We have designed our information-handling practices around the words of Jesus Christ: "And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise" (Luke 6:31). We are internet users, too, and the collection and use of our personal information is something we take seriously—so we take the collection and use of your personal information very seriously, too.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE GATHER?
Information You Give Us: We never ask for personal information unless it is specifically needed to fulfill a request that you are making. When you request to be placed on our physical mailing list, we ask for your name, mailing address, and email address so we can contact you in case your mailing address is incomplete. You have the option of including your phone number, but are not obligated to do so. When you subscribe to one of our email lists, you are only required to provide your name and email address.
Information From Other Sources: There are limited and specific instances in which we receive additional information about you from other sources and add it to our records. These are usually related to verifying and/or correcting your mailing and/or shipping address when the information that you provide is flagged as incomplete or incorrect by our shipping software. In these instances we will use the information that they provide (or that is available online in publically-accessible directories) to complete and/or correct your address.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE SHARE?
The only information that we share with any other individuals or organizations is that which is necessary to fulfill the requests you have made. For example: we share your address with our shippers to facilitate delivery of any mailings that you have requested or any items that you have ordered. If you provide your credit card information as payment for an order, that information is encrypted and transmitted to a payment processor. Outside of the instances where your information must be shared for fulfilling your requests, we do not share, sell, lease, or give any of your personal information to any individuals or organizations.
HOW SECURE IS MY INFORMATION?
Our website's ecommerce system uses SSL encryption to protect the transmission of your credit card and other personal information when you place an order online. The shopping cart system is PCI Level 1 compliant. All information transferred to our in-house computer systems is protected against unauthorized use using various protections.
We do two types of mailings: physical and through email. The only way to be placed on an email mailing list is to submit and verify your email address and specifically request to be added to a mailing list. We add people to our physical mailing list in several ways, including: 1) People who place an order with us will be placed on our mailing list unless they specifically request otherwise. 2) People who request a sample mailing will also added to our list in most cases. It is not our intent to send mailings (either physical or by email) to those who do not want to receive them, and will promptly remove anyone who requests to be removed. Each email that we send contains a link for easily unsubscribing from further emails.
INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN
We request that all children only use our website with the involvement of a parent or legal guardian. If you are under 18 and would like to receive communication from us through the mail or by email, we ask that you have a parent or legal guardian request that information on your behalf. If we knowingly receive a request from a minor or on behalf of a minor without verifiable consent of a parent or legal guardian, that request will not be fulfilled.
We expect that you will use our website and other resources in compliance with all local laws and ordinances. If we are contacted by a law enforcement agency who suspects that you are using our materials in a way that violates the law, we will assist them in that investigation as directed by our own conscience and by our legal counsel.