Privacy Policy

Tidewater Promotions is committed to respecting the privacy rights of our customers and all visitors to our web site. We take this matter very seriously, and have instituted many policies and procedures to insure that none of your privacy rights as stated herein are ever violated. The following outlines Tidewater Promotion's privacy policy and details the measures we have taken to safeguard and protect your privacy, while providing you with a unique and rewarding online shopping experience. By visiting Tidewater Promotions, you are agreeing to the policies detailed below.

What if I Communicate with Tidewater Promotions Electronically?

When you send an email to Tidewater Promotions or visit the web site, you are communicating with us electronically. When you send an email to Tidewater Promotions, you consent to receive communications from us electronically in response. Please note that this does not constitute opting in to our email or direct mail lists. Tidewater Promotions may communicate with you by email, by updating or posting notices on the web site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosure and other communications that Tidewater Promotions provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing. All communications with Tidewater Promotions become the property of Tidewater Promotions.

What Information does Tidewater Promotions Collect?

In order to serve you better, Tidewater Promotions collects and stores your personal information when you: (i) create an account on Tidewater Promotions; (ii) sign up to be notified of special deals like discounts and exclusive offers; or (iii) enter a contest or promotion on our site. An account is created when you do one of following things: make a purchase on Tidewater Promotions, or register for an account on Tidewater Promotions, or enter certain Tidewater Promotions sweepstakes. When creating an account, we ask you for your first and last name, your e-mail address, a password, and perhaps some other similar information. If you are making a purchase, we will additionally ask you for your billing address, shipping address, and credit card information.

Our system also may gather information about the areas you visit on our site as well as the IP address you use to connect to our site. We may use this data internally only for 2 reasons: 1) to personalize your experience on tidewaterpromotions.com and the marketing materials you receive from Tidewater Promotions or its partners and 2) to prevent fraud on your account. We would not share any of this data on an individual basis (we may share it in an aggregate form without personal identifiers) with any outside company. We do use navigational information both in the aggregate and on an individual basis to understand how our visitors use Tidewater Promotions so that we can make our site better. We do not keep track of where you go on the World Wide Web.

What does Tidewater Promotions do with this Personal Information?

Your information is used to process your orders and personalize your shopping experience on Tidewater Promotions, for internal purposes and to comply with any legal requirements. By storing your personal information on a secure server, Tidewater Promotions is able to shorten your checkout process and allow you to check your order status online.

At Tidewater Promotions, we also review what kinds of products appeal most to our customers as a group. This statistical information helps us improve our offering in the same way that other companies change their catalog based on what sells best. We may also use information about the kinds of products you buy from Tidewater Promotions to make other marketing offers to you. Of course, you always have the option to opt-out from receiving such offers (for instructions on how to opt-out, please see below).  

Does Tidewater Promotions Share any Information it Collects with Outside Parties?

We may use your purchase information about the products you buy from Tidewater Promotions to make other marketing offers to you. You always have the option to opt-out from receiving such offers (for instructions on how to opt-out, please see below). We may share this information with consultants or service providers to help Tidewater Promotions serve you better. To the extent that we would ever share any of that information with a consultant or service provider, we would only do so if that party agreed to protect your private information by adopting a privacy policy at least as stringent as our own. You always have the option to not have such information shared (for instructions on how to insure that this information will not be shared, please see below). Except as provided above, as required by law, or in the event of a merger, consolidation, or sale of all or substantially all of Tidewater Promotions' assets, we will not sell or otherwise share any of your purchase information with any third party without your permission.

How does Tidewater Promotions Safeguard my Personal Information?

Tidewater Promotions has implemented 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 employees who have special access rights. No credit card information is stored on our servers ever as we use PayPal for all transactions.  

Does Tidewater Promotions Provide a Way to Update or Remove Personal Information?

Tidewater Promotions provides a my account feature on our website which allows you to modify and/or remove most of your personal information. This page can be accessed by clicking the my account link at the bottom of every page on the site. Rest assured that all of your information within my account is secure and accessible only by you or limited Tidewater Promotions personnel.

How does Tidewater Promotions Use my E-mail Address?

Your e-mail address is used to create and identify your account on Tidewater Promotions. Your e-mail address is also used by Tidewater Promotions to correspond with you about any orders that you may place or to notify you with the results of any contests you may have entered. We may also use your e-mail address to notify you about important functionality changes to the Web site, new Tidewater Promotions services and special offers and promotions we think you'll find valuable. If you would rather not receive this information, or would like to opt-out of receiving e-mail of this kind, simply click on the "Unsubscribe" link that appears at the bottom of any email and follow the simple instructions to have your email address removed from the list of customers who receive notices of new functionality, services, special offers and promotions.

Alternately, if you have created an account with Tidewater Promotions, you can also remove your email address from our list of addresses that receive information about new products, service, sales and promotions by clicking on the "my account" button that appears on most every page of our Web site, logging into your account, clicking on the "edit preferences" button, and making the appropriate change.

Does Tidewater Promotions Use "Cookies"?

A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web site that is saved on your hard disk by your computer's browser. The cookie holds information a site may need to personalize your experience and to gather web site statistical data, such as which pages are visited, the internet provider's domain name and country that our visitors come from (e.g. "aol.com" or "mn.com") and the addresses of the sites visited immediately before coming to and immediately after leaving tidewaterincentives.com. However, none of this information is associated with you as an individual. It is measured anonymously and only in the aggregate. The information in the cookies lets us trace your "clickstream" activity (i.e., the paths take by visitors to our site as they move from page to page). Cookies do not capture your individual email address or any private information about you.

To browse without cookies, you can configure your browser to reject all cookies, or to notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Even without accepting a cookie, you can still access most of the features on Tidewater Promotions.

How can you Remove your Name from our Direct Mail or Email List?

To have your email address removed from our list of addresses that receive information about new products, service, sales and promotions, simply click on the "Unsubscribe" link that appears at the bottom of any email and follow the simple instructions. Alternately, if you have created an account with Tidewater Promotions, you can also remove your email address from our list of addresses that receive information about new products, service, sales and promotions by clicking on the "my account" button that appears on most of every page of our Web site, logging into your account, clicking on the "edit preferences" button, and making the appropriate change.

Your Consent

You acknowledge that this privacy policy is part of the terms of service and you agree that using this site signifies your assent to Tidewater Promotions' privacy policy. Tidewater Promotions reserves the right to change the terms of service, including this privacy policy, at any time, without advanced notice. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

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