This Policy applies to our retail stores, our Web Sites, and all other channels in which Solarium International collects and uses your personal information.
WHAT INFORMATION DOES SOLARIUM INTERNATIONAL COLLECT?
At Solarium International, we collect two types of information: personal information and non-personal information. The types of information we collect depend on the nature of your interaction with us.
Personal information is information that can identify an individual or information about an identifiable individual. We may collect personal information such as: your contact information – e.g., name, postal address, telephone number, and email address; your personal preferences – e.g., language preferences, and marketing consent; and your transaction information – e.g., products purchased, method of payment, amount paid, and credit or debit card number.
Non-personal information does not identify you as an individual. For example: we may ask you for your postal code to assist us with planning our flyer distribution; we may collect certain non-personal data when you visit our Web Sites, such as the type of browser you are using or the referring URL; or we may collect and summarize customer information in a non-personal, aggregate format for statistical and research purposes. We may, for example, summarize our data to determine that a certain percentage of contest entrants are male, aged 18 to 25.
You may choose not to provide us with 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.
HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION USED?
Sometimes you will be asked to give your express consent, such as by checking a box to indicate your consent to receive marketing communications, or by providing your signature to indicate your acceptance of the use and disclosure terms presented on an application form.
Other times, we may obtain your consent implicitly when we can reasonably conclude that you’ve given consent by some action you have taken or an action you have decided not to take. Generally, this occurs where the purpose for use of your personal information would be reasonably apparent to you.
WITHDRAWING YOUR CONSENT
You may notify us at any time that you wish to withdraw or change your consent to our use and disclosure or your information. We will accommodate your request subject to legal and contractual restrictions related to your transactions.
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 e-newsletter we send to you will include a link or other method to unsubscribe or decline further e-newsletters.
INFORMATION SOLARIUM INTERNATIONAL COLLECTS DIRECTLY FROM YOU
Listed here are some further examples of the ways that we collect personal information directly from you and how we use it.
When you purchase a Solarium International 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 or complete your transaction. Examples where we need contact information include delivery services, product servicing, installations on place, and extended warranty coverage. If we also wish to use this information to send you promotional information we will ask for your express consent as required by the current law.
PURCHASE FOLLOW-UP AND SURVEYS
Following a purchase from some of our departments we may send you a follow-up letter to thank you for your business, or we may contact you to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the delivery, setup, or installation of your new product. We may use contact information collected in-store, online, or via our call centres to conduct occasional surveys and other customer research. These surveys are entirely voluntary and you may easily decline to participate.
OUR WEB SITES
Our Web Sites can be browsed anonymously. However, to engage in certain special features or functions of our Web Sites, or to order products and services from our Web Sites, you may be asked to provide certain personal information, such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, or other information. We only use this information to get in touch with you and respond to your inquiry.
SIGN-UP FOR NEWSLETTERS OR UPDATES
Solarium International also offers a variety of newsletters and promotional communications. Should you choose to enrol we will collect your contact information, such as name and email address. This information will only be used to send you the newsletter and promotional announcements that you have requested. You may “unsubscribe” at any time by using the unsubscribe link included in the footer of the newsletter or by using the unsubscribe link included below under the heading “Unsubscribe”. Our subscriber list is never sold or rented to other parties.
PARTICIPATE IN A CONTEST OR PROMOTION
Solarium International operates customer support call centres to accept and address your questions, concerns, or complaints. When you contact our call centres, we may ask for personal information to help us respond to your inquiry or to verify your identity. For example if you have a question about the status of a recent online order, we will ask for personal information to verify that you are the account holder. We may also monitor or record your telephone discussions with our customer support representatives for training purposes and to ensure service quality.
INFORMATION SOLARIUM INTERNATIONAL COLLECTS AUTOMATICALLY
In some cases, we automatically collect certain information.
OUR WEB SITES
When using our Web Sites, we may collect the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time you access our Web Sites, the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our Web Site, the operating system you are using, the sections of the Web Site you visit, the Web Site pages read and images viewed, and the content you download from the Web Site. This information is used for Web Site and system administration purposes and to improve the Web Sites.
