Privacy Notice

Privacy Policy for

Effective April 29, 2013

This privacy statement describes how Essential Trading Post collects and uses the personal information you provide on our web site: It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update your information.

Please do contact us with questions and concerns regarding this policy.

Collection of Personal Information

We collect the following personal information from you

  • Contact Information: name, email address and mailing address
  • Billing Information: billing address, (we do not store credit card information on our system)
  • Web Site Identifiers: user name, account number, password
  • Preferences Information: product wish list, order history and marketing promotions

We also collect the following information from you

  • Information about your business: company name, business type
  • Demographic Information: age, gender and zip code

We automatically gather the following information: IP address, browser type, referring / exit pages and operating system used

We use this information to

  • Fulfill orders
  • Send order confirmations
  • Send requested product information
  • Send product update information
  • Answer customer service request
  • Administer customer account
  • Send newsletters, marketing communications and PDF catalogs
  • Conduct research to improve our web site

Choice/Opt Out

You can choose to stop receiving our marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these email.

We allow you to create a profile on our web site that may include any of the following: share messages, pictures with other customers. We cannot control the actions of others with whom you choose to share information with

Information obtained form third parties

1) We obtain address information about you from third party sources such as the United States Postal Service, to verify your address. This allows us to properly ship orders and prevent fraud. 2) If you provide personal information about others, or if others give us your personal information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us. 3) We do not sell our customers personal information

We may disclose your personal information

  • AS required by law to comply with subpoena, or similar legal process
  • When we believe that disclosure in necessary to protect our customers rights and safety of others
  • If Essential Trading Post is involved in a merger, acquisition or sale of all or portions of its assets.


If you choose to use Paypal to finalize and pay for your order, you will provide your credit card number directly to Paypal. Paypal's privacy policy will apply to the information you provide on the Paypal Web site.

Cookies and other Tracking Technologies

We may use cookies to keep track of our customers preferences and profile information. We use third parties to gather information about how our customers and others use our Web site.

Links to Other Web Sites Our Site includes links to other Web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Essential Trading Post. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any Web site you visit.


The security of our customers personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us. No method of transmission over the Web or electronic storage is 100% secure. We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs and forums. Please be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected and used by others who have access to them.

Notification of Privacy Statement Changes

We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Contact Information

You can contact us about this privacy statement by writing to the address provided below or email us through our contact us page.

Essential Trading Post

P.O. Box 40151

New Bedford, MA 02744