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RibbonSmyth.com Customer Privacy Policy

 

General Privacy Policy Statement

RibbonSmyth.com is extremely proud of our commitment to protecting your privacy online. We value your trust in us and will work hard to earn your confidence so that you can enthusiastically use our services and recommend us to friends and family.

Our Privacy Policy promises never to sell, rent, barter or share with any third party, personally-identifying information collected during your use of the Site without your prior permission. From time to time we may reveal general statistical information about our Site and visitors, such as number of visitors, number and type of goods and services purchased, etc., but we will never reference you by name or specific address. Your trust and confidence are our highest priority. This Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how this site collects, uses and safeguards the personal information you provide to RibbonSmyth.com, to assist you in making purchases, and to give you an opportunity to make informed choices about the management of personal information about you.

Security to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information

RibbonSmyth.com has partnered with a number of experts to employ the highest standard of Internet security methods and technologies. The system uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to protect all sensitive personal information including credit card number, name and address. This information is then encrypted, using 128-bit encryption, both as it transmitted to, and stored in the database. In short before your information ever leaves your PC, it is encrypted and protected by our security measures.

Information collected by RibbonSmyth.com is stored in a single, secure database, accessible only by RibbonSmyth.com management. Other communications you may have with RibbonSmyth.com Inc. via telephone, email or letter may not be secure unless RibbonSmyth.com Inc. advises you that security measures are in place prior to your sending information. Therefore, if you choose to communicate with RibbonSmyth.com Inc. through these means, you are assuming the risk of doing so and RibbonSmyth.com Inc. requests that you do not send or post sensitive information through these means. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be communicated through our Site at least 10 days in advance of implementation. Information collected before changes are made will be secured according to the previous Privacy Policy.

What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use it?

When you visit this site you may provide RibbonSmyth.com Inc. with two types of information: personal information you actively choose to disclose ("e;Active Information"e;) through making a purchase or contacting RibbonSmyth.com Inc., and use information collected, in a way not visible to you, on an aggregate anonymous basis as you and others browse this site ("e;Passive Information"e;).

From time to time, RibbonSmyth.com may contact you to request feedback on your experience using the Site, to assist us in improving the Site, or to offer special savings or promotions to you, as a Site user. If you would prefer not to receive notices of special savings or promotions, you may simply opt-out from receiving them by replying to RibbonSmyth.com using the "e;OPT-OUT"e; hyperlink provided.

Active Information You Disclose For Purchase.If you make a purchase, RibbonSmyth.com Inc. collects your name, billing address, billing phone number, email and credit card information. RibbonSmyth.com Inc. uses such information only for processing your order and to contact you via email if you indicated that you wished to be placed on our mailing lists. If you choose to contact RibbonSmyth.com via email, letter or telephone, RibbonSmyth.com Inc. may retain such information also. We do collect and store the names, addresses, credit card numbers and other personally-identifying information of customers who make purchases. This information is saved in a secure environment and is kept for our records making it easier for you to use our services on return visits.

Passive Information Collectedour site utilizes a standard technology called "e;cookies"e; to collect Passive Information about how this site is used. We do not connect any of this information to your personal information or email address so that you remain anonymous. We use Passive Information to gather general information about users of this site. The Passive Information is also used to enhance the design of this site to make it easier, faster and friendlier to use. Additionally, cookies help RibbonSmyth.com Inc. know information about how many people visit this site, when they visit and how they use this site. If you do not wish to transmit "e;cookie"e; information about yourself, you may turn off the cookie function in your web browser; please consult the "e;Help"e; section of your browser to correctly do so.

What is a Cookie?Cookies are a feature of web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, etc.) software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a site. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser to simplify subsequent interactions with that site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transaction on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from site to site and to complete transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.

How You Can Access or Change Your Personally-Identifying Information

To protect your privacy and security, we will verify your identity before granting access or making changes to your personally-identifying information. If you have registered your information when making a prior purchase on our Site, your user name and password are required in order to access your personal information.

Sharing Information with the Government or As Otherwise Required by Law

We may be required by law or government agency to disclose both Active and Passive Information you have provided to RibbonSmyth.com Inc. and will do so if required by law or subpoena.

Links

This web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that RibbonSmyth.com is 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.