The following applies to Rand McNally's websites and information provided by you or otherwise collected online through these websites (including but not limited to randmcnally.ca and perlys.com).
All the information that we request and gather from you is used to make your experience on our websites as enjoyable and efficient as possible. Currently you need to provide information to take advantage of features such as making a purchase in our online store.
When you make a purchase on the store on randmcnally.ca, we ask you for your full name, billing address, telephone number, email address, and credit card information. If you want your order shipped to someone other than yourself, you will need to provide us the name and address of the recipient.
When you contact us with a question or a comment, you will need to provide your full name and email address.
We use a cookie to help us determine repeat visits to randmcnally.ca; this cookie may be assigned to any user of our website. This cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information, and simply helps us better understand if we are providing services that are valuable to our users. Even without using cookies, you will be able to take advantage of almost all of the features on our site.
We use the information that we gather online to improve your experience when you shop with us, plan your road trips, get maps and driving directions, and register software products. This data is generally used in the aggregate to give us demographic information about the users who visit our site, shop at our online store, and take advantage of our promotions.
We use location information (street address, city, province/state, postal/zip code, etc.) to provide you with the maps, directions, and other features you request. We may use this location information to provide you with geographically appropriate promotional and product information within our site, and we may use this information in aggregate to better understand how our users use our site.
We do not share your personally identifiable information with any third parties outside of Rand McNally and its subsidiaries.
We share overall customer, traffic, and trend information (but not personally identifiable data) with other respectable third parties. For example, we might say that half of the visitors to randmcnally.ca also visit our online store. We also share aggregate information (general patterns and totals), but individual data, with our partner companies in order to help them better understand and monitor the reach of our partnership promotion.
Rand McNally may use a third party, to track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and customers to administer our websites. All data collected by any third party on our behalf is owned and used only by Rand McNally. We reserve the right to publish anonymous, aggregate summary information regarding our website visitors for promotional purposes and as a representative audience for advertisers. Please note that this is not personal information, only general summaries.
Changing your personally identifying information and opting out
Children should always ask a parent or guardian for permission before providing any personal information to Rand McNally or purchasing any products or services from Rand McNally. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifying information from or about children under 13. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe Rand McNally has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us in the manner provided for below.
Security on Rand McNally websites
The safekeeping of the information that you entrust to us is very important, so we take several steps to protect it.
First of all, to protect your personal information we have some of the best firewall and software intrusion detection systems available today. A firewall prevents unauthorized access to our network and our databases. An intrusion detection system keeps a close watch on the servers and lets us know right away if someone is attempting to break into our systems.
If you are making a purchase in our online store, your information, including your encrypted credit card number, is stored in our database. The entire transmission is securely encrypted.
Your password is encrypted in a one-way encryption process, which means that while our system can recognize you when you put in your member or user name and password, we don't have access to your password. If you lose it, it can only be emailed to the address that you signed up with.
For your convenience, our websites contain links to a wide variety of other websites. We do not control how these other sites gather and use information about their users. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of all sites you link to from our site.
Revised October, 2006