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Privacy Statement



Coup de Foudre, LLC  has created this page to describe our policies and firm commitment to safeguarding your privacy. The following paragraphs disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices for our web site: www.coupdefoudre.com. Please read this policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make use of, or buy merchandise through, our web site. In the event that Coup de Foudre LLC makes a change in this policy that materially impacts your privacy, we will post a notice concerning the change on our Home Page and leave such notice posted for at least thirty (30) days.

This statement describes:

  • Who is collecting your information
  • What 'cookies' are and how they are used
  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you
  • How your information is and is not used
  • With whom your information may be shared
  • What security measures are in place for this site
  • Choices available to you regarding our collection and use of information
  • Some important sources of information concerning your on-line privacy
  • How to contact us with your questions or concerns

Coup de Foudre, LLC, like most websites, may use a "cookie" to facilitate your use of our web site. A cookie is a small data file sent by our server to your internet browser that your browser temporarily saves (if you have submitted a user name and password to log-on) and sends back to our server when you make additional requests from us during your browsing session. This, among other things, saves time by assigning you a temporary ID which allows you to use a site without having to re-enter information as you move from page to page within the site -- in other words, it assists you in negotiating our site. The cookie also, if applicable, identifies that you are really you when you enter our password-restricted areas. Once you shut down your browser, these 'session' cookies expire and are automatically deleted. We cannot identify you or personal information about you based solely on the use of one of these cookies, nor do we use them to track what pages you visit.

Your internet browser gives you the option to accept or deny cookies - that is turn them off, (they are not sent to your computer without your approval) but customers accessing the Client and Appraisal pages of our site must have cookies enabled to enter these password-protected areas. If you have ever turned off your browser's cookie function you probably turned it on again soon thereafter when you discovered it was much easier to negotiate the Internet!

This site contains Links to other web sites. Coup de Foudre, LLC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other sites. They are offered simply as being of possible interest to our browsing customers because of their content and panache! Please be aware that although we do not provide your information to them in any capacity, nor is our private information accessible to them by any means, these linked web sites may collect personally identifiable information about you when you utilize their services. The information practices of web sites on our Links page are not covered by this privacy statement.

Children may want to visit us on the internet. We obviously welcome browsing, but parents should know that sometimes our cultural material may not be suitable for all children. We believe parents should be responsible for supervising the on-line activities of their children and taking into account various tools that allow them to provide their children with a controlled, child-friendly internet. Among other things, these tools are designed to preclude children from releasing personal information on-line without the permission of their parents.

Coup de Foudre LLC's site uses Order and Billing Forms for visitors to request information and services and purchase merchandise. Toward that end we collect, as appropriate, visitor's contact information (address, phone numbers and email address), financial information (credit card numbers) and, in the future, a unique identifier (Client ID number for those who receive merchandise On Approval or on Time Payments.) In all cases, visitors may opt-out of receiving future contacts from Coup de Foudre, LLC; see the choice/opt-out section below.

  • Contact information obtained from the Order Form is used to fulfill orders and answer any questions you may have.
  • Unique identifiers may be provided in the future to verify the user's identity and for use as account numbers in our record system for clients buying On Approval or on Time Payments.
  • Financial information that is collected is used only to bill the purchaser for products and services.
  • Please note that email addresses, phone numbers, financial information, etc. is for our internal use only, and will not be rented, sold or disclosed to outside parties.
  • Users should be aware that all web sites visited, anywhere on the Internet, have the ability to recall a list of browser's individual URLs and IP addresses simply by virtue of one having visited their site. Users must remember that, just like in the 'real' world, Privacy is not the same thing as Invisibility!

As a general rule, we will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Coup de Foudre, LLC's rights or property, our other web site users, or anyone who could be harmed by such activities. Coup de Foudre, LLC may disclose user information when we believe in good faith the law requires it or for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain our products and services. Again, you would be notified of such disclosure.


Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. All financial data is transmitted using secure web technology. We utilize SSL (Secure Socket Layers), the most advanced on-line ordering security system available. At www.coupdefoudre.com your personal information and credit card number are encrypted by SSL.

One easy method to verify security is to check the bottom left corner of your browser. Whenever you enter a secure area, like our Order Form, the broken key (or padlock) icon is replaced by a solid, secure key (or padlock). Whenever you see this icon, your personal information will be safely and securely transmitted over the web.


Choice/Opt-Out

Coup de Foudre provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about you or send you a 'cookie' (see above for an in-depth explanation of this term.) Or, users can change or modify information previously provided.

This site gives users the following options to remove their information from our database, to discontinue future contacts, or to modify existing information.

  1. Send email to: info@coupdefoudre.com
  2. Registered customers visit the following URL: Client Account
  3. Send a letter to the following postal address:
    Coup de Foudre, LLC
    P. O. Box 826
    Tesuque, NM
    USA 87574

Additional Information

The following sources offer a wealth of information on the issue of privacy and the Internet.

Electronic Frontier Foundation - a civil liberties organization working to protect your rights on-line.

Electronic Privacy Information Center - established to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues relating to the National Information Infrastructure.

Privacy Issues Page - from the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT).

The EPIC Cookies Page - definitions, links, and news.

How to Protect Your Privacy - information from the Federal Trade Commission.


Contacting Us

For questions about this privacy statement, our practices, or your dealings with us, contact:

Coup de Foudre, LLC
P. O. Box 826
Tesuque, NM
USA 87574

info@coupdefoudre.com


last revision: 29 December 2011
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