What if i communicate with House Accents electronically?
When you send an email to House Accents or visit the web site, you are communicating with us electronically. When you send an email to House Accents , you consent to receive communications from us electronically in response. Please note that this does not constitute opting in to our email or direct mail lists. House Accents may communicate with you by email, by updating or posting notices on the web site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosure and other communications that House Accents provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing. All communications with House Accents become the property of House Accents .
What information does House Accents collect?
In order to serve you better, House Accents collects and stores your personal information when you: (i) create an account (ii) sign up to be notified of special deals like discounts and exclusive offers; or (iii) enter a contest or promotion on our site. An account is created when you do one of following things: make a purchase on House Accents , create a wish list on House Accents , or register for an account on House Accents , or enter certain House Accents sweepstakes. When creating an account, we ask you for your first and last name, your e-mail address, a password, and perhaps some other similar information. If you are making a purchase, we will additionally ask you for your billing address, shipping address, and credit card information.
Our system also may gather information about the areas you visit on our site as well as the IP address you use to connect to our site. We may use this data internally only for 2 reasons: 1) to personalize your experience on House Accents .com and the marketing materials you receive from House Accents or its partners and 2) to prevent fraud on your account. We would not share any of this data on an individual basis (we may share it in an aggregate form without personal identifiers) with any outside company other than perhaps consultants or service providers of House Accents who were assisting House Accents in serving you better. We do not keep track of where you go on the World Wide Web.
What does House Accents do with this personal information?
Your information is used to process your orders and personalize your shopping experience on House Accents , for internal purposes and to comply with any legal requirements. By storing your personal information on a secure server, House Accents is able to shorten your checkout process and allow you to check your order status online.
At House Accents , we also review what kinds of products appeal most to our customers as a group. This statistical information helps us improve our offering in the same way that other companies change their catalog based on what sells best. We may also use information about the kinds of products you buy from House Accents to make other marketing offers to you. Of course, you always have the option to opt-out from receiving such offers (for instructions on how to opt-out, please see below).
Does House Accents share any information it collects with outside parties?
How does House Accents safeguard my personal information?
House Accents has implemented a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of employees who have special access rights. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All sensitive/credit information supplied by you is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and securely stored in House Accents 's database.
Does House Accents provide a way to update or remove personal information?
House Accents provides a my account feature on our website which allows you to modify and/or remove most of your personal information. This page can be accessed by clicking the my account link at the top of every page on the site. Rest assured that all of your information within my account is secure and accessible only by you or limited House Accents personnel.
How does House Accents use my e-mail address?
Your e-mail address is used to create and identify your account on House Accents . Your e-mail address is also used by House Accents to correspond with you about any orders that you may place or to notify you with the results of any contests you may have entered. We may also use your e-mail address to notify you about important functionality changes to the Web site, new House Accents services and special offers and promotions we think you'll find valuable. If you would rather not receive this information, or would like to opt-out of receiving e-mail of this kind, simply click on the "Unsubscribe" link that appears at the bottom of any email and follow the simple instructions to have your email address removed from the list of customers who receive notices of new functionality, services, special offers and promotions.
Does House Accents use "cookies"?
A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web site that is saved on your hard disk by your computer's browser. The cookie holds information a site may need to personalize your experience and to gather web site statistical data, such as which pages are visited, the internet provider's domain name and country that our visitors come and the addresses of the sites visited immediately before coming to and immediately after leaving House Accents.com. However, none of this information is associated with you as an individual. It is measured anonymously and only in the aggregate. The information in the cookies lets us trace your "click stream" activity (i.e., the paths taken by visitors to our site as they move from page to page). Cookies do not capture your individual email address or any private information about you.
House Accents may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our web site as well as third party companies to provide tracking and analysis of information and data collected from visitors to our web site. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous and House Accents reserves the right to provide that information and data to these third parties.