The company MATERNE NORTH AMERICA CORP. (“Materne”), French manufacturer of GOGO SQUEEZ® branded products distributed in Canada has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and use practices for the Materne Canadian website, www.gogosqueez.ca (“Website”).
PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTION NOTICE
Materne may obtain personal information about you through data and information you voluntarily supply, through the “Contact Us” function and through your voluntarily provided comments and feedback. Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, as more particularly described under applicable privacy legislation. Materne will only use the provided information to fulfill the purpose for which it was supplied to Materne. Materne may transfer that information to various third parties who provide marketing research, customer service and web-related services, which may be located inside or outside of Canada. Materne takes reasonable, contractual, and other measures to protect your personal information while processed or handled by these third parties.
From time to time, if you have specifically subscribed to a Materne information service, Materne may use e-mail correspondence with you to distribute information about Materne products and activities, or to raise and respond to inquiries and issues of all types. If you do not want any more to receive these communications from Materne, you will have the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving further communications and solicitations from Materne at any time.
Materne may make available services on its Website (for example, message boards, forums, comment functionality and chat functionality, among other services) to which you are able to post information and materials. Please note that any information you disclose through these services becomes public information, and may be available to visitors to the Website and to the general public. We urge you to exercise discretion and caution when deciding to disclose personal information, or any other information, on the Site. MATERNE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE OF ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU VOLUNTARILY DISCLOSE THROUGH THE WEBSITE.
As noted above, Materne does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this Website unless you provide that information voluntarily by posting contents, sending an e-mail or initiating an online transaction such as a survey, registration, sweepstakes or contest entry. You may choose not to post contents, send us an e-mail, respond to a survey, or enter a sweepstakes contest. While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your ability to receive specific services or products through this Website, it will not prevent you from requesting services or products from Materne by other means and will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the Website, including browsing or downloading publicly available information.
Materne does not rent, sell or distribute personally identifiable information to third parties other than as described above.
PERSONAL INFORMATION OF MINOR CHILDREN
Important Note to Parents – Materne does not knowingly collect personal information from minor children. Parents should be aware that information that is voluntarily given by children in chat sessions, email exchanges, bulletin boards or the like may be used by other parties to generate unsolicited email or other contacts. We encourage all parents to instruct their children on the safe and responsible use of the Internet. We do, however, permit minor children to enter contests, and register for promotions and other similar items. In doing so, your child will be asked to confirm he/she has obtained parental consent for him/her to do so. If the parent permits a minor child’s participation in a contest and the child wins, Materne contacts the parents for further personal information needed for any prize delivery.
Important Note to Children – Before providing your name, address, e-mail address, or any other personal information to us, be sure to ask your parents’ consent.
COOKIES AND NON-PERSONAL DATA
For each visitor of the Website our web server sends a “cookie” to your browser. Cookies are small amounts of data that our Website sends to your computer while you are visiting the Website. For example, Materne may collect information on the browser that you use to access the site, the operating system that you are running, what items you clicked on the applicable web page, how long you viewed a certain page, and information about the website you accessed immediately before you accessed the Website.
Also, where specific programs associated with our Website require a user ID and password, you have the option of requesting that we save your user ID and password so that you will not have to re-enter that information next time you access the Website. This function is accomplished by the placement of a cookie.
Most web browser software automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser setting to prevent that if you do not wish to store the information on your computer. How to turn off, erase or block all cookies differs for each web browser (e.g., Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.) so you may wish to consult your browser’s “Help” menu for additional information.
Please be aware, however, that some features and programs of our Website may be unavailable to you if cookies are erased or blocked.
CHANGING PERSONAL INFORMATION
It is not necessary for visitors to the Website to provide personal information unless they want information to be sent to them. Visitors who send emails to us may request that personal information be changed. In order to review and/or modify the personal information that has been collected about you, please send an email to Materne via our Contact Us section.
To prevent unauthorized access to your personal information, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of such information, Materne has put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures as well as encryption and transaction security software to attempt to safeguard and secure the information Materne collects from this site. However, no safeguards or security procedures or software is completely effective, and Materne does not guarantee the absolute security of any information provided to Materne through use of Materne Website.
