Privacy Policy

THE MEAT MERCHANT INC.’s privacy policy was created to ensure we preserve the confidentiality, accuracy and security of your personal information. These principles guide us in the collection, use, retention and disclosure of your personal information in all of THE MEAT MERCHANT INC. online initiatives.

What is Personal Information?
Personal information means any information about an identifiable individual. This includes information such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. As a visitor to our site, you provide THE MEAT MERCHANT INC. with this information in a variety of ways, but in every case, THE MEAT MERCHANT INC. adheres to strict guidelines when dealing with your personal information.

Collecting, Using and Disclosing your Personal Information
When you provide THE MEAT MERCHANT INC. with personal information, we inform you as to why we are collecting it. THE MEAT MERCHANT INC. obtains your consent for the collection of your personal information. In some instances, where the purpose for collection is obvious, your consent is implied.

THE MEAT MERCHANT INC. asks for your permission to collect additional information that may be useful in serving you in the future. THE MEAT MERCHANT INC. only uses and discloses your personal information for the marketing purposes identified to you when your consent was obtained. THE MEAT MERCHANT INC. does not provide your personal information for marketing purposes beyond our membership without your consent.

Safeguarding and Access to your Personal Information
THE MEAT MERCHANT INC. strives to ensure that our security measures protect against loss, theft and unauthorized access, disclosure, use or modification of your personal information. THE MEAT MERCHANT INC. keeps your information for as long as necessary and in order to service you better.

THE MEAT MERCHANT INC. may not be able to provide you with access to your personal information where the information cannot be separated from the records of others, cannot be disclosed for reasons of security or commercial confidentiality, or is protected by legal privilege. This website is owned and operated by The Meat Merchant Inc.

This website strives to protect your personal information. Once the website receives your transmission, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our system. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while this website strives to protect your personal information, we cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Unlawful Activities
This website reserves the right to co-operate with local, provincial, national and international authorities in investigations of improper or unlawful activities and this may require the disclosure of personal information. We may also report to other organizations about improper or unlawful user activities on this website and this reporting may include disclosure of personal information relating to those individuals conducting such improper or unlawful activities.

Like many companies, we use “cookie” technology on and off of our website. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive for purpose of keeping records. They enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site. The cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information and cannot profile your system or collect information from your hard drive. We do use the cookie to help us identify site features in which you have the greatest interest, so that we can provide more of what you may want.

Web Beacons
This website uses electronic images called Web beacons, which are single-pixel (1x1) or clear GIF images placed in the web page code. Web beacons are used for many of the same purposes as cookies, allowing us to understand the effectiveness of our marketing efforts and our site usability. Web beacons collect non-personally identifiable information on user traffic patterns, which we then analyze to improve the overall user experience on our website.

Use of your Personal Information Collected through eNewsletter Subscriptions called THE BUTCHER BLOCK. The information provided by you to subscribe to the THE BUTHCER BLOCK is collected by THE MEAT MERCHANT INC. and/or its affiliate to deliver the THE BUTCHER BLOCK to your email address and maintain the accuracy of your information. If you wish to unsubscribe from THE BUTCHER BLOCK, please click the “unsubscribe” option that appears at the bottom of every issue sent.

Contests and Sweepstakes
Our site sometimes includes notices of promotions we are conducting, and we may permit you to enter electronically in some cases. If that occurs, we will use the information you provide for the purpose of conducting the promotion (contacting the winner). Within a reasonable time after the conclusion of the promotion, the personal information will be deleted from our database, unless you’ve agreed to permit us to keep it and use it to contact you again.

Third Parties Who Provide Support Services to THE MEAT MERCHANT INC.
In the course of doing business, we employ other companies and individuals to perform a variety of functions on our behalf. For example, we hire agencies to help administer consumer promotions, to analyze data, to fulfill orders you place, and to provide customer service. These agents may have access to personal information if it is needed to perform their functions for THE MEAT MERCHANT INC.; however, they are prohibited from using it for other purposes and they are required to maintain the information in confidence.

Links to Third Party Sites
Our site contains links to other sites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. THE MEAT MERCHANT INC. is not responsible for the privacy practices, or content of the linked website(s) and the use of any information or materials from such third party websites is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable.

About any other Information you send to this Website
We do not collect or wish to receive any information or other materials from you through this website that may be considered personal, confidential or proprietary. All information and materials received will be considered to be non-confidential, and you will be deemed to have granted to this website an irrevocable license and consent to use, copy, display, and distribute such information and materials for any purpose whatsoever. This website will not use your name in connection with such information or materials without your prior consent.

How to Contact Us
The Meat Merchant Inc.
6296 Main Street
Stouffville, Ontario L4A 1G8

(905) 642-9892 | fax: (866) 674-2462

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