Privacy & Security
Far North Wild Rice is strongly committed to protecting your privacy. We follow a simple, common sense principle: we ask for only the information we need to complete the service you have requested. The information that you provide is to ensure that you have a convenient shopping experience online and that we are meeting your needs. We respect our shoppers' concerns about providing information and feel it is your right to know why we gather information, how we use it and what your options are. The privacy of this information is maintained and protected using security technologies and policies that prevent unauthorized usage of your information.
You are protected by:
- Utilizing SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology
- Hosting our Web site on a secure server
- Allowing our visitors to opt out of marketing programs
Visiting Our Web Site
Your visit to our Web site is welcomed and we are glad you came. You are free to visit our Web site without telling us who you are or revealing any information. Personal information is available to us only if you provide it voluntarily by completing an order purchase form, or registration form.
What Information We Collect and How It Is Used
When an order is processed it is necessary that we collect your name, mailing address, E-mail address, and payment information. This information is gathered to provide you the highest quality of service, inform you of opportunities we think will be of interest, and to understand your needs. This information will only be used for internal marketing purposes and is not shared with outside parties without first posting notification on our Web site of this change. Shall you wish to opt out of our contact service please notify us by E-mail or postal mail. Shall a vendor or supplier be involved in the online purchase process they will only be given the absolute necessary information to complete their role. Far North Wild Rice is a certified merchant of Beanstream via DirectWest Internet Business Solutions, who securely encrypts the credit card information provided.
In addition to the information that you voluntarily provide to us, our system automatically gathers certain statistical information like numbers and frequency of visitors. Our server cannot identify you as a person but only as a computer and this data, not your name, may from time to time be used in conjunction with outside parties for statistical resources. This information is studied to help us improve products and services, customer service, online operations, and our Web site in general.
Far North Wild Rice does not currently sell or rent any customer data, server logs, or personal information to any other companies or organizations. We shall, if required to do so only by law disclose your personal information to the necessary parties.
How Is My Credit Card Protected
At Far North Wild Rice, whenever you provide any personal information or credit card information, we make sure that no one else can read it while it is being transmitted over the Internet. This information is protected and transmitted through today's most advanced security systems. Your personal information is encrypted prior to being sent to us. To demonstrate our commitment to your payment security, Far North Wild Rice is a certified merchant member of Beanstream via DirectWest Internet Business Solutions. Beanstream manages the security technology for you, our customer, and us. Thus, your credit card information is safe, can be stored for convenience, and we are ensured payment authenticity and delivery.
Links to Our Web Site
Any links that are provided on our Web site are provided for your convenience. Far North Wild Rice reserves the right to not be held responsible for their content or the Web sites' privacy practices nor do we endorse the Web sites' services or policies.
Special Attention to Children On Our Web Site
How You Can Opt Out
We want to ensure that we are providing you the highest quality of customer service by notifying you of promotions, what's new, and follow up for products or services. You may at any time, if you wish, stop receiving correspondence from Far North Wild Rice, or have your name removed from our internal lists. Please advise us with an e-mail or postal request at our regular address.
Changes To Your Privacy on Our Web Site
Far North Wild Rice is committed to your security and wants you to enjoy your online shopping experience. To demonstrate our commitment to your security, we host our Web site on a secure server and have become a certified member of Beanstream via DirectWest Internet Business Solutions. Beanstream provides the technology that ensures that our Web site is safe and your credit card is protected.
How Is My Credit Card and Transaction Secure?
Far North Wild Rice together with Beanstream and DirectWest Internet Business Solutions use the latest technology to manage and protect your credit card information. When you place an order, your credit card information is encrypted (scrambled) before being sent to Beanstream's server. This means that if an unauthorized party were to intercept it on the Internet, they would be unable to read it. Only when the credit card information reaches Beanstream's secure host server, do they decrypt it for processing and provide us the order information.
How Can I Further Protect Myself
The Internet does present a vast and open market, similar to a very large shopping mall. Therefore you need to take the same safety measures with electronic shopping as you would in the 'physical' world. Seek Web sites that display reputable security symbols and NEVER give your credit card information to anyone who contacts you via E-mail or Instant Message.
- Credit card fraud is virtually non-existent on the Internet. If you do ever experience misuse of your credit card, notify your credit card company immediately in accordance with its regulations. Most companies will either cover the fraudulent purchases or have you liable for a maximum of $50.
- Shall you or your credit card company discover fraudulent charges that took place on our server, please contact us immediately. We want to be involved in assisting you.
"Internet Commerce is no more prone to fraud than other types of payment mechanisms".
--Canadian Bankers Association
Questions and Concerns
The door at the Far North Wild Rice Online Store is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you have any questions or concerns about Your Privacy or Your Security please contact us by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.