Our most important asset is our relationship with you. We understand that you have entrusted us with some private information, and we do everything we can to maintain that trust.
Throughout the policy, we refer to information that personally identifies you or your accounts as "personal information."
Additional Information About Privacy and Security At Matlack Florist Just click on a topic below to get more information about privacy and security at Matlack Florist.
Browsers and Internet Security
Browsers and Internet Security Any time you enter an order or provide personal information (such as an account number or password), we encrypt it using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. SSL protects information as it crosses the Internet. To support this technology, you need an SSL-capable browser. Matlack Florist recommends using a strong encryption, 128-bit browser like Netscape Navigator 4.06 or higher or Microsoft's Internet Explorer 4.01 or higher. These browsers will activate SSL automatically whenever you sign on to your Matlack Florist account.
You can tell if you are visiting a secure area within a Web site by looking at the symbol on the bottom of your browser screen. If you are using Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer, you will see either a lock or a key. When the symbol appears unbroken or the padlock is in the locked position, your session connection is taking place via a secure server.
If you need a strong encryption browser, you can go to the Netscape Web site or the Microsoft Web site to download the latest Navigator or Internet Explorer browser. We do not recommend the use of beta browser versions.
Your Password and Other Security Issues Your Matlack Florist password is your private entry key into your account. You should never share it with anyone and you should change it periodically. You can change your password any time you like after logging in to "My Account." If you forget your password, please email us at Customer Service and we will be glad to help you.
Security Risk of Using Non-Approved Automated Software Applications For security reasons and to guard the safety of your data, access to this site is limited to SSL-capable browsers like Netscape 3.0 or higher or Microsoft's Internet Explorer 3.02 or higher. Under no circumstances should you use any software, program, application, or any other device to access or log-in to the Matlack Florist Web site, or to automate the process of obtaining, downloading, transferring, or transmitting any content to or from Matlack Florist's Web site.
Cookies, GIFs, and Other Web Tools When you interact with the Matlack Florist Web site, we strive to make that experience easy and meaningful. To do so, we use several tools. When you come to our Web site, our Web server sends a cookie to your computer. A cookie is simply an electronically transmitted file that holds small pieces of information. When you navigate through our Web site, your browser "requests" pages for you to view, and that request will include the information stored in the cookie we previously sent to your computer. This process is like an electronic "handshake" between Matlack Florist's system and your computer; the information exchanged allows us to recognize your browser. Matlack Florist also uses other technology, such as "Graphics Interchange Format" files (GIFs) to recognize users and collect and transmit information online, as described below. Cookies and Personal Identification. Standing alone, cookies, GIFs and other Web tools, as well as data derived from them, do not identify you personally. They merely recognize your browser. Unless you choose to identify yourself to Matlack Florist, either by responding to a promotional offer or opening an account, you remain anonymous to Matlack Florist.
"Persistent Cookies." Cookies come in two flavors: persistent and session-based. Only persistent cookies remain on your computer after you've closed your browser or turned off your computer. They include such information as a unique identifier for your browser that only Matlack Florist can read and use, and the fact that you are a Matlack Florist customer or prior Matlack Florist Web site visitor (whatever the case may be). We are especially careful about the security and confidentiality of the information we send through persistent cookies. For example, we do not store account numbers or passwords in persistent cookies.
"Session Cookies." Session cookies exist only during an online session with Matlack Florist. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser software or turn off your computer. Session cookies allow you to conduct transactions or request your own personal or account information on our Web site. They contain encrypted or encoded information about your account(s), and/or identifying information that you have previously provided to us. This information allows Matlack Florist to process your online transactions and requests. Examples include the cookies used for the order shopping cart so that the items already placed in the basket can be retrieved during checkout. Without the session cookie information, we would not be able to complete your Web transactions securely. Session cookies help us make sure you are who you say you are after you've logged in.
"Graphics Interchange Format." On our Web site and in emails we sometimes include a GIF. In an email message, we may embed a GIF in the message that allows us, for example, to determine if your email reader is HTML capable or how fast your connection to the Internet is. This allows us to deliver content in a format most appropriate to your computer's capabilities.
Email Communications and Opting Out Email is an important communication channel between Matlack Florist and its customers. Matlack Florist also uses email to communicate with prospective customers. We may also use your email address to send you information about services and products we believe may be of interest to you. If you are a customer and do not want to receive email related to services and products, simply send us an email or call us at 610-431-3077. If you are a customer or a prospective customer and receive an email from Matlack Florist about a product or service, you may unsubscribe to future emails about that product or service by following the instructions in the email message.