North Carolina Furniture is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the North Carolina Furniture Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the North Carolina Furniture website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use North Carolina Furniture (www.north-carolina-furniture.com). This document also outlines some of the steps we take to safeguard information. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.
North Carolina Furniture strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers', consumers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.
Collection of your Personal Information
North Carolina Furniture collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. North Carolina Furniture also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by North Carolina Furniture. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used North Carolina Furniture for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the North Carolina Furniture Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through North Carolina Furniture public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: North Carolina Furniture does not read any of your private online communications.
North Carolina Furniture encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from North Carolina Furniture so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. North Carolina Furniture is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the North Carolina Furniture and North Carolina Furniture family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
North Carolina Furniture collects and uses your personal information to operate the North Carolina Furniture Web site and deliver the services you have requested. North Carolina Furniture also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from North Carolina Furniture and its affiliates. North Carolina Furniture may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
North Carolina Furniture does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. North Carolina Furniture may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, North Carolina Furniture may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to North Carolina Furniture, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
North Carolina Furniture does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
North Carolina Furniture keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within North Carolina Furniture, in order to determine what North Carolina Furniture services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within North Carolina Furniture to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
North Carolina Furniture Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on North Carolina Furniture or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of North Carolina Furniture; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of North Carolina Furniture, or the public.
North Carolina Furniture Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize North Carolina Furniture pages, or register with North Carolina Furniture site or services, a cookie helps North Carolina Furniture to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same North Carolina Furniture Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the North Carolina Furniture features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the North Carolina Furniture services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
North Carolina Furniture secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. North Carolina Furniture secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.
In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
Release of Information
If North Carolina Furniture is sold, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.
Changes to this Statement
Agreeing to Terms
North Carolina Furniture welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that North Carolina Furniture has not adhered to this Statement, please contact North Carolina Furniture. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.