The Cottage Shop uses Bridge Store for electronic commerce transactions, electronic news sharing, and other digital media communication.
Privacy and Security
Where you go and what you do
When you visit the Web Site, we collect aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, how many visits we get, and information such as where visitors arrived from on the Internet or if they directly typed our Web Site address into their Web browser. We use this information for internal review.
Your e-mail address
Your e-mail address and other personally-identifying data are known to us when you check out via a retailer's Bridge checkout.
If you place an online order, you will automatically receive an order confirmation e-mail.
We send your shipping and payment address to the business (e.g. The Cottage Shop) on whose Bridge Store you are shopping.
If you have given us your telephone number when registering your profile or when ordering merchandise, the business on whose Bridge you are shopping may contact you to gauge your satisfaction with their products and services.
We maintain all of the information you give to us to help serve you better and to understand our customers and their purchasing patterns over time. For example, a business may use our system to view past orders.
We may contract with companies or persons to provide certain services including credit card processing, data management, and how visitors use the Web Site, etc. We call them our Service Providers. We provide our Service Providers with the information needed for them to perform these services. We also ask our Service Providers to confirm that their privacy practices are consistent with ours.
Other disclosure scenarios
We use encryption and authentication tools to protect the security of customer information that you share with us. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect customer information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our Web Site, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we will do our best to protect its security on our systems.
We urge you to keep your password in a safe place and not to divulge it to anyone. Also remember to sign off your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place such as a library.
Links to third-party Web sites
Although the information on this site has been checked for accuracy, occasionally errors and omissions occur and are subject to correction.