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Privacy Policy

Our business name is The Deck Barn, Inc.. We are the owner of our web site, www.TheDeckBarn.com. All information provided in this Privacy Policy pertains to The Deck Barn, Inc. and www.TheDeckBarn.com .

I. General

A.  The Deck Barn takes User privacy seriously and takes reasonable efforts to protect your privacy. We have created this Privacy Policy (“Policies”) in order to share with you our information collection and use practices. Please read these Policies carefully before sharing any personally identifiable information described below.

B.  These Policies apply solely to the web site located at www.TheDeckBarn.com (“web site”). Since this is a growing web site and because Internet technologies are constantly evolving, these Policies are subject to change at any time and any changes will be posted on this page.

C. These Policies work hand-in-hand with the Terms and Conditions of Use, found elsewhere on The Deck Barn web site.

II. Definitions

The following words used in these Policies shall have the following meanings:

            1. "Personal Information" shall mean all data and/or information provided by and about User.

            2. "The Deck Barn web site" shall mean all web sites on which The Deck Barn provides products, information and/or services (“Services”).

            3. "The Deck Barn User" shall mean all registered Users and/or Customers of The Deck Barn.

      4. "The Deck Barn Products, Information and Services" shall mean all products, information and/or services provided by The Deck Barn or its 3rd-party suppliers and advertisers.

      5. "Registration Information" shall mean the Personal Information Users are required to give to The Deck Barn in the registration process, in order to access our web site services.

III. What Personally Identifiable Information Does The Deck Barn Collect and How Is It Used?

A.  In order to use the Services provided by The Deck Barn web site, you will be asked for certain personally identifiable information such as name, email address, shipping and billing address, credit card and other information. For example, when you create an Account, the information you provide may be used by us to communicate with you.

B.  The Deck Barn will not collect personally identifiable information from Users while you use the web site, unless you voluntarily provide it to us or authorize us to collect such information. For example, if you purchase products or services, you will be required to provide information to complete the purchase transaction.

C.  The Deck Barn may use or disclose User’s personally identifiable information to:

            1. operate and manage the web site;

            2. provide products/information/services that have been requested; or

            3. respond to inquires or requests.

D. In order to provide the best services to Users, The Deck Barn may disclose User name on certain pages at www.TheDeckBarn.com . We may also disclose personally identifiable information in the establishment or exercise of legal rights or defenses against legal claims, to comply with applicable laws or regulations, to comply with a valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order or to investigate suspected fraud or a violation of our Terms of Use. We will never sell User Information to any third party not affiliated with The Deck Barn, without consent, except in connection with the sale or merger of The Deck Barn or the division responsible for such services provided.

E. The Deck Barn may also use such information for marketing their products and services to you ONLY IF you have ‘opted in’ to receive such marketing information from us.

F. The Deck Barn may, from time to time, send or post surveys or requests for User feedback in order to help us make our web site and services better. Any responses we receive from Users will be used only to evaluate our web site and services and no personally identifiable information from respondents will be shared with any non-employees of The Deck Barn.

G. The Deck Barn may, from time to time, send notices about special offers, promotions or contests. If you sign up to participant in any of these, we will collect your email address. If you are chosen for a promotion or as a winner in a contest, you give The Deck Barn permission to use your name, image and other information about you, for marketing purposes.

IV. What Non-Personally Identifiable Information Do We Collect and How Is It Used?

A.  The Deck Barn does collect and track certain non-personally identifiable information, including, but not limited to, IP numbers and browser type, access times, domain names, usage habits and other information which does not specifically identify any individual.

B. The Deck Barn may use and disclose non-personally identifiable information for any number of reasons, including but not limited to, working with business partners and improving our web site and services.

 

V. Does The Deck Barn Have A Newsletter?

A.  The Deck Barn regularly sends out newsletters or weekly sales emails (collectively hereinafter referred to as the "Newsletter(s)") to all The Deck Barn Users (that ‘opt-in’). In these Newsletters, we may inform you about new features from The Deck Barn and about the upcoming week’s specials, if any.

B.  You may choose to unsubscribe from the Newsletter at any time by sending an email to the link provided at the end of each Newsletter.

