Privacy Statement for PhoneCards.com

About Us

This is a privacy policy for PhoneCards.com. Our homepage on the Web is located at http://www.phonecards.com. The full text of our privacy policy is available on the Web at http://www.phonecards.com/privacy.html. Users may go to http://www.phonecards.com/optout.html for information on how to opt-in or opt-out of use of their information.

We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may contact us by e-mail at support@phonecards.com. You may call us at 1-800-483-3805.

Dispute Resolution and Privacy Seals

We have the following privacy seals and/or dispute resolution mechanisms. If you think we have not followed our privacy policy in some way, they can help you resolve your concern.

Data Collection

P3P policies declare the data they collect in groups (also referred to as "statements"). This policy contains 4 data groups. The data practices of each group will be explained separately.


Group "Access log information"

We collect the following information:

This data will be used for the following purposes:

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

The data in this group has been marked as non-identifiable. This means that there is no reasonable way for the site to identify the individual person this data was collected from.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

In order to protect ourselves and our customers against computer criminals, our web servers log non-identifying information about your visit to our site. For example, the pages you viewed are recorded, but this information is recorded in a way that leaves no reasonable means to connect it to your identity. To ensure maximum security, we retain these logs indefinitely. Other information within this group is collected for the purpose of completing the current request only. We do not retain it.

Group "Cookies"

We collect the following information:

This data will be used for the following purposes:

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

"Cookies" are small pieces of data sent by our server to your computer which stores them if your own security configuration permits it. Your computer will then retransmit the cookie(s) to our server as you browse our site. "Session cookies" are cookies that exist during the current browser session only. We use session cookies to allow our server to maintain information about the contents of your shopping cart and to facilitate your shopping process. By logging in you also link the session cookies to your past transactions and account record, if any. We access this information during the current session to facilitate your shopping experience and to deliver products. If you were directed to our site by an advertisement or an affiliate partner, we may use persistent cookies to track sales originating from these sources. It is our practice to allow these cookies to persist for a maximum of 30 days after your last visit to our site. We do not link these cookies to your personal information. We use cookies persisting for up to 1000 days to internally collect data about site usage. These cookies and the data are anonymous and are not linked to any sensitive or personally identifiable information. We have contracted with Yahoo! Inc., Google Inc. and others to compile anonymous statistics on how our web site is used by visitors. These third-parties issue cookies from our pages in order to collect this data. Personal data is neither collected by these third-parties nor provided to them by us.

Group "Transaction info (required)"

We collect the following information:

This data will be used for the following purposes:

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

1) CREDIT CARD DATA: If you choose to pay by credit card, we use your credit card information only to obtain payment for the current purchase. After we submit your information for processing by your financial institution, we destroy it for your protection and for ours. Recurring payments are made possible by a mechanism which does not require us to store your credit card data. 2) OTHER REQUIRED DATA: To protect against credit card fraud, we require the billing address associated with your payment method. If you purchase a product which must be physically delivered, we also require your shipping address. We require your email address and telephone number to communicate with you about your purchase. To facilitate future orders, we retain this information for a period of not more than 2 years. 3) MARKETING OPT-IN: At your option, you may also choose to receive coupons, discounts and special offers from us by email. You may opt-out of these campaigns at any time; instructions for doing so are elsewhere in this document. We neither telemarket nor send advertising by regular mail.

Group "Transaction info (optional)"

At the user's option, we will collect the following data:

This data will be used for the following purposes:

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

IDENTITY QUESTIONNAIRE: To protect against credit card fraud and accelerate fulfillment of your order, we may ask new customers to prove their identity by answering a small number of questions which do not disclose sensitive information but which are unlikely to be answered correctly by credit card thieves. These questions include your month and year of birth. You are not required to answer these questions. We do not retain your answers to these questions.

Cookies

Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Web site. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

Our site makes use of cookies. Cookies are used for the following purposes:


Compact Policy Summary

The compact policy which corresponds to this policy is:


  CP="ALL DSP COR CURa ADMa DEVa PSAa PSDa CONi OUR BUS PHY ONL PUR COM NAV INT DEM STA PRE"

The following table explains the meaning of each field in the compact policy.

FieldMeaning
CP= This is the compact policy header; it indicates that what follows is a P3P compact policy.
ALL Access to all collected information is available.
DSP The policy contains at least one dispute-resolution mechanism.
COR Violations of this policy will be corrected.
CURa The data is used for completion of the current activity.
ADMa The data is used for site administration.
DEVa The data is used for research and development.
PSAa The data is used for pseudononymous analysis.
PSDa The data is used for pseudononymous decision-making.
CONi The data is used for contacting the user, if the user selects it.
OUR The data is given to ourselves and our agents.
BUS Our business practices specify how long the data will be kept.
PHY Physical contact information is collected.
ONL Online contact information is collected.
PUR Purchase information is collected.
COM Computer information is collected.
NAV Navigation and clickstream data is collected.
INT Interactive data is collected.
DEM Demographic and socioeconomic data is collected.
STA State-management data is collected
PRE Preference information is collected.

The compact policy is sent by the Web server along with the cookies it describes. For more information, see the P3P deployment guide at http://www.w3.org/TR/p3pdeployment.

Additional Information

This policy is valid for 1 day from the time that it is loaded by a client.


"Agents" refers to third-parties contracted by PhoneCards.com to run aspects of our eCommerce business. For example, eFulfillmentPartners.com provides fulfillment services and marketing support for this website.