Privacy Policies

Collection of your Personal Information

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you to provide a service or carry out a transaction that you have requested such as receiving information about Quoizel products and services, entering a contest, ordering email newsletters, joining a limited-access premium site or service, signing up for an event or training, or when purchasing. The personal information we collect may include your name, title, address, home phone, day time phone, email, and credit card information.

Cookies and Other Computer Information

This site employs cookies to recognize you and your access privileges on Quoizel.com, as well as to track site usage. “Cookies” are small files or records that the site places on your computer hard drive to collect information about your activities on the site. Users who do not accept cookies from the domain Quoizel.com may not be able to access certain services and/or areas of this web site.

The Site may collect certain information about your visit, such as the name of the Internet service provider and the Internet Protocol (IP) address through which you access the Internet; the date and time you access the Site; the pages that you access while at the Site and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site. This information is used to help improve the site, analyze trends and administer the site.

Use of your Personal Information

The personal information collected on this Site will be used to operate the Site and to provide the service(s) or carry out the transaction(s) you have requested or authorized.

When you sign up for a newsletter or agree to receive promotional e-mail, Quoizel.com may use customized links or similar technologies to track e-mail links that you click. We may associate that information with your personal information in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or purchase information. Each e-mail communication includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to stop delivery of that type of communication.

Control of your Personal Information

Except as otherwise described in this statement, personal information you provide on the Site will not be shared outside of Quoizel and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your permission.

Links to Third Party Sites

Our site contains links to web sites owned and operated by third parties, over which we have no control. Privacy policies on such linked sites may differ from our own. If you have concerns, please read the privacy policy of a linked site before divulging any personal information.

Security of your Personal Information

Quoizel is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. Additionally, when we transmit sensitive personal information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. This encryption applies to users viewing our site using Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 or higher, Netscape Navigator 2.0 or higher, or America Online 3.0 or higher.

Children’s Privacy

Our products and services are marketed for purchase by adults. However, consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a subscriber is under the age of 13 and has registered without prior verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her personally identifiable registration information from our files. Please note: we may nevertheless maintain a record of that person’s name and address in a “do not register” file to avoid subsequent registration by a child under the age of 13.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We retain the right to change this Privacy Statement. We will post changes to this page in a timely manner. This statement was last changed 1/1/2006.

Fraudulent Charge Protection

Quoizel offers a “Safe Shopping Guarantee”. If a third party obtains your personal information from a purchase made with Quoizel and used that information to perpetrate a credit card fraud, you are protected. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, your bank may hold you liable for up to $50 of fraudulent charges. If your bank holds you liable for any portion of the $50, Quoizel will cover up to the entire $50.

Quoizel will cover this liability if the unauthorized use resulted through no fault of yours from purchase made on the Quoizel secure server. In the event of unauthorized use of your credit card, you must notify your credit card company in accordance with its reporting rules and procedures.

Contact Us

If for any reason you would like to contact us with questions about our privacy policy, please email us at it@quoizel.com.

Vermont Privacy Statement

Vermont law places additional limits on sharing information about Vermont residents so long as they remain residents of Vermont. In accordance with Vermont law, Quoizel will not share information we collect about Vermont residents to companies outside of Quoizel except: (1) As permitted by law; (2) To companies that perform marketing or other services on our behalf; or (3) With the authorization or consent of the Vermont resident.

California Privacy Statement

A California resident who has provided personal information to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship for personal, family, or household purposes (“California customer”) is entitled to request information about whether the business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. In general, if the business has made such a disclosure of personal information, upon receipt of a request by a California customer, the business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom personal information was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of the categories of the personal information that were disclosed.

However, under the law, a business is not required to provide that above-described lists if the business adopts and discloses to the public (in its privacy policy) a policy of not disclosing customer’s personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless the customer first affirmatively agrees to the disclosure. Rather, the business may comply with the law by notifying the customer of his or her right to prevent disclosure of personal information and providing a cost free means to exercise that right.

We do not share information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosure – typically by opting in to receive information from a third party that is participating in a sweepstakes or other promotion on one of our sites. If you do ask us to share your information with a third party for its marketing purposes, we will only share information in connection with that specific promotion, as we do not share information with any third party on a continual basis. To prevent disclosure of your personal information for use in direct marketing by a third party, do not opt in to such use when you provide personally identifiable information on one of our sites. Please note that whenever you opt in to receive future communications from a third party, your information will be subject to the third party’s privacy policy. If you later decide that you do not want that third party to use your information, you will need to contact the third party directly, as we have no control over how third parties use information. You should always review the privacy policy of any party that collects your information to determine how that entity will handle your information.

California customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by e-mailing it@quoizel.com. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this e-mail address.