If you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this Policy, you will be able access and use our Services. You can withdraw your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information at any time. However, if you choose to withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you with the full range of services available through our website.
What is Personal Information?
Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. This includes information such as your name, email address, and other contact details. For example, when you sign up to receive our newsletter, we collect personal information such as your email address to send you special offers.
Why We Collect Your Personal Information
We collect only the personal information that is necessary for you to use our Services. We collect your personal information in order to:
- Respond to requests and queries you submit to us;
- Communicate our email newsletter to you, if you opt-in to receive these communications, and communicate with you if you enter our voluntary contests;
- Understand your preferences and tailor offers and services to you based on these preferences; and
- Conduct analyses and evaluations to understand consumer trends and usage related to our products in order to improve our websites, services and marketing communications.
By consenting to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information through your use of our Services, you will allow us to fulfill the purposes for which we collect your personal information, as described above.
How We Collect Your Personal Information
We collect information from you in a variety of ways when you use our Services. Where possible, we collect personal information directly from you, such as when you make contact us.
Like many other websites, we also use passive tracking technologies and third-party analytics tools to collect information from you. These tools may automatically monitor and track information relating to your activities on our website, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service provider, the date and time you access the website, the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the website, the operating system you are using, whether you are accessing our website with a mobile device, the pages of the website you visit, the images viewed, and the content you download from our website. We currently use tracking services offered by Google Analytics and the information that is collected from these services are aggregated and cannot be used to identify you.
You can engage with us through a third-party social media platform linked to our website, or by engaging in our social media contests. We may collect your information from your use of these platforms that interact with our Services. For example, if you tag us at “@glucksteinhome” on Instagram, we and other users of Instagram may be able to view your profile. Your use of third party platforms remains subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policies of such platforms.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information
There are certain situations where we will disclose your personal information such as:
- When we are required or authorized by law to do so (e.g., if a court issues a subpoena);
- When you have consented to the disclosure;
- When the services we are providing to you require us to give your information to a third-party service provider (for more information please see “Disclosure to Service Providers” below);
- When it is necessary to establish or collect amounts owed to us.
We do not sell or rent your information to any third-party marketing companies. Any information that we do provide to any third-party will only be provided if it is aggregated or de-identified so the information disclosed cannot identify you. For example, our website contains a “Shop Online” links that allows you to view our products for sale at Hudson’s Bay Company (“HBC”) or The Home Depot Canada (“THD). We may disclose to HBC or THD our statistics on how many users click the “Shop Online” button that redirects a user to HBC’s or THD’s online store.
Disclosure to Service Providers
As mentioned above, our website is hosted and provided by Automattic. We share your personal information with service providers such as Automattic in order to provide our Services to you. Our service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose your information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. If you do not wish us to provide your personal information to those service providers, we may be unable to provide you with the Services your request or adequately respond to your query.
Occasionally, we may use service providers outside of Canada to process and/or store personal information for us. Please note that personal information in the custody of these service providers may be subject to access by the law enforcement authorities of those jurisdictions in which the service providers are located. Our Privacy Officer, whose contact information is provided below, can provide further information about our policies and practices regarding service providers located outside of Canada and further information about how these service providers, collect, use, disclose or store personal information on our behalf.
Disclosure in the Event of a Business Change
In the event our business undergoes a fundamental change such as, for example, a sale or financing, merger, transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets (“Business Change”), we may disclose your personal information to the counterparties to the transaction and their professional advisors as necessary for them to conduct due diligence and to complete the transaction, provided that the counterparties and their professional advisors are required to maintain the personal information as confidential and provided that any successor to our business may only use and disclose your personal information for those purposes for which you have provided consent to us. Following such Business Change, you may contact the entity to which we disclosed your personal information with an inquiry concerning the processing of that information.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
We take all reasonable physical, technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information we hold about you safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. However, we cannot take responsibility for theft, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, loss, alteration or destruction of data by a third party (such as a hacker). Among the measures we take to protect your information are:
- Premises security;
- Restricted file access;
- Technological safeguards such as firewalls; and
- Internal password and security policies.
Accessing, Updating and Correcting Your Personal Information
You have a right to review any of the information that we hold about you and learn about how we have used it or to whom we have disclosed it by contacting us. Subject to any exceptions prescribed by law, you can access and correct your personal information and challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information we have about you. We may deny access when required or authorized by law. For example, we may deny access when granting access would have an unreasonable impact on other people’s privacy or when necessary to protect our confidential commercial information and the requested information cannot be severed from the balance of the record in which it is contained. If we deny your request for access to, or refuse a request to correct information, we shall explain why.
Retention of Information
We keep your information as long as reasonably required to complete our dealings with you, or as required by law, whichever is longer. You can also request that we remove your information from our records by contacting our Privacy Officer at the contact information below. Subject to our requirements for continued retention of your information (i.e., auditing purposes) or to fulfill our legal obligations, we will make every reasonable effort to honour your request.
Links to Other Websites
Like many other websites, this GlucksteinHome website contains links to other third party websites, which are not governed by this Policy. These links are provided for your convenience only, such as the link taking you to HBC’s online store that retails our products. Please be aware that these third party websites are governed by separate privacy policies. GlucksteinHome and its affiliates are not responsible for the privacy practices of other third party websites. We encourage you to be aware when you click these links and leave our site. Your use of these third party links is at your own risk.
We Don’t Collect Personal Information from Minors
Our website is not intended to solicit information of any kind from individuals under the majority in their jurisdiction of residence (“Minors”) without the required consent from their parents/guardians. If we become aware of any information we possess that may belong to a Minor, we will immediately obtain parental consent to delete this information from our servers. If you are a parent/guardian and you suspect that your child may have submitted personal information to us, please contact us at [email protected].
Updates to This Policy
We reserve the right to update, change or modify this Policy from time-to-time. We may add, change, or remove portions of this Policy when we feel it is appropriate to do so. Whenever we update this Policy we will post the updated version on our website to this webpage. Your continued use of our Services following a change to this Policy means that you provide your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set out in the updated Policy. Please check back periodically for updates.
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about this Policy please contact our Privacy Officer through our Contact page or by emailing us at [email protected]. We will respond to your request or investigate your concern as quickly as we can.
**If you choose to communicate with us via email, please be aware that email is not a 100% secure medium for sending any personal or confidential information to us.**