Secure Sockets Layer (SSL Technology)
CandleByDesign.com uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to provide you with the safest, most secure shopping experience possible. SSL technology enables encryption (scrambling) of sensitive information, including passwords and credit card numbers, during your online transactions. All of the forms on our site are secured with SSL technology so your personal information stays safe and out of malicious hands.
You can shop at CandleByDesign.com with confidence. We have partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading payment gateway since 1996, to accept credit cards and electronic check payments safely and securely for our customers.
The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the electronic check and credit card processing networks. See an online payments diagram to see how it works.
The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:
128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.
Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
CandleByDesign.com is registered with the Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Seal program.
Industry Standard Firewalls
CandleByDesign.com servers are protected by secure firewalls—communication management computers specially designed to keep information secure and inaccessible by other Internet users. So you’re absolutely safe while you shop. SSL Technology and Industry Standard Firewalls all work together to ensure your privacy and to assist in protecting your personal data.
We also collect aggregate information from web site users, but this information does not identify you personally, and therefore is not considered personal information. We use aggregate information to tell us, for example, how many people visit our web site on a given day or during a given timeframe. See the section entitled “Web site Information and Cookies” below for further detail about aggregate information.
Your use of our web site indicates your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Statement.
Personal Information Collected and How It Is Used By Candle By Design
Candle By Design collects personal information in order to provide certain services to its customers, such as allowing them to purchase product over the internet, allowing them to request promotional materials, or participate in special promotional offers or contests. We could not do any of these things without collecting your data. Also, if you contact customer service for any reason, we collect your data so that we may properly assist you or respond to your customer service request.
Candle By Design will use the personal information you provide either for the fulfillment of the service request (e.g. sending your product order or the requested promotional item, or for administering a program. Candle By Design may also use certain personal information that you provide or that we may collect in aggregate form to facilitate the development of products and services. When obtaining information from you, Candle By Design will ask only for the information we reasonably need to provide the product or service you have requested.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information
We may disclose personal information to other companies in connection with marketing efforts including but not limited to direct marketing, which may have no relationship to us. Furthermore, we may sell, license, or share your information with third-parties for various marketing purposes, including but not limited to telemarketing, email marketing, text messaging, and direct mail. However, we do provide such information to our service providers that we have retained to perform the requested fulfillment of services such as purchase delivery, direct mail, and email. Candle By Design ensures that all service providers who access your data are PCI compliant. This refers to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards and is the highest level of compliance possible.
Candle By Design may also disclose your personal information to government agencies or regulatory authorities where required by law. Candle By Design will never reveal your personal information to any third party without your prior knowledge and consent unless required to do so by law.
In the event that Candle By Design or any of its assets are acquired by a third party, personal information held by us may be transferred to the third party.
Indicating Your Privacy Preferences
Except as may be required in order to process a transaction, you may choose whether or not to give us your personal information, and if you do, how we may use it. If we request your personal information, we will tell you why we are collecting it and seek your consent. Sometimes you will be asked to give your consent expressly (such as by checking a box or clicking on a web page). Other times we may obtain your consent implicitly by asking you to provide information with stated purposes but without any express statement of consent, such as when you order a product, request a catalog, or when you respond to surveys. In those cases, your consent is implied by the fact that you are willingly participating by providing us your data.
We do not disseminate or use your data without either of these methods of your consent.
We do not market to, or knowingly collect any information from, minors.
Protection of Personal Information
Candle By Design and/or its providers employ physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the personal information you provide to us. All credit card data is handled exclusively by companies possessing PCI compliance, and is never accessible to nor shared with anyone else, ever.
We retain your information as long as it is required for the purposes identified when you provided that information to us, or for any new purposes to which you thereafter consented. Information is maintained on file thereafter for sufficient time to permit any necessary follow-up. Certain information is retained for longer periods for our internal audit and quality control purposes.
We occasionally use email to send announcements regarding new products, services, or promotions that would be of interest to our customers. We will send you email only if you have provided us with your email address and have consented to receive email from us. You can choose to unsubscribe to Candle By Design email lists at any time by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updates to the Privacy Statement
We recommend that you review this Privacy Statement periodically, as Candle By Design reserves the right to change its terms at any time and apply these revised terms to all information previously collected. If we decide to change provisions of our Privacy Statement, we will post the changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Your continued use of CandleByDesign.com following the posting of any revised Privacy Statements will be considered implicit consent to any revisions.
Reviewing and Updating Your Personal Information
We recognize that having accurate information about you and your preferences is important to our ability to better serve you, so you may review and update any of the information that we have on file about you, or update your preferences, at any time.
If you wish to review or update your information or preferences, you may do so by contacting us using one of the options provided below.
Contacting Candle By Design
If you would like us to update your contact information or remove your name from our mailing list, or if you have any questions or concerns about Candle By Design’s policies or about your personal information, please contact our Privacy Office by sending an email to email@example.com. We will respond to your inquiry or investigate your concern as quickly as possible.