I. COLLECTING AND USE OF INFORMATION
A. Personal Information
We will only collect personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, address, and e-mail address, when you provide it to us while on this site such as when you set up an account, sign up for newsletters, contact customer service or otherwise interact with this site. Your personal information is used by us to respond to your requests, to process your transactions and for administrative purposes. We may also use your personal information for internal business purposes, such as, analyzing and managing our business.
B. Financial Information
We will only collect financial information, such as, account or credit card numbers, from you when you provide it to us when making purchases on this site. We will use your financial information to process transactions. By making a purchase on this site, you consent to our providing your financial information to our service providers and to such third parties as we determine is necessary to process your transactions. These third parties may include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process the transaction.
II. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
A. Strategic Partners From time to time we many enter into a special relationship with another company that is not owned by or affiliated with Foster Jewelers to provide additional features on this site. These special relationships may include business partners or sponsors and by providing your information on these pages, you also consent to us providing your personal information to those third parties. Since these third parties will use your information in accordance with their own privacy practices, you should check their websites for information regarding their privacy policies.
B. Service Providers
We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and this site or administer activities on our behalf, such as authorization of credit card transactions, order fulfillment and merchandise fulfillment.
C. Other Disclosures Unless specified in this privacy statement or another activity-specific privacy statement, personally identifiable information of any individual user is never shared with other companies outside Foster Jewelers, except as follows: (i) as permitted by law, (ii) in the event of a transfer of ownership, assets or a bankruptcy of Foster Jewelers, (iii) where we determine that disclosure of specific information is necessary to comply with the request of a law enforcement or regulatory agency, or (iv) to protect the interest or safety of Foster Jewelers or other visitors to this site.
III. LINKS AND THIRD PARTIES' PRIVACY PRACTICES
IV. SECURITY This site has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under its control. Foster Jewelers employs security measures consistent with standard industry practice to help protect against public access to personal and account activity information collected on and used by Foster Jewelers at this site. For instance, all access to our databases wherein personal information is kept is logged for security purposes and access is limited to key personnel. Certain specific activities are protected using a secure communications encryption technology called SSL, i.e., during registration and order processing. SSL (stands for Secure Sockets Layer) is a method for hiding information to prevent others from intercepting and reading the data sent between the client (your computer) and the server (this site). All personal information and account activity are also protected through the use of user names and passwords. In order to help maintain the security of your information you should protect the confidentiality of your user name and password.