What personally identifiable information is being collected?
When you visit the Descendants International’s website, in order for us to provide you with the products or services that you have requested, you may be asked to provide us with personally identifiable information. For example, when you order a product, request one of our newsletters or send an inquiry to one of our customer service representatives, we may ask you to become a registered user of our site, during which you may be asked for your shipping, billing, and e-mail addresses, as well as your credit card number or other payment-related information. In addition, our web servers track various technical details about your visit, such as you computer’s IP address and which pages you visited, however that information does not typically contain any personally identifiable information about you.
How is the information being used?
The information we collect is used to provide the products and services that you have requested or that we think you might have an interest in. It is also used to improve the content of our website, to notify you of problems with your requests, or to update you about changes to our website.
With whom do we share your information?
In order to operate the website and in order to provide you with the products and services you have requested, we occasionally need to share information with third parties. We may transmit your personal information to service providers who assist us in processing orders, shipping products to you, processing your payment information, sending you catalogs, you e-mails and/or newsletters. We have agreements with these service providers that they will protect your privacy in accordance with our standard Privacy Statement. Some of those organizations may have their own Privacy Statements which may give you additional protections, so you are encouraged to read those statements when presented to you.
How do I access, update, or delete my personally identifiable information?
If you are a registered user of the website, you can manage many aspects of your registration information. For security reasons, however, some parts of your personal information may not be changed online and may require you to call or write to us in order to verify your identity before such changes can be made. The online registration area will also permit you to exercise control over the use of your e-mail address, allowing you to opt-out of future e-mail messages from this website. Unfortunately, due to various legal and record keeping requirements, we may be required to maintain records about your purchases or other activities on this website. However, you will always be permitted to opt-out of any marketing uses of information stored about you. If you prefer to manage your personal information via other means, you may contact us by postal mail at:
PO Box 208
Savage, MN 55378
or by e-mailing us at: Info@DescendantsIntl.org
What information will be disclosed if required by law?
If required by law, we may provide any and all information we have about you to law enforcement or other government agencies, pursuant to a subpoena, warrant, or other order by a court of competent jurisdiction. In all cases, we will require written documentation of the request, proof of the identity of the law enforcement official making the request, and we will take steps to authenticate the validity of the request. Any law enforcement or government agency request submitted with less than a court-issued order will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis according to the need and urgency, as well as the particular law enforcement agency making the request.
What are cookies and how do we use them?
What choices are available to you regarding the collection, use and distribution of the information and how you can correct any inaccuracies in information?
If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by calling, sending an e-mail, or by writing to us at the above postal address and telling us that you do not want to receive e-mail from our organization.
If you provide us with your e-mail address, you may receive messages about your order status, and issues regarding the operations of this website.
If you provide us with your postal address, you may receive periodic catalogs from us, or other notices containing information about new products and services or upcoming events. We do not share e-mail addresses with any outside organizations for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to receive postal mailings from Descendants International please let us know by calling, sending an e-mail, or writing to us at the above postal address. Please provide us with your exact name and postal address and state which lists you wish to be removed from so that we can be sure your information is removed from future mailings.
We will request your telephone number or facsimile (FAX) number, and if you provide it, you may receive telephone or FAX contact from us with information regarding your orders or requests for information. We do not share phone or FAX numbers with third parties for marketing purposes.
What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control?
Descendants International values your business and is committed to doing everything possible to make our online ordering process secure. As always, our 100% satisfaction guarantee applies to any and all purchases from Descendants International.
Any credit card information you enter on our site is strongly encrypted by industry-standard protocol, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). The Descendants International website uses SSL to encrypt your credit card and personal information in a way that makes it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept and misuse.
Once you have completed your order online, our security procedures do not end. We take appropriate precautions to protect the security and privacy of the information stored on our computer networks. Our systems are also housed in secure facilities, and access to your data by our employees is limited to a “need to know” basis, controlled by password protected systems.
If you are still unsure of giving your credit card over the internet, please feel free to phone, fax, or mail your order to us. For telephone ordering or assistance, please call (612) 741•0998. Or, send your order to:
P.O. Box 208
Savage, MN 55378
Or by e-mailing us at: DescendantsIntl.org
Any further questions regarding your online security can be addressed at (612) 741•0998 or e-mail. In accordance with federal law, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under age 13 without the verifiable permission of a parent or guardian. If you are under age 13, you are welcome to browse our website. However you are not permitted to use any of the features of our site that require the collection of any personally identifiable information. If we determine that we have erroneously collected a child’s information, we will immediately undertake to delete that data from our records.