Welcome to the Au'some Inc. & Au'some Snack Naturally, Inc. (collectively the "companies") web site (collectively known as the "Site"). Please review the following basic rules that govern your use of our Site (the "Agreement"). Please note that your use of our Site means that you agree to these rules. These basic rules were last updated on August 1, 2005. We may from time to time change these rules. We will notify users of the site of any changes by posting the revised policy reflecting them with a new effective date on this page. Your use of our Site following any such change means that you agree to the rules as changed.
Features of the Web Site and Future Directions
Customer Information Policy
The Site is intended for audiences both under and over 13 years of age.
We collect customer information in an effort to improve our customers' shopping experience. We recognize that we must maintain and use customer information responsibly. The information collected is used to help us respond to customer inquiries, send emails about sales and events, contact contest winners and/or ship and bill orders. The information also helps us in determining what products appeal to our customers so we can better merchandise our site.
We collect personal information necessary to process an order, a catalog request, a contest entry or a request to receive promotional emails from the consumer. This information includes name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, email address, gender (optional) and date of birth (optional).
We may use customer information for marketing and promotional purposes. In addition, we may from time to time make customer information available to other carefully screened companies. Categories of companies with which we may share information include other companies that we believe offer products and services that our customers may be interested in, either directly or through companies that market information about potential customers to other suppliers of products or services.
When we offer contests or promotions, or join with other companies to do so, visitors who choose to participate in these contests and promotions may be asked to provide personal information to participate. That information may then be used by us and any company offering the contest or promotions to notify winners or to fulfill promotional obligations.
REMEMBER -- IF YOU REGISTER WITH US, SIGN UP FOR FREE E-MAIL, MAKE PURCHASE FROM US OR ENTER ANY OF OUR CONTESTS, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS. AS WE UPDATE AND EXPAND OUR SERVICES, THIS POLICY MIGHT CHANGE, SO REVIEW IT FROM TIME TO TIME.
A cookie is a piece of information that is sent to your computer's hard drive to enhance your browsing experience. Cookies are used as a standard practice by many sites. An example of how we use this function could be if you started to place items in your shopping cart, but then for some reason had to leave our site or shut off your computer. When you return to our site, the cookie would enable our site to recognize that you have returned and all the items you placed in your cart during an earlier session would still be in your shopping cart.
Use Of IP Addresses
An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you get on to the internet. Your computer's IP address is used by our site for administration purposes and to report aggregate traffic information to our affiliates and advertisers. Our site does not tie personal information to an IP address.
We will strive to protect your personal information to the best of our ability. All orders submitted use the Secure Checkout feature on our site. This feature uses the industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption to protect any personal information including your credit card number.
Except for brand names and trademarks of third-party vendors of merchandise featured on the Site, or unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials that are part of this Site (collectively, the "Contents") are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual properties owned, controlled or licensed by the companies. The Site as a whole is protected by copyright and trade dress, all worldwide rights, titles and interests in and to which are owned by the companies and all related trademarks appearing at this Site are trademarks of the companies.
The Contents of our Site, and the Site as a whole, are intended solely for personal, noncommercial use by the users of our Site. You may download or copy the Contents and other downloadable materials displayed on the Site for your personal use only. No right, title or interest in any downloaded materials or software is transferred to you as a result of, any such downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Contents, the Site, or any related software.
User Comments, Feedback, Postcards And Other Submissions
All comments, feedback, postcards, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to the companies on or by this Site or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with your use of this Site (collectively, "Comments") shall be and remain the companies' property. Such disclosure, submission or offer of any Comments shall constitute an assignment to the companies of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual properties in the Comments. Thus, the companies will own exclusively all such rights, titles and interests and shall not be limited in any way in its use, commercial or otherwise, of any Comments. The companies are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay to user any compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any user Comments.
You agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s). You further agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make.
You agree that the companies may use and/or disclose information about your demographics and use of the Site in any manner that does not reveal your identity.