Fair Information Practices
'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and
information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact,
get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable
Information in accordance with our website.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your
name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site or enter information on our
How you can remove your data?
To remove your account and all your data, go to Configuration -> Settings and click on
"Remove All My Data" link at the bottom of the settings form.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up
for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site
features in the following ways:
• To personalize your experience and to
allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
• To send periodic emails regarding your
order or other products and services.
How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
An external PCI compliant payment gateway handles all CC transactions.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a
limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the
information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure
Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order to maintain the
safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on
Do we use 'cookies'?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's
hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to
remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences
based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use
cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better
site experiences and tools in the future.
• Understand and save user's preferences
for future visits.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you
can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little
different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If users disable cookies in their browser:
If you turn cookies off it will turn off some of the features of the site.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable
Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and
other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as
those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is
appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for
marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on
our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no
responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to
protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They
are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online
company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally
exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See
more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
Can change your personal information:
• By logging in to your account
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do
Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13
years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade
Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators
of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United
States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws
around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is
critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following
responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
• Within 7 business days
We will notify the users via in-site notification
• Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have
the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the
law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that
individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements
for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells
out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to
inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
• Process orders and to send information
and updates pertaining to orders.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects
or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an
advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our
business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing
services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using
the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you
• change your settings in Configuration ->
Settings form, or
• follow the instructions at the bottom
of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from the correspondence.