Protection of your personal data, and maintaining your privacy, is your right and our responsibility. We take this matter very seriously, which is why we use not one, but several measures to ensure an absolutely safe shopping experience.
PCI Compliance (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards)
The major credit card issuers created PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance standards to protect personal information and ensure security when transactions are processed using a payment card.
In order to be fully compliant, we conform to the following six PCI requirements:
- Build and maintain a secure network
- Protect cardholder data
- Maintain a vulnerability management program
- Implement strong access control measures
- Regularly monitor and test networks
- Maintain an information security policy
Encryption Security and SSL
Our secure server utilizes advanced data encryption to protect your privacy. When you submit your order, your personal information is encrypted to help prevent others from intercepting this data. All online transactions through our website are secured with industry-standard 2048 bit SSL encryption. This means that when you enter your credit card number into our shopping cart and you press the purchase button, your information goes through a highly secure encryption process which prevents any person on the Internet from seeing your information. Within just a few seconds, it reaches our credit card authorization server and is quickly authorized without any human intervention. As surprising as it may seem, this process is considerably safer than giving your credit card to a waiter at a restaurant.
We Do Not Save Your Credit Card Number
We never save your credit card number. Once you submit your order, your credit card number is simply passed along, via secure, SSL encryption, to the credit card processor's secure processors.
While some customers might prefer the convenience of not having to re-enter their credit card number, for maximum security we have confirmed to the PCI preferred practice of not saving this sensitive data.
We take great care in storing and using your personal information. We never rent, sell, or distribute your customer information, including your email address, to any third party.
We collect no personally identifying information from or about visitors which is not specifically and knowingly provided by those visitors.
We collect information for the following purpose(s) only:
- Completing or supporting an order
- Enabling you to checkout more quickly on future visit
- Contacting you to promote our site or products
Collecting your information when you order allows us to process and mail your order to the address you provide. We will email you an order confirmation and a shipping confirmation.
We may also use your email address to send you an email announcement about our special offers or new products. You may opt out of further mailings through an automatic unsubscribe option on every email.
Access to Customer Information
Our credit card processing company accesses your information only when processing a credit card transaction.
We do not save your credit card number.
We do not make your information available to any third party to use in any other way. We will not rent or sell your personal information to anyone.
We allow you access to all of your collected information to review or change your information at any time.
We use data collection files called ''cookies'' on certain pages. ''Cookies'' are small, harmless files temporarily placed on your computer that enable our shopping cart to work properly. Most cookies are ''session cookies,'' meaning that they are automatically deleted from your computer at the end of a session. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain shopping cart features.