Privacy Policy

McMunn & Yates Building Supplies is committed to safeguarding the personal information entrusted to us by our customers. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to disclose the privacy practices of McMunn & Yates Building Supplies and provide you with information on how McMunn & Yates Building Supplies collects and uses the information we collect from our customers.

About this Policy:

This Privacy Policy describes the privacy practices of McMunn & Yates Building Supplies. This Policy applies to the following interactions, including, but not limited to:
  • Visits to our stores, Commercial Division and warehouses
  • Use of our websites
  • Interactions over the phone
  • Attendance at our events
  • Email communication and advertisements
  • Social media interactions like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest
  • Viewing our online advertisements
  • Registering in our MY Make it better Rewards Program
  • Registering for a McMunn & Yates Building Supplies residential or commercial account
Our policy does not apply to third party websites or links located on our website. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
 
The information we collect:
Contact information – we may collect the names and user names of our customers, home address – including billing and shipping addresses, phone number, purchase history, email addresses, and other digital contact information.
 
Returns information – when you return or exchange a product to any of our stores, you may be asked to provide your name, address, phone number and provide proof to confirm identity, such as your driver’s licence. This information is collected to track returns and help prevent fraudulent activity.
 
Payment information – when you make a purchase, we collect payment information, including your credit or debit card information, cheque or gift card and authentication information, such as a signature.
 
Demographic information – we may collect information like your age or gender.
 
Location information – we may collect location data obtained from your mobile device or IP address. We use this location data to find your nearest store and provide driving directions to our stores. If you would prefer not to provide us with your device’s location information, you can control what location information is shared in the settings menu of your device. This information may be used to contact you about the products and services on our website in which you have expressed interest.
 
Employment-related information – if you apply for an employment opportunity, you may provide us with certain personal information about yourself, including previous and current employment history.
 
Other information – we may capture your image with closed circuit television cameras when you visit our stores, to detect and prevent fraud. We may also collect any of the information or content you provide through our website and social media platforms. If you use our website, we collect your IP address and other related information such as the type of browser and operating system you are using. We might also track the pages you visit.
 
How we collect your information:
All information collected is directly from you. The following are a few ways of how we collect information:
  • Store visits and purchases
  • Inquiries made by phone call
  • Website visits and purchases
  • Social media interaction, including uploading, sharing photos and tagging of photos
  • Survey registration
  • Contest and promotion related
  • Registering in our MY Make it better Rewards Program
  • Registering for a McMunn & Yates Building Supplies residential or commercial account
  • Passively through tracking tools, such as cookies
How we use your information:
For our marketing – we may send communications about specials or offers. We may notify you of new services or contests.
 
To improve our services, including product offerings – we may use your information to make improvements to product offerings and customer service.
 
To communicate with you – we may contact you to inform you about recent changes to certain programs in which you are an active member in or regarding your account information.
 
Loss prevention – we may use your information to protect our company, our customers and our website.
 
Customer interests – we may collect your information to localize specific common trends or interests
 
Social media – we may collect your information if you submit a question, answer, comment or any social media interaction like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. If you enter a contest, promotion or other program offering, we collect personal information such as your username and other information required to administer your participation in the contest. Participation in these surveys or contests is voluntary and you may choose whether to participate or not. Information requested may include, but not limited to, contact information (such as name and address), demographic information (such as postal code, age) and interests. Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes.
 
Cookies - we use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.
 
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of our website.
 
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. At the start of employment, M&Y staff receive privacy training regarding customer confidentiality and how to proper document and store all confidential information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment until disposed of immediately following the legal requirements.  
 
Should a breach of information occur, McMunn & Yates Building Supplies will immediately contact the affected individuals.
 
If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately. Request inquiry or complaints can be sent to:
Kristen Smith DeBattista at ksmith@mcmunnandyates.com, or by phone at 1-204-226-9674
Or
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at 1-800-282-1376.