Security & Privacy Policy

General Security & Privacy Policy

Quality Promos Plus, LLC works diligently to ensure your interaction with our company is conducted in a secure and private fashion. To that end, we:

Employ electronic, physical, and process security to ensure the data that you choose to share with us, remains controlled and accessible in readable fashion only by employees of Quality Promos Plus, LLC or as necessary by companies that provide services for us, such as our Authorize.Net payment processor. Your personal information including names, email addresses, and any financial data you choose to share with us, is NEVER sold or provided to any other company, accept as required by law or as required by service contractors necessary to maintain our business and technology infrastructure.

We do not retain any personal financial data including credit cards numbers, bank account numbers, or bank routing numbers once your payment is approved.

We use Authorize.Net, which is the largest and most trusted name in web based payment processing, to handle all our internet based payment transactions.

We regularly perform security scans of our web site, software, and data to ensure our site and your information is secure.

Specific Security Relative to Financial Data

There are two methods we use to receive payments over the internet.

A payment made with a credit card through our web store checkout.

The information entered into your web browser, including your credit card number is transferred to our web server in an encrypted fashion using an industry standard 128 bit Secure Socket Layer. Our business validated SSL certificate is provided by our Certificate Authority, Comodo CA Limited. Your web browser will confirm your information is being transmitted securely by displaying the golden padlock at the end or your browsers URL toolbar.

Once received from your browser, your credit card information is encrypted by our shopping cart software using a Blowfish Encryption Cipher and is momentarily stored in a SQL database with your order, while the payment information is transferred via Secure Socket Layer to Authorize.Net, for payment approval and processing.

While you're a resident on our system, your encrypted credit card data is only readable by our web store software and only two employees have password access to view it.

Once we receive electronic notification that your payment has been approved, your credit card data is removed from our system. The last 4 digits are retained so we can communicate to you, what card you used on your payment receipt or when corresponding with you regarding your order.

Payments made using an electronic invoice emailed to you.

In the event you wish to purchase a product not specifically listed in our web store, we will send you an email with a link to a custom invoice.

By clicking on the Buy Now button on the invoice, you will be transferred directly to Authorize.Net where you will complete your payment.

When using this method to pay, your credit card data is not transferred to our server or stored with your order. The complete payment process is conducted on the Authorize.Net secure server. We simply receive electronic notification that you have paid.

What Personal Info Do We Collect Through This Web Site?

Information You Volunteer. We collect the personal information you knowingly and voluntarily provide us when you use this Web site. For example, the information you provide when you request information about our products or services. This information may include your name, street, e-mail address, phone number, credit card information, and/or information used to verify your identity or to prevent fraud.

Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser. We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser.  This information typically includes your IP address, the address of the web page you were visiting when you accessed this Web site, the name of your operating system (such as Windows® or Macintosh®), the name and version of your browser (such as Netscape® or Internet Explorer®), and the date as well as time of your visit. The information we receive depends on the settings on your web browser.  Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.

The information provided by your browser does not identify you personally. We use this non-personal information primarily to create statistics that help us improve the Quality Promos Plus, LLC web site and make them more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. However, if you have created a user identity on one of your visits to our web site, we may link the information provided by your browser, to information that identifies you personally and use it for the purposes described below.

In addition, we may review our server logs for security purposes, such as detecting intrusions into our network. If we suspect criminal activity, we might share our server logs -- which contain visitors' IP addresses -- with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.

Information Collected Using "Cookies" and Other Web Technologies. We use "cookies," and similar technologies, such as Web Beacons (also referred to as "tracking pixels," or "action tags"), to collect personal information and support the functionality of this Web site. For more information about our use of cookies and Web Beacons, see below.

Cookies & Web Beacons

A "cookie" is a small text file that is transferred to your computer by our Web server. We may use two types of cookies -- "session cookies" and "persistent cookies." Any "cookie" we store on your computer, whether session or persistent, is only used to collect information or improve your experience while interacting with our web site. We never put anything on your computer such as a program considered to be Malware or Adware that would collect or transmit information about your browsing habits or practices while not connected to our site,

Session Cookies. A "session cookie" is a temporary cookie that expires when you close your browser. A session cookie assigns a randomly-generated, unique identification number to your computer when you access one of our Sites. Assigning your computer a number facilitates the proper functioning of the features of our Web sites, by permitting us to maintain a persistent "state" for your session, such as, maintaining the contents of your shopping basket during checkout.

We also use session cookies to collect information about the ways visitors use this web site - which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page.  We analyze this information (known as "click-stream information") to better understand our visitors' interests and needs as well as to improve the content and functionality of our web site. Sessions cookies do not contain your personal information. However, if you have created a user identity on one of your visits to our web site, we may link the session cookie identification number to information that identifies you personally.

Persistent Cookies. When you visit our web site, we may place one or more "persistent cookies" on your computer. Unlike a "session cookie," a persistent cookie does not expire when you close your browser. It stays on your computer until it expires (for example, at the end of the calendar year) or until you delete it.

Some persistent cookies simply "tag" your computer so that the next time you visit (or someone using your computer visits), our server will recognize you, not by name, but by the "tag" on your computer. This will enable us to provide you with a personalized experience even if we do not know who you are. It will also allow us to collect more accurate information about the ways people use our web site. For example, how people use our web site on their first visit and how often they return.

If at some point, you create a user identity, we may link the information collected by these persistent cookies to information in our database that identifies you personally. We may also transfer this information to a cookie and place it on your computer's hard drivez so that our web server can read this information each time you visit our web site. In either case, using persistent cookies permits us to provide you with a more personalized shopping experience and in some cases, may save you the trouble of re-entering information already in our database.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave our web site. Although you are not required to accept our cookies, if you set your browser to reject cookies, you will not be able to use all of the features and functionality of our web site. For example, you will not be able to purchase products and/or services on our web site.

Web Beacons. Web beacons (also referred to as "tracking pixels" or "action tags") are graphic images, usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, placed at various locations on our web site. Web beacons help us recognize the cookies on your browser. Like cookies, Web beacons help us collect information about the ways visitors use our Sites. They also help us identify browser types, IP addresses, search terms that bring visitors to our web site, and the domain names of the web sites that refer traffic to us.

The information collected by Web beacons does not identify you personally. However, if you have created a user identity on one of your visits to our web site, for example, by making a purchase, we may link the information we collect using Web beacons, to the information that identifies you personally and use it in the same ways as we use the information we collect using cookies.

Lastly, we utilize web beacons to provide us with more information on any emails we send out, in particular, the web beacons will send us information to let us know that you have received and opened any e-mail you have chosen to receive from us.

*** End of Quality Promos Plus, LLC Privacy and Security Policy -Rev January 2009- ***

 
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