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.

As of October 1, 2004

The Women's Bean Project, Inc. (WBP) is committed to maintaining the privacy and security of your personal information. This privacy policy is intended to inform you about how we collect, use, share and protect your information.

Information Collected

Personally identifiable information is collected only when you expressly provide it to us. The information you provide is used only to process your request (such as requests for additional information about a product or service we offer), or to complete your order placed in our online store.

Our web site uses "cookies." Cookies are small bits of information transferred to your computer's hard drive that allow the software running on our web site to operate correctly. Cookies are used in two ways by our web site:

To manage state. "State" refers to the settings and choices made by you as you use our web site. As information is transferred to and from your computer and our web server, state is managed so that our web site works seamlessly, and so that you do not have to enter the same information repeatedly. During state management, only a random identifier is placed in a cookie for our web server to use. Personal information or other state information is NOT stored in the cookie. State management cookies are automatically deleted when you close your web browser.

To manage automation of the user experience. If currently offered by our web site, and if you so choose, our web server can "remember" you between visits to make it easier for you to use our web site on future visits. If we offer this, and you decide to do this, your user account identifier will be saved to a cookie on your computer hard drive, and read each time to come back to our site. No personal information is saved in the cookie itself. Our web site uses activity logging. Information contained in such logs will include your IP address and/or domain name, browser type, computer platform, and related information that you permit your web browser to automatically provide to us. This does not, however, include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or other information that identifies you individually.

Third-Party Web Beacons: We use third-party web beacons from Yahoo! to help analyze where visitors go and what they do while visiting our website. Yahoo! may also use anonymous information about your visits to this and other websites in order to improve its products and services and provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by Yahoo!, click here.

Third Parties

In the normal course of our web-based operations, the information we collect from you is used only to provide you with the services that you request. In doing so, we may provide certain information about you or the services you request to third parties that will be providing you with service, if applicable. We do not sell personally identifiable information to third party marketers.

Safeguards

We and our technology providers employ industry recognized security safeguards to protect the personally identifiable information that you have provided to us from loss, misuse and unauthorized alteration. If you are required to transmit sensitive information to us through our web site (such as payment information), technological means will be used to secure that information through data encryption.

We will protect personally identifiable information stored on the site's servers from unauthorized access using commercially available computer security products (such as firewalls), as well as our own security procedures and practices.

How to Reach Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, our information handling practices, or any other aspects of your privacy and the security of information, please contact us. Contact information is provided in the "Customer Service" section of our web site.

Privacy Policy Updates

We reserve the right to update this policy periodically to describe changes that may affect our use of your information, and to let you know of new controls or privacy features that we may provide you. The most recent version of this policy can always be found on our web site in a conspicuous location.