(last updated on 8/18/2014)
While more detailed information follows, here is an overview of our policy:
- We do not give or sell personal or confidential information about you, your company, or your account to any third party that isn’t affiliated with your transaction except as required by law, or as necessary to provide you with the services you requested, or as requested and authorized by you.
- We use state-of-the-art security technologies to protect your personal information from disclosure or theft.
- We provide the means for you to change your personal information or to request its removal from our database.
- We provide some personal information to those third parties who must access that information in order to meet your needs (e.g., shipping companies, credit card processing services).
- We provide anonymous information about eStore use and product purchase trends to your company in order to assist with the ongoing product and inventory decisions related to the eStore.
Collecting Information About You
In general, you can visit our web pages without telling us who you are or providing any personal information about yourself. We may track the Internet domain address from which people reach this eStore as well as other anonymous information about your visit and analyze this data for trends and statistics-but in these instances you will remain anonymous unless you voluntarily tell us who you are. This anonymous information is used to help us improve the performance of the eStore, administer the site, and analyze trends.
To provide you with the best possible customer service and/or to fulfill your order or request, there are times when we ask you to provide information about yourself. Those times include when you purchase a product, subscribe to email updates, participate in promotions or sweepstakes, etc. The information we collect may include your name, shipping/billing address, telephone number, email address, and credit card information (if you are making a personal purchase). In some cases, we may also collect information about the division or department in which you work, your work cost center, and other work-related information (on work-related purchases). We also maintain a record of your online product purchases.
Providing personally identifiable information is always your choice; however, if you choose not to provide this information you may be unable to purchase products or access some promotions or services through the eStore.
How We Use Information About You
We use the personally identifiable information you provide for internal purposes-to provide the services and carry out the transactions you have requested or authorized, including processing and authorizing credit cards, confirming and tracking your order, providing updated information regarding your order or request, and in general to provide you with excellent and effective customer service.
We also use this information to make your shopping experience easier so that you are not required to repeatedly enter the same information, to allow you to keep track of your favorite eStore items and past orders, and to make it easy to shop during several sessions.
Although unlikely, in certain instances we may disclose your personally identifiable information when we believe the law requires it.
Except as otherwise described, your personal information will not be shared outside of Photosportsusa.com and its controlled subsidiaries and selected service providers without your permission.
Use of “Session Cookies”
Our eStore uses “session cookies”. We use these to remind us of who you are, to identify the web site from which you linked to this eStore, track your IP address, tailor our products and services to suit your interests, estimate our audience size, assist our merchants to track visits and sales, to process your order, track your status in our promotions, and to analyze visit patterns. You can generally set your browser to not accept cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.
A session cookie is a small data file that is placed on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a web site. A session cookie expires immediately when you close your browser; a persistent cookie stores information on the hard drive so when you end your session and return to the same web site at a later date, the cookie information is still available.
Keeping Your Information Secure
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of personally identifiable information provided to us through this eStore or other ordering mechanisms. These include secure servers, passwords, firewalls, encryption software, and security software.
To safeguard your information, our eStore uses Secure Sockets layer (SSL) technology to pass information from your computer to our web servers. Along with other information, SSL encrypts your credit card number, name and address so only we can decode this information. Please note that email is not encrypted and is not considered to be a secure means of transmitting credit card information.
Credit card information is stored on our servers in an encrypted manner so that it only be read by those individuals and processes necessary to complete your purchase transaction. Photosportsusa.com routinely purges credit card information once a transaction is complete.
You can verify that your transaction is secure by looking at the bottom status bar of your browser window. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (these symbols are determined by your specific browser), the SSL is active and your information is secure. If for some reason you are unable to connect to our secure server, please call the customer service number listed on this site.
Links to Other Web sites
This site may contain links to other web sites, including a link back to your company’s main site and/or to sites hosted by Photosportsusa.com partners and offering special product opportunities. These links are added with permission of your company. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other web sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies on these sites before voluntarily disclosing your personal information.