What information do we collect?
To shop in our store, you will need to create a Highline Kites online account. Your account is protected by a password of your own choosing. We will ask for your name, email address, billing and shipping addresses, as well as any relevant telephone numbers. This account information is kept along with your order history. You can view your account information and the status of your orders by clicking on the "MY ACCOUNT" link (top right corner of this web site) at any time.
In addition, we also log information about your visit to the store, including the URL that you came from, your Internet Protocol address, domain type (e.g., .com, .org), Highline Kites web pages that you view and search terms you use, none of which is assigned to your account, all information is collected generically for tracking monthly product popularity and visitor statistics.
How do we protect your information via the web?
When using the Highline Kites online store, your credit card and personal details are protected by InstantSSL® - 128 bit SSL encryption, which you can see engage during the check out process using our shopping cart (httpS://).
The SSL (and TLS) protocol is the Web standard for encrypting communications between users and SSL (secure sockets layer) e-commerce sites. Data sent via an SSL connection is protected by encryption, a mechanism that prevents eavesdropping and tampering with any transmitted data. SSL provides businesses and consumers with the confidence that private data sent to a Web site, such as credit card numbers, are kept confidential. Web server certificates (also known as secure server certificates or SSL certificates) are required to initialize an SSL session.
Customers know when they have an SSL session with a website when their browser displays the little gold padlock and the address bar begins with a https rather than http. SSL certificates can be used on webservers for Internet security and mailservers such as imap, pop3 and smtp for mail collection/sending security.
How do we use personal information?
The information you provide to purchase merchandise from the Highline Kites online store is used to fulfill your order. In addition, you may choose to receive an email newsletter with special promotions, new arrivals or new features of the site. You can remove yourself from our newsletter list by changing your selection on the "MY ACCOUNT" page at any time.
In addition, we use log information from the Highline Kites online store in order to enhance the operation of the Store. We do not correlate personally identifying information collected in the Highline Kites online store with any other information that you provide when using other Highline Kites products or services (i.e. discussion forum).
What about cookies?
A cookie is a piece of data that identifies you as a unique user. When you visit the Highline Kites online store, we set a cookie on your computer to help identify you, customize your experience and maintain your account and order information. To protect the security of your account, you must accept the Highline Kites online store cookie in order to shop here.