Privacy and Cookie Policy

Website Privacy Policy

Last Revised: January 18,2016 

This Tek Gear Inc. Website Privacy Policy (this "Privacy Policy") governs your access to and use of the website located at www.Tek Gear.com (the "Site").

In this Privacy Policy, "Personal Information" means information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization. “We” means (and “us”, “our”, and “ours” refer to) Tek Gear. “You” means (and “your” refers to) the user of the Site.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING.

1. Acceptance of Terms

By accessing and continuing to use the Site, and by providing certain Personal Information to us through the Site, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE, OR PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION THROUGH THE SITE.

2. Modifications and Notices

The Internet changes every day, and so does the Site. Therefore, we may revise this Privacy Policy, at any time, by updating this posting. These revisions will become effective as soon as they are posted to the Site, unless we say otherwise. We may provide notice to you of such revisions by means of a general notice on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after these revisions are posted will signify your agreement to these revised terms. Therefore, you should visit this page periodically to review this Privacy Policy.

3. We Respect Your Privacy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the integrity of the Personal Information that we collect, use, retain or disclose using the Site. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about how and why we collect Personal Information on the Site, to outline the steps we take to safeguard your Personal Information and to provide you with our contact information if you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices.

4. General Information

We use the Site to offer Products and Services to you, and to provide information intended to promote our Services. Our Internet servers may passively and automatically collect certain information about website visitors’ traffic patterns, which may be linked to their Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (which are unique Internet “addresses” assigned to all Internet users by their Internet Service Providers). Server logs may record statistical information, such as visitors’ IP addresses, type of operating systems, time and duration of visit, pages requested, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are generally collected and used on an aggregate basis.

Cookies: The Site may use "cookies". Cookies are small text files offered to your computer by servers in order to keep track of your browser as you navigate a website. Cookies may be stored on your hard drive, or in temporary (cache) memory, in which case they are deleted when you shut down your browser or turn off your computer. We may use cookies to record session information, such as your browsing habits and past activity, to enable us to provide you with improved services such as customized webpage content. You can disable cookies using your Internet browser's settings. Please consult your browser's help function for information on how to disable cookies. Note that if you disable cookies, certain features of the Site may not function properly. By visiting our site, third parties may place cookies on your browsers for targeted advertising purposes. This data may be used by third parties to target advertising on other sites based on your activity on our site. You can opt out of receiving targeted advertising by visiting: http://www.aboutads.infohttp://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/, or, if you are in Europe: http://www.youronlinechoices.com

Links to Third Party Websites: The Site may contain links to other websites that are provided as a convenience only, and which may have different privacy policies and practices than we do. We have no responsibility for these third party websites, and you are advised to review the privacy policies of any third party websites you choose to visit.

5. What Personal Information do we Collect, and how do we Collect it?

  • In the course of operating the Services, we have collected and will collect Personal Information from you, including:
  • information you actively submit to us, directly or indirectly, such as your user profile (including your name, username, password, email address and billing address), your comments, suggestions, ratings and feedback, as well as other content and files you may upload to us; and
  • information we may passively and automatically collect from you, such as your IP address, and other information about website visitors’ traffic patterns, as discussed above.
  • We collect this Personal Information for the following purposes:
  • to develop, enhance and market our Products and Services to you and others, including, but not limited to, sharing your Personal Information with companies with whom we contract to process your payments, ship your products, advertise, and with service providers that help us store the Personal Information we collect from you in order to offer you the Services;
  • to personalize and improve your use of the Services;
  • to manage and develop our business and operations, including personnel and employment matters;
  • to confirm your identity;
  • to conduct investigations relating to breaches of agreements or laws;
  • to meet legal and regulatory requirements, including to protect or defend a legal interest, and in connection with an actual or possible corporate reorganization, merger or amalgamation with another entity, or an actual or possible sale of all or a substantial portion of the assets of Tek Gear, provided that the Personal Information so disclosed continues to be used by the entity acquiring the Personal Information either for evaluation of the possible sale, or, on completion of any sale, for the purposes permitted by this Privacy Policy, and to permit the new owner to continue operating the Services. Please be aware that if the ownership of all or substantially all of Tek Gear’s business were to change, the new owner may continue to use and disclose your Personal Information as is required to operate the Site; and
  • to carry out any other purpose that you have authorized or that is required or permitted by law.
  • Further reference in this Privacy Policy to "Identified Purposes" means the reasons set out in this Section 5.

 6. Do we Disclose your Personal Information?

We do not disclose Personal Information to third parties for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent or as required or permitted by law. In situations where we disclose Personal Information to third parties in accordance with this Privacy Policy, we do not disclose more Personal Information than is required and, where it is reasonable and practical to do so, we enter into privacy agreements with the third parties to whom we disclose such Personal Information.

If we intend to voluntarily disclose your Personal Information to a third party for a purpose other than an Identified Purpose, we will obtain your consent before we make such a disclosure.

7. How do we Safeguard your Personal Information?

We protect Personal Information against such risks as loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, modification or destruction, through generally accepted security measures. The security of your Personal Information is further clarified in and subject to the Tek Gear Inc. Terms of Service.

8. How long will we Retain your Personal Information?

We will keep your Personal Information for as long as is necessary for us to fulfill the Identified Purposes. Generally speaking, that means we will destroy or anonymize your Personal Information when your account with us is no longer active (in most cases, our retention period is one year). Despite this, in limited circumstances we may be required by law to keep your Personal Information for a longer period of time.

9. Withdrawing your Consent/Verifying and Amending your Personal Information

You may withdraw your consent for us to manage your Personal Information in a particular way, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. However, this may limit our ability to provide you with certain services and/or products. You may contact us for more information regarding the implications of withdrawing consent.

You can typically access and review your Personal Information that is in our custody or control, and make appropriate changes to it, by contacting us. You may be required to put your request in writing and to show us identification. The reason we ask for identification is to ensure that, among other things, we do not unintentionally change or release your Personal Information to a third party who is representing himself/herself as you.

 

For more information regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at:

Tek Gear Inc.
938 Corydon Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y5
Canada

Attention: The Privacy Officer

Phone: 204.988.3001
Email: Privacy@TekGear.com

 You may update or make changes to your Personal Information that is in our custody or control by contacting the address above. In addition, you may request access to, or correction of, your Personal Information by writing or emailing us, at the respective addresses provided above.

 10. Resolving Your Concerns

If you would like more information about our privacy practices or if you would like to better understand and verify what Personal Information we have collected about you, please contact the Tek Gear Privacy Officer. Please let us know about your questions or concerns and we will do our best to help you.

 

Cookie Policy

This privacy policy sets out how this website (hereafter "the Store") uses and protects any information that you give the Store while using this website. The Store is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. The Store may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by letting us know using our Contact Us information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us this request using our Contact Us information.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

List of cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

Cookie Name Cookie Description
FORM_KEY Stores randomly generated key used to prevent forged requests.
PHPSESSID Your session ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to view and edit their orders.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history, if you have asked for this.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
MAGE-CACHE-SESSID Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-STORAGE Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-STORAGE-SECTION-INVALIDATION Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-TIMEOUT Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
SECTION-DATA-IDS Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
PRIVATE_CONTENT_VERSION Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
X-MAGENTO-VARY Facilitates caching of content on the server to make pages load faster.
MAGE-TRANSLATION-FILE-VERSION Facilitates translation of content to other languages.
MAGE-TRANSLATION-STORAGE Facilitates translation of content to other languages.