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Privacy Statement

Last updated November 1, 2014

To order products from ThriftyEnvelopes.com (the “Site”), it may be necessary for you to provide certain personal data or other information to this website via the Internet and we are committed to taking all reasonable steps to safeguard your personal data or other information. We use secure servers and encryption software and various other precautions, but no system is infallible. Such information could potentially be subject to interception or alteration by third parties and it is not possible for ThriftyEnvelopes.com to guarantee absolute confidentiality or security. The information ThriftyEnvelopes.com collects and how it uses that information is the subject of the following Privacy Policy.

ThriftyEnvelopes.com is committed to protecting your privacy. You can visit most pages on our site without giving us any information about yourself. Sometimes we need information to provide services that you request, and this privacy statement explains data collection and use in those situations. This privacy statement only applies to ThriftyEnvelopes.com. It does not apply to other online or offline sites, products, or services that may be in some way seen (such as an ad) or connected as a third party to ThriftyEnvelopes.com. Please read the entire privacy statement.

 

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. Generally, this information is requested when you are registering on the Site, before entering a contest, ordering e-mail newsletters, signing up for an event or training, or when purchasing ThriftyEnvelopes.com products.

If we ask you to register at ThriftyEnvelopes.com, we request your name, e-mail address, phone number, postal address, city, state, and ZIP Code. We use this data to manage registrations, and, when you place an order, to contact you about your order. We will also use this information for addressing mail or packages to you.

If you place an order and email or in any way upload a data file to ThriftyEnvelopes.com for printing, there may be personally identifiable information contained in such files (e.g. a name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, organizational details, etc). This information may be yours or that of someone else. If it belongs to someone else, we will assume that this person has authorized you to forward this data to us. If you are not authorized to send this information to ThriftyEnvelopes.com, you should not upload the file.

Any information contained in files uploaded to the Site is received and stored by ThriftyEnvelopes.com, but we do not use this information for any purpose other than fulfilling the requested print job. We do not sell, rent, or lease your name, billing or mailing address, e-mail address, phone number or other personally identifiable information to others. We also will not sell, rent, or lease the information of others that may be contained within the files you send to us.

In order to take payment for your order, we may need to collect credit card information from you. To maintain the highest level of security, if credit card data is entered into the Site, your credit card information is encrypted using secure sockets layer (SSL) technology. SSL is secure server software that protects against any unauthorized access. Credit card information may also be collected over the phone by an authorized agent of ThriftyEnvelopes.com. Such data will be used to process the credit card transaction and then immediately destroyed. In all cases, ThriftyEnvelopes.com uses your credit card information for the sole purpose of accepting payment for your order.

ThriftyEnvelopes.com may also collect certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the ThriftyEnvelopes.com website. ThriftyEnvelopes.com may also collect information about which pages you visit within the Site. This site visitation data is identified only by a unique ID number, and it is never linked with personal information.

When you are connected to the Internet, your computer has a unique Internet ID called an IP address. Most people that connect to the internet get a different IP address each time they login. Others logging in from work or school might have a permanently assigned IP address, called a static IP address. It is difficult or impossible for a web site to collect personal information about you (i.e., your name, e-mail address, etc.) from your IP address alone, although a static IP Address can be used to identify a little bit more about you (i.e. your company name, or university name).

 

Use of your Personal Information

We may use your name, e-mail address, mailing address and/or phone number to contact you regarding new product offerings and other aspects of your use of the ThriftyEnvelopes.com website. If, however, you do not wish to receive such communications, you have the ability to “opt-out” at any time.

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

-To ensure our site is relevant to your needs.

-To deliver services, such as newsletters.

-To alert you to special offers, updated information, and other new services from ThriftyEnvelopes.com.

-To allow you access to limited-entry areas of our site as appropriate.

We will merge site-visitation data with anonymous demographic information for research purposes, and we may use this information in aggregate to provide more relevant content. In some limited-entry sections of ThriftyEnvelopes.com, with your approval, we will combine site-visitation data with your personal information in order to provide you with personalized content. We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including shipping and delivering purchases. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. Our website may contain links to sites developed by other companies and organizations. Be aware that these sites` privacy policies may differ from ours.

