PRIVACY POLICY

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us.

At bestofme.ca we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded by bestofme.ca and how we use it.

Bestofme.ca is an eCommerce portal dealing with physical products carrying bestofme.ca’s trademark, physical products of other top-notch brands, and affiliate products from world class stores of international brands.

Our vision is to maximize your rewards and to provide you with as many member benefits as possible.  We strive to confirm and pay your Reward (if any)  quickly and reliably, and to improve your experience on our site and in our applications – these are the main reasons we collect information.

General Legal

We do not represent or warrant that our Website will be available at all times, or that your use of the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free. We are not responsible for your ability to access the Website or for matters beyond our control. You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to any use of the Website will be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Calgary, Alberta and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.

Information we collect and how we use it

When you become a member of bestofme.ca, we collect your name, email address, and physical address (“Personal Information”). We use your Personal Information to track and send you Reward (if any)  payments and generally to improve and personalize our services. We also collect non-personal information pertaining to our merchant partners you visit, the purchases you make, and the offers you view (“Transaction Information”). We use Transaction Information to process your Reward (if any)  faster and more reliably, as well as to provide more relevant offers for you when you visit us or use our applications and services.

Buy Now Shopping Cart Service and In-Store Offers

When you use our Buy Now shopping cart service, we collect and store your credit card information to assist you in completing purchases quickly and efficiently (for example, so you will not have to type your credit card number to complete a purchase using a mobile device). Similarly, we collect your credit card information in connection with In-Store Offers, pursuant to which you can earn Reward (if any)  on your offline purchases at our merchant partners. In connection with In-Store Offers, we transmit your credit card information to one of our service providers, who uses it to match offers you click with purchases you complete, enabling us to award you Reward (if any). We store your credit card information in a secure manner.

Browser Button

When you use the bestofme.ca browser button, we will collect your browsing history and your Transaction Information. We share this Transaction Information as needed with our affiliate network partners and merchant partners in order to confirm your Reward (if any)  faster and more reliably, and we use it to provide you more relevant and interesting offers. This anonymous Transaction Information may be aggregated with other information and shared as general shopping analysis and trends.

Buy Now Shopping Cart Service and In-Store Offers

When you use our Buy Now shopping cart service, we collect and store your credit card information to assist you in completing purchases quickly and efficiently (for example, so you will not have to type your credit card number to complete a purchase using a mobile device). Similarly, we collect your credit card information in connection with In-Store Offers, pursuant to which you can earn Reward (if any)  on your offline purchases at our merchant partners. In connection with In-Store Offers, we transmit your credit card information to one of our service providers, who uses it to match offers you click with purchases you complete, enabling us to award you Reward (if any). We store your credit card information in a secure manner.

Social Media

Our website includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button and a “share this” button. These features may collect your IP address and the page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. These social media features may be hosted by us or a third party. Your interactions with social media features hosted by third parties (such as the Facebook Like button) are governed by the privacy policies of the companies providing them.

Third Party Log-In Services

We allow you to log in to bestofme.ca using Facebook Connect and Google Connect. These services authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address in order to pre-populate our sign up form. These services allow you to share information about your activities on bestofme.ca with others in your network. We may integrate with, and make available to you, other third-party log-in services in the future.

How we keep your information secure

The security of your Personal Information is important to bestofme.ca. We use a secure, encrypted connection (called an SSL connection) on all pages where you access or transmit Personal Information.

In addition, we encrypt your credit card information that you have given us to store, and maintain industry standard security to safeguard this information. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

However, in many cases, we need to share you personal information with the contractors or vendors to help us provide some of the services on bestofme.ca, some of whom may be our corporate affiliates (for instance, payment fulfillment or marketing services). Although, it is disclosed with the requirement that such Personal Information will be kept confidential and will be used only for those services only, we cannot be held liable for any breach from their held.

More information is available at FAQ and Terms and Condition Pages.

Who see your personal information

We share your Personal Information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. We do not sell your Personal Information to third parties.

