Dress Downs is concerned about your privacy and the security of your personal data. We have made a strong effort to ensure that your personal information is safeguarded. This notice explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about how your information is collected and used. It discloses the privacy guidelines for Dress Downs. This notice is available on our homepage and on pages where personally identifiable information is requested.
In a few areas on our Web site, we ask you to provide information that will enable us to enhance your site visit or to follow up with you after your visit. It is optional for you to participate.
We receive information from you when you:
· Place an order
· Subscribe to regularly scheduled e-mails
· Sign up for one of our services
· Participate in a sweepstakes or other promotional offer
· Provide feedback in an e-mail
We may ask for your name, e-mail address, phone number, address, age, type of business, customer number, credit card number and expiration date. We may also request personal preference information that is needed to register or subscribe you to services or offers, or make product recommendations.
USE OF INFORMATION
Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we do not sell it to others. Name, address, phone number, customer number, and credit card information are used to ship and bill orders and for future marketing purposes. In addition, phone number and customer number are used in case there is a problem with your order and customer service needs to contact you. Personal information allows our websites to make product recommendations to you. If you provide us with your e-mail address, you may receive periodic e-mail promotions and special offers. We also gather data on visitor’s movements through our sites. This information is used to improve our service to you and to administer our websites. Data on visitors’ home servers is aggregated for internal review. The aggregate information on what pages are visited is used to improve the site content and also for error tracking purposes related to the functioning of the site. Individually identifiable e-mail addresses are not captured or stored for future use, unless you choose to communicate with Dress Downs by posting a message to Dress Downs.
If you provide Dress Downs with your e¬mail address, you may receive e¬mails from us. If you do not want to receive marketing or promotional e¬mails from Dress Downs please contact us and add “Opt in to email” in the body of the message.
WEBSITE CONTENT POLICY
Content included on or comprising the Website, including information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material (collectively “content”) are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, and/or other proprietary rights. All content is copyrighted as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws and Dress Downs owns, to the fullest extent allowed by such laws, the copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such content. Except as expressly authorized or licensed, you may not copy, modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, lease or rental of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part.
THIRD PARTY POLICY
Third Party Marketing is defined as a company that has no direct relationship with Dress Downs customers. Third parties will not contact you as a result of your subscribing to our e-mail newsletter and promotions lists except through advertisements within the newsletters themselves.
COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
Dress Downs is committed to the security of information collected on our sites. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Private account information is located behind a firewall; it is not directly connected to the Internet. Information behind the firewall on the customer server is not available to unauthorized computers. The firewall is a recognized industry standard.
Encryption is a process by which we use software to scramble sensitive information while it is in transit to Dress Downs. We use Secure Socket Layering (SSL). SSL technology is the industry standard for secure online transactions. It is based on a key that has two different parts: public and private. The public part of the key is distributed to those you want to communicate with. The private part is for recipients’ use only. When you send personal information to us, you use our public key to encrypt your personal information. That means if your information is intercepted during the transmission, it is scrambled and very difficult to decrypt. Once we receive your encrypted personal information, we use the private part of our key to decode it.
COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN'S PRIVACY
Protecting the online privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, Dress Downs voluntarily complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and the US Federal Trade Commission’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. (16 C.F.R. Part 312). We neither collect nor maintain information at our site from those actually known to be under the age of 13, nor is any part of our sites directed to children under the age of 13.