Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Commitment

The Shipyard is totally committed to protecting your privacy. We make every effort to assure your confidentiality and to keep your trust.  The information you provide us in your account is used to process orders and to assist us in providing you with a more personalized shopping experience.  We utilize every available technology to ensure that your confidential information remains secure.

We hold your email address in strict confidence.  We do not sell, give away, or otherwise distribute your email address to any third party unless you have given us permission to do so.

Collecting and Using Your Information

When you place an order, we'll ask you for your name, email address, mailing address, billing address, and a form of payment.  This information allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status.  Occasionally, we may use your email address to deliver information regarding important functionality changes to our website, new services, and special offers that might be of interest to you.  If you would rather not receive this type of information, you may unsubscribe at any time.

We may use your purchasing information for the purpose of providing you a more efficient shopping experience and to make our recommendations about merchandise that you may find interesting.  We may also monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the content, design, and layout of the web site.


Cookies are small bits of information stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive.  Our cookies do not contain any personal information, but they do store your settings and remember the contents of your shopping cart as you travel through the site or between visits.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies.

Information Disclosure

The Shipyard considers the information you share with us to be personal and confidential.  We do not sell, trade, or rent any of your personal information to others.  We may also provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third parties, but these statistics will include no personal information.  Finally, we may release the name, address and email address of sweepstakes entrants to reputable co-sponsors and to other third parties for the sole purpose of administering such sweepstakes.

The Shipyard releases personal account information, in good faith, when such release is believed to be reasonably necessary.  This includes situations in complying with the law; enforcing or applying the terms of any of our user agreements; or protecting the rights, property and safety of The Shipyard, Berry College, our customers, or affected third parties.

Securing Your Information

The Shipyard employs the latest version of Secure Socket Layer Technology (SSL) to encrypt your information and help insure that only you and The Shipyard ever see it.  If your web browser doesn't permit a secure connection, the website will not accept your personal information including credit card numbers.  Your browser should display a "padlock" or "key" icon in the lower margin of your web browser when a secure connection is made, and the URL bar at the top of your browser will typically show the website address preceded by the characters "https".


By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by The Shipyard. If we amend our Privacy Policy, we will immediately post the changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we gather, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. We suggest that you check this page on occasion to keep up with the most current policies.