Piatt is committed to respecting the privacy rights of our customers and
all visitors to our web site. All Transactions at JamesPiatt.com are processed
through PayPal. Below are the privacy policies of Paypal.
policy describes the ways we collect, store, use and protect your personal
information. You accepted this policy when you signed up for our Service.
We may amend this policy at any time by posting a revised version on
our website. The revised version will be effective at the time we post
it. In addition, if the revised version includes a substantial change,
we will provide you with 30 days prior notice by posting notice
of the change on the "Policy Updates" page of our website.
We last modified this Policy on July 9, 2008.
How we collect information about you
When you visit the PayPal website, we collect your IP address and standard
web log information, such as your browser type and the pages you accessed
on our website.
If you open an account, we collect the following types of information
Contact information - your name, address, phone, email, Skype
ID and other similar information.
Financial information - the bank account numbers and credit card
numbers that you link to your PayPal account.
Before permitting you to use our Service, we may require you to provide
additional information we can use to verify your identity or address
or manage risk, such as your date of birth, social security number or
other information. We may also obtain information about you from third
parties such as credit bureaus and identity verification services.
When you are using our Service, we collect information about your account
transactions and we may collect information about your computer or other
access device for fraud prevention purposes.
Finally, we may collect additional information from or about you in
other ways not specifically described here. For example, we may collect
information related to your contact with our customer support team or
store results when you respond to a survey.
When you access our website, we, or companies we hire to track how our
website is used, may place small data files called "cookies"
on your computer.
We send a "session cookie" to your computer when you log in
to your account. This type of cookie helps us to recognize you if you
visit multiple pages on our site during the same session, so that we
dont need to ask you for your password on each page. Once you
log out or close your browser, this cookie expires and no longer has
We also use longer-lasting cookies for other purposes such as to display
your e-mail address on our sign-in form, so that you don't need to retype
the e-mail address each time you log in to your account.
We encode our cookies so that only we can interpret the information
stored in them. You are free to decline our cookies if your browser
permits, but doing so may interfere with your use of our website.
How we protect and store personal information
Throughout this policy, we use the term "personal information"
to describe information that can be associated with a specific person
and can be used to identify that person. We do not consider personal
information to include information that has been anonymized so that
it does not identify a specific user.
We store and process your personal information on our computers in the
US, and we protect it by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural
safeguards in compliance with applicable US federal and state regulations.
We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, we
enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files, and we
authorize access to personal information only for those employees who
require it to fulfill their job responsibilities.
How we use the personal information we collect
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide
you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. We may
use your personal information to:
provide the services and customer support you request;
process transactions and send notices about your transactions
resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce
our User Agreement;
customize, measure, and improve our services and the content
and layout of our website;
send you targeted marketing, service update notices, and promotional
offers based on your communication preferences;
compare information for accuracy and verify it with third parties.
How we share personal information with other PayPal users
To process your payments, we need to share some of your personal information
with the person or company that you are paying or is paying you. Your
contact information, date of sign-up, the number of payments you have
received from verified PayPal users, and whether you have verified control
of a bank account are provided to other PayPal users who you transact
with through PayPal.
If you are buying goods or services and pay through PayPal, we may also
provide the seller with your confirmed credit card billing address to
help complete your transaction with the seller. The seller is not allowed
to use this information to market their services to you unless you have
agreed to it.
We work with merchants to enable them to accept payments from you using
PayPal. In doing so, a merchant may share information about you with
us, such as your email address, when you attempt to pay that merchant.
We use this information to confirm to that merchant that you are a PayPal
customer and that the merchant should enable PayPal as a form of payment
for your purchase.
Regardless, we will not disclose your credit card number or bank account
number to anyone you have paid or who has paid you through PayPal, except
with your express permission or if we are required to do so to comply
with a subpoena or other legal process.
How we share personal information with other parties
We may share your personal information with:
Members of the eBay Inc. corporate family -- like eBay, Shopping.com
or Skype -- to provide joint content and services (like registration,
transactions and customer support), to help detect and prevent potentially
illegal acts and violations of our policies, and to guide decisions
about their products, services and communications. Members of our corporate
family will use this information to send you marketing communications
only if you have requested their services.
Service providers under contract who help with parts of our business
operations; (fraud prevention, bill collection, marketing, technology
services). Our contracts dictate that these service providers only use
your information in connection with the services they perform for us
and not for their own benefit.
Financial institutions that we partner with to jointly create
and offer a product such as the PayPal Plus credit card where we share
information with GE Money Bank to determine whether you should receive
pre-approved offers for the PayPal Plus credit card. These financial
institutions may only use this information to market PayPal-related
products, unless you have given consent for other uses.
Credit bureaus to report outstanding negative balance accounts,
as allowed by law.
Companies that we plan to merge with or be acquired by. (Should
such a combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity
If your personal information could be used contrary to this policy,
you will receive prior notice.)
Law enforcement, government officials, or other third parties
we are compelled to do so by a subpoena, court order or similar
we need to do so to comply with law
we believe in good faith that the disclosure of personal information
is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report suspected
illegal activity, or to investigate violations of our User Agreement.
Other third parties with your consent or direction to do so.
PayPal will not sell or rent any of your personal information to third
parties in the normal course of doing business and only shares your
personal information with third parties as described in this policy.
How you can restrict PayPal from sharing your personal information
Federal and state laws allow you to restrict the sharing of your personal
information in certain instances. However, these laws also state that
you cannot restrict other types of sharing. Because we have chosen to
refrain from certain types of data sharing, the only type of sharing
of your personal information that you may restrict is as follows:
If you do not want PayPal to share your personal information with other
financial institutions for the purpose of marketing our jointly offered
products to you, please log in to your account and uncheck the box in
the Information Sharing section of the Notifications and Information
Sharing page. This page can be accessed by going to the Profile subtab
under the My Account tab.
You can also control how we use your contact information to market our
services to you in the notifications preferences.
How you can access or change your personal information
You can review and edit your personal information at any time by logging
in to your account and clicking the Profile subtab under the My Account
How you can contact us about privacy questions
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should
contact us by using this form or writing to us at PayPal, Attn: Privacy
Department, P.O. Box 45950, Omaha, NE 68145-0950. PayPal maintains offices
at 2211 N. First Street, San Jose, CA.
PayPal is a TRUSTe licensee. If after contacting PayPal our response
to your privacy concern is unsatisfactory, then you may contact TRUSTe
by completing the form located at: http://www.truste.org/consumers/watchdog_complaint.php.
TRUSTe will serve as a liaison to PayPal to resolve your concerns regarding
our privacy practices. Please note that TRUSTe will not intervene for
any other type of issue with your accoun