Privacy Policy

Royal Canin Canada Company (“RCC”, “we” or “us”) is committed to your dog or cat (“pet”), and to your personal privacy.

What is personal information?

Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. This information includes a personal e-mail address, home address, home telephone number, personal cell phone number, age, income, gender, and other similar information.

When do we collect personal information?

We collect personal information when you participate in elements of our website, such as Ask An Expert or Comments on blog content. We also collect personal information when you contact us by e-mail, mail or telephone to ask us questions. We also collect aggregate, non-personally identifiable website usage information. This information is collected through the use of SEO programs such as Google Analytics (monitoring software). These statistics help to show us what sections of our website are the most popular, and to improve our website content to better serve Canadian pet owners and Canadian pet professionals. We do not combine this information with personal information about you, unless express permission is asked of you.

What types of information do we collect?

  1. Pet Information We may ask you your dog’s or cat’s name, birth date, breed and/or similar information. We may also ask for photos of your pet.

  2. Pet Owner Information We may ask you for your first name and e-mail address.

We may also ask you for complete contact information, when you make an inquiry through our consumer support lines or when you participate in a promotion that requires us to contact a pet owner (for example, a contest or draw). Complete contact information means your full name, mailing address, e-mail address and home phone number.

      3.   Aggregate, Non-Personally Identifiable Information We collect aggregate information about how our website and e-mail marketing programs are used.

How do we use the information we collect?

  1. Pet Information We use pet information to customize and personalize the information we send to pet owners.

  2. Pet Owner Information We use pet owner information to: 

    a) provide pet owners with information they have explicitly agreed to receive; and 

    b) respond to enquiries

  3. Aggregate, Non-Personally Identifiable Information We use aggregate, non-personally identifiable information to see what sections of our website and e-mails are most popular, so we can create the most relevant experience for you.

How do we obtain consent?

By using our website you consent to our collection of aggregate, non-personally identifiable information about the use of our website. When you register online, enter a contest or promotion, communicate with us, or use interactive portions of our website, you consent to the collection of the personal information that you disclose to us for those purposes. In some cases, we will also ask you to confirm your knowledge of the terms of this privacy policy and agreement to our website Terms of Use.

When do we disclose your information?

We do not sell or rent your personal information. None of your personal information will be shared with companies affiliated with RCC.

We will not disclose the personal information you provide to us with third parties without your permission, unless to: (i) respond to duly authorized information requests of law enforcement and governmental authorities; (ii) comply with any law, regulation, subpoena or court order; (iii) help prevent fraud or to enforce or protect the rights and properties of RCC or its affiliated companies; (iv) protect the personal safety of RCC’s employees, customers or third parties; (v) assist in collecting any debt owed by you; or (vi) other such disclosures that are authorized, permitted or required under applicable law.

In the event that all or part of RCC’s assets are sold or financed or if RCC were to merge with another company, personal information in possession of RCC could be disclosed to the lender, buyer or merging partner, provided such personal information is used in compliance with RCC’s privacy policy.

How can a visitor or customer change his or her marketing preferences?

Consumer Affairs – Privacy Officer 100 Beiber Road Guelph, ON N1H 6H9

E-mail: info@petfoodnutrition.com

Phone: 1-800-527-2673

Office Hours (Eastern time): Mon. – Fri. | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How do I modify my personal information?

We encourage you to keep your personal information up-to-date. You may request access to personal information that RCC has collected about you by making a request in writing to our Privacy Officer:

Consumer Affairs – Privacy Officer

100 Beiber Road Guelph, ON N1H 6H9

E-mail: info@petfoodnutrition.com

Phone: 1-800-527-2673

Office Hours (Eastern time): Mon. – Fri. | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

You may also request that we remove your personal information from our records by contacting our Privacy Officer. However, this may prevent you from accessing certain portions of our website or certain services. Although we will delete active personal information from our records, residual personal information may remain in archived records or other historical records.

We will maintain your personal information in active data if we have suspended, limited, or terminated your access to the Site for violating our website Terms of Use.

How do we protect your privacy?

We safeguard our customer information in a responsible and business-like manner. We use secure systems to store customer information, and we dispose of customer information by destroying it using secure processes.

Foreign Affiliates and Third Party Service Providers

Our affiliates and third party service providers may be located outside of Canada. We require affiliates and third party service providers who receive personal information from us to provide a comparable level of protection and such personal information will also be subject to the laws of those jurisdictions.

Regarding Children and Minors

Our website and the services offered on our website are not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information on this website from children under the age of 13. With some exceptions, our contests and promotions are not directed to minors (persons who are under the age of majority in Canada, within their place of residence). We will not knowingly permit minors to enter a contest or promotion in violation of a restriction on entry.

Upon learning that our policies with respect to children and minors have been violated, we will delete all personal information that has been collected with respect to that child or minor except personal information that is necessary to keep a record of the occurrence and to prevent further occurrences. We request that parents and legal guardians monitor internet usage of their children and minors and help enforce our privacy policy.

Links to third party websites and social network plug-ins

Third party websites may be accessible through links available on our website, such as when you download information or wish to enter a contest with one of our promotional partners. You may also connect to social networks such as, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Myspace, through links available on our website. These links are provided for convenience. RCC does not have any control over such third party websites and does not provide any guarantee that the privacy practices of the hosts of any third party website will meet RCC’s standards. Any use of such third party websites, including other Royal Canin websites, will be governed by the privacy policies of those websites and not by this privacy policy. Any use of third party websites is at such visitor’s own risk.

You may create links between our website and social networking websites. If you do so, RCC may be able to publish updates about content and promotions to your social network account through the links that may be established. You may terminate such links at any time by modifying your social networking account.

If you are logged on to Facebook when visiting our page, your visit to our website will be personalized by Facebook based on your Facebook profile. For example, web pages within the RCC website may show information to you about you and information that your friends share with you on the web pages within our website.

You may change the way Facebook and our website interact by modifying your privacy settings in your Facebook account. You can also log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website to de-personalize your experience on our website. For more information, please refer to the Facebook privacy policy, which governs your use of these social plug-in features.

RCC encourages you to engage in safe social networking. If our website is viewed from a public computer, you should log out of Facebook and any other social networks before terminating your internet browsing session.

Notice to Persons Outside of Canada

This privacy policy is governed by the laws of Canada. By submitting personal information to RCC, you understand that your personal information will be subject to the laws of Canada.

What if I have questions about privacy when communicating with RCC? RCC has a dedicated Privacy Officer. If you have any questions about your privacy and RCC, contact our Privacy Officer by sending an e-mail with your questions to info@petfoodnutrition.com. Please be sure to include “Privacy” in the subject line of your query.

 

 

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