Privacy Policy

This is something you may not have already known, but pigs place a lot of emphasis on privacy. Well, maybe not all pigs. But The Pig Next Door sure as heck does, and he takes your privacy very seriously. After all, if a pig can't surf the Internet and catch up on sports scores without getting pestered by people trying to sell us timeshares or something, what good is the Internet anyway?

ThePigNextDoor.com respects your right to privacy. We value the trust of our customers, and we want your overall experience with us — whether you're shopping on our site or just browsing around — to be a positive one. As with all shopping sites, we do capture information from our users from time to time, like when someone places an order with us or fills out a contact form to ask us a question. We use this information only for identification, contact, or shipping purposes, or to perform aggregate demographic analyses.

We do realize those are pretty big words for your average pig. What we're basically oinking about is this: We reserve the right to look at the orders we receive to determine, for example, that we're getting a lot of Web traffic from a particular part of the globe. That just means we're putting your ZIP codes in a spreadsheet and then staring at it for a few hours to hope we learn something. Keep in mind, we're just pigs. It's not like we're direct email marketers or anything.

Speaking of direct email marketers, The Pig Next Door does not send unsolicited or "spam" email. Can you imagine the irony? Pigs sending spam? We want no part of that. How would we sleep at night? Now, we may use the email addresses we collect during the ordering process to let you know of a new product or special offer of ours, and we may also send you a newsletter if we ever get around to doing one.

Wouldn't you rather be looking at some bacon right now? I mean, who can resist tasty, delicious bacon delivered to their door? After all, that's why you came to this site in the first place. Who are we trying to kid? We both know it's about the bacon. But we digress.

All customers are given the opportunity to unsubscribe to any of our communications at any time, either by clicking on a link in an email or simply by replying to one of these messages with the word "remove" in the subject line. We promise it won't hurt our feelings. We're pigs. Give us a pool of mud and a few friends to play with, and we're good to go.

Let's get serious for a minute. We do not sell, rent, loan, or distribute in any way any personal information about our customers to any third party. All information given to us is kept strictly confidential and is treated with paramount care and security in our company's files. Simply put, your personal information is safe with us.

We do gather some information during your visit that is stored in our Web log files. While this data contains no information that we or anyone else would be able to use to identify who you are, it can tell us what browser you used and which pages you visited. We compile this information from all users and look at it to determine, for example, which pages our users are visiting and which pages they aren't. Smart money says this page right here falls squarely in the "they aren't" category.

This privacy policy is effective as of March 1, 2008. Please come back and visit this page from time to time because some poor, pathetic copywriter had to actually take the time to write this policy. Also, it'll help you keep abreast of any changes we may make to our privacy policy. That is, if you care about that sort of thing.


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