Last modified: October 18, 2018
SCHWARZ TEA TAKES PRECAUTIONS WITH CUSTOMER INFORMATION AND PERSONAL DATA.
Schwarz Tea values its Users and respects Your privacy. Schwarz Tea collects information about You through the Website in an effort to improve Your online experience and to communicate with You about Schwarz Tea's products, services and promotions. Neither Your name nor anything personal about You is sold or shared with any non-affiliated company or agency. However, as described in greater detail below, Schwarz Tea may share Your information under certain circumstances with businesses we work with to help the Website function.
This policy describes the personal information Schwarz Tea collects about You, why Schwarz Tea collects it, how Schwarz Tea uses it, and when Schwarz Tea shares it with third parties. This policy also describes the choices You can make about how Schwarz Tea collects and uses certain of that information. Amendments to this policy will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted. You can tell if the policy has changed by checking the last modified date that appears on this policy. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute Your acceptance thereof.
Types of Information Collected
Schwarz Tea will ask You for certain kinds of personal information to provide the various services on Schwarz Tea's Website. This information includes:
My Account - You have the opportunity to create a personal shopping account with Schwarz Tea. This account allows you to shop faster and easier, and to check on order status and history. Using your name and a password of your choice, you may access your account online at any time to add, delete, or change information. In creating this account, you authorize Schwarz Tea to store your name and email address. Should you elect to do so, you may also include in your "My Account" your birth date, gender, telephone number and shipping and billing addresses. If you choose to include such additional information then you are also authorizing Schwarz Tea to store such information until such time you elect to change or delete it. Each of these options is for your convenience only. The information is not used for any other purpose. If you ever use a public computer to visit the "My Account" section of our Website we strongly encourage you to log out at the conclusion of your session. By doing so, although your information will still be stored with us, it will not be accessible to anyone else from that computer.
Email List - When you create an account with Schwarz Tea, you will be given the option to be added to the Schwarz Tea email list. Whether or not you select this option, your personal information will never be shared with or sold to anyone. Subscriptions to the email list can be cancelled at any time. To be removed from our email list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and the address in the message.
Purchases - When you place an order, you will be asked to provide your credit card information. Schwarz Tea does not store your credit card information.
Calls to Customer Service/Participation in Promotions/Sweepstakes or Surveys- If you call our Customer Service center or participate in one of our promotions or sweepstakes or user surveys, we may ask for additional information, such as your age, interests or product preferences.
Use of Your Personal Information
We use the information we collect for various purposes, including:
to complete your purchase transactions
to provide the services you request
to keep you informed about the status of your orders
to identify your product and service preferences, so we can notify you of new or additional products, services, and promotions that might be of interest to you
to notify you of product recalls or provide other information concerning products you have purchased
to improve our merchandise selections, customer service, and overall shopping experience
to communicate with you by email, postal mail, telephone, text message, or other means
Sharing Information With Third Parties
(a) Schwarz Tea does not share, sell or trade with third parties (other than third parties hired by Schwarz Tea to help the Website function) any of Your personal information, such as email addresses, telephone numbers, or other specific details about You, except with Your consent or as may be required by law. Schwarz Tea does not contribute to or participate in cooperative databases, which give other companies access to such personal information.
(b) Schwarz Tea may provide access to Your personal information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Website, to limit Schwarz Tea's legal liability and protect Schwarz Tea's rights or to protect the rights, property or safety of other Users or visitors of this Website or the public.
(d) Schwarz Tea may also make non-personal information available, in aggregate form, to marketing partners, advertisers, and others in order to assist Schwarz Tea in providing its services and identifying potential customers. This information will not include anything that is personal about you or allow any such third parties to identify you or access your personal information.
(e) Schwarz Tea may disclose Your personal and non-personal information to any successor company, such as a company that acquires Schwarz Tea. In the event Schwarz Tea is acquired or merged with another company, Your personal and non-personal information will likely be among the assets transferred.
Schwarz Tea goes to great lengths to keep your financial information private and safe. We take appropriate physical, electronic and administrative steps to maintain the security and accuracy of personally identifiable information we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as employing electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access. In addition, it is our policy to never send your credit card number via e-mail. Please note, however, that e-mail is not encrypted and is not considered to be a secure means of transmitting credit card information.
We use Secure Socket Layers (SSL), the industry standard in transferring information to process your orders. The SSL encrypts, or translates, your order information into a highly indecipherable code, which is processed immediately. All credit card transactions occur in a secure area of our Website, to protect you from any loss, misuse or alteration of information collected. When you have finished shopping and begin the checkout process, you will move into the secure area of our Website. Once you've entered, the page address (URL) will change from http to https, to let you know you are in a secure area. Also, a key or a closed lock will appear in the lower right hand corner of your screen to notify you of this change. You will remain in this secure zone for the entire checkout process.
Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, the transmission of data over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we will use every reasonable means to ensure the security of information you transmit to us, we cannot guarantee that such information will not be intercepted by third parties. We will, however, prosecute any unauthorized or fraudulent transactions to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Links to Other Websites
While visiting our Website, you may link to websites operated by other third parties. This does not mean that we endorse these websites. We do not make any representations or warranties about any website you may access through the Schwarz Tea website. They are independent from us, and we have no control over, or responsibility for, their information or activities.
You will receive promotional emails from us only if you have asked to receive them. If you do not want to receive e-mail from Schwarz Tea you may email email@example.com. Please allow us 10 business days from when the request was received to complete the removal, as some of our promotions may already have been in process before you submitted your request.
"Spoofing" And "Phishing"
A common Internet scam is known as "spoofing" or "phishing." This occurs when you receive an email from what appears to be a legitimate source requesting personal information from you. Please be aware that Schwarz Tea will NEVER send you an email requesting you to verify credit card, bank information, or any other personal information. If you ever receive an email that appears to be from us requesting such information from you, DO NOT respond to it, and DO NOT click on any links appearing in the email. Instead, please forward the email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we will investigate all instances of possible Internet fraud.
Children and Privacy
Our Website is not meant for children, and we will not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without verified parental consent. We will remove from our files any personally identifiable information of anyone we discover to be under 13 years old. Our online contests or sweepstakes are restricted to entrants who are at least 18 years old.
Schwarz Tea does not want You to send any emails to Schwarz Tea containing confidential or proprietary information. Any such emails, and all information, materials, suggestions, ideas or comments contained therein will be considered non-confidential, and by submitting the same, You are giving Schwarz Tea the absolute right to use, modify, reproduce, transmit, display and distribute the email or anything contained therein for any purpose whatsoever, with no payment or other compensation to You. However, Schwarz Tea will not use Your name or personal information unless Schwarz Tea is required by law to identify the source of the materials, information, suggestions, ideas or comments, or unless Schwarz Tea first obtains Your permission.
If You have any questions about Your privacy or security at the Website, please call Schwarz Tea at 587 604 6803 or email@example.com and include Your name and the address in the message.
Limitation of Liability
We make no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, with respect to this WEBSite, its content, or the information available on or through it; they are provided "as is," with all faults. Except as otherwise provided under applicable laws, we will not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to the use of this WEBSite or any other website linked to it. This limitation of liability applies to direct, indirect, consequential, special, punitive or other damages you or others may suffer, as well as damages for lost profits, business interruption or the loss of data or information, even if we are notified in advance of the potential for any such damages.
By visiting our Website, you agree that the laws of the Province of Alberta, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and us or any of our affiliates regarding your visit to and use of our Website.
If you have any questions about your privacy or security at www.schwarztea.com please call us at 587 604 6803 or firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and the address in the message.
If you feel that this Website is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number.