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Privacy Statement and Security

ScienceCastle.com is committed to ensuring your privacy as a guest and a customer. ScienceCastle.com does NOT, under any circumstances, share or sell names or any other way distribute information about our online visitors.

ecommerce provided by Yahoo! Small Business ScienceCastle.com is hosted by the leading e-commerce provider Yahoo! Merchant Solutions. SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption is used when transmitting certain kinds of information, such as financial services information or payment information.
An icon resembling a padlock is displayed on the bottom of most browsers window during SSL transactions that involve credit cards and other forms of payment. Any time a credit card number is asked for during checkout for payment, it will be SSL encrypted. When you enter your credit card number into the order form, it is transmitted across the Internet in an encrypted (scrambled) form, then decoded when it gets to the Yahoo server. The information you provide will be stored securely on the servers.

CISP Compliance

Yahoo! Merchant Solutions is certified CISP-compliant. Created by Visa and MasterCard, the Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) outlines a standard for security procedures for merchants and service providers that store, process, or transmit cardholder data.

Security Standards

To protect customer information while in transit, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) with 128-bit encryption. SSL offers the highest level of encryption supported by commercial web browsers and follows the standards established by credit card leaders such as Visa and MasterCard. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that the information cannot be read as it travels over the Internet.

We do not accept credit card numbers delivered by email. You should never send credit card information by email, as it is not secure.

Information We Collect

We collect information about the use of our store to provide a secure and personalized experience. This includes the customer's name, purchasing records, and shopping patterns.

We may collect information when you: (a) place an order online; (b) send email messages or other information to us.

Like many other Web sites, we use a standard technology called "cookies." Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your hard drive and not on our site. They can help make your Internet experience quicker and more convenient. Cookies let you keep shopping cart information independent from our servers. They help us understand how customers use our site, which allows us to improve and tailor the service.

Disclosure of Information

We do not sell, rent, or loan your information to third parties without your permission.

Privacy Protection for Children

In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not knowingly provide our service to persons under the age of 13.

Security Procedures

We protect your information from loss, misuse, and alteration. We use industry-standard practices, such as encrypted storage and password protection systems, to safeguard the confidentiality of information.

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