Privacy policy.

Our Commitment to Privacy

The Berard Company Inc. and our affiliated companies appreciate your interest in our products and services and visit this web site. The Berard Company regards its customers as its most valuable asset. We recognize that building a long-term business relationship with you depends in large part on trust. Earning your trust begins with our commitment to protect your privacy.

This privacy statement applies to personal data collected during visits to this website. We do not sell, lease, or rent your personal information.

Notice

The Berard Company, Inc. provides this online privacy statement to make you aware of our privacy practices and the choices you may make about the way your personal information is collected and used.

What Information We Collect

The Berard Company has designed its web site so that you can visit without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information unless you choose to do so. Visitors to our website are asked to provide personal information such as name and e-mail address if they want to communicate with us (e.g., to ask a question or request information). If you choose not to provide us with personal information, you can still access most portions of our web site.

Technical Information – The Berard Company does collect non-personally identifiable information online. The Berard Company uses third-party tracking applications to measure and analyze site traffic. These applications may collect information such as your computer’s operating system and browser type, IP address, date and time of access, address of a referring website, if any, etc., and may track a user’s path through our websites. The Berard Company uses this information to enhance the user’s experience at the site and to prepare future content based on the interests of users.

Personal Information – The Berard Company will not through its websites collect, store, or release any personal identifying information about you without first receiving your consent. If you visit this website or if you affirmatively contact The Berard Company and request information, you are consenting to The Berard Company’ collection of information about you such as your name, title, company, email address, mailing address, phone numbers, website information, and other information.

Other – The Berard Company websites may offer you the opportunity to purchase branded merchandise online. In connection with those purchases, you may be asked to submit personal information, such as shipping address and credit card information that is required to complete the transaction. Credit card data will be protected by Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) or other encryption mechanisms.

How We Use the Information

Information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used to fulfill your request. The Berard Company uses personal information to understand your needs better, to provide better service, and to communicate with you (e.g., answer your questions, respond to your requests). We may also send you an email to confirm your request and may need to contact you via phone, postal mail, or email if we have other questions regarding your request. You may receive emails from us regarding our products, services, special events, and promotions. From time to time, we may also send you emails to help us learn more about your purchasing preferences.

Sharing the Information – The Berard Company will not sell, rent, or lease to third parties the personal information we collect online from you. We may share personal information collected from you with our affiliated companies for

the purposes described above. The Berard Company will not otherwise share your personal information with third parties without your consent unless required by law or as disclosed to you when the information is collected. If we share your personal information with a third party, such party will either be subject to The Berard Company policies or contractually required to provide the same privacy protection as The Berard Company in handling your personal information.

Legal Disclosure – Please note that The Berard Company, Inc. will, under certain circumstances permitted or required by law or court order, collect, use, and/or disclose personal information collected online pursuant to procedures that do not require giving notice or providing other privacy protections (for example, in connection with law enforcement investigations). Additionally, The Berard Company, Inc. may share personal information with other companies, lawyers, credit bureaus, agents, or government agencies in the following cases: (1) when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the rights of The Berard Company, Inc. or to anyone that could be harmed by such activities; (2) when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; (3) to our affiliate companies or to any third party who may acquire The Berard Company, Inc.; and (4) in situations involving threats to the physical safety of any person.

Choice and Onward Transfer of Data

As described above, The Berard Company, Inc. will offer the opportunity to opt-out of disclosure to third parties of personal information we collect online from you. We will not use the personal information provided to us online for purposes incompatible with those described above or subsequently authorized by you without first notifying and offering you an opportunity to opt-out of such use.

Access to Your Information

You may at any time contact The Berard Company, Inc. with any privacy questions or concerns you may have, and ask to see the personal data you have on file and request a correction or deletion by any means shown on our Contact Us page or via email: yash@theberardcompany.com.

Security and Integrity

The Berard Company, Inc. is committed to ensuring the security and integrity of your information. We use industry-standard Internet security technology and have adopted reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the personal information you provide to us online. These procedures protect the information against unauthorized access or disclosure, loss or misuse, and alteration or destruction. They also help ensure the information is accurate and used properly.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through the websites cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.

Children

Although The Berard Company web site is not directed at children, we are committed to complying with all applicable laws and requirements, such as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have personal information relating to a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our systems.

Links to Unrelated Party Web Sites

Links to unrelated party web sites may be found on The Berard Company web site, and are provided solely as a convenience. If you use these links, you leave The Berard Company site. The Berard Company, Inc. has not reviewed these unrelated party sites, and does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites, their content, or their privacy policies and practices.

How The Berard Company Uses Cookies

The Berard Company may use cookie technology to obtain non-personal information from you as an online visitor. Cookies do not store any personal information. A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer’s hard drive that allows websites to recognize repeat users, facilitate users’ access to sites, and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements at the site. If users do not want cookies to be accessible to The Berard Company, Inc., most browser programs allow users to deny or disable the use of cookies. If you choose not to disable the use of cookies, then your browser adds the text in a small file. Cookies allow a web application to respond to you as an individual. By gathering and remembering information about your preferences, the web application can tailor its operation to your needs, likes, and dislikes. Cookies also help us analyze web traffic and let us know when you visit or revisit a particular page or site. The Berard Company web site may use temporary cookies as part of the customer web navigation experience, tracking unique IDs for that particular web site session only. This cookie, by itself, only tells us that a previous The Berard Company web site visitor has returned. If you deny or disable the use of a cookie, you can still use the site anonymously. Overall, The Berard Company limited use of cookies helps us operate a more effective web site, letting us monitor what’s working and what isn’t through site traffic analysis. The Berard Company, Inc. wants to be sure you understand that accepting a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information other than the data you choose to share with us.

Periodic Changes

Please note that The Berard Company, Inc. reviews its online privacy practices from time to time and those practices are subject to change. Therefore, users should periodically review this page to ensure familiarity with the most current version of our online privacy statement.

Your Acceptance of Our Privacy Practices

By using this website, you signify your acceptance of this privacy statement, and you adhere to the terms and conditions posted on the website. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please do not use this site or submit any personal information.

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