Hodges Badge Company, Inc. realizes that the exciting growth of the Internet and online services raise questions concerning the nature, use and confidentiality of information collected about consumers. Our company respects your privacy and safeguards your personal data. Any information you share with us is kept in complete confidence.
Personally Identifiable Information
Hodges Badge Company, Inc. does not share, disclose or sell any personally-identifiable information (such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address) collected online, via phone, mail or fax, except in the following circumstances:
- With your consent.
- If we need to provide you with a specific product or service, which you have requested.
- In the context of a merger, sale of the assets of the company or other corporate reorganization.
- In response to a legal proceeding, court order, subpoena or other legal process.
Hodges Badge Company's Internet site is designed to be a service to you. In order to provide you with quality products, valuable information and superior customer service we record your Internet Service Provider's domain name, information indicating which site pages you viewed, the address of the site you came from before visiting our site, and any search terms you used to find our site. This statistical information is not associated with you as an individual; the statistics are used to monitor the site's performance and to make it easier to use and improve upon. When we know what people search for the most often, we can work to improve these pages with additional information and products that you find interesting. Hodges Badge Company also records your e-mail address if you chose to communicate with us via e-mail. Should we offer an on-line survey, it will record any information you provide in that survey. If you do not want to receive e-mail from Hodges Badge Company in the future, please send a message via e-mail at email@example.com or postal mail. If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic mailings with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please send a message via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or postal mail.
How We Use Information
Hodges Badge Company, Inc. uses the personally-identifiable information we collect online principally to provide you with the products and service(s) you have ordered and to let you know about other offerings which may be of interest to you. We also provide personally-identifiable online information in response to subpoenas and other legal demands, and where we believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against individuals who may be endangering public safety or interfering with Hodges Badge Company property or services, or with our customers' or others' use of them.
- Personal information to:
- Help us provide personalized features
- Tailor our sites to your interest
- Get in touch with you when necessary
- Financial information to bill you when you purchase products or services from, or through, us.
- Contact information internally to:
- Direct our efforts for product improvement
- Contact you as a survey respondent
- Notify you if you win any contest
- Send you promotional materials
- Anonymous traffic information to:
- Recognize your access privileges to our websites
- Make sure that you don't see the same ad repeatedly
- Help diagnose problems with our server
- Administer our Web sites
- Track your session so that we can understand better how people use our site.
- The site contains links to other Web sites; Hodges Badge Company is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.
Hodges Badge Company, Inc. collects information online by asking you for it, for example, when you place an order. The Company also uses "cookies" (data strings the server writes to your hard drive that contains your unique user ID for our Web site) and similar technology to obtain information about your visits to our site or your responses to e-mail - both individually and in aggregated data that does not identify you. At Hodges Badge Company, cookies are used primarily to determine what services or products are of interest. While cookies help improve your experience while visiting the site and customize any communications on the products and services you may desire, you have the option to block them through your Internet browser or other commercially available software. However, doing so may make some of our site's features, such as on-line ordering, unavailable or more difficult for you to use.
Hodges Badge Company uses encryption, firewalls and other technology and security procedures to help protect the accuracy and security of your personal information and prevent unauthorized access or improper use. The Company uses Secure Socket Layer protocol (SSL), which is the current method used to secure web transactions, and collect only the information required to process orders. The secure server maintains the confidentiality of personal information and especially of the credit card number. Browsers that are currently SSL compatible include Microsoft's Internet Explorer 2.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari.
Although we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. By using this site, you agree that Hodges Badge Company will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.
Our server will automatically send you an e-mail confirmation of each order. This will make it easy for you to double-check that all of your orders were entered. For questions regarding this policy, contact:
Hodges Badge Company, Inc.
1170 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871