We here at Quilted Strait share your concern about how our online site and Point of Sale system uses your customer information, and we are very serious about our role in protecting your personal data. Our policy is simple: we do not and will not ever provide any of your personal information to any third party.
When a customer visits our website we collect the information you provide on the check out form for the purposes of competing the commercial transaction. When the transaction is completed the data is not used for any other purpose. A customer may choose to register for an account, and in that case the information is stored on a data cookie on the customer's hard drive. Any customer however, may complete a transaction without registering for an account.
When a customer uses a personal credit card and the related information to purchase items on Quilted Strait's website, the purchase information is routed though the payment interface Authorized.Net or Paypal interfaces, both companies meet and surpass international standards for payment clearinghouses. Other customer information gathered online is protected by secure SSL technology. In the shop, credit card information is routed through Payment Alliance, and in all cases, because of the manner in which the data is handled, none of our staff has access to your credit card number and none of your credit card information is stored onsite.
We do store your address, phone number, and email address in our shop Point of Sale system when you come in the shop. But we only do this if you have given us permission to do so and the information is stored on secure databases that can only be accessed by a series of passwords, so are only available to a limited number of employees for purposes of generating mailing labels to send you information such as class supply lists, or products by mail.