Privacy

Overview

In order to complete cremation arrangements online and to reduce the risk of fraud, North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com (or “we”) must ask you to provide us information about yourself and information about your loved one. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect and how we use that information.

North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com takes the privacy of your personal as well as your loved one’s information very seriously and will use your information only in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. We carefully select service providers who share our commitment to the preservation of your privacy. We hold these providers to the same standards that we observe in our own offices, and we regularly monitor their compliance to our policies and procedures. We do not sell or rent our customers’ information to any outside companies or organizations.

Because you deserve the highest quality products and services we can offer, we use advanced technology to help keep information about our business relationship with you complete, accurate, and up-to-date. In addition, our associates are dedicated to the highest standards of service integrity and continuous improvement in everything they do.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you should contact North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com at web101972@yahoo.com.

By accepting the Privacy Policy and User Agreement in registration, you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information in the manner described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com User Agreement. This Privacy Policy will take effect on March 1, 2006. This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 15, 2006.

Please note that your personal information will be stored and processed on our servers in Texas. If you object to your personal information being transferred or used as described in this Privacy Policy, please do not register for the North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com service.

Notification of Changes

This policy may be revised over time as new features are added to the North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com service or as we incorporate suggestions from our customers. If we are going to use or disclose your personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time we collected the information, you will have a choice as to whether or not we use or disclose your information in this new manner. Any material changes will be effective only after we provide you by email with at least 30 days’ notice of the amended Privacy Policy.

We will post the amended Privacy Policy prominently on our Web site so that you can always review what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. Please check the North Dallas Funeral Home web site at www.northdallasfuneralhome.com any time for the most current version of our Privacy Policy.

North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com may include links to third party Web sites. These sites are governed by their own privacy statements, and North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com is not responsible for their operations, including but not limited to their information practices. Users submitting information to or through these third party Web sites should review the privacy statement of these sites before providing them with personally identifiable information.

A Special Note about Children

Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us or use the service.

Required Information

To begin the process of making cremation arrangements online, you must provide your name, phone number, and e-mail address to create a user account.

Vital Statistic Information

When you use North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com to complete Online Cremation service arrangements, we will gather information about your loved one to complete a Death Certificate and other legal documents needed to fulfill your wishes for cremation.

Warning

The penalty for knowingly making a false statement on a Death Certificate can be 2-10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.00. (Health & Safety Code, Sec. 195, 1989)
Unless noted, all information is required to fully complete these documents in accordance with the Department of Heath and Human Services and the Funeral Service Commission.

Authorizing Legal Documents for Cremation

By digitally signing the cremation authorization form(s), you confirm the identity of the deceased person and the time and date of death; you have identified yourself as the authorizing agent and state the relationship between the authorizing agent and the deceased person; you certify that you are the authorizing agent that has the right to authorize the cremation of the deceased person and is not aware of any person with a superior or equal priority right. If another person has an equal priority right to authorize cremation, you state as the authorizing agent that you: have made all reasonable efforts but failed to contact that person and believes the person would not object to the cremation; you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the funeral establishment and the crematory establishment for any liability arising from performing the cremation without the person’s authorization. We take your word that you are the legal next of kin. We have no way of confirming otherwise and are doing so in good faith. If you have any questions concerning who has the right, duty and liability to control the disposition of the deceased, please refer to our “Frequently Asked Questions” page for a priority listed schedule.

Our Use of “Cookies”

“Cookies” are small files of data that reside on your computer and allow us to recognize you as a North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com family if you return to the North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com site using the same computer and browser. We send a “session cookie” to your computer if and when you log in to your North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com account by entering your e-mail address and password. These cookies allow us to recognize you if you visit multiple pages in our site during the same session, so that you don’t need to re-enter your password multiple times. Once you log out or close your browser, these session cookies expire and no longer have any effect.

Customer Service Correspondence

If you send us correspondence, including e-mails and faxes, we retain such information in the records of your account. We will also retain customer service correspondence and other correspondence from North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com to you. We retain these records in order to measure and improve our customer service, and to investigate potential fraud and violations of our User Agreement. We may, over time, delete these records if permitted by law.

Our Use and Disclosure of Information

Internal Uses

We collect, store and process your loved one’s personal information on our servers located in Dallas, Texas. We use the information we collect about your loved one in order 1) to complete a Death Certificate and other required legal documents required for cremation 2) to provide customer service, 3) to complete the cremation arrangements in accordance to your wishes 4) to improve our products and services.

We give access to individually identifiable information about our families only to those employees and agents who require it to fulfill the cremation wishes of the family. We provide protection against unauthorized disclosure of information you share with us. We limit associate access to our customer files only to those on a need-to-know case. We also educate these associates about their responsibility to protect your privacy, and we give them clear guidelines for adhering to our policies and standards.

Our Contact with North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com Families

We communicate with our families on a regular basis via e-mail and telephone to provide requested services and to resolve customer issues. We use your e-mail address to confirm your opening of a North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com information file, to send information about important changes to our products and services, to send your password to you if it forgotten, and to send notices and other disclosures required by law. Generally, users cannot opt out of these communications, but they will be primarily informational in nature rather than promotional.

We also use your e-mail address to send you other types of communications that you can control, including the “Handling Grief” Periodical newsletter and satisfaction surveys. You can choose whether to receive some, all or none of these communications when you complete the registration process, or at any time thereafter, by logging in to your account on the North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com Web site.

Internet Address Information

We use IP addresses, browser types and access times to analyze trends, administer the site, improve site performance and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

  • Texas Funeral Service Commission
    333 Guadalupe Street
    Suite #2-110
    Austin, TX 78701 (512) 936-2474
  • Texas Department of Banking
    2601 N. Lamar Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78705
    (512) 475-1300
  • The Attorney General of Texas
    300 W. 15th Street
    Austin, TX 78701
    (512) 463-2100
  • Legal Counsel For North Dallas Funeral Home
    Joyce Lindauer
    12720 Hillcrest Road
    Suite 625
    Dallas, Texas 75230
    (972) 503-4033

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com information practices, or your dealings with North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com, you can contact us by calling 1-800-300-1655, or by mail to North Dallas Funeral Home/northdallasfuneralhome.com, 2710 Valley View Lane, Dallas, TX 75234 or email us at web101972@yahoo.com.

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