Security & Privacy

Thank you for visiting our web site. This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

At ShutterContractor.com we understand if you are concerned about the privacy of your personal and payment information. We take significant measures to ensure your information will not be used in ways that you do not intend.

  • ShutterContractor.com will never sell or otherwise distribute your information to 3rd parties unless it is required to process your request, when it is required by law, or to prevent fraud.
  • ShutterContractor.com adheres to the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. We will only send you email if you opt-in to one of our mailing lists or when it relates to a specific order or question. You may opt-out of our mailing list at any time through the Email Subscription page of this web site, in which case we will never send unsolicited email to your email address.
  • ShutterContractor.com uses VeriSign® 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to protect your information as it is transmitted to us over the Internet.
  • ShutterContractor.com is a PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant merchant, and meets or exceeds all of the requirements to keep your payment information secure.

Collection of Information

We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request. This information is only used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our mailing lists.

Distribution of Information

We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Cookie/Tracking Technology

This web site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features used by you, the visitor. As you may already be aware, cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer when you visit a web site. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the site, and understanding how visitors use the site. Cookies can also help customize the site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. For example, this web site uses cookies so you can put items into your shopping cart and to ensure that the items in your shopping cart cannot be seen by other users of the web site. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties for statistical analysis of our web site's visitors so we can see how we might improve our web site for future visitors.

Data Security

Your personally identifiable information, including payment information, is always kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents, and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information.

This web site uses VeriSign® 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption when submitting usernames, passwords, addresses, payment, and other confidential information. 256-bit encryption the strongest SSL encryption level that is currently available. SSL is a widely recognized and mature encryption technology that is proven to keep data confidential while it is in transit over the Internet or other networks.

This web site also uses VeriSign® Extended Validation (EV) to provide additional assurance that the SSL protected page you are visiting is indeed ShutterContractor.com, an ESSCO Stores company and not a clone of our website that has been spoofed by a 3rd party. VeriSign® Extended Validation SSL Certificates are only available upon a thorough background check of the requesting company. With Extended Validation protection, most modern web browsers will display a green bar at the top of the browser when viewing a secure page, ensuring the web site is authentic.

ShutterContractor.com works with Security Metrics®, an Authorized Scanning Vendor (ASV) for the Payment Card Industry (PCI) to ensure that we follow and are kept up to date on the procedures outlined in the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards). This web site is scanned regularly and any stored payment information is encrypted to ensure that this web site meets or exceeds each of the requirements outlined by the PCI DSS policy.

Privacy Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy you may Contact Us via email or telephone.

Policy Changes

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any policy changes will be posted on this page. This policy was last updated on 08/14/2011.
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