General Privacy Guidelines
Website collection, use, and disclosure of personal information
Inspirationz.com recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of visitors to our Site. As you interact with our Site, we may collect certain types of Personal Information about you, for example, when you provide shipping and billing information for an online purchase, when you provide an e-mail address or mailing address to receive additional news or offers from inspirationz.com, or when you post a message to a discussion board.
Users should be reminded that any Personal Information that is voluntarily posted by a user to a public area of this Site or an affliated site (for example, a posting to our Facebook page) may always be collected and used by others. We cannot prevent such uses.
To enhance your experience with our Site, many of our web pages use "cookies." Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies track where you travel on our Site and what you look at and purchase. All of these purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on our Site.
Most web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. Additionally, if you have a Flash player installed on your computer, your Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies. However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, the Site or certain areas or features of the Site.
We may use "clear GIFs" (aka "web beacons" or "pixel tags") or similar technologies, on the Site and/or in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a web page or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual's viewing or receipt of a web page or message. A clear GIF may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you, including your Personal Information.
IP Address and Clickstream data
Our server automatically collects data about your server's Internet address when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you're on the Internet. When you request pages from our Site, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another web site or a search engine); the pages you visit on this Site; the web site you visit after this Site; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this Site or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Site. Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider. [We may also link this information with your Personal Information.]
As noted above, we may contact you to provide you with information about programs and services that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive these promotional communications from us, just let us know by following the Opt-out instructions in the footer of any e-mail you receive.
For any inspirationz.com feature, if you choose to opt-out of receiving promotional communications, we will continue to send you important service-related communications, including follow-up messages regarding your purchases or other transactions you have undertaken, such as order confirmation.
Security of personal information
In connection with your purchases at inspirationz.com, we use a third party operational service provider to collect your credit card [or debit card] number. The third party operational service provider conducts the financial transaction in a secured manner by collecting your payment information through a secured Internet connection via SSL. The third party payment mechanism will be accessible via a hyperlink from the Site and the third party operational service provider will be solely responsible for all financial transactions and the collection, use, and storage of your credit card [or debit card] information. In connection with your purchases, the Site may request additional Personal Information such as full name, billing and shipping address, e-mail address and telephone number and any such information that is required to fulfil your order and to communicate with you regarding your order. We may use your Personal Information, (but not your credit card or debit card number) to contact you about future products, services and discounts from inspirationz.com or to provide such information indirectly from third parties such as promotional partners, unless you tell us otherwise ("Opt-out"). We will only use your credit card [and debit card] number to complete the specific transaction you requested.
Please remember that no data transmission over the Internet, or by other means, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Thus, while we strive to protect your personal data, inspirationz.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. As noted above, our third party operational service provider uses a secured connection for the collection of payment information, but we do not use a secured connection for other types of activities. Therefore, you understand, acknowledge, and agree that you transmit certain Personal Information over this Site at your own risk.
Once we receive your data, we use reasonable efforts to ensure the information you provide is secure and not readily available to unauthorized individuals or third parties.
Changes to our policy
Monitoring and use of aggregate information
Last updated: June 19, 2010 and effective immediately.