Bath Group and its subsidiaries (ABG Hospitality, AKER by MAAX, Aquarius,
Aquatic, Bootz, Briggs Bath, Clarion, Comfort Designs, Hamilton, Laurel
Mountain, MAAX Bath, MAAX Spas, Renovative Bath Systems, Swan and all other
secondary brands) (“ABG”, “we” or “us”) respects your expectation of privacy as
you visit Americanwhirlpools.com and all related websites. The purpose of this
defined below) that ABG collects uses and discloses. This statement explains
how we use and disclose the Personal Information, the choices you have
regarding such use and disclosure, and how you may correct that information.
Information by ABG.
Information” is any information that is identifiable with you, as an
individual. This information may include (but is not limited to) your name,
mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, business facsimile number,
age and employment history. Personal Information, however, does not include
your name, business title or business address and business telephone number in
your capacity as an employee of an organization.
current as of the “last revised” date which appears at the top of this page. We
under which it was collected, unless we have your consent to treat it
about you, from any source.
that all third parties that are engaged to perform services on our behalf and
are provided with Personal Information are contractually required to observe
implemented commercially reasonable physical, organizational, contractual and
technological security measures to protect your Personal Information from loss
or theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. These
security measures are proportionate to the amount and nature of the Personal
Information collected. The only employees who are granted access to your
Personal Information, are those with a business ‘need-to-know’ or whose duties
reasonably require them to have access to such information.
OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
always collect your Personal Information by fair and lawful means (for example,
when you enter information on ABG websites or during off-line contacts we may
have with you). We may collect Personal Information from you directly and/or
from third parties, where we have obtained your consent to do so or as
otherwise required or permitted by law. As a result, information may be
collected by your use of the ABG websites, including (but not limited to) sending
us e-mails; completing surveys; and submitting employment applications.
when you browse ABG websites, you and your web browser may also transmit
information that ABG automatically collects. This information may be combined
with other Personal Information you have provided. The only other type of
information automatically provided to ABG is the type of computer, operating
system and browser you are using. This information is provided by your browser,
which ABG may use to improve the performance of its website or for other
similar technical or performance-related purposes.
also place small data files, called “cookies,” in the browser file of your
computer’s hard drive. These cookies automatically identify your browser to the
ABG server whenever you interact with an ABG website. ABG uses the cookies to
record website data. For more information about cookies, please see the Cookie
keep the Personal Information that we collect on a server located in the US.
your computer when you visit a website or click on a URL. There are two types
of cookies that may be used: a session cookie and a persistent cookie. A
single-session cookie is held temporarily in your computer’s memory during only
a single visit to a website to personalize user experience, to determine ways
to improve the site, its content, and services offered through the site. A
single-session cookie disappears from your hard drive when you close your
browser. A persistent cookie is entered by your web browser into the “Cookies”
folder on your computer and remains in this folder after you close your browser
and may be used by your browser on your next visit to a website unless or until
it is deleted or set to expire. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies. You
may reject or delete cookies by adjusting your browser preferences at any time;
however, this may limit your ability to use all of the features on the site or
the appearance of certain webpages. For example, to set the Internet Explorer
browser to reject cookies go to Tools > Internet Options > Privacy >
Settings and select the privacy level (using the slider bar) that you prefer.
To delete cookies in Internet Explorer, go to Tools > Internet Options >
General > Browsing History and click the Delete button then select the
Pages of our Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files
known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and
single-pixel gifs) that permit ABG, for example, to count users who have
visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics
(for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying
system and server integrity).
TO COLLECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION
generally obtain your consent prior to collecting, and in any case, prior to
disclosing your Personal Information for any purpose. You may provide your
consent to us verbally, electronically or in writing. The form of consent that
we seek, including whether it is express or implied, will largely depend on the
sensitivity of the Personal Information and the reasonable expectations you
might have under the circumstances.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
the purposes for which we use your Personal Information at the time we collect
such information from you and obtain your consent, in any case, prior to such
use. We generally use your Personal Information for the following purposes (the
OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
to whom, and for what purposes, we disclose your Personal Information, at the
time we collect such information from you and obtain your consent for such
disclosure. For example, we may transfer your Personal Information to third
party service providers with whom we have a contractual agreement that includes
privacy standards no less protective than those set forth in this Privacy
Policy, where such third parties are assisting us with the Purposes.
we will only make disclosures of Personal Information to such persons for which
you provide your consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may also make
disclosures of Personal Information to a potential acquirer in connection with a
transaction involving the sale of some or all of the business of ABG or a
particular subsidiary (in which case the use of your personal information by
the new entity would continue to be limited by applicable law and this Privacy
Policy), or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
In addition, we
may transfer your personal information outside of the country for the purposes
set out above, including for processing and storage by service providers for
these purposes. However, you should be aware that if personal information is
located outside of the country, it is subject to the laws of the country where
it is held and may be subject to disclosure to the governments, courts or law
enforcement or regulatory agencies of that other country in accordance with the
laws of that country.
We do not sell
or otherwise disclose your personal information except as described in this
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may keep
a record of your Personal Information, correspondence or comments, in a file
specific to you. We will utilize, disclose or retain your Personal Information
for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which that Personal
Information was collected and as permitted or required by law.
If you make
a written request to review any Personal Information about you that we have
collected, utilized or disclosed, we will provide you with any such Personal
Information to the extent required by law. We will make such Personal
Information available to you in a form that is generally understandable and
will explain any abbreviations or codes.
ensure that your Personal Information is kept as accurate, complete and
up-to-date as possible. We will not routinely update your Personal Information,
unless such a process is necessary. We expect you, from time to time, to supply
us with written updates of your Personal Information, when required.
time, you can challenge the accuracy or completeness of your Personal
Information stored in our records. If you successfully demonstrate that your
Personal Information in our records is inaccurate or incomplete, we will amend
the Personal Information as required. Where appropriate, we will transmit the
amended information to third parties having access to your Personal
We will not
charge any costs for you to access your Personal Information stored in our
records or to access our privacy practices without first providing you with an
estimate of the approximate costs, if any.
request that you provide sufficient identification to permit access to the
existence, use or disclosure of your Personal Information. Any such identifying
information shall be used only for this purpose.
time, you may request that we delete or destroy your Personal Information from
our servers and databases. Please be aware that by doing so, we may no longer
be able to provide you certain services.
We may choose or be required by law to provide different or additional
disclosures relating to the processing of personal information about residents
of certain states. Please refer below for disclosures that may be applicable to
California: If you are a California resident, please click here for additional California-specific privacy disclosures.
You may also submit a request through this form or by calling
this toll-free number: 1-800-664-6830.
If you are
located in California, US, we will attempt to respond to each of your written
requests no later than forty-five (45) days after receipt of such requests. We
will advise you in writing if we cannot meet your requests within this time
limit. You have the right to make a complaint with the California Attorney
General’s office in respect of this time limit.
YOUR CHOICES AND COMMUNICATIONS PREFERENCES
We may send
electronic newsletters and other communications on a periodic basis to various
individuals and organizations. We may also send email communications regarding
topics such as website updates, and product or service offerings. We offer you
appropriate consent mechanisms, such as opt-out, for marketing and certain
other communications. You can also manage your communications preferences by
using the opt-out or unsubscribe mechanism or other means provided within the
communications that you receive, or by contacting us directly at email@example.com. We reserve the right to notify you of
that children under the age of 13 not use the website or submit any personal
information to the website. We do not direct the website to children under the
age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect, use, store, or disclose the personal
information of children under the age of 13.
If you have
privacy practices, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org