Privacy Statement - We Respect Your Privacy

Privacy Policy

Introduction

Buy Online Direct values and respects the privacy of its customers, employees and suppliers.

This Privacy Statement informs you of Buy Online Direct privacy practices.

Contents of the Buy Online Direct Privacy Statement

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Scope of this Privacy Statement and Buy Online Direct Accountability

A. Scope

Buy Online Direct Privacy Statement governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. Buy Online Direct Privacy Statement does not apply to information that is not included in the definition of "personal information" in applicable privacy statutes.

Buy Online Direct is an organization with legal entities, business processes, management structures, and technical systems. This Privacy Statement applies to all personal information collected by its websites and domains, such as www.art-originals.buy-online-direct.net, unless a statement posted on any Buy Online Direct website states that a different privacy statement applies to a particular Buy Online Direct promotion, program or service.

B. Buy Online Direct Accountability

All employees and those working on behalf of Buy Online Direct are responsible for following this Privacy Statement. Buy Online Direct will not sell your information to others or require you to register as a user on www.art-originals.buy-online-direct.net.


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Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

A. Collection

Personal information is information that may identify you, such as your name, your home address, telephone number, date of birth, your personal e-mail address, credit and debit card information, and purchasing preferences, among other things. Buy Online Direct may collect personal information that you provide when you:

  • Purchase, order or exchange any of our products and services;
  • Request a copy of an invoice or electronic invoice;
  • Request a quote, product information or special order any of our products and services;
  • Request delivery, warranty or repair services;
  • Contact Buy Online Direct Customer Service or the Store Manager;
  • Visit our website at www.art-originals.buy-online-direct.net;
  • Enter into a contest or respond to one of our surveys;
  • Apply for employment; or
  • Provide us with comments or suggestions;

Buy Online Direct may also collect information from public sources and from third-parties where permitted by law.

Below you will find specific information about Buy Online Direct collection practices over the telephone andonline.

(1) Collection of Information over the Telephone

At the point-of-sale, you may be asked for your telephone number or postal code, if permitted by law. You may decline to provide this information. Buy Online Direct collects your telephone number for the following purposes: to aid in returning a product; to provide products, services and product information tailored to meet your needs; and to send samples, special offers, manufacturer's rebates and invitations to workshops and clinics. Buy Online Direct collects your postal code to understand what neighborhoods Buy Online Direct is serving and the purchasing interests of those neighborhoods. This allows Buy Online Direct to provide customers with a more personalized experience when visiting Buy Online Direct.

If you use a debit or credit card for any of your purchases, Buy Online Direct collects your payment card-related information necessary to complete each transaction. In addition, Buy Online Direct collects and retains information to comply with laws requiring Buy Online Direct to retain financial records of its activities. The provider of your debit or credit card may also require that Buy Online Direct retain this information in the event that you dispute an item or report your debit or credit card lost or stolen. Buy Online Direct also collects this information so that it can process a request to return an item or to provide a refund or exchange.

If you provide your personal information at a point-of sale, Buy Online Direct may retain a record of your purchases and other information such as product interests in order to perform customer analysis and to otherwise assist us in enhancing our customers' shopping experience.

If you return previously purchased merchandise or request a refund, you may be asked to give your name, address, and telephone number. Buy Online Direct collects this information for loss prevention purposes, including the detection and prevention of fraud and theft.

If you purchase or arrange for a delivery or an installation service, Buy Online Direct will collect personal information from you to aid in providing these services. This information may include your name, address, personal e-mail address, telephone number(s) and shipping or installation information. Buy Online Direct may also retain credit or debit card information in connection with any charges with respect to these services.

If you telephone Buy Online Direct to make an inquiry; request information on a product, services or a warranty; provide a compliment; make a complaint or for any other reason, Buy Online Direct may ask for personal information in order to assist you. For example, Buy Online Direct will collect your contact information so that it may respond to you. Buy Online Direct may also ask for information about the product or service that that you purchased or about which you have expressed an interest so that it can process your inquiry and provide you with an opportunity to learn about other products or services that may be of interest to you.

(2) Online Collection of Information

When you visit Buy Online Direct website at www.art-originals.buy-online-direct.net, Buy Online Direct provides you with the opportunity to become a registered user. Buy Online Direct may use third party companies to authenticate and validate the information you provide to Buy Online Direct. Your registration information is merged with information provided by the third parties for marketing purposes. The information you provide while visiting www.art-originals.buy-online-direct.net is also combined with marketing research and may be used to determine informational and shopping preferences.

