Credit Card Security
Credit cards numbers are only submitted to the HLCCA when encrypted. If you
are ever unsure about encryption features, be sure to check for a lock icon
in your browser when submitting financial information. The HLCCA does not
store your credit card number on its systems, instead immediately sending
it to our credit card processor through an encrypted session. At no time
during your transaction are they viewable to anyone who may be listing
to your session.
The HLCCA stores information in our database about our members and others
who purchase items from us. That information is only used to process
transactions and provide the best possible services to our members. This
information has never been and will never be sold or rented to other
people or organizations.
The "cookie" feature of web browsers is required to access many features
of the HLCCA website. A cookie is a small piece of information which
is stored on your computer and is available to use by websites. The cookie
we set is used solely for providing a better user experience by enabling
features such as the shopping cart.
Purchases of membership are non-refundable. Back issues of The Dish and
sales of pottery are non-refundable and non-exchangable (with the exception
of exclusive pitchers). Exclusive pitchers are non-refundable, but may
be exchanged in the event of a major flaw or breakage in shipping.
Books may be returned if they are not damaged. Conference refunds policies
vary from year-to-year. Call for information on the policy for the next
This computer system, including all related equipment, networks and network
devices (specifically including Internet access), are provided only for
authorized HLCCA use. HLCCA computer systems may be monitored for all
lawful purposes, including to ensure that their use is authorized,
for management of the system, to facilitate protection against unauthorized
access, and to verify security procedures, survivability and operational
security. Use of this HLCCA computer system, authorized or
unauthorized, constitutes consent to monitoring of this system.
Unauthorized use may subject you to criminal prosecution. Evidence of
unauthorized use collected during monitoring may be used for administrative
and/or criminal action.