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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: June 1st, 2015

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

  • What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
  • When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.

  • When do we collect information?
  • We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter or enter information on our site.

  • How do we use your information?
  • We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
    • - To quickly process your transactions.

  • How do we protect visitor information?
  • Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
  • We use regular Malware Scanning.
  • Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
  • We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
  • All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

  • Do we use 'cookies'?
  • Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

  • We use cookies to:
    • - Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
    • - Search Advertising.
  • You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

  • If users disable cookies in their browser:
  • If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled It will turn off some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
  • However, you can still place orders and complete the transaction by contacting customer service.

  • Third Party Disclosure
  • We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

  • Third party links
  • We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.

  • Google
  • Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
  • We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

  • We have implemented the following:
    • - Google Display Network Impression Reporting
    • - Demographics and Interests Reporting
  • We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

  • Opting out:
  • Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

  • Google Cookies
  • The Deck Store Online uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.
  • The Deck Store Online publishes Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on this website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.

  • California Online Privacy Protection Act
  • CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

  • According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
  • Users can visit our site anonymously
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy', and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
  • Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:
    • On our Privacy Policy Page
  • Users are able to change their personal information:
    • By logging in to their account

  • How does our site handle do not track signals?
  • We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

  • Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
  • It's also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking

  • COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
  • When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
  • We do not specifically market to children under 13.

  • Fair Information Practices
  • The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
  • In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
  • We will notify the users via email
  • We will notify the users via in site notification
    • Within 7 business days
  • We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

  • CAN SPAM Act
  • The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
    • We collect your email address in order to:
    • Send emails regarding the status of your order, send tracking info, etc.
    • To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
    • If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

  • Contacting Us
  • If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
    • The Deck Store Online
    • 6900 West 151st ST
    • Apple Valley, MN 55124
    • info@thedeckstore.net

  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties, ever.

  • Customer and Order Information
  • All information maintained in your customer account is kept strictly private. Order information such as credit card number or shipping address is used to process and complete your order by authorized third parties or were otherwise stated in this privacy policy. These parties may be given limited access to your order information, such as the case of a shipping company accessing your ship-to name and address.

  • Other Forms of Information
  • Any information collecting when signing up for our newsletter, sending products to friends, or when contacting us is only used for it's specific purpose when contacting you.

  • Law Enforcement Compliance
  • Any information we maintain may be given out when legally required, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Website and applicable laws, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Website.

  • Security Information
  • This website uses the industry standard technology, SSL, to ensure any sensitive information you may submit to us is transmitted securely. Our servers are secured in a locked down data center with 24/7 security and alarm systems. Access to your information is only allowed to personnel working on behalf of our company to fulfil your order.