Last revision 10/10/2012
Previous revision 6/27/2012
Except for billing, delivery and legal requirements preparednesszone.com (Preparedness Zone) DOES NOT SHARE any personal information of our patrons, including email addresses, PERIOD. If a third party approaches us with a product or service of a substatially potential value to you, WE may send you a notice about that product or service. If you wish to contact the company spoken of you may do so at your descretion. Otherwise, no company other than Preparedness Zone and its shipper and billing provider will ever see or have access to your personal information including name, address, phone number, email, etc.
Our commitment to your privacy is more than just a printed statement; it is how we live, work and act.
Preparedness Zone is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement explains data collection and use practices of the preparednesszone.com site (the "Site"). By accessing the Site, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy statement.
Information Collection and Use
If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date).
We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
Communications from the Site
We will communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the products you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We DO NOT share aggregated (group) demographic information about our user base with any third parties. We DO NOT use Google Adwords or allow any third party advertising on the PreparednessZone.com website. If a product or service is deemed worthwhile at our sole descretion, we may include a link to that product's or service's website. No where on PreparednessZone.com is your information collected and viewed by anyone else.
Aggregate Information (personally identifiable)
We DO NOT Share Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties with the exception of the Agents listed below.
We use outside shipping companies to fulfill orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
We DO NOT link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
We use session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.
If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, may be limited.
Clear Gifs(Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
We may employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information.
Links to Other Sites
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Preparedness Zone. Please be aware that we, Preparedness Zone, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). All payments are processed through PayPal, one of the most secure and reliable credit card and other payment type companies in the world. We constantly watch and monitor how PayPal and other companies are working and how they handle attempted hacker attacks. PayPal is simply the best we know of at this time.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can email us at [email protected].
In the event Preparedness Zone goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
Changes in this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.