Privacy & Security Notice
Effective as of February 24, 2009
("Taiga Marketing", "us", or "we"), owner
of www.SparkleSensation.com, may collect and how we may use and share
that information. Generally, you may browse our web shops without providing
any Personally Identifiable Information. However, to improve our customers'
shopping experience, Taiga Marketing and its web shops require the collection
of certain information on customers making online purchases, or when our
customers request information from us. Taiga Marketing's priority is
our customers' privacy and online security.
We handle this information in the following way:
The personal information you enter or send us, including but not limited to your first name,
last name, e-mail address, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number,
fax number, credit card number, and credit card expiration date,
is used solely for the purposes of processing your
order, updating your order, fullfilling or responding to your
information requests (i.e. catalogues and/or mailing list etc), or to contact you
when needed during the processing of your orders. Our database server
also collect anonymous information such as website usage information and
IP addresses automatically. This information is used solely for the
purposes of improving our site design, planning our product assortments,
providing better customer service, and introducing special promotions.
If necessary, this information will be passed to third parties
we use (i.e. payment processors, order fulfillment house, or
database/email maintenance and administration agents etc). These
third party service providers have access to the information
in order to perform their functions, however, they are legally
bound not to use the information for any other purposes.
Information may also be disclosed to government law agencies
if required by law, or if we deem it necessary to do in order
to protect the public.
Taiga Marketing will not share, sell or lease
information about you to any non-related third parties.
Cookies and Browsers
To enhance your shopping experience on
our web shops and to improve our websites for you, cookies are
used specifically to grant a more personalized surfing experience
on Taiga Marketing websites. They are smalls bit of information that
will be stored on your computer by our websites when you view one of
them. These cookies will not compromise
the security of your computer. No other information, including your
Personally Identifiable Information, will be saved
by these cookies, aside from your transactions and activities
with us and our web shops. Cookies are necessary for the shopping cart technology
that we use, which keep track of items in your shopping cart.
They allow us to tailor a website to better match your interests and
Most Internet Browsers allow you to erase cookies from your
hard drive, disable cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is
stored. You can indicate this in the preferences or options menus
in your browser. Please refer to your Browser instructions to
learn more about these functions. However, it is possible that some
parts of our web shops will not operate correctly if you disable cookies.
Links to outside sites we do not control
For your convenience, our sites may contain links to other sites operated
by other third parties. Taiga Marketing is not responsible for the privacy
policies on any of these outside sites. If you provide your personal
independent from us, and we have no control over their activities.
Online Account Registration
You may register with our web shops to enhance your shopping experience.
You only have to enter your billing address or shipping addresses once when
you open an account or create an order, which will then
be securely stored in our database for your future use. Please note that we
strongly encourage you to LOG OUT at the conclusion of your session for your
protection, especially when you are using a public computer. This will prevent
someone else from accessing your personal information from that computer.
Our web shops are general audience sites, and Taiga Marketing has no intention of
collecting or maintaining any personal information from those we actually
know are under 13. No parts of our web shops are targeted to anyone under 13.
Taiga Marketing urges all parents to supervise their children while they are using the Internet,
and use web filtering technology to control children's access to the web.
We retain your information for as long as necessary to permit us to use it for
the purposes that we have communicated to you and comply with applicable law or
Your personal information is maintained with high standards of
information security. The information is stored on servers
with firewall protection, and Secure Socket Layering ("SSL")
transmission is used to encrypt the sensitive information you entered during your order.
SSL is encryption technology that provides security while information is being transmitted
over the Internet.All of our web shops are designed to accept orders only from Web browsers
that permit communication through SSL technology, such as 4.0
versions or higher of Netscape Navigator, versions 5.01 or higher of Internet Explorer,
versions 0.8 or higher of Firefox and versions 1.2 or higher of Safari.
We also take physical and administrative steps to handle the security of your
personal information, including limiting the number of people who have physical access
to our database servers. Please note that the messages sent through e-mail and
the "Contact Us" tab of our web shops are not encrypted. Thus, we do not
encourage our customer to send credit card information through such means.
To abolish the risk of
credit card information being compromised, Taiga Marketing chooses
not to retain your credit card data on our servers for the web
shops. Taiga Marketing does NOT save your credit card
information. The credit card data you entered during shopping will
be sent directly to the payment processor for that particular
transaction. Everytime you return to shop, you will have to enter
the credit card information. However, Taiga Marketing feels it
is a small inconvenience to endure for assured security.
While we implement the above security measures on this site, you should be aware that
100% security is not always possible.
outlines the information Taiga Marketing may collect and how we
may use and share that information through our web shops. We may revise
it from time to time. However, we will not retroactively change how we
share your information with your consent first. We encourage you to
periodically review it to ensure that you are updated with the policy.
The effective date will be noted at the beginning of the policy.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California
residents have the right to receive, once a year, a description of the categories
of personal information we share with third parties, and a list of the
third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with
their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would
like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to:
Taiga Marketing, Inc.
Customer Relations Department
2503 Spring Ridge Dr.
Spring Grove, Illinois 60081
We will respond within thirty days of receiving the request.
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