We Respect Your Privacy and Will Protect Your Information
Last Updated April 21, 2016
At artvanrugs.com, we believe you're entitled to decide what information you share with us and how it is used, so we answer your questions about privacy up front!
1. Why does artvanrugs.com collect visitor information?
We gather information with three objectives in mind:
- To fulfill your order accurately and quickly.
- To learn how we can improve your shopping experience.
- To help us meet our commitment to privacy.
When you visit artvanrugs.com, you have the option of creating a artvanrugs.com user account, which is not required to place an online order from artvanrugs.com. However, artvanrugs.com user account also gives you free access to these valuable features:
- Save items to your Favorite Things.
- Quicker and easier access to your order history.
- Get access to special promotions.
- View delivery details and lead times instantly.
- Creating a user account is easy:
- Enter your e-mail address and name.
- Choose and confirm a password.
When you place an order, we will ask for additional information needed to fulfill your order:
- Your delivery address and phone.
- Your billing address and phone.
- Your credit card information.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's e-mail address. artvanrugs.com will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the site. artvanrugs.com stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail and tracking the success of our referral program.
2. How does artvanrugs.com's web site remember me automatically?
artvanrugs.com uses a technology called "cookies" to remember you and the information you are saving. When you visit our web site, we send you back a cookie, a small text file that includes a temporary inquiry number, your IP address, plus any items you've chosen. The information we store in cookies is also linked to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. Your web browser has a special folder on your computer where it keeps cookies. Cookies cannot harm your computer in any way. Only the website that places a cookie on your computer is allowed to read it; no other website may access the cookie artvanrugs.com's places on your computer. If you are visiting artvanrugs.com from a computer that only you or your family use, cookies present no security concern. However, if you are using a shared computer in a public environment (i.e. a library, work, coffee house), others using that computer to visit artvanrugs.com can log in as you. Although artvanrugs.com never displays your credit card information on our website, someone logging in as you could access less confidential data, such as your name or shipping address. If this applies to you, consider choosing not to be "remembered" when you register using a shared computer in a public environment. Instead, log in at each visit. Cookies make your shopping experience much easier. If you are trying to decide between two sofas, the cookie enables your computer to find those items again without doing a whole new search. Your browser looks in its cookie folder, finds your artvanrugs.com's cookie and tells artvanrugs.com that you want to look at the same sofas again. When you add an item to your Shopping Cart, request a price, or place an order, your cookie may hold information with the details of the items you're considering ordering. If you don't want any information stored in a cookie, you can set your browser not to accept cookies, but remember that cookies make your purchases easy. They enable your computer to keep a list of items you're considering or to place them directly in your Shopping Cart (so you don't have to re-enter them manually).
3. What visitor information does artvanrugs.com's web site keep track of?
Information tracked automatically is generic and doesn't include any personal details: When you log onto the Internet, your computer says to your Internet service, "Here I am; talk to me!" by requesting an IP (Internet protocol) address, sort of like asking for a seat at an electronic table with numbered seats. Your Internet service's computer responds by saying, "OK, for this session, you sit at #12." Some providers assign you a permanent or "static" IP address, but most use temporary ones. This helps ensure your privacy, because it's difficult, if not impossible, to collect personal information about you via a temporary address. Our site keeps a general list of visitors' IP addresses. This gives us broad, generic information such as how many users from a specific ISP log onto artvanrugs.com's web site and helps us maintain compatibility with many different Internet services. artvanrugs.com records browser types and versions so we can answer questions such as, "How many of our visitors were using Netscape Communicator(r) 4.6 last month?" This tells us what features our visitors can make use of and helps us keep our website up to date. We record how many people visit each page on our site. This helps answer questions such as, "Which items or pages are drawing a lot of interest this month?" We may also record which site or search engine referred you to artvanrugs.com. This information enhances your shopping experience: images look better, pages load more quickly, and this site remains compatible with more browsers and systems. Information you enter when you register or place an order makes your shopping experience at artvanrugs.com easy. At any point while you're browsing, you can place an item in your Shopping Cart. When you're done browsing, you can review your Shopping Cart. If you want to place an order, indicate the item(s) you wish to order and click the Proceed to Checkout button. Enter your delivery information, including: name, address, and preferred contact time/method in case we need to get in touch with you about your order. The next screen gives you a price quote for the item(s) you're ordering, including price and applicable sales tax. The Purchase button then displays options for payment: You can enter credit card information here.
4. What does artvanrugs.com do with this information?
artvanrugs.com has an absolute commitment to keep your information secure. The information you share with us is used to fulfill your order and to keep you up-to-date on the status of your order. After you place an order, we'll contact you with information about the order as needed. The financial institutions processing your payment or your financing application may send us supplemental information if there is a problem in completing the transaction. The retailer / shipper fulfilling your order may send us supplemental information if there is a problem with delivery. This information is used only in processing your order(s) from artvanrugs.com. Information about your browser helps us improve the way our site appears on your computer and makes sure our site is up to date and compatible with your system. Traffic reports (information about sites that refer visitors to us) help us select the best places to reach people interested in shopping for furniture online.
5. Does artvanrugs.com ever share such information? With whom?
6. What types of emails will artvanrugs.com send to me? Can I choose not to receive these emails?
As a registered artvanrugs.com user, you may occasionally receive emails from us, including:
Newsletters Special Offers
Should you no longer wish to receive these emails, you may "opt out" at any time by logging in to your artvanrugs.com Account and clicking "Update your email preferences." Alternatively, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may mail your request to Art Van Rugs, 2500 W. Loop South, Suite 315 Houston, Texas 77027. Attention: Privacy. When you place an order with artvanrugs.com, you will also receive email updates regarding the status of your order. These emails, which are critical to fulfilling your order, will not be affected by updating your email preferences.
7. Can I tell artvanrugs.com not to gather or keep track of my visit via the cookie?
Yes. You can set your browser not to accept cookies, but remember that cookies make your purchases easy. They enable your computer to keep a list of items you're considering or to place them directly in your Shopping Cart (so you don't have to re-enter them manually).
8. How do I correct or update information about me and my order(s)?
To change, correct, or update information about you or your order prior to shipment, please access the "My Account" area of our website. Alternatively, contact us at email@example.com.
9. Can I have my name removed from artvanrugs.com's active records? How?
If you would like your name removed from our active records, you may go to your Account and click "edit my e-mail preferences". Alternatively, you may also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. How do I contact artvanrugs.com with any questions about this policy?
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact:
11. How will I know if this policy has been changed?