We identify internet protocol (IP) addresses of our visitors to 1) help diagnose any problems with the way our website functions, 2) learn how people use the website, 3) identify a visitor who has created a shopping cart, and 4) gain a broad demographic understanding of our visitors. We use Google Analytics for much of this and the information it provides us includes which browsers visitors use, which country their IP address belongs to, and how they reached the website, such as clicking on a link or by using a particular search engine. We don’t collect any personal information unless you place an order with us.
Any information you provide us in placing an order–such as your name, address, or email address–is not shared with anyone else except for what is necessary to protect your payment and to deliver your order to you. Credit card companies often require address verification and, obviously, shipping companies need your address to deliver your order.
We do not automatically add your name to our electronic mailing list. You must specifically choose to add yourself to this list during the order process (and our mailing list service will ask you to confirm your choice so that there is no ambiguity). If you are on the electronic mailing list and wish to be removed, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the unwanted email. This is the simplest way to take your name off the list.
We never sell our mailing list to anyone, or even share it with really nice people who are doing good things. We may sometimes include an offer from a third party in one of our mailings if we think there is a chance many of our customers will be interested. Once you go to that third party’s website, their privacy practices govern what happens.
We never supply information about gift recipients to anyone else except in the same way as described above in the first paragraph under Registration Information. We do not add gift recipients to our mailing list unless they specifically request it.
OTHER INTERNET LOCATIONS
If you participate in various social networking sites with us, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, please keep in mind that most of your activities there can be seen by other people and that the operators of those sites have their own privacy policies which we do not control.
We like to think that nothing that happens at kitchenartsandletters.com will ever be of interest to any law enforcement agency. We feel strongly that your browsing and buying are your own business. However, we may be legally compelled to divulge information in certain circumstances, or in a case where we need to act to protect ourselves or someone else from malicious acts or any other kind of harm.
We want your information to be as secure as possible. Payment information is not stored on our website. It is collected and used by Authorize.net, which provides our payment processing and has an excellent reputation for security. Any payment information which you provide to us in person or by telephone is stored off-line.
We are located in the United States of America and our policies and actions are governed by US law. These laws are not the same as in other countries and you may not enjoy the same protections under them as in the country from which you access our site. If you use our site and submit information to us, you are agreeing to abide by US laws.
We may update this policy from time to time as our site develops, laws change, or as we see the need to protect your interests and ours. Please check this page regularly to stay up to date.