Privacy Policy

SportsCollectorsDigest.com is owned and operated by F+W Publication, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Your online privacy is our highest priority. We appreciate your confidence in us and will continue to work diligently to uphold that trust and provide you with a safe and secure environment in which to use and enjoy our services.

Our privacy policy is outlined below.

We promise to never sell, trade, rent, barter or share personally identifiable information collected during your use of our site without your prior permission.

Information We Collect
Like most internet companies, the web properties of F+W automatically tracks certain general information about our visitors to help us continually improve the content, design and layout of our site and give you more of what you want to see and use. We collect each visitor’s IP address—a number automatically assigned to the computer whenever you surf the web—and use that number to monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage. Measuring what parts of our sites are most popular with our users helps us to tailor them to better suit your needs.

In order to process, fulfill and service your book, magazine and school orders, we require your email address, postal address, credit card number and credit card expiration date. We keep this information strictly private and confidential. Our security is provided from Verisign, the leading internet security firm, and we use SSL (secure sockets layer) technology to encrypt your information when it’s transmitted over the internet, ensuring that credit card numbers and other information can only be read by their intended recipient. This technology is used any time you purchase something with a credit card via our site.

Our sites may ask for personal information when utlize certain features, including but not limited to: entering contests or drawings; signing up for e-mail newsletter; or signing up for e-mail service. We also sometimes ask users to complete surveys used for internal research purposes. If we ask for any specific demographic information, it is only to help us tailor the information, products and services we provide to better fit your needs and interests. Occasionally we may share non-individual statistical or demographic information in aggregate form with third parties, but this is only done to improve the quality and content of our sites. We never share your personal information with third parties—only general information about the site’s entire user base.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

We also never sell, trade, rent or release our e-mail lists to any interested third parties. We may occasionally send information provided by outside companies to our email users and subscribers, but only if those users and subscribers have already given us specific permission to do so during their initial registration for the services of our site. This third-party information will always come to you directly from our servers and will be identified as a mailing from us, ensuring that no third party will ever have access to our emailing lists.

What About "Cookies"?
To service you faster and with better quality, we use cookies. "Cookies" are small data files that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. For instance, when ordering books or other products, our website simply assigns you a temporary ID number at random. That ID (and nothing else) is saved as a cookie. This enables us to keep track of the information you enter until you either place your order or close your browser, at which time the unused cookie is automatically removed. All order information is maintained on our secure server; only your temporary ID is passed back and forth and saved in the cookie.

We use cookies to track user traffic patterns, and the "shopping cart" function of our ordering processes requires cookies. We may also use cookies to track any of our outside promotional campaigns, such as e-mail or other-site advertising. Such information will enable us to better inform potential users of our products and services and improve the quality of our sites. Some of our special services use cookies to identify users specifically, enabling us to "remember" your profile and therefore provide you with more effective access to our products and services. You can use most of the features on our sites without having cookies activated in your browser.

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.

Thank you.