EPIC does not sell products to persons under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you are required seek the approval of your parent or guardian to purchase products from this site.
Personal Information Collected By EPIC:
EPIC uses information that we collect from our visitors to personalize and improve your visit at EPIC. We gather the following types of information:
Information you give us:
EPIC collects any information which you enter on our website. This information is normally provided when you search, buy, participate in a contest, sweepstakes or on-line survey, or when you communicate with any of our departments such as customer service, sales or technical services through our website, telephone, mail or fax. You also provide information when you establish an account with us. Examples of the type of information you may supply us with include your name, address, telephone number, credit card information, e-mail addresses, and financial information such as your Social Security number. In some instances, we ask you for other people’s names and email addresses for the sole purpose of fulfilling your specific request to email certain specific information as part of our “email a friend” feature.
Automatic Information collected by us:
If you place an order we use a secure order form which requires you to provide contact, billing, and financial information. This information is transmitted to your credit card company to authorize your purchase. At certain times we may offer financing options with or without third party participation. If you use a financing option, information provided by you (such as your address, birth date, social security number, and credit card number) may be used to request a credit report from third parties or may be sent to a third party for processing. You will always be informed of this at the time you select any available financing option. All information obtained from you in the course of transacting orders is used for the purpose of fulfilling your order in a timely manner and for communicating the status of your order with you. Additionally, upon placing an order, you will begin receiving both the EPIC catalog and the EPIC email newsletter unless you opt-out of either or both by clicking here or calling us at 800-800-8300.
Email Newsletter Subscription:
If you request an email newsletter subscription or enter a EPIC sponsored sweepstakes, we employ a double opt-in subscription program. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you gave us with a link contained within it or instructions for completing the subscription process. You will not be fully subscribed to the newsletter until you click through the link in the email we sent you or otherwise follow the instructions contained therein. In order to make our emails more relevant and useful to you, our servers may receive a confirmation when you open email from EPIC.
Sharing of Information with third-parties:
We provide aggregate information to some of our business partners. This information does not allow them to identify you individually in any way. Credit card companies and shippers: When you buy something from us we send your credit card information, name, billing address and the amount of your purchase to your credit card company to verify and authorize the purchase. Your name, telephone number and shipping information must be provided to third party shippers such as UPS, Federal Express and the United States Postal Service to deliver your purchase. There also may be instances in which we drop-ship orders directly to you from one of our manufacturers or suppliers. These drop-shippers are only given your name, postal address, and telephone number for the sole purpose of fulfilling your order.
Third Party Transaction-Level Data:
If you visit our site from a third-party site the third-party site may be able to access select information from your individual transaction information. In order to track and credit your transaction the third-party site may give you a unique code, cookie or graphic which will uniquely identify you. This will only happen if you link directly from a third party site to our website. Any transactions made at our website while such a code is active will be reported back to the third party site. We will only report non-personal information to these sites such as the date of the transaction, the product(s) purchased and the amount spent. We will not report any information to these third party sites that will allow them to personally identify you and will never share your email address with any third party. The presence of a third party navigation bar atop our site is an indication that the third party site may be able to see your activity on our site Link to Third Party Site: Our website contains certain links to third party sites, such as our vendors. EPIC is not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or content found on these sites. We suggest that you check the Privacy Notice of each site you visit.
When you request a catalog from EPIC we share your name and postal address with a third party fulfillment company for the sole purpose of sending you the requested catalog. This third party does not store the information nor does it use this information for anything other than its intended purpose.
Information about Third Parties:
EPIC maintains relationships with other websites that operate as its affiliates, however, EPIC has no control over their activities. EPIC will immediately cease doing business with any affiliate that abuses the terms of the affiliate agreement. This includes, but is not limited to: spam, trademark infringement, predatory means of attracting visitors, or unlawful activities.
Law Enforcement and Protection of Users:
We will release personally identifiable information to third parties and organizations when we believe it is appropriate for us to do so to comply with the law. We will also do so to cooperate with law enforcement investigations, comply with court orders or subpoenas, protect the legal rights of us and our users, or when we believe it is needed for fraud protection and/ or credit risk reduction.
EPIC has been in business for decades and our intent is to continue operating for many years to come. However, in the unlikely event that EPIC is sold, has its assets acquired or transferred, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, or merges or becomes affiliated with any other division, individual or entity, any customer information owned or under the control of EPIC may be one of the transferred assets.
Our website gives you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us you may opt-out by calling 503-362-3633.