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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

We take your privacy seriously, and we want you to know how we collect, use, share and protect your information.

This Privacy Policy tells you:

  • What information we collect
  • How we use that information
  • How we may share that information
  • How we protect your information
  • Your choices regarding your personal information

This Policy applies to Tahoehistory.info, Sierra Maritime Publications stores and other locations under the Sierra Maritime Publications name. We may post additional information if more details are needed to explain our privacy practices.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Information You Give Us
We receive and may store any information you enter on our websites, give to us in our stores or provide through our mobile applications. For example, we collect information from you when you place an order, create an account, call us with a question, create a Wish List, write a review, or use any of our services.

The information we collect from you includes things like:

  • Your name
  • Your mailing address
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your phone number
  • Your credit card number and other payment information
  • Your driver’s license number
  • Credit application information, such as your Social Security number
  • Demographic and lifestyle information, such as age, personal interests and product preferences
  • Location information

It may also include information you give us about other people, such as the name and address of a gift recipient, or the name and contact info of a Friends & Family Pickup person.

Information from Other Sources
We may also receive information about you from other sources, including third parties that help us update, expand and analyze our records and identify new customers.

Automatic Information Collection
We collect information related to your interactions on our websites, such as your IP address, your browsing behavior while on our site, browser and device characteristics, and referring URLs. This information is collected and stored using a variety of common technologies, including various types of cookies, web beacons, and tags. The information we collect and the technologies we use are designed to create a superior, personalized shopping experience.

Cookies and related technology also allow us to identify you as a particular Sierra Maritime Publications retail store customer when you visit our websites, and to link your activities on our websites to your interactions with us in our stores. In combination with other information we collect, this information is also used to create a superior, personalized shopping experience.

To help us understand and enhance our interactions with you, we may permit web analytics and other providers to collect and process information on our websites using the technologies described above. We also may share personal information with those providers. We may have similar arrangements with interest-based advertisers. Interest-based advertising is covered in more detail below.

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We use the information we collect for things like:

  • Fulfilling orders and requests for products, services or information
  • Processing returns, exchanges and layaway requests
  • Tracking and confirming online orders
  • Delivering or installing products
  • Marketing and advertising products and services
  • Conducting research and analysis
  • Establishing and managing your accounts with us
  • Communicating things like special events, sweepstakes, promotions and surveys
  • Identifying you on our websites and tailoring advertisements and offers to you (both on our websites and on other websites) based on your interactions with us in our stores and online
  • Facilitating interactions with Sierra Maritime Publications and others, such as enabling you to e-mail a link to a friend
  • Operating, evaluating and improving our business

Data Retention
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

HOW WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Sierra Maritime Publications does not sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties.

Sometimes we may be required to share personal information in response to a regulation, court order or subpoena. We may also share information when we believe it’s necessary to comply with the law. We may also share information to respond to a government request or when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of Sierra Maritime Publications, our customers, or others; to prevent harm or loss; or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual unlawful activity.

We may also share personal information in the event of a corporate sale, merger, acquisition, dissolution or similar event.

We may share personal information in connection with financial products or services related to our business such as private label credit cards. We may also share personal information in connection with co-branded product or service offerings. For example, when you apply for a Sierra Maritime Publications credit card, we may share your personal information with our banking partners that issue the card.

HOW WE PROTECT THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We use reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality of personal information under our control and appropriately limit access to it. Sierra Maritime Publications cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

We use a variety of information security measures to protect your online transactions with us. The Sierra Maritime Publications websites use encryption technology, such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), to protect your personal information during data transport. SSL protects information you submit via our websites such as ordering information, including your name, address and credit card number. Information you provide to us via our in-store kiosk does not traverse the public Internet.

YOUR CHOICES REGARDING THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

You may choose to:

  • Stop receiving marketing or promotional e-mails, direct mail, phone and mobile marketing communications
  • Update and correct your personal information
  • Cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services
  • Request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum

To do any of these, let us know by one of these methods:

  • Follow the directions in a marketing e-mail or direct mail or mobile communication that you receive from us
  • Call 530-495-9515 with your request and current contact information
  • Send an e-mail with your request and current contact information to: tahoehistory@yahoo.com

Send a letter with your request and current contact information to:
Sierra Maritime Publications
Attn: Customer Care/Privacy
P.O. Box 124
Coleville, CA 96107

 

INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISING

We use third-party advertising companies to display ads when you visit our websites or other sites on the Internet. These companies may collect information about your visits to this and other websites. We may also share personal information with these companies. In either case, the purpose is to provide ads about products and services that may be of interest to you.

PROTECTING CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

We are committed to protecting children’s privacy on the Internet and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our websites link to other websites, many of which have their own privacy policies. Be sure to review the privacy policy on the site you’re visiting.

PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES

We may need to update our Privacy Policy. If we make significant changes to the Privacy Policy, we’ll post a prominent message on our website(s).

HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, we’ll do our best to answer them. Here’s how to contact us:

Phone:
530-495-9515

E-mail:
tahoehistory@yahoo.com

Address:
Sierra Maritime Publications
Attn: Customer Care/Privacy
P.O. Box 124
Coleville, CA 96107