Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the www.littlepeargarden.com and Little Pear Garden Dance Company and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Little Pear Garden Dance Company include www.littlepeargarden.com and LPGDC. The LPGDC website is a ecommerce and information site. By using the LPGDC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

If you create an account on the LPGDC site, LPGDC may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name or email. If you purchase LPGDC’s products and services, or you donate to us, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase/donation transaction. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
If you contact us by letter, e-mail, phone, or in person, it is possible that information about the communication may be collected.

Collection of Anonymous Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by LPGDC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the LPGDC website.

Links and Embedded Content

LPGDC’s website may include links to other sites or embedded content, such as YouTube videos. Once you leave our servers, LPGDC does not control the privacy policies of destination sites. LPGDC encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from LPGDC so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. LPGDC is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the LPGDC website.

Use of your Personal Information

LPGDC collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.
LPGDC may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from LPGDC and its affiliates. LPGDC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
LPGDC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
LPGDC may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to LPGDC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
LPGDC may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within LPGDC, in order to determine what LPGDC services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within LPGDC to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
LPGDC will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on LPGDC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of LPGDC; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of LPGDC, or the public.

Contest Sponsors

LPGDC may occasionally present a special contest or promotion that is sponsored by a third party. To qualify for entry, we may ask you to provide personal information. If LPGDC plans to share the personal information requested from you with such sponsor(s), we will notify you on the webpage or in the correspondences through which this information is collected.

Use of Cookies

The LPGDC website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize LPGDC pages, or register with LPGDC site or services, a cookie helps LPGDC to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same LPGDC website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the LPGDC features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the LPGDC services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

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When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
Verisign is an independent, third-party company engaged in the development of digital trust. Verisign provides authentication of Internet services, digital identity and intellectual property. By clicking on the Verisign logo, the Verisign website will serve up a web page that confirms that LPGDC is “Verisign Authenticated.” [add Verisign widget here] California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Children Under Thirteen

LPGDC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Jurisdiction and Venue

All users, including those who access the web sites from a country other than Canada., agree by virtue of their use that the laws of the Province of Ontario shall govern any disputes, including any arising from or in connection with use of the sites and any arising from LPGDC’s use of personal information or otherwise relating to privacy and that any claim made against the LPGDC can only be brought in a federal or provincial court in Toronto, Ontario.

Changes to this Statement

LPGDC will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. LPGDC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how LPGDC is protecting your information.

Contact Information

LPGDC welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that LPGDC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact LPGDC by the information listed at the bottom of this page.
Effective as of June 23rd, 2017