During a visit to our website, no information is collected until after an item is added to a shopping cart. When the visitor is shown their shopping cart, they may choose to enter or edit their profile/contact information — name, address, email, and telephone numbers. If the visitor is ready to submit his/her order and has not entered this information, he/she will be required to do so at that time. This information is securely collected and stored on our server. We use contact information only as a means to serve our customers. None of the information collected will be sold to any third party.
After this personal information is collected, a cookie is stored in the user’s browser containing an identification number unique to that user and computer. The cookie is used by us to tie the user to their information on our server. When a user places an item in their cart, we are able to see their cart. This way, if a customer contacts us with a question, we will be able to look at the item(s) in question. Also, we keep record of what items have been purchased by our customers in order to assist us in providing customer service. We do not provide access to the cookie or the information to which it is tied. In addition to the cookie, the user’s browser type is stored on our server to help us in development purposes.
If a customer chooses to pay us through our “Online Credit Card” option, they are required to enter their credit card information through a secure form on our site. Credit card numbers are encrypted and stored on our server until this information is processed and the product is sent to the customer. At that point, card numbers are removed from our server. We do, however, continue to store the type of card, expiration, and the last four digits of the number in order to minimize the customer’s effort should he/she decide to purchase by this method in the future. We keep credit card numbers on file in our office for this purpose only. This information is used ONLY to complete transactions and is never provided to anyone else.