Your privacy is important to Garden Tool Company and we are committed to protecting it.  This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Garden Tool Company collects, and the ways in which we uses that personal information.

We keep all information that you share with us private and confidential.  You can be assured that we do not share, trade, rent or sell your information with any outside parties.

Information Collected

We only collect information from you when you place an order, sign-up for a newsletter or create an account. You will be asked for your name and your email address when signing up for our newsletter which you can opt-out of at any time. Creating an account will allow you to place future orders faster, send and receive messages, track the status of an order, add, edit or delete entries in your address book, create and maintain you own wish list, update your contact details, view a list of items you’ve recently viewed and request a return on items you have purchased. You also have the option of checking out anonymously.

Use of the Information

We may use this information in any of the following ways:

To personalize your shopping experience

To improve our website

To improve customer service

To process transactions where your information may be shared for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product

To send periodic e-mails.  The e-mail address you provide for order processing may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.  In addition, the e-mail address may be used to send company news, updates, related product information, etc.  If at any time you would like to unsubscribe for receiving future e-mails, we include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each e-mail. (We hate spam too!)

Protection

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Cookies

We use Google Analytics tracking which uses cookies in order to provide meaningful reports about our site visitors. However, Google Analytics cookies do not collect any personal data about our website visitors.

Disclosure of Information

We will not provide any personally identifiable information about you to any other person other than:

      A law enforcement or regulatory agency at their request;

      Third parties who perform services on our behalf (such as payment processing), subject to the third  party agreeing with us that it will keep your personally identifiable information confidential;

      As otherwise needed to protect or enforce or rights or the rights of others.

We absolutely will not trade, transfer or sell your information for inclusion on third party e-mail or other marketing lists.

Third Party Links

We may include links to other websites on our site.  These sites have separate privacy policies for which we bear no responsibility.

Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes

If changes are made to our privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page.

If there are any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us.

This privacy policy was last updated on January 16, 2014.