This privacy statement covers the site www.spicemerchants.biz. We take your privacy seriously, and we want to assure you that we will not abuse your trust.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact:
Spice and Tea Merchants
PO Box 130
Saugatuck, Michigan 49453
We do not collect any personal information while you are simply browsing our web site.
If you decide to order products through our web site, then we will need certain information (name, address, phone number, etc.) in order to be able to process the order. We do not sell, trade, rent or give this information to anyone else. We may hire another company to provide certain services (such as shipping or fulfillment), and will only share the personal information they need to provide the services for which we contract. Such companies are required to maintain the confidentiality of any such information.
Children under 13 are not permitted to register with us. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian who believes we have information pertaining to a minor, please contact us at the address shown above and we will take prompt action to remove that information from our files.
When placing an order. You may choose to provide an email address (it is not required) which will only be used for communicating about the order. We do not use these addresses for any other reason.
When subscribing to our Newsletter. We only send our Newsletter by email, so if you choose to join the mailing list you must provide an email address. We use a double opt-in procedure, so you will receive an email requesting you to confirm that you wish to join the mailing list. Each issue of the Newsletter contains simple instructions on how to unsubscribe if you change your mind.
CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
Credit card numbers are only required when placing an order. We retain the information long enough to get an approval for the amount of the sale from your credit card issuer and then the credit card number is deleted. During the approval process we transmit only the information required to obtain the approval, and we work only through recognized banking and financial institutions. The final four digits of your credit card number may be retained with your order information to assist with inquiries about your order.
Our web site collects basic statistical information such as the type of web browser used by visitors to our site, and which pages are visited most often. This information is used to improve the design of our site.
You do not need to provide any personally identifiable information in order to visit our site. By default, we provide a “cookie” which is stored on your computer to help facilitate movement throughout our site. The cookie is optional for browsing our site. If you decide to order products on our site, then the cookie is necessary for the “shopping cart” to function properly. You may safely delete the cookie once your order is complete.
A few links on our site lead to relevant third-party sites, such as our publicity firm and retailers who carry our product. These links are provided purely for convenience, and we are not responsible for the content on those sites. You should review the privacy policies of any third-party sites you visit.
UPDATED JANUARY 1 , 2018