TERMS OF SALE
This agreement contains the terms and conditions that apply to your purchase of products (“Products”) from APSWT,Inc. d/b/a SW Trading/Accessory Plaza (“Company”). Please read these terms and conditions of sale carefully. They contain very important information about your rights and obligations, as well as limitations and exclusions that may apply to you. This agreement was last revised on September 1, 2005. By clicking "Check Out," you acknowledge that you have read, accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. export and re-export control laws and regulations. These terms and conditions apply unless (i) you have signed a separate purchase agreement with Company, in which case the separate agreement shall govern; or (ii) other Company standard terms apply to the transactions. These terms and conditions are subject to modification without prior written notice at any time, in Company’s sole discretion.
Price and Payment Terms
Your total price for the Products will be stated on your purchase receipt and you shall also receive a confirmation of your order by way of e-mail to the address you indicate during the registration process. Terms of payment are within Company’s sole discretion, and unless otherwise agreed to by Company, payment must be received by Company prior to Company’s acceptance of an order. Payment for the Products must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) or some other prearranged payment method. Orders are not binding upon Company until accepted by Company. Any price quotations given by Company will be valid for the period stated on the quotation, with the exception that Company reserves the right to reject any sale for any reason, including for a misprint in the price quotation or advertisement. Product prices advertised on Company website are only available for website purchases. Product prices advertised do not include shipping and handling, which will be added to the price you pay. You must provide Company with a valid and correct tax exemption certificate applicable to the ship-to location prior to Company’s acceptance of the order if you purchase at wholesale.
Shipping and Title
Company will arrange shipping of the Products to your address using a carrier of Company's choice, generally UPS, in Company's sole and absolute discretion. Title and risk of loss to the Products pass to you upon delivery to the carrier. We do not provide insurance on the Products during delivery. The costs of shipping and handling will be shown on your purchase receipt. Company will inform you of estimated shipment dates, but will not be responsible for delays in delivery due to events beyond its control, including shortage of materials, labor strikes, transportation failure, shipping company error, or acts of God.
Inspection of Products Upon Receipt
You must examine the Products when you receive them. If any item is damaged or missing, you must notify Company at once. Company will not consider any claim for damaged or missing items more than seven (7) days from the shipping date.
Company’s policy is one of an ongoing Product update and revision. Company may revise and discontinue Products at any time. Company will ship you only the Products that you ordered and does not backorder Products once supplies are exhausted, but changes between what is shipped and what is described in a specification sheet or online catalog are possible. Company is not responsible for any wrong publications or information in search engines and third party Internet sites.
Many states and localities have codes and regulations governing sales, construction, installation, and/or use of Products for certain purposes, which may vary from those in neighboring areas. While Company attempts to assure that it's Products comply with such codes, it cannot guarantee compliance, and cannot be responsible for how the Product is installed or used. Before purchase and use of Product, please review the Product application, and national and local codes and regulations, to be sure that the Product, installation, and use will comply with them.
Limited Warranty and Disclaimers
Company warrants to the original purchaser of the Product that the Product will be free from defects in materials and/or workmanship from the date of shipment for a period of seven (7) days, unless otherwise specified. During this warranty period, Company will, at its option, repair or replace defective Products (or at Company’s sole discretion, refund the purchase price). This warranty does not cover damage due to external causes, including, but not limited to, accident, abuse, misuse, problems associated with electrical power, problems caused by failure to provide a suitable environment or proper installation for the Product, servicing not authorized by Company, use not in accordance with Product instructions, or failure to perform required preventative maintenance. This warranty is void if the Product is taken apart or otherwise disassembled in any manner. Company will repair or replace Products returned to its facility in accordance with Return Policy outlined below. Company owns all parts removed from repaired Products. If Company repairs or replaces a Product, its warranty term is not extended. You must call Company during the warranty period in order to be eligible to receive warranty service under this Company Warranty.
Products are not in any way connected with any designer labels. They are made by private import/manufacturers under their own private labels and are not in any way represented to be products manufactured or licensed by others or reproductions of original famous designer products. By making a purchase from our web site, you acknowledge that we do not condone any misrepresentation to of our Products source. Company does not wish to infringe on any famous brands’ copyrights or trademarks.
THE ABOVE LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THE PRODUCTS, AND THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES THAT EXTEND BEYOND THE FACE OF THIS AGREEMENT. COMPANY HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION, PHOTOGRAPHS, ADVERTISEMENTS OR ADVICE GIVEN BY COMPANY, ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. COMPATIBILITY OF PRODUCTS IS NEVER GUARANTEED, AND THERE IS NO WARRANTY THAT SEPARATE COMPONENTS WILL FUNCTION AS A SYSTEM. THE ABOVE WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR UNDER CANADIAN LAW.
