INFORMATION COLLECTION, USE, AND SHARING
We collect personally identifiable information (such as names, postal addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and credit card information), when submitted by our visitors and transacting customers. We collect and have access to information that you provide via on-line account registration and check-out, contact request forms, email, or other direct contact from you. The information you provide is used to fulfill your requests, payment and shipping of your orders, notify you of order status, communicate with you regarding our website or our business. We are the sole owners of the information collected and will not sell, rent, or share this information with any third party outside of our organization without your consent, other than as necessary to fulfill your requests or appropriate to comply with the law, fraud protection procedures, and credit risk reduction practices.
When you provide personally identifying information to us, you can let us know that you do not wish to receive any Essential Self Defense Gear marketing e-mail communications (newsletters, surveys, or special offers from Essential Self Defense Gear). Each Essential Self Defense Gear marketing e-mail communication will also have information available to allow you to opt out if you wish to not receive any further marketing e-mail communications.
We use "cookies" on this website. A cookie is a small piece of data transferred and stored onto your computing device by your web browser that enables our systems to recognize your computing device when visiting our website. The cookies we provide to your browser do not contain any personally identifiable information and in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our website. Cookies enable us to track and target your interests so we may provide you with special services and enhance your experience when visiting our website.
Cookies simplify the ordering process by remembering information about you and allow the use of the shopping cart checkout for online ordering. If you do not wish to accept cookies from our website, the help feature in most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. If you choose to block or otherwise reject our cookies, you will be unable to sign-in and place online orders at our website. However, you may still contact us by phone during standard business hours and place orders with a customer service or sales representative.
We take every precaution to protect your personally identifiable information. When you submit sensitive information via our website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page. We uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to provide you with the safest, most secure shopping experience possible. SSL technology enables encryption (scrambling) of sensitive information, including passwords and credit card numbers, during your online transactions. The checkout on our site is secured with SSL technology so your personal information stays safe and out of malicious hands.
We also protect your information offline. Only authorized employees who require the information to perform customer service or support and finance accounting related functions are granted access to customer account information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.