Star Bédard (“we”, “us”, “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information you provide to us. Please take a moment to read the details of our privacy statement which outlines the type of information collected on our website, or when you submit it to us and how we use and protect it.
NON-PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION
Non-personal information is information concerning the manner in which you access our websites. This information includes the type of browser you use, your computer’s operating system, the name of your Internet Service Provider as well as the pages you visit and links you click. Non-personal information is automatically collected when you access our websites.
Non-personal information is also used to diagnose problems with our servers, gather broad demographic information and to administer our website. Such information does not allow us to personally identify you.
You can configure your web browser to either refuse accepting any cookies, or to prompt you before a cookie is placed on your computer. Refusal of cookies may, in some cases, prevent you from visiting certain sections of the site or from receiving personalized information when visiting the site.
We also collect site measurement statistics for our sites in an effort to continuously enhance your browsing experience. We may use Internet tags, navigational data, log file data, redirect tags and/or web beacons to enhance your Internet experience.
This information is collected anonymously and used in the aggregate to help us provide you with the best browsing experience possible. In addition, we continuously strive to improve the way in which we promote our sites, and as such may measure the effectiveness of our promotional efforts by tracking what you clicked on to arrive at our sites.
Purpose and Consent
We will not collect, use or disclose personal information without your express consent, which may be given by you in writing, verbally or electronically. Please do not provide us with your personal information if you prefer that we do not collect, use or disclose your personal information.
Furthermore, if you do not consent to any of these terms, please do not submit any personal information to us. The submission of your personal information or update constitutes your consent to the use of your personal information for these purposes. The purpose for which your information is collected will be identified and your information will be used only for the purpose for which it is collected unless we further obtain your consent.
If you choose not to provide us with any such information, it might prevent you from participating in various promotional offers or receiving product updates and we may not be able to provide you with the product, service or information you requested.
Collection of Personal Information
Your personal information is unknown to us unless you voluntarily submit it. When you register with us, for example to enter our contests, join our mailing lists or become our privileged customer, you may be asked for personal information such as, but not restricted to, your contact information (name, telephone numbers, e-mail address, mailing address), date of birth, which brands and products you use, security information (user name and password).
You may also be asked additional marketing-related questions by completing questionnaires, surveys and profile data to help us better understand your needs and those of potential customers. You may also be requested to give your delivery and billing address, credit card number and expiration date when you place an order.
Collection of Information from Children
You must be thirteen (13) years of age or older to register with us. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen. However, if children under the age of thirteen provide us with personal information, upon written request by a parent or legal guardian, we will delete this information from our files.
Use of Personal Information
We use your personal information to open, maintain, administer and service your user’s account. The personal information you provide to us will be used only by authorized personnel for our record keeping in order to better know and understand you, respond to your needs and expectations and to contact you for various promotional purposes, such as sample offers, new product updates as well as sending you other promotional and product information.
We may also use your personal information for specific purposes, such as: product sample requests, returning a product, receiving newsletters or surveys, or notifying you that you have won a contest.
If you provided us with your e-mail address, we may direct e-mail to you for specific purposes, such as receiving a welcoming e-mail to confirm registration or our e-mail newsletters. This information is also requested to verify your identity and maintain security. Furthermore, when you call our Customer Care Center or contact our Brand Specialists with questions, inquiries or comments, your personal information is essential for us to respond to your comments or requests and make the appropriate follow-up. When you place an order with us, we collect your information to administer billing and accounting services and security measures in relation to your business with us.
Disclosure of Personal Information
You agree that we may disclose your personal information with our contractors in connection with specific services to be carried out for us, such as the maintenance and operations of our websites and databases or other reasons related to operation of our business, like sending you information or products you sign up for.
We may also share your personal information with credit reporting agencies in order to collect any unpaid amounts you owe us. In addition, the personal information we collect during a promotion or contest can be shared with our sponsor(s) or co-sponsor(s). If you prefer not to share your personal information, you can choose not to participate in promotions and contests. Finally, you recognize that we may buy or sell corporate assets and that your personal information may be one of the transferred business assets in such transaction.
Limiting Collection, Use or Disclosure of Personal Information
We limit our collection of personal information to what is reasonable under the circumstances. Your data will only be used and disclosed for the purposes identified to you.
Retention of Personal Information
We keep your personal information as long as it is needed in order to fulfill the purposes to which you consented to and always for a reasonable period of time. We will make sure that your information is updated regularly, in order to maintain its accuracy and completeness.
Should we keep a file concerning you, we take all security and safety measures and reasonable precautions as are appropriate to ensure the confidentiality of your file and protect your personal information both online and offline.
Openness and Access
We will respond to your request within a reasonable time. If we cannot positively answer your request, we shall provide you with an explanation as to why your request was not granted.