ok, and now for the legal stuff. first, hi, i'm susan, from the very tiny business, called 'susan eastman'. by tiny i mean it's just me. this is where most businesses explain that they collect customer information in order to provide an improved shopping experience and basically, to help them operate better. and yes, this is all true for me too. (websites and cookies...since the 90's). but i also want to explain why the cookies. cookies exist because the underlying HTTP protocol is stateless, meaning each request from a browser is separate. so the server constantly needs to identify which request belongs to which visitor by storing just enough information in a cookie, which are simple text files. they are needed for automatic logins, password authentication, shopping cart functions, personal preference settings, etc. now, when you purchase something from my website, it is set up to collect only the standard information that is needed to complete a transaction, such as your name, address and email address. i don't do any email marketing, so i'm not storing your information. i use your information to ship your package, and for very basic analytics, which is completely anonymous, and helps me to understand how my business is doing. i also need to mention that this site is not intended for minors. by using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province. the business, susan eastman, does not market to children, especially those under thirteen and does not knowingly collect information on any children. if i become aware that any information was inadvertently collected from anyone under the age of consent i will take steps to destroy that information. the business, susan eastman, reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time without notice. changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. by using this site, you agree to this policy. and i think that about sums it up. (yay)