We are committed to maintaining the privacy of our online guests. Data about the home servers of visitors to this site is automatically provided to us upon signing on and is used by us for internal review in aggregate and non-personally-identifiable form. E-mail addresses and other personally identifying data about visitors to this site are known to Caravan Electronic Publishing, LLC only when voluntarily submitted or posted to us.
Caravan Electronic Publishing, LLC uses personally identifying data provided by visitors only in connection with their use of this online service and will not disseminate it to parties outside of the melinamade Online Store. We use personally identifying information to better understand visitors' use of our sites.
In addition, we sometimes use e-mail addresses and other personally identifying information to contact visitors who communicate with us. For example, we direct e-mail to visitors who provide us with their e-mail addresses for specific purposes such as receiving our e-mail newsletters or being notified if they have won one of our contests. If you at any point no longer wish to receive communication from Caravan Electronic Publishing, LLC, please forward such requests to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To the extent that any other Caravan Electronic Publishing, LLC web site found through the melinamade site has different or additional practices or policies, these practices or policies will be explained at that site.
We offer secure transaction processing for VISA and MASTERCARD orders using the standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. If your browser does not support SSL, we recommend that you update your browser to the latest version of Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer. We use the Stronghold web server which features RSA public key technology and uncompromised, full 168-bit symmetric encryption. We are fully certified by Thawte, a leading world-wide provider of security and authentication services for electronic commerce. Credit card numbers are not stored on our servers after the transaction has been processed.
Although there can never be a guarantee of absolute security for credit card transactions, we believe this method to be more secure than many common credit card uses--giving your credit card to a waiter in a restaurant, for instance. However, if you do not wish to send your credit card number over the internet under any circumstances, we certainly understand. In that case, when you get to the screen with the summary of your order, you can simply print the page from your browser and FAX it, along with your credit card and shipping information to 1-530-795-4920.
For more information on the security of transactions on the web, you may wish to read the RSA security FAQ.