1. Collection of Personal Information from Site Visitors
Barbara & Company may collect or track (1) the home server domain names, e-mail addresses, type of client computer, files downloaded, search engine used, operating system, and type of Web browser of visitors to the Site, (2) the e-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with Barbara & Company via e-mail, (3) information knowingly provided by the visitor in online forms, registration forms, surveys, e-mail, contest entries, and other online avenues (including, without limitation, demographic and personal profile data), and (4) aggregate and user-specific information regarding which pages Site visitors access.
Barbara & Company may place Internet cookies on visitor’s hard drives. Internet cookies save data about individual visitors, such as the visitors name, password, username, shopping cart, screen preferences, and the pages of a site viewed by the visitor. When the visitor revisits the Site, Barbara & Company may recognize the visitor by the Internet cookie and customize the visitors experience accordingly. Visitors may decline Internet cookies, if any, by using the appropriate feature o their Web client software, if available.
Barbara & Company also may use Web bugs to gather, store, and track certain information related to your visit to and activity on the Site. A Web bug is a file object, which can be a graphic image such as a transparent one pixel-by-one pixel graphics file, which is placed on a Web page or in an e-mail message to monitor user activity. A Web bug can gather, for example, the IP address of your computer, the time the Web page was viewed, and the type of browser used.
When a visitor performs a search with the Site, Barbara & Company may record information identifying the visitor or linking the visitor to the search performed. Barbara & Company may also record limited information for every search request and use that information to solve technical problems with the services available directly or indirectly in connection with the Site and to calculate overall usage statistics.
2. Use of Personal Data Collected
Personal data collected by Barbara & Company may be used by Barbara & Company for many reasons, for example, for editorial and feedback purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of users behavior, for product development, for content improvement, for fulfillment of a requested transaction or record keeping, or to customize the content and layout of the Site. Aggregate data on visitors home servers may be used for internal purposes, and individually identifying information, such as names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information which visitors voluntarily provide to Barbara & Company may be added to Barbara & Company databases and used for future calls and mailings regarding Site updates, new products and services, and upcoming events.
3. Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties
Aggregate data on visitors home servers WILL NOT be provided to third parties such as marketing firms, and individually identifying information, such as names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone numbers.
4. Security Measures
Barbara & Company has implemented numerous security features to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. Please be advised, however, that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from Barbara & Company via this Site or e-mail cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, Barbara & Company is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet. Instead of communicating with Barbara & Company via e-mail or the Internet, visitors can contact Barbara & Company via postal mail, email, or telephone at the addresses or numbers above.
5. Opt-Out Right
Except as necessary for Barbara & Company to provide the services, information, or products requested by a visitor, the visitor may opt out of having his or her personally identifiable information, which has been voluntarily provided to Barbara & Company through an account registration, customer order, or electronic news or information subscription, prospectively retained by Barbara & Company, used by Barbara & Company for secondary purposes, or disclosed by Barbara & Company to third parties by contacting Barbara & Company via postal mail, e-mail, or telephone at the addresses set out above. (This does not apply to collection of the type of Web browser of the visitor to the Site or to information provided or collected that does not meet the above description.)
6. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data
Upon a visitors request via postal mail, e-mail, or phone, Barbara & Company will provide to the visitor a summary of any personally identifiable information retained by Barbara & Company regarding the visitor, which information has been voluntarily provided to Barbara & Company through an account registration, customer order, or electronic news or information subscription. A visitor may modify, correct, change or update their personally identifiable information by contacting Barbara & Company via postal mail, email, or telephone at the addresses or numbers above.