Privacy Statement

Dusty Strings respects your privacy. Most importantly, this means that we safeguard any personal information you choose to share with us, and we will never sell your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. For specifics on the types of information we collect, what we do with it, and the choices you can make, read on.

What Happens When You Visit Our Website

Dusty Strings may collect and store personal information that you voluntarily provide, such as name, address, phone number and email address. This information is used primarily to provide customer service. We will not share, sell or disclose your personal information to anyone else, except as noted under "Other Disclosures" below. You can always choose not to provide us with your personal information, although this may restrict our ability to serve you.

Dustystrings.com may place a small text file called a cookie in the browser directory of your computer's hard drive when you visit our website. A cookie contains an anonymous record of your visit, which enables certain website functions like shopping carts to be used, and generally provides a quicker and smoother browsing experience. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer, and they do not contain any personally identifying information. If you decide to, you can choose settings in your browser to disallow cookies, although in this case some pages may not display properly and certain website functions may not be available to you. You can also use your browser to delete cookies after leaving our website.

Dusty Strings uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous data about visitors to our website. The types of data collected include what website you came from, what kind of computer you are using, your general geographic location, and a number of other similar things. To do this, Google places cookies on your computer. Neither the cookies nor the data collected contain any personally identifiable information, and the data is used only to create aggregate statistics for analyzing how users interact with our site. This allows us to tailor the site to better serve our customers' interests. For more information on Google Analytics' privacy and security policies, visit this link. For information on opting out of Google Analytics' data collection, visit this link.

What Happens When You Purchase Something on Our Website

When you purchase something online, Dusty Strings collects and stores your name, address, phone number, email address, payment type (but not credit card details), and order history. This information is used to process your order and to contact you if we have questions about the order. We may send you newsletters and promotional materials, but only if you have opted to receive them. You can contact us at any time to be removed from our email list. We may also share certain information, such as name and address, with trusted partners in order to do things like process payments or arrange the shipping of items you purchase from us. We will not share, sell or disclose your personal information for any other reason, and we take all reasonable precautions to keep your information secure.

The checkout page of our website is securely hosted by FoxyCart.com, which is a PCI Compliant Level 1 Service Provider. This means that all information entered on the checkout page, including credit card details, is secured at the highest standards, and that Dusty Strings itself does not see or store your credit card number. For more information on FoxyCart's security standards, visit this link. FoxyCart will not contact you except with the express permission of Dusty Strings, and FoxyCart will never share or sell your personal information. In order to process transactions, FoxyCart may log your IP address, set cookies, and send your encrypted information to a payment processor. FoxyCart also collects anonymous information, used in an aggregate form to calculate statistics.

Other Disclosures

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or if we believe that such an action is reasonably necessary to protect the rights or safety of our company, employees, customers or the public.

Links to Other Websites

We may provide links to other websites, and those other sites may have different privacy practices than Dusty Strings does. We assume no responsibility for the policies of linked sites, and encourage you to investigate them for yourself.

Use by Minors

Our website is appropriate for visitors of any age. However, Dusty Strings does not intend to collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, you should not enter information on this website, and should ask a parent or guardian to do so for you.

Changes to This Statement

We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback, and we encourage you to check back periodically to stay informed of how Dusty Strings is protecting your information.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you believe that Dusty Strings has not adhered to this statement, please contact us [email protected] or 3450 16th Ave W, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98119.

Last updated: January 2nd, 2014