You have come to this page from a Web site produced by American Public Media Group (APMG) on behalf of Pretty Good Goods Catalog (PGGC). We recognize the importance of privacy to visitors to our Web site, and we want every user (you) to know how we collect and use information about you when you visit our Web site.
- Online security information
- Information gathered when you visit our site
- Information you give us
- Name and contact information
- Special note to online customers
- Demographic and profile information
- Credit card information
- Contact us
1. Online security information
This site uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption so your transactions are safe.
2. Information gathered when you visit our site
Like virtually all other Web servers, the PGGC Web server automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses our site. These "access logs" allow us to make our site more useful to our visitors. The access logs do not record a visitor's name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, or any other personally identifying information.
Rather, these log files may contain some or all of the following information:
- The date of the visit
- The time and length of the visit
- The path taken through the Web site
- The browser being used
- A list of files downloaded or viewed
- The amount of time spent listening to audio files
- The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine accessing our Web site*
* Any errors encountered
*Most Internet Service Providers use a "dynamic" form of assigning IP Addresses. This means that a visitor may have a different IP Address each time he or she visits the PGGC Web site. Also, many Internet Service Providers, including America Online, use "Proxy servers" which provide even more anonymity for visitors.
We use this information to aid the technical administration of the sites and to better understand how each site is functioning for its users. This information may be correlated with your profile, if you have provided this data, to provide special "personalized" services. This information may also be used in aggregate form.
We may track your visit to sections of our Web site in order for some site features to function properly for you. In some instances, "cookies" or a similar technology may be used to update your registration records with session information.
If you do not wish to accept a cookie from the PGGC servers, you can adjust the settings on your browser accordingly. Refusing to accept cookies from the PGGC Web site may result in some limits on the benefits that we can automatically provide as you enjoy the PGGC Web site.
4. Information you give us
PGGC does not collect personally identifying information from the PGGC Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us. Visitors under the age of 13 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before sending any personally identifying information to PGGC.
PGGC may ask visitors (you) to provide certain personal information when you: register for a contest; sign up for an email list; request information; purchase products or services; contribute material that may be used on the Web site; or participate in a forum, bulletin board or chat. PGGC tells you whether a specific piece of information is required at the time it is requested.
This information may be used by PGGC to: verify your identity; manage a contest; gather your editorial comments and feedback; contact you for additional information or administrative purposes; provide attribution for any submitted content of yours published by PGGC; and fulfill your order or request.
To maximize the benefits PGGC can provide through relationships with its public radio affiliates, your name and basic contact information may be provided to other public radio stations and programs. These public radio stations and programs may attempt to contact you for membership purposes or with other offers.
6. Special note to online customers
Our fulfillment partner maintains our customer database with your order information. Our fulfillment partner cannot use customer information for any purpose other than for purposes that we direct.
In order to make our catalog available to others, we rent and exchange names and addresses with other organizations who may contact you by mail. We do not rent or exchange your email address. If you DO NOT want your name rented to other companies or organizations, you will be given this option during the checkout process.
The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) offers a Mail Preference Service that is designed to assist consumers in decreasing the amount of nonprofit or commercial mail they receive at home. For more information about this service, visit the DMA Web site at: www.the-dma.org and click on the "Consumers" tab.
7. Demographic and profile information
PGGC may occasionally conduct online surveys, sometimes in association with a contest or other offer. These surveys may ask you for demographic information such as ZIP code, age, education or income level. This information is used in an aggregate form to help us understand our audiences and improve our services.
Demographic and profile information may be shared with selected third-party organizations, only on an aggregate basis, to describe the nature of our online audiences.
8. Credit card information
You must be 18 to engage in money-related transactions on the PGGC Web site. When you do so, you will be asked for a credit card number. All financial transactions take place only on secure servers.
Electronic communication of credit card information is sent only in a secured or encrypted format. Your credit card information is saved, in an encrypted format, on internal systems that are either not connected to the Internet or are protected by advanced firewalls.
This information is made available only to our fulfillment partner for customer service purposes or the credit card processing company for normal credit card authorization and transaction processes. It is not made available to any other third party and is considered completely confidential.
9. Contact us
Pretty Good Goods Catalog
c/o American Public Media Group
480 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101
PGGC reserves the right to change this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible, so please check this page periodically.
Your use of the PGGC Web site constitutes consent to any policy then in effect.