Ensuring the privacy and security of your personal information is very important to us. Our privacy and security policy outlines the information we collect about you, how and why we use the information and the choices you have to restrict our usage of this information.
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What is your Email Newsletter and how do I manage my subscription?
We offer the opportunity to join our Email newsletter conveniently at the top of every page. Those who sign-up and take advantage of the email list get advanced notice of sales, new merchandise sneak previews, store opening alerts and other fun and sometimes funky Mexicali news. Email addresses collected at mexicaliblues.com are only used internally. We respect your privacy rights and will not sell or rent your email address to anyone regardless of how much they might want it! If you would like to unsubscribe from our email list there is a simple link at the bottom of every email.
How does Mexicali Blues ensure Secure Shopping?
Orders placed on our site are encrypted using SSL technology (Secure Socket Layer or SSL, is a technology used by websites to ensure the security of online business. It negotiates and employs the essential functions of mutual authentication, data encryption and data integrity for secure transactions), so you can rest assured that your transactions are protected. With SSL implemented on both the client and server, information sent via the Internet can be trusted to arrive privately and unaltered to our server. In order for SSL security to work, you must use an SSL enabled browser. Most browsers, version 3.x and later, support SSL. If you still have any concerns about ordering electronically, feel free to call: 1.866.329.0639 or 207.563.BLUE(2583) and place your order over the phone. You can also print your shopping basket page and fax your order to 207.563.7244 or mail it to:
Atn: Order Processing
PO Box 143
Newcastle, Me 04553
Please note that email is not encrypted and is not considered a secure means of transmitting credit card numbers. We will never ask for sensitive information via email.
What is Responsible Trade and Why Support Items that are a Result of it?
Mexicali Blues imports all of our items using responsible, best practices that are outlined by Trans Fair USA. Not only are we working to become fair trade certified, in the meantime we are working as though we were already. We want our customers to know that Fair Trade and Responsible Imports generate positive effects that impact the producers in the country of a product’s origin, all the way down to the consumer who clicks on a product page. Trans Fair USA provides the following guidelines to what Fair Trade does for the producer and the consumer:
• Fair price: Democratically organized groups receive a guaranteed minimum floor price and an additional premium for certified organic products.
• Fair labor conditions: Workers enjoy freedom of association, safe working conditions, and living wages. Forced child labor is strictly prohibited.
• Direct trade: With Fair Trade, importers purchase from Fair Trade producer groups as directly as possible, eliminating unnecessary middlemen and empowering groups to develop the business capacity necessary to compete in the global marketplace.
• Democratic and transparent organizations: Fair Trade groups decide democratically how to invest Fair Trade revenues.
• Community development: Fair Trade groups invest Fair Trade premiums in social and business development projects like scholarship programs, quality improvement trainings, and organic certification.
• Environmental sustainability: Harmful agrochemicals and GMOs are strictly prohibited in favor of environmentally sustainable farming methods that protect farmers’ health and preserve valuable ecosystems for future generations.
In short, by purchasing Fair Trade and Responsibly Imported items you are supporting the people and communities that produced them.
Economic and community-based sustainability are just some of the benefits that Fair Trade produces. It also supports cultures and subcultures to maintain and express their identities across boundaries and borders. Fair Trade keeps alive specialized arts and hand-made crafts that could be under threat to disappear in the wake of globalization and homogenization in the marketplace. By working together many Fair Trade companies and organizations have the ability to make a definite, positive impact on the world around us.
You can also think globally and act locally by purchasing items that are Fair Trade whenever possible, and by joining one of several initiatives to promote environmental and economic sustainability worldwide. For more information on Fair Trade globally and locally, please visit TransFair USA: The Fair Trade Certification Organization at www.transfairusa.org
Mexicaliblues.com may periodically update this Privacy & Security Policy for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed. Any changes made will be posted here. By visiting our website you agree to accept any changes made to this policy. The mexicaliblues.com Privacy & Security Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you on our website.
Feel free to contact us with any questions about our Privacy & Security Policy.
Mail: Mexicali Blues
27 River Road / PO Box 143
Newcastle, ME 04553
Since much of our clothing is hand-made in countries with different methods of sizing, it is often important to note the measurements listed below each item. We have taken extra care to provide you with the most accurate measurements possible by measuring items ourselves before they are put up on our website.
Chest: measure around the widest part of your rib cage. (Not the widest part of your chest.)
Waist: the narrowest part of your natural waist. This is generally around the belly button.