Author, Inc. Is Committed To Your Privacy
informed about any changes to it, so we encourage you to visit this page often.
Like most other web sites this site uses "cookies." Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable us to recognize your browser and to provide features such as automatic login and permanent shopping carts for convenient storage of your items in your shopping cart in-between visits.
Information You Give Us
We receive and store information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future shopping for you, improving our store, and communicating with you.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
This site utilizes various security measures such as https:// pages and SSL on various parts of the site that contain sensitive information. The secure pages are displayed with a "Lock" symbol in the lower right side of your browser toolbar. HTTPS encrypts and decrypts user page requests as well as the pages that are returned by the web server. SSL establishes a secure channel between the visitor browser and the web site on our server. Through this channel, sensitive information such as credit card numbers and personal information can be
exchanged securely. So if someone was to interrupt our communication all they would see is random numbers and letters, none of your personal information because the connection is secure.
How Secure Is My Credit Card Information?
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using the highest form of encryption commercially available. Your credit card information is encrypted using HTTPS and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software and is transmitted via a secure encrypted channel directly to the credit card processor. Even though your credit card information is not stored on our site, it is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
Does Author, Inc. Share the Information It Receives?
Information about our customers is an important part of our business and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We value your privacy and only share necessary customer information only with the parties Author, Inc. controls as described below.
We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy assets. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the unlikely event that Author, Inc., or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
What Choices Do I Have?
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase or to take advantage of such CooksPalate.com features as automatic login, and permanent shopping carts. You can add or update certain information on pages such as those listed in the "My Account" pages. When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the prior version for our records. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your account to reflect this in the menu under "My
If you have any further questions about your privacy please contact us
and we will be happy to go into further detail with you about our security measures.