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Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

  • We collect information from you when you register on the site, place an order, enter a contest or sweepstakes, respond to a survey or communication such as e-mail, or participate in another site feature.
  • When ordering or registering, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
  • We also collect information about gift recipients so that we can fulfill the gift purchase. The information we collect about gift recipients is not used for marketing purposes.
  • Like many websites, we use "cookies" to enhance your experience and gather information about visitors and visits to our websites. Please refer to the "Do we use 'cookies'?" section below for information about cookies and how we use them.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, purchase products, enter a contest or promotion, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
  • To personalize your site experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • To quickly process your transactions.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • If you have opted-in to receive our e-mail newsletter, we may send you periodic e-mails. If you would no longer like to receive promotional e-mail from us, please refer to the "How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?" section below. If you have not opted-in to receive e-mail newsletters, you will not receive these e-mails. Visitors who register or participate in other site features such as marketing programs and 'members-only' content will be given a choice whether they would like to be on our e-mail list and receive e-mail communications from us.

How do we protect visitor information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All sensitive/credit information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our databases to be only accessed as stated above.


Do we use "cookies"?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

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

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. Which cookies do we use? Cookies used by this site are Session Cookies(1st Party Cookies). They enable the storefront to function, and cannot be disabled without crippling the shopping cart and the browsing experience of the customer. ASPSESSIONIDQQARDSSD This is an ASP session cookie that identifies the customer’s current session with the server. This cookie does not contain any content other than the session ID Vsettings This cookie stores any site settings for that session. It does not contain any content other than the session settings. For example, if a customer selects to display 24 results per page on Search Results and Category pages, this cookie will store that setting throughout the customer’s browsing experience. Google Analytics A behavioural tracking service that helps us find out what can be improved on the website and how important it is. How do I opt out of cookies? You can manage the cookies that you allow on your computer through the internet browser that you use. You can also ask to be alerted every time a cookie is offered. There are instructions on how to manage your cookies using the most popular internet browsers below: Find out which internet browser you use On a PC: click on ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘About’ On an Apple Mac: click on the Apple menu and select ‘About’ (make sure the browser is open) Opting out of cookies in Internet Explorer Internet Explorer allows you to select the level of cookie filter on the basis of the source of the cookie and whether the source has a privacy policy. Choose ‘Tools’ Click on ‘Internet Options’ Click the ‘Privacy’ tab Move the slider to choose your settings For more detailed privacy settings click on ‘Advanced’ Opting out of cookies in Safari Choose ‘Preferences’ from Safari menu Select ‘Security’ Cookie settings are shown Choose your settings Opting out of cookies in Google Chrome As a default, Google Chrome allows all cookies. You can manage the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely. Click on the ‘Tools’ menu Select ‘Options’ Click the ‘Under the Bonnet’ tab Find the ‘Privacy’ section Click ‘Content settings’ Click the ‘Cookie settings’ tab and choose your settings Opting out of cookies in Mozilla Firefox You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies. Click on ‘Menu’, then ‘Options’ Select ‘Privacy’ Select ‘Cookies’ Choose your settings Further information about online privacy You may also want to read our privacy policy, which governs how and when we use your personal data. You can also find out more information about cookies from the websites below: youronlinechoices.eu On this website you’ll find information about how behavioural advertising works, further information about cookies and the steps you can take to protect your privacy on the internet. aboutcookies.org A guide to deleting and controlling cookies in many of the internet browsers available. networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp A tool that allows users to opt out of behavioural advertising delivered by its member companies.   You do this through your browser (like Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. However, you can still place orders over the telephone by contacting customer service.


Do we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice, except as described below. The term "outside parties" does not include Beads with a Twist. It also does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?

To modify your e-mail subscriptions, please let us know by modifying your preferences in the "My Account" section. Please note that due to email production schedules you may receive any emails already in production.

To delete all of your online account information from our database, sign into the "My Account" section of our site and remove your shipping addresses, billing addresses & payment information. Please note that we may maintain information about an individual sales transaction in order to service that transaction and for record keeping.


Third party links

In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may include third party links on our site. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).


Changes to our policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change. This policy was last modified on August 6, 2003.


Questions and feedback

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue.


Online Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.


Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.


Your consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy. If you disagree with our privacy policy or our use of cookies please navigate away from this site.