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Terms of Use and Privacy Statement

What information does Garvin Allen collect and how do we use it?

When you sign up for services like a contest or other promotional feature, we may ask for your name, address, email address, and possibly other contact information, so we can administer the contest and notify winners. Any other information you may be asked to provide will be on an optional basis. There is always the option to "opt-out" of any activity or service that has captured personal information. The "opt-out's" or "unsubscribe" options are clearly marked throughout the Web site.

To ensure that you have access to the most relevant information and resources, we may personalize the information you receive during your visit according to the preferences you have indicated.

We also monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and layout of the site; however, this is only done in the aggregate, and does not include individual visitor data. When monitoring customer traffic, we capture visitor IP addresses (the domain you belong to, such as .com, .ca, .edu, etc.), referral data (such as the last Web site you visited prior to Garvin Allen's website), and browser and platform type (such as Firefox browser on a Windows 7 platform). This information is used primarily for product improvement.

If you contact us through email, we keep a record of the correspondence though we do not use the email address for anything other than responding to your inquiry.


How does Garvin Allen protect customer information?

To ensure that your company and personal information remains secure, we archive the data in its encrypted form.


What about "cookies"?

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our site uses cookies to speed navigation, keep track of content, and most importantly, to offer another layer of protection for registered members of our site. Our "cookie" information is completely anonymous, and does not store any company or personal information about who you are, where you live or how you can be contacted. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you set yours to refuse cookies, you may find that some areas of site functionality are not accessible to you.


What is your policy if I link to a third-party Web site?

When you click on links that take you to third-party Web sites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy and security policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, Garvin Allen cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever you have any concerns about interacting with any website.


Your consent

By requesting our newsletter, or for any other promotions or contests we may offer, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Garvin Allen as outlined in this policy.

As a member or guest visitor of Garvin Allen site, any information you voluntarily provide will never be shared with a third party without your expressed consent. With your permission, however, Garvin Allen reserves the right to communicate directly with members regarding, but not limited to, content, special offers, and other updates.

If our policy changes in the future, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.


What about industry standards involving privacy and security?

Garvin Allen's Privacy and Security policy is in accordance with the proposed draft legislation Privacy of Personal Information Act (2002) by the Ontario Ministry of Consumer and Business Services for protection of consumers' rights to privacy and security. The proposed legislation is based on the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information. Please see for more information on the Privacy of Personal Information Act (2002).