Mega Hardware values and respects the privacy of its customers and visitors. The purpose of this Privacy and Security Statement is to provide you with information about how Mega Hardware collects, uses, and shares the information we collect from our customers and visitors. It also describes the choices you can make about our use of your information. Our collection efforts are designed to improve the shopping experience of our customers and to provide customers relevant information about our products, services, and promotions.
ABOUT THIS POLICY
This Privacy and Security Statement describes the privacy practices of Mega Hardware and its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, brands and other Mega Hardware companies. It applies to our interactions with our customers and visitors, including, but not limited to:
• Use of our websites, including mobile websites
• Visits to our store.
• Use of our applications for mobile phones, tablets or other smart devices
• Phone and email communications
• Social media interactions on our websites and other third party websites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter
• Viewing our online advertisements or emails
Also, this policy does not apply to third-party websites accessible through our websites.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may collect the names and user names of our customers and other visitors. Additionally, we may collect your purchase history, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and other digital contact information. We may also collect information that you provide us about others.
When you make a purchase we collect your payment information, including information from your credit or debit card, check, PayPal account or gift card.
When you return a product to our store or request a refund or exchange, we may collect information from you and ask you to provide your government issued ID. We use the information we collect from you and capture off of your government issued ID to help prevent fraud.
We may collect information about products or services you like, reviews you submit, or where you shop. We might also collect information like your age or gender.
If you use our mobile websites or applications, we may collect location data obtained from your mobile device’s GPS. If you use our websites, we may collect location data obtained from your IP address. We use this location data to assist you to find driving directions to our store.
If you use our websites, we may collect information about the browser you are using. We might track the pages you visit, look at what website you came from, or what website you visit when you leave us. We collect this information using the tracking tools described here. To control those tools, please read the Your Privacy Preferences section.
HOW INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
We collect information directly from you. The following are a few examples of when we collect information from you:
• During website or survey registration
• In connection with an online or in-store purchase
• If you use an online forum, submit a question or answer to our Product Q & A or provide us with comments or reviews
• If you upload a photo or other digital content through one of our websites or applications
• If you return a product
• If you request we send you an electronic copy of your in-store receipt
• In connection with your interactions with us as a registered user of our websites. For example, when you use the features of our My Account tool like Express Checkout, Address Book, My Lists, My Project Guides, etc.
We collect information from you passively.
We may use tracking tools like browser cookies, flash cookies, and web beacons.
We collect information from other sources.
We may get information about you from third party business partners, like an updated address from a shipping vendor. We may collect information about you from a friend. For example, if your friend purchases something for us to send to you.
HOW WE USE INFORMATION
We use the information we collect for our business purposes, including:
To respond to your questions and requests. Examples include:
• Fulfilling orders or providing services
• Registering you for a particular website, loyalty program, or extended warranty service or providing you with information regarding such programs or services
• Processing a return
• Responding to a product or service review
To improve our products and services.
We may use your information to make website or product and service improvements.
To look at website trends and customer interests.
We might use your information to customize your experience with us. We may also combine information we get from you with information about you we have received from third parties to assess trends and interests.
For security purposes.
We may use your information to protect our company, our customers, or our websites. For example, we might use cameras in our stores to track store traffic or our stock.
For our marketing.
In certain circumstances, we may send you communications about special Mega Hardware promotions or offers. For example, if you have registered on a website and indicated you want to receive this information or if you gave us your information in our store. We may also notify you of new website features or product and service offerings. If permitted, we may also send information about offers from our Affiliates and other companies we think you might find interesting. To manage our communications with you, follow the instructions in the Your Privacy Preferences section below.
To communicate with you about your account or our relationship.
For other uses we may disclose to you.
We may share your information for our business purposes and as legally required or permitted, including:
With third parties who perform services on our behalf.
We share information with our service providers, such as our delivery service providers who ship and deliver your online orders. We might also authorize our service providers to collect information on our behalf. Some service providers may be located outside of Trinidad and Tobago. We might also share information with the vendors and manufacturers of our products and services to respond to your reviews and questions.
To provide extended warranty services.
If you purchase a Mega Hardware Extended Warranty Service you will be required to provide information such as your name and address to our warranty service providers. While these service providers are limited by contract in the way they may use your information to provide Mega Hardware Extended Warranty Services, we encourage you to review each service provider’s privacy statement at the time you submit your personal information for such services.
With any successor to all or part of our business.
For example, if all or part of our business is sold we may sell our customer list as part of that transaction.
If we think we have to in order to comply with the law.
For example, we will disclose information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We may also disclose information if a government agency or investigatory body requests it.
With our business partners.
For example, we might share information with one of our Affiliates or a business partner who is running a joint promotion with us or who provides a product or service in partnership with us.
To protect us.
For example, we will disclose information if we suspect fraud. We will also share information as part of an investigation.
At your direction.
For example, if you ask us to provide your information to a third-party to facilitate the resolution of a dispute.
YOUR PRIVACY PREFERENCES
You can register or change your preferences to receive or not receive marketing communications from us by visiting our Manage Privacy Preferences page or emailing us. Please allow sufficient time for your preferences to be processed. Even if you opt out of receiving marketing messages, we may still contact you for transactional purposes like confirming or following up on an order or service request, asking you to review a product or service you have ordered, or notifying you of product recalls. If you later opt back into getting marketing communications from us, we will remove your information from our opt-out databases.
Registered website users can update their information at the Your Account section of our website. If you are not a registered website user, you can contact us by email.