A la mode, Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. A la mode, Inc. collects information from our users at several different points on our web site.
We request information from the user on our order form. Here a user must provide contact information (name, email, billing address, shipping address) and financial information (credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer’s orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Our shopping cart utilizes cookies to keep track of items in the shopping cart. If a user rejects the cookie, the shopping cart will not function properly. A customer may still order via other means, such as phone, fax, or email, paypal or google checkout.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are also recorded for all orders placed online. This allows us to track where orders are being placed from, as a safeguard against fraudulent orders.
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We use an outside credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, A la mode, Inc., are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.
A la mode, Inc. offers a tell-a-friend referral service. If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. A la mode, Inc. will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. A la mode, Inc. stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact A la mode, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the removal of this information from our database.
A la mode, Inc. takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. This web site uses state-of-the-art 128-bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology, enabling secure information exchanges.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific task are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.
When an order is placed, a receipt is automatically emailed to the customer. Tracking information for the order is also emailed to the customer when it is available. Customers cannot opt-out of this communication, as it is part of our order fulfillment process.
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us.