What information do we collect? How do we use it?
- When you order, we need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number, and expiration date. This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status.
- When you ask for our FREE Special Report, we need only an e-mail address--which we use to send the information you requested.
- When you submit a review or testimonial, we also ask for your e-mail address, name, city and state, although you can choose not to have your e-mail address and last name displayed with your review.
- When you enter a contest or other promotional feature, we may ask for your name, address, and e-mail address so we can administer the contest and notify winners.
- We personalize your shopping experience by using your purchases to shape our recommendations about the products that might be of interest to you. We also monitor traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and layout of the store.
- We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to the Web site, new services, care tips and special offers we think you'll find valuable. If you would rather not receive these e-mails, please e-mail us.
How do we protect customer information?
When you place orders we offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.
What about "cookies"?
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information, but they do enable us to provide features such as Quick buy shopping and to store items in your shopping cart between visits. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. Even without a cookie, you can still use most of the features on our website.
Will we disclose the information it collects to outside parties?
B.W. Inc. does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We may choose to do so in the future with trustworthy third parties, but you can tell us not to by sending a blank e-mail message to CustomerService@FamilyPoolFun.com (If you use more than one e-mail address to shop with us, send this message from each e-mail account you use.) Also, B.W. Inc may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. B.W. Inc. may release account information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law, (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements or (iii) protect the rights, property or safety of B.W. Inc., our users, or others.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect on the site to make shopping at B.W. Inc. possible, and to enhance your overall shopping experience. We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We may choose to do so in the future with trustworthy third parties, but you can tell us not to by sending a blank e-mail message to: CustomerService@FamilyPoolFun.com.
Tell us what you think!
B.W. Inc. welcomes your questions and comments about privacy. Please send e-mail to CustomerService@FamilyPoolFun.com.
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