We at Altex® undertake to abide by the highest standards of confidentiality in managing your personal information. Your customer experience with us should be both safe and enjoyable. We would therefore like to offer some reassurance by describing the types of data we collect, and the reasons why we do what we do in following the industry’s best practices. We would suggest that you read the following carefully.
Last Update: September 1, 2023
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What are cookies ?
Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website, use a mobile application, or download an e-mail. Cookies enable a website to recognize a device and store information (e.g., your preferences, your use of the website) and to read this information each time you access the website.
There are two types of cookies: (i) primary; and (ii) third party. Essentially, both types are technically identical and perform the same functions; the main difference lies in the way they are created and then used.
Primary cookies. Primary cookies are created by the website you are visiting. A website can only access the cookies it has placed on your device, so, for example, cookies placed when you visit a search engine are not accessible by our website.
Third-party cookies. Third-party cookies are created by a site other than the one you are visiting and are mainly used for profiling purposes and behavioural advertising. They also enable website owners to provide certain services. This type of cookie may be placed via what is known as a Web beacon (more on this below). Since a website can only access cookies it has placed itself, we cannot access third-party cookies placed on any of our websites.
A Web beacon, often referred to as a pixel tag, is a transparent image, usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel, that is placed on a website or in an e-mail message to track how a user interacts with specific content. Web beacons work by sending information along with the request to the third-party web server when the request to display the web beacon is made.
Cookies are stored on your devices and are only read if you give your consent. You have the option of accepting or rejecting cookies globally for the entire site, or of customizing your preferences. You can also change your choices at any time.
What can you do to control cookies placed on your computer?
Most browsers allow you to configure how cookies are accepted by your browser. Keep in mind that changing your cookie settings may prevent certain websites from functioning properly. Please consult your browser developer's documentation to find out how to configure your cookie settings.
You can also use your browser's private or incognito mode, which will automatically delete any cookies placed while you are in private mode when all private mode tabs are closed. See your browser's help section for more information on how private mode works.
Some recent browsers have built-in functionality to block or control profiling content. We invite you to consult your browser's help section to see if such functionality is available.
Some browsers may have third-party extensions that can be used to manage and delete cookies. If you decide to use extensions, please pay particular attention to the extensions you install and the permissions they require.
What types of cookies and web beacons do we collect?
When using our website, we collect some personal information via primary cookies and web beacons, including, but not limited to: the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address, the type of browser (Explorer, Firefox, etc.) and operating system (Windows, Mac OS, etc.) you are using, the date and time of your visit, the pages you consult and the address of the referring site, if you access the website from a third-party website.
We use both primary and third-party cookies, some of which are essential for the proper functioning of our website, while others are for analysis and marketing purposes.
We use Web beacons in our promotional e-mails to collect statistics on the opening of e-mails and interaction with e-mail content in order to analyze the performance of our promotional campaigns. We use your interaction with our promotional e-mails as an indicator of your interest in our products and services. We may adjust the way we contact you based on your interaction with our promotional e-mails.
Analytics tools to measure interaction with our website and promotional material
What you need to know about analytics tools
Analytics tools are used to collect, analyze, and measure web traffic and user visits to our websites in order to understand and optimize their use. Analytics tools work by collecting information about a visitor’s interaction with one or more web pages. This information includes, for example, the visitor’s IP address.
What are the analytics tools used on our websites?
Google Analytics. We use the Google Analytics tool provided by Google Inc. to collect information about how visitors use our websites. We use the reports compiled by Google Analytics to help us improve our websites.
The information is collected anonymously and includes:
the country and the city from which you access our websites;
demographic information based on information Google already has about you from your interactions with other websites;
the number of visitors to our websites and the pages visited.
Further information on the information made available to us by Google Analytics can be found on this page.
We also use the following services offered by Google Analytics:
Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting;
Google Display Network Impression Reporting; and,
Remarketing with Google Analytics.
Information communicated by e-mail or by form
Altex will take commercially reasonable steps to protect any confidential information you share with us. If you voluntarily provide personal or confidential information by e-mail or through forms, only the necessary information shall be used to allow Altex’s employees to respond to your message or follow up on your request. Electronic communications are treated with the same confidentiality as written documents.
Links to other sites
The Altex website may contain links to other websites. Handling of personal information on these other websites are not subject to this Policy, but to that of such external or third-party website, where applicable. We therefore invite you to carefully read the privacy policies of such external and third-party sites carefully before accessing them.
Person responsible for access to documents or protection of personal information
If you have any questions, comments or complaints about this Policy or the processing of your personal information, please do not hesitate to contact our Privacy Officer :
By mail: 3530 des Entreprises Blvd., Terrebonne, QC, Canada, J6X 4J8
By phone: 450 968-0880 or 1 800 363-5930
By e-mail: email@example.com
Updating of this Policy
We may amend this Policy, at our sole discretion, from time to time to reflect any changes in applicable law or our operations. The date of the last update is indicated at the top of this page. We therefore encourage you to review the Policy each time you visit our website to stay informed about how we handle your personal information.