Privacy Statement for www.THECONNECTIONS.COM
THE ZIPPO CONNECTION has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. THE CONNECTIONS.COM is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. THE ZIPPO CONNECTION collects information from our users at several different points on our website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: www.theconnections.com.
THE ZIPPO CONNECTION will request information from the user on our order form. Here, a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used solely by THE ZIPPO CONNECTION for billing purposes and to fill customer's orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used only by THE ZIPPO CONNECTION to get in touch with the user.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, it is used to keep track of your shopping cart. Cookies, by themselves, cannot be used to find out the identity of any user, read data off your hard disk, or read cookie files created by other sites.
THECONNECTIONS.COM may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that THE ZIPPO CONNECTION 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, THECONNECTIONS.COM.
THE ZIPPO CONNECTION takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as users address or credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'.
Newsletter & Special Offers
If a user wishes to subscribe to the THE ZIPPO CONNECTION newsletter, we ask for contact information such as the users email address. Established users will occasionally receive our newsletter with information on products, services, and special deals. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the unsubscribe instructions in our e-mail newsletter, or by visiting www.theconnections.com.
Notification of Changes
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us here.