Privacy Protection against Identity Theft
You are rightly concerned about identity theft and privacy of your e-mail address and credit card information. Here's our policy in a nutshell: We never give, rent, or sell your private information to anyone.
With your secure connection to our credit card service your sensitive
information is protected. Your order information is encrypted from the time you type it in until the time we fill the order -- and beyond. We have several safeguards against hackers trying to steal your information.
We respect the privacy of our newsletter subscribers, customers, contacts, those who answer our surveys, and those who fill out our questionnaires. It is our policy:
- 1. Choice and consent. To respect the purpose for which our site visitors gave us information. We give users choice and consent over how their personal information is used, and remove names immediately upon request.
- 2. Third party use. To not sell, rent, or loan our subscriber or customer lists to third parties for e-mail marketing. While we sell advertising in our e-mail publications to other companies, we never allow third parties any other use of these subscriber lists.
- 3. Unsubscriptions. To send our periodicals only to those who request them (that is, opt-in). We immediately unsubscribe those who request it through convenient unsubscribe links in every e-mailing. Our welcome message to subscribers and every issue of our newsletters clearly explain how to unsubscribe. We keep our subscription lists as clean as possible to prevent obsolete e-mail addresses to take unnecessary bandwidth.
- 5. Security. To store subscriber and password files with personal information in a secure manner. We store such files in areas not accessible to Web browsers, behind password protection, or off-line.