Privacy Policy

Native American Merchandise is committed to protecting your personal information. As part of our commitment to your privacy, we have implemented this Privacy Policy, which explains our privacy practices on our Web Site (collectively, the “Web Site”). We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time to better serve your needs. Notice of any changes will be provided on the Web Site.

1. What is “Personal Information”?

“Personal Information” is information about you that identifies you as an individual. Examples include your name, mailing and e-mail addresses, age, birthday telephone number, credit card data, picture and voice recording. Your personal preferences, such as your favourite music style, could also qualify as Personal Information if connected with other information that identifies you. This Privacy Policy describes the types of Personal Information that we collect, how and why we collect it, what we use it for and with whom we share it.

“Non-identifiable Information” is information that cannot be associated with, or traced back to, a specific individual. Non-identifiable Information includes: anonymous aggregated information, information about your visits to the Web Site which is not linked to you, and information about your computer’s operating system and web browser software. Your computer and its operating systems, browsers, and memory contain vast quantities of transaction data and records of your computer use. This information could be gleaned from these systems by outsiders if you do not take steps to protect your system. It is our policy not to associate this information with customers, even though we verify some kinds of technical information to ensure that the Web Site is optimized to serve our customers.

When you interact with the Web Site, we may use a browser feature, known as a “cookie”, to verify Non-identifiable Information about visitors to the Web Site and measure visitor traffic patterns. A cookie is a small computer file. When you first visit the Web Site, the Web Site manager may have implemented a program that stores a cookie on your computer’s hard drive. On subsequent visits to the Web Site, our server communicates with your computer, reads the cookie, recognizes and confirms that you are a returning visitor. Our server uses this information to provide you with a “short cut” that facilitates the quickest, most efficient and best possible Web Site experience. We do this to maintain the best possible Web Site. We ensure that the minimum information required is placed in the cookie only so that we can recognize returning Web Site visitors. The cookie does not contain Personal Information and we will not combine information in the cookie with Personal Information that would enable us to identify you individually.

2. Collection of Personal Information

We collect Personal Information in order to provide services and information to you. For example, data is collected in the following ways:

When you register to receive free reminders from the Native American Merchandise;
When you subscribe to our e-mail newsletters;
When you shop online at the Web Site; or
When you contact us to make requests or comment on our services.

We take particular care in the collection of Personal Information from children. If you are under the age of eighteen (18) you may not use Native American Merchandise’s services unless through the mediation of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by Native American Merchandise’s Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy. Native American Merchandise does not intentionally collect personal information about individuals under the age of eighteen (18).

3. Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

(a) Newsletter Subscriptions
When you subscribe to our online newsletters, you are required to provide the following mandatory Personal Information so that we can deliver the newsletter to you electronically: your first name, e-mail address and your province or state of residence (in the last case, for statistical purposes only). Subscribers (and their parents or guardians, where applicable) can cancel a newsletter at any time by following the “unsubscribe” instructions at the bottom of the newsletter or by using the information at the end of this Privacy Policy. Personal Information is deleted from our database immediately on receipt of denial of parental or guardian consent and when a subscriber cancels its subscription.

(b) Online Purchases
You must be 18 years of age or older to make an online purchase on the Web Site. Our purchasing services collect only basic ordering information, including your name and shipping address, telephone number and e-mail address, and valid credit card data. This is for the sole purposes of processing and delivering products or services that you buy online. We do not share this information outside of Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts, except with our approved agents, suppliers, and shippers who help us to process your order, and the Artist who supplied the purchased gallery item. All of our approved agents, suppliers, shippers, and Artists are required to provide a level of privacy protection comparable to that provided in this Policy and are not permitted to use your Personal Information for any other purpose, such as to market to you.

(c) Contacting Customer Service
If you telephone, write or e-mail us to comment on one of our services or our Web Site, we will retain the information for our records during a certain period of time. Disclosure of your Personal Information is voluntary in this circumstance.

4. Use

(a) Personal Information of Individuals
We will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties, other than as detailed above, unless required by law. We use your Personal Information for internal purposes only. We do not sell, rent or trade in Personal Information. Your consent to our use of Personal Information can be withdrawn at any time by following the directions at the end of this policy. We will obtain your consent before using your Personal Information for any purpose other than these above. Once your Personal Information is no longer required for the purposes above, it will be deleted.

(b) General
Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts may disclose any Personal Information we have about you (including your identity) if we determine that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding your use of the Web Site, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts’s rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or users of the Web Site, including Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts’s customers and suppliers. Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts reserves the right at all times to disclose any Personal Information that Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts deems necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts also may disclose your Personal Information when Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts determines that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging Personal Information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes.

5. Security and Safeguards

We know how important privacy is to you. That is why we protect and safeguard your Personal Information. Our security policies govern the protection of the information on our information systems, the way we protect the Web Site from malicious attack, and the way in which we dispose of information no longer needed.
Security on the Internet is a continuously evolving problem and we hire experts who keep up with the latest trends. If you receive any electronic communication which purports to be from Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts that you have any questions or concerns about, please contact us. Spam, improper use, and pirating of domain names and email addresses is a growing problem, so we appreciate hearing about incidents in order that we may investigate them and provide you the best customer service.

6. Accessing Your Personal Information

You have the right to access, verify and amend Personal Information that we collect about you. To keep your Personal Information current, you can amend inaccuracies and make corrections by contacting us as described at the end of this Privacy Policy.

7. Contact Us With Concerns, to Update Your Personal Information, to Opt Out or To Complain

We have tried to anticipate and meet all of your expectations with respect to the treatment of your Personal Information and the privacy of your online experience with us. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us online.