1. Information We Collect and How We Use It
You may choose to provide us with personal information when you visit our Site. For example, if you decide to complete an online survey, complete a user registration form or make a purchase, you may be asked to provide certain information such as your contact information (name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number), age group and gender. If you decide to place an order, we will also need to know your billing address, credit card number and expiration date. To protect your personal information, users registering at the Site must also enter a user name/email address and password.
If you would prefer that we not collect any personal information from you, please do not provide us with any such information.
2. Use of Personal Information by The Portland Stamp Company
- Marketing Emails
If you so elect, the information you provide may be used by The Portland Stamp Company to create and deliver to you emails such as our newsletters, surveys or other email messages containing product information and stamp news (“Emails“). If you do elect to receive them and later decide that you would no longer like to receive these Emails, see the Deactivate or Change Your Status section below.
- Text Messages
If you so elect, you may provide your mobile phone number in order to receive communication from us(“Text Messages“). There is no fee from The Portland Stamp Company to receive Text Messages, however, your mobile service provider may charge for you for sending and/or receiving text messages and air-time, as well as any other standard applicable rates charged by your mobile service provider. If you do elect to receive them and later decide that you would no longer like to receive these Text Messages, see the Deactivate or Change Your Status section below.
- Communications to Serve You
If you have elected to provide us with your contact information, we may provide you with service related announcements by email, or direct mail, concerning the Site or contact you regarding your customer service requests or questions or your order. For example, all registered users will receive a welcoming Email to confirm their registration. These types of communications are necessary to serve you, respond to your concerns and to provide the high level of customer service that The Portland Stamp Company offers its customers.
- Special Events, Questionnaires and Surveys
3. Technologies That Allow Us to Customize Your Experience on Our Site
We use various technologies to collect information about your visit to our Site and to enhance and customize your experience on our Site. For example, we may collect the numerical Internet Protocol (IP) address identifying your computer or device which may indicate your geographic location. In some instances, we may use these technologies in combination with the personal information you provide on the Site. These technologies may provide a variety of information such as whether you have visited our Site before. They also may enable you to save your preferences. Each technology is explained below.
- Web Beacons and Tracking Links
Web beacons (also called clear gifs and pixel tags), tracking links and/or similar technology consist of a few lines of code and are embedded on the pages of our Site. They are often used in combination with cookies and are often not visible to the user of the Site. Web beacons may relay information to third parties such as our service providers and may be used in order to track customer response to certain advertising, to better target interactive advertising and to enhance customer support and usability. If you reject our cookies (see “Cookies” section below), you will prevent Web beacons from relaying this information about you and may limit your use of some of our Site features.
The Site 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 a cookie 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. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to theportlandstampcompany.com the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the theportlandstampcompany.com 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 settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the theportlandstampcompany.com services or web sites you visit.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use non-identifying information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
4. Information We Share and With Whom We Share It
We will not provide your personal information to third parties for their use in marketing their products or services to you without your consent, except as described below. In addition, we do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about our Site visitors except as described here.
- Third Parties
In addition, in some instances, you may be offered the opportunity to consent to the sharing of your information with a third party such as an event or promotion co-sponsor. If you consent, we will share your information with such third party and the information you provide may be used by such third party for their own purposes and in accordance with their own policies.
- Compliance With Law and Fraud Protection
We may disclose any information we deem necessary, in our sole discretion, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. In addition, we may disclose any information when we believe, in our sole discretion, disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with suspected or actual illegal activity.
5. Children’s Privacy
theportlandstampcompany.com does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 years. theportlandstampcompany.com does not wish to collect information from children under 13 years old. By registering with theportlandstampcompany.com, the new member certifies that they are not under the age of 13 years. If a user indicates their age as under 13 then their personally identifiable information will automatically be removed from the theportlandstampcompany.com database and will not be retained.
6. How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain reasonable safeguards for this Site to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the personal information you provide on the site. If you have any questions about security at our Site, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Deactivate or Change Your Status
The Portland Stamp Company gives our members the option of deactivating from our service so as not to receive future communications from The Portland Stamp Company or any other part of our service, or to change their profile and preferences.
To change your profile and preferences or deactivate your participation in the service, you may:
- Send an email to email@example.com and request to unsubscribe.
- Write to The Portland Stamp Company, P.O. Box 2863, Portland OR 97208 attn: Customer Service.
Note: It may take up to 72 hours for us to process your request and any email communications within the queue prior to your decision to deactivate will still be sent to you by The Portland Stamp Company.
We have taken great measures to ensure that your visit to our Site is an excellent one and that your privacy is constantly respected. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us by email at stamps@theportlandstampcompany,com.