This document was last updated on July 25, 2006.
EffeTech Inc. ( EffeTech ) is strongly committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement reveals how we collect, use and share information we gather from you on this web site and you have rights to modify the information at any time and supervise our relating activities. This Privacy Statement applies only to this web site. We hope that this disclosure will enhance your experience on the Internet and reinforce the trust that you place in our products and services.
EffeTech is the sole owner of the information collected on this web site. EffeTech collects information from our users at several different points on our web site. Except in the ways which are disclosed in this statement, we will not sell, share, or rent any information to others.
We request information for user's order form. Here a user shall provide contact information (i.e. name, and detailed address, telephone number, e-mail address) and financial information (i.e. credit card number, expiration date). These information is used for bill purpose and to fill customer's request for orders. If we have any trouble in processing an order, these information will be very helpful to get in touch with the user.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on user's hard drive, which contains information about the user. Using a Cookie is in no way linked to any personal identification information .Once a user closes browser, the cookie is terminated immediately. For instance, by setting a cookie on our web site, a user would not have to enter password more than once, thereby could save time online. If a user rejects cookies, he can still use our web site, and the only drawback is that the user may be limited to some areas of our web site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users in order to enhance the experience of our web site.
We use IP addresses to administer the web site, including analyzing trends, tracking user's movements, and gathering broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to any personal identification information.
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers, which is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We have an outside transport company to send the products ordered for us, and another financial company to process matters about credit card. These companies can not retain, share, store or use personal identification information for any other purposes.
This web site contains links to other web sites. Please be aware that we (EffeTech) are not responsible for the privacy of such other web sites. We suggest our users to read the privacy statement of each web site carefully for that every web site collects personal identification information from each user. This Privacy Statement above applies solely to the information collected by this web site.
If a user wishes to subscribe our newsletter, we need contact information such as name and email address.
From time-to-time we request information from users via surveys or discussions on our web site. Participation in such surveys or discussions is completely voluntary, and user therefore has a choice of whether to disclose these information or not. Information requested may include contact information (i.e. name and detailed address), and demographic information (i.e. zip code, age level). And all survey information will be used for the purposes of monitoring and improving the services of this web site. Winners selected from users will receive a prize from EffeTech.
If a user selects to use our recommendation service for informing a friend about our web site, we will ask for the friend's name and email address, then send the friend a one-time email and invite him (her) to visit our web site. We keep these information only for the purpose of sending this one-time email, and if he (she) contacts us to request a removal of this information from our database, we may do so.
This web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the web site, your information is protected and kept safe both online and offline.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), those information is encrypted and is protected by the best encryption software-SSL. While on a secure page such as our order form, and even if you are just 'surfing', the lock icon on the bottom of Web Browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, that is opposed to un-locked, or open.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect users' information offline. 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 (such as a customer service representative or a clerk to bill an order) are granted access to personal identification information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their computer. And when they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to users' information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time when new policies are added, we notify our employees and remind them of the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do is to ensure our customers' information has been protected and is safe enough. Finally, the servers on which we save personal identification information are kept in a secure environment behind a locked cage.
If you have any question about the security of our web site, please send an email to us.
Established customers will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and newsletters from us . To respect the privacy of our users, we present the option of not receiving such types of communications. Please see Choice and Opt-out below.
If a user's personal identification information changed (such as zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can usually be done at the member information page or by emailing to our Customer Support.
Our users are given the opportunities to 'opt-out' of having their information used for purposes which not directly relating our web site at the point where we ask for the information. For example, our order form has an 'opt-out' mechanism so users who buy a product from us, but don't want any marketing material, can keep their email address out of our lists.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletters or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying "to unsubscribe" in the subject line in the email or send to our support email.
Users of our web site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties, so that our users can make a choice as to whether they will proceed with the services that require an outside party to participate in.
EffeTech welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement, please contact us.
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