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Christmas Place Privacy Policy      Revised May 15, 2008

We want you to be confident that your information is safe and secure with us. By using the sites, you agree that you have read and understand, and that you agree to be bound by, the Terms in this policy statement. If you do not agree to these Terms, then you are not permitted to use these sites.

Throughout this document, when we refer to "sites," we are including www.Christmasplace.com, www.InnatChristmasplace.com, the Christmas Place community, forum, blog, and any other sites we may register and operate.

Information we collect:

In the course of shopping, registration, and checkout, and with other forms you may fill out on our sites, you may be required to give us identifying information (such as your name and address) and financial information (such as your credit card number). We use cookies to validate your identity and make it easier for you to interact with our sites, and we keep copies of your shopping cart and ordering history. When you submit information to us such as product reviews, opinions, tips, projects, photographs, comments, and ideas, we keep a record of your submissions. We also utilize anonymous data-collection software that tells us about our users' navigation through our sites; this information is used on an aggregate level to analyze the effectiveness of our sites and help us improve our services. We do not collect any data about you that you do not provide to us on our sites.

Securing your information:

We take every precaution to protect our users' information. Any information collected from your activities on our sites is stored on a secure server behind a firewall. We use the most current Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to protect sensitive information. When entering credit card information on our site, you know you are working on a secure, encrypted web page when the page address reads https://... The letter "s" at the end of this string signifies that you have been transferred to a secure page. You may also notice a closed lock at the bottom of the page. SSL technology is supported by most popular web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, America Online, and Netscape Navigator.

We are monitored by HACKER SAFE, and our sites are tested and certified daily to pass the McAfee Secure Security Scan. Our sites meet all payment card industry guidelines for remote web server vulnerability testing to help protect your personal information. The HACKER SAFE mark appears on the sites only when we meet the standard.

We are certified by the VeriSign Secured Seal, which confirms that these sites are owned and operated by The Christmas Place, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and The Inn at Christmas Place, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. You must be 13 or older to make a submission to our web sites. Further, if you are 18 or younger, you must have the consent of your parent or guardian to complete your submission.

How we may use your information:

We will never sell or share any personal (non-financial) information with any third party. We will share necessary information with our credit card processor to validate your name, address, and account number only for the purpose of completing a sale or other monetary transaction. We may use your information to contact you about the status of an order; to inform you about products we think may interest you; and to improve our merchandise selection, customer service, and the overall shopping experience.

We may disclose submissions that you make to our sites relating to product reviews, opinions, tips, projects, photographs, comments, and ideas. At our sole discretion and without any compensation to you we may publish or distribute your submission on our web sites and elsewhere. If we publish your submission, we may include some limited identifying information such as your user name, initials or locality. If you do not want this information released, you should not make a submission to our sites. Please see our Terms of Submission for additional information.

From time to time, we may send you by e-mail information about our products, activities, and services. We always give you the opportunity to opt out of such mailings by managing your personal account preferences. If at any time you want to change your permissions, simply log in to Christmasplace.com and update your preferences by clicking on the update preferences button. If you have been registered as a member without your knowledge and consent, we will immediately remove you from our membership and mailing list upon notification. We will also cooperate with any legally-authorized investigation related to the unauthorized sign-up.

In the event of an investigation of fraud or illegal activity, we may disclose information to authorities or agencies with which we have a legal obligation to cooperate. This obligation may be in the form of a subpoena, warrant, court order or other legal process.

Web Site Registration:

You may be asked to register as a member to gain access to some of the services on the sites. As part of the registration process, you will select a user name and a password. You agree that you will not attempt to register under the name of another person. Christmasplace.com reserves the right to reject or terminate any user name that it deems offensive or unauthorized. You agree that you will be responsible for preserving the confidentiality of your password and will notify Christmasplace.com of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your account. You must be at least 13 years of age to register on any Christmasplace.com Web site. You also agree to inform Christmasplace.com if there is a change in the information you provided at the time of your initial registration, including change of name, address or e-mail, by updating your personal profile. You agree that Christmasplace.com will not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from your failure to maintain the security of your password.

When you register with Christmasplace.com, you have full access to our community, forum, and blog. You must be registered or logged in to participate in the community with your comments, questions, and submissions. You do not have to be registered or logged in to view community contents.