 

Answering Surveys

From time to time, we may ask you to answer surveys regarding current or future ThriftyEnvelopes.com products. Participation in these surveys is always optional. Survey responses are never linked to an individual. Survey data is used only by ThriftyEnvelopes.com to facilitate new product development.


Control of your Personal Information

When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, ThriftyEnvelopes.com will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.

ThriftyEnvelopes.com may send out periodic e-mails providing information about a product or service you requested, or confirming that you requested a product or service. You will not be able to choose to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered an essential part of the service you have chosen.

 

Access to your Personal Information (Only when Account Registration is active)

ThriftyEnvelopes.com will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. If you register on ThriftyEnvelopes.com, you can review and edit your personal information in the My Account section of the Site. You will be asked to enter your Username and password before viewing your personal information. At the My Account section of the Site, you can view and edit personal information you have already given to us.

If you have any trouble accessing your account you may call Customer Service for assistance. You may be asked to provide proof of your identity before our Customer Service representatives will provide any information related to your account.

 

Security of your Personal Information

ThriftyEnvelopes.com is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide in computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit sensitive 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.

SSL is a communication protocol that accomplishes two things. It allows your web browser to verify that a web site you`re visiting is actually the site that you think it is (and not some site posing as another). It also lets your web browser and a web server communicate with each other (i.e. pass web pages back and forth) in a completely secure fashion through the use of very strong encryption techniques. This encrypted communication makes it impossible for anyone else to see any information passed between your web browser and our web server.


Keeping Your Information Secure

The most important step you can take to keep your information secure is to keep your password secure. Do not give your password to other people and avoid choosing “easily guessed” passwords. You should not share this information with anyone, and you should always log out of the website before leaving your computer to protect against others being able to access your information. Change your password immediately if you suspect someone has been accessing your account without your permission (visit the My Account section of the ThriftyEnvelopes.com website after logging in). If for any reason you suspect a security violation has occurred, please immediately send an e-mail to cheryl@thriftyenvelopes.com with a description of the situation.

 

Protection of Children`s Personal Information

ThriftyEnvelopes.com is a general audience site and we do not intend to solicit or knowingly collect personal information on, or target our services or website to children under the age of 13. We encourage parents and guardians to be active in monitoring their children`s online activities.


Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information that is stored by your browser on your computer`s hard drive. ThriftyEnvelopes.com uses cookies to track your order process without having to re-verify your password on each page of the site. Rather than storing this information on ThriftyEnvelopes.com`s server, the cookie is stored in your computer and is activated only when you visit the Site. Your privacy and security are not compromised when you accept a cookie from the ThriftyEnvelopes.com website. No one can access the information except ThriftyEnvelopes.com.

Automatic acceptance of cookies is typical for most browsers. You usually have the ability to selectively accept or decline cookies by modifying your browser settings. If you choose to decline cookies from ThriftyEnvelopes.com, however, you may not be able to sign in or use the other interactive features of our Site and services that are dependent upon cookies. For example, you will not be able to place orders online, as our shopping cart functionality (when available) requires the use of cookies.


Miscellaneous

We may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or any legal process served on ThriftyEnvelopes.com; (b) respond to authorized requests of governmental or law enforcement agencies; (c) protect and defend the rights or property of ThriftyEnvelopes.com (including the enforcement of our agreements); and/or (d) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site services or members of the public.

Circumstances may arise when, for business purposes, ThriftyEnvelopes.com may decide to sell, merge, acquire, or otherwise reorganize its business. Any such transaction may involve the disclosure and/or receipt of personally identifiable information to or from a prospective buyer, seller, merger partner, etc. For these types of transactions, ThriftyEnvelopes.com will seek appropriate protection for any personally identifiable information subject to disclosure.

If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact ThriftyEnvelopes.com by e-mail.

 

Changes to this Statement

ThriftyEnvelopes.com will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of the privacy statement. Because we reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, please make sure that you review it frequently.

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