Information We Collect
We require your contact and billing information to send orders and create accounts, as well as to send basic order and shipping confirmations by email. This information is also used to get in touch with you when there's an issue with your order or account.
If you apply for credit terms from Raymond Geddes and Company Inc., we collect the contact information for the person(s) responsible for payment. We do this to verify eligibility and credit worthiness for applicants of credit terms. For customers requesting credit terms for their business, we need a bit more: corporate information, a bank reference, and trade references.
For customers paying via credit card, financial information (like credit card number, expiration date, etc.) is also retained for the purpose of processing the order. We do not store complete credit card information. We retain the last four digits of your card number to indicate to you which credit card was used for a particular order.
We comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998. We do not permit children age 13 or younger to open accounts or place orders, and we don't knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13.
We enjoy receiving letters, drawings and pictures from our customers and students, but any shared images that include students cannot be displayed on our site without parental consent. This policy extends to our Facebook page and any other social network site.
Contests and Promotions
Periodically, we may run contests or promotions on our site where we ask visitors for contact information (such as an email address or mailing address). This information is used to verify eligibility and establish communication with contest winners. We do not share this information with partners or other companies.
Please see the Rules and Regulations document provided with each contest for complete details.
Periodically, we send email communications regarding new products, weekly specials, promotions, etc. Visitors may enroll (Opt-In) to receive these email communications. Visitors may also remove themselves (Opt-Out) from our email mailing list at any time. Our email program complies with federal CAN-SPAM Act for commercial email.
Some emails are sent due to a specific action and do not require a user to opt-in. Some examples would be Order Confirmation emails, Shipping Confirmation emails, Account Modification emails, Welcome emails, and Get MORE Club reminder and reward emails.
At the bottom of every email we send, there is a link for removing yourself from receiving future promotional emails. Click it or just send us an email requesting removal from future emails. We will remove you from our email list manually and send a confirmation.
Web Browser Cookies
Web cookies are small text files used by websites for a variety of reasons. They get created or updated when you visit a website and they reside on your computer. As an example, our site uses a cookie to tell you when your order is approaching our free shipping tier.
Cookies set by us or our direct partners (service providers) on our behalf are considered first-party cookies. Cookies set by a partner or subsidiary of a direct partner are considered third-party cookies. Typically, third-party cookies are used for advertisment tracking and targeting.
If you would like to learn more about web cookies, additional information can be found at Wikipedia in its section on HTTP cookies.
Third-Party Cookies: We use Google's Display Network for banner advertising, which sets third-party cookies through a subsidiary of Google Inc., called DoubleClick. These cookies are used for displaying our advertising on other sites and identifying basic information like where the ad appeared or whether you clicked on it. If you would like to opt out of their Display Network ads, Google provides a way to remove yourself with their Ad Preferences Manager. Additionally, you can set your web browser to reject all third-party cookies, which would cover Google's third-party cookies and anyone elses.
When We Disclose Information
We do not disclose personal information about you to other companies, persons or agencies, except for the purposes described below...
Compliance with Law: When required by a court order, law enforcement, or an audit by an officer of the government, we may release relevant information.
Contracted Partners: We contract with several companies that provide specific services on our behalf. Examples include marketing of our catalog, mailing catalogs, website development, managing our subscriber email lists and sending email, providing product recommendations, processing credit card payments, and delivering orders. These services access specific account information to perform their function, but they are not permitted to use this information for any other purpose and they are not permitted to access .
Direct Mail: As of fall 2012, we utilize a service called a cooperative database for catalog marketing. This is used to help identify new customers that are similar to current customers. It does involve us sharing some personally identifiable information (except where prohibited by law) with the company that owns and maintains the cooperative database, as well as other companies that are part of the cooperative database. This information is restricted to name, postal address, and basic purchasing behavior like average order size or the types of purchased products.
If you wish to restrict your personal information from the cooperative database, contact us toll-free by telephone at 1-888-431-1722 or email us. Just ask to have your account added to our supression file.
Investigation: We may share information to assist in an official investigation of fraud or similar activity. When the activity affects your account, we will notify you of the issue and request your permission to grant limited access to investigators.
Links to External Sites
Removing Yourself from Our Database
Maybe you're looking to close your account, or maybe an authorized buyer has left the account. You can request removal from our customer database, or specific removal from catalog or email mailings using any of the methods listed below. Please include your name and address so we can identify your account.
Email: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions in the email body. These emails are not processed automatically. A member of our Customer Care team will read your email and carry out your instructions within 1 business day.
Phone: Reach our Customer Care team toll-free at (888) 431-1722 and let one of our representatives know what you would like us to resolve.
Automatic: All offers sent to you by email have a 'remove me' link below the content. Click the link to remove your email address from our email list automatically. Removal from our email list doesn't close your account or remove you from our postal mailing list.
Mail: To send communications to Raymond Geddes and Company, Inc., please direct your mail to:
Raymond Geddes and Company, Inc.,
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with Raymond Geddes and Company, Inc., please contact:
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Last Updated: August 29, 2012