Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy


 


  1. Sites covered by this Policy Statement


 


This Privacy Statement applies to all Vacuum Depot owned websites and domains, and our wholly owned subsidiaries ( Vacuum Depot websites.")


Links to non Vacuum Depot websites


The Vacuum Depot websites may provide links to third-party websites for your convenience and information. If you access those links, you will leave the Vacuum Depot website. Vacuum Depot does not control those sites or their privacy practices, which may differ from Vacuum Depot's. We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites. The personal data you choose to give to unrelated third parties is not covered by the Vacuum Depot Privacy Statement. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any company before submitting your personal information. Some third-party companies may choose to share their personal data with Vacuum Depot that sharing is governed by that third-party company's privacy policy.


  1. Types of information we collect


This Privacy Statement covers personal information, non-personal data collection and aggregate reporting.


Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. Vacuum Depot uses personal information to understand better your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. Once you choose to provide us with personal information, you can be assured it will be used only to support your customer relationship with Vacuum Depot. We take seriously the trust you place in us. Vacuum Depot will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others.


On the Vacuum Depot websites, you can register yourself, order products or request information, subscribe to marketing or support materials.  The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs and passwords, billing, transaction information, credit card information..


Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not associated with a specific personal identity. Vacuum Depot collects and analyzes non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use the Vacuum Depot websites.


Non-personal data we collect may include the pages visited on the Vacuum Depot websites, unique URLs1 visited within our website, browser type and IP address. Most non-personal data is collected via cookies or other analysis technologies.


 


  1. Children’s Privacy


Vacuum Depot is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. Vacuum Depot does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and Vacuum Depot does not target its websites to children under 13.


  1. How we use your information


Vacuum Depot uses your personal information to provide you with services and to help us better understand your needs and interests. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction or order, to communicate with you, to provide service and support, to update you on services and benefits, to personalize promotional offers and to personalize some Vacuum Depot websites. Occasionally we may also use your information to contact you for market research regarding Vacuum Depot products or services. We will give you the opportunity to choose your privacy preferences regarding such communications.  You may, at any point, contact us to request an opt-on on future communication. Credit card information is used only for payment processing and fraud prevention. This information is not used for any other purpose by our financial services providers or Vacuum Depot and will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services, unless you ask us to retain your credit card information for future purchases.


Personal data collected online may also be combined with information you provide Vacuum Depot through other sources such as product registration, call centers or public events such as trade shows or seminars.


Personal data given to Vacuum Depot may be transferred across state, provincial and/or country borders for the purposes of data consolidation, storage and simplified customer information management.


Non-personal data is aggregated for reporting about Vacuum Depot website usability, performance and effectiveness. It is used to improve the customer experience, usability and site content.


  1. Who we share your information with


Vacuum Depot will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others. Vacuum Depot will not share your personal information with third parties except in responding to your requests for products or services. Your permission will be requested when you submit your information. Vacuum Depot shares customer information across Vacuum Depot -owned business entities and companies working on our behalf, but only as required to meet your product or service requirements.


Vacuum Depot occasionally may contract with third-party service providers and suppliers to deliver complete products, services and customer solutions. Suppliers and service providers are required to keep confidential the information received on behalf of Vacuum Depot and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Vacuum Depot. These service providers may change or we may contract with additional service providers to better accommodate our customers. Vacuum Depot will not share personal information with any other third parties without your permission, unless required by law enforcement action, subpoena, or local law.


Vacuum Depot or its related entities could merge with or be acquired by another business entity or some or all of their respective assets could be acquired. If such a combination or acquisition occurs, Vacuum Depot will make every reasonable effort to notify you in the event we share with the merging or acquiring entity some or all of your personal information to continue serving you.


  1. Your Choices


Vacuum Depot gives you the choice of receiving a variety of information that complements our products and services. You can subscribe to receive certain product- and service-specific information and Vacuum Depot-wide marketing communications. Vacuum Depot -wide communications may include new product information, special offers, or an invitation to participate in market research. We give you a choice regarding delivery of Vacuum Depot -wide communications by postal mail, e-mail and telephone. You can make or change your choices at the data collection point. We will make every effort to honour your preferences. This option does not apply to communications for the purpose of administering order completion, contracts, support, product safety warnings or driver updates.


  1. Your information and third-party companies


Certain Vacuum Depot services are linked with those from unrelated third-party companies, some which offer you the option to share with both Vacuum Depot and the third party personal data you provide. We will not share your personal information with those third-party companies unless you make that choice.


  1. Access to and accuracy of your information


Vacuum Depot strives to keep your personal information accurate. We have implemented technology, management processes and policies to maintain customer data accuracy. We will provide you with access to your information, including making reasonable effort to provide you with online access and the opportunity to change your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as a password and user ID, before granting access to your data. Certain areas of Vacuum Depot’s websites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords and other personal identifiers.


  1. Keeping your information secure


Vacuum Depot is committed to protecting the information you provide us. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, Vacuum Depot has in place appropriate physical and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.


Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. As part of real-time payment processing, Vacuum Depot subscribes to a fraud management service. This service gives you and Vacuum Depot an extra level of security to guard against credit card fraud to protect your financial data.


  1. Contacting us


We value your opinions. If you have comments or questions about our privacy policy, please send them to the Vacuum Depot, 6-1329 Niakwa Rd. E, Winnipeg, MB, R2J 3T4.


This privacy statement applies to Canada