Effective Date: July 1, 2002|
The Costume Zone ® and CostumeZone.com are owned and operated by Moonlighting, L.L.C. This statement discloses the privacy practices of CostumeZone.com ® in reference to all information submitted and stored within the site. Specific questions addressed within this document are as follows:
- What information is collected?
- What does CostumeZone.com® do with the information it collects?
- What are cookies and how does CostumeZone.com use the information collected.
- What information does CostumeZone.com ® share, and with whom?
- What is CostumeZone.com ®'s policy on soliciting information from minors?
- What is CostumeZone.com ®'s opt-out policy?
- Links to Other Sites
- Changes to our Privacy Practices
|WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED.|
CostumeZone.com ® primarily collects three types of information that is explicitly provided by its customers: Personally Identifiable and Contact Information, Order Information and Survey Information. Each of these types of information must be volunteered by the visitor to the site. In some instances, information is required in order to complete the requested task. (For Example, an e-mail address would be required for a receipt and a shipping address is required to receive the product, etc.)
Personally Identifiable and Contact Information: When you place an order at CostumeZone.com ® or contact CostumeZone.com ®, we ask that you provide basic identifying information such as your name, physical address, phone number, e-mail address, credit card information and order information. This basic information is necessary in order to positively identify an individual customer and to confirm that we are communicating with, charging the credit card of and shipping the order to proper individual.
Our order form also requests that a customer submit his/her approximate age. In accordance with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), this information is needed to protect both CostumeZone.com ® and the individual user. For more information on CostumeZone.com ®'s policy on participation by minors, click here.
Order Information: The primary purpose of this site is to offer a secure shopping site for one to view and purchase various seasonal costumes, masks make up, wigs, hats, accessories, decorations and supporting products. To make this possible, the customer must make certain selections of merchandise. This information, while not shared with individuals or companies with whom we do not have contractual relationships that assist us in filling your order, is transmitted by e-mail over an unsecure connection.
Your credit card information is, however, always transmitted over a secure connection and we provide our highest level of security to safeguard this information.
To read more about our Credit Card Policies, please click here.
Survey Information: If you wish, you may complete the survey, which includes questions of a demographic nature. For example, how did you find us or what did you like about our service. The information requested is basic information used to determine the demographic makeup of our visitors, and their preferences, such that we may provide better customer service. Whether you provide us with this information or not is strictly optional. This information is not required for access to the features provided within CostumeZone.com ® site. We request this information so that our sponsors and we may better identify our target market and thus do a better job of providing you with the products and services you want.
CostumeZone.com ® collects very little information other than what is explicitly provided by its users. We do not collect information from your computer other than what is contained within the encrypted cookie installed on your machine by our server. We do, however, maintain logs of certain activity on our site. In addition, we log the user ID, time and subject matter of all database searches. Information on community data searches is useful for us to determine what topics are most interesting to our customers.
|WHAT COSTUMEZONE.COM ® DOES WITH THE INFORMATION THAT IT COLLECTS.|
CostumeZone.com ®'s site and data is hosted by GoECart.com, a service of MachroTech, an Consulting and Offshore Software Development company. GoECart.com provides shopping cart software, site design, ecommerce website development and storefront hosting services to clients across North America and abroad. The information you submit with CostumeZone.com ® is stored their servers. We have undertaken reasonable precautions to protect the data and the servers from tampering, theft and other damage. The information is backed up daily to servers housed at a separate location.
The order information, however, goes through a secure server and is then encrypted for your security. This is further explained in our Credit Card Policies. This order information that is sent through a separate secure server located at Impulse Software, Inc. They are under contract to provide a secure and encrypted relay of order information into electronic mail, which is unencrypted at CostumeZone.com ®.
Once the information is submitted to our site, it is encrypted. From that point forward, only employees of CostumeZone.com ® will have access to all of the information in your order. For more information on how your credit card information is protected, please visit our Credit Card Policy Section.
