Date Modified: October 15, 2011

Personal Information Which We Gather

We gather personal information from you when either you register on our site, place an order directly with us, participate in a contest or giveaway, respond to a questionnaire or communicate directly with us using E-mail or our contact form.  Below you may review the specific details of how this information is collected, kept and used.  The privacy of our visitors is very important to us, which is why this privacy policy is intended to explain to you how we use and protect your personal information.

How Your Information is Utilized

We typically receive the information from you when you register on our website, purchase products directly from us, enter a contest or promotion we are offering, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or utilize certain other website features in the following ways:

To customize the type of content and merchandise offerings we display.
To permit us to better handle your customer service inquiries.
To rapidly process your transactions and direct service questions.
To manage site features where compliancy prerequisites must be satisfied.
To manage our E-mail newsletter and opt-out features.

How Your Information is Protected

Security steps, especially designed to maintain the safety and integrity of your personal information, have been designed and deployed on our site and connected hardware and network. Your personal information is guarded behind a strengthened network, that can only be accessed by a limited number of individuals.  These people are required to keep any information they view private. Online orders, when placed on our domain, are processed via a secure server with valid security certificates. Credit card transactions are processed through a secure socket layer (SSL) for your safety.

Utilization of Cookies

As most sites do, we also make use of cookies.  Cookies are merely small files that a website or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive via your web browser that permits the website or service provider’s systems to recognize your internet browser and record and recall certain information. As an example, we utilize website cookies to enable us to determine webpages you have previously viewed so that we can customize content displayed for you. Cookies are also utilized to help us determine your preferences based on past or current site activity, which allows us to provide you with improved services such as leaving comments on products. We also make use of cookies to help us collect aggregate details about website traffic and site interaction so that we may provide you with a greater user experience and analyze features that would be beneficial for our valued visitors in the future.

We may contract with third-party service businesses to assist us in better understanding our site 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 restrict the use of cookies by configuring your web browser in a way that limits how cookies are used.  Since there are a variety of web browsers available, which utilize different configuration possibilities, it is essential that you examine the documentation which comes with the web browser you are using to restrict the use of cookies.  Please be aware, however, that restricting the use of cookies may result in some website features being unavailable on our site and many others.

Release of Personal Data

We do not sell, exchange, or otherwise transmit to outside organizations your personally identifiable information unless we first provide you with advance notice, except as described below. The term “outside parties” does not include Cotton Candy Machinery.  It also does not include our web hosting partners and other organizations who help us in maintaining our site, engaging in our business, or servicing you, so long as these organizations agree to keep personal information confidential. We may also release your personal information when we feel releasing it is proper to maintain compliance with the law, enforce our site policies, and to protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

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

Modifying the Private Information You Have Provided Us

The only private data in which individuals may change, opt-out of and/or remove is from our E-mail newsletter.  Unsubscribing from our E-mail newsletter will result in all user information being purged.  Direct communication with us, orders placed on our website, and other financial transactions which require accurate records may not be modified by individual customers.

Third Party Hyperlinks

The internet is made up of many websites that link to one another.  We also link to other external websites and have no control over how such sites acquire, use and dispense of sensitive information.  Consequently, our privacy policy does not cover how they manage personal information.  Most of the third party sites that we link to make use of cookies, web beacons and other internet technologies to gather information for valid purposes.  Please read the specific privacy policies on those websites which we have linked to so that you may learn how they handle and manage private information.

Stated Privacy Policy Changes

Updates made to this privacy policy will occur over time and will be posted on this page.  Modifications made to this privacy policy will be enforced from that published date forward.  You can view when our privacy policy was last revised by taking a look at the date noted at the top of this web page.

Inquiries and Feedback

We encourage our visitors to contact us with their inquiries and suggestions pertaining to this privacy policy or any matter concerning our site.

Privacy Policy Coverage

Our privacy policy only cover actions which occur on our website.  Sales and communications that take place by telephone, in-person or by other methods have no coverage under this particular privacy policy.

Your Approval

By utilizing this site, and by using its many features, you supply to us your consent concerning this privacy policy and its terms.

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