Our Commitment to Privacy

OPTEGO values its customers and respects their privacy. We collect customer information in an effort to improve your shopping experience and to communicate with you about our products, services, contests and promotions. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. As described in this policy, we do, however, share your information with our affiliates and under certain circumstances, with third parties that provide services on our behalf or with whom we have partnered to offer a particular product or service.

This policy describes the personal information we collect about you, why we collect it, how we use it and when we share it with third parties. Our policy also describes the choices you can make about how we collect and use your information. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, you can always contact OPTEGO customer service in any of three ways:

Send us an e-mail Email address Call us Phone number Write to Us Full mailing address

If our information practices change in the future, we will post an updated policy on our website. You can tell if the policy has changed by checking the revision date that appears at the end of this policy. You may exercise your choices about how we collect and use your information at any time.

Privacy Policy FAQ’s 1. What kind of information does OPTEGO collect? 2. How does OPTEGO use my information? 3. Does OPTEGO share my information with third parties? 4. How do I access my information? How do I change or delete my information? 5. How do I exercise my choices about receiving promotional communications? 6. What are cookies? How does OPTEGO use cookies on its site? 7. How do I know my order information is secure? 8. What about links to other websites and services? What kind of information does OPTEGO collect?

We collect information, such as name, e-mail and postal addresses, phone and credit card numbers from you when you visit our website or one of our stores, place an order online or by phone, make an in-store purchase, save your info with us online, or participate in a contest, promotion or survey. We maintain a record of your product interests and the purchases you make online or by phone and in our stores, and may also acquire information about you from our joint marketing partners, from unrelated third parties, and from our affiliates.

How does OPTEGO use my information?

When you place an order or make a purchase from OPTEGO, we use your personal information to process your order, send you e-mails to confirm your order or to contact you via phone, postal mail or e-mail if we have other questions regarding your order or purchase.

When you place an order, make a purchase or save your information online, we will use your e-mail and postal address to send you information about our products, services, contests, and promotions and to help us learn more about your shopping preferences. If you participate in a contest or promotion (online, over the phone or at one of our retail stores), we may use your personal information to send you e-mails, postal mail, or telephone (including text messages) regarding our products, services, contests and promotions. From time to time, we may use this information to contact you via e-mail, postal mail, or telephone to learn more about your shopping preferences. You always have the choice not to receive marketing information or calls.

To serve you better, we may combine information you give us and information about your product interest and purchases with information from third parties, including demographic information and information that is publicly available. We may also combine this information with information from our affiliates. We use that combined information to enhance and personalize your shopping experience with us, and to communicate with you in accordance with this policy.

Does OPTEGO share my information with third parties?

If you shop at one of our affiliates, we share information about you with that affiliate, so that it can communicate with you by e-mail or postal mail about their products, services, contests and promotions that may be of interest to you. Each of our affiliates has a privacy policy that is consistent with our own.

We also contract with service providers to maintain and manage our customer information, to fulfill promotions and to communicate with our customers. We do not authorize any of these service providers to make any other use of your information.

In addition, when we team up with another company to offer or provide products, services, contests or promotions, we may compare our customer list with theirs to identify our common customers. Both OPTEGO and our marketing partners may use that information to fulfill our respective obligations to you and for future promotional activities.

When we offer contests and promotions, with or without a marketing partner, you may be required to provide certain personal information in order to participate. In these cases, we will give you the choice not to receive e-mail messages or other communications from us regarding our products, services, contests, and promotions. In this case, however, OPTEGO may still need to contact you, for example, to notify winners and to fulfill promotional obligations.

Scrip programs allow you to instruct OPTEGO to divert a percentage of the amount you spend to participating schools and other non-profit organizations. Loyalty programs allow you to earn “points” on purchases at OPTEGO, which you may then use toward certain rewards offered by the loyalty programs in which you participate. If you choose to participate in any scrip, loyalty, or other similar program in which OPTEGO is a participating vendor, the company administering the scrip, loyalty, or other similar program (collectively, the “scrip company”) should provide a link on its website that permits you to authorize OPTEGO or our credit card processor(s) to provide information about your OPTEGO purchases. The information you authorize us to disclose to the scrip company will include your credit card number and the date and amount of your purchase, and may also include your name and other information you have asked us to provide. Please note that once OPTEGO discloses this information, the scrip company may use and share it with others in accordance with its own privacy policy. You should review these policies carefully, as we have no control over them.

