Sky Blue Designs, a sole proprietorship, recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of our Web sites, subscribers to our mailing lists, and all of our customers. We created this policy with a fundamental respect for our users' right to privacy and to guide our relationships with our users. This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for all products and services owned by Sky Blue Designs.
When ordering from our catalog, users must first provide personal information so that we can communicate with them and ship them our merchandise/products. During the ordering process, users are required to give their contact information (such as name, email address, mailing address, and phone number). We use this information for internal purposes only and distribute it to no one except as noted.
For our services that require payment (such as certain events, products and subscriptions), we also collect check and credit card information (such as account name, number, and expiration date), which is used for billing purposes only and is not otherwise shared.
If users wish to subscribe to our email newsletters, we ask for contact information (such as name, email address, and, occasionally, demographic information). We use this information in the same manner as we use contact information in the ordering process described above. Recipients of our newsletters can unsubscribe using the instructions listed at the end of the email newsletter.
From time to time we invite users to provide information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary, and the user therefore has a choice whether to disclose requested contact information (such as name and mailing address) and demographic information (such as zip code or job title). In addition to other uses set forth in this policy, contact information collected in connection with surveys and contests is used to notify the winners and award prizes and to monitor or improve the use and satisfaction of the site. The information collected will never be shared with anyone else.
At some of our sites, we offer interactive and community features such as discussion boards, chat rooms, webcasts, and user profiles. Note that all personal information sent or posted via such features becomes public information for which we are not responsible.
We have features where users can submit information to us (such as our feedback and guestbook forms). None of this information will be made public. We may retain emails and other information sent to us for our internal administrative purposes and to help us to serve customers better.
In order to best serve our customers, we may send updates that contain important information about our sites and services. For example, we may communicate with a user to provide requested services and for account-related issues via email, phone, or regular mail.
We offer our users the option to receive information about our company, related products, services and special deals. Users can choose not to receive these communications as set forth in our Permission section below.
For our internal purposes, we may gather date, time, browser type, navigation history and IP address of visitors to our site. This information does not contain anything that can identify users personally. We use this information for our internal security audit log, trend analysis, and system administration and to gather broad demographic information about our user base for aggregate use.
We may combine demographic information supplied by a subscriber at registration with site usage data to provide general profiles, in aggregate non-personally identifiable form, about our users and their preferences in the content of the site and advertising. We may share this composite information with our advertisers and business affiliates to help them better understand our services.
We will not share (provide and receive) personal information with anyone except as outlined below. We do not share credit card information with such third parties except for the purposes of processing the credit card for payment of goods.
Other than as set forth above, we do not share personally identifiable information with other companies, and we agree to use it only for that purpose and to keep the information secure and confidential. Also, if our company merges into another company or entities to which any of our assets, products, sites or operations may be transferred, they will abide by these permissions and will be able to use personal information; otherwise, your data will be destroyed prior to merging. We will also disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena or other legal obligation, in response to a law enforcement agency's request, or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property. Users should also be aware that courts of equity, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, might have the authority under certain circumstances to permit personal information to be shared or transferred to third parties without permission.
We may share aggregate information, which is not personally identifiable, with others. This information may include usage and demographic data, but it will not include personal information.
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code), or if a user no longer desires our product(s)/service(s), we provide a way to correct or update that user's personal data. The user should contact Customer Support for the applicable product or service.
Our users are given the opportunity to choose whether to receive information from our affiliates and us not directly related to the registered services. Users also have the opportunity to choose whether to have personal information shared with third parties for marketing purposes. Instructions for how to exercise this choice are contained in emails sent by us, on our product Web sites, and in each of our publications. Please note that we will endeavor to implement requests within a reasonable time, although for a time users may continue to receive mailings, etc., transmitted based on information released prior to the implementation of the request. Users will continue to receive information directly related to their registered services, so they always are kept informed.
We use reasonable precautions to protect our users' personal information and to store it securely. Sensitive information that is transmitted to us online (such as credit card number) is encrypted and is transmitted to us securely. In addition, access to all of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
Our Web sites contain links to other sites. Sky Blue Designs is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each Web site to which we may link that may collect personally identifiable information.
For questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or any dealings with Sky Blue Designs, contact us.