Highland Hiker Policies

Privacy matters. As a visitor to Highlandhiker.com, you don't have to worry about your privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for our Web site.

Highlandhiker.com Privacy Policy

Highland Hiker, Inc., believes in protecting the privacy of its customers. The purpose of this privacy policy is to describe the kinds of information that we may gather about you; how we may use that information; how we protect it; when we may disclose it; and the choices you have regarding your information. By visiting the Site, you are consenting to the practices described in the current version of this privacy policy. If you have visited the Site previously, please review the privacy policy again to be sure you are familiar with its present terms. Recent changes to the privacy policy can be found below under Privacy Policy Changes. If you have any questions or concerns about the privacy or security of your information, you may contact us.

Non-Personal Information That We Collect

We automatically collect non-personally identifiable information from you when you visit our Site. This information includes your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, which is the number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. This number does not identify your name, e-mail address, or other personal information. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Site. We also collect non-personally identifiable information through the use of cookies. A cookie is an alphanumeric file that a Web site puts on your hard drive so that it can remember something about you while you are using the Site or when you return to the Site. Cookies make it easier for you to use our Site. We use a cookie in order to retain the contents in your shopping cart while you are checking out other areas on our Site. When you are done, the products in your cart are still there for you to buy. We also use cookies to gather certain aggregate usage information about the numbers and frequency of visitors to our Site and individual pages of our Site. This data helps us improve the appearance and usability of the Site. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information nor do we combine information collected through these cookies with other personally identifiable information about you.

Personal Information That We Collect

We may collect your personally identifiable information, such as your name, shipping address, billing address, e-mail address, phone number and credit card number, in the course of processing your order, or when we otherwise communicate with you. For example, through the order forms on our Site, we collect personally identifiable information necessary for shipping products that you purchase. We also may collect your financial information (like your credit card number and billing address) and your contact information (like your e-mail address, phone number and shipping address). Financial information that is collected is used to bill you for products that you request. Contact information from the order form is used to send orders and information about our company to you. We use your shipping address to ship your products to you and to send catalogs and other mailings to you. We use your billing address, if different than your shipping address, to verify your billing information. We never share our customer names or addresses, e-mail addresses, or other personally identifiable information, other than to the limited extent described in the "Consenting to Uses of Your Information" section below. If you do not wish to receive catalogs or other mailings from us, please see the "How to remove your name from our mailing, sharing or e-mail list" section below.

Information From Other Sources

Examples of information we receive from other sources include updated delivery and address information from our carriers or other third parties, which we use to correct our records and deliver your next purchase or catalog more easily.

Consenting To Uses Of Your Information

We only collect your personally identifiable information when you voluntarily submit it for the purposes of purchasing or ordering a product, or when you otherwise contact us online, in our stores, by telephone, or by mail. By initiating an order or other communication with us, you are consenting to our collection and use of your personal information for that specified purpose. If you do consent to a use of your information beyond that required to fulfill the purpose for which your information was collected, you may withdraw that consent by contacting Highland Hiker, Inc. We do not disclose your personal information to other companies, persons or agencies, except for the purposes described below:

Service Providers: We employ other companies and individuals to perform certain services and functions on our behalf. Examples include operating and maintaining our Site, taking orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing consultation and assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies have access to personal information needed to perform their services or functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

We may release personally identifiable information when we believe it is appropriate to comply with applicable law regulation, legal process, or governmental request; enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Highland Hiker, Inc., our customers, our employees or others.

Business Transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy subsidiaries or business units. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing privacy policy (unless, of course, the customer consents otherwise). Also, in the unlikely event that Highland Hiker, Inc. or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.

Shopping At Our Site

Highland Hiker, Inc. works to protect your personal information by using security standards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, whether that information is collected and/or stored online or offline. We make every reasonable and appropriate effort to safeguard such information from loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, modification, or destruction. Specifically, we work to protect the security of your online order by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. SSL encrypts the information that you transmit from your computer to the Highland Hiker web site. If you are using a FireFox browser, you can check the security of your connection by looking at the lower right-hand corner of your browser window after accessing the server. For Internet Explorer, check the far right end of the address bar. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then SSL is active.

Some versions of browsers and some firewalls do not permit communication through secure servers. If you are unable to connect to a secure server or cannot determine that you have a secure connection, please place your order by telephone by calling us at 1-828-526-5298.

Children

Highland Hiker, Inc. does not sell products for purchase by children. If you are under 18, you may use the Site only with the participation of your parent or guardian.

How To Contact Us About Your Privacy

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the practices of our Site, or your dealings with our Site, you can contact:

Web Site Customer Service
Attn: Privacy Policy
Highland Hiker, Inc.
PO Box 2095
Highlands, NC 28741
E-mail Highland Hiker

Privacy Policy Changes

This privacy policy is effective as of November 18, 2004. This policy was last updated: June 29, 2007.

Terms Of Use Agreement

By using this Site, you agree to be legally bound by all the terms and conditions contained in this Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement"). Please read these terms carefully. By using this Site you also represent that you are at least 18 years old, or you are at least the minimum legal age to enter into a contract in the jurisdiction in which you are viewing the Site. In addition, when you use any current or future version of this Site or any other Highland Hiker, Inc. Web Site, you also will be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Please print a copy of this Agreement for your records. We may, from time to time, modify the terms of this Agreement. When we make changes, we will post those changes here. Your use of the Site following any such modification constitutes your agreement to the terms of the modified Agreement.

Privacy

Please review our privacy policy, which also governs your visit to the Site, to understand our privacy practices. The terms and conditions of our privacy policy are incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement.

Orders

Highland Hiker, Inc. does sell products for children, but it does not sell products to children. Highland Hiker, Inc. only sells products to adults, ages 18 years and older, who can purchase them with a credit card. Highland Hiker, Inc. reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion, including, without limitation, if Highland Hiker, Inc. believes that user conduct violates applicable law or is harmful to the interests of Highland Hiker, Inc. or its affiliates.