The term “personal information” does not apply to (a) business contact information or publicly available information, each as defined by applicable laws; or (b) de-identified or aggregated data, such as traffic patterns, search activity, and other information that cannot, alone or in combination with other information, be used to identify an individual (“De-identified Data”). We may collect, use, disclose and otherwise process business contact information, publicly available information and De-identified Data for any purpose permitted or required by applicable law.
2. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW
We collect personal information in the following circumstances:
Creating an account. You are not required to create an account to purchase our products. However, if you decide to create an account, you will provide us with certain information, such as your name, email address, username, password, company name and preferences (such as your wish list of products). If your account is created while placing an order, we will also request your shipping address and phone number.
Purchasing a product from our website. When you make a purchase, you are given the option of logging into an account or checking out as a guest. In either case, when you purchase a product, you will provide us with information, such as your name, email address, phone number, shipping address, order number and financial information, as described further below under “Making a payment”.
Making a payment. When you make a payment to Chubbies in connection with a product purchase, you need to provide personal information to us and/or to our third-party payment processor, Bolt Financial, Inc. Such personal information may include your name, address, phone number and payment information, including your credit card type, number, CVC and expiry date, as well as your billing details.
Communicating with us. We collect personal information you provide to us when you communicate with us via email, by calling our customer service department, or by using the Contact Us feature on our website, including your name, email address, phone number, order number, and any information contained in your message and any attachments to your message. We may also collect your email address and preferences when you sign up to receive our sales announcements, news, offers or other communications.
Sharing your opinion. We collect information you provide to us when you participate in one of our surveys or post a product review.
3. REASONS FOR COLLECTING, USING AND DISCLOSING PERSONAL INFORMATION
The purposes for which we use or disclose your personal information depend on the nature of your relationship with us, and may include the following:
Creating an account. We may use the information you provide to create and maintain your account; to allow you to check out faster; to record your order history; to permit you to track your orders; to maintain your wish list; to communicate with you with respect to your account; and to maintain the security of your account.
Purchasing a product from our website. We may use the information you provide to process your order, including to process payment for and arrange the shipment of any products you order; and to communicate with you with respect to your purchase. We may also update your account (if you create one) to track and maintain a record of your orders.
Making a payment. Our third-party vendors may use your financial information, name and address to process payment for your order. If you choose, you may also store your financial information in your account (if you create one) to facilitate faster checkout when you make a purchase from our website.
Communicating with us. We may use your information to investigate, respond to and resolve or address your question, complaint or inquiry; to contact you with respect to same; and to otherwise provide you with customer service or assistance. We may also use your email address to send you the sales announcements, news, offers and other communications that you sign-up and consent to receive.
Sharing your opinion. We may use the information you provide when you participate in one of our surveys or post a product review to monitor the popularity of, and develop and otherwise improve our Services.
Visiting our website. We use the information that we gather about those who visit our website to operate the website, including to monitor the functionality of the website; to analyze trends in website usage; to design and develop our website to make for a better customer experience; to assess demand or interest in particular Services; to tailor content to you based on your interests, purchases and preferences; to maintain the security of the website; and to troubleshoot technical difficulties and errors.
Other legal purposes. We may use your information as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law, including to notify you about changes to this Policy; to respond to a demand, request, order, warrant or subpoena that has been lawfully issued by a court or other government authority; to prevent, investigate or detect fraud; to investigate a contravention of law or contract; in the case of an emergency that threatens the life, health or security of an individual; or as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law.
4. NOTICE REGARDING GLOBAL-E
5. WHEN WE SHARE OR DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION
To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may share, disclose or make available your personal information as follows:
At your instruction. If you request us to make your information available to a third party, and such request furthers the purposes of our Services, we will do so.
Vendors and Service Providers. In certain cases, we use the services of third-party vendors and service providers to assist us in providing the Services. We may share your personal data with such vendors and service providers solely for that purpose, such as fulfilling orders, processing payments, sending communications, limiting communications, conducting surveys, security reasons, fraud screening, website personalization, auditing, or developing and improving our Services, including this website. These third parties are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information and are prohibited from retaining, sharing, storing or using this information for any other purposes.
Business transitions. If we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition, liquidation or sale of all or a portion of our assets, the information we have about you will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. We reserve the right to transfer that information in connection with such transactions without notice to you. We will, generally, not be required to obtain your consent for such a transfer.
Affiliates. We may share your information with our parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, or sister companies as part of our marketing or advertising strategy.
Legal & Compliance. There are circumstances where we may disclose or otherwise handle personal information without notice or consent, when required by applicable law or lawful authority. For example, from time to time, we may be compelled to release information in connection with statutory reporting obligations, search warrants, court orders, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings or other legal proceedings or processes. We may also disclose personal information to investigate a potential breach of law or contract; to prevent, investigate or detect fraud; to collect on a debt; or in certain emergency situations that threaten the life, health or security of an individual.
Consent. We may also share your personal information with your consent.
6. RISKS OF HARM AND OTHER CONSEQUENCES
We are committed to keeping your personal information secure and confidential. We have taken measures to protect your information from loss, unauthorized access or unauthorized disclosure, including performing routine security audits related to our network, contracting with reputable third-party vendors who have robust privacy procedures, and training our employees to protect our networks from unauthorized use.
However, no matter how hard we try, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot guarantee that personal information that is transmitted to us, particularly by electronic means, will be totally secure. It is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access such information.
You are responsible for safeguarding your account information, including your log-in credentials, at all times.
7. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We utilize cloud-based storage services and therefore us or our vendors may transfer or store your personal information outside of Canada, including to or in the United States. Personal information transferred or stored outside of Canada will be subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) where it is transferred or stored, and may be accessible to foreign courts, law enforcement and national security authorities in the jurisdiction(s) where it is transferred or stored.
You may contact us by e-mail at email@example.com to obtain written information about our policies and practices with respect to vendors and service providers outside of Canada, or to ask questions about the collection, use, disclosure or storage of personal information by such vendors and service providers outside of Canada.
8. QUEBEC PRIVACY NOTICE
Your personal information may be accessed by or disclosed to Chubbies employees who have a need to know such information. Such employees may include customer service agents, IT, and our third-party fulfillment company, and subject matter experts who are knowledgeable on matters related to your question or other communication with us.
We may store your personal information through our third-party vendors discussed above.
Withdrawal of Consent. If our processing of your personal information is based on your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal and actual restrictions. However, in some cases, this may result in your inability to receive partial or full access to the Services, and your withdrawal of consent does not apply retroactively. In addition, your withdrawal of consent does not prevent us from retaining and processing personal information if we are required to do so by applicable law.
Opt-out of Communications. If at any time you decide that you no longer want to receive our sales announcements, news, offers or other communications about our products and services, you can change the preferences you selected at the time of registering for your account. Our email messages will also provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of receiving further messages. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at the address listed below in order to opt-out of or unsubscribe from our communications.
Account Information. You can review and update some of your personal information by accessing your account.
Access Rights. You may request access to and review of your personal information that is in the possession of Chubbies. However, access may be declined where permitted or required by applicable law.
Correction Rights. You may request that we correct personal information that is in the possession of Chubbies, subject to legal and actual restrictions.
To exercise your access and/or correction rights, you may contact our privacy department by e-mail at email@example.com. Please ensure that your request provides sufficient information for us to verify that you are the person about whom the personal information pertains.
If a request for access or correction of personal information is declined, we will generally provide reasons for declining the request. We may also forward your request to access or correct your personal information to our third-party vendors and service providers for the purpose of considering and giving effect to your request.