Your privacy is extremely important to us and we do everything possible to ensure your shopping experience with us is completely protected.
At several points during your visit to our website we may collect and/or track certain information. Examples include:
ē During the checkout process, we collect personal information which is necessary to process your order (your name, address, etc.). Should you choose to maintain an on-going account with us or sign up for our email newsletter, a limited amount of your personal information will be maintained on file. Rest assured that in all cases we will never release, share, rent, or sell this information to any 3rd party and will keep it strictly private.
Please be aware that other popular online dance retailers do share your information with other advertisers. It is our firm policy to never engage in such activity. We dislike unsolicited advertisements just as much as you do!
ē During our customers website visits we use various analytics tools to analyze certain trends, such as the geographic region our website visitors are from, what website pages are being viewed, how long visitors stay on our website, etc. The information we collect in this manner is strictly anonymous; in no way are we able to use these tools to collect any personal information.
All personal information that we collect during the checkout process is transmitted to us in an encrypted format using SSL technology (Secure Socket Layer) - the strongest encryption software available in the industry. This encryption occurs before the information even leaves your computer and can only be un-encrypted once we receive it, making it virtually impossible for it to be intercepted in transit.
A website cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on a userís computer by the userís web browser while the user is visiting a website. They are very common with eCommerce sites such as ours, and DanceSupplies.com does utilize them. For example we use a cookie to save your shopping cart contents so that if you visit our site and then revisit it later, the cart contents are preserved for your convenience. We do not have access to the cookies ourselves as they are stored on your computer only. The cookie takes up essentially zero hard drive space, and they will automatically expire after a fixed period of time.
Another example of usage of a cookie is visitor analytics (referenced above). The services we use to analyze visitor tendencies such as length of visit, pages viewed, etc. may rely on cookies to gather this data. These cookies do not contain any of your personal information and are used to assess broader audience trends only.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
DanceSupplies.com supports the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and will never knowlingly sell to or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without parental consent. If we ever become aware that such information was inadvertantly collected we will delete it from our records immediately.