Privacy policy

We process personal data you provide to conduct our business. This privacy policy explains what data we collect, use and share with our partners, how we protect it and what your rights are with respect to your personal data. Your data is processed to provide you our services and to communicate with you. In this policy, "we" or "us" means ARG-Sports.

By deciding to use or visit our website, you accept the terms and conditions of the present Privacy Policy (the "Policy"). You agree, among other things, that we may collect and use your personal information in accordance with the provisions herein, being understood we comply with the legislation in effect regarding personal information.

We commit to preserve the privacy of the personal information we gather when:

  • you visit or register with our website

  • you participate in our contests, promotions or events

  • you participate in one of our surveys or any other customer study

  • you agree to receive our newsletters, promotional emails, and other communications regarding our products, services, promotions or events that are likely to be of interest to you

  • you buy products or return products to one of our stores

  • you submit a job application

  • you contact our customer service to formulate comments, questions, or complaints

 

WHAT PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT AND HOW?

In order to facilitate the delivery of our products and services and the functionality of our website, we collect personal data you provide to us when you visit our website or interact with us. Personal data is any information that may identify you as an individual. Depending on the nature of your interaction with us, we may collect the following types of data: 

When you interact with us

When you make a purchase or initiate a return online, we may collect personal data from you so we can complete the transaction, create your account or process any returns or refunds. Such information may include your name, shipping and billing address, email, phone number, as well as payment information.  

When you create an account or become a member on our website, we may request and collect your name, email, phone number, address, preferred language, username and password so we can maintain and efficiently use your account and our internal membership database. We will never share this data with anyone. The data is collected and maintained in the database includes: your name, email address, password, phone number, mailing address, your purchase history and products. 

When you purchase a gift card, we collect the recipient’s name and email address, as well as information on the personalized message, so that we can deliver the gift card to the recipient directly on your behalf. 

When you subscribe to our newsletter, contact us for customer service or returns, we may collect your name, email address, phone number and content of your message. We use this information to communicate with you or to deliver our newsletter to you. You may also adjust your personal preferences, such as the type of products you shop for, as well as language preference and your month of birth. These preferences allow us to include in our newsletters content that is tailored and most relevant to you.

When you choose among the different payment options, you may also be asked to provide personal data to our partners. For example, if you choose to pay by using your PayPal account or by making payments with Paybright, depending on your choice, you will be redirected to the secure website or PayPal or Paybright to complete your purchase securely. Please consult the privacy policy of PayPal or Paybright, for information on how these websites treat your personal data. 

 

When you visit our website

We may use cookies to automatically collect certain technical information about your visit. For example, we may collect your IP address, your device ID as well as information about your operating system, browser type, the address of a referring site and your usage information. Cookies are not required to shop on our site however, cookies may improve your experience on our website and assist us with site traffic analysis. You may disable cookies in your  browser settings.

 

WHY DO WE GATHER YOUR INFORMATION?

We gather only the personal information required for the purpose for which it was gathered, including to successfully carry out our business activities. For example, by:

  • offering the products and services you want

  • managing your files and accounts created for our various services and website

  • registering you with the ARG-Sports program and ensuring the proper management of your account and program overall

  • adequately processing your product and service orders

  • organizing promotional events or activities to which we can invite you

  • sending out mailings regarding our products and services or providing you with information that could be of interest to you

  • conceiving, improving or commercializing products and services

  • studying, analyzing and preparing marketing activities

  • holding contests or surveys

  • recognizing you on our website, mobile applications and digital terminals and knowing your preferences

  • improving the content of our website, mobile applications and digital terminals

  • answering to your questions and comments

  • identifying attempts of fraud and errors, preventing and protecting ourselves from same

  • ensuring the safety and protection of people and assets in our stores or other buildings under our control

  • for any other reason required by law and to successfully conduct our business activities

 

WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

In addition to the situations provided for or required by law, access to personal information is limited to ARG-Sports employees, mandataries, and approved providers specifically authorized by ARG-Sports who need it to perform their work or mandate. They are required to comply not only with the law but also with ARG-Sports requirements regarding the protection of personal information. They must process this information only for the purposes mentioned above.

 

HOW DO WE SECURE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

We employ relevant security measures to protect your personal information from loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, reproduction, use, unauthorized modification, and when transferring your information to a third party for processing or for any other purpose.

