There are times when we may ask you to provide certain personal information, including your name, email address, telephone number and postal address. This information is used for purposes such as correspondence, site registration, purchasing services and registering new services.
When a credit card number is provided for a purchase, this information is used exclusively by us to process payment for your order and is not shared in any form with outside parties except for any credit card validation service used by Distribution Plein Air. From time to time, we use purchases you make to personalize our product recommendations. We also tracked customer traffic patterns and site usage. Traffic and data usage is only used to improve our site.
Use of information
If you provide us with your email address, or have done so in the past, we may occasionally email you about offers. We may use the information you have given us, for example, to provide a service, measure consumer interest in our various services and inform you of new products and services. These offers may be based on information you provide to us during your first transaction with us, in surveys, or from information that may indicate purchasing preferences and lifestyle.
In any communication or material you send to this Website for any purpose, including, but not limited to, marketing products using such information. We may also use your information in statistical form in our presentations with future customers or partners. This information contains no personally identifiable information.
Online Tracking Information
When you visit this web site, other parties such as third-party advertising partners and analytics providers may collect information about your digital activity over time and across digital platforms. This information may include identifiers that may permit those parties to serve tailored ads to your device(s). For more information about third-party advertising partners’ collection and use of such data for interest-based advertising purposes (and opting out of such use), see “Interest-Based Online/Behavioral Advertising” below.
Through our website, we collect information from site visitors to perform site metrics and compile aggregate and statistical data to improve the functionality of the website, including by identifying popular features and measuring site activity to better meet user wants and needs.
This information may include unique identifiers such as IP address, device identifiers, types and settings, browser types and settings, network information and information such as tracking site pages visited, time spent on our site or parts of a page, survey responses, clicks, mouse movements, scrolls, page views (URL and page content), screen resolution, referrer URL, visitor type (first time or returning), peak site usage times, language, City, Province, Country, postal code, events (which website tools were used) and layout and design and site click through analysis with Google Analytics.
If you visit a related mobile site, we collect additional information which may include the type/model of the mobile device viewing the site and the mobile device’s service provider and operating system. If your mobile phone has the capability and the GPS feature on the mobile phone is turned on, you may be able to use certain locator functionalities on the site which may use GPS data to determine your location in order to fulfil your request.
We use this information for the purpose of performing analytics on user experience while visiting the site. This analysis:
- Is performed on an aggregate level
- May involve the use of a third party vendor acting on our behalf
- May be combined with data collected by third parties on other sites and apps and across devices
- Is performed in order to improve our website and the user experience
- May include the use of session and/or persistent cookies to track user movement across this and other Distribution plein air websites or to track other events within or across this and other Distribution plein air websites
Social Sharing / Liking
We may provide functionality on this website if you “like” or share content via our social sharing capability, that you will be connecting to a third-party social media server (i.e. Facebook.com, LinkedIn, YouTube). Distribution plein air may track on an aggregate level, the number of items “liked” or items on this website that you choose to share with the third-party social media site.
If you have opted in to Distribution plein air communications, we may share hashed emails with social media advertising partners such as Facebook and Google so that they can create Custom Audiences and Customer Match and deliver advertisements on our behalf to their members. Members are identifiable when the social media partner matches our hashed data to its hashed data of its members.
Cookies, Web Beacons and Advertisements
Our website may use session and persistent “cookies,” session logs, client side storage,survey tools, spot light ads/web beacons/GIF/pixel tags, banner ads or links, third party networks that serve user-requested emails (e.g., a third party email service provider for Tell-a-Friend user-customized emails where the email addresses collected are used solely for the purpose of forwarding to your intended recipient), and third-party click tracking analytics tools (such Google Analytics, Zopim, Zendesk).
A “cookie” is a small text file that helps us in many ways to make your visit to our website more enjoyable and meaningful to you. For example, cookies avoid you having to enter your postal code every time you come back to one of our websites. They also allow us to tailor a website or advertisement to better match your interests and preferences. There are a couple different types of cookies.
A “session” cookie is stored only in your computer’s working memory (RAM) and only lasts for your browsing session. When you close all your browser’s windows, or when you shut down your computer, the session cookie disappears forever.
A “persistent” cookie is stored on your computer’s hard drive until a specified date, which could be tomorrow, next week, or 10 years from now. Persistent cookies stay on your computer until either a) they expire, b) they are overwritten with newer cookies, or c) you manually remove them. Most browsers can be configured not to accept cookies, however, this may prevent you from having access to some site functions or features.
This site may use a third party to activate and/or deliver a service, or deliver site functionality such as fulfilling your request for a product or service. In performing this function the third party may place a persistent cookie on your computer or have to gather personal information from you in order to activate and deliver the product or service.
This site use third-party click tracking analytics tool (such Google Analytics) to capture clickthrough statistics. These parties may collect information about your use of the site and across different sites and mobile aps and across devices over time.
This website may use spotlight ads/web beacons/GIF/pixel tags which are site instrumentation tools that help us to determine, for instance, whether a page has been viewed or not and, if so, how many times. Emails or electronic newsletters we send may use tools (e.g., pixel tags or web beacons) to gather email metrics and information to improve the reader’s experience such as how many of the emails are opened, if they were printed or forwarded, the type of device (e.g., mobile or PC) from which they were opened, and the city, province, and county associated with the applicable IP address. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a webpage, including an ad banner, can act as a web beacon.
This website may generate a “session log” when you visit the site. We use session logs to help us determine how people travel through our site. In this way, we can structure our pages so that the information most frequently visited is easier to find. By tracking page visits, we can also determine if the information we’re providing is being used. The only data gathered is the Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you came, the website that referred you, the pages you visited and the date and time of those visits.
Users may be provided the opportunity to integrate with third-party social media sites, and we may track such things as the number of items “liked” on this site, or items on this site that you choose to share with a third-party social media site.
Users may be directed to our site via banner ads, site links or QR Codes. Ads, site links or QR Codes may use tools such as cookies or web beacons to deliver metrics on the effectiveness of the ads or links.
Interest-Based/Online Behavioural Advertising
On some pages of our site we may allow third-party advertising partners to set web tracking and storage technology tools (e.g., cookies, web beacons, pixels) to collect anonymous, non-personal information regarding your activities on those pages (e.g., your IP address, page(s) visited, time of day). We may also share such information we have collected with third-party advertising partners. These advertising partners may use this information (and combine it with information collected from other websites, apps or other digital services) for purposes of delivering future targeted advertisements to you when you visit other (non-Distribution plein air) sites, mobile apps or digital services within their networks and to provide measurement services. This practice is commonly referred to as “interest-based advertising” or “online behavioural advertising.”
Pages of our website that collect information that may be used by such advertising partners for interest-based advertising purposes.
Links to other Websites
Our website may contain links to other websites. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of all sites which you visit, including those whose links are provided, so that you can understand how those sites collect, use and share your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements, content or data handling practices on other websites.
Parts of this site may provide dealer and vehicle locator services which are provided by a third party vendor. In order to provide you with the closest dealers, we may need to collect your IP address to determine your general location or we may ask you to provide location information such as postal code or City and Province. In instances where we use a third party vendor to provide dealer locator services, we provide them a postal code.
For more information or if you have any questions, contact us. [email protected] or (514) 978-7445 / 1-866-575-1123.