What information do we collect and how do we use it?
- When you request a sample or place an order, we need to know your name, e-mail address and mailing address. This allows us to process and fulfill your request and to notify you of your order status. Purchases also require your credit card number and expiration date.
- When ordering to drop ship to third party, in addition to the above information, we also need to know the name and shipping address of the recipient.
- When you enter a contest or other promotional event, we may ask for your name, address, and e-mail address so that we can administer the contest and notify the winners.
- We monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop and improve the design and layout of this eCommerce website.
- We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about important changes to our Web site, new products or services, and special offers we think you'll find valuable. If you would rather not receive this information, contact our customer service we will make sure that your preferences for each account or e-mail address will be changed as required by you.
- A number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit websites anonymously. Although we will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience at 4P Inc. if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these tools exist.
How does 4P Inc. protect customer information?
You place orders with 4P Inc. via a secure server. The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol encrypts all information you input, before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information off-line All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Employees must enter their password to gain access to user information. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a high-security environment at our co-location facility.
Also we reveal only the last five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.
What about "cookies"?
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personal information, but they do enable us to provide features such as 1-Click shopping and storing items in your shopping cart between visits. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. Even without a cookie, you can still use most of the features in our website, including your shopping cart.
The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of 4p Inc's unique features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Will 4P Inc. disclose the information it collects to outside parties?
Information about our customers is an important asset of our business, and we are not in the business of sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We share customer information only as described below:
Agents: We use other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, processing credit card payments, fulfilling orders, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
Business Transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy stores, subsidiaries, or business units. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of course, the customer consents otherwise). Also, in the unlikely event that 4P Inc. or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
Protection of 4P Inc. and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Website; enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of 4P Inc., our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.
With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
How does 4P Inc. allow customers to update or change the information it collects?
You may update or change information related to your account by log in My Account with your user name and password. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
Protection of Children's Personal Information
4P Inc. is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.
Our sites may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
You should check our Website frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.