Thank you for visiting www.lakeshore.com. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at this Lake Shore site.
The Lake Shore sites covered by this Privacy Notice will not use or transfer or sell personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described in this document without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.
The Information We Collect
At Lake Shore’s sites, you can order products, enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our online newsletters. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various products and services.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.
We use a third-party shopping cart application hosted by 1shoppingcart.com. If a credit card is used to purchase a Lake Shore product, we use your credit card billing information only to obtain payment. Credit card information is encrypted before transmission over the Internet through the use of a security protocol known as Secure Sockets Layer. We have security measures in place to protect your personal information that we maintain in our offices.
How We Use the Information
We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you.
We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have placed and order, won one of our contests or when we make changes to our subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account with us.
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products or services.
Lake Shore employees who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Lake Shore.
Cookies & Web Beacons
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
As you shop on our website, the site uses its cookies to differentiate you from other shoppers so your shopping cart is only available to you. Cookies, in conjunction with our web server's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our website and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order to constantly improve our website and better serve our customers. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not generally store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies.
Web beacons or clear .gifs are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. We may use web beacons on this site from time to time for this and other purposes.
A Referrer is the information passed along by a web browser that references the web URL you linked from, and is automatically collected by our web server as “traffic data”. We use traffic data to credit your referral to a partner or affiliate who referred you to our website. This information by also be used by Lake Shore to identify broad demographic trends that may be used to provide information tailored to your interests. You will not be personally identified from this information.
Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites
Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices. 1Shoppingcart.com and Google Analytics software.
The Lake Shore sites covered by this Privacy Notice sometimes may offer content (e.g., contests, sweepstakes, or promotions) that is sponsored by or cobranded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity. Lake Shore has no control over these third parties' use of this information.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about the Lake Shore’s online policy for this site or its implementation you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updates & Effective Date
From time to time, we may update this privacy notice. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it.
The Privacy Notice posted on this site was updated on or about November 9, 2012.