The Web Site uses “cookies”, a technology that installs a small amount of information on a Web Site user’s computer to permit the Web Site to recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies enhance the convenience and use of the Web Site. For example, the information provided through cookies is used to recognize you as a previous user of the Web Site (so you do not have to enter your language preference every time), to offer personalized Web page content and information for your use, to track your activity at the Web Site, to respond to your needs, and to otherwise facilitate your Web Site experience. You may choose to decline cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may affect your use of the Web Site and your ability to access certain features of the Web Site or engage in transactions through the Web Site.
WEB SITE TRACKING INFORMATION
LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES
Our Web Site may contain links to other Web sites or Internet resources which are provided solely for your convenience and information. When you click on one of those links you are contacting another Web site or Internet resource. Solarium International has no responsibility or liability for, or control over, those other Web sites or Internet resources or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those other Web sites to learn how they collect and use your personal information.
Video Surveillance Solarium International retail stores are under video surveillance for safety and loss prevention purposes. The recorded images of our customers are viewed only when required. There may also be occasion where video footage is used for general demographic or traffic flow analysis.
From time to time we may supplement information you give us with information from other sources, such as information validating your address or other available information you have provided us. This is to help us maintain the accuracy of the information we collect and to help us provide better service.
DOES SOLARIUM INTERNATIONAL DE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION?
Solarium International does not sell or rent our customers’ personal information to any other party. However, in the normal course of business we may share some of your personal information within our corporate family and with third parties acting on our behalf or as permitted or required by law. Some of these operations may result in personal information collected by Solarium International being stored or processed outside of Canada and, as a result, your personal information may be accessible to law enforcement and regulatory authorities in accordance with the law of these foreign jurisdictions.
Solarium International de Paris has taken precautions to prevent the fraudulent use of your information on our Web Sites. Solarium International has adopted industry standard authentication procedures to ensure your protection while shopping with us online. This includes, but is not limited to, contacting financial institutions or credit reporting agencies to ensure the authenticity of your credit card and to validate your credit card billing information.
INFORMATION SHARED AMONGST SOLARIUM INTERNATIONAL, ITS CORPORATE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND DIVISIONS
SALE OR TRANSFER OF ALL OR PART OF SOLARIUM INTERNATIONAL
Solarium International may disclose your information as permitted or required by law. For example, we may be compelled to release information by a court of law or other person or entity with jurisdiction to compel production of such information. If we have reasonable grounds to believe information could be useful in the investigation of improper or unlawful activity, we may disclose information to law enforcement agencies or other appropriate investigative bodies.
HOW DOES SOLARIUM INTERNATIONAL PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?
The security of your personal information is a high priority for Solarium International. 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. For example, electronic records are stored in secure, limited-access servers; we employ technological tools like firewalls and passwords; and we ensure our employees are trained on the importance of maintaining the security and confidentiality of personal information.
Our Web Sites use encryption technology, such as Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”), to protect your personal information during data transport. SSL encrypts ordering information such as your name, address, and credit card number.
WHEN IS YOUR INFORMATION REMOVED?
We keep your information only as long as we need it for legitimate business purposes and to meet any legal requirements. We have retention standards that meet these parameters. We destroy your information when it is no longer needed, or we remove your personally identifiable information to render it anonymous.
CONTACTING SOLARIUM INTERNATIONAL DE PARIS
Solarium International is responsible for all personal information under its control. Our Privacy Manager is accountable for Solarium International’s compliance with the principles described here. If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about the privacy practices of our organization please contact us at the following:
Mail: Solarium International inc. Head Office
Attention: Privacy Manager , 4605 chemin Gascon, Mascouche
Quebec, Canada, J7K 3C2
We will respond to your request or investigate your concern as quickly as we can, but no later than 30 days from the date of receipt of your query. IMPORTANT REMINDER ABOUT EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS: Please remember that email sent over the public Internet is not secure. If you send an email directly to us from your own email account the contents will not be encrypted. We strongly recommend that you do not send sensitive information (like a credit card number) to us via unencrypted email. Solarium International is not responsible for any transmission by you of any personal information over the public Internet.
If you no longer wish to be contacted regarding promotions, new product and entertainment releases and how to make the most of the latest technology, please contact customer service 1-888-301-1444.
Last Update: March 20, 2020