Privacy Policy 

We at Allied Beauty Association (“ABA”) and our affiliated entities are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") you share with us. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore we would like you to know what data we maintain and what data we discard. With this privacy statement, we would like to inform you about our security measures. Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home. When you use our web site, we store data on our servers for various security purposes. This data may include the name of your internet service provider, the web site that you used to link to our site, the web sites that you visit from our site and your IP-Address. This data could possibly lead to your identification, but we do not use it to do so. We do use the data from time to time for statistical purposes, but maintain the anonymity of each individual user so that the person cannot be identified. In cases when personal data is provided to others to provide you products or services you have requested, or for other purposes you have authorized, we rely on technical and organizational means to assure that applicable data security regulations are followed. 

If you choose to provide us with your Personal Information on the Web, we may transfer that information within ABA or to ABA's third-party service providers, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world solely for the administration of ABA’s programs. 

Collection and processing of personal data We collect personal data only when you provide it to us, through registration, completion of forms or e-mails, as part of an order for services, inquiries, information or requests and similar situations in which you have chosen to provide the information to us. If you do not want your personal information collected, do not provide it to us. 

The database and its contents remain with data processors or servers acting on our behalf and responsible to us. 

We, or our third-party service providers, will retain control of and responsibility for the use of any personal data you disclose to us. In some cases, personal information that we manage may be disclosed, processed or stored outside Canada at computers located in other jurisdictions, such as the United States, whose data protection laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. Subject to applicable laws in such other jurisdictions, we will ensure that appropriate protections are in place to require the data processor in that country to maintain protections on the data that are equivalent to those that apply in the country in which you live. 

Hyperlinks

The ABA web site contains hyperlinks to other web sites unrelated to ABA. Those links are provided to you for your convenience, and when using them you will leave the ABA site and shall assume any risk involved in so doing. We are not responsible for the privacy practices, security or content of any such site, nor does the inclusion of links to other sites imply that ABA endorses or is affiliated with them. 

Purposes of Use The data we collect will only be used for the purpose of supplying you with the requested services or for other purposes for which you have given your consent, except where otherwise required by law. We also reserve the right to report any activity to law enforcement agencies that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful. We may release certain personal information when we believe that such release is reasonable necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of others or ourselves. 

Right of Access and Correction You have the right to review and amend any personal data stored in our system if you believe it may be out of date or incorrect. Just send an e-mail to the address below. 

Right of Cancellation You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data in the future. Again, just send an e-mail to the address below. 

Data Retention We only retain personal data for as long as is necessary for us to render a service you have requested or to which you have given your consent, except where otherwise provided by law (e.g. in connection with pending litigation). 

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies Some of our Web pages utilize "cookies" and other tracking technologies. A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about Web site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal information previously indicated by a Web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser. Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our site is accessed. Our use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows us to improve our Web site and your Web experience. We may also analyze information that does not contain Personal Information for trends and statistics. 

Security ABA uses technical and organizational security precautions to protect your data from 

manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. 

Third Party Services Third parties provide certain services on ABA's behalf. ABA may provide information, including Personal Information that ABA collects on the Web to third-party service providers to help us deliver programs, information, and services. Services providers are also an important means by which ABA maintains its Web site. ABA will take reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect Personal Information on ABA's behalf. ABA does not intend to transfer Personal Information without your consent to third parties who are not bound to act on ABA's behalf unless such transfer is legally required. Similarly, it is against ABA policy to sell Personal Information collected online without consent. Contacts If you wish to know what information we have in our files about you, ask a question about the information in your file or request a change to the information in your file, please contact: 

Privacy Officer Email: privacy@abacanada.com 

Changes Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be communicated promptly on this page. The constant development of the internet requires occasional adjustments to our privacy statement. We retain the right to make changes when necessary. 

Your Consent By using this website and by voluntarily submitting your personal information to us, you are consenting to the above-noted Privacy Statement and the website’s terms of use.