Our Commitment to You
MeadowLark Melodies collects information online primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to do business with us. Depending on your purchase, you could be asked at various times to provide information such as your name, address, email address, or, if you wish to use it on our secure server, your credit card number to conclude your transaction, or your mailing address to ensure proper delivery. We request this information to provide our strongest value to you - a personalized online experience.
Information collected online is often defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable:
Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that tells us specifically who you are, such as your name, phone number, or postal address. The amount of Personally Identifiable Information that you choose to disclose to MeadowLark Melodies is completely up to you.
What About Spam?
In the online world, unsolicited junk email is referred to as "Spam." Nearly all of us at one time or another will find Spam in our email inboxes.
MeadowLark Melodies does occasionally send outbound email communications to our customers - and we hope you never think of it as Spam. If you do not want to receive these, please let us know when you make your purchase.
What Personally Identifiable Information Is Collected
When you surf the Internet, your Internet browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer) automatically transmits some information to MeadowLark Melodies every time you access content on our site. Examples of such information include the URL of the Web page you were just on (known as the "Refer"), the IP (or Internet Protocol) address of the computer you are using, or the browser version you are using to access our site. All of this information is collected and used to help improve our offerings to you. All of the information that is automatically submitted to us by your browser is considered Anonymous Information.
To make future purchases easier, we assign "cookies" to your Internet browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer). A cookie is a small text file that contains a unique identification number stored on your computer. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. This unique identification number automatically identifies your browser - but not you - to our computers whenever you interact with our Internet domain. When you visit our site, a cookie in effect says to our server computers "Hello, I'm browser #655. What do you do just for me?"
There is a lot of confusion about cookies, how they are used, and what they can do. Cookies only contain information that the server computer "knew" in the first place, and can only be read by the serving domain that placed them. Cookies are an essential part of how the Internet works today, and allows server computers to recognize your computer's browser when you return. Since cookies are only text files, they cannot "run" on your computer and have no ability to search your computer for other information, or transmit it to anyone.
Cookies are part of the technology implemented by your Web browser.
How the information is used
We may use your e-mail address to send you advertising.
We may provide a list of our customers’ e-mail addresses to another firm so they may send you advertising. If you do not want to receive such advertising, please send an e-mail message through this website or add a message to your purchase.
Finally, if we believe that MeadowLark Melodies property or an individual's safety or security is at risk, we will disclose this information to proper court or law enforcement agencies.
No transactions will include information about financial
payment to MeadowLark Melodies.
Although unlikely, MeadowLark Melodies may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. If requested by law enforcement or judicial authorities, we will provide this information upon receipt of the appropriate documentation.
Other companies that place advertising on our site may collect information about you when you view or click on their advertising or content using cookies (using the same techniques as described above). Due to the way the Internet technically operates, we cannot control this collection of information - but we can control which companies are allowed to place such advertising on our site. It should be noted that anyone placing advertising on our Web sites can only collect Anonymous Information about you unless you actively provide Personally Identifiable Information to them.
What kind of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under the company's control?
Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers. Information such as a customer's credit card number is also encrypted prior to transmission.