Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is very important to us. We take our obligation to safeguard and secure your personal information very seriously. We want you to understand how we protect your privacy, and how and when we collect and use visitor information.

Information We Collect

    • We collect information when visitors register on the site, place an order, enter a contest or sweepstakes, respond to a survey or communication such as e-mail, or participate in another site feature.
    • When ordering or registering we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information, or for other information. However, you may visit our site anonymously.
    • We collect information about gift recipients so we can fulfill the gift purchase. The information we collect about gift recipients is not used for marketing purposes.
    • Like many websites we use “cookies” to enhance your experience and to gather information about visitors and visits to our website. Please refer to the Cookies section below for more information about cookies and how we use them.

How We Use Visitor Information
We may use the information we collect from visitors when you register, purchase products, enter a contest or promotion, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

    • To personalize your site experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings that interest you most.
    • To allow us to better respond to your customer service requests.
    • To quickly process your transactions.
    • To administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other site feature.
    • If you have opted-in to receive our e-mail newsletter we may send you periodic e-mails. If you no longer would like to receive promotional e-mails from us, please use the link provided in the last email we sent you to opt-out or remove yourself from our mailing list. If you have not opted-in to receive e-mail newsletters, you will not receive these e-mails. Visitors who register or participate in other site features such as marketing programs and ‘members-only’ content will be given a choice whether they would like to be on our e-mail list and receive e-mail communications from us.

How We Protect Visitor Information
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and who are required to keep this information confidential. When you place orders or access your personal information we offer the use of a secure server. All sensitive information, including payment details, that you supply are transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then is encrypted into our secure databases.

Our website is 256-bit SSL encrypted for maximum security.

How We Use Cookie Information
Cookies are small files that a website or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow them). Cookies enable the website’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and to capture and remember certain information. For example, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity. This enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this by changing your browser settings (in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera). Each browser is a little different so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you will not have access to many features that make your Internet experience more efficient, functional, and enjoyable. Disabling cookies will also cause some of our services to function improperly. However, you can still place orders over the telephone by contacting Customer Service.

Third Parties
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties unless we provide you with advance notice, except as described below. The term “outside parties” does not include AAUW Salem. It also does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce our site policies, or to protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third Party Links
In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may include third party links on our site. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have neither responsibility nor liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).

Changes To Our Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy we will post those changes on this page. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change.

Questions and Feedback
We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy or any other issue.

Online Policy Only
This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section that establishes the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.

Your Consent
By using our website you consent to our privacy policy. AAUW Salem will occasionally update this privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review our privacy policy to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the information we collect.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2011

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