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Privacy and Security

 

BEARPAW Website Privacy Statement

This document was last updated on August 15th, 2012.

1. Acknowledgment and acceptance of terms
BEARPAW is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our website.  By accessing bearpaw.com, you acknowledge and fully understand BEARPAW’s Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement.

2. Participating Merchant Policies
Related services and offerings with links from this website, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Online merchants and others who participate in BEARPAW services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy.  However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites.  We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.

3. Information We Collect and How We Use It
BEARPAW collects certain information from and about its users three ways: Directly from our customers, Web Server logs, and with Cookies as described below:

Our Customers
Use of your personal data collected via ordering products on our websites, signing-up for our Catalogs or Email lists is private use only. We do not sell, rent or in any other way distribute this information to other companies or marketing agencies.

Web Server Logs
When you visit our website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:

  • Your internet protocol address.
  • The kind of browser or computer you use.
  • Number of links you click within the site.
  • State or country from which you accessed the site.
  • Date and time of your visit.
  • Name of your Internet service provider.
  • Web page you linked to our site from.
  • Pages you viewed on the site.

Use of Cookies
BEARPAW may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience.  A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.  Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.  For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.  Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.
BEARPAW reserves the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies, but does not allow other companies to place cookies on our website.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.  Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.
If you prefer to disable Cookies on your computer, you can visit this site http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ which can provide you with valuable information to assist you with the process.

4. Remarketing
BEARPAW uses the concept of remarketing - an advertising strategy that allows us to show ads to users who have previously visited our website as they browse other sites on the Internet. The goal is to leverage the user’s previous displayed interest to increase the likelihood that they will come back and purchase. This is accomplished by an ad network – for example Google AdWords by placing an anonymous cookie on your computer so that future ads can be offered to you based upon your previous activities on our website.
Wait, Isn’t That A Little Creepy?
Remarketing isn’t about spamming or stalking prospects. Instead, it’s about selectively targeting users who have previously demonstrated an interest in BEARPAW products with related ads. Remember, we’re not sharing any of your behavior or personal information with anyone – ever.

5. Mailing Address/Email/Telephone use
If you supply us with your postal address, telephone number and/or email address on-line you may receive periodic contact from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such communications, please let us know by contacting us in one of the ways listed below.

How to Remove your Name from Our Mailing or Email List:

  • You may send an email to - customerservice@bearpaw.com
  • You may send mail to the following address:
    BEARPAW Ecommerce Customer Service, 1415 Greg Street, Suite 101, Sparks, NV 89431-5914
  • You may call the following telephone number: 1-855-273-4732
  • All emails that we send you offer an “opt out” or “unsubscribe” option included in the email itself

6. Security
We always use industry-standard encryption/storage technologies and practices when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our site. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you online. 

7. Changes to this Statement
BEARPAW has the discretion to occasionally update this privacy statement.  When we do, we will also revise the “updated” date at the top of this Privacy page.  We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.  Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.
If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number, The DMA's Committee on Ethical Business Practices at mgoldberger@the-dma.org, state or local chapters of the Better Business Bureau, state or local consumer protection office, The Federal Trade Commission by phone at 202.FTC-HELP (202.382.4357) or electronically at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/complaint.htm