mail is not encrypted and is not considered to be a secure means of transmitting credit card information.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Generally, you may browse the website without providing any personally identifiable information. However, we may ask you to provide personally identifiable information at various times and places on this website. In some cases, if you choose not to provide us with the requested information, you may not be able to access all parts of this website or participate in all of its features. We receive and store any personally identifiable information you enter on the website whenever you shop with online, through our catalogs, or in our stores, or information you give us in any other way, such as by subscribing to our catalogs, e-mail, or mobile messaging. For example, we may collect the following personally identifiable information: your name, address, telephone number, mobile telephone number, birth date, and e-mail address. If you use a credit or debit card, we will collect your card information, which you can choose to store for future use or not. If you choose to store your card information, it will be stored securely by our card payment gateway, not on our website. If you pay by check, we will securely store an image of the check. If you use one of our services, or participate in one of our e-mail lists, surveys, promotions, or sweepstakes, we may ask for additional information, such as your age, interests, or product preferences. From your purchases and other interactions with us, we obtain information concerning the specific products or services you purchase or use. When you visit this website, our web server automatically collects anonymous information such as log data and IP addresses, and may collect general information concerning your location. We may use the automatically collected information for a number of purposes, such as improving our site design, product assortments, customer service, and special promotions.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We use the information we collect for various purposes, including:
- To complete your purchase transactions
- To provide the services you request
- To send you information about our products and other offerings by e-mail
- To send you our catalogs and other offerings by mail
- To identify your product and service preferences, so we can notify you of new or additional products, services, and promotions that might be of interest to you
- To notify you of product issues or provide other information concerning products you have purchased
- To improve our merchandise selections, customer service, and overall shopping experience