Buy Online Direct may also collect information during your visit to a Buy Online Direct website through Automatic Data Collection Tools, which include cookies and other commonly used information-gathering tools. These tools collect certain standard information that your browser sends to its website such as your browser type and language, access times, and the address of the website that directed you to the Buy Online Direct website. They may also collect information about your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, mac address, clickstream behavior (i.e. the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with Buy Online Direct websites) and product information. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web, allowing Web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers use IP addresses to communicate on the Internet and to allow users to browse and shop. Buy Online Direct aggregates the data it collects about you with data on the pages visited by other users to track overall visitor traffic patterns. This information does not identify you personally and is used to make www.art-originals.buy-online-direct.net more responsive to the needs and preferences of users.

Buy Online Direct also collects information from commercially available credible sources to whom you have given consent to share your personal information or who provide anonymous demographic information associated with a geographic area. The information Buy Online Direct collects from its commercial sources may be used along with the information Buy Online Direct collects from you when you visit a Buy Online Direct website. For example, Buy Online Direct may compare the geographic information acquired from commercial sources with the IP address collected by Automatic Data Collection Tools to derive your general geographic area in order to provide you with information or promotions relevant to your geographic area.

If you choose to purchase products online from www.art-originals.buy-online-direct.net, you will need to provide the following information so that we can fulfill your order:

  • First and Last Name
  • Contact Phone Number(s)
  • Shipping Address
  • Email Address
  • Credit or Debit Card Account Information

We use this information for the purpose of fulfilling your order. Your order information will also be used to track and analyze shopping trends. This analysis allows Buy Online Direct to provide the highest quality products and services possible.

We do NOT sell to third parties under any circumstances the personal information you provide to complete your order. We request a phone number in case one of our Customer Care representatives would need to reach you, such as in order to arrange a delivery.

We request your email address because we send a single email message acknowledging receipt of your order. This message contains a list of the items you purchased, a reference number, delivery method and the total amount of items requested, but it does NOT contain your credit card number.

B. Other Uses of Personal Information

In addition to the specific purposes described above, Buy Online Direct may use personal information to:

  • Identify customers and to establish and maintain a relationship with them;
  • Provide customers with ongoing service, including to process orders, to complete deliveries and to better assist customers when they visit or call us;
  • Improve our product and service offerings;
  • Provide Buy Online Direct customers with information about other "Buy Online Direct products" and services that may be of interest to them;
  • Protect against error and fraud; or
  • Comply with contractual, legal and audit requirements.

Certain uses of your personal information by Buy Online Direct may be performed by Buy Online Direct affiliates, service providers, agents and third parties as described below.

(1) Service Providers, Agents and Third Party Uses

Buy Online Direct retains service providers, agents and suppliers to deliver products, services and customer solutions. These parties also assist Buy Online Direct with marketing and communication initiatives. Buy Online Direct service providers, agents and suppliers provide Buy Online Direct and its customers with the following offerings: credit card processing, customer support and live-help, e-mail service, automated data processors, marketing efforts and shipping of products and information. Buy Online Direct policies require that service providers, agents and suppliers be required by contract to keep confidential the information received on behalf of Buy Online Direct and not use or disclose it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Buy Online Direct.

(2) Foreign Affiliates, Service Providers, Agents and Third Parties

Buy Online Direct may process and store your personal information at a Buy Online Direct facility or a facility of an affiliate of Buy Online Direct. In addition, some of Buy Online Direct service providers, agents and suppliers are located outside of Canada. While your personal information will be subject to the laws of those jurisdictions, Buy Online Direct policies require that information processed or stored outside of Canada or used by service providers, agents and suppliers outside of Canada are always subject to protections comparable to those required under the applicable laws of Canada and will not be disclosed to third parties except with consent or as set out in this Privacy Statement.

C. Disclosure of Personal Information

Buy Online Direct will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to third parties.

Except as described in this Privacy Statement, Buy Online Direct will not disclose the personal information you provide to Buy Online Direct to non-Buy Online Direct affiliates, partners or third parties without your permission, unless to: (i) respond to duly authorized information requests of law enforcement and governmental authorities; (ii) comply with any law, regulation, subpoena or court order; (iii) help prevent fraud or to enforce or protect the rights and properties of Buy Online Direct or its subsidiaries; (iv) protect the personal safety of Buy Online Direct employees, customers or third parties; (v) assist in collecting any debt owed by you; or (vi) other such disclosures that are authorized, permitted or required under applicable law.

