“Cookies” means small files sent to your browser from a web server and stored in your computer.
“Information of a Non-Personal Nature” means any non-confidential, non-proprietary information derived from your connection to this website, such as your Internet browser, domain name and referrer link.
“Personal Information” means personally-identifiable information including, without limitation, your name, street address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card information and food preferences.
Information of a Non-Personal Nature
As a general policy, with the exception of IP addresses, no Personal Information is automatically collected from visitors to the Aegis Brands website. Aegis Brands may gather and analyze IP addresses and certain Information of a Non-Personal Nature regarding website usage by visitors to the Aegis Brands website. Such data is used in an aggregate form to assist Aegis Brands in determining general usage patterns and to administer, diagnose problems with, and fine tune the layout of the Aegis Brands website. We may share non-personal, summary, or aggregate customer data with partners and other third parties at our discretion.
We may use third party web analytics services such as Google Analytics on our website. The service providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons to help us analyze how visitors use the website. The information collected through these means (including IP address) is disclosed to these service providers, who use the information to evaluate usage. You can learn about Google’s practices, and your options to opt-out of them by going to google.com/policies/privacy/partners.
Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
Certain Personal Information may be voluntarily and knowingly provided to us by visitors to the Aegis Brands website. When entering a contest, applying for employment or requesting franchise information, for example, we will ask you for your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, as well as certain other information.
Aegis Brands may use Personal Information to contact you, to process and store the Personal Information so that we are able to better understand you and how we can improve our products and services, for editorial feedback or other purposes, such as to enter you into a contest, respond to a future on-line order or respond by e-mail to an inquiry that you posed on-line.
We will not give, sell, rent, or loan any of your Personal Information to any third party (with the exception of third parties performing functions on our behalf who have an obligation to keep your information completely confidential or a third party who buys our business) unless you have authorized us to do so.
Aegis Brands reserves the right to access, use, and/or disclose Personal Information where required to comply with applicable laws or lawful government requests or, in Aegis Brands’s reasonable opinion, to operate the Aegis Brands website properly and securely, or to protect Aegis Brands or visitors to this website. We reserve the right to transfer any Personal Information we have about you in the event that we merge with or are acquired by a third party. We may also disclose your Personal Information to third parties if we have reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to: (i) conduct investigations of possible breaches of law; (ii) identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating an agreement they have with us; or (iii) to protect our rights, safety or property. Lastly, we may disclose your Personal Information for any other purpose to which you consent.
How we Protect Personal Information
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We protect your Personal Information by maintaining physical, organizational and technological safeguards (appropriate to the sensitivity of such Personal Information) and designed to protect against unauthorized use, disclosure or access. Personal Information may only be accessed by persons within our organization, or our third party service providers, who require such access to carry out the purposes indicated above.
We retain Personal Information that we collect only as long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or to meet any legal requirements. We have retention standards which meet these requirements. We destroy Personal Information when it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected.
Some or all of the Personal Information we collect may be stored or processed on servers located outside your jurisdiction of residence, including in the United States, whose data protection laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. As a result, this information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in those jurisdictions according to laws in those jurisdictions. Subject to applicable laws in such other jurisdictions, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that appropriate protections are in place to require the data processor in that country to maintain protections on the Personal Information that are equivalent to those that apply in Canada.
Access and Rectification
You have a right to request access to your Personal Information and to request a correction to it if you believe it is inaccurate. If you have submitted Personal Information to us and would like to have access to it, or if you would like to have it removed or corrected, please contact us using the contact information provided below. We will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request; however, in some cases we may not be able to allow you to access certain Personal Information in certain circumstances, for example if it contains Personal Information of other persons, or for legal reasons. In such cases, we will provide you with a reasonable explanation of why it is not possible to grant access to your Personal Information.
A Note to Parents
Aegis Brands is very sensitive to privacy issues and is committed to protecting the on-line privacy of children and helping make the Internet safe for our users. As a result, no Personal Information should be submitted to or posted on this site by children under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence without their parent’s or guardian’s permission. Except in the context of a teenager (ages 12 to 18) applying for employment with Aegis Brands, if a user younger than the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence wishes to send us Personal Information, he or she must first give us his or her parent’s or guardian’s e-mail address so that we can obtain their permission. No Personal Information (other than information collected in an employment or a potential employment situation) will knowingly be accepted from a child under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence before this permission is obtained. Be assured that Aegis Brands will not condition a child’s participation in any website activity on the child’s disclosure of more Personal Information than is reasonably necessary to participate in that activity.
If your child has already provided us with Personal Information, you may ask to see this information for the purpose of correcting it, or ask us to delete this information from our records entirely (see “Who to Contact” below.)
Who to Contact
see Personal Information that you have already sent us so that you can correct or update it
once your child under 18 has sent us Personal Information, see that Personal Information so that you can correct or update it once your child under 18 has sent us Personal Information, delete that Personal Information from our files
ask that we not send you mailings or otherwise contact you
Aegis Brands Inc.
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400