Use of Information by Artletics.com
We gather certain types of customer information in an effort to improve your shopping experience and to communicate with you about our products, services, promotions and contests. Artletics.com may also use this information to make offers to you, help us develop and improve Artletics.com and tailor our site to your interests.
Information Collected by Artletics.com
Artletics.com collects two types of information about users: "Personal Information" (such as name, email address, mailing address and phone and credit card numbers) and "Aggregate Information" (such as information about how many users log on to our sites on a daily basis). For credit card purchases we use BankCard USA (http://www.bankcardusa.com/) to process our credit card payments.
Personal Information Collected Online by Artletics.com
Personal Information is collected online when users voluntarily register with Artletics.com to purchase items, receive electronic newsletters, use community and communication services, answer surveys and enter contests and other promotional opportunities provided on Artletics.com. We also maintain a record of your product interests and purchases online. We may receive personal usage and demographic information from third parties we work with.
Aggregate Information Collected Online by Artletics.com
Aggregate Information is nonpersonally identifiable/anonymous information about you, such as age, gender, types of products purchased, pages you access most frequently or search terms you enter. Aggregate Information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by that compiled information. For example, the number of people who shopped at Artletics.com who are 25 years of age is Aggregate Information that does not personally identify a specific user. Tracking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses is one method of collecting Aggregate Information about your activities online and information volunteered by you. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Web. The computers, which deliver the Web pages to you, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from our site, our servers log your IP address.
Sharing Information Collected Online with Third Parties, Consultants and Affiliates
Artletics.com does not share, sell or trade with third parties your Personal Information gathered online, such as email addresses, Personal Information collected as part of an online survey or other specific details about you. We do not contribute to or participate in cooperative databases, which give other companies access to such Personal Information. For privacy purposes, all information relating to our customers is stored on a highly secure server, and all credit card information is stored in an encrypted format.
Artletics.com may share Personal Information gathered online with consultants for any internal business purpose and may also divulge Personal Information if such information is required for Artletics.com to comply with any valid legal process, such as a subpoena, search warrant, statute or court order, or if Artletics.com believes that membership has been used to commit unlawful acts or acts that may endanger the health or safety of another user or of the general public. In addition, Artletics.com receives personal usage and demographic information from its affiliates and from third parties and uses this information to improve our products and services.
Artletics.com may share Aggregate Information with affiliates and consultants for any internal business purpose and with third parties for their advertising and promotional purposes.
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Protecting your order information is a priority for us. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect the security of your online order information. To check the security of your connection, look at the lower left-hand corner of your browser window after accessing the server. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending on your browser), then SSL is active and the server is secure. You can also double-check by looking at the URL line of your browser. When accessing a secure server, the first characters of the site address will change from "http" to "https." Some versions of browsers and some firewalls don't permit communication through secure servers. In that case, you won't be able to connect to the server and therefore won't be able to place an order through a secure connection. If you cannot access the secure server for any reason, please print our shopping page and place your order by phone at 1.800.920.4924.
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If you prefer not to receive information from Artletics.com, either by email or postal mail, please let us know by sending us an email at email@example.com. Please be sure to include your full name, email address, postal address and any message. Please note that such requests may take up to six to eight weeks to become effective.
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Information posted to message boards, chat areas, club and home pages is available to the general public. Please use caution when posting any such information. Although Artletics.com strives to protect our users' privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any Personal Information you provide in these areas. Users under the age of 18 should be particularly careful not to provide any personally identifying information while using chat rooms or message boards. Users of chat areas and message boards must also follow acceptable standards of behavior when posting messages online. Artletics.com reserves the right to, but is not obligated to, refuse or delete any content that in our sole discretion is considered inappropriate.
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Corrections To Personal Information Collected Online
You can ask us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a summary of any Personal Information that Artletics.com has retained about you. We will send such information for review only to the email address that we have on file for the visitor name that is associated in our database for such information. If at any time you wish to change, correct or update your Personal Information, or have it removed from our database, please contact us by sending an email to email@example.com. Please be sure to include your email address, full name and postal address.
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You can ask us by an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a summary of any Personal Information that we have retained about you. You may be required to fill out a short release form to authorize the sending of such information to you. We will send such information for review only to the email address or, if specifically requested, to the postal address that we have on file that is associated in our database for such information. If at any time you wish to change, correct or update your personal information, or have it removed from our database, please contact us by sending an email to email@example.com. Please be sure to include your email address, full name and postal address. In addition, you may contact us to do so at 1.800.920.4924