Collection of 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.
Use of 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 email, Quoizel.com may use customized links or similar technologies to track email links that you click. We may associate that information with your personal information in order to provide you more focused email communications or purchase information. Each email communication includes an unsubscribe link, allowing you to stop delivery of that type of communication.
Control of 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.
Security of 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.
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 a purchase made on Quoizel’s 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.
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.
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.
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.
California customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.