The security of the information regarding your order is very important to us. We use the 256-bit Secure Socket Layer protocol combined with credit card number encryption, to protect the security of your online order information. SSL technology encrypts your order information to protect it from being decoded by anyone other than SWIMMING CAP SHOP .
Once you reach the buy page your computer will begin communicating with our server in secure mode. You can tell that you are in secure mode by the following:
- The "http" in the web address will be replaced by "https"
- Depending on the browser, you will see either a padlock (Microsoft Internet Explorer, AOL, Netscape Communicator) or a solid key (Netscape Navigator) in the lower section for the browser window.
Only browsers that use the 256-bit Secure Socket Layer protocol are able to order through the SWIMMING CAP SHOP website. If your browser does not support SSL, you can get an upgrade at Microsoft's or Netscape's home page.
INFORMATION COLLECTION & USE
swimhatstore.com has a guest checkout process, and doesn't require the completion of a registration form. Though you can register during checkout or at any time while shopping, we strongly encourage you to first complete the registration form [and/or create a user name and password]. During registration you are required to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to contact you about the services and products on our site in which you have expressed interest.
If you request our newsletter during registration, you will receive an email asking to verify your request.
SWIMMING CAP SHOP , Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on swimhatstore.com . SWIMMING CAP SHOP collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our Web site.
If you purchase a product from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). We do not accept orders from persons less than 16 years of age.
We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
Upon placing an order you will receive an email confirming your order and inviting you to receive our newsletter.
USES OF INFORMATION
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the "Choice and Opt-out" section.
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes.
We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, clear gifs, [and/or third party sources] to create a "profile" of your preferences. We tie your personally identifiable information, and your purchasing history, to information in the profile, in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers and to improve the content of the site for you. We share your profile together with your personally identifiable information with third parties.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
We do not share aggregated demographic information about our user base ever.
We DO NOT Share Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties.
We do not use an outside shipping company to fulfill orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
We DO NOT use other third parties to provide delivery of newsletters. When you sign up to receive our newsletter, we will not share your email address and name.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our company.
We provide you the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For example, if you purchase a product/service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on our order form.
As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file.
We set a persistent cookie to link your shopping cart to you. Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.