This security and privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") constitutes a part of the site Terms & Conditions ("Terms and Conditions") of the Springbar.com and Kirkhams.com web sites. The Terms and Conditions govern your use of this site and purchases made using this site. The Terms and Conditions,including this Privacy Policy, may be amended by the site owner, Kirkham's Outdoor Products ("Kirkham's"), at any time by posting the amended Terms and Conditions on this site.

Credit Card Transactions

For your protection, we have taken a number of steps to maximize the security of financial transactions that are accepted on the Springbar.com web site. Credit card processing is accomplished using secure processing services. Your entry of credit card information and personal information submitted during the process of purchasing items from this site are encrypted when transmitted in secure mode. You can verify secure mode by the "padlock" icon or similar appearing in your browser (the location and appearance of this icon will vary by browser) or by observing that the URL of the page you are viewing begins with "https."

Most of the pages on this web site are routinely served in unsecure mode — this is because there is no personal privacy information being transmitted in most cases. Due to variations is firewall configurations and encryption software it is possible that you will be given a choice of transmitting information in secure (SSL) or unsecure mode. Use of unsecure mode when transmitting personal information is not recommended and is used by you at your own risk. The use of appropriate software and encryption options are your responsibility, and Kirkham's Outdoor Products assumes no risk or liability in ensuring your compliance to local law. REGARDLESS OF THE PRECAUTIONS TAKEN BY YOU OR BY KIRKHAM'S OUTDOOR PRODUCTS, "PERFECT SECURITY" DOES NOT EXIST ON THE INTERNET. WHILE WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO PROVIDE SECURITY FOR YOUR INFORMATION, KIRKHAM'S AND ITS SUBCONTRACTORS INVOLVED WITH CREATING AND MAINTAINING THIS SITE CANNOT ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO THIS SITE OR TO KIRKHAM'S AND YOU TRANSMIT SUCH INFORMATION AT YOUR OWN RISK.

If for any reason you feel uncomfortable submitting your credit card or other personal infomation over the Internet, you can place an order by telephone. Telephone ordering and other contact information are given on this page.

Information we collect and how we use it

There are a number of areas in the Springbar.com website where we ask for and collect information about you, including personally identifiable information. Where we do, it is in order to serve you better, or is necessary to accomplish the service you are requesting. Examples include contact information (which may include name, address, email, telephone number), security identifiers, shipping information, and product purchase information stored in online shopping carts. Information provided to this site is processed and stored on computers in various countries, including the United States. Contact information is used in Kirkham's mailing lists. We do not share or sell information collected from you with any third parties. From time to time, we may use your contact information to communicate with you about special offers, news, or information about products, service or events. If you do not want to receive any such information from Kirkham's, you may ask to be removed from Kirkham's mailing list by contacting customer service.

Use of "Cookies"

Cookies are implemented in various parts of the Springbar.com and Kirkhams.com site, such as the Springbar Online Store. In most instances, the use of Cookies is discretionary by you, and declining Cookies will usually result only in loss of certain conveniences such as session continuity and re-authentication during current or future sessions. Various types of Persistent and Per-Session (Transient) Cookies may be used with any one service, and their implementations, behaviors, and effects will vary. It is the policy of Kirkham's that Cookies do not carry any of your personal information (name, email address, credit card, etc.) nor identification/password-type data that allows access to such personal information on Springbar.com servers. All personal, transaction, and security rights are housed on secure servers, and follow the policy described in the "Information we collect and how we use it" section above.

General Springbar.com Web Server Security

The web servers used by Springbar.com and Kirkhams.com to serve secure (SSL) pages are registered by Kirkham's through Thawte as secure servers using industry-standard certificate techniques. This enables all communication between the servers to be verified when services are requested between computers. All of the personal information collected from you on the site, including names, addresses, are stored behind a "firewall," and defenses have been erected to seek to enhance the protection of your information from outside attack by hackers and curious visitors. Neither Kirkham's nor its subcontractors involved with creating or maintaining this website can ensure or warrant the security of the servers used to host this site. The servers are operated by a third-party web hosting company, pair Networks, who are wholly responsible for the security of their servers.

Links to Third Parties

The Springbar.com and Kirkhams.com sites contain links to other websites. Kirkham's is not responsible for the content, terms or privacy practices of such other sites.

Legal Requests

Kirkham's Outdoor Products cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us, service or content providers we work with, or you to possible legal liability.