Privacy Policy

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We recognize that you are concerned how your personal information is used. We have created this Privacy Policy to inform you of our information collection, use and sharing practices.

Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered through anectote.com and do not necessarily reflect our practices with respect to information gathered through other channels.

What information is collected and stored?

We collect and store information that you enter into anectote.com. For example, when you open an account or place an order, we collect and store some or all of the information that you provide: name, billing address, shipping address, email address, telephone number, and credit card number and expiration date. This information is used to provide the products and services that you have ordered or requested, to process and ship orders, to send order and shipping confirmations and to provide customer service. This information also may be used to contact you about sales, special offers and new site features, unless you have opted not to receive promotional communications from anectote.com.

We collect and store certain other information automatically whenever you interact with anectote.com. For example, we collect your IP address, browser information and reference site domain name every time you visit anectote.com. We also collect information regarding customer traffic patterns and site usage. This information is used to analyze and improve the customer service experience at anectote.com.

Also, like many other web sites, we use "cookies", which are files stored on your computer's hard drive by your browser. Cookies do not contain personally identifiable information. Cookies help us to identify account holders and to optimize their shopping experience. Cookies also allow us to hold selections in a shopping cart when a user leaves anectote.com without checking out. Cookies are not used on anectote.com to store your account information; this information is stored securely on our server. When you log into anectote.com with your username and password, we will assign you a secure session id. Our server then passes your information to you through this secure session id. Also, we will use cookies to monitor and maintain information about your use of anectote.com. Cookies are also used to track the identity of the web site you visited immediately prior to visiting anectote.com; otherwise, we do not track information about your use of other web sites. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. We recommend that you leave cookies "turned on" so that we can offer you an excellent shopping experience.

We also may collect and store information about you that we receive from other sources, to enable us to update and correct the information contained in our database and to provide product recommendations and special offers that we think will interest you.

Do we collect information from children?

No; anectote.com is a general audience website and is not directed for use by children. We do not intend to collect personal information from anyone who is under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you should not provide any personal information to us and you should use anectote.com only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

Do we share information?

We do not share with others, or sell or rent to others, any personal information that you provide to us through anectote.com, except with your consent or as described in this Privacy Policy.

We engage third parties to perform services in connection with the operation of our business. Examples of these services include payment processing and authorization, fraud protection and credit risk reduction, product customization, order fulfillment and shipping, marketing and promotional material distribution, web site evaluation, data analysis and, where applicable, data cleansing. We provide personal information to these third parties, but we authorize them to use this information only in connection with the services they perform.

We may release personal information if we believe in good faith that: the law or legal process requires it; we have received a valid administrative request from a law enforcement agency; or such release is necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of  anecdote and anectote.com or any of our respective affiliates, business partners, customers or others.

We may share non-personal information with our marketing partners, advertisers and others from time to time. Examples of such non-personal information include the number of users who visited anectote.com during a specific time period or purchased a specific product through anectote.com. This information generally is shared in an aggregated form.

As with any business, it is possible that as our business develops, we might sell or buy brands, stores, or other assets. In such transactions, information about customers often is among the transferred assets. Accordingly, in the unlikely event that Anecdote.com , or substantially all of our respective assets, are acquired by a third party, such information may be one of the transferred assets. Under such circumstances, anecdote.com, as the case may be, would to the extent possible require the acquiring party to follow the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

What steps are taken to keep information secure?

We use various security measures, including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology, to protect personal information that we collect.

If you place an order through anectote.com, you will be asked to set up an account and provide an email address and password. You must provide an appropriate email address and password in order to access account information. In order to help protect your personal information further, you should be careful about providing your password to others. If you wish to cancel a password, or if you become aware of any loss, theft or unauthorized use of a password, please contact us immediately.

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