Privacy Policy

Make-a-Store, Inc. (DBA "Upshot Commerce") Privacy Policy

Upshot Commerce takes the issue of privacy seriously. You decide what information to give us, and we explain exactly what is done with it. Upshot Commerce will never sell any personally-identifiable information obtained from you to a third party.

The uniform resource locators (URLs) covered under Upshot Commerce's privacy policy include:


Information Gathered

Upshot Commerce gathers information about you in order to offer useful and easily accessible online content while providing privacy protection.

Web site Visitors and Newsletter Subscribers

Upshot Commerce catalogs traffic patterns throughout the site through non-invasive click-through tracking. Upshot Commerce develops summary - not individual - reports. For example, we will report that "3,500 people clicked on link X today and they were in the Upshot Commerce Extensions section of the site."

Product & Services Purchasers

Upshot Commerce sells ecommerce products and services online. At the time of purchase, we require personal, business and financial information, such as name, e-mail address, shipping/billing address, telephone number and credit card number. This information is necessary to process the order and to send the product to the buyer. If you are a repeat customer, you may be asked to update this information. This information is transmitted in 1024 bit encryption and we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to protect your online order.

All of your information is encrypted following PCI policies. Only our order processing/customer service staff has access to your information. Upshot Commerce allows purchasers to control the storage of their general contact information. If you would like to access, correct or delete any of your contact information that we have on file, please contact us.


When a visitor downloads a white paper/case study/eBook or other information from the Upshot Commerce web site, Upshot Commerce collects personal and business information, such as e-mail address, shipping address and telephone number. This information is not shared with any third party unless explicitly mentioned.

Business Relationships

Upshot Commerce's web site links to other web sites. Upshot Commerce is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites. You should contact specific content providers directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.


Some parts of the Upshot Commerce site use "cookies." A cookie is an element of data that a Web site sends to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer. The cookies that Upshot Commerce uses do not contain any of the users' personally-identifiable information.

If you do not want cookies sent to your computer, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, or to reject cookies altogether. If you reject cookies from Upshot Commerce, you will not be able to enter some areas of the site.

Opt-In, Opt-Out Features

Upshot Commerce puts control over e-mail communications in your hand:

  • We provide free e-mail newsletters to those who sign up for them. We also provide free e-mail updates regarding products and services of Upshot Commerce and our partners. These updates are sent only to people who have chosen to receive them, and can be opted-out of at any time.

  • Newsletter subscribers can also be opted-out at any time. Upshot Commerce does not sell its e-mail lists to third parties.
  • Each newsletter has your e-mail address stamped on it with simple instructions on how to unsubscribe that address from our newsletter list.

Contact Information

If you would like to update or delete any of your contact information, you can securely log in or contact us with any questions or comments you may have about our privacy practices.

If Upshot Commerce makes any changes to its privacy policy, those changes will be noted on this page. Regardless of later updates or changes to our privacy policy, we will never use the information you submit under our current privacy policy in a new way without first providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prevent that use.

Policy effective date: 1994; updated Annually

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