What Personal Information About Customers Does Website Gather?
The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually improve your shopping experience at Website. Here are the types of information we gather.
Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. This information may include contact information (such as name, address and telephone numbers) or financial information (such as credit card numbers). You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of the services we offer. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, processing orders, and communicating with you.
E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from Website if your computer supports such capabilities. We also compare our customer list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our customers.
Information from Other Sources: We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.
What About Cookies?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide certain features.
Does Website Share the Information It Receives?
Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only as described below.
We share customer information, including name and email address, to a third party, Shopper Approved, for the sole purpose of rating and review collection.
Merchants: We operate the Website Web site as an online catalog for Thomas G. Goldkamp, Inc. We provide order information to Thomas G. Goldkamp, Inc. that may be necessary to process orders . Examples include name, address, telephone numbers, credit card information and the like. Information provided by Thomas G. Goldkamp, Inc. is subject to their own Privacy Policies, which you should consult.
Third-Party Service Providers: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include Web site design, creating and monitoring procedures to communicate with Merchants and process orders, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
Protection of Website and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Website, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.
With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
We reveal only the last five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
Which Information Can I Access?
Website gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with Website for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information.
Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
If you choose to visit Website, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Terms and Conditions, including limitations on damages, and application of the law of the state of Pennsylvania. If you have any concern about privacy at Website, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it.
Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Terms and Conditions will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account.
Brian Goldkamp (brian at tgoldkamp dot com)