Personal Information is identifiable information about you as an individual. We collect, use and disclose Personal Information such as your name, your personal preferences, your home address, as part of conducting transactions with you and when you visit our website. We may also collect your phone number, driver’s license number, and information you give us about other people. Contact information is your name associated with your business address, business email, business telephone, business fax, and other business contact information and is not considered Personal Information.
How We Collect Your Personal Information
We collect Personal Information from you in various ways including through this website, face to face communications in our stores, email communications, telephone conversations, any social media interactions, and information you choose to provide us in the stores or on the website in connection with purchasing our products. We may also collect Personal Information about you from third party service providers such as payment card providers and other financial institutions.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use the Personal Information we have collected from you for various purposes related to our business including:
- fulfilling and processing payments for orders and requests for products, services or information;
- to communicate with you about your order, including returns and processing issues;
- to understand your preferences;
- for marketing and advertising products and services;
- to establish and manage an account with us;
- to communicate with you about special events, promotions;
- for any other reasonable purpose related to managing our business.
How We Disclose Your Personal Information
We need to disclose your Personal Information to third parties for reasonable purposes related to the operation of our business. For example, we share Personal Information with third parties who perform services such as delivering orders and processing payments. If we use third party service providers, we will enter into contractual arrangements with them to ensure that they protect your Personal Information and use it only for the purpose of fulfilling their contract with us.
There are certain occasions where we are required to disclose Personal Information, such as in response to a law, statute, or regulation, court order, summons or subpoena, or otherwise where it is necessary to comply with the law. We also may disclose Personal Information for the purposes of conducting investigations, such as if we suspect fraud or otherwise to protect our property or the safety of our customers or employees.
In the event of a corporate sale, merger or acquisition or other event, we also may disclose your Personal Information, as permitted by law.
How We Secure Your Personal Information
We take steps, whether you are shopping online or in our stores, to use reasonable security measures to ensure that your Personal Information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification, or disclosure. We use best information practices such as Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) to encrypt card transactions, firewalls, roles-based access and use of authentication. However, regardless of all of these best practices, we cannot guarantee that internet communications are always secure.
You have the right to withdraw your consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Information at any time except in the circumstances where withdrawal of consent would frustrate the performance of one of our legal obligations. If you choose not to receive information from us, you may inform us of your opt-out request by selecting the opt-out or unsubscribe feature in our communications or by contacting us directly.
Accessing Your Personal Information
You have the right to know what Personal Information we have collected about you and to ask us to verify Personal Information if you think it is incorrect. We will respond to your access request in compliance with our legal obligations.
Retention of Personal Information
We retain your Personal Information as long as necessary to fulfill the identified purpose or for the amount of time which is required or permitted by law.
This Policy will be governed by the laws of British Columbia and the laws of Canada.