Collection of Information
Use of Information
Quintessence may use your Personal Information for the following purposes: to register and administer your account; to process your orders; to administer and improve the Site and related products and services; to notify you of products, services, events or special offers of Quintessence and its business partners that may be of interest to you; to conduct surveys and solicit feedback regarding the Site and Quintessence products and services; to respond to your comments, questions or suggestions; to provide Internet security; and to meet legal requirements. We may work with our business partners who may perform certain functions on our behalf, including without limitation servicing your account; processing registrations; fulfilling orders; computer software maintenance and development; sending communications related to products, services, events or special offers of Quintessence or its business partners; responding to your inquiries; managing data; processing credit card payments; hosting the Site; or providing customer service. These business partners have access to your Personal Information only to the extent necessary to perform these specific functions and may not use it for any other purpose.
When you send an email to Quintessence, you are communicating with us electronically. You thereby consent to receive communications from us electronically; however, please note that email communications are not necessarily secure and confidential. For instance, it is possible that information transmitted to us via email may be read or obtained by other parties. We may communicate with you by postal mail, email or by posting notices on the Site. All agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
When you visit the Site, Quintessence or a third party advertiser may store or recognize some information on your computer in the form of a "cookie" or similar file that can help us in many ways. A cookie is a bit of information that is stored on your hard drive that allows the Site to track how you navigate through the Site and areas in which you show interest. Cookies track trends and behaviors but do not extract Personal Information. Cookies help us understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about Site traffic and Site interaction so that we can offer better Site experiences and tools in the future.
We may use both session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are used to maintain tracking of a user through an application and expire at the end of a web page visit. Persistent cookies do not expire at the end of the session. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard drive and read by your browser each time you visit the Site. Such cookies contain only a numeric session identifier. We use such information in the aggregate to understand which services and resources our visitors prefer and how those services and resources are used. We may share aggregate demographic/statistical information with third parties.
With most Internet browsers or other software, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your Internet browser instructions to learn more about these functions. If you reject cookies, functionality of the Site may be limited, and you may not be able to take advantage of certain of the Site's features.
Linking to Third Party Websites
Your Opportunity to Opt-out of Email Advertising
In the event you do not wish to receive promotional emails from Quintessence, follow the opt-out instructions contained within the body of any email message you receive.
Quintessence has policies and procedures in place to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your Personal Information that it collects and maintains. We have industry standard security programs intended to keep Personal Information stored in systems and servers shielded from unauthorized access. All Personal Information is stored in secure data centers located within the United States. These systems are configured with data encryption or other scrambling technologies and firewalls constructed to industry standards. Any unauthorized use of the Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution.
Quintessence will use reasonable efforts to safeguard the privacy of your Personal Information; nonetheless transmissions on the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. Quintessence assumes no responsibility or liability for disclosure of any of your Personal Information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access or other causes beyond our reasonable control.
Privacy of Children
Quintessence encourages parents and guardians to be aware of and participate in their children's online activities. We strictly adhere to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and will not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personal Information from any child under the age of 13 in any manner that violates this law.
Your California Privacy Rights
Beginning January 1, 2005, California law permits individuals who are California residents to request once in any calendar year certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us by email at email@example.com or postal mail at Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc., 4350 Chandler Drive, Hanover Park, Illinois, 60133, United States of America.
If you have any concerns about privacy procedures at this Site or wish to access or modify your Personal Information collected at this Site, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make any communications as complete and descriptive as possible, and we will attempt to respond promptly to your concerns.