Thomas Sires 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 ThomasSires.com and governs data collection and usage. By using ThomasSires.com, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Thomas Sires collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Thomas Sires 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 Thomas Sires. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Thomas Sires for the operation of the site, to maintain the quality of our services, and to provide general statistics regarding usage of ThomasSires.com.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the public message boards on ThomasSires.com, this information may be collected and used by others. Note that Thomas Sires does not read any of your private online communications.
Thomas Sires encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Thomas Sires so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Thomas Sires is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of ThomasSires.com.
Use of your Personal Information
Thomas Sires collects and uses your personal information to operate ThomasSires.com and deliver the goods and services you have requested. Thomas Sires also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Thomas Sires and others. Thomas Sires may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of our current products and services or of potential new products or services that may be offered.
Thomas Sires does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Thomas Sires 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, Thomas Sires 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 Thomas Sires, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Thomas Sires does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Thomas Sires keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within ThomasSires.com in order to determine which products and services are the most popular. This data may be used to provide us with insight into the popularity of products and services and to deliver customized content and advertising within ThomasSires.com to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
ThomasSires.com 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 Thomas Sires; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Thomas Sires; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Thomas Sires, or the public.
ThomasSires.com uses "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 register with ThomasSires.com, a cookie helps us 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 ThomasSires.com, the information you previously provided can be retrieved so you can easily use the Thomas Sires 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 ThomasSires.com or other Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Thomas Sires secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Thomas Sires 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.
Changes to this Statement
Thomas Sires will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Thomas Sires encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Thomas Sires is protecting your information.