Shop4Charity
9 Broad St. Suite 305, Brockville ON | 855-227-8299

Privacy Policy


Scope and Consent

Throughout this Privacy Policy, we use the term "personal information" to describe information about an identifiable individual. We do not consider personal information to include information that has been made anonymous or aggregated so that it cannot be used, whether in combination with other information or otherwise, to identify an individual.

By using Shop4Charity.ca and its related sites, applications, services and tools, you consent to our collection, use, disclosure and retention of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. All amended terms automatically take effect 30 days after they are initially posted on the site.

This Privacy Policy is effective on November 1, 2013, for current/new customers/participants.

Collection & Use of Personal Information

You can browse the Shop4Charity.ca website, or related sites, without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. If you give us your personal information, then you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers located in Canada/USA.

We collect personal information in order to promotion, process and fulfil your purchases, respond to your inquiries, administer your participation in the sweepstakes and otherwise provide you with the use of and access to our sites, applications, services and tools, and to help us personalize and improve your experience. This information may also be used to contact you regarding your purchased or won items, to mail you your purchased or won items, and to make you aware of new products or promotions for other efforts to raise money for the charities we support.

Information We Collect Automatically

When you visit our sites, use our applications, services, and tools, we automatically collect information sent to us by your computer, or other access device such as IP addresses and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our sites. We use this information to help us understand our site activity, and to monitor and improve our sites.

We collect and store any information you enter on our sites or you provide to us in context of using our sites, applications, services or tools. This may include, but is not limited to: information you provide us when make a purchase, you enter a sweepstakes or promotion, or submit an inquiry and may include name, email address, age, phone number, mobile telephone number, physical contact information, and (depending on the service used) sometimes financial information, such as credit cards. We may also collect information about friends and family members, such as their name and physical contact information, when you purchase a product for them on one of our sites

Cookies & Other Technologies

Our sites use a technology called "cookies". A cookie is a tiny element of data that our sites can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so we can recognize you when you return. We use cookies to help us understand which areas of our sites are useful and which areas need improvement. You may set your Web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to not accept certain cookies. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from our sites, you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the features of our sites.

Our sites may also use a technology called "tracer tags" or "Web Beacons". This technology allows us to understand which pages you visit on our sites. These tracer tags are used to help us optimize and tailor our sites for you and other future visitors to our website.

Our Disclosure of Your Information

We do not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, except as set out herein.

We disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, search warrants or other legally valid inquiries or orders, to an investigative body in case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. We may also disclose personal information to enforce our policies, establish, exercise or defend legal claims, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Should we plan to merge with or be acquired by another business entity, we will require that the new or combined entity follow this Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information. Unless otherwise permitted by law, if your personal information will be used or disclosed for any purposes not set out in this policy, you will receive prior notice.

We may transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to third parties who provide services on our behalf. For example, we may use service providers to authorize and process payments, host our sites, operate certain of our sites’ features, and send email or other communications. For additional information about the way in which our service providers treat your personal information, contact us as set out below.

Your personal information may be maintained and processed by our affiliates and other third party service providers in the US or other jurisdictions. While we use contractual and other measures to ensure protection of personal information, the laws and regulations relating to privacy and personal information protection in other jurisdictions may not be the same as, or similar to, your local privacy laws. The governments, courts, law enforcement or regulatory agencies in these other jurisdictions may be able to request disclosure of personal information through the laws of these jurisdictions.

No Spam, Spyware or Spoofing

We do not tolerate spam; we will not rent or sell your email address.

E-Mail List Management

We periodically send e-mail to people who purchase our products. These emails provide information about our products, or special offers about third-party products or services. Should you no longer want to receive our emails please click the link at the bottom of the e-mail to be removed from our list.

Third party links

Our sites may contain links to other websites that we do not own or operate. Also, links to our sites may be featured on third party websites. Except as provided herein, we will not provide any of your personal information to these third parties without your consent. We provide links to third party websites as a convenience to the user. These links are not intended as an endorsement of or referral to the linked websites. The linked websites have separate and independent privacy statements, notices and terms of use, which we recommend you read carefully. We do not have any control over such websites, and therefore we have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use or disclose, secure and otherwise treat your personal information.

Protecting and Storing Your Personal Information

We store and process your personal information in Canada/USA. We protect your information using technical, physical and administrative security measures to reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration. Some of the safeguards we use are firewalls and data encryption, physical access controls to our data centers, and information access authorization controls.

Access to your Personal Information

You have the right to access, update, and correct inaccuracies in your personal information in our custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. You may request access, updating and corrections of inaccuracies in your personal information by emailing or writing to us at the contact information set out below. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to their personal information records.

Contact Us

If your questions are not answered online, you may write to us at: Shop4Charity Attn: Shop4Charity Privacy Practices, PO Box 10, Brockville Ontario K6V 5T8, or by emailing customerservice@shop4charity.com.