at Chestnut Tool take your privacy as seriously as our own. We do
not sell, trade, give away or make available our list of customers
do not insert cookies, ice cream, coffee or anything else into your
computer or keyboard. We feel that is your job. And if you ever get
ads, banners or other garbage popping up when visiting our site, I
would like to hear about it immediately (firstname.lastname@example.org),
so I can scream at our web host before firing him. I rarely get a
chance to rant much anymore.
do we suck anything out of your computer. We have more than enough
useless garbage in our own already.
never enter your credit card numbers into any computer except whatever
ones the bank has attached to the other end of our credit card machine.
Our credit card machine is hooked to a land telephone line. I write
your credit card number down on an index card, and after it goes through
the credit card machine, rip it up, run it under a faucet and make
a big spitball out of it before throwing it out. The NSA wouldn't
even be able to retrieve it when I'm done with it.
do not run your credit card until after your clamps are packaged,
sealed (paid invoice enclosed) and sitting next to the door ready
to be hauled to the post office. So even if I have the big one and
expire before getting there, you will still get your clamps - probably
well before my will is probated, knowing my daughter.
packaged with your purchase does not have your credit card number
on it. The amount on that
invoice will match the amount shown on your next bank or credit card
statement exactly. We pay the fees associated with credit and debit
card transactions , not you.
you like to pay online, sorry. I do not trust
your computer, my own internet computer, the internet, or anti-virus
software for credit card transactions myself, and will not get involved
use your telephone # as our customer order # which does stay in our
business computer at my own home, when I remember to ask you for it,
until it crashes. That is so I can reach you if your order was delayed
or your card didn't work. That computer has never once been on the
internet, and the microsoft "secret code" to enable "windows"
was obtained over the phone by me, following what eventually became
an abusive (by me) conversation with microsoft over its attempt during
that call to collect personal information about me.
nothing in that computer is sold, traded or made available to anyone.
I don't use the phone # to call you except in the instances noted
above. They and your addresses are kept primarily to make filling
out repeat orders easier and faster for both of us.
you are reading this, I applaud you. Below is a link to a youtube
video about a relatively new search engine, "Start Page"
that allows you to surf the internet anonymously by "proxy",
if you choose to,without that individual website being able to see
your address or tracking you. But even if you choose not to view individual
websites by proxy, Start Page (unlike Google and the rest) does not
log your appearance into a database. It is located somewhere in Scandanavia
and outside the jurisdiction of US Court warrants anyway. I have no
monetary interest in Start Page.
No Fees, No Cookies,