Unless otherwise indicated on the site, this Website and its contents including but not limited to all text, HTML code, CGI scripts, graphics, articles, content, articles, charts, information, buttons, images, photographs, sounds, animation, characters, videos, copyrights, trademarks and the site design and “look and feel” (together “Materials”), are the sole property of Materne and are protected pursuant to Canadian and foreign copyright and trademark laws.
Materials may not be modified, copied, distributed, republished, transmitted, posted, downloaded, uploaded or commercially exploited in any manner without the prior written consent of Materne.
However, Materne hereby authorizes you to view and copy Materials subject to the following conditions:
- Materials must be used solely for informational purposes and may not be used to commercialise any product.
- Framing is not permitted.
- Materials must be used solely in accordance with local and national law.
- You cannot remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice, nor make any change to the copied Materials.
- You do not use these Materials in a manner which implies a formal association or any commercial relationship between you and Materne.
- Trademarks of Materne, trade-names, distinctive signs or essential features must not be used in source code such as H0TML or other programming languages to manipulate search engines or other referring system.
Any unauthorized commercial or other use of the contents of the Website will violate Materne’s intellectual property rights and will be subject to Materne’s full legal rights and remedies.
You further understand that any ideas you submit to Materne through this Website (with respect to the improvement of our products, our Website, or otherwise) will automatically become the property of Materne without compensation to you, and Materne will be free to use any such ideas for any purpose and in any way.
Any product, process, or technology described in the Website may be subject to other intellectual property rights reserved by Materne or any third party as the case may be. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent or trademark of Materne or any third party. Except as provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any Materne or third party copyright.
NO WARRANTY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The information on this Website is provided solely for illustrative and informational purposes and does not constitute professional or medical advice. Your access and use of this Website does not create any business, contractual, employment, licensing or other relationship between you and Materne.
Materne reserves the right to change this website and any particular content or features in any way, at any time, for any reason or no reason.
The material on this website is provided “as is” and is without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, materne disclaims all warranties and liabilities of any character, express or implied, including without limitation, the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to your actions, this website and any content or materials which may be available on or through this website at any given time. Materne also makes no representations or warranties as to whether the information accessible on this website is accurate, complete, reliable or current, or that the operation of this site will be uninterrupted, error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the available materials or content are free of viruses or other harmful elements. your use of this site is at your own risk, and you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or any data loss that may result from your use of this website. In no event will materne or its affiliated companies, their employees, officers, directors, agents or contractors be liable to you or any other party for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary, consequential or other damages whatsoever relating to your actions or this website, including but not limited to property damage; loss of access, use, data, profits or business; economic loss; or damage to reputation or goodwill, without regard to the form of action and even if we have been advised of the possibility or likelihood of such damage or loss. please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or the limitation or exclusion of certain liabilities, so some of the above may not apply to you.
ERRORS, INACCURACIES OR OMISSIONS
We make every effort to ensure that the content on this Website is complete and current. However, we do not guarantee that the information contained on this Website will not contain errors, inaccuracies or omissions. Such errors, inaccuracies or omissions may relate to price or to product description or availability. We reserve the right to correct any error, inaccuracy or omission or to change or update the content without prior notice to you.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY
Some parts of the Website may be accessible only to visitors who have received an access via a password communicated by Materne. You understand and agree that you must keep the confidentiality of your account including your password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account, including your password. You agree to (a) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) exit from your account at the end of each session. Materne will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these terms.
You are entirely responsible for all materials, including without limitation, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, and email messages or other kinds of messages that you upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available on the Website.
You agree that you will not use the Website to:
- upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any content that is harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, torturous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or generally unlawful;
- harm minors in any way;
- impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Materne official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual relationship (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
- upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
- upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” or any other form of illegal solicitation;
- upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real time exchanges;
- interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website;
- intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, provincial, national or international law,
- “stalk” or otherwise harass another; or
- collect or store personal data about other users without their express consent or in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in paragraphs (a) through (k) above.