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WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
This is information you may have given us about specifically who you are, such as:
- name, mailing address, email address, user name, password
- your interests and preferences
- transactional information
Personal Information is collected by us when you choose to provide it to us when registering for Retail Elements, Inc., such as when you choose to purchase, enter a promotion/contest or choose to receive a newsletter. We may also receive Personal Information from our business partners and other third parties, provided that such third parties confirm to us that you have permitted them to share such information.
Business contact information such as the name, title, business address, email address or telephone number of a business or professional person or an employee of an organization is not considered Personal Information.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your Personal Information may be used by us for the following purposes:
i. If you are a customer or member of our web site, we need your personal information to provide you with the services and information you have requested from us. We may from time to time use your Personal Information to contact you about changes, enhancements or similar notices related to the services;
ii. We will not sell, rent or lease its customer/member lists to third party but we may contact you by email on behalf of external business partners with offers that may be of interest to you, carefully screened to ensure the company is reputable and their materials appropriate and not misleading. All our email communications of this manner will identify us as the sender and include an “unsubscribe” option from receiving these types of offers;
iii. If you enter a contest or other promotion offered on the website, we may, under the rules of the promotion, use your name and certain other information to administer the promotion, such as contacting, announcing and promoting the winners of the promotion;
iv. Your credit card number for pre-authorized payments is used only for processing payments and for presenting you with payment options, not for marketing purposes.
v. and we may also use Personal Information if it has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful when investigating a contravention of a federal, provincial or foreign law or in order to protect or defend a legal interest.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We make every reasonable effort to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information under our control. Our security policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary.
Only authorized individuals and suppliers have access to customer information. Where information is sent to a third party for processing, we make sure, through our contracts with them, that all customer information is kept secure. We keep your information for the time we are providing you with a product or service and for a reasonable time thereafter in the event that you wish to resume service.
We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Credit card information is processed using industry-standard encryption and security. We do not collect personal information from bulletin boards or forums. However, we cannot guarantee that personal information voluntarily disclosed on message boards and discussion groups will not be collected and used by others, which may result in unsolicited messages to you from other parties.
Non-Personal Information is collected or derived by us in the course of operating the website. For example, our web servers may automatically collect non-personal information which is provided through your browser or stored on a cookie.
Our site contains links to Internet sites managed by third parties. These links are only suggested for your convenience. Activating these links may cause you to leave our site. Please note that we do not have any control over third party Internet sites and the fact that such sites have links to us does not incur our liability in any way whatsoever. Consequently, any personal information you provide on third party sites will necessarily be subject to these other sites’ policies and procedures. We cannot be held liable at any time for any abuses, which may result. We recommend that you read carefully the policies and procedures related to personal information on these other sites.
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