Student Grocer Privacy Policy

The Privacy:

 

This privacy policy sets out and governs the manner in which studentgrocer.com uses, maintains, protects and discloses any information that you provide while using studentgrocer.com. studentgrocer.com is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. This privacy policy applies to the site, all products and services offered by studentgrocer.com and it also explains how we collect information from you, what we collect from you, and what we do with it. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us because we want you to be comfortable in making us your number one online grocery shopping center. studentgrocer.com may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. By using studentgrocer.com you are agreeing with what is said in this Privacy Policy.

How we collect information:

We may collect personal identification information from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit our site and register on the site in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site. However, users may visit our site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us such as when you make an account with a username and password allowing us to provide service to you and so that you can provide us with directions if you need something that is not specifically stated on our website. Users can always refuse to supply personal information, but, it may prevent them from engaging in certain site related activities. In addition, our site may use "cookies" to enhance the user experience. The user's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. The user may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the site may not function properly.

What information we might collect:

  • Your Name
  • Your Contact information including your email address
  • Your demographic information such as postcode, preferences, and interests regarding your order
  • Other information relevant to customer satisfaction 
  • Users may be asked for their name, email address, mailing address, phone number and credit card information. We may also collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact with our site. Non-personal identifying information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about the users means of connection to our sites, such as the operating system and the internet service providers utilized by the users and other similar information.

    For the list of cookies, we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.

What we do with the information we gather:

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

Why do we collect website user information:


1. To improve our customer service. 2. Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs. 3. To personalize the user experience. 4. We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site. 5. To process transactions performed on our website, 6. We will use the information users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service. 7. To send periodic emails to reassure the customer of their order. 8. We may send occasional promotions or special offers to you for this website only.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites:

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information:

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at info@studentgrocer.com
  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

  • You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

  • If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect

List of cookies we collect:

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

COOKIE nameCOOKIE Description
CARTThe association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFOStores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPAREThe items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCYYour preferred currency
CUSTOMERAn encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTHAn indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFOAn encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDSStores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHEA flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTENDYour session ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEWAllows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORYThe last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCTThe most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGEIndicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHEIndicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CARTA link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLLThe ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLNInformation on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPAREDThe items that you have recently compared.
STFInformation on products you have emailed to friends.
STOREThe store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIEIndicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDSThe products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLISTAn encrypted list of products added to your Wish list.
WISHLIST_CNTThe number of items in your Wish list.

 

Third party websites:


Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, license and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website\'s own terms and policies.

Additional information inquires:


The email address users provide for order processing, will only be used to send them information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If the user decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the user would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribing instructions at the bottom of each email or the user may contact us via our site.

How we protect your information:

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. Private and sensitive data exchange between the site and its users happens after an SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected by digital signatures.

Concerns about sharing your personal information:


We do not sell, trade, or rent any of the user’s personal identifiable information to others. Firstly, we may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identifying information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. Secondly, we may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. Lastly, we may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes, provided that you have given us your permission.

Changes to this privacy policy:


studentgrocer.com has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Please acknowledge that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of any modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms:


By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed as acceptance of those changes.

Contact information:


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.