At Purolator International, Inc. we are committed to protecting your privacy. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you about our practices relating to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information that may be provided through access to or use of our web sites (the “Site”). By using this Site, you expressly accept and agree to abide by the terms set forth in this Privacy Statement. Unless otherwise referenced herein, any reference to “Purolator,” “we,” “us” and “our” shall mean Purolator International, Inc.
For the purpose of this Privacy Statement, "personal information" means information about any identifiable individual. This Privacy Statement only sets forth our policy towards personal information collected through the Site.
What Personal Information We Collect and How We Use It
Purolator collects and retains information about every shipment we make so that we can better provide you with the services and information necessary to make shipping the easiest part of your day. In connection with this Site, we only collect personal information when you voluntarily provide it to us, such as when you request information be sent to you, enter a sweepstakes, subscribe to our email distribution list or complete an online contact request form.
This Site is intended for use by individuals over the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect, retain or use personal information from any individual under the age of 13.
Examples of personal information collected by Purolator are:
- contact information (such as name, address, e-mail address and telephone number in a non-business capacity); and
- on an optional basis, demographic information (such as age, education and occupation).
Purolator uses your personal information for the following purposes:
To provide you with timely and reliable services, including shipping, tracing packages, communicating with you and the intended recipient of your packages about the status of the shipment, customer support, account management and billing, verifying credit, customer authentication and related services;
- to develop and maintain our relationship with you and to communicate with you regarding our relationship;
- to develop and improve our products, services and websites and to advise you about new products and services that may be of interest to you;
- to satisfy Purolator's legitimate business interests (for example, conducting market studies and trend analysis and generating aggregate data and reports which record customer behavior as a whole);
- to assist law enforcement agencies, to collect outstanding debts, to protect our business interests and the interests of our customers, and to generally meet requirements imposed by law based on Purolator's good faith belief of what is necessary to meet the requirements imposed by law; and
- to, in good faith, protect the users of the Site or the public in general.
When We Disclose Your Personal Information
Except with your consent, we will not sell, share, license, trade or rent your personal information to others.
Purolator may disclose personal information to third parties engaged to assist us in providing services to you or to carry out one or more of the purposes described above, such as to assist us in our marketing efforts. These companies are prohibited from using your personal information for their own marketing purposes or from sharing your personal information with others.
Purolator reserves the right to co-operate fully with local, state and federal officials in any investigation relating to any personal information (including private electronic communications transmitted on any Purolator website) or any purportedly unlawful activities.
Purolator reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party in the event of a proposed or actual sale, merger or other transfer of the assets or shares of Purolator USA, Inc. or a division thereof, provided that the information does not constitute all or substantially all of the assets being transferred.
Knowledge and Consent
Purolator collects personal information about our customers only when our customers voluntarily provide it.
When personal information is provided to us about the intended recipient of a shipment, we use that information solely for the purposes of processing the shipment and, in some cases, to communicate with the intended recipient to provide information pertaining to the status of the shipment. We rely on our customers to obtain the intended recipient's consent to our use of their personal information for these limited purposes.
We will not, as a condition of the supply of a product or service, require you to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of information beyond that required to fulfill the explicitly specified and legitimate purposes.
A cookie is a small file containing information that a website creates when you visit it. A cookie can track how and when you use a website and/or other websites which you visited and can store that information.
There are two common types of cookies: "session cookies" and "persistent cookies". Session cookies store information only for the length of time that you are connected to a website -- they are not written onto your hard drive. Once you leave the website, the originator of the cookie no longer has the information that was contained on it. The information stored in "persistent cookies" is written onto your hard drive and remains there until the expiry date of the cookie. Currently, we only use session cookies in connection with the Site.
Purolator uses session cookies to track your visits within our website. Purolator uses that information to determine the type of information that you are looking for on our website and to improve our website. Purolator uses information about the site you visited immediately prior to our site to assess the viability of links to our site that we have created on third party sites.
If you are concerned about having your browser enabled to accept cookies while you are surfing other websites, we recommend that you enable your browser to notify you when it is receiving a cookie. This gives you the ability to accept or reject cookies presented by the web server you are visiting. We suggest you contact the manufacturer of your browser for information on how to do this.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
Purolator makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information collected from you is protected against loss and unauthorized access. Access to your personal information is restricted to selected Purolator employees or representatives. In addition, Purolator employs generally accepted information security techniques, such as firewalls and access control procedures to protect personal information against loss and unauthorized access.
Criminals use various techniques to gather your personal information for use in identity theft, credit fraud and other illegal activities. These attempts may be sophisticated in nature and designed to appear that they are requests from companies with which you may have a legitimate relationship. Do not provide your personal information to a third party unless you are certain of that party's identity. If you are concerned that a third party is trying to obtain your information by impersonating Purolator, please contact Purolator at 1-888-511-4811 or via email at email@example.com.
Links to Third Party Sites
Changes to this Privacy Statement
Purolator reserves the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time without notice. The Privacy Statement posted at any time or from time to time via this Site shall be deemed to be the Privacy Statement then in effect. This Privacy Statement is effective on and was last updated October 31, 2006. By continuing to use this Site following the posting of changes, you expressly accept and agree to abide by the terms set forth in the amended Privacy Statement
Access to Personal Information and Withdrawal of Consent
You may contact Purolator at 1-888-511-4811 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to or correction or update of your personal information, In addition, you may call Purolator's call center at 1-888-SHIP-123 and request that your electronic signature for a specific waybill number be removed from our online Proof of Delivery systems.
You may withdraw consent to Purolator's collection and retention of your personal information at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. If you wish to withdraw your consent, please contact Purolator at 1-888-511-4811 or email@example.com . Purolator will inform you of the implications of withdrawing consent.
In the event that you have any questions about Purolator's Privacy Statement or if you have reason to believe that Purolator may have failed to adhere to this Privacy Statement, you may contact us at:
Privacy Compliance Officer
Purolator International, Inc.
2 Jericho Plaza, Suite 204
Jericho, NY 11753
Or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that any comments, suggestions or materials provided to Purolator shall be deemed to be of a non-confidential and non-proprietary nature (becoming the property of Purolator upon Purolator's receipt of same) and Purolator shall be entitled to use and distribute such comments, suggestions or materials to any other parties and for any other purposes, including, but not limited to, developing and marketing products and/or services incorporating or based on any such comments, suggestions or materials.