Privacy Policy

We know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting ShopAFX.com, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

Is it safe to enter my card number online?

You can safely enter your entire credit card number via our secure server, which encrypts all submitted information. Our VeriSign secure socket layer (SSL) certificate is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet. We do NOT store credit card information on our own servers. Rather we use a credit card processing service that follows all laws and regulations which require data be stored on a secure server in a dedicated database.

How secure is your information?

  1. We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
  2. We reveal only the last four digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.
  3. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.


What Personal Information (PI) about customers does ShopAFX.com gather?

The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually improve your ShopAFX.com experience. Here are the types of information we gather:

Information You Give Us - We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future shopping for you, improving our stores, and communicating with you.

Automatic Information - We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses ShopAFX.com or advertisements and other content served by or on behalf of ShopAFX.com on other Web sites.

Mobile - When you download or use websites created by ShopAFX.com or our subsidiaries, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. We may use this information to provide you with location-based services, such as advertising, search results, and other personalized content. Most mobile devices allow you to turn off location services.

E-Mail Communications - To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often send messages specifically tailored to your shopping preferences. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your Customer Communication Preferences.

Does ShopAFX.com share the information it receives?

Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we are NOT in the business of selling or sharing it.  Information ShopAFX.com controls is either subject to this Privacy Notice or follows practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy Notice.

Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions

If you choose to visit ShopAFX.com, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Virginia. If you have any concern about privacy at ShopAFX.com, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it. Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file, which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow webs applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We may set and use cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about our web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.