Chris Ruisi, who owns and operates the chrisruisi.com web site, cares about the privacy of each user of our web site. This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for chrisruisi.com web site.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact us.
Information Collection and Use
The chrisruisi.com web site collects information from our users at several different points on our web site. When you use the web site, some basic, general information is collected. This general information is used internally in connection with our business to improve the web site, including our marketing and advertising efforts, and to make your use of the web site as enjoyable and efficient as possible.
When you set up an account on our web site or purchase an item from our web site, we collect personal information provided by you that may include your: (i) first and last name; (ii) billing address; (iii) shipping address; (iv) other shipping addresses; (v) email address; (vi) phone number; (vii) credit card account number; (viii) items purchased from us; and (ix) browsing, buying and selling patterns. We use this personal information in order to provide you with the goods and services that you purchase on our web site. We use your email address to provide you with information about your order and its status and we may occasionally send out emails, including newsletters, to people who have placed an order on-line, with information about other goods and services available on our web site. Your phone number is used by us only in the event that our agents need to contact you about an order you have placed.
A cookie is a text file stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Many web sites create cookies to record information about a user’s preferences, such as the items you add to your shopping cart, and for security purposes (see Security below). Cookies may also used to help us determine the various services you use and the support you may need, and to help us detect and solve any problems you may have while using our web site. Most cookies expire after a certain time period. If you wish, you may set your browser to reject all cookies and still view our web site.
Like most standard web sites, we use log files on our servers. These log files store information regarding IP (internet protocol) addresses, browser type, ISP (internet service provider), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. These log files are used to analyze trends, administer the web site, track user’s movements in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for our use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personal information. In addition, we utilize Google Analytics to evaluate traffic on our website. Google Analytics stores information similar to that described above.
Sharing of General or Demographic Information
We may share aggregated, general or demographic information we collect about our users and their use of our web site with our third-party partners and advertisers in a manner which does not identify any individual user. We use an outside shipping company to ship orders placed on our web site, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services purchased on our web site. These companies will not retain, share, store or use any of our user’s personal information for any secondary purposes. We may partner with other parties to provide specific services which are available on our web site. When a user signs up for these services, we will share the user’s name or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services to the user. These parties are not allowed to use such personal information except for the purpose of providing these services.
Chrisruisi.com partners with Amazon.com to sell books. Chrisruisi.com does not pass any personal information to Amazon and no personal information is shared by Amazon back to chrisruisi.com. Amazon shares aggregate purchase information with chrisruisi.com for the purpose of determining revenue share.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask for contact information, such as name and email address. That information is never sold or shared with other organizations.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time, our web site may request information from our users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user has a choice whether or not to provide us with such information. Information requested may include contact information, such as name and shipping address, and demographic information, such as zip code, age level. Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used to monitor or improve the use and efficiency of this web site. This information will never be sold or shared.
This web site takes precautions we believe are reasonable to protect our users’ information. When you submit personal information via our web site, your information is protected by us both on-line and off-line
We make efforts we believe are reasonable to prevent the alteration, theft, loss or misuse of our users’ information by others. However, please keep in mind that there is always some risk in transmitting information over the Internet.
If you have any questions about the security of our web site, please contact us.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to any such newsletter email indicating your desire to no longer receive such emails or by contacting us.
Collecting Information from Children Younger than 13
The chrisruisi.com web site does not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children under the age of 13 without obtaining verifiable parental consent.