Mental Floss and The Week, respects and is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy protection section communicates how, when, and why we gather information about our customers and what we do with it.
Website Security Guarantee
We have taken many precautions to insure that shopping at Mental Floss and The Week is safe and secure. We use the industry-standard SSL protocol (Secure Sockets Layer) to ensure that all credit card transactions are secure. The SSL system encrypts information that you submit to us via our Web site when you place an order. Encryption makes it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept information about you, your order, or your credit card information.
To ensure a smooth shopping experience, our system logs the Internet Protocol (IP) Address of each user. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer every time you browse the internet. Depending on your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the type of connection this number may change each time you log on. Information from IP addresses is used for system administration, our live help feature, troubleshooting, and the examination of traffic trends and response rates to various promotional offers. This data is used in the aggregate, and is not linked to personally identifiable information.
If you place an order through Mental Floss, we will ask you for your name, e-mail address, shipping address, telephone number and credit card information. We use this information to process and fulfill your order, and to notify you of your order status. All archived credit card information is maintained in a secure and safe environment. Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are only used to contact you regarding your order, unless you request to receive our e-mail newsletter updates.
When you sign up for our email, we ask for your first name and e-mail address. If you do not wish to receive our email anymore, an unsubscribe button is located at the bottom of each email for your convenience.
Anyone who purchases from us or signs up to our mailing list will receive a catalog from us.
We may make portions of our mailing list available to carefully screened companies. Consequently, if you sign up to receive our catalog or make a purchase with us, you may receive other catalogs whose products or services might interest you.
If you do not want to receive a catalog from Mental Floss, please send an email with your name and address to email@example.com. If you do not want to receive catalogs from other carefully screened companies, please send an email with your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternately, you may do the same by phone 1-855-693-5677 or contact us here.
Mental Floss uses "cookies" for the sole purpose of enhancing your shopping experience.
A cookie is a feature of your Internet Web browser, and most browsers are configured to automatically accept cookies. Cookies are files that your Web browser places on your computer's hard drive and which assign a unique identification code to your computer. Cookies do not enable us to retrieve from your computer any additional personal information about you other than information that you knowingly and willingly provide to Mental Floss through the order process or through sign up.