The only personal information collected by Vortex Canada is personal information that is voluntarily provided by users. You do not have to provide us with any personal information to use our website, and we don’t collect personal information without your knowledge. We don’t sell your personal information to third parties, but we will use your personal information to fulfill requests made by you and for other business purposes of Vortex Canada and any of its successors. We may share your personal information with certain affiliated parties, to provide certain of the Services to you. We may also use your personal information to send you marketing materials or other information about Vortex Canada, its products, or its affiliates. For example, you may send an email or fill out an online request for information form to request more information from us. The information you provide will be used by us to give you the information you are requesting. We may also use your name, phone number, email address, or home address to send you marketing materials and other information about Vortex Canada, its products, or its affiliates in the future.
TRAFFIC DATA AND OTHER NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
We automatically collect and store certain non-personal information concerning the traffic to our Websites, including, for example: the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our sites; and the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to a Website. We use this information as anonymous aggregate data for business purposes such as to determine the number of visitors to different sections of a Website, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make the Website more useful. We also use this information to see where leads are generated from in an attempt to better optimize our ongoing Internet marketing efforts. At this time, our Websites do not use persistent “cookies” or other tracking mechanisms that collect personally identifying information. We use session cookies to anonymously collect the date and time of the visit. Accepting session cookies on our site is voluntary; you may still use the site if you decline cookies. You may also provide us with other non-personal information. For example, you may provide us with information regarding how you learned about us, or you may provide us with information regarding why you are interested in our products. This information may be used by our marketing and product personnel to better optimize our ongoing marketing and product development efforts.
CONTESTS, SWEEPSTAKES OR SPECIAL OFFERS
We may offer promotions, contests, or sweepstakes that may require that you enter contact information to qualify for entry. Collected data from promotions, contests, or sweepstakes may be used to process entries, send promotional materials, notify entrants, and may be shared with other companies in connection with these activities. Please make sure to consult the privacy provisions or the official rules of any contest or sweepstakes you enter, as the specific data collection and usage practices may vary by contest or sweepstakes. LINKS Our Websites may contain links to other websites. Vortex Optics is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of that website or any other linked websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Websites, and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personal information.
THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS
Vortex Canada works with certain third parties that provide services on our Websites. When you use the Vortex LRBC long range ballistics calculator, those calculations are provided by Gunwerks, LLC d/b/a G7. These third parties may collect personal and non-personal information from users of our Websites. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of any third parties. Vortex Optics is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any third parties. We will try to keep this policy current with the identity of third party service providers on our Websites, but if you have questions about who provides services for our Websites, please do not hesitate to contact us.
When you submit information via our Websites, we take efforts to protect your information both online and offline. Please keep in mind, however, that whenever you give out personal information online, such information is not always secure in transit. While we strive to protect your privacy and secure your information, we cannot guarantee the security of information sent over the Internet, and you disclose such information at your own risk. Our practices have been designed to comply with the privacy provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (http://www.privcom.gc.ca/). Personal information that is collected through this web site is on a volunteer basis. However, as with most sites, certain non-personal information is recorded by the standard operation of our servers (“Cookie” technology). Such information is used to provide an enhanced online experience, and may include: The name of the ISP from which you access the Internet. The date and time you accessed the site. The Internet address of the Web site from which you enter our site and where you go after you leave our site. This information is also used to measure and monitor the use of our site and to improve its content. The “Cookie Technology” does not personally identify you or extract any information from your computer. Data which would personally identify you is known only when voluntarily submitted. For further information regarding our commitment to privacy please contact Vortex Canada’s Privacy Compliance Officer by contacting our office:
45 Airpark Place, Unit 5
If resolution to your concern has not been obtained through the above contact to your satisfaction, you may contact:
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
112 Kent Street Place de Ville Tower B, 3rd Floor