Information Collection and Use
Our technology partner and fulfillment provider is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way. Information is collected from our customers during the ordering process on our website and we only use that information only to fulfill an order.
We request information from our customers during the Checkout process. A customer needs to provide provide contact information (like name and delivery address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill a customer’s orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the customer.
We use a credit card processing company to bill customers and independent florists to fulfill orders. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. We share your billing information with our credit card processing company so we can charge you for your order. We share the recipient information including address and phone number with our local florist so they can deliver your order.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. A cookie is used on our site only to keep track of a users session in order to maintain the shopping cart. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still browse our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will not be able to place an order.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. When our order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry – Secure Sockets Layer or SSL. All pages on our site are served under SSL.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information.
Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected.
Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept securely in a cloud-computing environment protected by built in network firewalls and web application firewalls.