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Privacy Policy

 

At Butter Country, we take your privacy very seriously. This privacy policy (the “Policy”) applies to our websites www.buttercountry.com (the “Site”) which post or link to this Policy. This policy describes how Butter Country collects and handles your personal information when you use our Site. This Policy only covers Butter Country and the information we collect on the Site and does not extend to people, or companies that Butter Country does not employ or manage. We reserve the right to modify this Policy. We will notify you of substantial changes to this Policy by telling you about them in the forums. Should we make a material change to the manner in which we handle your collected personal information, we will place a prominent notice on the Site, or notify you by email prior to the change becoming effective.

We do not share your personal information with third parties for their promotional purposes.

    • We will not give personal information to advertisers;
    • We do not tolerate spam;
    • You may occasionally be notified by email of announcements from Butter Country; you may opt out of these announcements at any time by using the unsubscribe link contained in each email announcement.

Information we collect

Our main purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with an enjoyable, customized, and efficient experience on our Site. It is our policy to never willfully disclose any personal information about our registered users to the general public without their consent. Butter Country collects information from you when you register and conduct certain activities on the Site. We collect your full name, valid telephone number, contact/billing information, email address, and shipping address. Each Member must create a unique user id and password.

When you elect to email a friend about the Site, we request their email address to fulfill your request. We use this third party personal information to send this one time email and for no other purposes. In the event that you select to import your contacts, we shall not store your password but shall access your information specifically for the purpose of updating your address book. We do not use the third party personal information of your contacts that you store in your account for any promotional purposes, or any purpose not explicitly requested by you.

We post testimonials on the Site. These testimonials include users’ names. We obtain users’ permission prior to posting testimonials on the Site. We are not responsible for the personal information a user elects to share within their testimonial. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at customercare@yourshoppingdepot.com.

We collect some information from your browser. This includes your IP address and the name of the page you requested. This information helps us to diagnose problems with our servers and administer the Site. Basically, your IP address helps us in identifying you and your specific needs.

Cookies and other tracking technology: We also collect information from cookies, which are software tags that are stored by a browser onto your hard drive. These bits of information are general in nature and they allow us to customize our Site to fit your specific preferences. Cookies also allow you to log onto or navigate through specific sections of our Site without having to re-enter certain information. You can decline the use of cookies, if any, through your browser. We tie cookie information to users’ to user accounts in order to track users who set up duplicate accounts. However, we don’t make this information publicly visible/available in any way. On occasion we may also employ Web Beacons and clear Gifs on the Site to track information and traffic on the Site. A Web Beacon is a small 1×1 image that allows a Site to monitor site traffic.

Third Party Cookies: We may from time to time engage third parties to track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from visitors to our Site to help us administer our Site and improve its quality. Such third parties may use cookies to help track visitor behavior. Such cookies will not be used to associate individual website visitors to any personal information.

Our third party partners employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our Site. We do [not] tie the information gathered to our Customers’ or Users’ personal information.

How is my information used?

The information collected from Butter Country Members is used to improve product offerings, customize our Site’s content and layout, and for marketing and statistical effort. Occasionally, we will send you emails about our new services or promotions. You can always opt-out of receiving any information from us by updating your account preferences in your account or by using the unsubscribe link contained in each email. To change access, delete, or modify any of your personal information can be accomplished by logging into your account on the Site. We do reserve the right to send users service and notification emails, which are considered a part of your account; given that these messages are not promotional in nature, you generally cannot opt-out of account notifications without deleting your account.

Who will see my personal information?

Butter Country will disclose your personal information to others under the following circumstances:

    • You consent to share the information;
    • To law enforcement where a formal request has been made such as in responding to subpoenas, court orders or legal process;
    • Your actions on our Site are, or appear to be, in violation of the Terms of Service and disclosure of this information will assist in efforts to enforce the Terms of Service;
    • You post a listing, which Butter Country believes in its sole discretion, may create liability for Butter Country and disclosure of this personal information may minimize or eliminate its liability.
    • To our service providers: we employ the services of a third party payment processor on the Site to fulfill payment when a purchase is executed. This third party isn’t authorized to utilize your personal information for any other purposes. We also employ the services of a third party shipping agent.

Nothing in this Policy shall limit, prohibit, or otherwise deny the ability of Butter Country to (1) transfer, assign, or sell its assets, including, without limitation, the assets of our Site, to a third party or (2) dispose of its assets in any manner through bankruptcy or similar proceeding. Butter Country also makes no representations regarding, and disclaims all liability arising out of, or related to, the accuracy or completeness of the information it collects and discloses through our Site. In the event of a business transfer of assets, which could include your personal information, we shall notify you by email or by a notice on the Site of any significant changes to the information practices governing your personal information.

Minors

Minors (those under the age of 18) are not eligible to use Butter Country unless they use our Site through a parent or guardian who is a registered Member of Butter Country.

Your Responsibilities

We go to great lengths to protect all of your information on our Site. In order to help us maintain the security of your personal information, we ask that you do not share your password with anybody. Sharing this information could put you and your rating as a buyer/seller at risk. If you lose control of your password or you think that somebody has obtained unauthorized access to your account, immediately change your password. Please contact us at info@buttercountry.com if you have any questions.

We employ industry accepted standards in protecting your personal information during your use of the Site and have established physical and electronic safe guards to protect your information.

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

No method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. We cannot and do not guarantee that your information will not suffer unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure or access. By using our Site, you acknowledge these risks.

Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at customercare@yourshoppingdepot.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Blog Disclosure

If you use a bulletin board, blog, or chat room on this website, you should be aware that any personal information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other members of these forums, and can be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal information that you choose to submit in these forums. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at info@buttercountry.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

Third-Party Sites

The Site contains links to other web sites. Butter Country is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other web sites. You will need to check the policy statement of these others web sites to understand their policies. If you access a linked site, you may be disclosing your personal information. Butter Country is not responsible for the personal information you may disclose by accessing other web sites through Site links.

Single Sign-On

You can log in to our Site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on the Site to your Facebook profile page to share with others within your network.

We want to hear from you

Your opinion truly counts. Our Site was designed to serve the needs of our Members. Please contact us with any questions or comments. You may do this by sending an email to info@buttercountry.com

Statement last updated: January 1, 2023