This policy does not apply to the practices of companies outside of the ownership or control of Staats, nor does it apply to people not employed by Staats.
Personal Information Collection and Use
Staats collects personally identifiable information when you create a Staats account or when you use certain Staats products or services. Staats may also receive personally identifiable information from our business partners.
Staats collects information online by asking you for it - for example, when you place an order or make a product inquiry. The Company also uses "cookies" and similar technology to obtain information about your visits to our site or your responses to e-mail - both individually and in accumulated data that does not identify you personally. At Staats, cookies are used primarily to determine what services or products are of interest. While cookies help improve your experience while visiting the site and customize any communications on the products and services you may desire, you have the option to block them through your Internet browser or other commercially available software. However, doing so may make some of our site's features, such as on-line ordering, unavailable or more difficult for you to use.
Staats’ website is designed to be a valuable tool for you. In order to provide you with quality products, valuable information and superior customer service that help you Leave Your Mark, we record your Internet Service Provider's domain name, information indicating which site pages you viewed, the address of the site you came from before visiting our site, and any search terms you used to find our site. This analytical information is not associated with you as an individual; the analytics are used to monitor the site's performance and to make it easier to use and improve upon. When we know the needs, desires, and habits of our customers, we can work to improve these pages with additional information and products that you find interesting. Staats also records your e-mail address if you chose to communicate with us via e-mail. Should we offer an on-line survey, it will record any information you provide in that survey. If you do not want to receive e-mail from Staats in the future, please reply to any correspondence you receive or use the Unsubscribe option in the email. If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic mailings with information on new products and services or upcoming specials. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please send contact our office.
Information Distribution and Disclosure
Staats will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties.
Staats will distribute personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:
- We have your consent to share the information
- We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested
- We need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of Staats to provide a product or service to you
- We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process.
Your Staats Account Information is password-protected for your privacy and security.
In certain areas, Staats uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions.
Although we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. By using this site, you agree that E. G. Staats & Co., Inc. will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.
Staats may edit this policy from time to time without notice.