Privacy Policy

Tom Sawyer Software respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting the personal information you share on this site.

How is my personal information collected and used?

Signing Up

In order to use certain features of this website, you must first complete the sign-up form. During sign up, you are required to give contact information, such as your name and e-mail address. We may use this information to contact you about services in which you have expressed interest.

Profiles

Tom Sawyer Software creates user profiles by storing information collected using cookies. A profile consists of information about the individual user, including the user's viewing preferences and sign-in information. Your collected information is tied to your personally identifiable information to tailor your visit to our website and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to you. We do not share your profile with third parties.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on your computer that holds information about you. Cookies are not linked to any personally identifiable information while you are on our site. We use session ID cookies, which terminate when you close your web browser.

If you allow a cookie to be set for our site, you only have to sign in once. If you reject the cookie, you can still use our site.

Log Files

Like most websites, ours uses log files. Our log files store internet protocol (IP) addresses, web browser types, internet service providers (ISPs), entry and exit pages, platform types, date and time stamps, and numbers of clicks. Log files allow us to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Ordering

We request information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information and financial information, such as a credit card account number. This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.

Communications from the Site

Special Offers and Updates

Established users will occasionally receive a newsletter and information on our products, services, and special offers. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to not receive these types of communications.

Opting Out

Our User Profile form has an opt-out mechanism, so users who buy a product from us, but don't want to receive any marketing material, can keep their e-mail addresses off our lists. Users who no longer wish to receive our promotional communications may opt out of receiving these communications by signing in to their profile and deselecting the mailer types they would like to unsubscribe from.

Sharing

Legal Disclaimer

Although we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law or when we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website. In the event of an inadvertent disclosure, Tom Sawyer Software will make a reasonable effort to limit and remedy the disclosure, but we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure.

Third-Party Intermediaries

We use a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Information Use

Tom Sawyer Software will use your personal information to help validate credit card use. From time to time, we may also use the information to send you e-mails containing items that may be of interest to you. Tom Sawyer Software will not sell, share, or release any information gathered on our website to any third parties.

Opting Out

At the time when they are asked for their information, our users are given the opportunity to opt out of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site.

Links

This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Tom Sawyer Software is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of every website they visit that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Chat Rooms, Message Boards, and Public Forums

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online—for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas—that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Security

When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and offline.

When users enter sensitive information, such as a credit card account number, that information is encrypted with SSL. To learn more about SSL, visit www.digicert.com.

If you have any questions about the security of our website, send an e-mail to marketing@tomsawyer.com.

Correcting and Updating Personal Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you can correct or change your personally identifiable information by accessing your user profile in the Edit Profile form.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will amend or update this page.

Contacts

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Tom Sawyer Software
1997 El Dorado Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707

Tel: +1 (510) 208-4370
Fax: +1 (510) 527-1674

E-mail: marketing@tomsawyer.com