At Silt Management Supplies we respect and guard your privacy and are diligent in protecting the privacy and security of the information collected on our website. We provide a secure shopping environment and appreciate your business! In order to complete your order or to satisfy your request for information, you will be asked to provide certain personal information. Safeguards are in place to ensure the security and privacy of your information. These safeguards are detailed below.
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personal identification information, but they do enable us to provide features such as welcoming you back to our site using your name and storing items in your shopping cart between visits. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. Even without a cookie, you can still use most of the features in our store, including placing items in your shopping cart and purchasing them. You and your information are secure while shopping online. Our secure server software is among the best available today for safe commerce transactions. It encrypts all your personal information, including credit card number, name and address so that unauthorized persons cannot access it over the Internet.
We use eCommerce software to operate our site and collect order information from you. This software is running under license to us on servers through our providers. Only we have access to information provided by you through this secure server. This system does store a Cookie containing information so that your browser will remember this information if you become disconnected from the Internet or if you should come back to our site for future purchases. You may disable this function by setting your browser to not accept cookies.
Secure Website Browsing
In order to be sure that information transferred between your browser and our server is secure, it is important to be aware of the security information available to you through your browser. We have upgraded our sites for increased and additional security with SSL certifications. For all online purchases through our eCommerce stores, your information is secured with SSL certifications. To confirm this, there should be an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser) and you can proceed with confidence that your information is secure. You can also ensure security by checking the URL line of your browser. With the increased security, the first characters of the site address will change from "http" to "https", as an additional review measure.
Data Collection in A Secure Environment
In several areas of our site, we ask you to provide information by filling out and submitting an online form. These areas include...
1) Checkout, where we ask for name, address, e-mail, credit card and other information needed to complete your order;
2) Other forms, where we ask for your e-mail address and other information as needed.
By purchasing online, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. Again, you can unsubscribe from these at any time.
We record IP addresses as a demographic part of our aggregate statistics (mentioned above). But we do not link this to your shopper information with the following exception: when you place an order using our online checkout process, we may correlate your IP address with your order in cases of fraudulent credit card use. In the case of a suspected fraudulent order, we may share this with the financial institution that issued the credit card with which an order was placed. We may also share this IP information with law enforcement authorities, if we determine use of the credit card was fraudulent. We also use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server computers, and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is used to help identify your browser and your shopping cart, but we do not know that "you" are "you."