Limitation of Liability
COMPANY’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN PRODUCTS IS LIMITED TO REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THE ABOVE WARRANTY STATEMENT. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE AND NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL APPLY AFTER SUCH PERIOD. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
COMPANY DOES NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES SET FORTH HEREIN. COMPANY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOST DATA OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY THIRD PARTY EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO PRODUCTS. YOU AGREE THAT FOR ANY LIABILITY RELATED TO THE PURCHASE OF PRODUCTS, COMPANY IS NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AMOUNT OF DAMAGES ABOVE THE AGGREGATE DOLLAR AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE PRODUCTS AT ISSUE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
If you bought Products directly from Company, Company may permit you, in Company’s sole discretion, to return them up to seven (7) days from the shipping date if accompanied with the invoice for a refund of the purchase price. No Products may be returned for any reason other than as provided under the applicable warranty, if any, relating to the Products after seven (7) days from the shipping date.
To return Products, you must call Company Customer Service at (713) 334-8377 to receive a Return Merchandise Authorization number (“RMA”). After receiving an RMA, you must ship the Products to Company in their original packaging and condition, unused and uncut, prepay shipping charges and accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment. Company will not ship a replacement or exchange until we have received the returned Product.
In the unlikely event that you receive a Product that does not function within ten (10) days of delivery, Company will pay for return shipping provided that you obtain an RMA and arrange for shipment through Company Customer Service at (713) 334-8377. Company will not ship a replacement for Product that does not function until we have received the non-functional Product.
The returned package must contain a copy of an original sales “receipt” or invoice containing the price of the returned Product(s). Returned Products must be in “new” condition, and all of the manuals and other items included with a Product must be returned with it. Any returned Product shipped C.O.D., without a RMA visible on the exterior of the package, or in any other way shipped without complying with every requirement under this section may be returned or rejected by Company. Company will not accept returns or exchanges of Products with removed or altered serial numbers or missing/broken quality seals.
Alternatively, in Company’s sole discretion, Company may accept for return Products shipped to Company not in compliance with its return policy, but in such cases a restocking fee of twenty-five percent (25%) will be charged. Sale items cannot be returned.
Company provides a range of basic support options for the Products via a variety of on-line, telephone, and other methods.
Company Internet Site: We recommend that before calling customer support, you go to the Company site on the Internet (http://www.harwinshopping.com). It is likely that you can find answers to most, or all, of your questions there. Company provides information regarding
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s).
Customer Support Telephone Number. You may contact (713) 334-8377. Company also provides a customer support department which can assist you with questions about your purchase, shipment, warranty service, and any exchanges or returns. This is also the number to call to change your address or to inquire about orders, bills and invoices.
This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. These terms and conditions may NOT be altered, supplemented, or amended by the use of any other document(s). Any attempt to alter, supplement or amend this document or to enter an order for Product(s) and support that are subject to additional or altered terms and conditions will be null and void, unless otherwise agreed to in a written agreement signed by both you and Company. Company may revise this Agreement at any time without notice by updating this posting, and said revisions shall be effective immediately upon posting. By using this Site, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this Site and page to determine the then current terms and conditions of which you are bound. For convenience purposes only, Company may, but is not required to, e-mail you the most current version of this Agreement or any revisions at the e-mail address provided during the registration process (or any updated e-mail address given by you) in the event that there are any revisions to this Agreement.
Customer shall not assign any order or any interest therein without the prior written consent of Company. Any actual or attempted assignment without Company's prior written consent shall entitle Company to cancel such order upon notice to customer.
Waiver, Choice of Law and Venue
The failure of either party to assert a right hereunder or to insist upon compliance with any term or condition will not constitute a waiver of that right or excuse any subsequent nonperformance of any such term or condition by the other party. All transactions shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas excluding conflict of law rules, and venue shall be in Houston, Harris County, Texas. For any dispute arising under this Agreement, you hereby waive your right to a trial by jury; you hereby waive your right to sue except on an individual basis; and you waive your right to bring any putative or certified class action.
The section headings used herein are for convenience of reference only and do not form a part of these terms and conditions, and no construction or inference shall be derived therefrom.
If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be ruled unenforceable, then the remainder shall be enforced to the extent permissible.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be given by postal mail to SW Trading/Accessory Plaza, 8000 Harwin Dr # 355, Houston, TX 77036 (in the case of Company) or by email to the email address you provide to Company (in your case). Notice shall be deemed given twenty-four (24) hours after email is sent, unless and only unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you notice by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the address provided by you to Company. In such case, notice shall be deemed given three (3) days after the date of mailing.
