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Privacy and Security Policy


The Information
We Collect

We collect personal information such as your name, mailing address, email address and payment method, only when you provide it to us

We use cookies to help you navigate faster and easier and select services on our site, and to ensure the site's subject matter is relevant to your interests, a practice duplicated by all the major Internet commerce sites. Any payment information you provide, will never be stored on this cookie.

We do not share your email address, telephone number or any personal 'cookie' information with any other companies or organizations.

Additionally, we are certified merchant credit card processors.


Other Details

To visit some sections of our site does require a membership, either as a collector or a Professional Artist-Member.

Contests, Challenges, and polls may also require a registration form involving the submission of pertinent details. 

The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: your name, address, email address, telephone number, credit card information, and information about your interests in various products, programs, and services.

We may also collect certain non-personal identifiable information when you visit our web pages such as the specific type of browser and operating system you are using and the domain name of your Internet service provider (the same information collected by all major sites).

How We Use this Information

We may use the information you provide to fulfill your requests
for our products, programs, and services; to respond to your inquiries about our offerings; and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

We will sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as for customer service questions or when we fulfill requests by you for online promotional emails.

We may also use the non-personally identifiable information we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience with Bears&Buds.

We use this information to analyze site usage.

We will disclose information we maintain when required to do within the mandates and confines of current laws governing such Internet matters. 

Again, we reassure you all the information is closely guarded. Agents and contractors of Bears&Buds, who have access to such personally identifiable information, are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are commissioned to perform for Bears&Buds.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information, we collect, will never be disclosed in a manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Notice.

Inadvertent disclosures may result, for example, when third parties misrepresent their identities in asking the site for access to personally identifiable information about themselves for purposes of correcting possible factual errors in the data.

Bears&Buds may, on occasion, combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market to you, those products or services that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive marketing information from this site, please use the opt-out button on some emails or send an email, indicate "no email" in the subject line along with your first and last name, to

When you subscribe or order any other item from us, we place you in our customer file. This file is not made available to anyone else.

Finally, Bears&Buds will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to elect not to have your information used for any such purposes.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites, Advertisers and Sponsors

Some sections of our site, contain links to other sites (third parties) whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.


To enhance your experience with our site, many of our web pages
use "cookies".  Cookies are text files we place in your computer's browser to store your preferences.

Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, registering on our site.

However, once you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. Your credit card number is never stored within these files.

We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our site. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience on our web pages (e.g. to recognize you by name when you return to our site) and save your password in password-protected areas. 

Bears&Buds requires the use of cookies to complete and process your order. If you choose not to accept cookies, you can still order from Bears&Buds via phone, mail or fax.

Email Addresses and Telephone Numbers

Bears&Buds does not share any email addresses you provide us,
with any other companies or organizations. If you choose to receive our promotional emails, we always extend you the option to 'opt-out' from future mailings.

Any telephone numbers you provide will be used only for customer service questions, such as verifying incorrectly entered credit card information or email addresses.  Phone numbers are not shared with any other companies.

Security When Ordering Online

Bears&Buds makes use of the latest technology to ensure the
security of your credit card information.

All pages within our checkout process and areas containing your personal information are displayed in a secure environment using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology, which encrypts data between our computer and yours.

In this way, all sensitive information you provide during the checkout process (including credit card and addresses information) is encrypted while traveling over the Internet.


Please direct any questions you may have regarding any of the information contained above to


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