Privacy Policy

Date Modified: 10/16/2011

Information Which We Gather

We collect personal information from you when either you register on our site, place an order directly with us, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, respond to a questionnaire or communicate directly with us using E-mail or our contact form.  Below you may review the particular details of how this information is collected, kept and used.  The privacy of our visitors is extremely important to us, which is why this privacy policy is meant to inform you of how we utilize and safeguard your personal information.

How Your Personal Information is Utilized

We typically receive your personal information when you register, purchase products directly from us, participate in a contest or promotion we are offering, respond to a questionnaire or marketing inquiry, surf our site, or utilize other website features in the following ways:

To customize the kind of content and merchandise offerings we present.
To allow us to better handle your customer service inquiries.
To quickly process online orders and direct service questions.
To manage website features in which compliancy prerequisites must be met.
To administer our E-mail newsletter distribution and opt-out functions.

How Personal Information is Protected

Security measures, especially utilized to maintain the security and integrity of your personal information, have been adopted and deployed on our site and connected hardware and network. Your personal information is protected behind a strengthened network, which is only accessible by a small number of professionals.  These people are required to keep any information they view confidential. Online orders, when completed on our domain, are processed via a secure server with current security certificates. Credit card transactions will be processed through a secure socket layer (SSL) for your safety.

Use of Website Cookies

As most websites do, we also utilize site cookies.  Cookies are just small computer files which a website or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser that permits the site or service provider’s systems to identify your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us to identify pages that you have previously viewed so that we may personalize content displayed for you. Cookies will also be utilized to help us determine your preferences based on past or present site activity, which enables us to present you with enhanced services such as leaving comments on merchandise. We also utilize cookies to help us gather aggregate information about website traffic and site interaction so that we may present you with an improved user experience and analyze features that would be beneficial for our valued guests in the future.

We may contract with third-party internet service businesses to assist us in better understanding our website guests. These service providers are not allowed to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

You may limit the use of cookies by configuring your web browser so that limits how cookies are used.  Since there are a variety of web browsers available, which utilize different configuration methods, it is essential that you examine the documentation that comes with the web browser you are using to limit the use of cookies.  Please note, however, that restricting the use of cookies can result in some website features being unavailable on our site and many other websites.

Release of Personal Data

We don’t sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we first give you advance notice, except as noted below. The phrase “outside parties” does not include Top Stainless Steel Cookware. It also does not include our website hosting partners and other organizations who assist us in managing our site, engaging in our operational activities, or servicing you, so long as these parties agree to keep personal information private. We may also release your personal information when we believe releasing it is appropriate to maintain compliance with the law, enforce our site policies, or to protect ours or others rights, property, and safety.

Please note that non-personally identifiable visitor data may be provided to other organizations for marketing, advertising or additional uses.

Modifying the Private Information Which You Have Given to Us

The only personal information in which individuals may change, opt-out of and/or delete is from our E-mail newsletter.  Unsubscribing from our newsletter will result in all private information being purged.  Direct communication with us, orders placed on our site, and additional transactions which require accurate records can not be changed by individual users.

Third Party Website Links

The internet (web) consists of many sites which link to each other.  We too also link to other websites and have no control over how these sites collect, use and transfer sensitive information.  As a result, our privacy policy doesn’t cover how they handle personal data.  Many of the third party sites that we link to utilize cookies, web beacons and other technologies to obtain information for valid purposes.  Please read the specific privacy policies on those sites that we have linked to so that you may learn how they collect and process personal information.

Stated Privacy Policy Updates

Changes made to this privacy policy may take place over time and will be published on this page.  Changes made to our privacy policy are enforced from that release date and forward.  You may view when this privacy policy was last modified by viewing the date displayed at the top of this page.

Inquiries and Feedback

We encourage our visitors to contact us with their inquiries and feedback regarding this privacy policy or any matter regarding our website.

Privacy Policy Coverage

Our privacy policy only cover actions which occur on this website.  Orders and communications that take place by telephone, in-person or by any other methods are not covered under this particular policy.

Your Permission

By using our website, and by using its many features, you hereby give to us your approval concerning this privacy policy and conditional use of your personal information.