We are committed to protecting your privacy and the security of all data on our site.
We understand that when you choose to provide us with information about yourself, you trust us to act responsibly. This policy explains how we collect information from you and how we use it.
What Information Does Cowries & Shells Collect?
Cowries & Shells collects personal information which you provide in order to better serve you. Some of the information collected may include name, address, phone number, email address, birth date, and personal information concerning your interests, occupation, gender and other demographic information. If you use a credit card in the Shopping Area, we will also collect your credit card account number, expiration date, and related information.
We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our web pages such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
Does Cowries & Shells Use “Cookies”?
Yes. “Cookies” are bits of electronic information that a web site can transfer to a visitor’s hard drive.
We use website “cookies” to help you use our services more easily and to help us continuously improve our Shopping Area and our service to you. Cowries & Shells does not use information transferred through cookies for any promotional or marketing purposes, nor is the information shared with any third parties.
Cowries & Shells, through approved analytics provider, performs analysis on many aspects of the Shopping Area including, but not limited to, tracking traffic, click-through, visitor paths, page views and the number of pages visited on the Shopping Area, among other things.
How We Use Your Information?
We may use the information you provide about yourself to respond to your inquiries about our products, offerings, and services, and to offer you other products or services we think you will find valuable.
We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when we make changes to our web site or have new product lines.
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyse site usage, as well as offer you other products, programs or services.
We may store and disclose personal information as allowed or required by applicable law, including making disclosures that are necessary or advisable to: (a) protect the rights, safety or property of users of our web site, the public, or Cowries & Shells; and (b) conform to legal or regulatory requirements.
Does Cowries & Shells Disclose Information To Third Parties?
We will not disclose your personally identifiable information to any persons or entities outside of Cowries & Shells and selected third party service providers (and only as necessary for such third party service provider to perform such services). Selected third party service providers include subcontractors that provide credit card processing on our Shopping Area, providers that host or help support the Shopping Area or otherwise provide technical assistance. Cowries & Shells will not lease, license, sub-license, rent, transfer, disclose, disseminate or otherwise grant access to such information unless:
(i) You have been given an opportunity to “opt-in” and have agreed to so opt-in to such disclosure of your information;
(ii) Cowries & Shells must share your information in order to provide a product or service that you have ordered or requested.
(iii) Cowries & Shells is required by law to disclosure your personal information.
Keeping the shopping area safe
We use various safety measures to secure your personally identifiable information against loss, theft, alteration, and unauthorized access, use and disclosure. Any information you enter on our accounts set-up page within the Shopping Area is encrypted before transmission. We also use many security procedures to protect your information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside Cowries & Shells.
Regardless of the precautions taken by us, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk.
Third Party Links
Cowries & Shells may choose various third party web sites to link to either from our own site or by providing the link by sending you e-mail information. However, even if the third party is a partner or affiliated with Cowries & Shells, we have no control over these linked sites that have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of Cowries & Shells. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. These linked sites are only for your convenience and you therefore access them at your own risk.
Cowries & Shells reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.