Moreover, when you make an online purchase from one of our website or mobile applications, your credit card information is transmitted securely while transaction processing takes place with encryption mechanisms (Secure Sockets Layer protocol) used by your browser and our website. No credit card information is kept or saved in any of our data bases.

Although we take steps to prevent any unauthorized access to your personal information, we cannot guarantee the absolute protection and security of your information on the Internet. You therefore acknowledge and agree that we will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the transmission of confidential or personal information over the Internet and that such disclosure is at your own risk.

 

COOKIES

Cookies are information saved by an HTTP server on the hard drives of your computers and other electronic devices to identify them (rather than the user). They facilitate navigation, in particular by memorizing your choice of navigation language and the products you have selected during your previous visits and allow us to process your orders. In addition, cookies allow us to adapt our website, mobile applications and digital terminals so that they better suit your interests and preferences.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You may, however, deactivate them by modifying the confidentiality settings of your browser.

In addition, we use the services of Google Analytics to analyze our website. The information collected through these services is anonymized so that it does not identify users. This information is used primarily to evaluate your use of our website, including the number of visits, the pages viewed and the time spent on these pages, the source, and other statistics useful for continuous improvement of our website, mobile applications and digital terminals.

 

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACCOUNT

You must do your part to ensure the security of your personal information. We invite you to act responsibly by:

  • creating a unique and complex password that includes letters, numbers or symbols

  • frequently changing your password

  • refraining from disclosing your password, user or access codes to third parties

 

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We keep your personal information only for the time required to fulfill the purpose for which it was gathered, the whole in accordance with our rules under our records retention schedule. The personal information will then be destroyed securely and confidentially.

 

HOW CAN YOU ACCESS, MODIFY AND/OR DELETE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

You can access, modify, update, or delete any of the personal information you enter in your account, by contacting ARG-Sports or directly at [email protected]. You can also withdraw from our mailing lists or opt out of our electronic communications (see our undertaking to this end below).

If you have any issues with making these changes, you can reach our customer service:

 

INFORMATION AND SECURITY ELEMENTS FOR ONLINE ORDERS

When you place an order online, we only ask you for the information necessary to complete the processing of your orders as well as invoicing. We share our users' personal information with external shipping companies and credit card processing companies in order to bill and ship your order, but we do not provide more information than is strictly necessary for these purposes. We may use the information to communicate with you regarding your order.

 

OUR UNDERTAKING ON SENDING ELECTRONIC MAILINGS

We undertake to manage email addresses responsibly and use them in accordance with the law and your consent.

When you enroll on our website, subject to your consent, we may send promotional offers, rebates, or other advantages respecting products, services, contests and events by email, mail, text message or otherwise. These promotional offers may sometimes be personalized according to your interests, your purchases, the services you use, or any other information we have about you. This allows us to send promotional offers most likely to be of interest to you.

In each mailing sent to you, you will have the possibility of removing your name and email address from our mailing list. In certain circumstances and within the exceptions authorized by law, we remain authorized to send you emails and other electronic communications even if you have removed your name from our commercial mailings.

 

This statement describes the practices and policies in effect regarding the protection of personal information provided through the ARG-Sports website. If you have any questions about these practices and policies, please send them to us by email at [email protected]The French version of this Privacy Policy is the official version and it will take precedence over this translated English version.

ARG-Sports respects the confidentiality of your personal information. We believe that an important part of our responsibility is to keep your personal information secure and we strive to protect everyone you provide to us. If we ask you to provide personal information, we will tell you what we intend to use it for. Your personal information will never be loaned or sold to anyone. Thus, ARG-Sports reserves the right to unilaterally end any offer to sell and / or reduce the sale price on its website when the availability of a product has expired, expired and / or the discount and / or the product is no longer offered and / or available by the manufacturer, distributor and / or supplier. This statement describes the practices and policies in effect regarding the protection of personal information provided through the ARG-Sports website. If you have any questions about these practices and policies, please send them to us by email at [email protected] ARG-Sports respects the confidentiality of your personal information.

We believe that an important part of our responsibility is to keep your personal information secure and we strive to protect everyone you provide to us. If we ask you to provide personal information, we will tell you what we intend to use it for. Your personal information will never be loaned or sold to anyone.

 

UPDATE OF THE PRIVACY POLICY

We may update this privacy policy in the future, in accordance with applicable data protection legislation and business practice. Any material changes to this privacy policy will be highlighted by placing a prominent notice on our website.