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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how boomingwebs.com (the “Site” or “we”) collects, uses, and discloses your Personal Information when you visit or make a purchase from the Site.


Collecting Personal Information

When you visit the Site, we collect certain information about your device, your interaction with the Site, and information necessary to process your purchases. We may also collect additional information if you contact us for customer support. In this Privacy Policy, we refer to any information that can uniquely identify an individual (including the information below) as “Personal Information”. See the list below for more information about what Personal Information we collect and why.


Device information

  • Examples of Personal Information collected: version of web browser, IP address, time zone, cookie information, what sites or products you view, search terms, and how you interact with the Site.
  • Purpose of collection: to load the Site accurately for you, and to perform analytics on Site usage to optimize our Site.
  • Source of collection: Collected automatically when you access our Site using cookies, log files, web beacons, tags, or pixels 
  • Disclosure for a business purpose: shared with our processor Shopify

Order information

  • Examples of Personal Information collected: name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, email address, and phone number).
  • Purpose of collection: to provide products or services to you to fulfill our contract, to process your payment information, arrange for shipping, and provide you with invoices and/or order confirmations, communicate with you, screen our orders for potential risk or fraud, and when in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
  • Source of collection: collected from you.
  • Disclosure for a business purpose: shared with our processor Shopify, Payment Gateways that process payments through our website, shipping and fulfilment carrier and apps.

Customer support information

  • Examples of Personal Information collected: Same as described above.
  • Purpose of collection: to provide customer support.
  • Source of collection: collected from you.
  • Disclosure for a business purpose: shared with third party vendors such as answerconnect.com who we use to outsource our customer support management.

We may occasionally also collect same data as explained above OFFLINE to optimize marketing data analysis.

Minors

The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 14. We do not intentionally collect Personal Information from children. If you are the parent or guardian and believe your child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us by going to our ‘contact us’ page to request deletion.

 

Sharing Personal Information

We share your Personal Information with service providers to help us provide our services and fulfill our contracts with you, as described above. For example:

  • We use WordPress and third-party platforms such as Vendasta.com to power our online store. You can read more about how WordPress.com and Vendasta.com uses your Personal Information here: https://www.vendasta.com/privacy-policy/ ; https://automattic.com/privacy/ .
  • We may share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawfuhttps://automattic.com/privacy/l request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Behavioural Advertising

As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For example:

  • We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
  • We share information about your use of the Site, your purchases, and your interaction with our ads on other websites with our advertising partners. We collect and share some of this information directly with our advertising partners, and in some cases through the use of cookies or other similar technologies (which you may consent to, depending on your location).
  • We also use other social marketing platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Pinterest, Tiktok, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, and also other marketplace channels such as Etsy, Amazon, eBay, Google Shopping, Walmart, Bestbuy, and Newegg.

For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.

You can opt out of targeted advertising by:

If you do not find the appropriate link and wish to opt-out you may contact our 24/7 customer support to opt you out immediately upon request by going to our ‘contact-us’ page of our website.

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

Using Personal Information

We use your personal Information to provide our services to you, which includes: offering products for sale, processing payments, shipping and fulfillment of your order, and keeping you up to date on new products, services, and offers.

Lawful basis

Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), if you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), we process your personal information under the following lawful bases:

  • Your consent which is obtained at the time of purchase;
  • The performance of the contract between you and the Site;
  • Compliance with our legal obligations;
  • To protect your vital interests;
  • To perform a task carried out in the public interest;
  • For our legitimate interests, which do not override your fundamental rights and freedoms.

Retention

When you place an order through the Site, we will retain your Personal Information for our records unless and until you ask us to erase this information. For more information on your right of erasure, please see the ‘Your rights’ section below.

Automatic decision-making

If you are a resident of the EEA, you have the right to object to processing based solely on automated decision-making (which includes profiling), when that decision-making has a legal effect on you or otherwise significantly affects you.

We DO NOT engage in fully automated decision-making that has a legal or otherwise significant effect using customer data.

Our processor Shopify uses limited automated decision-making to prevent fraud that does not have a legal or otherwise significant effect on you.

Services that include elements of automated decision-making include:

  • Temporary denylist of IP addresses associated with repeated failed transactions. This denylist persists for a small number of hours.
  • Temporary denylist of credit cards associated with denylisted IP addresses. This denylist persists for a small number of days.

Selling Personal Information

Our Site may choose to sell Personal Information in future, as defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”).

  • CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION SOLD; The above-mentioned details including, name, billing/shipping address, purchase behaviour and history, customer demographics.
  • INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO OPT-OUT OF SALE; In order to opt-out of this service, you will have to contact our customer support and ask to remove your data completely from our database.
  • INFORMATION OF MINORS (UNDER 16) may be sold and treated similar to adults only except told otherwise by the customer.

Your rights

GDPR

If you are a resident of the EEA, you have the right to access the Personal Information we hold about you, to port it to a new service, and to ask that your Personal Information be corrected, updated, or erased. If you would like to exercise these rights, please contact us through the contact information in our contact us section of our website.

Your Personal Information will be initially processed in Ireland and then will be transferred outside of Europe for storage and further processing, including to Canada and the United States. For more information on how data transfers comply with the GDPR, see Vendasta’s GDPR Whitepaper: https://www.vendasta.com/gdpr/

CCPA

If you are a resident of California, you have the right to access the Personal Information we hold about you (also known as the ‘Right to Know’), to port it to a new service, and to ask that your Personal Information be corrected, updated, or erased. If you would like to exercise these rights, please contact us through the contact information in our contact us section of our website.

If you would like to designate an authorized agent to submit these requests on your behalf, please contact us in our contact us section of our website.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of information that’s downloaded to your computer or device when you visit our Site. We use a number of different cookies, including functional, performance, advertising, and social media or content cookies. Cookies make your browsing experience better by allowing the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login and region selection). This means you don’t have to re-enter this information each time you return to the site or browse from one page to another. Cookies also provide information on how people use the website, for instance whether it’s their first time visiting or if they are a frequent visitor.

Cookies Necessary for the Functioning of the Store

We also use other cookies and tracking tags such as Facebook Pixel, Google tags, Pinterest tags, Tiktok tags and other marketing app tags including Segment.

The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device.

You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies can negatively impact your user experience and parts of our website may no longer be fully accessible.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can choose whether or not to accept cookies through your browser controls, often found in your browser’s “Tools” or “Preferences” menu. For more information on how to modify your browser settings or how to block, manage or filter cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through such sites as www.allaboutcookies.org.

Additionally, please note that blocking cookies may not completely prevent how we share information with third parties such as our advertising partners. To exercise your rights or opt-out of certain uses of your information by these parties, please follow the instructions in the “Behavioural Advertising” section above.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies and other ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, and tags to compile information about your usage of our Websites or Services and give you a personalized experience in a faster and more secure way. They also help us market more effectively to users, provide aggregated auditing, research, and reporting.

What types of cookies do we use?

Essential website cookies

These are required to operate the website in the intended way. Essential cookies are required to provide you with services while browsing our site. 

Performance and Functionality

Non-essential to the operation of our site, but help optimize your experience while browsing. If these are turned off, certain features and aspects of the website may not operate correctly. 

Analytics and customization cookies

These cookies help us determine how our visitors are using our website. This can help us ascertain ways to improve our website, and future marketing campaigns. 

Advertising cookies

These cookies are used to customize your advertising experience while not only on our site but while exploring other sites across the web. This can help ensure you do not see the same advertisement too many times in a row, and can also help third party advertisers learn more about your interests, for example, you may see more digital marketing advertisements after visiting our website. 

Social networking cookies

We use social networking cookies to allow for easier sharing of content through our blog and content library, while third-party applications such as Disqus allow for quick log-in via social media. Social networking cookies may also be used for promotional purposes.

Retention period

Session cookies

Designed to be temporary, these cookies delete themselves once you close your browser.

Persistent cookies

These exist within your computer for an extended amount of time, providing service upon every visit to our website. These can be turned off and manually deleted through your browser settings.

Do Not Track

Please note that because there is no consistent industry understanding of how to respond to “Do Not Track” signals, we do not alter our data collection and usage practices when we detect such a signal from your browser.

Changes

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons.

Further information

We will amend this document when we make any changes that require updates due to legislation changes, service updates, or other factors. We will date this document with notice of the most recent update. We also encourage users to periodically review this policy.

If you’d like to learn more or have any questions regarding cookies or other tracking technologies operated by us then please reach out. 

Contact

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by going to the ‘contact us’ page on our website or by mail using the details provided below:

4978 Yonge street, PH501, North York, Ontario, Canada, M2M 2T4

Last updated: April 23, 2021

If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, you have the right to lodge your complaint with the relevant data protection authority. You can contact your local data protection authority, or our supervisory authority here: https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/

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