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TheEpitome.com respects the privacy of our customers. The information we collect about our customers is used by our company only. We retain the data we collect as stated by our business practices. Our purpose for collecting data is to maintain and secure our site and to process your order to your specifications. The types of data we collect are computer, browser and operating system information, passive activity such as pages visited, for future content improvement and enhancement, and information you wish placed on your public Web Showcase. We do not collect, nor do we receive from our payment processor, any sensitive financial information.

Specific Data Collected
This privacy policy declares collected data in groups. This policy contains only 2 data groups. The manner in which data is collected and used is described in the following description.

Data Group: Web Access Log

The following information is collected:

  • Clickstream Information
  • HTTP Protocol Information

Data is collected from all Web users in access logs. The collected data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Web Site/System Administration
  • Research and Development

We and our web metrics vendor, Media Services Network, are the only entities having access to the data. The data is retained for 7 days, after which all but the count, kept for historical purposes, is deleted. Please review the privacy policy of Media Services Network.

Data Group: Order Processing

The following information is collected from the Web Specifications Form, when placing an order: your name, email address, business name, company slogan, business email address(es) and your Web Showcase categories. This data is collected from Web users placing an order for a Web Showcase. The collected data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Your name and email address will be used to communicate during order processing to assure correctness of information placed on your Web Showcase.
  • Your business name, business slogan, business email adress(es) and your Web Showcase categories will be used to place your business information into your Web Showcase.

We do not collect sensitive financial information. Buyers are transferred to the secure servers of our payment processor for payment. Our payment processor, PayPal, does not share your financial information with us.

Data Security
TheEpitome.com does not collect personally identifiable information, nor sensitive financial information from visitors prior to transfer to PayPal's secure servers for payment processing, therefore secure encryption technology (secure socket connection, or SSL) is not required on our site. Upon return from the PayPal servers, a brief Web Specifications Form must be completed for you to indicate your requirements for your Web Showcase. The specifications given will be placed on your new, public Web Showcase, thus will not require secure encryption technology (secure socket connection, or SSL), unless specifically requested in the "Additional Information" box.

PayPal does not transmit sensitive financial information in the transaction information provided to us, using only the payee's PayPal ID in reference to a transaction. Email payment notification from PayPal is removed from our server on a daily basis and placed on disc for accounting purposes only. Please review the privacy policy of PayPal.

Links and Advertisements
Our web site contains links to other sites. We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any web sites having ads or links on this web site. Please review the privacy policy of those sites to understand the implications of providing information to them.

Visitors Under 13 Years of Age
TheEpitome.com does not collect personally identifiable information online from anyone, including visitors under 13 years of age. Our site is not directed at children.

Changes to the Privacy Statement
The information you submit to us is controlled by the privacy policy in effect at the time you submit it. If we significantly change our policy, we will post a notice in a conspicuous place on our web site notifying visitors of policy changes.

Cookies
TheEpitome.com does not use cookies.

Data Retention Statement
Web Site Metrics: Our web site metrics vendor, Mediaservices Network, keeps web site logs for 7 days, then deletes all but the count for historical purposes.

Our Web Specifications Form: Information from your Web Specifications Form will removed from our web server and transferred to disc. Upon release of your Web Showcase, it will be discarded. A backup copy of your Web Showcase will be retained on disc for the purpose of offering a replacement Web Showcase to you in the event of future data loss, and for product liability purposes.

PayPal Transaction Data: Email payment notification and transaction logs from PayPal, our payment processor, is removed from our server on a daily basis and placed on disc for accounting purposes only and held indefinitely. Transaction information from PayPal contains no sensitive financial information. Only the payor's PayPal ID is personally identiable.

Contact Information
Using the following information, you can contact us if you have questions about our privacy policy.

E-mail: admin@TheEpitome.com

Resolving Privacy Policy Disputes
If you think we have not followed our privacy policy in some way, it can be resolved by contacting us.

Legal Disclaimer
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our web site.

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