Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Black Cat Curios Online Store. We appreciate the trust you place in Black Cat Curios, and we are committed to respecting your privacy and the security of your personal information. Black Cat Curios strives to abide by the privacy practice guidelines and recommendations promulgated by institutions such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Direct Marketers Association (DMA). We want to make you feel as comfortable shopping here as you would from any bricks-and-mortar retail store.

Our privacy policy, updated on November 30th, 2018, describes the information we collect and how we use it. It applies to the Black Cat Curios website and all related sites, services, and tools where this policy is referenced.

We always welcome your questions and feedback. For privacy-related issues, please contact us at:

Black Cat Curios, P.O. Box 377, Avondale, AZ, 85323
Phone from US: 623-853-9060
Phone from outside US: 1 + 623-853-9060
Email: info@blackcatcurios.com

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Information We Collect

We may collect information (including name, address, telephone number, email address, transaction information, credit card information and date of birth) when you:

  • Place an order from our website
  • Return an item or make an exchange
  • Inquire about our services
  • Create an account at blackcatcurios.com
  • Request a shipping quote
  • Post a review on our website
  • Fill a shopping cart online
  • Enter a contest or sweepstakes
  • Are referred to us through a marketing promotion
  • Participate in a marketing survey, promotion or event
  • Interact with us through Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook or other social media that share user information with us as governed by their respective privacy policies
  • Become a member of a Black Cat Curios loyalty or rewards program

We maintain the data that you provide us, along with a record of your purchases, in a secure database. To best serve you, we may combine this information with data that is publicly available and data that we receive from other reputable sources. Please visit this link if you would like to opt-out of having your blackcatcurios.com activity collected.

We also gather information about how visitors navigate through our website by using clickstream data gathered with "cookies" and other online tools such as "pixel tags." See "Cookies and Pixel Tags" for further information.

Using Information We Collect

At Black Cat Curios, we always want to provide you with the best possible shopping experience and fulfill your orders exactly as you've requested. To do this, we collect information that allows us to:

  • Process and track your order
  • Provide the services you request
  • Contact you about the status of an order
  • Send you promotional offers we believe will be of interest to you
  • Send you email updates and offers
  • Identify your product and service preferences
  • Customize our communications to you
  • Provide information concerning products you have purchased
  • Improve our merchandise selection and customer service

Information We Share with Others and Your Privacy Rights

We contract with other companies to provide certain services, including shipping, name and address verification, email distribution, catalog distribution, live online chat, market research, third party advertising, promotions management and payment processing. We provide these companies with only the information they need to perform their services and work closely with them to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected. These companies are prohibited by contract from using this information for their own marketing purposes or from sharing this information with anyone other than Black Cat Curios.

Black Cat Curios may employ third party sites and services that may be framed or masked (placing their website within a Black Cat Curios website) to provide a pleasurable experience of shopping on Black Cat Curios website or to provide important services. If Black Cat Curios utilizes this capability, we exercise care in selecting the external website and review their privacy polices periodically.

From time to time, we make our mailing list (names and addresses only) and general shopping activity available to reputable companies whose products or services we believe will be of interest to you. We do not share email addresses for this purpose. If you do not want to receive mailings from other reputable companies and prefer that we do not share any information with these companies, please contact us.

On rare occasions, we may disclose specific information upon governmental request, in response to a court order, or when required by law to do so. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation. We do not provide information to these agencies or companies for marketing or commercial purposes.

Our company and our trusted third parties may share with one another anonymous versions of user informationcollected at this site. We may use that information to link to and issueanonymous cookies containing demographic or intent-based data for online behavioral advertising purposes. Such cookies do not contain personally identifiableinformation. If you would like to opt out of online behavioral advertising, click on one of these links:

http://www.aboutads.info/choices   or   http://networkadvertising.org/choices

Your Choices about Communication from Black Cat Curios

We offer choices about the types of information you receive from us. If you prefer not to receive catalogs or email updates from Black Cat Curios or if you prefer to receive them less frequently, please visit the Your Account section of www.blackcatcurios.com or contact us at the address shown above. You can also unsubscribe from our email updates using the link provided in each edition of the email.

If you do not wish to receive other communications from us, such as surveys, please contact us at any of the places mentioned above.

