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Policies

Shipping

Benchmark Associates (bmarkassoc.com) processes orders weekly and will ship all orders by US mail or UPS ground within 7-10 business days of receipt unless requested otherwise.

Returns

Unopened products may be returned for a refund. Please contact us for details. Service refunds are negotiable and may be considered on a case-by-case basis as needed.

Privacy

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. However, we do share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request. For instance, we use an outside company to process credit cards when members pay for services or make donations. These card companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order. We also partner with certain other parties to provide specific services. When members sign up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via email at security@bmarkassoc.com

Registration

In order to use portions of this website, users must first be registered as members of bmarkassoc.com. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.

We may also request information from you on our order form, including contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.

Cookies

We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Legal

This website is the property of the Benchmark Associates, LLC. Users of this site are free to reproduce most of the information contained herein under a Creative Commons v.3.0 license. However, the website in whole or in part cannot be reproduced, nor can the trade names utilized herein such as nSCI and Science Market. Any unauthorized use is a violation of the Copyright Law of the United States of America and other countries.

With all of the information contained in this site, Benchmark has attempted to offer the most timely and accurate information possible. However, inadvertent errors may occur. The information contained in this site is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. Benchmark reserves the right to discontinue or to change at any time specifications or designs without notice and without incurring obligations.

Some of the links from this site lead to external resources maintained and hosted by third parties. Benchmark has no control over this information and bears no responsibility for it.

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