We're concerned about privacy. For more information about how information provided by you or otherwise collected by us may or may not be used by us, please read our Privacy Policy.

This site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not obtain any personally identifiable information from any person we know to be under the age of 13 and instruct children not to send us any information.

This site is restricted to users from the United States and those not governed by privacy policies of the European Union. Users from the European Union are advised not to disclose personal information on this site.

Cookies
Like every major online vendor, we utilize "cookie" technology, but the information gathered with cookies is limited to the type of computer you are using and where you travel within our site. This type of tracking allows us to design and alter our site for efficiency and does not compromise your privacy. We set cookies to record certain information during your visit to Micro Center Online®. In certain instances cookies do enable us to recall personally identifiable information about you, but only after you have voluntarily given us that information. Please consult our Privacy Policy so that you are apprised of what kind of information we obtain from you, how we use this information, and how you can control its use.

Don't be alarmed if your browser shows an alert letting you know that a cookie has been detected. A cookie is simply a very small piece of text placed on your hard drive that is recognized as you move throughout our site and each time you visit our site. The benefit to you is the ability to save items added to your Shopping Cart and store them on our server for future reference (up to 30 days). We use cookies strictly to help design a more efficient site as they tell us which pages are popular (or not), etc. Cookies do not tell us your name, address, credit card number or any other information that you may wish to keep confidential. If you have voluntarily given us personal identifiable information cookies enable us to recall it (and save you the trouble of entering it all over again) each time you visit our site. For additional information about how your personal identifiable information may or may not be used by us see our Privacy Policy.

Both Netscape and Internet Explorer default settings allow all cookies to be accepted. If your browser is not set to accept cookies, you will see a window every time a cookie attempts to be set, asking you to accept or decline. If you find this message to be annoying, change your browser default settings to accept cookies.

Encryption
Micro Electronics, Inc. and Micro Center Online® always use industry standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving any data that you exchange with our site. We employ the same industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology that is used by major banks and stock brokerage firms to conduct business via the Internet. This encryption procedure "scrambles" the information you send us and makes online transactions extremely safe. Despite what you may have heard, it is not a simple "hack" to intercept your personal info and decode it. Billions of dollars of transactions are conducted via the web every day.

In order to communicate securely on microcenter.com, you will need a browser with 128-bit SSL encryption. This includes Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari. If you have an earlier version of any of these browsers, please visit the developer's website for an update. To determine if your version of Internet Explorer supports 128-bit encryption, click Help -> About Internet Explorer. "Cipher Strength" should be listed as 128-bit.

For Micro Center Online® purchases, when we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information over the Internet, such as financial information, you will be redirected to a secure server and we will notify you, depending on the type of browser you are using, through a pop-up dialogue box or a "padlock" icon displayed in the bottom of the browser window as well as the URL beginning with "https" instead of "http" in the address bar. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you via this site.

Email
When you purchase online from Micro Center Online®, and provide us with a valid email address, we will contact you by email to confirm your order and to update you on the status of your order. You are instructed to review our Privacy Policy for additional information about how your email address (or any other personal information that you provide to us) may or may not be used by us.

VeriSign Authentic Site

Authentic Sites like microcenter.com use a VeriSign Secure Server Digital ID to offer proof of identity, to enable secure communications and to encrypt translations with site visitors through their web browser connections. The only way to be sure of a web site's authenticity is to view the site's Digital ID. Viewing a site's ID assures that you are not being "spoofed" (i.e. the site is real and not an imposter) since it contains:

  • The name of the company which owns the web site (e.g. Micro Electronics, Inc.)
  • The site's registered Internet address (e.g. www.microcenter.com)
  • The name of the Secure Server Certification Authority under which VeriSign issued the Digital ID (RSA Data Security or VeriSign)

Your peace of mind is important to us so we take your privacy seriously. Please review our Privacy Policy for more information on what kinds of information we obtain from you, how this information may or may not be used by us, and how you can control its use. Finally, review our Privacy Policy and this Safe Shopping Promise periodically to see if any of our practices have changed. We want you to be fully informed so that we earn and keep your trust.

Thank you for shopping at Micro Center Online®.

The effective date of this Safe Shopping Promise is May 28, 2002. It was last updated on August 30, 2007.