BuyShipDirect.com Privacy and Security Policy
Last updated: March 15, 2005
BuyShipDirect.com knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so
in this Privacy Notice.
What information do we collect from you? Why?
We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain
information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide
for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future shopping for you, improving our stores, and communicating
We may collect your name, address and phone number
When you use our web Site, we may request your first and last name, home or other physical address, including your street name
and address and name of your city or town, your telephone number or other "real world" contact information.
We use this information to complete, support and analyze your purchases from BuyShipDirect.com and use of the BuyShipDirect.com
web site, for internal purposes and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be disclosed to our staff and to
third parties involved in the completion of your transaction, the delivery of your order or the analysis and support of your
use of the BuyShipDirect.com web site.
We may collect your email address
We may request your email address, or other information needed to contact you online. We use it to complete, support and analyze
your purchases from BuyShipDirect.com and use of the BuyShipDirect.com web site, and to comply with any requirements of law. We use it
to respond to any questions you might have and to provide you with information about specials occurring on the BuyShipDirect.com
web site if you have chosen to take advantage of that service. This information may be disclosed to our staff and to third parties
involved in the completion of your transaction, the delivery of your order or the analysis and support of your use of the BuyShipDirect.com
We may collect purchase information
We may collect information actively generated by the purchase of a product or service, such as a payment method. We use this
information to process your order and analyze and support your use of the BuyShipDirect.com web site. This information may be
disclosed only to our staff and to third parties involved in the completion of your transaction, the delivery of your order or
the analysis and support of your use of the BuyShipDirect.com web site.
We may collect navigation and click stream data
As you browse our web site, we may gather navigational and click stream data that shows what pages are visited and how long various
features are used. This information will not reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete,
analyze and support your purchases from BuyShipDirect.com and use of the BuyShipDirect.com web site to comply with any requirements
of law and to determine the commissions for our Affiliates. This information may be disclosed only to our staff and to third parties
involved in the completion of your transaction, the delivery of your order, and the analysis and support of your use of the
BuyShipDirect.com web site.
Certain exception disclosures
We may disclose your information if necessary to protect our legal rights, if the information relates to actual or threatened harmful
conduct, or BuyShipDirect.com has good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the requirements of law
or comply with governmental orders, court orders, or legal process served on BuyShipDirect.com or (2) to protect and defend the property
or rights of BuyShipDirect.com, the users of its website or the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies
and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk protection. If BuyShipDirect.com should ever file for bankruptcy or merge
with another company, we may sell the information you provide to us on the BuyShipDirect.com website to a third party or share
your personal information with the company we merge with.
What are cookies? Why do we use them?
Cookies are very tiny text files that are stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages that record your preferences.
store. They cannot harm your computer and they do not contain any personal or private information. You must accept cookies to
shop at BuyShipDirect.com.
How do we protect information we collect?
We offer secure web pages to collect certain kinds of user information and we store certain kinds of data in encrypted form. We follow
reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of data stored on
our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by our web site reduce the likelihood
of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved. BuyShipDirect.com's servers use Secure Sockets Layer
(SSL), an encryption technology that works with Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and AOL's browser, so that only
BuyShipDirect.com can read a customer's personal information.
How long do we keep user information?
We generally keep user data on our server or in our archives for as long as we reasonably need it. We may alter this practice
according to changing requirements. For example, we may delete some data if needed to free up storage space. We may keep other data
for longer periods if the law requires it. In addition, information posted in a public forum could stay in the public domain
Data management requests are administered in an orderly manner to the extent feasible and within our direct control. Note: we
have greater control over recently collected data than for archived data. Once data is removed from the system and archived, it may
not be feasible to accommodate specific requests. In those cases, our general data retention policy applies.
BuyShipDirect.com does not sell products for purchase by children. If you are under 18, you may use BuyShipDirect.com only with the
involvement of a parent or guardian.
This Site operates AS-IS and AS-AVAILABLE, without liability of any kind. We are not responsible for events beyond our direct control.
This Privacy and Security Policy is governed by Maryland law, excluding conflicts of law principles. Any legal actions against us must
be commenced in Maryland within one year after the claim arose, or be barred.
If you have a privacy or security question
Please feel free to send your privacy-related comments or questions to
customerservice@BuyShipDirect.com or write:
Customer Service Department, 722
Dulaney Valley RD, #225
Towson, MD 21204-5109
You may also call Customer Relations at 1-410-277-8531.
This site is hosted by Yahoo! Store. Yahoo! hosts the store pages, ordering system, and order data. Yahoo! automatically collects
order information but may only use this information in the aggregate. If you accessed this store through Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo!
also automatically collects information about your shopping experience.
about how Yahoo! uses this information.