Legal Info: Privacy

Online Privacy Policy Statement

Pumpkin respects your privacy choices. If you give us personal information, we will treat it according to this policy.

Pumpkin encourages you to read this privacy policy and those of all web sites you visit. Below is a summary of Pumpkin's online privacy policy.

Types and uses of personal information

Your personal information is used in the following ways:

  • User IDs and Passwords. Provides you with access to your profile areas and to protected content.
  • Email addresses: Provides Pumpkin and Pumpkin partners with a means of emailing you product information, special offers, etc.
  • Address and Phone Information: Provides Pumpkin and Pumpkin partners with a means of sending you product information, special offers, etc. or contacting you directly.
  • Preferences: This information may be used to intelligently "steer" your personal information to the appropriate intended recipient.
You may opt out of providing any personal information beyond your email address by simply not providing the information in optional fields, and/or by making forms selections that do not require the submission of such personal information.
Account Information

These tell us more about who you are, how to contact you, and your shipping and billing information. Also contains any preferences you have provided, such as language, email format and interests.

Customer Feedback and Support

Provides a mechanism for requesting information from Pumpkin. Also used to tell us how we can improve our products, services and site designs.

Email Correspondence

Used to raise and respond to issues and inquiries of all types. Also used to distribute information about Pumpkin, our products, and services.


Shows which products and services you have requested. We will not change the way in which we use your personal information without your consent.

Security Measures

We protect the personal information you share with us. For example, if you make an online purchase with us, we encrypt your credit card number. Access to your personal information is limited to people who need it to do their job. Authorized third parties may need access to some of your personal information. For example, if we need to ship something to you, we must share your name and address with a shipping company. We limit such third parties in their access and use of your personal information. We do not otherwise share your personal information with third parties, unless you have granted us permission to do so.

Linked Web Sites

We provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control these web sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these (and all) third party sites.

Children's Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have personal information on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our systems. Pumpkin encourages parents to go online with their kids. Here are a few tips to help make a child's online experience safer: Teach kids never to give personal information, unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult. Includes name, address, phone, school, etc. Know the sites your kids are visiting and which sites are appropriate. Look for web site privacy policies. Know how your child's information is treated.


The Pumpkin web site may use "cookies." Cookies help us provide a better user experience by measuring which web site areas are of greatest interest. Pumpkin also uses cookies when you register for one of our web programs. In this situation, a cookie will store useful information that enables our web site to remember you when you return. Pumpkin can only read cookies from Pumpkin web sites. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you can still access most of our web sites. We may display advertisements from third parties. Third party ad-serving companies control which ads are shown. These ad-serving companies may use cookies to collect non-personal information from you. They use this information to tailor the advertisements Accessing and updating information. We need your help in making sure your personal information is correct in our systems. Please notify us of changes to your name, address, title, phone number or email address. Most of our sites allow you to make these updates yourself via the program's member profile pages.

User Forums and Newsgroups

Pumpkin forums are public. Please consider this before posting.

Transfer of Personal Information to the U.S.

We may process or store your information in our U.S. databases.



Revised April 2003

Policy updates: All updates to this policy will be posted here.