Information Collection and Use
Turning Point Woodworks is the sole owner of the information collected
on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information
to others in any way, shape, or form. Turning Point Woodworks collects
information from our users only by way of forms on our website.
We request information from the user on our order forms, and comment
forms. Here a user may be asked to provide contact information (like
name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card
number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes
and to fill customers orders, or respond to inquiries. If we have
trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get
in touch with the user. Once we process your order, this information
is saved to disk and removed from the system. The disks are under lock
and key. Can't be too careful.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the visitors hard drive
containing information about the user. The only cookie set here is when
you place an order via our shopping cart. This cookie will retain your
name and address (and nothing else), and fill in the order form for
you on your next visit. This cookie is not necessary to use the
cart, however. The choice is always yours.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users
movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate
use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We will not share aggregated demographic information with our partners
and advertisers. Why not? As you look around the web site, you will
see that we don't accept advertisers at all, and we have no partners
We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card
processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies
do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information
for any secondary purposes, to the best of our knowledge.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we
at Turning Point Woodworks are not responsible for the privacy practices
of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave
our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site
that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement
applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys
or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely
voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose
this information. Information requested may include contact information
(such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such
as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify
the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes
of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Why not have a 'Tell a Friend' link? Simply put, I value my customer's
time. I won't knowingly waste any of it with email they didn't ask for.
If you know someone who might enjoy our items, please tell them about
us so they might visit. I'm sure they get enough junk mail and spam
without receiving any from me as well.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users information.
When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information
is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information
(such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information
is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the
industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the
lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and
Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked,
or open, when you are just surfing.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online,
we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line.
All of our users information, not just the sensitive information
mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. All information such
as credit card numbers and personal data are removed from the system,
and stored on disks, which are then locked up for safekeeping. At no
time is your information at risk.
Correction/Updating Personal Information:
If a users personally identifiable information changes (such
as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we
endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that users
personal data provided to us. Please use the contact
Nothing to opt-out of. We don't collect email addresses for the purpose
of sending anything other than issues pertaining to your order. Once
you receive your order, we won't send you any other messages, unless
you ask us something.
Notification of Changes
on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we
collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose
it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information
in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected,
we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as
to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.
which the information was collected.
Thank you for being concerned with privacy issues, and rest assured,
we share your concerns.
Roy Petersen ~ Turning Point Woodworks