The information you provide us with when you create an account to make an online purchase is used
to help us verify that you are the credit card owner before we process the credit card transaction.
Once the credit card transaction has been processed and your goods have been posted,
your credit card details are removed from the database of our online ordering system.
A hard copy of your order and credit card details (less the middle digits of your credit card number)
is securely stored for a minimum period of six months.
The sole purpose of keeping a hard copy of your order and details of the credit card transaction
is to enable us to provide proof of your authority to charge your credit card
as per the details of your order if these details are requested by your credit card issuer.
The information you provide us with remains private. It is not shared or sold to a to a third party.
After making a purchase or at any other time, at your request we will purge from our database
your name, address, phone number, email and other details originally provided by you.
We may also of our own accord remove your name, address, phone number, email
and any other details originally provided by you from our database.
This action may necessitate returning customers to establish a new account to make a future purchase.
The Sam Bear checkout process automatically provides you with a secure connection.
Our Shopping Cart provides secure communication and our Web site has a valid certificate.
Our Security Certificate has been issued by COMODO.
Secure communication means that information you provide, such as your name or credit-card number,
is encrypted so that it can’t be read or intercepted by other people.
The certificate is a statement verifying the security of this Web site.
A certificate contains information that a specific Web site is authentic.
This ensures that no other site can assume the identity of the original site.
When you enter a secure Web site, the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser displays a dialog box
and a lock icon in a locked position on the status bar.
When you leave a secure Web site, Internet Explorer displays a dialog box to notify you.