Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how The Old Colony Company gathers, uses, and protects information about visitors to our website.

The Old Colony Company is committed to protecting your privacy.  All information you provide and that personally identifies you will be protected in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy on occasion by updating this page, and encourage you to review them periodically.

Information We Collect:

When you purchase a product from our online store, we collect the following personally identifiable information:

  • Shipping information for any purchases, including the recipient's full name, mailing address, and phone number
  • Billing information for any purchases, including the purchaser's full name, billing address, phone number, e-mail address, and payment information
  • Optional information provided by the purchaser, including comments, questions, or suggestions 

We use web traffic measurement software to analyze how visitors, in the aggregate, utilize the website.  For each page that you visit, we collect and store only the following technical information:

  • Date and time of access
  • URL address of the web page visited
  • Internet domain and IP address from which our website was accessed
  • Type of browser and operating system used to access our site (if provided by your browser)
  • URL address of the referring page (if provided by your browser)
  • Completion or success status of the request for a web page or other online item
  • File size of the web page visited

We use these measurements to improve our website's quality and usability in order to provide the best possible customer experience.  We never track or record web traffic statistics about individuals and their visits.

How We Use Collected Information:

We use the information we collect to:

  • Process your orders
  • Contact you about your orders
  • Contact you about your inquiries
  • Improve our products based on your feedback

We may periodically send promotional e-mails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting. You can easily remove yourself from any such mailings by clicking on the supplied "unsubscribe" link within the message, or by contacting us directly.

The Old Colony Company will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

Security

We are committed to ensuring the information you submit via our website is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we employ "Secure Sockets Layer" (SSL) technology to encrypt the information you supply in placing an online order with us.  When you are placing your order, you will notice the URL in your browser's location bar will change to "https://" -- this is evidence your information is being transmitted in a secure manner.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer's hard drive by a website. Cookies allow websites to customize your browsing experience by remembering pages you visited and your preferences. A cookie does not allow a website to access your computer or any information about you, other than the data you share with the website.

There are two types of cookies. A session cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your web browser’s memory cache, and will expire when the browser is closed. A session cookie is not placed on any hard drive, and it is destroyed as soon as you close your browser. A persistent cookie is saved to a file on your hard drive and is accessed whenever you re-visit the website that put it there. This allows the website to remember what you were interested in the last time you visited.

Software running our online store may set both session and persistent cookies in order to identify pages are being visited in our site, and to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. You can modify your browser's settings to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but you may modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.  Declining cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

Subscribing to Our Publications

If you subscribe to any of the Old Colony Company's online e-mail alerts or newsletters, we collect your name and e-mail address.  We use this information for distributing the requested material only, and for no other purpose.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may include links to other websites of interest that are outside of our control.  When you follow a link to another website, you are leaving The Old Colony Company's site, and  your interactions on those other websites are no longer protected by this privacy policy.  The Old Colony Company is not responsible for, and does not endorse the privacy or security practices and content of sites to which our site links.