Privacy policy

Payment Partners, Inc. ("PPI"), the provider of Pay4SchoolStuff.com, knows that you care how your information is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice explains our privacy policy.

What Personal Information About Customers Does Pay4SchoolStuff.com Gather?The information we learn from you helps us personalize your experience and allows you to keep track of your payments through the records that are stored.
We receive and store any information you enter on Pay4SchoolStuff.com or give us in any other way, except for bank, credit card and debit card information. We do not save or store bank, credit card or debit card information. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of some of the features offered, like shipping merchandise to your home. We (and your school and their related organizations) use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, processing your orders, and communicating with you.
We receive and store certain types of non-personally identifiable information whenever you interact with us. We may use aggregate non-personally identifiable information for our own business purposes.

What About Cookies?Like many Web sites, we use "cookies", by which we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses our website. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features such as shopping carts, automatic credit of accounts at financial institutions such as credit card companies, and access to your personal profile.
The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies are necessary to add items to your shopping cart so we recommend that you leave them turned on.

Do We Share Any Information You Provide?We share customer information only as described below.
We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Terms of Use Agreement, our Policies, and other agreements; to protect the rights, property, or safety of Pay4SchoolStuff.com, the school and its related community organizations, users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing your personally identifiable information for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.
Information regarding your purchase (but not your specific bank, debit or credit card information) is shared only with your school (and the related community that is offering the item(s) for sale, if applicable).

How Secure Is Information About Me?While there is no such thing as "perfect security" on the Internet, we work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using GoDaddy Safe Site Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. Of course, we transmit your entire credit card number and other payment information to the appropriate credit or debit card company during order processing, but after that transmission, your credit card number and payment information is discarded.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign out when finished using a shared computer. Sign out by clicking the "sign out" link on every page.
Pay4SchoolStuff.com may contain links to third party websites. PPI is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites.

Which Information Can I Access?Pay4SchoolStuff.com gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with Pay4SchoolStuff.com for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information.

What Choices Do I Have?You can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase or to take advantage of our features.
You can add or update your profile information.

Conditions of Use, Notices, and RevisionsIf you choose to visit Pay4SchoolStuff.com, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to the Terms of Use Agreement, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the Commonwealth of Virginia. If you have any concern about privacy, please contact us with a thorough description of your concern, and we will attempt to resolve it.
Our business changes constantly, and so our Privacy Policy and the Conditions of Use may also change from time to time. You should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of your personally identifiable information collected in the past without your consent.