Picturehangingsystems.com Privacy Policy

Picturehangingsystems.com Privacy Policy

Stas Picture Hanging Systems (“Stas”) is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information obtained through its web site www.picturehangingsystems.com (including related services, blogs, apps, and software, the “Site”).  This Privacy Policy discloses our practices regarding the gathering, use and protection of personal information collected in connection with our Site. It does not apply to personal information that may be acquired by Stas in other ways.


What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our Site?

When ordering or registering on our Site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information and other details.


When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you:

  • register on our Site
  • place an order on our Site
  • use other features of our Site
  • subscribe to a newsletter or other updates
  • respond to a survey, promotion, or marketing communication
  • provide us feedback on our Site or our products
  • enter information on our Site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:

  • To process your transactions.
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
  • To follow up with you after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)


How do we protect your information?

Our Site is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our Site as safe as possible.

We also scan regularly for malware.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order or enters, submits, or accesses their information, to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

You acknowledge that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of storage, is 100% secure, and that we cannot guarantee absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Site, you may contact us. We will promptly inform you of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored personal data (as defined in applicable laws on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on the Site, as required by law.


Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current Site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about Site traffic and Site interaction so that we can offer better Site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
  • Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.
  • Keep track of advertisements.
  • Compile aggregate data about Site traffic and Site interactions in order to offer better Site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If users disable cookies in their browser:

If you turn cookies off, some features in the Site will be disabled, and some of the features may not function properly.

However, you will still be able to place orders over the telephone by contacting customer service.

List of cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

Cookie Name

Cookie Description


Stores randomly generated key used to prevent forged requests.


Your session ID on the server.


Allows guests to view and edit their orders.


A link to information about your cart and viewing history, if you have asked for this.


Information on products you have emailed to friends.


The store view or language you have selected.


Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.


Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.


Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.


Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.


Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.


Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.


Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.


Facilitates caching of content on the server to make pages load faster.


Facilitates translation of content to other languages.


Facilitates translation of content to other languages.


Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information except as indicated in this Privacy Policy.

We will use your personal information to process orders for you, respond to your support issues, and/or notify you of upgrade opportunities, promotions, and special offers. You agree that we may communicate with you via email and other electronic communication tools for any purpose relating to the Site.

We may access and use your information for the purposes of backup, internal maintenance, improvement of the Site, and technical support. We take the utmost efforts to not divulge your information to unauthorized individuals..

We may aggregate information to enhance our Site, perform research, and to develop new products and services. We may disclose aggregated and statistical information to third parties that does not identify a specific user.

We may also disclose personal information:

  • When we have your permission to do so; or
  • To companies who work for us to provide one or more parts of the Site or that provide related administrative functions (such as web hosting partners, support Services, web analytics, and fraud detection). These third parties may have access to your personal information; if they do, this access is only so that they may perform these tasks on our behalf and they are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose; or
  • When we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with a legal process or law, or to respond to a government request for information, (2) enforce the terms of use or other agreements, (3) respond to claims that any content on the Site violates the rights of third parties, or that otherwise arise from your use of the Site, or (4) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Stas, its users, or the public.

Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


Third-party links

Our Site may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our Site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our Site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our Site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

  • Remarketing with Google AdSense
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform Integration

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.


Updating your Account

You change your personal information by emailing or calling us, or by logging in to your account if you are a registered user. You may need to supply certain information so that we can try to verify that you have authority to modify your information.


Privacy Policy Updates

We post any changes to this Privacy Policy on the Site. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.

Children under 13

We are firmly committed to protecting the privacy rights of any child and specifically those rights under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.  We will not knowingly collect personal data from or specifically market to children under the age of 13.



We provide you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us, by contacting customer support. In addition, all marketing e-mails from us will provide you with the opportunity to unsubscribe from future marketing mailings by following the instruction at the bottom of each e-mail. Even if you opt out of mailings, however, we reserve the right to send you e-mail and other communications to disclose service-related issues.

Merger, Sale or Bankruptcy

In the event that all or part of our company is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we may transfer or assign the personal information held by us as part of such merger, acquisition, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us using the information below.


21 Valley St

Spencer, MA 01562




Last Edited December 2016