Privacy Policy

Last updated:  December 4, 2020.

This privacy policy describes how we collect, use, and disclose your personal information through our website and online services. This policy does not apply to websites and services offered by other companies or vendors.

Our privacy philosophy

We are not computer scientists nor are we attorneys.  We rely on expert recommendations to help us do the right thing.  We strongly believe the right thing to do is to be careful custodians of everyone’s information.  We treat your information like we want ours to be treated.  We only use your information in a manner that a reasonable person would expect:  answer your questions, mail you stuff you order, and occasionally let you know about something we think is really useful, fun, or just really cool.  We hate getting spammed and assume that you do too.  We use expert recommended security measures and physically protect our computers to keep data safe.  The Internet can be the wild west, but we do our best to keep it corralled under a sheriff’s watchful eye.  And we never, never, EVER deliberately hand over your information to others so we can make an extra buck.  It’s happened to us, and we think that really stinks.

We do our best to protect your personal information, but no security system or method of transmitting data over the internet can be guaranteed 100% safe.  You can and should reduce your risk, but anyone that tells you something is 100% safe is selling you expensive snake oil.

We strongly recommend that you use long and strong passwords.  We are also huge fans of using two-factor authentication for all your money stuff and turning on text notification for credit card and banking transactions.  It allows you to quickly contact your financial institution when something fishy happens to your account – who in turn may be able to have the local sheriff arrest that bandit before they ride off into the sunset.

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What type of information do we collect?

Personal information that may be collected may include:  Name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.  We also collect your purchase and contact history which includes the product purchased, date and amount, payment method, and comments you send us.

We may automatically collect website use information when you visit our site, primarily in de-identified form. The information may include information about your internet service provider, operating system, browser type, domain name, internet protocol (IP) address, your access times, the website that referred you to us, the web pages you request, and the date and time of those requests. Our collection of website information may involve the use of cookies and web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website to, among other things, help us improve our site and your experience. We do share this information with our vendors that help us with our website, we do not share any of this information with third party organizations.

How do we use your information?

Some of the ways we use your information includes:  1) process and manage your purchases and payment of state sales tax, 2) generation of sales receipts, 3) contact you for clarification if we have questions regarding your purchase and 4) occasional communications with you about events or other promotional purposes.

Do we share your personal information with third parties?

We do share your personal information, but in very limited ways:  1) we may share personal information with your consent, 2) we may share your information where it’s required to complete your purchase.  This includes web hosting companies, banking and credit card companies, and other similar organizations, and 3) we may disclose specific information: a) upon lawful request, in response to legal process, and when required to comply with laws or regulations, b) to enforce our agreements, corporate policies, and terms of use, or c) to protect the rights, property, or safety of our staff and others.

We value personal privacy and do our best to keep the sharing of personal and financial information to the absolute minimum we can.  We never, ever, sell or rent e-mail or physical mailing addresses to outside parties

What choices we offer regarding personal information?

We offer some choices for you to request to update or change your personal information and how we communicate with you. Here are some of the ways you can request changes:  1) contact us directly via our “contact us” page information, 2) manual purchase transaction can be arranged if you wish to avoid a web-based transaction, 3) your profile can be deleted from our website, and 4) most modern browsers can be set to warn you when cookies are being sent or to remove or reject cookies. Check your browser help to determine the best way to modify your cookie settings. If you remove or reject cookies, however, it may affect the features and services of our website.

How is personal information secured?

We take physical, technical, and administrative steps to secure your information and to prevent its loss, misuse, unauthorized access, and its disclosure or modification.

While we do take reasonable steps to safeguard your personal information, no system or transmission of data over the internet or any public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Privacy Policy Updates

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. When we do so, we will post the new privacy policy on this page and change the date at the top of this policy. We encourage you to check the date of our policy when you visit our website for any updates or changes.

Questions and Feedback

Please contact us with your questions, concerns, and comments about privacy.