What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on the site as a site member, place an order, enter a contest or sweepstakes, respond to a survey or communication such as e-mail, subscribe to a newsletter, back-in-stock notification. Loyalty or affiliate program, or otherwise participate in another site feature.
When ordering or registering, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously (as a “guest user”).
We may also collect information about gift recipients so that we can fulfill the gift purchase. The information we collect about gift recipients is not used for marketing purposes.
Like many websites, we use "cookies" to enhance your experience and gather information about visitors and visits to our websites. Please refer to the "Do we use 'cookies'?" section below for information about cookies and how we use them.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, purchase products, enter a contest or promotion, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
-To personalize your site experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
-To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
-To quickly process your transactions.
-To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.<br />
If you have opted-in to receive our daily-deal or other e-mail newsletter(s), we may send you periodic e-mails. If you would no longer like to receive promotional e-mail from us, please refer to the "How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?" section below. If you have not opted-in to receive e-mail newsletters, you will not receive these e-mails. Visitors who register or participate in other site features such as marketing programs and 'members-only' content will be given a choice whether they would like to be on our e-mail list and receive e-mail communications from us.
How do we protect visitor information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. 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. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All sensitive/credit information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our databases to be only accessed as stated above. We do not store credit card information within our system for any purposes. For more information on how our payment processor (Paypal) stores/processes/uses such information, please visit paypal.com.
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 recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. For example, we use Google Adwords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network.
You can set preferences or opt out of interest-based advertising from Google entirely by adjusting your Google Ads settings. Please be advised that if you turn cookies off, you may not have access to features that are designed to make your site experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly. If you experience issues using our website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice, except as described below. The term "outside parties" does not include www.texasfolklife.org or its subdomains ("*.texasfolklife.org") or related websites. It also does not include website hosting partners, our technology or “app” providers and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable (“aggregate”) visitor information may be provided to other parties for the purpose of assisting us with marketing, advertising, analysis or other uses.
How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?
If you wish to opt-out of our promotional emails, please follow the "unsubscribe" or "adjust email preferences" links listed in the email content. (Please note that due to email production schedules you may still receive any emails already in production during the time that you submit any changes to your email preferences).
To modify or delete your online account information from our database, please use this online form to send us a message. Please note that we may maintain information about individual sales transactions and certain other particulars in order to service that transaction and for record keeping purposes.
Third party links
In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may include third party links on our site. These linked 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 linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).
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This policy was last updated on: September 26, 2018.