VitaBotanica Website Privacy Policies
 
(Last Updated on December 30, 2015)

VitaBotanica respects the privacy of all of its users and is committed to protecting such privacy in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy explains VitaBotanica’s treatment of your personally identifiable information collected in connection with your activities on or related to all VitaBotanica Websites referencing this Privacy Policy (the “VitaBotanica Sites”) and all services made available on the VitaBotanica Sites (collectively, unless noted otherwise, the “VitaBotanica Services”). This Privacy Policy also explains how you can ask questions and make suggestions about our privacy practices and review and update your personal information.

We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully and to check back periodically as this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies or Websites which are not owned or controlled by VitaBotanica.

  1. Information Collected
    • In the course of operating the VitaBotanica Services, we may collect two types of information about our users: Personal Information and Non-Personal Information.
    • “Personal Information” is personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, e-mail address, birth date and gender. Personal Information is collected by us when you choose to provide it to us when registering for a VitaBotanica Service, such as when you choose to subscribe to a VitaBotanica Service, enter a VitaBotanica promotion or choose to receive a VitaBotanica newsletter. In addition, if you choose to contact any of our customer service representatives, we may keep a record of that correspondence so that we may fully address the subject matter. We may also receive Personal Information from our business partners and other third parties, provided that such third parties confirm to us that you have permitted them to share such information.
    • Business contact information such as the name, title, business address, e-mail address or telephone number of a business or professional person or an employee of an organization is not considered Personal Information.
    • “Non-Personal Information” is information of an anonymous nature, such as an Internet Protocol Address (“IP Address”), the domain used to access a VitaBotanica Service, and the type and version of browser or operating system being used. Aggregate information, such as demographic statistics of our users (g., average age or geographical allocation of our users), number of visitors and average time spent on a VitaBotanica Service, is also considered Non-Personal Information. We also use cookies to ensure you obtain the information you request. The cookie(s) we pass to you are anonymous. They do not reveal your personal identity, they will not follow you throughout your travels on the Web, nor can they capture private data. Rather, these cookies establish a user session and allow our server to correctly provide site users with the appropriate frames and content. We are not concerned with who is using our site, but rather how our site is being used. We track the usage in order to modify the site according to our customers’ needs. We pay attention to what information is requested and attempt to make it easier to find in the future. Please understand that any data captured from this system is for internal use only and is not shared with anyone else.
  1. Use of Personal Information

Personal Information may be used by us for the following purposes:

  • Providing you with the VitaBotanica Services and information you have requested from us, including your use of the VitaBotanica Sites. We may from time to time use your Personal Information to contact you about changes, enhancements or similar notices related to the VitaBotanica Services;
  • If you indicated that you were interested in receiving offers or information from VitaBotanica or certain of our selected sponsors or advertisers, VitaBotanica or such sponsors or advertisers may send you e-mail materials and other mailings about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. If at any time you would like to end your subscription to any such e-mail materials, follow the directions posted at the bottom of the e-mail material;
  • If you enter a contest or other promotion offered on a VitaBotanica Site, we may, under the rules of the promotion, use your name and certain other information to administer the promotion, such as contacting, announcing and promoting the winners of the promotion;
  • VitaBotanica may also use Personal Information if it has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful when investigating a contravention of a federal, provincial or foreign law or in order to protect or defend a legal interest.
  1. Disclosure of Personal Information

We will not sell or rent your Personal Information to anyone. We will only disclose your Personal Information to third parties:

  • where you have specifically given us your consent to disclose your Personal Information for a designated purpose;
  • who are acting on our behalf as our agents, suppliers or service VitaBotanica, solely to enable us to more efficiently provide you with the VitaBotanica Services. Such entities act under strict contractual controls, requiring them to maintain the confidentiality of all such Personal Information and to use such information solely for purposes related to the provision of the VitaBotanica Services;
  • as may be set out in the Terms and Conditions applicable to a VitaBotanica Service, to facilitate the provision of such VitaBotanica Service, such as fulfilling legal requirements;
  • as required by law, including by an order of any court, institution or body with jurisdiction or authority to compel the production of information, or in order to protect or defend a legal interest; or
  • in connection with a VitaBotanica corporate reorganization, merger or amalgamation with another entity, or a sale of all or a substantial portion of the assets of VitaBotanica provided that the Personal Information disclosed continues to be used for the purposes permitted by this Privacy Policy by the entity acquiring the information.
  1. Links to Other Sites and Advertisements
  • A VitaBotanica Service may contain links to other Websites and services. Please understand that we are not responsible for the content of, or the privacy practices employed by, other companies or Websites. This Privacy Policy applies only to the VitaBotanica Services referencing this Privacy Policy.
  1. Security
  • The security of your Personal Information is important to us. VitaBotanica takes technical, contractual, administrative, and physical security steps to protect Personal Information that you provide to us. We instruct our employees with access to your Personal Information that it is to be used only in adherence with the principles set forth in this Privacy Policy and the laws applicable to each specific business.
  • You can help protect the security of your Personal Information as well. For instance, never give out your password, since this is what is used to access your Account or Registration Information. Also remember to log out of your account and close your browser window when you finish using a VitaBotanica Service or surfing the Web, so that other people using the same computer won’t have access to your information.
  1. Changes to this Privacy Policy

VitaBotanica may from time to time change its Privacy Policy as new VitaBotanica Services are added or old ones changed. Changes will be effective when notice of such change is posted at a VitaBotanica Site. Please check this Privacy Policy regularly for updates by checking the date of “Last Update” at the top of this document.

  1. Accessing and Changing Account/Registration Information
  • VitaBotanica provides you with the means to access, update, edit or delete any Account or Registration Information you may have provided to us at any time on your own by going to the appropriate page in the Account or Registration section of the relevant VitaBotanica Service, and changing or deleting such information as desired.
  • If you are unsure whether we have a record containing any of your Personal Information and would like to confirm whether or not we do, please send an e-mail to our Privacy Manager at info@vitabotanica.ca, indicating all e-mail addresses that you may have given us.
  • If you decide at any time that you do not want to receive any e-mail materials to which you have subscribed, you may choose to unsubscribe to these e-mails by following the instructions at the bottom of the e-mail material.
  1. Confidentiality Warning

Absent the use of encryption, the Internet is not a secure medium and privacy cannot be ensured. Internet e-mail is vulnerable to interception and forging. VitaBotanica will not be responsible for any damages you or any third party may suffer as a result of the transmission of confidential information that you make to VitaBotanica through the Internet, or that you expressly or implicitly authorize VitaBotanica to make, or for any errors or any changes made to any transmitted information.

  1. Consent to Electronic Communications
  • When you visit VitaBotanica or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically and you consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
  • By joining VitaBotanica, you acknowledge and agree that VitaBotanica will send member e-mails relating to their member account, transactions and VitaBotanica promotions. You can opt out of your subscription to VitaBotanica e-mail services at any time by logging in to VitaBotanica and selecting Notification Preferences under the heading Account Settings. You can also unsubscribe to special promotional e-mails at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any of our e-mail communications under opt-in preferences.
Questions, Comments or Suggestions

If you have questions, comments or suggestions about this Privacy Policy or VitaBotanica’s privacy practices that were not answered here, send our Privacy Manager an e-mail at info@vitabotanica.ca.