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Privacy Statement

Information Collection and Use
Tropical Scrapbooking is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.  We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.  Tropical Scrapbooking collects information from our users at several different points on our website. 

Order
We request information from the user on our order form.  Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date).  This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer’s orders.  If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.

Registration
In order to facilitate use of our website, a user may register.  This enables the user to Logon and avoid having to enter their contact data each time they place an order.  During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and email address).  This information is used  as with Orders above.  This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer’s orders.  If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.

Cookies
Our site uses cookies to tract your order.  A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive that uniquely identifies each customer.  Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site.  For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site.  If a user rejects the cookie, you may not be able to purchase from our site, as we can not track which products you are purchasing.

Log Files
We use anonymous customer ID numbers to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  Anonymous customer ID numbers are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing
We do not share your personal information or aggregated demographic information.

We use outside shipping companies to ship orders, and credit card processing companies and other payment companies (such as PayPal)  to bill users for goods and services. Credit card processing companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. Please see PayPal's Privacy Statement for their policies regarding user information.

We have contracted with Overture services, Inc. (“Overture”) to monitor certain pages of our Web site for the purpose of reporting web traffic, statistics, advertisement 'click-throughs', and/or other activities on our site. Where authorized by us, Overture may use cookies, Web beacons, and/or other monitoring technologies to compile anonymous statistics on our Web site visitors. No personally identifiable data is collected by or transferred to Overture. For more information about how the information collected by Overture is used, please see Overture’s privacy policy at:
http://www.content.overture.com/d/USm/legal/privacy.jhtml.

Links
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we [TROPICAL SCRAPBOOKING] are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.  This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Security
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information.  When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. 

When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers and expiration dates), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL (Secury Socket Layers).  While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just ‘surfing’.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line.  All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices.  Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. 

Newsletters, Special Offers, and Product Updates

Upon request, users can sign up to receive occasional information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. This service is only available to those who request it.  To sign up for such newsletters and notices, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Users may also remove themselves from this list by clicking on the unsubscribe at the bottom of every newsletter email. 

Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), the user may logon and update their personal data provided to us.  Additionally, user information can be deleted by clicking here to send an email requesting the deletion of their account. 

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our website so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it.  If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email.  Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

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