This privacy statement covers the site at www.northerncompany.com. Because Northern Company Cookware (hereafter “Northern Company”) wants to demonstrate its commitment to our user’s privacy, it is disclosing its information practices policy and invites public comment on this policy. The statement explains the following:
- - What personally identifiable information Northern Company collects.
- - How Northern Company uses the information.
- - That Northern Company does not share user information except in limited circumstances.
- - What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
- - How users can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form. When ordering or registering on our site, as deemed appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for?
Like most standard websites, we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We use a tracking utility that collates data from log files to analyze user movement.
Communicate Special Offers and Updates
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify the desire to receive email from us. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see the Choice/Opt-Out section.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users' privacy, we provide a way for the user to opt out of these communications. Please see the Choice/Opt-Out section.
Provide Service Announcements
On rare occasions, it is necessary to send out a strictly service-related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and with regard to issues relating to their account, we may reply via email or phone.
After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers. All payment processing is handled by a trusted and widely used third party processor.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website. Where possible, we will notify affected users before disclosing information in response to a subpoena.
In the event Northern Company goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Northern Company, are not responsible for the privacy practices of any other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and off-line.
When our order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the latest encryption payment processing services.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional communications may opt out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link inside the email.