A Year of Boxes is working hard to be the most comprehensive and useful subscription box marketplace in the world. As part of our quest, we collect a wide variety of data from our visitors and use that data to help provide a customized and optimized user experience.

At the same time, our users are extremely important to us and we want to make sure that users understand the information we collect, what we use it for, and how we protect it. We’ve created this privacy policy in order for you to understand how we collect and use information on our website and within our mobile applications. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

Like most websites, we collect non-personally identifiable information (or non-PII) of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how our visitors use and find this website. This information is collected using third-party analytics such as Google Analytics and Apple App Analytics.

Personally-Identifiable Information

Some visitors choose to interact with us in ways that require us to gather personally-identifiable information (or PII). The amount and type of information we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, inquiries from our contact form are prompted for their name, email address, and phone number. If you don’t wish to share this information via the website, you can always phone us directly.

We also collect information that may include PII, such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our website. This information is made available to the administrators of the website and is used to help fight spam and respond to inquiries on our website. We may share PII with employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know the information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services for our clients, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of these employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of Canada. By using our website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. We will not rent or sell PII to anyone. Other than to our employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, we would only disclose this information as required to do so by law or in order to protect the property or rights of our company, third parties, or the public at large.

Also, if you are an ongoing or past client of ours, you may occasionally receive email about new products and services, events, news, tips, and more. We reserve the right to take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of PII.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that our website may store on your computer. We uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of our website and application, and visitor preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our website, with the drawback that certain features of our website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

App Storage

Our mobile applications have built in storage capabilities which are used to retain browsing history, login information, and other data entered into the app. In some cases, this data may synchronize with our website and/or data collection services and this information is subject to this privacy policy as well.

Data Security

While A Year of Boxes is committed to security, we use third party infrastructure providers and cannot guarantee data security. We encourage users to protect their data, use unique passwords, and avoid providing sensitive information they are not comfortable sharing. A Year of Boxes and it’s partners will not be held liable for information lost or released due to cyber attacks, infrastructure failure, or any other reason outside its control. Using our services constitutes acceptance of any and all of these potential risks.

Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may change this privacy policy from time to time and at our sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Furthermore, the data we collect via this website is considered an asset and the property of A Year of Boxes and/or Twirling Umbrellas (our mobile application licensor). We do not (and will never) sell our visitors’ personally identifiable information; except in the unlikely event that there is a change of ownership in our businesses. In that scenario, the information would become the property of the new owner(s) and may be subject to new conditions and a new privacy policy.