Offset Options recognizes the importance of maintaining your privacy. We value your privacy and appreciate your trust in us.
The information that we collect from you helps us to continually personalize and improve upon your Offset Options experience. You have the option not to provide certain information, however, withholding information may prevent you from being able to take full advantage of some of our unique web site features.
When you visit our site, we collect some data about you including your IP address. Your IP address is used for Offset Options internal use only and helps us diagnose problems with our server and administer our web site. We also automatically track certain information about your activities on our web site. We use this information to do internal research on your interests and to help us better understand and serve you. This information may include click stream data and what browser you are using.
We also store certain types of information when you interact with us on our web site. For example, we use "cookies" and can obtain certain information from your web browser. By transferring these alphanumeric identifiers or "cookies" that your browser creates at our request in an approved and standardized place on your computer, Offset Options assigns you a unique customer code and records information about your activity on our site. When you visit or return to our site, we read the cookie to identify you as one of our customers and help you recall orders or preferences you have selected. The cookie also enables us to recall your past activities, post your account data, and tailor site elements and special offers to you. The cookie does not retain your billing information, nor does it save any of your confidential information in an explicit fashion.
Most web browsers accept cookies by default, but allow users to reject cookies by changing the browser preferences. If you have set up your browser to reject cookies, some aspects of our site, including our Shopping Cart, will not work properly.
Use of Information
To carry out certain business functions, such as order fulfillment or e-mail delivery, we sometimes hire other companies to perform these functions on our behalf. These companies have access to the information needed to perform their functions, but are required to keep it secure and confidential and not use it for any other purpose than completing their contractual requirements to Offset Options. Depending on your chosen method of payment, Offset Options may provide your personal data to a third party payment processor.
When you sign up for an account or volunteer information to Offset Options we require your name and e-mail address. Your e-mail address allows us to contact you with confirmation of your account opening, order confirmations and updates and with your permission, for internal marketing purposes. When placing an order or responding to a Offset Options survey Offset Options may also request your shipping address, telephone number, or other demographic information. This information may be combined with other personally identifiable information (such as demographic information and past purchase history) available from our records and other sources. This information will be used to make our future marketing efforts more efficient. With your permission, it may also be used by our marketing partners to bring you offers of interest.
Offset Options may use aggregate, non-personally identifying information for purposes that we deem necessary. For instance, we will use this non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our web site and to share with advertisers for marketing and promotional purposes. However, in these instances we do not disclose anything that could be used to identify you. We do not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described herein without providing you an opportunity to opt-out of such operations. Offset Options reserves the right to disclose account and personal information when we believe such disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, to cooperate with an investigation of activities claimed to be unlawful, to enforce our Terms and Conditions, or to protect the rights or property of Offset Options or others.
We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, which is supported by the vast majority of modern Internet browsers. SSL works best when you are using the latest 128-bit encryption versions of either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. SSL technology represents the highest level of security available on the Internet. It automatically encrypts information traveling over the Internet, verifies the identity of the transacting servers through certificates and digital signatures, and confirms that the integrity of message content is maintained throughout transmission. Offset Options’s minimum requirement for transactions is the standard 40-bit or 56-bit encryption supported by the Internet Explorer 5.0 browser. If you are not using this browser, please refer to your browser’s documentation for information on its security features.
At Offset Options, your sensitive information is password protected, adding to the level of security offered by SSL technology. (See Secure Encryption above for more information). When you establish an account at Offset Options, you choose a unique password for your account. You may change the password as often as you wish by logging into your account and selecting Profile from My Account.