Personally Identifiable Information
When you make a purchase on our site, we ask you to provide the following information to Social Emporium, in order to complete your purchase:
- Email address
- Billing and shipping address
- Telephone number
- Type of credit card you are using
- Credit card number and experation date, or other form of payment
Social Emporium uses aggregate information from demographic surveys and traffic patterns to make improvements to our site. State-of-the-art comparison technology allows us to use this information to make recommendations to members based on previous traffic patterns and purchases. Social Emporium uses information only on an aggregate level and does not track information about individuals. Aggregate information may be shared with partners of Social Emporium to plan advertising or promotions. We do not share any individual information.
A cookie is a small piece of information that web sites use to remember information about users. Social Emporium uses session cookies to provide continuity from page to page. Within a single visit, these cookies store information such as your shopping list to simplify checkout. They do not contain any personally identifying information unless you give us permission.
Social Emporium does not provide any third party with any individually identifiable information other than that which is necessary to complete your order. Specifically, Social Emporium gives your name, shipping address, phone number, and order information to our shipping carrier. Social Emporium also supplies your name, billing address, and credit card information to the credit card processor who bills your account. Social Emporium has strict guidelines requiring all third parties to keep any shared personal information confidential.
Fair Credit Billing Act:
“We guarantee that every online transaction you make will be 100% safe. This means you pay nothing if unauthorized charges are made to your card as a result of shopping at our online store. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, your bank cannot hold you liable for more than $50.00 of fraudulent charges. In the event of unauthorized use of your credit card, you must notify your credit card provider in accordance with its reporting rules and procedures.”
We implement several security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption for the exchange of personal and payment information. When placing an order, you will notice solid key or lock in the lower left-hand corner of your window to indicate security encryption has taken place. Security measures are strictly maintained by our payment/authorization gateway provider. This means you can safely enter your entire credit card number when prompted by our online purchasing system, and it cannot be read in transit. Customer personal information is stored behind secured networks and can only be accessed by a very limited number of employees who have special access to secured information.