|This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for Branded Merchandise Canada (BMC) and all of its web sites.|
Information Collection and Use
BMC is the sole owner of the information collected when a customer or prospective customer contacts us.
We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on an individualís computer that contains information about the user.
BMC uses temporary cookies to verify that a customer has correctly logged in for online servicing on our web site. Once the user closes the browser, the cookie simply terminates. If a user selects the "Remember Me" option, a permanent cookie is created on the userís system. This cookie contains only an encrypted customer number and no other information. If a user rejects a cookie, they may still use our site, but will not be able to take advantage of our e-service options.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track userís movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Sharing of Personal Information
We do not sell, rent, or lease email addresses to any third parties.
We will not disclose your credit card number or other personal information, except as necessary to collect payment.
We use a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
BMC uses the information you provide us to improve our services to you and to tell you about new products and services that may be of interest to you.
Some of our web sites contain links to other sites. Please be aware that BMC is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.
This website takes every precaution to protect our usersí information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, all information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon will appear in the address bar, or status bar of your web browser software. This is your assurance that no one can see your private information except you and BMC.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our usersí information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers where we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment, behind locked doors.