Information We Collect Directly and How We Use It
Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address. Individuals using www.clarkscanada.com (our "Site") may choose to provide their personal information at various times. The following explains where you may provide such information and how it is used.
If you wish to receive marketing and promotional email communications from us, you may provide us with your email address, first name, last name, birth month and gender through a sign-up page on the Site. Please note that in any instance where we use your information for email marketing purposes, you will only receive such communications if you elect to do so (see "Email Communications and Your Choices"). We may use the information you provide when you sign up for email to provide you with materials we think may be of more interest to you.
- "Contact Us"
If you choose to contact us, we may collect such information as your name, email address, address information, and telephone number, along with any other information you choose to provide us with your communication. We use this information to respond to your inquiry or to assist you in navigating our Site.
We may also collect or use your personal information for any other purpose to which you consent or as permitted or required by applicable law.
Information We Collect Indirectly and How We Use It
Cookies are small data text files which are automatically transferred from our Site to your device or computer’s hard drive for identification purposes. Cookies allow us to recognize your web browser every time you visit, so that we can personalize your experience and identify the areas of our Site which are most relevant to you.
Your browser gives you the option to reject cookies. However, setting your browser to reject cookies generally hinders the browser's performance and will adversely affect your experience while using our Site.
- “Click Stream Data” and IP Address
In addition to using cookies, we also gather "click stream" data and store it in our website log files. "Click stream" data records your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), previously visited web pages within the Site, and domain name. We use this data to improve the content of our Site and to understand the demographics of our customer base.
Like most websites, our Site may incorporate technology such as “pixel tags” or “web beacons” that allow us to track the actions of users of our Site. Pixel tags or web beacons are tracking devices on websites or in e-mails that tell us when you have displayed that page or opened that email.
How We Share Personal Information With Third Parties
Clarks works with reputable third parties who perform services on our behalf, some of whom require access to your personal information in order to properly assist us. For example, we may use third parties to host our Site. We also work with third parties to whom we may disclose your personal information that have enterprise marketing platforms that provide such functions as data management, analytics and reporting on behavorial data, and email marketing campaigns.
When Clarks allows these third parties access to your personal information, we require that they handle your information with confidentiality and care, and use it solely for the business purpose for which it was intended. Clarks carefully selects business partners who exhibit our same high level of commitment to protecting your personal privacy.
We may transfer any personal information we have in the event that we merge with or are acquired by a third party or should any such transaction be proposed.
We may also use, or disclose personal information to third parties, if we have reason to believe that using or disclosing such information is necessary to: (i) conduct investigations of possible breaches of law; (ii) identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating an agreement they have with us; (iii) investigate security breaches or cooperate with government authorities pursuant to a legal matter; or (iv) to protect our rights, safety or property.
Lastly, we may disclose your personal information for any other purpose to which you consent or as permitted or required by applicable law.
Keeping your personal information confidential and secure is important to Clarks. We help protect your personal information by maintaining physical, organizational and technological safeguards intended to help protect against unauthorized use, disclosure or access. In order to help protect the information you provide to us, we use 2048-Bit encryption and a secure HTTPS browser. You can confirm that this security is active by checking for either a closed lock or an unbroken key in your browser (location of the lock or key varies between browsers).
Although we have taken measures to help protect our Site, computer systems and personal information that we have collected from unauthorized use, access, disclosure, misuse, alteration or destruction, no security measures can provide absolute protection. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us.
Email Communications and Your Choices
If you would like to be a part of our email list, you may "opt-in" through a sign-up page on our Site. If at anytime after joining you wish to unsubscribe from our email list, you may do so by clicking on the "unsubscribe" hyperlink contained in all of the marketing emails we send to you. Additionally, you may unsubscribe by clicking here to contact us.
Children 13 and Under
Clarks does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of 13. If we obtain knowledge that a child under 13 has submitted personal information in violation of this policy, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe Clarks may have obtained information about your child under 13 in violation of this policy, please click here to contact us.
International Residents and Transfers of Information
Clarks collects and processes your personal information in Canada. However, some or all of the personal information we collect may be stored or processed on servers located outside your jurisdiction of residence, including in the United States, whose data protection laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. As a result, this information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in those jurisdictions according to laws in those jurisdictions.
To the extent that you are an international customer residing in a country other than Canada, it is not our intention to process or maintain your personal information or to use your personal information for marketing purposes. To that end, to the extent that we can identify such customers, we strive to delete such data from our systems on an annual basis. Please click here to contact us should you have any questions or concerns.
Links to Other Sites
For your convenience, our Site may contain links to other company websites and resources, none of which are controlled by Clarks. Clarks is not responsible for any non-affiliated websites, whether linked or otherwise. Those websites may have their own privacy policies and terms and conditions which will govern your access and use of their site.
Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Information
You may request access to your personal information and to request a correction to it if you believe it is inaccurate. If you have submitted personal information to us and would like to have access to it, or if you would like to have it removed or corrected, please contact us using the contact information provided below. We will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request; however, in some cases we may not be able to allow you to access certain personal information in certain circumstances, for example if it contains personal information of other persons, or for legal reasons. We may require you to verify your identity before allowing you to access your personal information.