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Ada Products Company, Inc.
PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy covers what information we collect from you when you visit the AdaProducts.net site, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. By using the AdaProducts.net site, you agree with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The information we collect.
When you use the AdaProducts.net site, we receive and collect certain information. The information that we receive and collect depends on what you do when you visit AdaProducts.net.

Automatically Collected Information.
Some information is automatically received and sometimes collected from you when you visit the AdaProducts.net site. We receive and collect the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site. We use this information to monitor the usage of our site. Also, when we send emails to you, we may be able to identify information about your email address, such as whether you can read graphic-rich HTML emails. All of the information we automatically capture provides us with the ability to enhance our customers' search and shopping experiences and to determine aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns.

Information Collected via Cookies.
We use cookies to enhance the browsing and shopping experience. "Cookies" are small files or records that we place on your computer's hard drive to collect information about your activities on the AdaProducts.net site. The cookies transmit this information back to the computers at AdaProducts.net or our third-party contracted web host; these computers are, generally speaking, the only computers that are authorized to read such information. The information captured makes it possible for us (i) to speed navigation, keep track of items in your shopping cart, and provide you with custom tailored content; (ii) to remember information you gave to us so you don't have to reenter it each time you visit our site; (iii) to monitor the effectiveness of certain of our marketing email campaigns; and (iv) to monitor total number of visitors, pages viewed, and the total number of banners served.

Most people do not know that cookies are being placed on their computers when they visit the AdaProducts.net site or most web sites because browsers are typically set to accept cookies. You can choose to have your browser warn you every time a cookie is being sent to you or you can turn off cookie placement.
If you refuse cookies, you will not be able to open a AdaProducts.net Shopping Cart and therefore will not be able to complete an order with us online. Also, by not using cookies, your overall Internet browsing experience will be affected.

Information Collected Using Pixel Tags or Clear GIFs.
To help us understand the effectiveness of certain of our email marketing efforts, AdaProducts.net may use "message format" and "message open" sensing technologies. Both technologies require the use of pixel tags or clear GIFs (also called web beacons). The "message format" sensing technology allows us to recognize whether you have enabled your email program to receive HTML emails; if so, this information is then associated with your email address so that subsequent messages can be sent to you in HTML format. The "message open" sensing technology allows us to recognize whether you have opened our email message. We can only detect this if you have enabled your email program to receive HTML emails.

Information You Actively Submit to AdaProducts.net.
For most of the browsing services we provide, we neither require nor collect "Personal Customer Information" -- your name, email address, billing address, shipping address(es), phone number and credit card information. You can browse the AdaProducts.net site and take as much time as you want to review our books, services and reviews without having to submit such Personal Customer Information. Even when you use our shopping cart as you browse, there is no need to submit Personal Customer Information.

In the following instances, however, we do need you to actively submit Personal Customer Information: when you want to (i) create an account; (ii) complete an order; or (iii) submit customer reviews.

Creating an AdaProducts.net Account.
In order to place an order, you will be required to create a password-protected AdaProducts.net account. To create an account, we require that you provide us with the following Personal Customer Information: your first and last name, billing address and your email address (which may not be associated with another active AdaProducts.net account). After you have submitted your information, an account login and secure password will be forwarded to you by e-mail.

Completing an Order.
If you have an AdaProducts.net account that you want to use to complete an order, we will require you to access that account. We will then use the Personal Customer Information stored in that account to complete the order, or require you to input additional Personal Customer Information such as payment information. If you want to complete an order without using an AdaProducts.net account, we will ask for certain Personal Customer Information to complete the order. [See "Placing an Order Without a AdaProducts.net Account"]

Customer Reviews.
When you submit a customer review, we ask you to disclose your email address in addition to your review and other optional information. You can choose
not to have your email address displayed with your review. We only use the information you provide to us to chronicle your review; we do not use such information for marketing purposes. Because your email address at your election can be displayed with your reviews, we can make no assurance that others will not use the information you have provided.

How we use and share Personal Customer Information
Occasionally, AdaProducts.net uses Personal Customer Information to market products and services. If you have a AdaProducts.net account, you can
opt-out from us using your information for this purpose at any time by logging onto your Account and following the instructions under Name, Password, and Communication Preferences. If you shop on AdaProducts.net without an account, you can opt-out by selecting the link at the bottom of any promotional e-mail communication from Ada Products Company, Inc. you receive and following the instructions. 

AdaProducts.net shares Personal Customer Information that we collect as follows:

Subcontractors.
We send Personal Customer Information to third-party subcontractors and agents that work on our behalf to provide certain services. These third parties
do not have the right to use the Personal Customer Information beyond what is necessary to assist us. They are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the Personal Customer Information and are restricted from using such information in any way not expressly authorized by Ada Products Company, Inc.

Credit card companies.
Credit card transactions are handled by a third-party financial institution and their vendors, which receive the credit card number and other personal identifying information only to verify the credit card numbers and process transactions.

Law Enforcement Investigations.
AdaProducts.net may release Personal Customer Information when we believe, in our good judgment, that such release is reasonably necessary to comply with law, enforce or apply the terms of any of our policies or user agreements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of AdaProducts.net, our users, or others.

