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PRIVACY STATEMENT

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for ShopGaithersburg.com network of web sites.

To demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we are disclosing:

  • What information is gathered/tracked
  • How the information is used
  • With whom information is shared
  • What choices you have about information collection and use
  • The kind of security used to protect the information
  • How you can correct the information

If you feel that our company is not abiding by this posted privacy policy, you should contact the Privacy Administrator at ShopGaithersburg.com.

Information Collection and Use ShopGaithersburg.com and its affiliates are the sole owners of the information collected on our sites. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

ShopGaithersburg.com collects information from our users at several different points on our web sites.

Registration

In order to use certain of our services, a user must first give their contact information (such as name and email address). This is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest.

Ordering

To complete an order a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this information is used to contact the user.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive that contains no personally identifiable information but helps users save time while on the site, e.g. not having to log in a password more than once. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie terminates. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. For example, the user will not be able to participate in any of our Sweepstakes, Contests or Drawings. Cookies also help us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

Some of our business partners use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies. To find out more about how one of our advertising representatives manages information privacy, please visit www.247media.com.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing

We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We partner with other parties to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of all web sites that collect personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our web sites.

Surveys & Contests From time to time our sites request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation is voluntary and the user may choose whether or not to disclose this information (such as name, shipping address, zip code, or age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used only for purposes of monitoring or improving the service and satisfaction delivered by this site.

Security

Our web sites take every precaution to protect our users' information, both online and off-line.

When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software in the industry -- SSL.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All of our users' information is restricted in our offices and the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information:

If a user's personally identifiable information changes, or if a user no longer desires our services, we will always try to provide an easy way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. Choice/Opting-out. Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information.

Users who no longer wish to receive materials from our partners may opt-out by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email. Our users are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties, so they can choose to proceed or not. Notification of Changes. We will post any changes in our privacy policy on our Homepage. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in a different way. We will use information only in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

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