This site is hosted by Yahoo! Store. Yahoo! hosts the store pages, ordering system, and order data. Yahoo! automatically collects order information but may only use this information in the aggregate. If you accessed this store through Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo! also automatically collects information about your shopping experience. Please see the Yahoo! Privacy Policy for more information about how Yahoo! uses this information.

What information does mk-locks.com collect from you?

In order to better provide you with great products at discount prices with superior customer service, mk-locks.com collects two types of information about its visitors: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.

Personally Identifiable Information

This term refers to information that identifies who you are. Personal information is required when you order a product or send us feedback. This information might include your name, address(es), telephone number(s), e-mail address(es), and credit card or other payment information. With this information, mk-locks.com can fill your orders and offer you an improved shopping experience.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

This term refers to information that does not by itself identify you as a specific individual. We compile and analyze this information on both an individual and an aggregated basis. This information may include the Web site's address (URL) that you just came from prior to visiting mk-locks.com, the URL you next go to, what browser you are using, your computer's IP address, and how you use our site while you are visiting.

Where do we collect information from you and how do we use it?

We use personally identifiable information to fill orders, contact purchasers to inform them of their order status, send promotional information, enhance the operation of our site, and administer our systems. We will use this data and non-personally identifiable information to tailor visitors' experiences at mk-locks.com, improve our marketing and promotional efforts, statistically analyze the performance of our site and how it is meeting our customers' needs, improve our product offerings, and customize our site's content, layout, and services.

We may also share your personally identifiable information with third parties who provide services to us, our customers and web site visitors. Those third parties include authorized contractors, temporary employees and consultants and other companies working with us. Where we believe it to be appropriate (in our sole discretion), we will ask these third parties not to disclose or use your personal information for purposes other than to provide services to you or to mk-locks.com.

With whom do we share your information?

Fulfillment: We will disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties to charge your credit card, fill your order, deliver your order, provide customer service, and deliver promotional e-mails to you from mk-locks.com. For example, we must release your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm payment; and release your address and telephone information to the delivery service to deliver products that you ordered.

Other Parties: We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others without your consent. We may provide Non-Personally Identifiable Information about our customers' sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to third parties, but these statistics do not include any Personally Identifiable Information. We may release account information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to enforce or protect the rights, property, or safety of mk-locks.com, our other users, or other third parties. If customers do not pay us for products ordered, we may submit their account information to a third party collection agency or an attorney.

Service of Process or Law Enforcement: We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or request to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation, without prior notice to you. We intend to fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies investigating illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we believe to be unlawful.

How can you update or correct your Personally Identifiable Information?

We believe you should have the ability to access and edit the personal information that you have provided to us. During the online ordering process you can review, change, or delete the information that you have submitted. You can write to us at any time to update your personally identifiable information. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, we keep track of past purchases, and we will not delete information associated with past purchases. Also, as a security measure we "back up" the data stored on our systems, and such prior information cannot be completely removed from our databases. As a result, you should not expect that all of your Personally Identifiable Information will be completely removed from our backed-up databases.

What are your choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information?

We may from time to time send you e-mail or other communications regarding current promotions, specials and new additions to the mk-locks.com online store. You may "opt-out" (that is, unsubscribe) from such communications by following the unsubscribe instructions in any e-mail or other message you receive from us. After doing so, you will not receive future promotional messages from us unless you place another order with us or sign up to receive newsletters or emails.

What security precautions are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information?

In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions and order fulfillment are handled by established third party banking, processing agents and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process and ship your order. These third parties may include Yahoo!, PaymentTech, and others.

A special note about children's privacy

You must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use this site. Our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors under 18 years of age. If you are the parent or guardian of a minor under 18 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us immediately so that we may delete the minor's information.

Privacy policies of any third party sites accessible from mk-locks.com

Other sites accessible through our web site have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices. Please consult each site's privacy policy. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties.

Contacting mk-locks.com about privacy questions or concerns

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us by sending a letter to:

     Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer
     M&K; Lock Distributors
     12303 Carlsbad Drive
     Austin, Texas 78738

You may also contact us by e-mail at [email protected]

Privacy Policy changes

This Privacy Policy was last changed on September 18, 2002. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy, the changes will be posted in this document so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and to whom we will disclose it. We may change, modify, add or remove portions of this Policy at any time, and any changes will become effective immediately upon being posted unless we tell you otherwise.