Policies

We Care About Your Privacy

Kerry’s Custom Leather gathers two types of information about users:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, inquire to an artist to clarify personalization and from participation in polls and surveys:
  • Information Kerry’s Custom Leather gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help us better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does Kerry’s Custom Leather sell, share, or transmit any information about an individual user to a third party.

Kerry’s Custom Leather Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:Optional Voluntary Information

We may offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

  1. Polling
    We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their thoughts and opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Kerry’s Custom Leather may use a system to identify users after they have voted, to keep the poll results accurate by insuring each user can vote only once on a particular question. This information is not correlated with information about individual users.
  2. Surveys
    Kerry’s Custom Leather may occasionally conduct user surveys to better understanding of what our target audience feels about certain products or offerings. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys or our sponsors and partners. We never share any information about specific individuals with any third party.

Usage Tracking

Kerry’s Custom Leather tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Kerry’s Custom Leather does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, region, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).

Kerry’s Custom Leather sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that customers enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites customers like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual customers read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Cookie

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Kerrys Custom Leather uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

Security

Kerry’s Custom Leather operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers. Your private, sensitive information is encrypted, and stored on a computer that is not, in any way, connected to the internet. This is one further step Kerry’s Custom Leather takes to protect your sensitive, private information.

Opt-out Policy

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users. We also supply opt out information on every email newsletter or offering you have subscribed to at the end of each email.

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Kerry’s Custom Leather. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Children

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Sharing of Information

Kerry’s Custom Leather uses the information described to tailor our content to better suit your needs and help us better understand our customers demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Use of Information

Kerry’s Custom Leather uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Kerry’s Custom Leather never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users are attracted to and not attracted to based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual customers read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to service for you better. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our clients. But we don’t track which terms a particular client enters.

Kerry’s Custom Leather creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for internal usage. Because we don’t track the usage patterns of individual users, we will never know that a specific user clicked a specific link in our site. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

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