So that we can be sure to identify you correctly, please be sure to provide us your exact name and address, or the mailing label from your catalog. Because mailings are planned in advance, it may take several weeks for your request to become effective. If due to human error you continue to receive unwanted communications, please contact us again, and we will make every effort to correct the situation.

Cookies and Pixel Tags

A cookie is a small data file stored by your browser on your computer. Cookies enable you to place an order on our website. They also allow us to enhance and personalize your online shopping experience, so the information you receive is more relevant to you.

For example, we use cookies to:

  • Remember what items are in your shopping cart
  • Recognize you when you return to our website
  • Enables faster checkout, if you have created an account at blackcatcurios.com
  • Study how our customers navigate our website and which products they request in site searches
  • Deliver personalized marketing from Black Cat Curios

If you set your browser to refuse cookies, please call us at 623-853-9060 to place your order.

We may also use pixel tags – tiny graphic images – to tell us what parts of our website you have visited or to measure the effectiveness of any searches you may do on our site. Pixel tags also enable us to send you email in a format you can read and let us know when you have opened an email message from us.

We may also contract with other companies who use cookies or other online tools such as pixel tags or Javascript to support the performance of a marketing effort on our behalf. We prohibit these companies from using this information for their own marketing purposes. This information is used by Black Cat Curios to share relevant marketing offers with you.

We also contract with third party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet. To do this, they will collect anonymous information about your visits to our website and your interaction with our products and services. They may also use information about your visits to this and other websites to target advertisements. These targeted advertisements may appear on other sites that you visit. This anonymous information is collected through the use of a cookie or pixel tag – industry standard technology used by most major websites. No personally identifiable information is collected in this process. These companies operate independently from Black Cat Curios and have established their own privacy and security policies. To opt-out of this type of messaging, please contact us at any of the locations listed above.

How We Use Email

When you provide us your email address, we will email you as necessary to process your order, respond to a request or provide customer service. For example, after you place an order at blackcatcurios.com, you may receive an email confirmation and, in most cases, an email with package tracking information. Recipients of gifts may also receive email notifying them of the gift and providing information about the gift.

We may also send promotional emails about products, special offers, services or events we believe may be of interest to you. It is our intent to send promotional emails only to those who wish to receive them. We provide instructions on how to unsubscribe in each email and you can also contact us at any of the locations listed above.

Links to Other Sites

Occasionally we provide links on our website to other sites to enhance the functionality and shopping experience. These sites operate independently of Black Cat Curios and have established their own privacy and security policies. For the best online experience, we strongly encourage you to review these policies at any site you visit.

Updating or Reviewing Your Information

To update your customer information (name, address, telephone number and email address), please contact us at the address above. A limited amount of purchase information may also be available to you. To protect your privacy, we will need to validate your identity before you update or review your information.

Security

It is our intent to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you or received from a partner. We use a variety of current technologies and processes for protection of our customer data. We limit the information we provide to outside companies with whom we contract to only what they need to carry out their responsibilities. It is our practice to use encryption whenever we receive or transmit sensitive data.

Users can recognize a secure environment by the padlock symbol and the https://www.blackcatcurios.com in the address bar. Black Cat Curios utilizes a Starfield Secure Certificate to encrypt the information being passed between the user's browser and Black Cat Curios web server. Black Cat Curios also provides a link to our encryption information by clicking on the padlock icon located at the beginning of every link address for every page here.

Privacy of Children on Our website

Our website is not intended for use by persons under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from persons under the age of 18.

Policy Changes

From time to time, we may use customer information for unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change, we will post these changes on our website. Posted changes take effect immediately. We encourage you to review our privacy policy, periodically.

Questions, Comments & Information Updates

If you have any questions or comments, please use our Contact Us form to get in touch. Any questions of a legal nature can be addressed from the same form, simply select "Legal." If you want us to update, delete, or change any personal information you have submitted to us, please contact us by phone or postal mail at:

Black Cat Curios, P.O. Box 377, Avondale, AZ, 85323
Phone from US: 623-853-9060
Phone from outside US: 1 + 623-853-9060
Email: info@blackcatcurios.com

We hope to answer any questions to your satisfaction, but should you ever want to contact a third party regarding our privacy practices, you can email the Direct Marketing Association's Committee on Ethical Business Practices at ethics@the-dma.org. The DMA is the oldest and largest association for consumers and companies with interest in direct marketing.


This page was last updated December 10th, 2018.