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Last Updated December 1, 2009

The Douglas Stewart Company is committed to safeguarding the privacy of all visitors to www.dstewart.com (the "Web site"). We have posted this Privacy Policy to help you understand what information we may gather and how we may use it. We believe your personal privacy is a fundamental right, and we are committed to clear, open, and accessible privacy policies.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy "we", "our" and "us" refers to The Douglas Stewart Company and any reference to "you" or "your" means you, the User.

Our site provides links to other Web sites that we do not control. Please check with those Web sites to determine their privacy policies.

We hope that you feel our Privacy Policy explains clearly how we gather and use any data we may collect from you on our Web site. We have used our best efforts to compose a policy that is fair, respectful and protects your privacy. Your feedback is important to us. Please email any questions, comments or suggestions to privacy@dstewart.com.

  1. Information that we collect from you
    You can visit parts of this Web site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. However, The Douglas Stewart Company is a wholesale distributor that serves value-added resellers and retail business. To provide a business-to-business service much of this Web site is password protected. We also protect Personally Identifiable Information needed to verify your eligibility to purchase products. We may collect information from you through the use of online forms and through email, telephone, fax, and mail correspondence that we have with you. You will not be required to provide additional information we request that is not needed to provide the products and services you request. If you choose to provide such additional information this will mean that you have given, and we accept, your explicit consent for us to use that information for the reasons described in this policy or as explained at the time you provide it.
  2. Use of information collected
    We may track your domain name or IP address. For many business computers the IP address is a globally unique identifier. Multiple users of the same computer will share the same IP address. However, in cases where companies do not host their own email servers their ISP will allocate an IP address only for the duration of online sessions. IP addresses are never shared with third parties.

    Domain name information that we collect is not otherwise used to personally identify you and instead is aggregated to measure the number of visits.

    When Personally Identifiable Information, such as your name and email address, is collected from you with your consent (for example, through the use of on-line forms or via email, etc.) we generally let you know at the time of collection how we will use that personal information. We may use the personal information you provide or which we collect via this Web site for the purposes of:

    • Providing goods or services that you have requested from us.
    • Billing you and contacting you where necessary concerning your orders.
    • Responding to your inquiries or to process your requests in relation to your information.
    • Providing and personalizing our services.
    • Administering records of our subscription services.
    • Carrying out market research.
    • Maintaining information as a reference tool or general resource.
    • Making the Website easier for you to use.
    • Helping you to quickly find services and information on the Website.
    • Where necessary, crime prevention and prosecution of offenders.
    • Reporting sales information to our suppliers.

    Except with your permission or as provided herein, The Douglas Stewart Company will not sell, trade or rent personal information about you to third parties.

    Without your permission we may use and disclose non-personally identifiable information in aggregate to administer, support, improve or develop our business.

    Cookies are small files that a Web site can send to your browser. They are stored on your computer. Our Web site uses cookies to better serve you when you return. These cookies hold your selected settings for shopping cart names and the like. The cookie does not store individual names, email addresses, street addresses, or phone numbers.

    You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie so you can decide whether to accept it. For more information, please see "How to work with Cookies" in the help section of your browser.

    If you reject cookies, you may still use our Web site, but navigation some areas will be more difficult.

    By using the Web site you consent to us using your personal information for the purposes described above.

    Legal Disclaimer
    We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served.

  3. Business Transitions
    If our business enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners. We will provide you with appropriate notice if such a transition occurs.
  4. Data Retention, Security of Data Collected, Internet Data Transfers, and Disclaimer
    The Web site uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to transmit all information between our Web site and your browser or between your browser and our Web site.

    We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as required by law or generally accepted business practices and employ strict physical, electronic and administrative security measures to protect it.

    Use of the Internet to collect information may involve transmission of data across national boarders. By using this Web site you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal information in this way.

    The Douglas Stewart Company employs reasonable measures to protect against viruses and other harmful components. However, it is impossible to ensure that your access to the Web site will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that this Web site, its servers or emails which may be sent by us, are free of viruses or other harmful components.

  5. Contact Us
    If you have any questions about this policy, our Web site, or services, please email privacy@dstewart.com or contact us using the details provided on the Contact Us page. We welcome your questions and suggestions.

    The Douglas Stewart Company
    2402 Advance Road
    Madison, WI 53718 USA
  6. Changes to this Policy
    We may modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, or by means of a notice on our home page.