Our Commitment To You
A our customer, you have entrusted to our care certain personal and financial information. We recognize that your relationship with us is based on trust, and that you expect us to act responsibly and in your best interests. Because your personal and financial information is your private information, we hold ourselves to the highest standards in its safekeeping and use.
This means, most importantly, that we do not sell your information--whether it is your personal information or the fact that you are our customer--to anyone.
Your information is used by us to complete transactions that you request or to make you aware of other products and services that we offer.
The Information We Collect About You
When you place an order, you to provide information on our secure online order form. Also, when you send us email or use our online inquiry form, you to provide information. We also may obtain personal information from third parties in order to verify your identity and prevent fraud.
Personal information collected from any source may include your name, mailing address, email address, payment information, and other details needed to process your order or respond to your inquiry.
How We Handle Your Personal Information
We do not sell information about you to third parties. Nor do we share such information, except when needed to complete transactions at your request or to make you aware of products and services that we offer.
In certain circumstances, we may contract with non-affiliated companies to perform services for us. (Examples include credit card payment gateways, processors, and issuers; banks; and the U.S. Postal Service and package delivery services.) Where necessary, we disclose information we have about you to these third parties. In all such cases, we will provide the third party with only the information necessary to carry out its assigned responsibilities and only for that purpose. And we expect these third parties to treat your private information with the same high degree of confidentiality that we do.
Finally, we will release information about you if you direct us to do so, if we are compelled by law to do so, or in other legally limited circumstances (for example, to prevent fraud).
How We Protect Privacy Online
Our concern for the privacy of our customers naturally extends to all who use our Web site.
Our Web site uses secure forms of online communication, including data encryption, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, and user names and passwords. These technologies provide a high level of security and privacy when you access your account information, initiate online transactions, or send secure messages.
Our Web site offers customized features that require our use of "HTTP Cookies", tiny pieces of data that we ask your browser to store. However, we make limited use of these cookies. We don't use them to pull data from your hard drive, to learn your email address, or to view data in cookies created by other Web sites. We do not share the information in our cookies or give others access to it.
How We Safeguard Your Personal Information
We restrict access to information about you to those Applefield Direct employees who need to know the information to provide products or services to you. We maintain strict physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information.
What You Can Do
For your protection, we recommend that you do not reveal your account information, user name or password to anyone. If you become aware of any suspicious activity relating to your account or orders you have placed with us, please contact us immediately.
We do not knowingly offer our products and services to minors, and we do not knowingly market to children.
Links To Other Web Sites
Because we cannot control information on other Web sites, we are not responsible for the content of sites at links that appear on our Web site.