Privacy and Security

PRIVACY AND SECURITY

At Cork Pops, Inc., we realize that your privacy is important to you. We collect certain information about you to enable us to do business with you, and to enhance your experience while using our website. We do not share this information with anyone else, except where necessary to complete a purchase that you have authorized. We reserve the right to change our policy in the future, and the most current version will always be posted at www.corkpops.com/Privacy.html

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Your name, phone number, address, email address, and credit card information are collected at the time of purchase, because they are necessary to ship your order and complete payment to us. We use your email to send you a confirmation of your order. Your credit card information is transmitted through a secure (i.e., encrypted) connection, and stored in a secure location within Cork Pops. Only authorized personnel have access to your credit card information. We understand your concern over the safety of this information, and we have taken steps to protect it.

You have the opportunity to set certain User Preferences which shape your experience on our website. This information is associated with you, and is used to improve your use of our site. However, you do not have to set any User Preferences at any time, and you can always reset your Preferences to the default setting.

We collect some information about what areas of our website you visit. We analyze this data to determine what is of interest to our customers as a group, and thereby improve our website, but we do not analyze it to find out any more about what you are interested in as an individual.

We also collect information so that we can design our website to be viewable and useful for the majority of our clients. Therefore, we collect information such as your browser version, IP address, referring urls and other pertinent information.

At the time of sign-in (if you opt to), we ask you for your email and postal address so that we can notify you of discounts and special offers. Some of these discounts can only be taken advantage of through the email or mailings you receive. If at any time you find that you are receiving any email or postal mailings from us that you do not want, please email us at cancel@corkpops.com.

SHARING OF INFORMATION

Currently, Cork Pops does not share any personal information about you with any other company, organization, or individual, except where necessary to complete a purchase that you have authorized or in cases where required to by state or federal law under court order or subpoena. However, Cork Pops occasionally needs to share aggregate demographic or statistical information with our business partners.

Cork Pops may, from time to time, send you information on behalf of trusted Business Partners that we feel would be of particular interest to you, based on information you've elected to give us. In those cases, none of your personal information is revealed to our Business Partners. You can opt-out from receiving this information at anytime by emailing us at cancel@corkpops.com.

Cork Pops does have links to other sites throughout our web pages. Should you choose to follow one of these links, since you are moving to another site and since we are not responsible for their privacy policies or how they treat information about their users, we encourage you to read their privacy statements.

We reserve the right to change this policy in the future. If you ever have any concerns about what our current policy is, you can always go to www.corkpops.com/Privacy.html to see the latest version.

COOKIES

Cork Pop's website places a single cookie on your local machine when you visit us. It contains a string of nonsense letters and numbers, and is what allows our web server to recognize you from page to page on our site. It is not linked to you as an individual at any time.

At no time are cookies used to track where you have been either before or after you visit Cork Pops website. No other website can access any information about you from the cookies we may store on your local computer. You do not need to have cookies "enabled" (i.e., turned on) to browse our site.

SECURITY OF OUR DATA

Whenever you submit an order to Cork Pops, you can do so over a secure (i.e., encrypted) connection. This ensures that your personal information is not at risk. Additionally, we encrypt your credit card information and store it in a secure location, which can be accessed only by authorized personnel.

If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns whatsoever about this policy, we encourage you to contact us at security@corkpops.com.

HERE'S HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS PROTECTED:

From your browser, over the Internet, to our Server...
Whenever we ask you to submit any personal information to us, we establish a secure connection using advanced encryption technology. Once that secure connection is established, any information you send us over the internet comes encrypted, which means it can't be read by anyone until it reaches us here.

Once your information reaches Cork Pops...
Your information is accessible only to certain highly-placed personnel at Cork Pops. We use the information to contact you, to complete any transaction (if you've bought from us), and that's it.

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