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Privacy Policy

Candy.com Privacy Statement
Last Updated: 12/22/11

This is the web site of Candy.com.

Any and all the information collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, disclosed, or loaned! Any information you provide will be held with the utmost care and will not be used in ways that you have not consented. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.

Our postal address is:

CANDY.COM

70 Finnell Drive, Suite #16

Weymouth, MA, 02177

In order to use this Web site, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on the registration form.  During registration you are required to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest. 

If you are a business owner we collect your Tax ID and Company name.  We use this information for the purpose of setting up a Company Account for you.

Candy.com is the sole owner of the information collected on www.candy.com. Candy.com collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our Web site.

Orders

If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). 

We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders.  If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.

Newsletters

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you.  Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe.  Please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section.

Candy.com does not share, sell, rent, or trade PII with third parties other than as described within this privacy policy. 

Agents/Service Providers 

We use other third parties such as a shipping company to fulfill orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services.  We use Live Chat to assist you if you have questions while using our site or regarding your order. If live chat is offline you will be asked for your name and email address so that we may get back to you regarding your inquiry.  The information collected is governed by our third party service provider’s privacy policy. We will share the personal information that is necessary for the third party to provide that service. 

These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for promotional purposes.

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.

Cookies                                                                      

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this site. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. 

We use both session ID cookies and/or persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. We use session cookies to record session information such as items that you have stored in your shopping card, record user-specific information on what pages user’s access or visit and to customize web page content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends.

A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.

We set a persistent cookie to store your passwords, so you don’t have to enter it more than once.  Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. 

If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, you may not be able to add items to your shopping cart and continue shopping without allowing cookies to be set while you are on the site. 

Third Party Cookies

The use of cookies by third parties is not covered by our privacy statement.  We do not have access or control over these cookies. These third parties use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site, in order for you to use the shopping cart. 

Upon request we provide site visitors with access to unique identifier information (e.g., customer number or password) that we maintain about them, transaction information (e.g., dates on which customers made purchases, amounts and types of purchases), communications that the consumer/visitor has directed to our site (e.g., e-mails, customer inquiries), Consumers can access this information by e-mail us at the above address or by writing to us at the above address.

Updating or Correcting Personally Identifiable Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct or update it by making the change within the “My Account” page on the site or by emailing our Customer Support at info@candy.com or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed above. 

With respect to security: When we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information such as financial information (credit card number and Tax ID), we redirect visitors to a secure server and will notify visitors through a pop-up screen on our site, We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.  No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however.  Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above address, email address, or phone number.

Tell-A-Friend

If you choose to use our referral service to email 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.  Candy.com stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. 

Your friend may contact us at info@candy.com to request that we remove this information from our database.

Blog/Forum

If you use the blog or forum on this Web site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these blogs or forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages.  We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these blogs or forums.

ShareThis

We utilize the ShareThis widget on our site to allow users to share our blog posts with members of other sites.  This widget allows users to Import their contacts to make it easier for users to send blog posts to their friends as well.  Please be aware that any personal information you choose to submit within this widget is not covered by our privacy policy and we do not have any access or control over the information.  Please read the privacy policy for ShareThis before you submit any personal information to them.

Customer Reviews

We post customer reviews on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information.  We do obtain the customer's consent via email prior to posting the review to post their name along with their review.

Choice/Opt-out

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or by emailing us at info@candy.com.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. 

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.  If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.


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