In the event that all or part of Buy Online Direct assets are sold or financed or if Buy Online Direct were to merge with another company, personal information in possession of Buy Online Direct could be disclosed to the lender, buyer or merging partner, provided such personal information were to be used in strict compliance with the Buy Online Direct Global Privacy Policy and this Privacy Statement.


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Children's Privacy

Buy Online Direct does not knowingly collect information from persons under the age of 18 over the internet. Buy Online Direct does not target its websites to children under 13. Buy Online Direct encourages parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. If Buy Online Direct determines that personal information has been provided by a person under the age of 18 in violation of this Privacy Statement, Buy Online Direct will delete that information as soon as practical. If you become aware that such information has been provided by a person under the age of 18, please so the information can be deleted.


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Retention and Security

Buy Online Direct retains personal information for as long as it is necessary to process related transactions, maintain appropriate financial and audit records, protect Buy Online Direct legitimate business interests and for as long as may be required by applicable laws.

All personal information collected by Buy Online Direct is protected by security measures appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. All personal information stored in electronic form, including all information collected through the www.art-originals.buy-online-direct.net website, is kept in confidential and secure data banks. Buy Online Direct evaluates its security procedures regularly and modifies them as necessary.

To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to assist in the appropriate use of the information, Buy Online Direct utilizes physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard the information it collects.

When collecting or transferring information such as your name, address or credit card information, Buy Online Direct uses a variety of technologies and procedures designed to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Please do not transmit personal information (such as credit card numbers) using your personal e-mail account. Common e-mail providers typically do not automatically encrypt outgoing messages. If you receive an e-mail or telemarketing call from someone claiming to represent Buy Online Direct and asking for your personal information, DO NOT RESPOND. If Buy Online Direct needs information from you on-line, Buy Online Direct will provide you with a secure online form. If Buy Online Direct needs information from you verbally, Buy Online Direct will request the information only when you initiate the call to Buy Online Direct or if you are speaking with a Buy Online Direct employee in-person.


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Online Privacy at www.art-originals.buy-online-direct.net

Buy Online Direct policies require agreements with service providers that prohibit them from using your information for any purpose other than how Buy Online Direct instructs them. Therefore, you should not receive unsolicited e-mails from other companies. Please notify Buy Online Direct at the address below if you believe this has occurred.

You may also unsubscribe from Buy Online Direct e-mail list by clicking on the unsubscribe link or by contacting Buy Online Direct Privacy Officer at the following address:

Buy Online Direct
Attn: Buy Online Direct Privacy
Unit 2A, 3411 10th Street SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 3E5

In addition to the information you provide, Buy Online Direct may also collect information during your visit to a Buy Online Direct website through Automatic Data Collection Tools. Please refer to the paragraph above entitled Online Collection of Information for details.


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Links to Non-Buy Online Direct Websites

The www.art-originals.buy-online-direct.net website may provide links to third-party websites for your convenience and information. If you access those links, you will leave the Buy Online Direct website. Buy Online Direct does not control those sites or their privacy practices, which may differ from Buy Online Direct practices. Buy Online Direct does not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites. The personal data you choose to provide to or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by the Buy Online Direct Privacy Statement. Buy Online Direct encourages you to review the privacy policy of any company before submitting your personal information to that company.


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Your Choices

A. How Buy Online Direct Obtains Your Consent

You provide your express consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement when you voluntarily provide the requested information. You provide your implied consent to the use of Automatic Data Collection Tools by your continued use of the Buy Online Direct website. In some instances, the law permits Buy Online Direct to collect, use and disclose personal information obtained from public sources without your consent. If Buy Online Direct obtains information from third parties other than such public sources, Buy Online Direct requires those third parties to confirm that they have your consent to disclose your personal information for use by Buy Online Direct.

B. Withdrawal of Consent

You have the right to withdraw your consent to the further collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. If you request Buy Online Direct to do so, Buy Online Direct will take steps to destroy or delete active personal information that you have provided to us. Residual personal information may remain in archived records or other historical records. In addition, Buy Online Direct is not permitted to destroy business or accounting records of transactions that it is required to keep to: comply with statutory or other legal obligations, assert its legal rights or comply with its obligations to the provider of the debit or credit card you used. However, Buy Online Direct will not use your personal information for other commercial purposes once you withdraw your consent.

In some circumstances, the withdrawal of consent to certain uses or disclosures of personal information may mean that Buy Online Direct is no longer able to provide certain products or services to you or Buy Online Direct may be unable to perform certain transactions for you.

