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Privacy Policy

General

Special Buys Clothing Inc. DBA Bargain Balloons (“Bargain Balloons”, “we”, “our” and “us”) understands the importance of protecting the privacy of the personal information of individuals and the importance of security of confidential information of all types. We have created this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) to demonstrate our commitment to protecting your privacy. This Policy explains:

  • what personal information we collect;
  • how we use your personal information;
  • who we share your personal information with; and
  • the choices you have to access, update, and remove your personal information from the services.

Please note that Bargain Balloons reserves the right to update or change this Policy at any time. We will notify you of any changes by posting an updated Policy on the Bargain Balloons website. The most current version of this Policy will govern Bargain Balloon’s use of your personal information. By continuing to access the Bargain Balloons website after changes are made to this Policy, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. This policy was last modified on 11/11/22. This Privacy Policy forms part of our Terms [Terms and Conditions] which govern the use of this website.

Consent

By providing Bargain Balloons with your personal information through the Bargain Balloons website or any of our forms, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of such information in accordance with this Policy or for the purposes identified to you at the time you provided the personal information. Any secondary use of the personal information will only be processed with your express consent, except as required by law.

You have the opportunity to withdraw your consent, or to opt-out at any time. If you wish to withdraw your consent or to opt-out at any time, please contact us as set out in the “Access, Questions, and Concerns” section below. Please note we may maintain information about any individual sales transaction in order to service that transaction and for record keeping purposes.

If you wish to remove yourself from our email/mailing list or modify your email subscription with us, just press the opt-out link in any subscribed email we send you. Please note that due to email production schedules you may receive any emails already in production.

What information do we collect and how do we collect it?
Bargain Balloons collects and processes personal information in accordance with this Policy. We collect information from you when you register on the website, place an order, enter a contest or sweepstakes, respond to a survey or communication such as email, or participate in another site feature.

The types of information we collect may include information relating to your:

  • name;
  • email address;
  • address (mailing and/or shipping);
  • phone number;
  • credit card information; and
  • other information.  

We may also contract with third party service providers to collect information on our behalf for the purpose of helping us better understand our website visitors. Third party service providers are not permitted to use collected information in any manner, except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Like many websites, we use "cookies" to enhance your experience and gather information about visitors and visits to our websites. Please refer to the "Do we use 'cookies'?" section below for information about cookies and how we use them.

How do we use your information?

We may use collected information in the following ways:

  • to personalize your site experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested;
  • to allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests;
  • to process your transactions;
  • to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature; and
  • if you have opted-in to receive our e-mail newsletter, to send you periodic e-mails.

If you have not opted-in to receive e-mail newsletters, you will not receive these e-mails. Visitors who register or participate in other site features such as marketing programs and 'members-only' content will be given a choice whether they would like to be on our e-mail list and receive e-mail communications from us.

How do we protect visitor information?

Bargain Balloons employs reasonable industry safeguards that are intended to protect our systems against unauthorized use and access to personal information. We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information, including transmitting sensitive information via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and using encryption technology.  

It is important to remember that no method of transmitting or storing data is completely secure. Mail, voice communications, faxes, and data transmissions over the Internet are all susceptible to possible loss, misrouting, interception, and misuse of the information being communicated or transmitted.

Our servers on which your personal information resides are located in [United States] and follow industry standards pertaining to security.

Do we use "cookies"?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Most web browsers allow some control to restrict or block cookies through the browser settings; however, if you disable cookies you may find this affects your ability to use certain parts of our website or our services. For more information about cookies please visit https://www.aboutcookies.org.

Do we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice or as described below. The term "outside parties" does not include Bargain Balloons or our affiliated companies. It also does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you. We may also disclose personal information when permitted or required by law, to enforce our website policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

The credit card information collected on our website goes to our payment processors [First Data, PayPal, EVO] to complete the transaction. We do not store your credit card information. Credit cards are processed through our Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant gateway.

Third party links

In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may include third party links on our site. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).

Your Right to Access

You have the right to access personal information that Bargain Balloons processes about you. You can request from us information about:

  • the personal information we hold about you;
  • the categories of personal information concerned;
  • the purposes of the processing;
  • details to whom your personal information has been/will be disclosed;
  • how long we retain your personal information;
  • if we did not collect the information directly from you, information about the source; and
  • how to lodge a complaint with the correct supervisory authority.  

You may also request from us the following:

  • that we update any incomplete or inaccurate information about you; and
  • that we delete your personal information in accordance with applicable laws.

You may request we action your rights by contacting us as set out below.

Access, Questions, and Concerns

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue at:

Privacy Officer

Bargain Balloons

1325 Aimco Blvd, Unit #5,6

Mississauga, ON L4W 1B4

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