Because your privacy is critically important to us, we at Bio Basic have two fundamental principles to abide by:
1. What do we do with your information?
Like most website operators, when you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address , as well as non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as computer’s internet protocol (IP) address, the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting information is to better understand how our visitors use our website and to therefore make future adjustments to better assist your experience.
With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates. If you are a registered user of our website and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, reminders, promotions, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Bio Basic and our products or services. We will primarily use our website directly to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
2. Protection of personally-identifying and proprietary information
We disclose personally-identifying and proprietary information only to those of our employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at our websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using our websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personally-identifying and proprietary information.
How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only. If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at email@example.com or mailing us at: Bio Basic, 20 Konrad Crescent, Markham, ON, L3R 8T4, Canada.
Other than to our employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, we disclose personally-identifying and proprietary information ONLY if you violate our Terms of Service, in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request.
5. Data storage
Your data is stored in our data storage databases. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
If you place an order on our website using your credit card to make a purchase, then our payment gateway, Moneris, stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
6. Third-party services
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
TIf you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows us to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
_store_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits.
_ store_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional.
storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.
9. Age of consent
By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.
11. Questions and contact information
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at Bio Basic (20 Konrad Crescent, Markham, ON, L3R 8T4, Canada).