Privacy Policy

 

Last modified: October 08, 2012
 
RASPBERRY MINUTE TAKES PRECAUTIONS WITH CUSTOMER INFORMATION AND PERSONAL DATA.
 
Raspberry Minute values its Users and respects Your privacy. Raspberry Minute collects information about You through the Website in an effort to improve Your online experience and to communicate with You about Raspberry Minute's products, services and promotions. Neither Your name nor anything personal about You is sold or shared with any non-affiliated company or agency. However, as described in greater detail below, Raspberry Minute may share Your information under certain circumstances with businesses we work with to help the Website function.
 
This policy describes the personal information Raspberry Minute collects about You, why Raspberry Minute collects it, how Raspberry Minute uses it, and when Raspberry Minute shares it with third parties. This policy also describes the choices You can make about how Raspberry Minute collects and uses certain of that information. Amendments to this policy will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted.  You can tell if the policy has changed by checking the last modified date that appears on this policy. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute Your acceptance thereof.
 
 
Types of Information Collected
 
Raspberry Minute will ask You for certain kinds of personal information to provide the various services on Raspberry Minute's Website. This information includes:
 
My Account - You have the opportunity to create a personal shopping account with Raspberry Minute. This account allows you to shop faster and easier, and to check on order status and history. Using your name and a password of your choice, you may access your account online at any time to add, delete, or change information. In creating this account, you authorize Raspberry Minute to store your name and email address. Should you elect to do so, you may also include in your "My Account" your birth date, gender, telephone number and shipping and billing addresses. If you choose to include such additional information then you are also authorizing Raspberry Minute to store such information until such time you elect to change or delete it. Each of these options is for your convenience only. The information is not used for any other purpose. If you ever use a public computer to visit the "My Account" section of our Website we strongly encourage you to log out at the conclusion of your session. By doing so, although your information will still be stored with us, it will not be accessible to anyone else from that computer. 
 
Email List - When you create an account with Raspberry Minute, you will be given the option to be added to the Raspberry Minute email list. Whether or not you select this option, your personal information will never be shared with or sold to anyone. Subscriptions to the email list can be cancelled at any time. To be removed from our email list, please email us at raspberryminute@gmail.com and include your name and the address in the message.
 
Purchases - When you place an order, you will be asked to provide your credit card information. Raspberry Minute does not store your credit card information.
 
Calls to Customer Service/Participation in Promotions/Sweepstakes or Surveys- If you call our Customer Service center or participate in one of our promotions or sweepstakes or user surveys, we may ask for additional information, such as your age, interests or product preferences. 
 
 
Use of Your Personal Information
 
We use the information we collect for various purposes, including:
 
to complete your purchase transactions
to provide the services you request
to keep you informed about the status of your orders
to identify your product and service preferences, so we can notify you of new or additional products, services, and promotions that might be of interest to you
to notify you of product recalls or provide other information concerning products you have purchased
to improve our merchandise selections, customer service, and overall shopping experience
to communicate with you by email, postal mail, telephone, text message, or other means 
       
 
Sharing Information With Third Parties
 
(a) Raspberry Minute does not share, sell or trade with third parties (other than third parties hired by Raspberry Minute to help the Website function) any of Your personal information, such as email addresses, telephone numbers, or other specific details about You, except with Your consent or as may be required by law. Raspberry Minute does not contribute to or participate in cooperative databases, which give other companies access to such personal information.
 
(b) Raspberry Minute may provide access to Your personal information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Website, to limit Raspberry Minute's legal liability and protect Raspberry Minute's rights or to protect the rights, property or safety of other Users or visitors of this Website or the public.
 
(c) Raspberry Minute may also disclose information to outside companies that help bring You the services Raspberry Minute offers. For example, Raspberry Minute may work with an outside company to: (i) manage a database of customer information; (ii) assist in distributing e-mails; (iii) assist with direct marketing and data collection; (iv) provide data storage and analysis; (v) provide fraud prevention; (vi) provide customer service by phone; (vii) manage Raspberry Minute's sweepstakes and contest; and/or (viii) provide other services designed to assist Raspberry Minute in maximizing its business potential and maintaining the Website. Raspberry Minute requires that these outside companies agree to this privacy policy and keep confidential all information Raspberry Minute shares with them and to use the information only to perform their obligations in their agreements with Raspberry Minute.
 
(d) Raspberry Minute may also make non-personal information available, in aggregate form, to marketing partners, advertisers, and others in order to assist Raspberry Minute in providing its services and identifying potential customers. This information will not include anything that is personal about you or allow any such third parties to identify you or access your personal information.
 
(e) Raspberry Minute may disclose Your personal and non-personal information to any successor company, such as a company that acquires Raspberry Minute. In the event Raspberry Minute is acquired or merged with another company, Your personal and non-personal information will likely be among the assets transferred.
 
