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SoftWareHousebb.com Privacy Notice

Last updated: February 16, 2010.



This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting softwarehousebb.com, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.



What Personal Information About Customers Does softwarehousebb.com Gather?


By gathering certain details during your browing sessions we can continually improve your shopping experience at softwarehousebb.com. Here are the types of information we gather.



  • Information You Give Us:We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. Click here to see examples of what we collect. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future shopping for you, improving our stores, and communicating with you.
  • Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses softwarehousebb.com or advertisements and other content served by or on behalf of softwarehousebb.com on other Web sites. Click here to see examples of the information we receive.
  • E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from softwarehousebb.com if your computer supports such capabilities.   If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust
    your Customer Communication Preferences.
  • Information from Other Sources: We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information. Click here to see examples of the information we receive.




What About Cookies?



  • Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features such as personalized advertisements on other Web sites (e.g., SoftWareHouse Associates with content served by softwarehousebb.com and Web sites using Checkout by SoftWareHouse payment service), and storage of items in your Shopping Cart between visits.
  • The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the Web site of its manufacturer. However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of softwarehousebb.com's essential features, we recommend that you leave them turned on. For instance, if you block or otherwise reject our cookies, you will not be able to add items to your Shopping Cart, proceed to Checkout, or use any softwarehousebb.com products and services that require you to Sign in.






Does softwarehousebb.com Share the Information It Receives?



Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only as described below and with subsidiaries softwarehousebb.com, Inc. controls that either are subject to this Privacy Notice or follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy Notice.

  • Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control: We work closely with affiliated businesses. In some cases, these businesses operate stores at softwarehousebb.com or sell offerings to you at softwarehousebb.com. In other cases, we operate stores, provide services, or sell product lines jointly with these businesses. You can tell when a third party is involved in your transactions, and we share customerinformation related to those transactions with that third party.
  • Third-Party Service Providers: We employ othercompanies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results andlinks (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to personalinformation needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
  • Promotional Offers: Sometimes we send offers to selected groups of softwarehousebb.com customers on behalf of other businesses.When we do this, we do not give that business your name and address. If you do not want to receive such offers, please adjust your Customer Communication Preferences.
  • Business Transfers: As we continue to develop ourbusiness, we might sell or buy stores, subsidiaries, or business units.In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of course, the customerconsents otherwise). Also, in the unlikely event that softwarehousebb.com, Inc., or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
  • Protection of softwarehousebb.com and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of softwarehousebb.com, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.
  • With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the
    information.


How Secure Is Information About Me?




  • We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by encrypting information you input.
  • SoftWareHouse does not store ANY credit card information. We transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.
  • It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

 



What About Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites?



Our site includes third-party advertising and links to other Web sites.We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party Web sites.



These third-party Web sites and advertisers, or Internet advertising companies working on their behalf, sometimes use technology to send (or "serve") the advertisements that appear on our Web site directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that they may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party Web sites are not covered by this Privacy Notice. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices. In addition, the Network Advertising Initiative offers useful information about Internet advertising companies (also called "ad networks" or "network advertisers"), including information about how to opt-out of their information collection.


Softwarehousebb.com also displays personalized third-party advertising based on personal information about customers, such as purchases on Softwarehousebb.com, visits to SoftWareHouse Associate Web sites, or use of payment services like 2Checkout by SoftWareHouse on other Web sites. Click here for more information about the personal information that we gather. Although softwarehousebb.com does not provide any personal information to advertisers, advertisers (including ad-serving companies) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized advertisement meet their criteria to personalize the ad (for example, users in the northwestern United States who bought or browsed for classical music).

 



Which Information Can I Access?

Softwarehousebb.com gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with softwarehousebb.com for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. Click here to see some examples, the list of which will change as our Web site evolves.




What Choices Do I Have?


  • As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase or to take advantage of such softwarehousebb.com features as Wish Lists and Customer Reviews.
  • You can add or update certain information on pages such as those referenced in the "Which Information Can I Access?" section. When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the prior version for our records.
  • If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your Customer Communication Preferences. (If you do not want to receive Conditions of Use and other legal notices from us, such as this Privacy Notice, those notices will still govern your use of softwarehousebb.com, and it is your responsibility to review them for changes.)
  • The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the Web site of its manufacturer. However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of softwarehousebb.com's essential features, we recommend that you leave them turned on. For instance, if you block or otherwise reject our cookies, you will not be able to add items to your Shopping Cart, proceed to Checkout, or use any softwarehousebb.com products and services that require you
    to Sign in.



Are Children Allowed to Use softwarehousebb.com?

softwarehousebb.com does not sell products for purchase by children. We sell
children's products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you
may use softwarehousebb.com only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.





Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions


If you choose to visit softwarehousebb.com, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the laws of Barbados . If you have any concern about privacy at softwarehousebb.com, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it. Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make,however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.