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
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.