(1) Collection of Information over the Telephone

You may withdraw your consent to the continued collection of your personal information by declining to provide Buy Online Direct with your telephone number or postal code and by not requesting any additional services such as installation or delivery. You may also request that we discontinue using personal information collected from you during previous transactions for purposes other than keeping a record of the transaction for accounting and audit purposes and to comply with Buy Online Direct obligations to your debit or credit card provider. You may make a written request to:

Buy Online Direct
Attn: Buy Online Direct Privacy
Unit 2A, 3411 10th Street SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 3E5

When submitting a withdrawal of consent, you will be asked to provide suitable identification or to otherwise identify yourself.

(2) Online Collection of Personal Information

You may withdraw your consent to the use of Automatic Data Collection Tools by managing your privacy settings on your computer, your web browser and any privacy or security software that you operate on your computer. For more information please see the instructions that accompany your computer, web browser and privacy or security software.

You may also withdraw your consent to the continued use of your personal information collected during your online application for employment by deleting all information in your profile. You may also submit a request to Buy Online Direct to delete your online application account. Buy Online Direct may be required by law to retain information about jobs you applied for in order to comply with relevant employment and human rights legislation.

If you provide personal information to a third-party, please follow the procedures listed in their Privacy Policies.

If you have any questions about the withdrawal of consent to online collection of personal information, you may submit a written request to Buy Online Direct at:

Buy Online Direct
Attn: Buy Online Direct Privacy
Unit 2A, 3411 10th Street SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 3E5

When submitting a request, you will be asked to provide suitable identification or to otherwise identify yourself.

C. Individual Access to and Correction of Personal Information

If you choose to become a registered user and would like to view, change, update or delete any of your registration information, log in and click Your Account at the top of the screen. You will be taken to a page where you can access your information so that you can edit it.

Buy Online Direct strives to keep accurate information by using technology and management processes and policies. Buy Online Direct provides individuals with reasonable access to the personal information they provided to Buy Online Direct as well as the ability to correct the information, if necessary.

To protect your privacy and security, Buy Online Direct will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, before releasing any information to the requesting party and before any corrections will be made. Buy Online Direct reserves the right to request appropriate proof of the requested corrections.


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Changes to This Statement

If Buy Online Direct changes this privacy statement, Buy Online Direct will post the revised statement in its entirety on www.art-originals.buy-online-direct.net with an updated revision date. If Buy Online Direct makes significant changes, Buy Online Direct may also notify you by other means such as sending an e-mail or posting a notice on the home page or in the Buy Online Direct stores.


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Contacting Us

Buy Online Direct values your opinions. If you have a privacy inquiry, compliment or complaint, you may contact us at:

Buy Online Direct
Attn: Buy Online Direct Privacy or Public Relations
Unit 2A, 3411 10th Street SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 3E5

* When you visit Buy Online Direct websites, such as www.art-originals.buy-online-direct.net, send e-mail to Buy Online Direct, receive e-mail from Buy Online Direct or access Buy Online Direct online advertising, Buy Online Direct may receive and store certain automatic data to allow its websites to work correctly. This allows Buy Online Direct to evaluate the use of our website and electronic communications and to support the personalization of its communications with you. Buy Online Direct does this through automatic collection tools. The following is a brief description of the automatic data collection tools:

  • Cookies
    Buy Online Direct uses "cookies" to recognize you as you use its site. A "cookie" is a small data file transferred by a website to your computer's hard drive. Buy Online Direct or its service providers send cookies when you surf its site or sites where its ads appear, make purchases, request or personalize information or register for certain services. Accepting the cookies used on Buy Online Direct site or sites where our ads appear may give Buy Online Direct access to information about your browsing behavior, which Buy Online Direct may use to personalize your experience. Buy Online Direct uses "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies.
  • Session cookies do not stay on your computer after you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you delete them or they expire.
    You can choose to browse Buy Online Direct website without accepting cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn off cookies, there may be some features of our site that will not be available to you and some Web pages may not display properly.
    If you are concerned about information contained in your cookie, you may delete the file(s) at the end of each browser session. View your browser's help file for more information on cookies. You can find information on popular web-browsers and how to adjust cookie preferences for your specific browser. Please see the following links for more information:
    http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/psm/help_21/using_priv_help.html
  • Information gathering tools
    Buy Online Direct may use tools to collect information about your experience on some Buy Online Direct websites. These tools do not involve the use of cookies, but record your interaction with a Buy Online Direct website as captured by a Buy Online Direct server.