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Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc. cares about the privacy of our visitors. Our goal is to provide the best shopping experience. We strive to achieve this goal by collecting information to enhance your Internet shopping experience.

General Browsing
Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc. collects technical and navigational information when our visitors shop the Vanity.com website. This information allows the Vanity team to see which areas are most visited while helping create a better understanding of the needs of our shoppers. This information also helps us improve the quality of your online shopping experience by recognizing and delivering more of the features, services and products from previous visits by other shoppers. During the process of gathering navigational information, non-personally identifiable information (i.e. domain type, browser version, service provider and IP address) may be collected to provide information regarding a visitor's use of our website (such as the time of a visitor's last visit to a page on our website).

Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We collect information from you that you provide to us at this website when you establish or update an account, enter a sweepstakes, participate in a survey, shop online or create or send a wish list. Categories of information collected include name, address, email address, recipient's email address, telephone number, credit card information and messages you create. This information is used to enable Vanity to deliver products that you have ordered, to fulfill requests that you have created, to contact you or the recipient(s) in the event of order or delivery difficulties, for verification, to respond to your inquiries and to deliver services and information about our products or website to you. We use third parties to help us provide services, such as processing payments, monitoring site activity, conducting surveys, maintaining our database, and administering and locating emails. If you opt into our email list through Vanity.com, some of the information you provide (for example, name, address, and email address) will be added to a database. Vanity may use that information for our own internal marketing purposes. We may request additional information from you to help us identify future options for you on our website. This information will be collected from you directly and openly. Using the information you give us, we may contact you with information or special offers. We will not require you to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity as a condition of participation. Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc. does not and will not sell or disclose personal information to outside third parties. Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc. will continue to strive to maintain compliance with legal regulations. If we become aware of or have a good faith belief that we must disclose information about you in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity, we will disclose specific information about you to the appropriate legal authorities in order to protect the users of our Website, the site, and/or the public.

Privacy Policy for Minors
Our relationship with guests of all ages is very important. We welcome parents and their children to explore our site together and participate in our online drawings, free email newsletters, games, shopping and other promotional activities. In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not gather or use personal information from any guest who indicates he or she is less than 13 years of age. If we become aware that we've gathered personal information from a minor, we will remove that information from our records immediately.

Use of Cookies
Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc. uses a browser feature known as a cookie, which is placed on your computer. Cookies are small amounts of data that are transferred to your computer by our server. The cookies are stored on your computer's hard drive and are used by Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc. to help track your clicks and pass information as you go through the pages within the Vanity.com website. Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc. also uses cookies to help keep track of how many items you put into your shopping bag and to tell us whether you have previously visited Vanity.com. Cookies allow Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc. to make our site more responsive to your needs, by delivering a better and more personalized experience to you. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. We do not recommend you disable your cookies. We also use a technology known as clear gifs, which are typically stored in emails, to help us confirm your receipt of, and response to, our emails and to provide you with a more personalized experience. If you purchase product on Vanity.com, we may associate navigational information from your previous browsing visits with the personal information you provide. In addition, we carefully select third party advertising companies and allow them to collect non-personally identifiable information by placing cookies when you choose to visit Vanity.com. This information is used to report marketing program effectiveness directly back to Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc. This information is used in aggregate form and is not in any way personally identifiable. We currently utilize Google Analytics. This service assists us in better understanding your use of our website. Google Analytics will place cookies on your computer to collect information on our behalf that will educate us on such things as search engine referral, how you navigate around our site, responses to email, unique visitor identification, and product browsing and purchasing information. Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc. does not allow Google Analytics to collect credit card, username or password information. Google Analytics analyzes the information it collects on our behalf and the information and analysis is used to assist us in better understanding your interests in our website and how to better serve those interests and provide you with more personalized product offerings.

Links
For your convenience, our website may contain links to other sites. Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Our Email List
Joining Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc.'s email list allows you to receive exclusive information about special offers, media events, new products and much more. If you're not already registered, simply complete our sign-up form to receive these special messages. You may also opt-in to our email database through our physical stores at the cash register. If you have opted-out of our email database in the past but have more recently opted back into our email database through the store register, we will renew your subscription at that time. If at any time you would like to stop future delivery of Vanity.com email messages, please follow the removal instructions located at the bottom of each email message. This will not prevent you from receiving email communications relating to any online order you place on Vanity.com, requests to participate in surveys about our products or other operational email communications.

Phishing
Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc. will never ask you through email to provide personal information including credit card numbers, passwords, mother's maiden name, bank account numbers, ATM pass codes or social security numbers. The best way to protect yourself from phishing scams is for you to avoid supplying personal information to any email request. If you believe the request might be legitimate, please call the company's customer service department to verify this before providing any information, but do not use phone numbers contained in the email (if any are included).

Questions or Changes in Policy
This Privacy & Security Policy applies only to the information collected online on Vanity.com. If you have questions or concerns with respect to our Privacy & Security Policy, please feel free to contact us by email: info@vanity.com or via US mail: Vanity.com Attention: Policies Manager, 2410 Great Northern Drive N, Fargo, ND 58102. Should there be any changes in the categories of information collected on Vanity.com or any of the services we utilize to enhance your online experience or any changes in how we use information collected by Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc. we will note changes as [Revised] at the beginning and end of the revised sentence or sentences for a period of 30 days from the effective date of the change and update the effective date at the bottom of the Privacy & Security Policy. If you are concerned about how your personal information is used, please visit our site often for this and other important announcements about Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc.. All of our services are opt-in. You will always have the opportunity to opt-out of these services at any time.

Security Statement
Security is a top priority at Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc.. We have made every effort and will continue to expand our abilities to ensure that the information transmitted to us online is secure. We expect that the person whose name appears on the credit card or payment service is the one who is placing the order. Vanity Shop of Grand Forks, Inc. uses secure sockets layer (SSL) encryption for securing communications and transactions across the Internet. The SSL protocol uses digital certificates to create and secure confidential communications between the purchaser and our web entity. Data transmitted over an SSL connection cannot be tampered with or forged without the two parties becoming immediately aware of the tampering. A key or padlock icon will be shown in the lower corner of most browser windows to identify the security mode of a browser (for Internet Explorer 7.0 and higher, the padlock will be shown to the right of the address line). When the browser is running in normal mode, the key looks broken or the padlock looks open (for Internet Explorer 7.0 and higher, the padlock will not be shown if you are not within a secure area). Once an SSL connection has been established, the key becomes whole, or the padlock becomes closed, indicating that the browser is in secure mode. SSL is supported in the vast majority of browsers, which means that almost anyone with a browser can benefit from SSL encryption. In addition, it is our policy not to send your credit card number via email. In fact, this is a practice we recommend you adopt in all of your Internet activities. While we implement the above security measures on this site, you should be aware that achieving 100% security is not always possible.

Effective date 3/30/2009

Revised date 2/1/2011