WHAT WE COLLECT + WHY?
Personal information is defined broadly in the Canadian privacy legislation as information about “an identifiable individual.” The type of the information that we may collect from you would include but not limited too; your name, address, telephone number, email, birth date. All of this information is gathered for the purpose of trying to serve you better. Your personal information may be relevant to us to help your shopping experience on our site. We collect your personal information to provide you with helpful, relevant information and the best shopping experience on our sites and e-mails.
Hometown Glory hosts contests and promotions sometimes to increase awareness of our business. Generally we would request the contact information so that we can notify you if you are a prize winner. We may also contact you with regards to other product information about the contest and prizes. Sometimes our contests involve co-sponsors, so it is important to read all of their privacy practises as well before entering the contest.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
(a) Disclosure to Service Providers. We may disclose your personal information to other companies that provide services on our behalf, including our software developers (including website developers and hosts), data processing providers, document management providers, and office services providers. We will only provide those companies with the information they need to deliver the service(s) contracted for and we will ensure that they enter into agreements with us to protect the personal information that they receive.
(b) Law Enforcement and Legal Disclosure. Hometown Glory may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where Hometown Glory has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information, or to Hometown Glory’s legal counsel. If you would prefer for us NOT to share your information as described above, simply notify us through our customer service department.
We make every reasonable effort to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information under our control. Only authorized employees and suppliers have access to your personal information. Hometown Glory retains your personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the identified purpose(s) or as otherwise required or allowed by law. Also, if you send us an email message, we may retain that message and your email address, as well as any response we send you.
For your convenience, search functions are provided on our sites. We keep logs of the words searched to learn more about what kind of information our visitors are seeking, and thus improve our services. For your convenience, Hometown Glory’s sites sometimes contain hyperlinks to websites managed by third parties. By activating these hyperlinks, you will leave our sites for those of the third parties, which may have different privacy policies and practices. Hometown Glory cannot be held liable for the use of such third party websites. Hometown Glory’s advertising is not intended to appeal directly to children 13 years old and under. We do not knowingly direct our advertising at children under the age of 13, except as permitted by law. No personal information should be submitted to or posted on our sites by individuals under 18 years of age without their parent's or guardian's permission