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KathyBuckley.com and Your Privacy

We are a private business and will not publicize our mailing list.
Please contact us to request the removal of your name and address from our mailing list.

When you visit our Website, what information do we gather about you?

Your Name
Your Address
Your Telephone Number
Your E-Mail Address
Your Credit Card Information 
[only if you place an order]

What do we do with this information?

We don't keep any information about our customers tied to the Web. Everything except credit card numbers is stored in a House File. When you submit an order online, it is sent to a different system which is not connected to the Internet. We do not save this information - no one can break into the system and steal your personal info and no one can steal your credit card info from KathyBuckley.Com

To prove this point, we use an I.D. system that is "proprietary" to you. If you leave our site with an 
"Open Order" that you have not submitted, you cannot return and finish that order - you must start over!

How do I know if your Website is Secure?

In order to be accurate, we're going to get a bit detailed here. When buying something on the Internet, there are three things to be sure of:

Data you send is strongly encrypted.

The site you're doing business with is the site you think it is.

The site you're doing business with processes your credit card and address information in a safe and responsible manner.

The portion of KathyBuckley.Com site we've made secure is, not surprisingly, the checkout area. This is where you actually purchase the items you've put into your Shopping Basket. The entire checkout process, from introduction to final confirmation, takes place in a secure environment. There are several ways to confirm that you're in a secure area. All SSL capable browsers have a symbol to indicate secure mode. Specifically:

Points 1 and 2 are taken care of by "SSL" [Secure Sockets Layer], the industry standard security protocol that KathyBuckley.Com uses to communicate with secure browsers like Netscape 3.0 and newer and Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 and newer.

When communicating with a secure server, like ours, these browsers encrypt the information you send in a way that is extremely difficult for anyone else to decode. [You don't have to know whether your browser supports secure transactions - if it doesn't, you won't be able to complete our checkout process!]

Many security experts say the most important thing is what happens once the merchant receives your order. At KathyBuckley.Com, we take several steps to keep things on our end as safe as possible. For example, we keep orders encrypted until we are ready to process them. We "batch" process orders several times a day, so they don't "sit" anywhere long. We do our order processing, in house, on machines that aren't connected to the Internet, so there's no danger of people gaining access to them. Finally, we don't keep a copy of your credit card number on file [ever!]. While this may be an inconvenience - whether ordering on the Internet or by Phone, you have to give us your credit card number every time you order - we believe this is the safest and most responsible way to transact business!

You can also tell when you're in a secure area because the URL to the left of the colon changes from http to https to signify that a SSL protocol is being used to communicate with the server. (http = HyperText Transport Protocol) (https = HTTP with SSL.)

In most browsers you'll also see a solid blue line in the upper portion of the browser's window - another visual aid that lets you know you're browsing a secure area.

One additional note: some browsers give you a warning when you go from a secure area to a regular area. The aim is worthy enough - to ensure that people know when they've left a secure server. But in practice, the message is often a bit startling, and makes it look like you've done something wrong even though you really haven't.

Testimonials

“"I cannot tell you how excited we are - it is insane. You are without a doubt one of the best I have ever seen, and I am 57 years old, and have taught for 31 years and gone to tons of leadership conferences, events, etc. You stand out like a beacon of light. How can I thank you enough? Your speech today was absolutely the highlight of the conference. You could see by the multiple standing ovations that we were all, students and adults, moved by your words that touched all of us. Your message was powerful and wonderful. All students should hear your message of love of others and seeing their beautiful souls. And loving oneself, because without that, there is no loving others. Your wisdom is astounding - what a gift you have for the secret of living a beautiful life. You fulfilled every dream of mine. You were the number-one hit of the conference, beyond a shadow of a doubt. Every parent I have talked to, every student I have chatted with - the first thing they loved about CSLC was YOU. You touched the lives of 850 students and 250 teachers. You have a gift of connecting in such a personal way, so that each person feels the message was for them. The messages you give are so beautiful, it makes me wish I could just have you reach every student in every province and state. Your message of love and understanding is universal and the way you share your stories is real, personal and beautiful. There was not a dry eye in the house, and at the same time, I saw laughter on the faces of everyone. That is what struck me when I saw you in Reno at CADA (the California Activity Directors Association). I knew you were a special and magical person who has a soul that is what all of us need to strive to achieve. I really don't know how to thank you enough. CSLC 2015 will always be associated first and foremost with Kathy Buckley, and that will make me proud and happy for years to come. Thank you for your generosity as well Kathy. Heavens, you really live the conference theme: When giving is receiving. What you put out into the universe truly makes the world a better place. If we could only clone someone as special, smart, empathetic, giving, energetic, witty, loving, entertaining and beautiful as you - the world would be an even more amazing place. You have a special vision and instinct that you learned all by yourself. You really are a genius, and a kind, sweet genius at that! Sending you the world's biggest hug. I will never find the words to thank you enough for the gift you gave to the conference and to me. You are the best."”
~ Sandra Starratt, French & Social Studies Department Head, Student Government Advisor, CSLC / CCLE 2015 Conference Co-Chair, Ha