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Privacy & Security

Effective 11/1/01



PAYMENT SECURITY

OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY

THE INFORMATION YAHOO STORE COLLECTS

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

HOW WE USE INFORMATION

OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY

OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

HOW TO CONTACT US





We offer secure online payment through Yahoo! Store accepting Visa, MasterCard, American Express. We also offer payment through PayPal with Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover. All online transactions through Yahoo! Store are handled with industry-standard, 128-bit, SSL encryption.

When you enter your credit card number into the order form, it is transmitted in an encrypted (scrambled) form, then decoded when it gets to us. It is deleted from the Yahoo! Store database after 30 days.

According to CNN, "...on-line credit card use is actually no riskier for consumers than traditional "low-tech" transactions."

We order products online all the time, both as a company and as individuals. When we use a credit card to buy something online, we feel at least as safe as we would using one in a store or restaurant and much safer than ordering by phone.



Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.



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. Please see the Yahoo! Privacy Policy for more information about how Yahoo! uses this information.



This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Patio Comforts website. On some pages, you can order products and make requests. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

Name Address Email address Phone number Credit/Debit Card Information (credit card information is deleted from Yahoo! Store records after 30 days)

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient's address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

Recipient’s Name Recipient’s Address Recipient’s Phone Number



It is the policy of Third Coast Trading and PatioComforts.com, to keep your email address and any other information we may receive about you completely private. We do not sell or share our customer information with anyone, ever! We use the information that you provide when placing an order, only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We use the information that you provide about someone else when placing an order only to ship the product and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

Your credit card information is transferred to us using Yahoo's secure servers, and is automatically deleted from our system 30 days after our business is concluded.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive and to keep you informed of your products status. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You will have the opportunity to choose to receive updates on our new products and services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you grant us permission.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above.



To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.



Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.



Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us by clicking on the "Contact Us" link at the top of this page or call us at 888-446-7227 or 512-494-5450.

PatioComforts.com is presented by Third Coast Trading.