This statement discloses the privacy practices for Tropical Web Shop Inc., which owns and operates Visit St. Lucia Anytime, an online publication located on the World Wide Web at www.visitslu.com. When signing up for any of our services, you will be asked to provide information about yourself. This information is collected to ensure that we receive payment for using our services and also, that we can communicate with you when necessary. It is extremely important that you understand that any information that identifies you will never be shared with anyone without your consent. Our privacy statement as set forth below is written so that you can understand exactly what we do and don't do with your information. While we will never share information that may be used to identify you, we do expect our policy statement will change as new ways to protect your confidentiality and new uses for information emerge. To that end, we value your comments about our privacy statement and invite you to e-mail us with suggestions and concerns.
- What information is collected?
- Where do we collect information from you?
- How is this information used?
- Who is collecting information?
- With whom is your information shared?
- How may you update information?
- Newsletters and Subscriber communications e-mails
- Notification of changes
- Customer satisfaction
- Acceptance of these terms
Tropical Web Shop Inc. is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Tropical Web Shop Inc. does not collect any information about you other than information which you provide when you sign up for services from Tropical Web Shop Inc. We will use the information collected to communicate with you and to administer to your account. At no time will we disclose any information that is collected from you without your approval including credit card information or other personal financial information that may be gathered by Tropical Web Shop Inc. during the course of your account activity to any third party. The sole use of this information is for Tropical Web Shop Inc. to receive payment for the services offered. Tropical Web Shop Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. No financial information will be shared. This Policy may change from time to time and any and all changes will be posted on our Web page in this section. Please read this policy carefully and review it periodically to keep informed of any changes.
2. What information is collected?
Only two types of information are collected: Contact Information and Financial Information. As stated above, the purpose of collecting this information is to allow Tropical Web Shop Inc. to administer to your account and provide better services to you.
Personal Financial Information:
None of a user's personal financial information (such as a credit card number and expiration date) is ever distributed, sold or rented to any party for secondary purposes. The personal financial information of our Subscribers is used only for internal administrative purposes (i.e. appropriate billing).
We collect personal information that may include names, address, phone number, e-mail address, billing address, etc. This Contact Information is never sold, rented or distributed to third parties for secondary purposes and is used for administrative purposes (such as billing or contacting you regarding the services we provide).
3. Where do we collect information from you?
We collect information from:
Registration and Account Set Up:
When you sign up for services from Tropical Web Shop Inc., you will be asked to provide certain basic Contact Information. After this is submitted by you, we will establish your account. You will be given the opportunity to provide additional Contact Information once your account is established. In addition, Financial Information will be collected to process payment for the services we provide.
If you contact Tropical Web Shop Inc. either via e-mail, or letter, we may keep a record of the correspondence.
4. How is this information used?
The information we collect is used to contact you regarding our services and, to ensure that we get paid for providing services to you.
5. Who is collecting information?
6. With whom is your information shared?
We do not share any information we collect, period. We will never share any Personal Financial Information, except in the very limited circumstances when we are required to disclose pursuant to a court order or if requested by a law enforcement agency or other legal requirement.
7. How may you update information?
We allow you to update all of your Contact Information at any time by simply e-mailing us at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may only change your e-mail address by e-mailing us from the new location and verifying the change.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates.
9. Newsletters and Subscriber communications e-mails
We may from time to time send e-mails to our Subscribers regarding our services. Also, we plan to develop a periodic electronic newsletter that we will send to all of our interested Subscribers. Out of respect for the privacy of our Subscribers, the receipt of such communications is handled on an opt-in basis. Subscribers are given the opportunity to 'opt-in' to receiving these types of communications on our Web sites.
Our Web sites take every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, the information is protected both online and off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information.
PLEASE NOTE: Internet data transmission is not always 100% secure and we cannot warrant that information you transmit utilizing Tropical Web Shop Inc.'s services is always 100% secure. Because security is important to Tropical Web Shop Inc. and our users, Tropical Web Shop Inc. pledges to take all reasonable measures to ensure the security of our services and system.
11. Notification of changes
12. Customer satisfaction
Tropical Web Shop Inc. is committed to quality customer service and satisfaction. We are constantly reviewing our programs, traffic patterns and customer feedback to improve and enhance your experience with Tropical Web Shop Inc. You can give us your comments by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
13. Acceptance of these terms
Please also read our Web Site Use Agreement.
Last modified: May 4, 2004