The Hat Lady believes
that with the growth of E-Commerce and online activity, the information
collected from web store customers should be kept confidential. We
will make reasonable efforts to ensure that information furnished by our
customers about themselves will be safeguarded and not be made available
to third parties.
Online privacy concerns
focus on the protection of information which identifies the customer that
an individual reasonably expects to be kept private. Information which
identifies that customer is information which can be associated with a
specific individual or entity, including, for example, a customer's name,
address, or telephone number, E-mail address, and information about online
activities that are directly linked to them.
It is often a necessity
for companies, governments, or other organizations to collect customer
identifiable information in order to conduct regular business and offer
services to customers. For example, an E-Commerce store service may collect
information which identifies the customer, such as name, address, telephone
number, and a variety of other information in the course of billing and
providing delivery of products ordered by a customer.
Many activities on
the Internet follow very familiar methods as physical stores. Similarly,
business web sites may ask visitors to supply information about themselves,
particularly when information, services or merchandise are requested, but
often simply to be able to better target the company's services to the
customer's interests and requirements.
The Hat Lady Online
The Hat Lady has
which identifies the customer. This policy covers The Hat Lady and applies
to all information which identifies the customer that The Hat Lady obtains
when a customer uses The Hat Lady online purchasing.
The Hat Lady policy
for protection of customer supplied / obtained information is as follows:
The Hat Lady will not sell, trade, or disclose to third parties any information
which identifies that customer derived from the purchasing of products
from The Hat Lady online storefront service -- including customer names
and addresses -- without the consent of the customer (except as required
by subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process or in the case of imminent
physical harm to the customer or others).
and Use: The Hat Lady will collect
and use information which identifies that customer for billing purposes,
to provide and change service, to anticipate and resolve problems with
your service, or to create and inform you of products and services that
better meet your needs. This means that The Hat Lady may use your information
which identifies that customer, in conjunction with information available
from other sources, to market new services to you that we think will be
of interest to you, but we will not disclose your customer identifiable
information to third parties who want to market products to you.
A customer may choose not to receive any marketing communications from
The Hat Lady in connection with The Hat Lady online storefront. Upon
notification of that choice, The Hat Lady will not contact that customer
directly with marketing messages about The Hat Lady online storefront,
and will not use information which identifies that customer obtained from
that customer's order forms to contact that customer with marketing messages
about any The Hat Lady products or services. A customer may choose
not to receive such messages by e-mail, by feedback form, by mail, or by
of Data: The
Hat Lady collects data about customers only in so far as it relates to
the business activities between The Hat Lady web store and the customer.
Hat Lady has implemented technology and security features and strict policy
guidelines to safeguard the privacy of the information which identifies
the customer from unauthorized access or improper use, and we will continue
to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available.
Your information is protected by an industry standard security layer (SSL).
Your credit card information is safeguarded by iTransact
which uses thawte Digital Certificate Security.
The company will not disclose to third parties E-mail communications that
are sent to The Hat Lady services except as required to process orders
or as otherwise authorized by law.
or Malicious Conduct:
The Hat Lady may also use information which identifies the customer to
investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activity
that threatens the server or otherwise violates the customer agreement
for a service provided. Malicious activity of crackers and those
wishing to release computer viruses and/or malicious code will be reported
to both the FBI and NSA.
Information: The Hat Lady honors requests
from customers for account information, for example, name, address, or
billing information, and will correct any such information which may be
inaccurate. Customers may verify that appropriate corrections have been
Concerns: If you have any concerns
in Practices: The Hat Lady will make
On The Internet: The Hat Lady supports
all legislation regarding the protection of children from supplying information
about themselves that may be detrimental to their well-being. Also,
we shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that young teens and minors,
who do not have permission to use their parent's / guardian's credit information,
do not offer us that information. At this time, we can only inform young
teens and minors that they need such permission to offer us that sort of
information. To that extent, we do require all potential customers
to indicate that they are at least 18 years of age or older. We encourage
parents and guardians to obtain software, make use of logon passwords,
and to safeguard their credit information, from their children and minors
in their custody.
Hat Lady does not target children or teenagers (younger than eighteen years
of age) for collection of information online. The Hat Lady does not solicit
or collect information which identifies that customer targeted at children
and teenagers under eighteen and does not allow anyone else to do so on
an The Hat Lady Web Site. In addition, the editorial content of The Hat
Lady Web Site is designed so that children will not knowingly promote or
link to any third party web site that collects customer identifiable information