Privacy Policy

Privacy & Security Statement

This Statement was last updated on January 12, 2011.

Privacy & Security
Trust is at the heart of every successful, ongoing relationship. At Materials Unlimited, earning and keeping your trust is very important to us. We will never sell, rent or trade e-mail addresses with any other company.

We may revise this Privacy and Security Statement at any time without notice by updating this page. By using this Site you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this Site and page to determine the current terms to which you are bound. In the event we make a material change to this Statement, you will be notified of such changes and given the opportunity to opt-out of new or different uses of your personal information. When this Privacy and Security Statement is revised, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of this Statement.

If you have any questions that are not answered below, please e-mail us at Contact Us .

Do you sell or trade customer e-mail addresses?
No. We never sell, rent, or trade e-mail addresses.

Does Materials Unlimited acquire names and addresses?
Yes.  Our customer list is comprised of voluntary information.  At some point in the future, we may acquire names and addresses from third parties.

What kind of information will I be asked to provide?
When you place an order, request e-mail updates, or participate in a promotion, contest or survey, we may ask for some or all of the following: your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. If placing an order, we may ask for credit card information.

We maintain a record of your online and store purchases. If you ship your order to an address different from your billing address, we will ask you to enter the Ship To name and address. If you use Email-to-a-Friend, you will be asked for the e-mail address of the recipient(s). We never use these e-mail addresses for any other purpose.

How will Materials Unlimited use the information I provide?
Your information is used to process and deliver your order to the address you request. Your payment information allows us to bill your credit card company. If we have any questions regarding your order, we will contact you by phone or e-mail. If you make a purchase, we may send you information and updates about new products, special sales, and promotions. We use both e-mail and postal addresses to share information with our customers. When you supply e-mail addresses in Email-to-a-Friend, we use those addresses only for the purpose you intend.

Do I need a password to order online from
Yes. In your account we can store your name, address and contact information so you don't have to enter that information during future shopping visits.

If you do not wish to create a customer account and password, you may call us at (734) 483-6980 for assistance.

How do I update my personal information?
You can update your information online in your account. Log in with your e-mail address and password, and then click Personal Information. Your account information will be displayed as we currently have it in our system. If you have any difficulties, give us a call at (734) 483-6980. We are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues – Sat and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sun ET.

Does use cookies? does use cookies to make your shopping experience more efficient, convenient and personalized. Cookies are not required for you to browse our site, however, they are required for you to shop our site or to place an order.

Cookies are Required to Shop on uses Cookies to make your shopping experience easier and faster. With Cookies, you fill in your information once and the Cookie remembers the information and fills it in automatically until your purchase is complete.

  • What is a Cookie?
    There are a variety of Cookies. A session Cookie, which is what needs to be enabled to shop our site, stores information on the short-term, so you don’t have to repeat steps. This information is automatically erased when you close your browser.
  • When all other Cookies are enabled, the information you enter is stored on your hard drive for repeat visits. These Cookies are your unique identifier so we know who you are automatically when you come to our site. This information is stored for your convenience only and is never used for any other purpose.

To Enable Cookies:
You can allow your browser to accept all Cookies or to notify you each time a Cookie is offered and then you decide whether to accept it or not. Below are the instructions for setting your Cookie preferences for Internet Explore and FireFox

If you use Internet Explorer:

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. Click the Default button (or manually slide the bar down to 'Medium').
  5. Click the OK button.

If you use FireFox:

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. Select the 'Accept cookies from sites' checkbox.
  5. Click the OK button.

To Enable JavaScript:
Internet Explorer choose:

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click the Security tab
  4. Click on Custom Level
  5. Select the Enable option under Active scripting, Allow paste
    operation via script, and Scripting of Java applets.

FireFox choose:

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click Content tab
  4. Select Enable JavaScript.


How do I discontinue promotional e-mails?
At the bottom of each e-mail is information about removing your name from our e-mail list. Our promotions are prepared in advance, so it may take a few days for the change to take effect, and you may receive e-mails during that time.

After you make a purchase, for your convenience we will still send e-mail order confirmations and information about your order. We may also contact you by phone or mail if we have questions regarding your order.

What does do to protect my information?
We use a variety of current technologies and processes to protect your personal and financial information. We use encryption technology to ensure the secure transmission of any personal information you provide to us while using The ordering area of our site is protected this way and is referred to as "secure."

Does use SSL technology?
Yes. All transactions at our site are conducted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. This highly sophisticated system scrambles your financial data as it travels from your computer to our website, making it useless to anyone but

How do I know when I am in secure mode?
If you look at the website address in your browser window, non-secure sections of our site begin with "http://." When you move to a secure area, the address changes to "https://"; the "s" means secure. You'll also see a lock displayed in the lower right-hand corner.

If for any reason you cannot access a secure area of our site to place your order, please call (734) 483-6980. We are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues – Sat and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sun ET.