Privacy & Security
Your right to privacy and security while shopping online with us is of the utmost importance. To protect your personal information, we employ security services to encrypt all data and to monitor our online store for any potential security issues.
Following are some common questions and answers that deal with security and personal information for our site.
I'm nervous about giving out my credit card information over the internet. Should I be?
You should always be careful when giving out personal information, including your credit card information, whether it be over the internet, telephone or in person. Electronic payment has become the most popular form of payment in the world due to the convenience it offers. Unfortunately the rare cases of credit card fraud get news headlines and never a word is spoken about the millions of other transactions that occur every single day.
"Internet commerce is no more prone to fraud than other types of payment mechanisms."
What do you use my personal information for?
While you can visit our online shop without registering or providing any personal information, you should register and set up an account when you make your first purchase. The personal information requested is necessary for the following reasons:
- To set up your account with billing and shipping information
- To process and ship your orders
- To deliver news and special information via email (optional)
Conach Inc. may also use personal account information and data collected through your personal identification to generate statistics and reports for our internal use only. These statistics and reports will not contain any personally identifiable information. Your identity is kept anonymous.
How do you protect my personal information?
When you provide us with any personal information -- your name, address, e-mail and credit card number -- it is done on a secure server. One of today’s most advanced security systems -- Secure Socket Layers (SSL) -- encrypts all information you provide before sending it to our server.
Credit card information is not sent from our servers to outside credit card processing companies. We personally process all credit card transactions from our office for increased security. In addition, once we have processed a credit card transaction for an order, that credit card information is destroyed on our own servers so we do not even have access to it again without you providing it to us on a new order.
What is a "cookie" and does abitofhome.ca use them?
A "cookie" is one of those cute internet terms. Basically a cookie is a small file that automatically recognizes you when you visit abitofhome.ca. The primary use of our cookie is to keep track of what you place in your shopping basket.
Depending on the security settings of your browser program, our cookie file may or may not be installed. If the security setting you have prevents our cookie file from being installed, your shopping basket will not be able to retain anything you put in it. While you can typically use a high security setting on your browser to shop at abitofhome.ca, blocking cookies will prevent you from making a purchase.
Do you disclose personal customer information to anyone?
Conach Inc. contracts with certain trusted companies to act on our behalf by performing such functions as fulfilling orders and delivering packages. Those companies are provided only with the information needed to perform their specific function and may not use such information for other purposes. Customers' specific personal information is not sold, rented or made available to anyone other than Conach Inc.
Conach Inc. reserves the right to co-operate with local, provincial and federal officials in any investigation requiring either personal information, including any personal information provided online, or reports about lawful or unlawful user activities on our web site.
Is abitofhome.ca intended for use by children?
Our online shop is not intended to be used by children, although, from time to time, we may sell children's products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may use our online shop only with involvement of a parent or guardian.
USE OF WEBSITE
We reserve the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any or all of the Website and/or any or all features, products, prices of products, services or information appearing on or available through any or all of the Website with or without notice to you. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any modification or discontinuance of such features, products, prices, services, or information on the Website or the Website itself.
SUBMISSION OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS
Our Website provides links to other websites or resources. These links are for your convenience only and are not under our control. You acknowledge and agree that Conach Inc. is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse any such site, its use or contents and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You agree that Conach Inc. shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such external sites or resources. In the event you decide to access or use any of these other websites or resources, you agree you do so at your own risk.
OUR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
The Website is owned and operated by Conach Inc. The contents of the Website are 2003 Conach Inc. All Rights Reserved. You acknowledge and agree that all content, including but not limited to text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, or other material contained in advertisements or information presented to you on our Website is protected by our or other third parties' copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. Conach Inc. authorizes you to view and download materials at the Website only for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you retain all copyright and proprietary notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials. You may not modify the materials on the Website in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose. Any use of these materials on any other website (including without limitation, displaying this Website or any material displayed on or that can be downloaded from this Website in frames on another website without Conach's express written permission) is prohibited.
SALE OF PRODUCTS
You may be provided with the opportunity to purchase products through the Website and/or from third party websites linked to the Website. Products purchased through the websites of others are subject to the terms and conditions of such other parties and their websites, and Conach Inc. shall have no liability or responsibility therefore.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF OUR WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. CONACH INC , AFFILIATES (AND THEIR FRANCHISEES AND LICENSEES) AND SUBSIDIARIES (COLLECTIVELY, "AFFILIATES") EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. CONACH AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES, PRODUCTS, OR INFORMATION OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES CONACH INC OR ITS AFFILIATES MAKE ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR INFORMATION OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY THEREOF. CONACH INC. MAKES NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE OR CORRECT ANY INFORMATION THAT APPEARS ON THE WEBSITE OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED HEREUNDER.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR INFORMATION DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF OR FROM THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE OR NONUSE OF SUCH INFORMATION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR INFORMATION AND ANY BODILY INJURY. CONACH INC AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE WEBSITE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM CONACH INC. OR THROUGH OR FROM ANY SERVICE OR PRODUCT ON THE WEBSITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT CONACH INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, WHETHER SUCH INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION WAS JUSTIFIED OR NOT, NEGLIGENT OR INTENTIONAL, INADVERTENT OR ADVERTENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
DOMESTIC USE; EXPORT RESTRICTION
We control the Website from our offices within Canada. We make no representation that the Website or its content (including, without limitation, any products or services available on or through the Website) are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Users who access the Website from outside the Canada do so on their own initiative and must bear all responsibility for compliance with local laws, if applicable. Further, the Canadian export control laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain territories. No content from the Website may be downloaded in violation of Canadian law.
APPLICABLE LAW; JURISDICTION