Vaucanson Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting Vaucanson.com, a Vaucanson, LLC, Vaucanson, Inc., or subsidiary site. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we have provided this statement explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is gathered and used at this Vaucanson site.

The Information We Collect

At some Vaucanson sites, you can order products, enter contests, or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as online newsletters, or if applicable, participate in one of our online forums or communities. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: name, address, email address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.

At certain parts of our sites, only individuals who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to order products, programs, and services or otherwise participate in the site's activities and offerings.

We may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser your using (e.g., Safari®, FireFox®, Google® or Internet Explorer®), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows® or Apple® OS X) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., EarthLink or Comcast®).

How we use the Information

We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about our products, and to offer you other services that we believe may be of interest to you.

We sometimes use this information to converse with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests or when we make changes to our subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account with us.

We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them your gift or cards. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them. The information we collect in connection with our online forums and communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these online forums and communities and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, or services.

If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., a letter to our editors, comments sent to our media personalities, a posting to a blog or a discussion board), we may publish your screen name and other information you have furnished to us.

We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to evaluate site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.

We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process, i.e., in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to law enforcement agency's request, or where we believe it is necessary to explore, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, breach or violations of our terms of use, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Web Site and applicable laws or as otherwise required or permitted by law or consistent with legal requirements. In addition, we may transfer personally identifiable information about you if we, or one of our business units, are acquired by, sold to, or merged with another company. Agents and contractors who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement by, for example, not using the information for any purposes other than to carry out the services they are performing for us.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Statement.

Certain Vaucanson sites may disclose personally identifiable information to companies whose practices are not covered by this privacy statement (e.g., other marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases, and non-profit organizations) that want to market products or services to you. If a site shares personally identifiable information, it will provide you with a chance to opt out for block such uses either at the point of submission of your personally identifiable information or prior to any such disclosure.

We may on occasion combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market to you those products or services that may be of interest to you. If you have signed up to receive our emails and prefer not to receive marketing information form this site, follow the "unsubscribe" instructions provided on any marketing email you receive from this site.

Finally, the Vaucanson sites covered by the Privacy Statement will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provide to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.

Cookies & Web Beacons

To improve your experience with our sites, many of our web pages use "cookies". Cookies are text files we place in your computer's browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. However, once you choose to present the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stores in the cookie.

We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our sites. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our web pages (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to our site), save your password in password-protected areas, and qualify you to use shopping carts on our sites. We also may use cookies to offer you products, programs, or services.

"Web beacons" or clear .gifs are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior and gather data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. We may use web beacons on this site from time to time for this and other purposes.

For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites, Ad Servers, and Sponsors

Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or gathered by, these parties.

The Vaucanson sites covered by this Privacy Statement sometimes may offer content (e.g., contests, sweepstakes, or promotions) that is sponsored by or cobranded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may gather personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to partake in the site activity. We have no control over these third parties' use of this information. The site will notify you at the time of requesting personally identifiable information if these third parties will obtain such information.

Some of the sites covered by this Privacy Statement may use a reputable third party to present or serve the advertisements that you may see at its Web pages. These third party ad servers may use cookies, web beacons, clear .gifs or similar technologies to help present such advertisements, and to help process and research the advertisements' effectiveness. The use of these technologies by these third party ad servers is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by our privacy statement.

Our Commitment to Security
How You Can Access or Correct Information

Access to personally identifiable information that is gathered from our sites may be accessible for a limited period of time from the point of collection. For example, if you created a password-protected account within our site, you can access that account to recap the information you provided. You may also send an email or letter to the following email or street address requesting access to or correction of your personally identifiable information. For verification purposes please include your first name, last name, email address and the password you use for said service.

Email Administration
Vaucanson.com
5305 Village Center Drive
Suite # 234
Columbia, Maryland 21044

Email: privacy@vaucanson.com

Special Note for Parents

The site you are visiting is one of our Parental Guidance audience sites. Parental Guidance Suggested means some material may not be suitable for children.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the online privacy statement for this site or its implementation you may contact us at privacy@vaucanson.com.

Updates & Effective Date

From time to time, we may update this privacy statement. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information by placing an announcement on our site. We encourage you to periodically check back and recap this policy so that you always will know what information we gather, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it.

The Privacy Statement posted on this site was updated on or about January 23, 2018.

List of cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

Cookie NameCookie Description
FORM_KEY Stores randomly generated key used to prevent forged requests.
PHPSESSID Your session ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to view and edit their orders.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history, if you have asked for this.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
MAGE-CACHE-SESSID Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-STORAGE Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-STORAGE-SECTION-INVALIDATION Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-TIMEOUT Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
SECTION-DATA-IDS Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
PRIVATE_CONTENT_VERSION Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
X-MAGENTO-VARY Facilitates caching of content on the server to make pages load faster.
MAGE-TRANSLATION-FILE-VERSION Facilitates translation of content to other languages.
MAGE-TRANSLATION-STORAGE Facilitates translation of content to other languages.