HOT POTATOES values your privacy. We do not rent or sell information we get from information you provide to order our products or subscribe to our e-mail newsletter.
Customers use an order form to request information or products. When you place an order, we collect contact information, such as your shipping and e-mail addresses, and financial information, such as your credit card number. Contact information from the order form is used to send orders and information about us to our customers and to get in touch with them when necessary. Financial information is used to bill the customer for products. You also have the option of ordering products by telephone, by fax or by mail and you may choose to pay by check or money order.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the userís hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. By setting a cookie on our site, the user can shop across multiple sessions, meaning you can place items in your shopping cart, leave the site, come back to the site and the products you selected will conveniently still be in your shopping cart. The cookie does not store credit card or personal information, only the products you have placed in your shopping cart. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site.
Security of Information
Hotpotatoes.com has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information you provide. We encrypt your personal information, including your credit card number, when transmitting over the Internet using the modern encryption technology, Secure Socket Layer (SSL), to safeguard your Internet transactions. HOT POTATOES strives to protect user information off-line as well. We restrict access to personally identifiable information to those employees who need the information to respond to your requests for services, such as a customer service representative or a shipping clerk.
Browsers that allow for SSL Technology
Ordering from our Website requires the use of an SSL-compliant browser, such as Netscape 4.0 or later; Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later; 5.0 AOL client for PCs; or the 5.0 AOL client for Macs. You will not be able to use Secure Mode if you have an older version of an Internet browser that does not support secure transactions, of if your computer is located on a local area network (LAN) that uses a firewall that prohibits secure transactions. If Secure Mode is not possible, please select one of our off-line options to place your order.
This Website may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other Websites.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our email newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. At all times, you have the option of "opting out" of receiving future e-mail updates by visiting our email newsletter screen here and clicking on UNSUBSCRIBE. You may also unsubscribe using the form below.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about Hotpotatoes.com, we ask them for the friendís name and email address. Hotpotatoes.com will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. We use this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. It is not sold or shared with any third-party.