Privacy

1 December 2011

Our Privacy Commitment

At The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery Kitshop (The RCA Kitshop) we know how important it is to protect your personal information. We want to make every customer experience safe and secure. In keeping with that goal, we have developed this Privacy Policy to outline our guidelines for the collection and use of personal information by The RCA Kitshop.

What Information does The RCA Kitshop Collect and How is it Used?

At The RCA Kitshop, we collect two types of information: personal information and non-personal information.

With your consent we may use your personal information for a number of different purposes, for example to:

– Fulfill requests for products, services or information;

– Provide customer services;

– Administer contests or promotions;

– Offer new products and services;

– Measure and improve the effectiveness of our Web Sites or our marketing endeavors; and

– Tailor our online or in-store offerings to your preferences.

We may also collect and summarize customer information in a format that no longer identifies the individual for statistical purposes.

Personal information typically includes your name, address, phone number, and email address. You can always choose not to provide us with any of your personal information. However, if you make this choice we may not be able to provide you with the product, service, or information that you requested.

Your Implied Consent

In some cases, your consent is implied if we ask you to provide personal information with a stated purpose. For example, we can only deliver the product you have purchased if you provide us with your address and phone number.

Your Express Consent

In other cases, we will ask you to give your express consent to use your personal information to advise you of products or services that may be of interest. You always have the opportunity to “opt out” of having your information used for this purpose.

Withdrawing Your Consent

If you have “opted in” or subscribed to one of our newsletters or mailing lists, we will always provide you the opportunity to “opt out” or unsubscribe. For example, each email we send you will tell you how to decline further e-mail.

Information The RCA Kitshop Collects from You

Listed here are some examples of the ways that we collect information about you and how we use it.

Online Purchases

When you purchase a RCA Kitshop product or service, you may need to provide us with contact and payment information (such as credit card information) so that we can process your request.

While using our Website you may be asked to voluntarily provide certain personal information (such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, or credit card information). We use this information to complete your transaction and to apply for access to certain special features and functions of the Website. If you choose not to provide requested personal information, you will not be able to use certain features of the Website and you will not be able to engage in transactions through the Website.

With any of the products and services on our Website, we may also use your personal information to contact and correspond with you and to respond to your inquiries. With your consent, we may send to you, from time to time, email or other communications regarding goods or services we believe will interest you.

Like many other Websites, we automatically collect certain non-personal information regarding Website users that does not identify you. Examples include 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, the sections of the Website you visit, the Website pages read and images viewed, and the content you download from the Website.

This non-personal information is used for Website and system administration purposes and to improve the Website.

Cookies

The Website uses “cookies,” a technology that installs a small amount of information on a Website user’s computer to permit the Website to recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies enhance the convenience and use of the Website. For example, the information provided through cookies is used to recognize you as a previous user of the Website (so you do not have to enter your billing information every time), to offer personalized Webpage content and information for your use, to track your activity at the Website, to respond to your needs, and to otherwise facilitate your Website experience. You may choose to decline cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may affect your use of the Website and your ability to access certain features of the Website or engage in transactions through the Website.

Tracking Information

We may use non-personal information to compile tracking information reports regarding Website user demographics, Website traffic patterns, and Website purchases, and then provide those reports to advertisers and others. None of the tracking information in the reports can be connected to the identities or other personal information of individual users.

Our Website may contain links to other Websites or Internet resources. When you click on one of those links you are contacting another Website or Internet resource. The RCA Kitshop has no responsibility or liability for or control over those other Websites or Internet resources or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those other sites to learn how they collect and use information about you.

Does The RCA Kitshop Disclose the Information it Collects?

The RCA Kitshop does not sell your personal information. However we may share your information with third parties acting on our behalf or as permitted or required by law.

Disclosure to Service Providers

The RCA Kitshop may share your personal information with certain service providers in order to provide products and services to you, to verify and validate information, and to address customer service matters. Examples of service providers include credit card issuers, product service depots, warranty providers, and delivery services. To reduce the risk of fraud or misuse of personal information, The RCA Kitshop may also verify your personal information, including but not limited to your address and credit card information, with third party service providers.

We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that your personal information is used in a manner that is consistent with this Policy. If you do not wish us to provide your personal information to those service providers, we may be unable to process your transaction.

Legal Disclosure

The RCA Kitshop may disclose your information as permitted or required to by law, for example:

– To a government institution or other person or entity that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information;

– Where we have reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity;

– To comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or entity with jurisdiction to compel the production of information;

– To comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information; and

– To our legal counsel.

How does The RCA Kitshop Protect My Information?

The security of your personal information is a high priority The RCA Kitshop. We maintain appropriate safeguards and current security standards to protect your personal information, whether recorded on paper or captured electronically, against unauthorized access, disclosure, or misuse.

Although we cannot take responsibility for any theft, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, loss, alteration or destruction of data by a third party, we take reasonable precautions to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

The RCA Kitshop Website is PCI compliant and customer information is not stored online, thus unavailable for third party hackers.

Will this Privacy Policy Change?

To accommodate changes in our service, the technology, and legal developments, this Policy may change over 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 change the date on the Policy to indicate when the changes were made.

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