CostumeZone.com ® strives to make your shopping environment and safe for you to use. If you have any further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-Mail Communications: CostumeZone.com ® compiles mailing lists comprised of the e-mail addresses supplied by visitors to CostumeZone.com ®. These mailing lists are used to send communications from both CostumeZone.com ® and affiliated sponsors. E-mails sent from CostumeZone.com ® generally have one of two primary intentions: (1) to notify you of upcoming special offers and discounts; or (2) to inform you of new features or promotions being offered by or through CostumeZone.com ®. You may visit our Sign Up For Special Section to join this e-mail list.
When (and if ) you join our e-mail list, you:
1) Will get a confirmation e-mail sent to your e-mail address; and
2) Will receive instructions on how to remove yourself from the e-mail list; and
3) Will remain in control of whether you decide to receive our e-mai communication.
Sponsors are required to meet several rigorous requirements and be deemed appropriate for our customers before becoming affiliated with CostumeZone.com ®. CostumeZone.com ® will not release a mailing list to a sponsor. Instead, we may send promotional e-mails on behalf of our affiliated sponsors. This represents another step we are taking to protect your privacy and security.
CostumeZone.com ® reserves the right to share aggregated statistical user information from our database with advertisers, partners, and other outside parties. This information in any form can not identify a specific individual.
|WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW ARE THEY USED.|
CostumeZone.com ® utilizes cookies to help facilitate customer activity within our site. Cookies are very small text files written by an Internet server to a customer's browser when information is exchanged. Cookies only contain information which the server already "knew" and can only be read by the serving domain which placed them. (I.e. No one else's server other than ours will be able to read the information on the cookie CostumeZone.com ® places within your browser.)
|WHAT INFO DOES COSTUMEZONE.COM ® SHARE AND WITH WHOM.|
The CostumeZone.com ® has several affiliated companies, The Halloween Zone, LLC and ShopByZone.com (TM) ShopByZone.com also owns and operates all of the following websites: PaperAtWork.com, BrandnameZone.com, ElectronicsZone.net, GreatGiftZone.net, JewelryBoxZone.com, MoviesandMusicZone.com, OfficeSuppliesZone.com, PartySuppliesZone.com, ToolBoxZone.com, ToysAndGamesZone.com. These are the only other companies, with whom ShopByZone.com will share information. Each of these sites may maintain their own mailing list.
Although unlikely, ShopByZone.com (TM) may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate governmental authorities. If requested as part of a legal proceeding, we will provide this information upon receipt of the appropriate documentation.
Although unlikely, CostumeZone.com ® may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate governmental authorities. If requested as part of a legal proceeding, we will provide this information upon receipt of the appropriate documentation.
|COSTUMEZONE.COM ® POLICY ON SOLITING INFORMATION FROM MINORS.|
Our Commitments to your Family
Like you, we at CostumeZone.com ® have children of our own and are concerned about their safety not only when they use the Internet but as a result of using the Internet as well. We want to insure that your use and your family's use of CostumeZone.com ® do nothing to detract from your personal standards of privacy and security. We feel all CostumeZone.com ® members should possess a level of maturity and discretion sufficient to know when revealing this type of information is appropriate. The possibility of an unsuspecting minor disclosing information to a disreputable stranger is too great a security risk to our customers to be ignored. That is why we have established the following guidelines for the way we interact with children when they access our products.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18.
|COSTUME ZONE.COM'S OPT-OUT POLICY.|
In recognition of our customers' rights both to 1) protect their right to privacy, and 2) to keep their contact information secure, CostumeZone.com ® has established numerous options which allow its registered users to opt in or out of various services and communications provided by the site.
E-Mail: If you sign up for our e-mail list, we will send you reminders about upcoming holidays and notification about upcoming specials. This is purely voluntary and you may remove your name from this list at any time. Occassionally, these e-mails will also contain offers from our affiliates.
Note: Promotional notices are sent through CostumeZone.com ®; member names and other contact information are not available to sponsors or affiliates.
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SITES AND AFFILIATE SITES
Get answers to questions not addressed within the Privacy Statement
In order for you to be comfortable with our privacy and security policies, we feel that you should understand them thoroughly. Should you have any additional questions which are not adequately addressed within this Privacy Statement, please feel free to contact us. The staff at CostumeZone.com ® can be reached via e-mail at service@CostumeZone.com. We can also be reached by phone at 888-871-3619 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except holidays.