Communications from AdaProducts.net
As an AdaProducts.net account holder, you may receive the following communications from AdaProducts.net:

Communications related to transaction, account and website maintenance activities.
By creating a AdaProducts.net account or making a purchase without a AdaProducts.net account, you may receive communications from us relating to: order confirmations; order updates; order problems; important website information and material changes to site policies and account management procedures.

Communications from AdaProducts.net.
As an AdaProducts.net purchaser or account holder, we use and share your contact information to communicate special offers and new products from AdaProducts.net. As a AdaProducts.net account holder, we communicate via e-mail, postal mail and outbound telephone calls depending upon your settings in you Communications Preferences; as a purchaser without a AdaProducts.net account, we may communicate to you via e-mail. Any AdaProducts.net account holder can opt-out from the receipt of any such communications or opt-out of certain communication methods by logging onto his or her Account and following the instructions under "Change Your Communication Preferences. We will recognize such opt-out preferences even if you decide to make a purchase without using your account and use the e-mail address stored in your account in connection with such order. If you make a purchase without an AdaProducts.net account, you may opt out from the receipt of such communications by selecting the link at the bottom of any promotional e-mail communication and following the instructions.

Placing an Order Without a AdaProducts.net Account
You can place an order at AdaProducts.net without an account at any time. You will need to submit an email address and other Personal Customer Information such as billing address, shipping address, and payment information. Afterwards, with the use of your e-mail address and order number, you will be able to view certain order information in the Order Status section of our website such as the billing address, shipping address, some payment information and order total. If you do not wish to have this information displayed with the use of your e-mail address and order number, please place your order using an AdaProducts.net account which provides the added security level of password-protected access to such information.

Changes to Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy was added in August 2015. AdaProducts.net reserves the right to modify or amend this policy at any time by posting the revised Privacy Policy on our site. The changes will only affect the information we collect after the effective date of the change to our Privacy Policy unless we clearly express otherwise.

Questions or comments
If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please email us at info@adaproducts.net. For all other inquiries, please contact Customer Service.

Security Policy
The Personal Customer Information you provide -- including your credit card information -- to create and access an account with us and to make purchases from us (whether or not you use an account) is secured using industry standard e-commerce security technology such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology. We use this SSL technology to prevent such information from being intercepted and read as it is transmitted over the Internet. The encrypted data goes to a secure site where your information is stored on restricted-access computers located at restricted-access sites.

Unique E-mail and Password for AdaProducts.net Account
When you create an AdaProducts.net account, we secure your Personal Customer Information in the following manner:

We cross check an e-mail address with the submitted password to validate access to any AdaProducts.net customer account.

We do not allow any e-mail address to access more than one AdaProducts.net account. When a new AdaProducts.net account is created, we require you to submit an e-mail address that is not associated with an existing AdaProducts.net account.

We encourage you to use a password that is not easily determinable (e.g., don't use your name or street name). Keep your password secure; do not share it with anyone. The password is the "key" to your account; anyone who gets this "key" can, along with your e-mail address, gain access to your account. If you forget your password, to gain access to your account you will need to go onto the Account Sign-In Page click on the “Forgot your password?” link and then type in the e-mail address of the account you would like to open. A message will be sent to your e-mail address with instructions on how to receive your forgotten password.

If you want to change your password or other account information, simply log onto your account and follow the instructions on the page headed "Account Management Options.

Placing an Order Without an AdaProducts.net Account
If you place an order at AdaProducts.net without an account, certain order detail information will be accessible with the use of your e-mail address and order number. Although specific item details (such as book title) are masked, viewable information includes billing address, shipping address, payment type, and order total. If you do not wish to have such information displayed with the use of your e-mail address and order number, please place your order using an AdaProducts.net account which provides the added security level of password-protected access to such information.

Remember to log out
To further prevent unauthorized access to your account, remember that, after you sign in, you should sign out once you have (i) completed your transaction,
(ii) completed managing your account, or (iii) decided to step away from your computer. Anyone who accesses your computer after you have signed in but before you have either signed out or your session has timed-out can access your account.

Safe Shopping Guarantee
Under federal law, a credit card issuer cannot make you liable for charges in excess of $50.00 that result from the unauthorized use of your credit card.
There are similar federal laws that relate to debit cards. Exceptions do apply, and you will have to comply with the rules of your credit card or debit card issuer, so please contact your card issuer for further details.

If a credit card or debit card issuer assesses you a fee because of the unauthorized use of your credit card or debit card on our site, please contact our Customer Service and report the activity immediately. Please be advised, as we state in greater detail in our Terms of Use, we do not guarantee the continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the AdaProducts.net site because the operation of the AdaProducts.net website may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control.

Alternative customer purchasing options
If you do not feel comfortable sending your credit card information to us over the Internet, you still can shop with us. We welcome you to call us to complete your purchase by phone. Please go to our Contact Us link and see the Payment Options section for details.

Changes to security policy
This security policy was added on August, 2015. AdaProducts.net reserves the right to modify or amend this policy at any time by posting the revised Security Policy on our site. The changes will only affect the information we collect after the effective date of the change to our Security Policy unless we clearly express otherwise.