Privacy Policy

At Pier Press®, we understand that your privacy is important. Our primary goal in collecting information is to provide you with better service. We do not share your e-mail address or any other personal information without your consent. This policy statement provides details about the manner in which your personal information may be collected and used. If you do not agree with the terms of this policy, please exit the website.

This privacy policy is reviewed and revised when warranted. We encourage you to check it regularly. When changes are made, the "Last Updated" date at the bottom of this page will be adjusted.

What information does Pier Press® collect and how do we use it?

You may visit our website and read the Pier Perspectives blog anonymously. Blog comments are publicly available and viewable. If you choose to comment on a blog, anyone can read, collect, or otherwise use your comments.

Like many websites, we use log files to help us learn about traffic to this website. Log files include information such as IP addresses, internet service providers, browsers, date and time stamps, referring pages, exit pages, and number of clicks. This type of information is not linked to anything that identifies you personally.

When you fill out a form, make a comment, request material, subscribe to our newsletter, or contact us, we will collect information from you to help us respond to you. Depending on the nature of the interaction, we may ask for your name, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number. This information will facilitate our future communications with you. We will not release your personal information to third parties except when trusted third parties are confidentially assisting us in the process of fulfilling your request.

When you place an order, you will be asked for payment information which may include your credit or debit card number. In order to assure the security of your private financial data, all orders are processed by Stripe. For information about Stripe's security and privacy policies, see Pier Press® does not collect or store credit card or other financial information.

For additional details about the third parties who assist us and their policies, see the question: "What information does Pier Press® disclose to third parties?"

Does Pier Press® use cookies?

Like many others blogs, when you leave a comment at Pier Perspectives, a "convenience" cookie may be stored on your computer. This type of cookie records your name, e-mail address, and URL so that you will not need to re-type that information if you wish to leave subsequent comments. You can disable these cookies by following your web browser's instructions for doing so.

Google Analytics is a tool that helps us understand visitor interactions on our website. Cookies used by Google Analytics do not contain personally identifiable information. You can learn more about the Google Analytics privacy policy at

How does Pier Press® protect children?

The Pier Press® website is not intended to be used by people under the age of 18. By using the website, you acknowledge that you are at least 18 years old and legally able to enter into contractual agreements. Furthermore, Pier Press® does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from or about children under the age of 13. If we discover we have received any information from a child under the age of 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete the information. If you believe we have information from or about anyone under the age of 13, please contact us at

What information does Pier Press® disclose to third parties?

We do not sell, lease, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information except to trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, communicating with you, or providing services you have requested, and so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. Here is a list of the third parties who are currently assisting us:

  • Squarespace: Squarespace is a content management system and website development platform. The Pier Press website runs on Squarespace. You can view their privacy policy at
  • Stripe: Stripe is a payment processor. When you make purchases on the Pier Press® website, Stripe collects and processes your payment information. You can view their privacy policy at
  • MailChimp: We use MailChimp to manage, create, and send opt-in and subscription e-mail. Every e-mail sent to you through this service will include information about how you can unsubscribe. You can view the MailChimp privacy policy at

Additionally, if you use social media features in conjunction with our website (such as a Facebook Like button), such use is governed by the privacy policies of the individual companies who offer those tools.

We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect the rights, property, or safety of ourselves or others.

What does it mean to give consent?

Your use of this website constitutes an acceptance of this privacy policy, your agreement to its terms, and your consent for your personal information to be used in accordance with the practices described. If you do not agree with the terms of this policy, please exit the website.

How can you contact Pier Press® if you have questions?

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us by phone (434-315-0149), by e-mail (, or by regular mail: P.O. Box 366, Farmville, VA 23901.

Privacy Policy Last Updated: August 29, 2014.