At Accept Credit Cards at Electronic Merchant Systems Inc. ("EMS"), your privacy is our priority. EMS is committed to protecting your privacy at all times, in all situations. The information EMS collects about you when you become a member is used to process your orders and to provide a more personalized experience on the EMS Web site. In order to better insure the protection and security of your personal information, the EMS Web site uses a 128 bit encrypted SSL. While, EMS, can not guarantee complete security on stored information, EMS has installed and applied our encrypted pages and installed SSL certificates to prevent information from being stolen.
How Does EMS Use the Information Collected?
When you become an EMS member, EMS will ask you to fill out a form that requests disclosure of your name, address and e-mail address, as well as some demographic information such as gender and date of birth.
EMS may share this information with trusted partners to help EMS perform order fulfillment and statistical analysis.
With respect to your business information, EMS will only use such information to process orders and the solicitation of additional business. Without your consent, this information will NEVER be sold, distributed, rented or traded to others for purposes other than order fulfillment, EMS reserves the right to disclose such information if required pursuant to a statute, a subpoena or other court order. In the event that EMS is required to disclose this information, if permitted, EMS will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide you with written notice of the information requested, provide you with information as to the name of the party requesting the information, if permissible under law, and provide you with the opportunity to challenge the disclosure.
With respect to your demographic information (gender, date of birth, etc.), it will be used for security purposes, to ensure you are who you say you are and, that you are, in fact, paying with authorized credit cards in your name. This security measure helps ensure that a third party is not using your stolen credit card(s) to purchase goods or services through EMS.
If you choose to use EMS's referral service to tell a friend about the EMS Web site, EMS will ask you for your friend's name and email address. EMS will automatically send your friend an email inviting him or her to visit the EMS Web site. Unless otherwise required under law, as detailed below, EMS will use this information for the sole purpose of soliciting your friend's business and may store this information on EMS's databases.
EMS's Use of Log Files
When you visit the EMS Web site, EMS automatically logs your IP address, your browser type and your access times. EMS utilizes this information to conduct site performance evaluations, to see where visitors are coming from and to keep track of click stream data (the screens our users visit on our site). This data helps EMS to determine what content our members find most appealing so that EMS can maximize your enjoyment of the site. Log files are not tied to personally identifiable information.
All EMS employees take protection of your personal information very seriously. All employees must learn and follow EMS security policies. Access to member personal information is limited to key management personnel and EMS's member services department. Personal information of EMS members is ID and password protected and EMS's Web security is reviewed on a monthly basis. EMS has also installed and applied the EMS Web site with a 128 bit encryption SSL.
Correcting/Updating Your Personal Information
After becoming an EMS subscriber you may correct/update your personal information by clicking on the 'My Account' link at the top of any page, entering your ID, password and birth date when prompted and clicking the Edit Information button. The changes you make will be reflected in EMS's databases instantly. If you wish to deactivate your account, you may contact EMS's member services group through the 'My Account' section, or the 'Contact Us' section.
Links To Other Web Sites
This Web site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you may be leaving the EMS Web site and redirect to the Web site of a third party. These Web sites may independently collect or request information about you and EMS encourages you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as the associated privacy policies, if any, may differ from ours. Unless specifically stated otherwise, EMS is not responsible for and shall have no liabilities whatsoever for the unauthorized disclosure of information by any third party Web sites. EMS members will hold EMS harmless against any liability, damages or costs with respect to the unauthorized disclosure of any personal information by third party Web sites.
From time to time EMS may send out email messages alerting you that certain products or services are available, to remind you about providing feedback, or for promotional offers. In addition, you will receive communication from EMS 1) if you contact EMS for a particular reason, 2) to receive or confirm your orders, or 3) if EMS needs to contact you for administrative purposes such as winning a contest. Administrative e-mails may contain promotional materials. If you choose to receive EMS newsletters, they will contain promotional materials from EMS and or our affiliates. At any time, you may discontinue receiving the EMS newsletters by using the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the newsletters or by amending your account information through the EMS Web site.
Though EMS makes every effort to preserve user privacy, EMS may need to disclose personal information when required by law or wherein EMS has a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on EMS. If permitted, EMS will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you of the disclosure request and provide you with an opportunity to challenge the disclosure.
EMS may correct or supplement your address information with standardized postal representation in order to ensure that your orders are delivered. EMS does this since EMS wants to make sure that members receive the order and to lower costs associated with EMS programs.
Periodically, contests are run on EMS's Web site. At times, contests are sponsored by authorized third parties. To enter these contests you need only to enter your ID and password and follow any additional instructions. At the time of entry, you may decide if you wish to have your first name and state of residence posted on EMS's Web site if you are selected as the winner. Winner's names are NEVER shared with EMS customers without their prior written consent.
Cookies are pieces of information that your browser stores on your computer's hard drive which identify you when you enter a Web site. The ability to select samples on EMS's Web site is not cookie-driven. EMS may use session cookies to provide a seamless experience on the site and to combine with EMS's log files so that EMS can understand EMS's Web site traffic and analyze demographic information in aggregate form. If you have set your browser to reject cookies, the EMS Web site will not identify you when you enter the Web site and, therefore, you will need to manually type in your ID and password. EMS may use remarketing based on cookies to advertise relevant products and those of our trusted partners to previous visitors using third-party vendors' display networks. Visitors can opt out of cookies for remarketing by using the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.
EMS may change these privacy provisions at any time and such changes will be effective immediately upon posting. You should check these privacy provisions periodically because your continued use of the EMS Web site and associated credit card and order fulfillment services will be deemed acceptance of any modified privacy provisions. If you do not agree to the modified privacy provisions, you should discontinue use of the EMS Web site and associated credit card and order fulfillment services.
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