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
- How the information is used
- With whom information is
- What choices you have about
information collection and use
- The kind of security used to
protect the information
- How you can correct the
If you feel that our company is
Privacy Administrator at
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
information from our users at several different points on our web sites.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
we use their information in a different way. We will use information only in