What information we collect about you:
We may collect personal information from and about our users, as well as information about users and their visits to this Website.
Personal Information: In general, you can browse the Site without revealing any personal information about yourself. When using the Website, you may be asked to provide or otherwise choose to provide personal information. We collect personal information via the Website through users’ activities, transactions and completion of online forms on the Website. Such information is also collected, for example, when users register or subscribe on our Website for accounts or other features (such as our online newsletter), make online purchases, submit question to us using a “contact us” or similar feature on our Website, send us an e-mail, or in any other way submit personal information to us via our Website. We consider “personal information” to include, for example, contact information, such as name, postal address, e-mail address and telephone number, as well as credit card and other payment information, demographic information and/or other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature on the Web site.
Web Usage Information: Our servers collect the browser type and IP address of all Website visitors. Our servers may also record the referring page that linked users to the Site (e.g., another Web site or a search engine); the pages users visit on this Site; the Web site users visit after leaving this Site; other information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings users and their computers are using; any search terms users have entered on this Site or a referral site; and other Web usage activity and data logged by our Web servers. This “clickstream” data also may be combined with other information about our users, including personal information.
If you decide to use online payment services for the purchase of items, we may collect some additional information, such as a billing address, a credit/ debit card number and a credit/ debit card expiration date and/ or other payment instrument details and tracking information from cheques or money orders.
How we use your information:
When you use our Site, we collect and store your personal information from you. Our primary goal in doing so is for the purposes of provisioning our services.
Personal information: We will use your personal information for various purposes, including, for example, to respond to your requests, process your orders or transactions, and to provide you with our product and service offerings. We may also use your personal information to maintain our internal record keeping. We may report information about your account to credit bureaus. Late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report. We may match information collected from you through different means or at different times, including both personal information and web usage information, and use such information along with information obtained from other sources, including third parties. We may analyze user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Website and e-mails, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate.
In addition, we may send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, mailings, and the like), and otherwise correspond with you, about products, services, companies and events, sponsored by us and others, that we think might interest you. If you want to stop receiving promotional email messages from us, follow the directions to opt-out in the section below.
Web Usage Information: We use web usage information of and about our users for various purposes. For example, cookies may enable us to relate your use of the Website to other information about you, including your personal information. Additionally, we use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our servers, to analyze this information to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of the Site, to better tailor the Site to our users’ needs, and to otherwise operate and administer the Site. Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider. We may also link this web usage information with personal information.
Cookies and other tracking technologies:
We may automatically track certain information about you based upon your activities on our site. We use this information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve our users. This information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our site or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address.
How we may share your information with third parties:
We share users’ information collected via this Website with the following types of entities and in the following ways:
Service Providers: We may provide users’ information to our third-party representatives and service providers such as server hosts, data management companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies, payment processing companies, fulfillment companies and payment processors (collectively, “Service Providers”) in order to facilitate the operation of the Site and its various services and features. These service providers may be provided or granted access to users’ personal information and web usage information in order to perform these services on our behalf. Information will only be disclosed to these service providers on a need-to-know basis, and they will only be permitted to use such information for the purpose of providing the particular services provided by such entities in connection with our Site.
Co-sponsors or Promotional purpose: We may also use your information to deliver information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to your interests, such as new services and promotions. From time to time on the Website, we may make available certain contests, sweepstakes and other offerings that are co-sponsored by or provided in collaboration with another company. In those situations, the information we obtain from you in connection with such contest, sweepstake or offering may be shared with our co-sponsor, unless you instruct us not.
Legal Disclosures: We may disclose user information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion, or otherwise as required or permitted by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas. We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the Website, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
Web Site Usage and other Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We may disclose Website usage information and other non-personally identifiable information regarding our users and user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Website and e-mails to third parties, including, for example, aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.
Corporate Change of Control: : In the event we, or a significant portion of our assets, are acquired by or transferred to one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, personal information and other types of user information may be amongst the transferred assets.
Your rights to opt in/opt out:
You may have the right to “opt in” and/or “opt out” our promotional e-mails by clicking on an opt-out or “unsubscribe” link within the promotional e-mail you receive. Please understand that if you opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us.
We are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities. We do not knowingly target or collect information from children to sell or promote our products or services to them. If you believe a child under the age of eighteen has sent personal contact information to us, please contact us immediately at the address listed herein and we will use reasonable efforts to promptly remove that information from our databases.
Links to other websites:
While we will endeavor to protect the security and integrity of any sensitive personal information that may be provided by our users to this Website, complete security is not always possible. Due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from unauthorized access or use.
It is important to remember that you too play a role in the security of your information. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password, and because your password may permit access to your personal information, please keep your password secret and do not disclose it to others. We have the right to assume that anyone accessing the Website using your account and password has the right to do so. You will be solely responsible for the activities of anyone accessing the Website using your account and password, even if the individual is not, in fact authorized by you. Please notify us immediately if you learn of any unauthorized use of your account or password, or any other breach of security.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of any user’s personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify such user of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail.
Accessing and changing information:
You may access and update the personal information you have provided to us via the Site by visiting the “Your Account” area of your account on this Site.
Last Updated: June 2013