TERMS OF ACCESS AND USE
The following are terms of a legal agreement (“Agreement”) between you and APSWT, Inc. d/b/a SW Trading/Accessory Plaza (“Company”). By accessing, browsing and/or otherwise using this web site (“Site”), you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. export and re-export control laws and regulations. If you do not agree to all of these terms and conditions, you may not access, browse and/or use this Site. The material provided on this Site is protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States copyright law and international treaties.
These terms of access apply to your access to and use of this Site and do not alter in any way the terms and conditions of any other agreement you may have with Company for products, software, services or otherwise, unless otherwise directed by Company. If you breach any of these terms and conditions, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials and discontinue use of any hyperlinks to this Site.
Copyright. All Site materials, including, without limitation, text, pictures, graphics and other files and the selection and arrangement thereof are copyrighted materials of Company © 2005, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, or by the original creator of the material. You may not distribute, copy, reproduce, display, republish, download, or transmit any material on this Site for commercial use without prior written approval of Company, nor may you reproduce this Site, in whole or in part, for any purpose whatsoever. You may not reproduce any photographs displayed on the Site except for the purpose of aiding your business dealings with Company. You may not “mirror” any material contained on this Site on any other server without prior written permission from Company. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity and communications regulations and statutes.
Trademarks. The trademarks, service marks, trade names, and logos (the “Trademarks”) used and displayed on this Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of Company, its suppliers and affiliates. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of Company, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Company. You acknowledge that the Trademarks used and displayed on this Site are and shall remain the sole property of Company or the Trademark owner. Nothing in this Agreement shall confer any right of ownership of any of the Trademarks in you. Further, nothing in this Site shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right to use any Trademark used or displayed on the Site, without the express written permission of Company or the Trademark owner. The misuse of the trademarks displayed on this Site, or any other content on the Site, is strictly prohibited.
Hyperlinks. You are granted a limited, nonexclusive right to create a “hypertext” link to this Site provided that such link is to the entry page of this Site and does not portray Company or any of its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise defamatory manner. This limited right may be revoked at any time for any reason whatsoever. You may not use framing techniques to enclose any Company trademark, logo or trade name or other proprietary information including the images found at the Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or any form contained on a page without Company’s express written consent. Links to any third party sites on this Site are provided solely as convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. Company has not reviewed all of these third party sites and does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites, their content or their policies, including, without limitation, privacy policies or lack thereof. Company does not endorse or make any representations about third party sites or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this site, you do so entirely at your own risk. You acknowledge and agree that Company shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such third party sites.
Downloadable Materials. Any software, including codes or other materials that are made available to download from this Site, is the copyrighted work of Company and/or its suppliers and affiliates. If you download software from this Site, use of the software is subject to the license terms in the software license agreement that accompanies or is provided with the software. You may not download or install the software until you have read and accepted the terms of the applicable software license agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, copying or reproduction of the software to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is expressly prohibited unless otherwise provided for in the applicable software license agreement in the case of software, or the express written consent of Company in the case of codes or other downloadable materials.
Limited Access. Except as otherwise expressly permitted by Company, any access or attempt to access other areas of the Company computer system or other information contained on the system for any purposes is strictly prohibited. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to “screen scrape,” monitor, “mine,” or copy the Web pages on the Site or the content contained therein without Company’ prior, express, and written permission. You will not spam or send unsolicited e-mail to any other user of the Site for any reason. You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site. You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Company’s Site infrastructure.
Additional Use Restrictions. You shall not post, transmit, e-mail, re-transmit or store material on or through any of the services provided by Company (the “Services”) which, in the sole judgment of the Company: (i) is in violation of any local, state, federal or non-United States law or regulation, (ii) is threatening, obscene, indecent, defamatory or that otherwise could adversely affect any individual, group or entity (collectively, "Persons") or (iii) violates the rights of any person, including rights protected by copyright, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property or similar laws or regulations including, but not limited to, the installation or distribution of "pirated" or other software products that are not appropriately licensed for use by you. You shall be responsible for determining what laws or regulations are applicable to its use of the Services. In addition, you may only use the Services in a manner that, in the Company's sole judgment, is consistent with the purposes of such Services. If you are unsure of whether any contemplated use or action is permitted, please contact the Company at firstname.lastname@example.org. By way of example, and not limitation, the following uses described below of the Services are expressly prohibited:
upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (collectively, “Content”) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable. Pornography and pornographic related merchandising are prohibited under all Services, including providing links to pornographic content elsewhere;
harm minors in any way;
impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Company official or employee, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Services or develop restricted or password-only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to from another accessible page);
upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas of the Services, if any, that are designated for such purpose;
upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Services are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time or other exchanges;
interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services;
intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, any export control laws, and any regulations having the force of law;
“stalk" or otherwise harass another;
promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or promote any act of cruelty to animals. This may include, but is not limited to, providing instructions on how to assemble bombs, grenades and other weapons, and creating "Crush" sites; and
effecting security breaches or disruptions of Internet communication. Security breaches include, but are not limited to, accessing data of which you are not an intended recipient or logging into a server or account that you are not expressly authorized to access.
