Collection of Your Information
Instances where personally identifiable information may be gathered include registration on our website, and purchases made on our website. The types of personally identifying information we collect may include contact information (e.g., name, postal address, email address and phone number), credit card and ID verification information, information about your boat or boating preferences, as well as other relevant information.
When you visit us online, we also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information, such as the type of browser you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, which of our pages you access, how long you spend on each page, and aggregate data about the number of visits you make and the products and services in which you are interested. The information we learn from you during your visit helps us to improve our site, respond to your requests and customize your shopping experience with Direct Textile Store.
Use of Your Information
We know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly.
Also, we employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include website hosting and development, fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and processing credit card payments. They have access to personal information needed only to perform their functions. We require companies with whom we contract for outsourced services to keep data received from us confidential and to use it only for the purposes indicated.
Also, we may release personally identifying information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law or legal process (e.g., in response to a court order, subpoena or a law enforcement agency's request) or to protect the rights or property of Direct Textile Store, our users, our marketing partners or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. In addition, in the event that all or substantially all of Direct Textile Store stock and/or assets are transferred or sold to another entity, we may transfer personally identifiable information to the acquiring entity.
We will take all reasonable efforts to delete your personal information from our database as soon as reasonably possible. Please note that even if you chose to opt out of marketing communications, we will continue to send you important service-related communications (e.g., order confirmation or product safety information). However, these are not promotional in nature. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests.
Direct Textile Store uses the best security available for on-line purchasing. Your privacy and security are very important to us. When you click the "Add to Shopping Cart" button, Direct Textile Store automatically checks to see that you have a secure connection. Direct Textile Store uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), an encryption technology that works with the following browsers: Netscape Navigator, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and AOL (America Online).
If your browser does not support SSL, you will need to upgrade to a new version of Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or AOL that does for on-line purchases. Or, you may fax, mail or phone in your order.
As part of Direct Textile Store privacy and security practices, we do not store your credit card number in your membership file or order history. We request you kindly provide us with your credit card number every time you make a secure transaction.
Direct Textile Store is committed to treating your personal information in a confidential manner. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect.