Curbstone Corporation (Curbstone) is committed to user privacy in our products and services. This policy outlines our personal information handling practices. If you give us personal information, we will treat it according to this policy.
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Types and Uses of Personal Information
Your personal information is used in the following ways:
- User IDs and PasswordsProvide you with access to your profile areas and to protected content.
- Account InformationTells us more about who you are, how to contact you, and your shipping and billing information. Also contains any preferences you have provided, such as language, e-mail format and interests.
- Customer Feedback and SupportProvides a mechanism for requesting information from Curbstone. Also used to tell us how we can improve our products, services and site designs.
- E-mail CorrespondenceUsed to raise and respond to issues and inquiries of all types. Also used to distribute information about Curbstone, our products, and services.
- TransactionsShow which products and services you have requested.
We will only use your personal information in the ways specified when it was collected. We will not subsequently change the way in which we use your personal information, unless you consent to the new usage.
We protect the personal information you share
with us. For example, if you make an online purchase
with us, we encrypt your credit card number. Access to
your personal information is limited to people who need
it to do their job.
Authorized third-party agents may also need
access to some of your personal information. For
example, if we need to ship something to you, we must
share your name and address with a shipping company. We
only provide third-party agents with the minimum amount
of information needed to complete the requested service
Curbstone will not retain your personal
information longer than is necessary for the purposes
for which it was collected.
Linked Web Sites
We provide links to third-party sites. Since
we do not control these Web sites, we encourage you to
review the privacy policies posted on these (and all)
We do not knowingly collect personal
information from children under the age of 13. If we
learn that we have personal information on a child
under the age of 13, we will delete that information
from our systems. Curbstone encourages parents to go
online with their kids. Here are a few tips to help
make a child's online experience safer:
- Teach kids never to give personal information, unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult. Includes name, address, phone, school, etc.
- Know the sites your kids are visiting and which sites are appropriate.
- Look for Web site privacy policies. Know how your child's information is treated.
Check out the FTC's site(1) for more tips on protecting children's privacy online.
help us provide a better user experience by measuring
which Web site areas are of greatest interest.
of our Web programs. In this situation, a cookie will
store useful information that enables our Web site to
remember you when you return. Curbstone can only read
cookies from Curbstone web sites.
If you choose to disable cookies in your
browser, you can still access all of our Web sites.
Accessing and Updating Information
We need your help in making sure your personal
information is correct in our systems. Please notify us
of changes to your name, address, title, phone number
or e-mail address. Some of our sites allow you to make
these updates yourself via the program's member profile
Each e-mail newsletter has instructions on how to unsubscribe.
Curbstone forums are public. Please consider this before posting.
Transfer of Personal Information to the U.S.
We may process or store your information in our U.S. databases.
Verification of Our Privacy Practices
Curbstone wants to further demonstrate our commitment to your privacy.
- Curbstone strives to adhere to the highest standards of privacy, respect, and decency that exist.
- Curbstone agrees in the importance of notifying you of the following:
- What information of yours is collected.
- How your information is used.
- With whom we may share your information.
All updates to this policy will be posted here. Last update: March 01, 2001
Need Help With an Update, Access, or Unsubscribe Request?
Contact Curbstone at: privacy_feedback@Curbstone.com. To aid in processing your
request, please include the following
- Contact information (your name, address, e-mail address, etc.)
- Name of the program where you want the update applied
- Details of the request (e.g. change of e-mail address, unsubscribe from a newsletter, review of personal information, etc.)
Note: This policy also covers the personal information you provide to Curbstone Customer Support.
Have Additional Questions or Comments?
questions (FAQs) listed below. Should you have any
additional privacy questions or comments related to
Q: What should I do if I have a privacy question after reading the policy and FAQs?
A: Like always, you can send your
privacy questions and comments to us by using this form.
We will use these items as input to future FAQs. Please
do not send technical support questions to the privacy
feedback form. Refer to http://curbstone.com/support for help with your non-privacy-related questions.
Q: Does this policy also cover personal information collected offline?
A: Yes. We strive to have consistent
privacy practices for your personal information,
regardless of the medium used to collect the
Q: What are Web beacons? Does Curbstone use Web beacons?
A: A Web beacon is a clear, single-
pixel image (GIF) placed on a Web page. Curbstone
places Web beacons on some pages to allow us to compile
anonymous, aggregated statistics about Web site usage.
We also include Web beacons in HTML-formatted e-mail
newsletters in order to count how many newsletters (or
particular articles, links, etc.) are being
Q: What is Curbstone's corporate philosophy on privacy?
A: Curbstone is committed to user
privacy in our products and services. So much so, that we are working
to make our Credit Card software the first to be certified compliant with the VISA CISP standards.
A: Yes. Curbstone will use your
personal information for recruitment purposes, and if
you are offered a job or become employed by Curbstone,
for other employment-related purposes.
Q: Does Curbstone follow the Safe Harbor principles(1), as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce?
A: Yes, Curbstone has self-certified
for the Safe Harbor principles for off-line, online and
manually processed customer personal data. The Safe
Harbor agreement governs the data protection
requirements for the personal information of European
Union citizens, should Curbstone transfer such
information to the United States. More information on
Safe Harbor can be found on the US Department of Commerce Web site(1).
(1) These links take you away from Curbstone Corporation Sites. Curbstone is not responsible for third party content.
This policy covers Curbstone's family of corporate web sites, which include:
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