At Columbia Fire & Safety Ltd. , we are committed to protecting your privacy. You can travel through most of columbiasafety.com without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this statement of privacy explains data collection and use in those situations.
Please read this complete privacy statement.
Collecting Your Personal Information
The Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act defines personal information as any of the following: name, age, weight, height, medical records, income, purchases and spending habits, race, ethnic origin and color, blood type, DNA code, fingerprints, marital status and religion, education, home address, and telephone number.
We will ask you when we need information that identifies you personally or allows us to contact you.
In general, we request limited personal information when you order email newsletters, enter contests, contact us through one of the email forms on our web site, or purchase our products.
The personal information we ask you to provide often is limited to your email address but may include other information that could identify you personally.
Use of Your Personal Information
We use your personal information to help us create and deliver content that is relevant to you, and to alert you to special offers, updated information, and other new services from The Company.
The Company will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Company or the columbiasafety.com web site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Company and its web site; and, (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Company, its web site, or the public.
Control of Your Personal Information
We will not share your personal information with third parties. We will use your personal information only for the purposes stated above.
Access to Your Personal Information
You have the right to access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences. This may be accomplished by writing to:
Columbia Fire & Safety Ltd.
#1-410 Garbally Road
Victoria, BC V8T 2K1
Please include your name, address, and/or email address when you contact us.
Security of Your Personal Information
The Company strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above.
Use of IP Resolution Technology
When you visit our web site, we automatically log your IP address with our web analytics software. (An IP address is the unique address that identifies your computer on the Internet.)
We use IP addresses to help us administer our web site and to collect broad demographic information for aggregate use. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information.
When you visit columbiasafety.com, you can surf the site anonymously and access important information without revealing your identity.
We do, however, use "cookies" to improve the functional sophistication of our electronic commerce services. We do not use "cookies" to track your visit through this site.
A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by our web server and can only be read by our web server. It functions only as your identification card. It cannot be executed as code or used to deliver viruses. It does not identify you personally, and you remain anonymous unless you otherwise provide The Company with personal information.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)