This Site, including all software, functions, materials, and information, is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Company disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of non-infringement, title, data accuracy, quiet enjoyment, system integration, informational content, and implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and merchantability of computer programs. Company does not warrant or make any representations regarding the operation of this Site, the use, validity, accuracy or reliability of, or the results of the use of the materials on this Site or any other sites linked to this Site. The materials of this Site may be out of date, and Company makes no commitment to update the materials at this Site. Company does not and cannot guarantee or warrant that the files available for downloading from this Site, if any, will be free from infection, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Company does not warrant that this Site, software, materials, products, or services will be uninterrupted or error-free or that any defects in this Site, software, materials, products, or services will be corrected.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
In no event will Company, its suppliers or other third parties mentioned at or in this Site be liable for any damages, including, without limitation direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, damages resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption arising out of relating to the use, inability to use, or resulting from the use of this Site, any web sites linked to this Site, the materials, software or other information contained in any or all such sites, whether based on warranty, contracts, statutes, regulations, tort (including but not limited to, negligence) or any other legal theory, and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages. If your use of the materials or information from this Site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume all costs thereof. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS
The materials on this Site are provided with “RESTRICTED RIGHTS.” Use, duplication, or disclosure by the government is subject to restrictions as set forth in applicable laws and regulations. Use of the materials by the government constitutes acknowledgment of Company’s or other owner’s proprietary rights in them.
REVISIONS TO THIS AGREEMENT
Company may revise this Agreement at any time without notice by updating this posting. By using this Site you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this Site and page to determine the then current terms and conditions of use to which you are bound.
Any material, information or idea you transmit to or post on this Site by any means will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and may be disseminated or used by Company or its affiliates for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, profane material or any other material, including but not limited to any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under both domestic and international law.
APPLICABLE LAWS & MISCELLANEOUS
If any provision(s) of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect. Company’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Company in writing. The section titles in this Agreement are solely used for the convenience of the parties and have no legal or contractual significance. This Agreement may be assigned in whole or in part by Company. This Agreement may not be assigned in any manner by you without the express, prior written permission of Company. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas notwithstanding any conflict of laws provisions. You irrevocably and unconditionally (i) consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in the County of Harris, Texas (the “Texas Courts”) for any litigation or dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement, (ii) agree not to commence any litigation arising out of or relating to this Agreement except in the Texas Courts, (iii) agree not to plead or claim that such litigation brought therein has been brought in an inconvenient forum, and (iv) agree the Texas courts represent the exclusive jurisdiction for all disputes relating to this Agreement.
Effective Date: 8-29-07
Email address: email@example.com
Surface mailing address:
8000 Harwin Dr Ste 410
Houston, TX 77036
Ph. 713-975-6714 or 713-334-8377
What Information Do We Collect?
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Personal Information You Choose to Provide
You will provide us information about yourself, your firm or company, and your practices when you register to be a user of our services, register for certain services, or register for email newsletters and alerts.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. If you use our "Email this page" feature to send a copy of that page to someone else, your email address will appear as the sender of the email. Both your email address and the recipient's email address will not be used for any other purpose.
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Generally, we use personal information for purposes of managing and expanding our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable.
We allow you the choice to opt-out of having your information used for purposes not directly related to our site, when we ask for the information.
Until you explicitly opt-in for the first time we consider you in the opt-out category. We always notify our customers 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.
If you do not wish to receive any promotional or marketing e-mails and/or surface mail marketing letters, you may opt-out of receiving those communications by using the opt-out mechanism on the User Account Settings Web page, or by sending an e-mail with the subject line "Unsubscribe" to or e-mail address - see above.
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We may enter into alliances, partnerships or other business arrangements with third parties who may be given access to personal information including your name, address, telephone number and email for the purpose of providing you information regarding products and services that we think will be of interest to you.
In connection with alliances, partnerships or arrangements, we may also provide certain information to third parties if we have determined that the information will be used in a responsible manner by a responsible third party.
We also use third parties to facilitate our business, including, but not limited to, sending email and processing credit card payments. In connection with these offerings and business operations, our partners and other third parties may have access to your personal information for use in connection with business activities.
As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or any dissolution.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
Secure Information Transmissions
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. Some of the information you may enter on our Web site may be transmitted securely via Secure Sockets Layer SSL, 128 bit encryption services. Pages utilizing this technology will have URLs that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP. Please contact (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or concerns.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by contact us, see the above contact information.
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