Your Privacy Matters to Us
At PuddleDancer Press, we believe strongly in protecting our users' privacy. We may collect personal information from you when you join PuddleDancer Press email newsletter or submit requests for feedback, when you enter a site promotion, or when you purchase materials through our store. You also may choose to provide personal information at other times, such as when you enter a contest or ask that information be sent to you. When you interact with PuddleDancer Press you may provide personal information. You are always entitled to update your personal information if necessary by contacting customer service.
PuddleDancer Press will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose any of your information to any third party, except as described in this policy or required by law. We maintain your personal information as private to the best of our ability. However, personal information may be disclosed under the limited circumstances described below, and by using our service, you agree that we may do so.
Registration Information — Collection and Use
If you choose to register with PuddleDancer Press or otherwise provide us with your personal information, you may provide us with certain current, complete and accurate personal identifying information, such as your name, email address, gender, ZIP code, and preferences. Because we are committed to protecting your privacy, PuddleDancer Press will not sell or rent such personal information to any third party.
When you register as a user of PuddleDancer Press or use our service, you have the opportunity to choose whether to receive email messages from us. The types of messages you may choose to receive include updates, previews and highlights of content and service offerings, mailings from us featuring our products or services, and other features and information that may enhance your experience. Of course, you may tell us at any time that you do not wish to receive these messages by following the "unsubscribe" instructions at the bottom of any email you receive from us, or finally by contacting our customer service department to unsubscribe to any mailing list.
Each time you use our service, PuddleDancer Press will send you an email verifying the order you placed, or confirming that an email requested by you was sent on your behalf. We also reserve the right to send all users of our service email communications from time to time regarding updates, various links to our site, changes to the service, technical or administrative issues, legal notices, or other important information about our site and our products and services that we consider essential to the functionality of the NonviolentCommuniction.com website. Users are able to unsubscribe at any time from these announcements that contain important information about the NonviolentCommuniction.com website.
What Information is Shared?
PuddleDancer Press is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. PuddleDancer Press does share non-personal, non-individual information in aggregate form with third parties for business purposes, such as affiliated organizations and promotional firms. For example, we may tell the Center for Nonviolent Communication how many customers in certain demographic groups purchased certain products. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person in any way.
PuddleDancer Press will not disclose your personal information to any third parties without your consent except in the following very limited circumstances:
Legal Requirements and Investigations
We will disclose your personal information to any a third party if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property or prevent fraud; (3) protect against abuse, misuse or unauthorized use of NonviolentCommuniction.com website; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false or deceptive registration information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you -- including your computer's IP address -- may be disclosed to a third party (including the recipient of an email) as part of any type of investigation into your actions.)
From time to time, we employ other companies and individuals to provide functions and perform services on our behalf. Examples of these functions may include, but are not limited to, fulfilling orders, credit card payments and email delivery management. These agents have access to personal information only as needed to perform their functions and not for any other purposes and are bound by confidentiality agreements not to disclose any information for any other purpose.
Sale of Assets
PuddleDancer Press may transfer its customer database, including personal information contained therein, to a third party who acquires all or substantially all of the assets or stock of PuddleDancer Press whether by merger, acquisition, reorganization or otherwise.
The Web Site does utilize "cookies". Cookies are identifiers that a web site can send to your browser to keep on your computer to facilitate your next visit to the site, and to help us figure out which areas of The Web Site are meeting our visitor's needs and which ones are off the mark.
Contests, Surveys and Promotions
From time to time, PuddleDancer Press sponsors contests, surveys or promotions on our site. Participation in such contests, surveys or promotions is completely voluntary. In order to enter a contest or promotion, you may be asked to provide personal identifying information. If you consent by providing the information and entering, such information may be disclosed to the contest's sponsor, whose identity will be clearly indicated on the entry form and in the official rules for each contest or promotion. If PuddleDancer Press is the only sponsor of the contest or promotion, information you submit will be treated the same way we would treat your registration information. Other companies who sponsor or co-sponsor our contests and promotions may have their own policies for handling personal information, and information you submit will be subject to those policies as well. We may also give out your address and phone number for the sole purpose of fulfilling a prize for a contest or promotion. Although PuddleDancer Press encourages third parties to adhere to appropriate privacy standards and policies, we are not responsible for the actions or policies of such parties.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' collected information. When users submit personal information via our website, such information will be protected offline and online as described in this statement. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number), that information is encrypted by our agents and protected with industry standard encryption software. While on a secure page, such as an order form, the lock icon on the bottom of the browser (such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Explorer) becomes locked.
We, or our agents and partners on our behalf, do everything in our power to protect your information offline as well. Where one of our partners or agents has access to or maintains sensitive personal information, we enter into confidentiality agreements in order to ensure the privacy of such user information. Internally, access to all of our users' personally identifiable information is restricted to those employees who need access in order to fulfill their job responsibilities. Our employees with such access have password-protected computer terminals so that only they may access such information. Furthermore, all PuddleDancer Press employees are kept up on various security and privacy practice issues as they arise.
Finally, the servers for our site are stored in a physically secured facility off site. Beyond the physical security of your information, we also back up our servers regularly to prevent loss of data. While it is our goal to safeguard our users' personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any transmission and your information is submitted at your own risk. If you have questions about our security practices please feel free to contact customer service.
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