Your privacy is important to us. Our goal is to earn and keep your trust, according to the following principles:
- We will never trade your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes
- Any sensitive information that you provide will be secured with all industry standard protocols and technology
Disclosure of Personal Information
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties – ever.
Although we may disclose aggregated information about the use of our Web sites, that information does not contain personal information. In the case of criminal investigations, including but not limited to fraud or alleged illegal activity, we may also be obligated to share your personal information with law enforcement, government, and/or credit card issuing banks. We use other third parties to provide Web analytics on our site. When you sign up for closeoutsOnline.com, we will share aggregate click data as necessary for the third party to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
Information We Collect and How We Use That Information
Our basic registration forms require users to provide contact information, including name, email address, zip code, and income information. We use this information to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest. Should you choose to purchase services, your credit card information will be stored. We use this information for billing purposes only. If we have trouble processing your order, we will use your information to contact you. We will use your Personal Information for internal purposes only and will never trade your Personal Information with any third parties. We use other third parties to provide credit card processing services on our site. When you sign up for a membership, we will only process your full payment information including credit cards through a third party payment processor that is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant.
When you register for our site, we use your email address to send you internal
communications from CloseoutsOnline.com. If you’ve registered to receive email communications from us and later change your mind, you may contact us to have your name removed from our distribution lists. You may Opt-out to any of our communications by changing your Account Settings. Please go to Account Settings and indicate from which distribution lists you would like to have your name removed.
Internet Protocol Address
Like most websites, we collect Internet Protocol (“IP”) address from all visitors to the Web site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Web site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the Web site, and deliver customized, personalized content.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. CloseoutsOnline.com stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email, tracking the success of our referral program, and following up with additional information if the friend has opted-in. Your friend may contact us at optout@CloseoutsOnline.com to request that we remove this information from our database.
Use of “Cookies”
CloseoutsOnline.com has implemented and follows industry standard measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of Personal Information. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Web site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of CloseoutsOnline.com. The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
Other Web sites
Our Web site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website over which CloseoutsOnline.com has no control and will bear no responsibility.
We may disclose 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 legal process served on CloseoutsOnline.com.