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PRIVACY POLICY & TERMS OF USE

 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

 

EMPIRE may collect personal information when you:

• Purchase, order, return or exchange any of our products online or in one of our stores;
• Contact EMPIRE customer service representatives or other employees by e-mail, phone or in one or our stores;
• Visit our websites;
• Enter into a contest, an event or respond to one of our surveys;
• Apply for employment or accept employment.

EMPIRE may also collect personal information from public sources and from third-parties where permitted by law.

 

Personal Information Collected Online

1. Information You Provide

If you choose to purchase products online from the EMPIRE website you will need to create an EMPIRE Customer Account and provide the following information and/or other specific information so that we can fulfill your order accurately:

• First and Last Name
• First and Last Name of person authorized to pick-up the product (if other than yourself)
• Contact Phone Number(s)
• Shipping & Billing Addresses
• Email Address
• Payment Information

 When creating your EMPIRE account you will also be able to provide extra information to help us deliver a better online shopping experience:

• Gender
• Date of Birth

2. Information Collected Automatically

When you visit the EMPIRE website, contact EMPIRE by e-mail, or interact with EMPIRE online advertising, EMPIRE may collect certain information by automated means, using technologies such as cookies, Web server logs, and Web beacons. This information may be used to provide a better-tailored and more personalized shopping experience, and for market research, data analytics, and system administration purposes. For instance, EMPIRE may use this information to determine whether you've visited our website before or if it is your first visit, to store your preferences and settings, to provide sign-in authentication, and for compliance with our legal obligations, policies, and procedures. EMPIRE may also collect data about your activities on our websites for use in providing advertising tailored to your individual interests.

The EMPIRE website may use cookies and other types of local storage (such as browser-based or plugin-based local storage). Cookies are small data files that reside in your computer's memory that help us deliver the best possible online shopping experience. This is standard practice for all e-commerce websites. Cookies facilitate every aspect of your shopping experience on thinkempire.com, from browsing and choosing products to ensure your order is processed accurately. EMPIRE may use “session” cookies (which do not remain on your computer after you close your browser) and “persistent” cookies (which do remain on your computer until you delete them or they expire.) Your browser may provide the ability to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and how to restrict or disable certain cookies. Please note, however, that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features and functions of our website.

EMPIRE may also use third-party Web analytics services on its website, such as those provided by Google Analytics, to help us analyze how users use our website. These providers may collect various data points associated with your visits to our website, including your IP address, and they may place cookies to help with the analysis.

 

HOW WE USE INFORMATION

 

EMPIRE may use your personal information for a number of different business purposes, for example to:

• fulfill orders and requests for products, services or information;
• process returns, exchanges and layaway requests;
• detect and protect against fraud and error;
• establish and manage your accounts with us;
• track and confirm online orders;
• Ship & deliver products;
• track and analyze your purchases and preferences to better understand your product and service needs and eligibility;
• market and advertise products and services;
• communicate things like special events, promotions and surveys;
• tailor our online content or in-store offerings to you based on your interactions with us and your preferences;
• conduct research and analysis;
• operate, evaluate and improve our business.

  

HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION

 

EMPIRE does not sell its customers’ personal information to any other party. However, in the normal course of business, we may share some of your personal information within our corporate family and with third parties acting on our behalf or as permitted or required by law.

Service Providers

EMPIRE may use third parties to manage one or more aspects of our business operations, including the processing or handling of personal information. When we do use an outside company, we use contractual or other appropriate means to ensure that your personal information is used in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

For example, we may share personal information with third parties to perform services on our behalf such as: fulfilling online orders, processing non-cash payments, sending marketing communications, servicing products, conducting research surveys, verifying and validating information that you have provided to us, delivering products, and providing customer support services.

 

HOW WE STORE AND PROTECT INFORMATION

 

We maintain appropriate safeguards and current security standards to protect your personal information against unauthorized access, disclosure, or misuse. For example, electronic records are stored in secure, limited-access servers; we employ technological tools like firewalls and passwords, and we ensure our employees are trained on the importance of maintaining the security and confidentiality of personal information.

We keep your information only as long as we need it for legitimate business purposes and to meet any legal requirements. We have retention standards that meet these parameters. We destroy your information when it is no longer needed.

We do not store any credit card information on our web servers. Your credit or debit card information is securely transmitted to our payment processing provider and processed in the same way it would be if you would physically be in one of our stores.

SSL Technology

Our website uses encryption technology, such as Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL"), to protect your personal information during data transport. SSL encrypts ordering information such as your name, address, and credit card number.

 

TERMS OF USE OF THE THINKEMPIRE.COM WEBSITE

 

The Website hosted at https://thinkempire.com and any of its subdomain or subdirectory (including all content, page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts and the presentation, arrangement, coordination, enhancement and selection of such and other information in text, graphical, video and audio forms, images, icons, software, designs, applications, data, and other elements available on or through the Website) is the property of 9182-1215 Québec Inc. Empire en ligne (Empire Online Store), and is protected by Canadian and international copyright, trademark and other laws. Your use of the Website does not transfer to you any ownership or other rights in the Website or its content. The Website is made available to you for your lawful, personal use only. You may use the Website only in the manner described expressly in this Agreement and subject to all applicable laws. Using the Website for any other purpose or in any other manner is strictly prohibited.

You may print Website pages provided that you do not modify any of the pages and you do not remove or alter any visible or non-visible identification, marks, notices, or disclaimers. The Website and its content may not be copied, imitated, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, modified, indexed, cataloged, mirrored or distributed in any way, in whole or in part, without the express prior written consent of Empire Sports Inc. You may not sell or resell any part of the Website or access to the Website. You may not use any of the software that is used in the operation or provision of the Website except while you are using the Website in accordance with this Agreement.

By using our website and providing the requested information (shipping address, telephone number, and e-mail address), you accept that we stock and use this information. Should our confidentiality policy change, we will publish all modifications in these pages to keep you well informed.

We reserve the right, at any time, to accept or decline an online order. We reserve the right, at any time after receipt of your order, to supply less than the quantity you ordered of any item. We may need to verify any information you provide before we accept an order. Item availability and prices of all products sold at the thinkempire.com site are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to limit quantities on certain items