 
Cookies
 
Several of our functions use cookies. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a website that is saved on your hard drive by your computer's browser. Cookies help us remember you when you return to our website. Cookies also hold information a site may need to personalize/enhance your experience and to gather website statistical data, such as which pages are visited, what is included in your shopping cart, the Internet provider's domain name and the addresses of the sites visited immediately before coming to and immediately after leaving the Website.  However, none of this information is associated with you as an individual. It is measured anonymously and only in the aggregate. The information in the cookies lets Raspberry Minute trace your "clickstream" activity (i.e., the paths taken by visitors to our Website as they move from page to page) to enable us to better serve our customers by revealing which portions of our Website are the most popular. Cookies contain absolutely no personal information. You may disable cookies on your browser. Please review your browser's instructions for doing so.
 
 
Your Security
 
Raspberry Minute goes to great lengths to keep your financial information private and safe. We take appropriate physical, electronic and administrative steps to maintain the security and accuracy of personally identifiable information we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as employing electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access. In addition, it is our policy to never send your credit card number via e-mail. Please note, however, that e-mail is not encrypted and is not considered to be a secure means of transmitting credit card information.
 
We use Secure Socket Layers (SSL), the industry standard in transferring information to process your orders. The SSL encrypts, or translates, your order information into a highly indecipherable code, which is processed immediately. All credit card transactions occur in a secure area of our Website, to protect you from any loss, misuse or alteration of information collected. When you have finished shopping and begin the checkout process, you will move into the secure area of our Website. Once you've entered, the page address (URL) will change from http to https, to let you know you are in a secure area. Also, a key or a closed lock will appear in the lower right hand corner of your screen to notify you of this change. You will remain in this secure zone for the entire checkout process. 
 
Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, the transmission of data over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we will use every reasonable means to ensure the security of information you transmit to us, we cannot guarantee that such information will not be intercepted by third parties. We will, however, prosecute any unauthorized or fraudulent transactions to the fullest extent permitted by law.
 
 
Links to Other Websites
 
While visiting our Website, you may link to websites operated by other third parties. This does not mean that we endorse these websites. We do not make any representations or warranties about any website you may access through the Raspberry Minute website. They are independent from us, and we have no control over, or responsibility for, their information or activities.
 
In addition, our privacy practices may differ from those of these other websites. If you provide personal information at one of those sites, you are subject to the privacy policy of the operator of that website, not the Raspberry Minute Privacy Policy. Please make sure you understand the other website's privacy policy before providing personal information.
 
 
Opt-Out
 
You will receive promotional emails from us only if you have asked to receive them. If you do not want to receive e-mail from Raspberry Minute you may email support@raspberryminute.com. Please allow us 10 business days from when the request was received to complete the removal, as some of our promotions may already have been in process before you submitted your request.
 
 
"Spoofing" And "Phishing"
 
A common Internet scam is known as "spoofing" or "phishing." This occurs when you receive an email from what appears to be a legitimate source requesting personal information from you. Please be aware that Raspberry Minute will NEVER send you an email requesting you to verify credit card, bank information, or any other personal information. If you ever receive an email that appears to be from us requesting such information from you, DO NOT respond to it, and DO NOT click on any links appearing in the email. Instead, please forward the email to us at support@raspberryminute.com as we will investigate all instances of possible Internet fraud.
 
 
Children and Privacy
 
Our Website is not meant for children, and we will not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without verified parental consent. We will remove from our files any personally identifiable information of anyone we discover to be under 13 years old. Our online contests or sweepstakes are restricted to entrants who are at least 18 years old.
 
Raspberry Minute is concerned about the safety of children when they use the internet, and understands that children may not understand all the provisions of our Privacy Policy or make informed decisions about the choices that are made available to adult users of the Website. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be familiar with the sites their children visit.
 
 
Confidential Information
 
Raspberry Minute does not want You to send any emails to Raspberry Minute containing confidential or proprietary information.  Any such emails, and all information, materials, suggestions, ideas or comments contained therein will be considered non-confidential, and by submitting the same, You are giving Raspberry Minute the absolute right to use, modify, reproduce, transmit, display and distribute the email or anything contained therein for any purpose whatsoever, with no payment or other compensation to You. However, Raspberry Minute will not use Your name or personal information unless Raspberry Minute is required by law to identify the source of the materials, information, suggestions, ideas or comments, or unless Raspberry Minute first obtains Your permission.
 
If You have any questions about Your privacy or security at the Website, please call Raspberry Minute at 780 800 5742 or support@raspberryminute.com and include Your name and the address in the message.
 
 
Limitation of Liability
 
We make no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, with respect to this WEBSite, its content, or the information available on or through it; they are provided "as is," with all faults.  Except as otherwise provided under applicable laws, we will not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to the use of this WEBSite or any other website linked to it.  This limitation of liability applies to direct, indirect, consequential, special, punitive or other damages you or others may suffer, as well as damages for lost profits, business interruption or the loss of data or information, even if we are notified in advance of the potential for any such damages.
 
 
Applicable Law
 
By visiting our Website, you agree that the laws of the Province of Alberta, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and us or any of our affiliates regarding your visit to and use of our Website.
 
If you have any questions about your privacy or security at www.raspberryminute.com please call us at 780 800 5742 or support@raspberryminute.com and include your name and the address in the message.
 
If you feel that this Website is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number.