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Privacy policy

Straight In Publications is a privately held company. In this Privacy Statement the terms “we” and “our” refer to Straight In Publications, including all our Regional Offices in different geographic locations. The address of our website is straightinpublications.com (the “Website”). This Privacy Statement explains Straight In Publications’ practices regarding personal information of the visitors to the Website as well as those who have transactions with us through telephone, Internet, faxes and other means of communications.

Straight In Publications’ Commitment to Privacy

We have taken, and will continue to take, measures to help protect the privacy of personal information held by us.

This Privacy Statement provides you with details regarding: (1) how and why we collect personal information; (2) what we do with that information; (3) the steps that we take to help ensure that access to that information is secure; (4) how you can access and/or erase personal information pertaining to you; and (5) who you should contact if you have questions and concerns about our policies or practices.

By accessing or using the Website, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement, please do not access the Website or provide us with any personal information.

1. What personal information we collect and why

(a) Through contact forms

When you fill and submit a contact for form on our Website, we’ll ask you to provide your name, email address, and organization (optional). We’ll use this information to respond to your requests, send you information about your order(s) including transaction details and resolve your complaint(s).

(b) Through the product review form

When you submit a product review through our Website, we’ll ask you to provide your name, email address, organization (optional) and link (optional) all of which except the email address would be displayed publicly on the respective product page upon review approval and publication. The purpose of our retention of this information is to be able to display it publicly in order for the written review to appear authentic. The retention of your email address is for us to be able to contact you to thank you for your review and/or ask you about possible unclear message(s) behind it, grammatical, or spelling mistakes.

(c) When placing an order

During online checkout through our Website, we’ll attempt to automatically determine your approximate location and IP address. We’ll use this for purpose of estimating taxes and shipping costs.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, shipping address, email address, phone number. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for X amount of years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments the purchase total will be passed to PayPal. In turn, the name and email address under the purchasing PayPal account will be passed to us which we would retain for any possible refund transactions. Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

(d) While visiting our Website

We’ll use cookies to keep track of your shopping cart contents. These cookies include no personal data and simply indicate the products to be checked out later. These cookies will be saved in your browser for one year unless you take action to delete them yourself instructions for which are provided by your browser manufacturer.

(e) For visitor analytics

Google Analytics (Google LLC), the service used by Straight In Publications, allows to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of website visitor behavior. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. The personal information collected via this service are cookies and usage data. Place of processing of this information is United States. Please, see Google’s Privacy Policy in regards to this service for more information. You are welcome to opt out of being tracked via this service.

2. When we share personal information

From time to time we engage unaffiliated third parties to perform certain services or provide promotional services to our customers, or at their request we may connect customers with third party providers as part of programs that we offer. In these circumstances, the personal information that the third party receives is limited to only the information held by us that they need in order to render their services to us and/or to facilitate your participation in the program.

In addition, will disclose personal information:

Except as set out above, we do not sell, rent, share or disclose the personal information we hold or make our customer list available to others without your consent. Our contractors and third party service providers are contractually obligated to maintain privacy policies that are no less stringent than our own.

3. How long do we hold personal information?

Personal information is retained only for so long as is necessary for the purpose set out above. When no longer required, we will destroy, erase or de-personalize the information. Legal requirements may necessitate our retaining some or all of the personal information we hold for a period of time that is longer than we might otherwise hold it.

4. Accuracy

To ensure that the personal information you provided is accurate, complete and up to date, we urge you to provide us with updates regarding such information and to inform us of any errors affecting the personal information that we hold.

5. Security Measures

We maintain technological, organizational and physical safeguards in an effort to protect the personal information held by us from unauthorized use, access, disclosure, distribution, loss or alteration. Access to personal information will be restricted to our authorized personnel who require the information in order to perform their duties properly. In addition, access will be limited to only that information that is strictly necessary for the performance of those duties. The same limitations are imposed upon our third party service providers.

6. Accessing personal information

Our customers are entitled to access the personal information held by us concerning them. You can access your personal information by making a written request to us. We will generally respond to your request for information within thirty days, unless, for reasons beyond our control, a longer response time is necessary, in which case, you will be advised accordingly.

7. Inquiries or Complaints

If you are not completely satisfied with or wish to submit comments concerning this Privacy Statement or its application by us, we invite you to convey your concerns or suggestions to: Straight In Publications, 1207-10 Edgecliff Golfway, Toronto, ON, M3C 3A3, Canada, Attention: Privacy Officer. We will reply as quickly as possible and inform you of the steps, if any, that have been or will be taken in order to address the concern or implement the suggestion.

8. Straight In Publications emails

As a customer, you will receive email communications from us to facilitate your order and advise you of programs and services that we offer. If you wish to opt out of receiving future emails from us, you may do so by contacting us. Please allow us up to ten business days for us to process your request. Note that if you unsubscribe from certain of our emails, we may still contact you by email about your order, or as otherwise permitted by law.

9. Third Party Links

Our Website may contain links to external websites. This Privacy Statement only applies to personal information that we collect and use on or through the Website. We are not responsible or liable for the content or activities of any linked websites, or for the privacy practices of third parties. We strongly recommend that you review a third party’s privacy policy before disclosing any personal information to the third party. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our Website and welcome any feedback you may have about third party websites that are linked through our Website.

10. Modifications to this policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time. We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating at the top of the Privacy Statement the date that it was last updated. We encourage you to review our Privacy Statement to make sure that you understand how information that you provide will be used. Any changes that are made to this Privacy Statement will apply to both any personal information that we hold prior to the effective date of the amended Privacy Statement and any personal information that we collect on or after such effective date.

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