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This Privacy Policy describes the online information collection and use practices of the web sites operated by First Choice Office Products ("FCOP") at which this Privacy Policy is posted. This Policy does not describe FCOP's offline information collection and use practices, or the practices it employs when collecting information online through means other than these web sites (for example, if you send us an email message).

This Privacy Policy is current as of March 10, 2006. If we make any substantive changes to this policy, we will announce it on our web sites. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, contact us at privacy@firstchoiceofficeproducts.com. Once the changes have been made, your continued use of the site will constitute your acceptance of the revised Policy. If you have questions regarding our Privacy Policy, we may be reached via email at privacy@firstchoiceofficeproducts.com, via telephone at 202-722-6060, via fax at 202-722-6061, or by writing to us at First Choice Office Products; ATTN: Customer Service; 3609 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010.

What information does First Choice Office Products collect and how is it used?

Our sites collect information volunteered by you in several areas, including newsletter sign up pages, site registrations, and web site surveys. The information we request for you to participate in these features may include personally identifiable information such as name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address, as well as "demographic" information such as your hobbies or personal preferences. We will tell you at the time we collect information whether the information requested is necessary for you to participate in a particular feature.

The information we collect is used to respond to your specific requests, to send you periodic information from FCOP, to provide you with updates on FCOP offerings and features, to provide you with product information from manufacturers in our database, and to process your orders with our suppliers. The information you provide is also used to understand users' interests and behavior, and may be combined with information FCOP may have from other online or offline sources.

FCOP also uses cookies and other electronic information collection mechanisms to obtain information from you, such as your computer's IP address. IP addresses are collected for system administration purposes and for studying how people use our site and how we can improve it. FCOP uses cookies to identify registered web site users and to give them access to "member only" content areas such as customer-specific pricing, and to provide them with access to previously-stored information. Finally, FCOP uses cookies to help simplify the process of filling out certain forms on our web sites that allow you to request information and place orders. You can choose whether or not you accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. However, certain parts of our web sites may not work if you turn off cookies on your browser.

With whom does First Choice Office Products share your information?

FCOP shares your information with its affiliates and business partners, including agents such as third party mail processing facilities. We may employ contractors to help with our operations. Some or all of these contractors may access the databases of user information. These contractors are and will be subject to confidentiality agreements that restrict their use and disclosure of all information they obtain through their relationship with FCOP. FCOP will also share your information if required by law to do so, to comply with applicable laws or valid legal process, or to protect the rights or property of FCOP.

If you use our "tell a friend" service, FCOP will automatically send this person a one-time email, attaching to the email the content you wished for your friend to receive. Your email address will appear on the "From" line of this email, thereby disclosing this information to whoever opens and reads the email. The email address of you or your friend or colleague will not be stored in our databases based on this service.

FCOP may provide users with the opportunity to request additional information from product manufacturers in our online directory or from our advertisers. If you specifically request information from a manufacturer or from one of our advertisers, your contact information will be given to that manufacturer or advertiser, to allow them to decide the best way to fulfill your request.

What options do you have about how First Choice Office Products uses or shares your information?

If you no longer wish for us to share your mailing address or other contact information with our sponsors or other third parties in whose products or services we believe you may be interested, please send us an email at privacy@firstchoiceofficeproducts.com. For us to be able to locate your record, your email must include your name, mailing address, email address. Your request will be processed within 10 days. Please note that we will not be able to stop third parties from sending you information about their products or services if your information was shared with them before we received your request.

Regarding email specifically, you have the opportunity to elect to stop receiving advertising messages from FCOP about our products or services each time you receive such a communication from us. To unsubscribe from such advertising email messages, please follow the directions included in that email message. Your request will be processed within 10 days. Please note that during that time, you may continue to receive email messages from FCOP about its products or services. Additionally, regardless of whether you have unsubscribed from receiving advertising and promotional material from FCOP, you will continue to receive transactional information from us, such as information relating to your orders.

What Kind of Security Measures Does First Choice Office Products Use?

Information you provide to us is stored on secure database servers. Any profile pages that display your personal data is password-protected. We recommend that you do not share your passwords with anyone. FCOP will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also, if you are using a computer that others have access to, such as one in a computer lab, Internet cafe or public library, always remember to log out and close your browser window when leaving our site.

Links to non-First Choice Office Products web sites

Many of our web sites contain links to web sites owned and operated by unaffiliated third parties. These links are provided as a service to you, and do not constitute FCOP's endorsement or support of the third party web sites. The third parties who operate these sites have their own information collection and use practices, and FCOP is not responsible for either the privacy practices or the content of these sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of each site before providing your personal information, and to contact the providers directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.