This privacy statement discloses self-regulated privacy practices for EducationalProducts.com.
This web site has agreed to notify you of:
What personally identifiable information of yours or of third party personal identification is collected from you through the web site
The organization collecting the information
How the information is used
With whom the information may be shared
What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under EPI's control
How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information
Information Collection and Use
Educational Products, Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell or rent this information, nor will we share it in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Educational Products, Inc. collects information from its users at several different points on the website.
In order to use some features of this website, a user must first complete the registration form. Our site is designed for adult use and all registrants must be over the age of 18. During registration users are required to give their contact information (such as name and email address), password, "personal question/answer" to verify their identity if they contact us via phone. This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest.
We request information from the user on our order form. Here a user must provide contact information (such as name and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customers’ orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.
A "cookie" is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. If the user refuses this cookie when trying to checkout, the site attempts to reissue it - it is required for our shopping cart to function properly, for personalization features, and for the user to checkout. By accepting and retaining this cookie, the user is allowing the site to retain some account information (shopperID, the users choice to be a registered customer, his/her first and last name), thereby saving the user login and set-up time when using the site. Cookies can also enable us to personalize the experience on our site.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers (where there are no ads on the site!) This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We use a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. This company does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
We regularly partner with other outside parties to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, or becomes a customer of the company, we may/will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Educational Products, Inc., are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every web site visited that collect personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.
Surveys & Contests
From time to time our site requests information for users’ contests. Participation in these contests is completely voluntary and restricted to adults over the age of 18, and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
This website takes every precaution to protect its users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, the information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as name, address, or credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the current industry standard encryption protocol - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, a lock icon on the bottom or top of some Web browsers becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'. Another way to tell if you are on a secure page is to look at the URL (you can look in the address box or right-click on the page and select Properties to see URL). Secure URLs start with https:// instead of http://. To learn more about SSL, follow this link http://www.rsasecurity.com/standards/ssl/
For a more in-depth explanation of SSL and the use of your credit card on BTSKits.com, you can visit the Visa site http://www.usa.visa.com/
personal/shopping/learn_the_basics.html#d or Mastercard http://www.mastercard.com/
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. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Any time new policies are implemented, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to email@example.com
We use email links throughout the site to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have. We read every message sent in and try to reply promptly where appropriate (for example, we do not reply to all feedback comments). This information is used to respond directly to your questions or comments. We may also file your comments to improve the site and program, or review and discard the information. The comments are for internal use only and are not shared with third parties.
Site and Service Updates
We also may send site and service announcement updates, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone.
Choice /Opt Out
Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of receiving our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners by:
Sending a request to be removed from the mailing list via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sending a request via mail to:
EPI Customer Service
1342 North Interstate 35E
Carrollton, TX 75006
Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.
Notification of Changes
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on our Web site.