At BudBuddies your privacy is our #1 priority. To maintain top international privacy standards, we undertake the following online information procedures and the options you have in regards to the way your information is collected and used. Once you become a customer of BudBuddies.ca you have automatically consented to our policies on personal information gathering.
Our Commitment To Minors’ Privacy
We are 100% committed to protecting the privacy of the young is especially important to us. For this reason, our website will never collect or maintain information from those we actually know are under 19 years of age. Under our Terms and Conditions, individuals under 19 years of age are not allowed to use our website and access our services. It is not our intention to offer products or services to minors.
Collection of Personal Information
When visiting websites on the internet, the IP address of the device used to access it may be logged, along with the dates and times of access. This information is commonly used to analyze trends, administer our website, track users movement, and/or gather broad demographic information for internal use such as statistical assessments and website improvement. BudBuddies takes a strong stance against this practice, and will not collect this information. Other information may be collected by BudBuddies, which is rather typical of most websites. For instance, the source that referred you to our website could be known at any point in time.
Cookies are another common internet practice.
At times, you will be fully aware of information received, as you are the direct source providing it. For instance, you may upload ID for age verification purposes, provide an email address, complete a survey, request SMS, or otherwise. Likewise, purchases necessarily involve collecting certain information, such as credit card information, PayPal addresses, your physical address for billing and/or shipping, phone number, and your email. Refusing to provide some of this information may lead to us being unable to provide you with the products or services you’ve requested.
A prime example of limited access to our website is where some BudBuddies content may be protected by an email and password. Whether an email and password is generated by our website, or created by you, these will almost always be connected with some other information related to or connected with you. This is true since much content that is protected on the internet is subscription based, often paid for. Thus, the email and password must necessarily be tied to your other account data. Email addresses and passwords, by their very nature, should be kept private.
Handling of Personal Information
Note that any personal information you provide to others apart from us or our vendors is wholly optional. As an example, you might disclose something in a blog post comment. That “private” information is now “public,” and we have no control over that. In like fashion, you sharing information with any other third party not functioning as a service provider to us puts that information beyond our control and becomes subject to the policy that party has in place.
Our primary intention for collecting personal and private information from you is simply to conduct our business. We can use this internally to better serve you. Accordingly, we see no reason to share your personal information to other parties and outside interests unless you have authorized us to do so. Of course, there are instances where your information is stored with third party service providers, such as email service providers, as they provide services that are industry-leading in quality and security and are far more beneficial to our end user than attempting such services “in-house.” However, you are never required to deal with any such third party directly, they are limited in how they use your information, and they cannot sell or transfer it to others in any way.
However, of course, your information does comprise part of an overall whole. This aggregate of information, by contrast, may be used to understand our overall user base. Further, we may share this information about our website visitors as a whole, not individually, with third parties for various purposes, in our sole discretion.