In the unlikely event of a sale of some or all of our business, OPTEGO will disclose your personal information to a purchaser that agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of this privacy policy.

OPTEGO reserves the right to disclose information about you as required by law, in response to legal process and law enforcement requests, and as necessary to protect the property, interests and rights of OPTEGO, its affiliates, and others.

How do I access my information? How do I change or delete my information?

You can review, change or delete certain personal information related to your use of our online sites (e.g., name and contact information). To access your information online, simply click “Your Account” at the bottom of any page, sign in when prompted to do so, and you’ll be able to edit your personal information. You can also ask us to update your personal information, by calling us at PHONE, writing us at OPTEGO Customer Services, 66 Foxley Street Toronto, ON M6J 1R2 Canada, or you may click here to e-mail OPTEGO customer service. Please be sure to include your e-mail address, full name and password. Please note that any requests to update your personal information may take up to ten days for your e-mail request and 6-8 weeks to process your postal mail request.

How do I exercise my choices about receiving promotional communications?

We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. If you prefer not to receive promotional information from us or our affiliated brands, or if you do not want us to use your information to enhance your shopping experience, please let us know by contacting us via the information at the top of this document. Please be sure to include your full name and the e-mail address you used when you registered with or made a purchase from us. If you ask us to remove your name and address from promotional lists, we will maintain your name in a “do not contact” file to ensure that we can honor your request. It may take up to 10 days to process your e-mail request, and 6-8 weeks to process your postal mail request, during which period you may continue to receive communications from OPTEGO.

Please also note that when you purchase from us, we will continue to confirm your order by e-mail. In addition, we may also need to contact you via phone, e-mail or postal mail with other questions regarding your order.

Credit Card Safeguard

At OPTEGO we don’t just stand behind our merchandise. We also do our best to provide a safe and convenient online shopping experience. We safeguard the integrity of our customers’ credit card information.

If you’re not quite comfortable shopping online, or would prefer to make your purchase via telephone, just give us a call at PHONE, we’ll be happy to take your OPTEGO order right over the phone.

Credit Card Safety

Protecting the safety of your credit card information is important to us. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect the security of your credit card information as it is transmitted to us.

SSL is the gold standard in Internet encryption technology, which is a fancy way of saying that it’s a highly sophisticated method of scrambling data as it travels from your computer to our website’s servers.

CVV (credit card security code)

In an effort to make your shopping experience as secure as possible, we now require that you to enter your credit card’s 3 to 4 digit security code (CVV). Since the code can only be found on the card itself, providing it helps to prevent credit card fraud.

Bank or credit card company liability

Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, your bank or credit card company cannot hold you liable for more than $50 of unauthorized or fraudulent charges on a credit card. Your liability for unauthorized use of a debit card may be higher, but most debit card issuers voluntarily apply the $50 limit to their cards as well.

Remember: If unauthorized use of your credit or debit card does occur, you must notify your card provider, in accordance with the agreement you have with the company.

Your credit card information is secure

To make sure you are accessing our secure server before you submit personal financial information, look at the lower left-hand corner of your browser. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then SSL is active. To double-check for security, look at the URL or Location line of your browser. If you have accessed a secure server, the first characters of the address in that line should change from “http” to “https.”

Some browser versions and some firewalls don’t permit communication through secure servers like the ones we use to process orders at OPTEGO. If for any reason you cannot access the secure server, please feel free to place your order with us by phone at PHONE.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that Web sites often store on your computer’s hard drive when you visit their sites. A cookie may contain information (such as a unique user ID), that is used to track the pages of the sites you’ve visited. We use cookies but do not store personally identifiable information in your cookie.

We use cookies in order to improve your shopping experience. When you visit OPTEGO, your cookie helps us keep track of your order as you shop at our site. If you have saved your information with us, your cookie allows us to recognize you when you return to our site and provides you with access to your account information. If you saved your information with or order from us, we also use cookies to monitor and maintain information about your use of our site. If you have not saved your information with or ordered from us, we may monitor and maintain information about your use of our Web site in a manner that does not identify you. In either case, this information helps us serve you better by improving our site design, as well as our products, services, contests, and promotions.

We also use cookies to track and maintain the identity of the Web site you visited immediately prior to ours to further improve our site design and to fulfill contracts with our business partners. We do not otherwise track any information about your use of other Web sites.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you turn off cookies, though, we will not be able to track your order or enable you to make a purchase from our site. Nor will we be able to recognize you as a signed up user to allow you access to your account information.