“Personal Information” is any information that is identifiable with you, as an individual. This information may include (but is not limited to) your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, business facsimile number, age and employment history. Personal Information, however, does not include your name, business title or business address and business telephone number in your capacity as an employee of an organization.
We have implemented commercially reasonable physical, organizational, contractual and technological security measures to protect your Personal Information from loss or theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. These security measures are proportionate to the amount and nature of the Personal Information collected. The only employees who are granted access to your Personal Information, are those with a business ‘need-to-know’ or whose duties reasonably require them to have access to such information.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will always collect your Personal Information by fair and lawful means (for example, when you enter information on ABG websites or during off-line contacts we may have with you). We may collect Personal Information from you directly and/or from third parties, where we have obtained your consent to do so or as otherwise required or permitted by law. As a result, information may be collected by your use of the ABG websites, including (but not limited to) sending us e-mails; completing surveys; and submitting employment applications.
Furthermore, when you browse ABG websites, you and your web browser may also transmit information that ABG automatically collects. This information may be combined with other Personal Information you have provided. The only other type of information automatically provided to ABG is the type of computer, operating system and browser you are using. This information is provided by your browser, which ABG may use to improve the performance of its website or for other similar technical or performance-related purposes.
We will keep the Personal Information that we collect on a server in your national jurisdiction. That is, if you are in the US, your information will reside on a server located in the US. If you are in Canada, your information will reside on a server in Quebec, Canada.
CONSENT TO COLLECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION
We generally obtain your consent prior to collecting, and in any case, prior to disclosing your Personal Information for any purpose. You may provide your consent to us verbally, electronically or in writing. The form of consent that we seek, including whether it is express or implied, will largely depend on the sensitivity of the Personal Information and the reasonable expectations you might have under the circumstances.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We identify the purposes for which we use your Personal Information at the time we collect such information from you and obtain your consent, in any case, prior to such use. We generally use your Personal Information for the following purposes (the “Purposes”):
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
- to respond to your inquiries;
- to respond to product or service complaints, product claims or product information requests;
- to collect your Personal Information in aggregate form to develop consumer profiles, perform sales analyses and identify marketing opportunities and strategies;
- to advise you about new products and services that may be of interest to you;
- to collect opinions and comments regarding ABG’s operations;
- to add you to ABG mailing list(s);
- to recruit for positions at ABG and to process your application for employment and your resume;
- to manage our websites;
- to investigate legal claims;
- such other purposes for which ABG may obtain consent from time to time; and
- such other uses as may be permitted or required by applicable law.
ACCESSING/REVIEWING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may keep a record of your Personal Information, correspondence or comments, in a file specific to you. We will utilize, disclose or retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which that Personal Information was collected and as permitted or required by law.
If you make a written request to review any Personal Information about you that we have collected, utilized or disclosed, we will provide you with any such Personal Information to the extent required by law. We will make such Personal Information available to you in a form that is generally understandable, and will explain any abbreviations or codes.
We will ensure that your Personal Information is kept as accurate, complete and up-to-date as possible. We will not routinely update your Personal Information, unless such a process is necessary. We expect you, from time to time, to supply us with written updates of your Personal Information, when required.
At any time, you can challenge the accuracy or completeness of your Personal Information stored in our records. If you successfully demonstrate that your Personal Information in our records is inaccurate or incomplete, we will amend the Personal Information as required. Where appropriate, we will transmit the amended information to third parties having access to your Personal Information.
We will attempt to respond to each of your written requests no later than thirty (30) days after receipt of such requests. We will advise you in writing if we cannot meet your requests within this time limit. If you are located in Canada, you have the right to make a complaint to the federal Privacy Commissioner in respect of this time limit.
We will not charge any costs for you to access your Personal Information stored in our records or to access our privacy practices without first providing you with an estimate of the approximate costs, if any.
We may request that you provide sufficient identification to permit access to the existence, use or disclosure of your Personal Information. Any such identifying information shall be used only for this purpose.
At any time, you may request that we delete or destroy your Personal Information from our servers and databases. Please be aware that by doing so, we may no longer be able to provide you certain services.
YOUR CHOICES AND COMMUNICATIONS PREFERENCES
We may send electronic newsletters and other communications on a periodic basis to various individuals and organizations. We may also send email communications regarding topics such as website updates, and product or service offerings. We offer you appropriate consent mechanisms, such as opt-out, for marketing and certain other communications. You can also manage your communications preferences by using the opt-out or unsubscribe mechanism or other means provided within the communications that you receive, or by contacting us directly at [email protected]
We request that children under the age of 13 not use the website or submit any personal information to the website. We do not direct the website to children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect, use, store, or disclose the personal information of children under the age of 13.