Only a very limited number of our employees ever have access to your Personal Information, which they use only to track and send the Reward (if any)  payments you earn.

We may use contractors or vendors to help us provide some of the services on bestofme.ca, some of whom may be our corporate affiliates (for instance, payment fulfillment or marketing services). If we need to disclose Personal Information for them to provide such services, it is with the requirement that such Personal Information will be kept confidential and will be used only for those services.

We reserve the right to disclose information we collect (including Personal Information) as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, bankruptcy proceedings, or similar legal process and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us or our corporate affiliates, or to protect us, our corporate affiliates, or our members from losses.

However, in many cases, we need to share you personal information with the contractors or vendors to help us provide some of the services on bestofme.ca, some of whom may be our corporate affiliates (for instance, payment fulfillment or marketing services). Although, it is disclosed with the requirement that such Personal Information will be kept confidential and will be used only for those services only, we cannot be held liable for any breach from their held.

Your privacy with bestofme.ca

Bestofme.ca will never ask for your email address, username, password or any other Personal Information in an unsolicited phone call, email or letter. Further, any contact with bestofme.ca customer service in which Personal Information is exchanged with a customer service representative will be used only for the purpose of satisfying your request. Any Personal Information you provide will not be recorded or used for any reason beyond that of the stated request.

Referrals

If you choose to use our referral programs to tell a friend about bestofme.ca, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend email inviting him or her to visit bestofme.ca. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at help[at]bestofme.ca to request that we remove this information from our database.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

If we materially modify this privacy policy, we will post a change notice in a prominent place on our site or by notifying you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account. We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it regularly.

Links to Third Party Websites

Bestofme.ca contains links to many other websites. Each of these websites should have its own privacy policy that may differ materially from this privacy policy. If you wish to receive special offers directly from a merchant partner, neither this privacy policy nor our opt-out policy applies to those communications. Instead, please refer to the relevant merchant partner’s privacy and opt-out policy.

Our policies on email

Bestofme.ca sends two types of emails to members: customer service emails required to maintain the bestofme.ca program (such as Reward (if any)  credits and payment notifications) and promotional emails containing offers. You may choose not to receive promotional emails at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in any promotional email.

We prohibit spamming by our members via our tell-a-friend capability. If you would like to report an incident of spamming using this functionality, please contact us at help[at]bestofme.ca. We will investigate and take suitable action.

Cookies and other technologies

We, bestofme.ca, and our partners use cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level.

We use cookies for authentication, website personalization, and order tracking. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you will no longer be able to earn Reward (if any).

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, https://bestofme.ca makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’s analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

→ Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on bestofme.ca.

→ Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site’s visitors based upon their visit to bestofme.ca and other sites on the Internet.

→ Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Our Advertising Partners

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Few of our advertising partners include :

– Commission Junction

– Clickbank

– Linkshare

While each of these advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their site, an updated and hyperlinked resource is maintained here: Privacy Policies.

You may consult this listing to find the privacy policy for each of the advertising partners of bestofme.ca.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on bestofme.ca and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site’s third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site.

bestofme.ca has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Other Information We Collect

As is true of most web sites, we gather and store certain information automatically. This information may include, but is not necessarily limited to, internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about users in order to improve our services and to guard against malicious activity.

Behavioral Targeting

We use one or more vendors to manage our advertising on other sites. Our vendors may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out. Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.

 

Children’s Information

We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. bestofme.ca does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that bestofme.ca has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Update

This Privacy Policy was last updated on: Sunday, November 27th, 2016.

Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.

Your choices and responsibilities

It is your responsibility to update and maintain accurate contact information with your bestofme.ca account. You can make changes by visiting your account page and entering corrections. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.

The email and street address that you enter into your personal profile page is the information that will be used for all contact with you, including for sending your Reward (if any). bestofme.ca is not responsible for payments sent to an incorrect addresses provided by you.

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as long as you have a balance greater than zero in your account. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Please feel free to contact us at help[at]bestofme.ca if you have any questions about our Privacy policy or our privacy and personal information practices.

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