Updated 08 April 2021
We collect information directly from you when you register with our site, participate in our offers, promotions, purchase products from our site, or otherwise provide information directly to us. We collect Personal Information, along with other types of information, on the website. “Personal Information” means information that, alone or in combination with other information, can be used to identify or contact an individual and may include, but is not limited to:
- Name, email address, postal address
- Username and password
- Telephone number
- Gift recipient name and email address
- Payment information (i.e…credit or debit card information)
- Information you make public in portions of the website that are open to any viewer (such as product and company reviews.)
- Your browser type, operating system, and IP address
- General advertising and usage analytics
- Web pages you view
- Links you click
- The website you visited before coming to our website
- The ABC emails you open and/or forward
You are under no obligation to provide Personal Information, with the caveat that your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain parts of the website, receiving certain services, making purchases, and/or participating in discounts, giveaways and other promotions.
The ABC does not sell, trade, or rent your Personal Information to others. This information is for our private records only. We may disclose Personal Information and non-Personal Information to employees, companies, agents, contractors, service providers or others engaged to perform functions on our behalf (such as processing of payments, processing of loyalty program transactions, provision of data storage, hosting of our website, marketing of our products and services, conducting audits, and performing web analytics). If you choose to use our social networking function to post information to Facebook, Instagram or another social networking site, anyone who has access to your information through that other site will be able to see your information.
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service-related announcement. For instance, if our service is interrupted for a prolonged period we might send all users an email message. Users cannot opt-out of this type of messages, though they can deactivate their account. In response to a user's direct inquiry, we will send an email to provide assistance with the user’s account or their use of the website.
The ABC takes every reasonable precaution to protect our users' sensitive information including personal Information and payment information from loss, theft, copying, unauthorized disclosure, use, or modification. When users submit sensitive information via the website, that information is protected both online and off-line. The secure socket layer (SSL) protocol encrypts the information you input before it is sent to the web server. We then retrieve all orders using an encrypted connection, ensuring the safety of your personal and credit card information. All customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access. We use a 256-bit encryption SSL certificate through our web host to ensure the highest level of security when you place orders with us.
Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet and no method of data storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its security. You are responsible for keeping the user name and password you use for accessing our services confidential. We ask you not to share it with anyone.
When you use our website on your computing device, your information may be stored locally on that device as well. We cannot guarantee the security of such locally-stored information.
We reserve the right to retain information collected about you indefinitely for business, legal, or tax purposes. However, we strive to retain this information for only as long as it is necessary for the above purposes, and to destroy it afterwards to prevent unauthorized parties from gaining access to this information.
Despite the precautions we take to protect the information you share on our website, we recommend that you not place sensitive information, such as account numbers and passwords, on TheAtlanticBeadCompany.ca. Like most online services, we cannot fully guarantee the safety and privacy of such information, whether Personal Information, non-Personal Information, payment information, or other types of information. In addition, we strongly recommend that you do not re-use an existing password as the password for your TheAtlanticBeadCompany.ca account.
When you receive communications from us, including email, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us by following the "unsubscribe" instructions provided in the e-mail you receive, or by contacting us directly. Once you have submitted your e-mail address to unsubscribe, please note that you may continue to receive emails for a short time while our system updates your request.
You may change any of the personal information in your account by editing your Account information.
The Atlantic Bead Company Inc
95 Akerley Boulevard Unit 103D
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3B 1R7
By phone: 1-902-222(ABC)-2461
Email: [email protected]