 

VI. Does The Deck Barn Use Cookies and Web Beacons?

A.  Cookies are small text files that a web site can write to your computer. Web beacons are often-transparent graphic images, usually no larger than a 1x1 pixel that are placed on a web page or in an email, used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the web site or receiving the email. The Deck Barn may use cookies and Web Beacons to identify you and allow you to log in once to our web site and search without having to log in again.

B. Cookies are also used by our advertisers and 3rd-party partners to identify you as a User of The Deck Barn web site.

C.  The Deck Barn does not use Cookies or Web Beacons to store information such as credit card numbers, telephone numbers, or other information you provide. To maintain your privacy, you can disable your browser's ability to accept Cookies.

D. Our advertisers and 3rd-party partners may use Cookies or Web Beacons on the The Deck Barn web site or an external web site. We have no access to or control over these Cookies and Web Beacons, hence, we will not be responsible for their use or misuse by them.

E.  This Policy covers the use of Cookies and Web Beacons by The Deck Barn. It does not cover the use of Cookies or Web Beacons by any other 3rd-party or advertiser.

VII. Is My Information Private With The Deck Barn’s Merchants and Advertisers?

A. The The Deck Barn web site may contain links to various other 3rd-party web sites and the external web sites of our advertisers and/or 3rd-party partners. Each of these web sites may have a Privacy Policy that differs from that of The Deck Barn. The privacy practices of other web sites linked to us are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Please visit those web sites to review the Privacy Policies of advertisers and/or 3rd-party partners.

B.  The only information that may be shared between The Deck Barn and one of our advertiser or 3rd-party partner web sites is that which pertains to information used in the furtherance of tracking an order and providing User with correct information regarding same.

C.  Order information, including order numbers and amounts, may be available to The Deck Barn, advertisers and 3rd-party partners for accurate tracking purposes. User information will not be released by The Deck Barn unless it is requested by User.

VIII. What About Data Security?


A.  To ensure the security of your data, including address information and credit card numbers, The Deck Barn always uses industry-standard encryption technologies (Secure Socket Layer – SSL) when transferring and receiving User data on our web site.

B. The Deck Barn has instituted appropriate security measures that protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from Users, however, even the most secure web sites cannot guarantee, with 100% certainty, that User information will be protected from hackers and other criminal elements, and The Deck Barn assumes no liability for any User information that might be stolen.

C. The Deck Barn requires that our advertisers and 3rd-party partners ensure the security of the data that Users provide to them, however, in the event of a breach of their security measures, User agrees that The Deck Barn will not be liable for any loss or damage to User.

D.  The Deck Barn limits access to personal information about Users to employees for whom we reasonably believe it is necessary, in order to provide products or services.

E. The Deck Barn has physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with international regulations to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our web site. We encrypt all sensitive personal information using Secure Socket Layer technology (SSL).

IX. May I See the Information You Collect About Me?


Yes!  You may request to review the information we have collected about you by sending an email to Customer Support at Support@TheDeckBarn.com . We will respond within 24 hours.

X. Can I Opt-out?

A. The Deck Barn gives you the option to remove your personally identifiable information from our list of active Users.

B. You may also choose to opt-out of certain communications from The Deck Barn, such as our Newsletter.

C.  All requests for unsubscribing or opting-out should be made by sending an email to Customer Support at Support@TheDeckBarn.com . We will respond within 24 hours.

D.  The Deck Barn is not responsible for removing your personally identifiable information from the lists of any advertiser or 3rd-party partner who has previously been provided your information in accordance with this Policy.

XI. Where Is The Web Site Located?

The The Deck Barn web site is maintained from within the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, by using our web site, you authorize the export of personally identifiable information to the United States and its storage and use as specified in these Policies.

XII. Will There Be Changes to this Privacy Policy?

A. The Deck Barn reserves the right to amend these Policies at any time, in the event that this becomes necessary after their initial release, or in the event that it becomes necessary with respect to additional or amended services provided by The Deck Barn.

B. The Deck Barn will not personally notify you of any amendments to these Policies. Users are urged to check these Policies frequently in order to determine whether any changes have been made. Users understand and agree that continued use of the The Deck Barn web site assumes that they have read and accepted these Policies, as may be amended from time to time.

XIII. Where Can I Access These Policies

These Policies are accessible from the Home Page of the The Deck Barn web site, under the link “Privacy Policy.”

XIV. Section Titles

The section titles used in these Policies are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect.

XV. What is the Effective Date of These Policies?


This Policy was last updated on July 6, 2009.




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