Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

It is in Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc.’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. Our Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and protect the information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our website and our products and services.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc.’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc.’s visitors use its website.

Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc.’s websites choose to interact with Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. in ways that require Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. – by purchasing our products, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc.. Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees and shipping partners that (a) need to know that information in order to process it on Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc.’s behalf or to provide services available at Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc.’s websites, and (b) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. will not rent, sell or lease potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees and shipping partners, as described above, Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc., third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. website and have supplied your email address, Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, new items, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. and our products. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.

Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. uses cookies to help Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. identify and track visitors, their usage of Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc.’s website, and their website access preferences. Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc.’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc.’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Encryption

Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. uses 128-bit SSL Encryption on all transactions to ensure that your payment information is kept safe and secure.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc.’s sole discretion. Bar Harbor Tea Company, Inc. encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.