|Protecting your privacy is important
to Shred Connection. We strive to keep your personal
information confidential. By ensuring that you are
aware of and understand the Shred Connection Customer
Please take a moment to read the following policy
to learn how we handle your personal information.
Why we collect personal information
Shred Connection collects and uses your personal
information to give you superior customer service,
to provide you with convenient access to our products
and services, and to make a wider range available
to you. In addition, we use your personal information
to keep you up to date on the latest product announcements,
special offers, and other information we think you’d
like to hear about. This may occasionally include
information from other shred/gift companies about
products and services that can add value to your
Shred Connection products. From time to time, we
may also use your personal information to contact
you to participate in a market research survey,
so that we can gauge customer satisfaction and develop
How we collect personal information
We collect information about you in several ways.
For example, we might ask for your contact information
when you correspond with us, call us to make a purchase
or request service, or participate in an online
survey. In addition, when you ask to be included
in an email mailing list, we collect and store the
information you provide in a secure database.
Shred Connection works with other companies that
help us provide Shred Connection products and services
to you, and we may provide your personal information
to these companies. For example, we give shipping
companies this information so they can deliver your
products efficiently. The information they receive
is for shipping and delivery purposes only, and
we require that the companies safeguard your personal
information in accordance with Shred Connection's
policies. Shred Connection will not release your
personal information to any 2nd or 3rd party companies.
At times we may be required by law or legal process
to disclose your personal information. We may also
disclose information about you if we believe that
disclosure is necessary for the public interest.
How we protect your personal
Shred Connection safeguards the security of the
data you send us with physical, electronic, and
managerial procedures. We urge you to take every
precaution to protect your personal data when you
are on the Internet. Change your passwords often,
use a combination of letters and numbers, and make
sure you use a secure browser.
Shred Connection uses industry-standard Secure Sockets
Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal
information is required. To make purchases from
the Shred Connection Store, you must use an SSL-enabled
browser such as Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later,
or Internet Explorer. This protects the confidentiality
of your personal and credit card information while
it is transmitted over the Internet.
Collecting other personal
When you browse Shred Connection’s website,
you are able to do so anonymously. Generally, we
don’t collect personal information when you
browse — not even your email address. Your
browser, however, does automatically tell us the
type of computer and operating system you are using.
Like many websites, the Shred Connection website
uses “cookie” technology. When you first
connect to our site, the cookie identifies your
browser with a unique, random number. The cookies
we use do not reveal any personal information about
you, except perhaps your first name so we can welcome
you on your next visit. Cookies help us understand
which parts of our websites are the most popular,
where our visitors are going, and how long they
on our site so we can make the site even better.
Shred Connection does not knowingly solicit personal
information from children or send them requests
for personal information.
Shred Connection's website contains links to other
sites. Shred Connection does not share your personal
information with those websites and is not responsible
for their privacy practices. We encourage you to
learn about the privacy policies of those companies.
If we are going to use your personal information
differently from that stated at the time of collection,
we will try to contact you via email using the most
recent information we have. If you have not given
us permission to communicate with you, you will
not be contacted, nor will we use your personal
information in a new manner.
subject to change at any time. We encourage you
Last updated July 30, 2003
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