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Limitation of Liability
HOLMES HEATING WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES, DAMAGES, EXPENSES OR CLAIMS OF EVERY NATURE OR TYPE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM:
- the use of or Holmes Heating on the information contained in this website;
- any inaccuracy or omission in the information contained in this website or the failure to keep such information current;
- any inaccurate or incomplete information caused by Internet software or transmission problems;
- the use of the Internet generally, including Internet software, computer viruses; and/or
- damage to your computer hardware, data, information, materials, or business resulting from the information or lack of information on this website.
Internet Security and E-mail
We recommend the use of appropriate security, antivirus, and other protective software. Any unprotected e-mail communication over the Internet is NOT confidential and could be lost, intercepted, or altered. To protect yourself, do not send sensitive information (such as passwords, credit card numbers, etc) to Holmes Heating or anyone else via e-mail. Holmes Heating is not responsible for and will not be liable to you or any one else for any damages in connection with an e-mail sent by you to Holmes Heating or an e-mail sent by Holmes Heating to you at your request or in response to an email from you.
Trademark and Copyright Notices
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Subject to the preceding paragraph, Holmes Heating hereby grants to you a limited license to print and copy information contained in this website for your own personal, non-commercial use. Such license is revocable at Holmes Heating's sole option. If any such use of this information is made, you shall ensure that all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices are retained and you must explicitly acknowledge Holmes Heating as the sole owner of such information
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Third Party Website Links Holmes Heating's website may provide listing of and/or links to third party websites as a convenient information service only. Holmes Heating accepts no responsibility or liability for the privacy practices, content, opinions, accuracy, and administration of such other websites, nor do we monitor or endorse these websites. We encourage our customers and visitors to this website to be aware of the privacy policies of every website that collects personal information.
Holmes Heating is based in Ontario, Canada. Any dispute arising out of the use of this website shall be governed by the Laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada and shall be brought exclusively in the courts of Ontario. Holmes Heating makes no representation that this website or the contents hereof is appropriate or legal in all jurisdictions. If you are accessing this website from outside of Canada, you do so at your own risk and you are responsible for ensuring that all applicable laws are complied with.
Our Privacy Statement
At Holmes Heating, we respect our customers' rights to personal privacy. It has always been our priority to safeguard any information provided by our customers, and we are committed to full compliance with the Privacy Laws that relate to our businesses.
This statement is meant to describe what types of identifiable information about our customers ("Personal Information") we collect and use, why we do so and whether and to whom we disclose it. This statement is also meant to describe how you can contact our Privacy Officer with any inquiries or complaints, or to exercise your rights under the Privacy Laws, including your right to access and correct your Personal Information.
What Types of Personal Information Do We Collect, and Why?
When customers order our products or services, we ask for their name and contact information (address, telephone number and email), information about the product or service ordered and banking information (if payments are to be debited directly to the customer's bank account).
On occasion we may receive Personal Information about a customer from one of our dealers. If we are proposing to extend credit to a customer, we may obtain and refer to a consumer report containing credit information that is not personal information as defined by credit reporting laws.
We also keep records of the customer's use of our products and services, and the handling of any customer inquiries, complaints or praise.
Our primary purposes in collecting and using Personal Information are to provide our products and services to customers, to administer their accounts (including billing and collection), and to provide them with support services (including information about maintenance and safety).
We may also use Personal Information to inform our customers of new products and services we feel may be of interest to them, or to ask their opinions. However, we will not do so at the customers' request.
Personal Information may also be used to compile marketing and other statistics for use by Holmes Heating, in the aggregate, so that the customer is no longer identifiable.
We keep Personal Information for a reasonable period of time in order to fulfill our primary purposes, or in accordance with usual business practices. Personal Information may be kept longer if required or permitted by law.
Do We Disclose Personal Information?
Unless the customer authorizes us to release it, or release is required or permitted by law, we will not disclose Personal Information to third parties. In particular, we will never sell, lease or trade Personal Information to third parties without the customer's consent.
However, in order to better provide customers with our products and services, we share Personal Information with other Holmes Heating businesses or suppliers who perform services on our behalf and with whom contracts have been signed that obligate that third party to adhere to our privacy policies and practices. We also share information with our dealers in order to handle any complaints or problems. We provide information on our dealings with customers to credit reporting agencies, credit bureaus and financial institutions. There may, of course, be situations in which the Privacy Laws permit us to disclose Personal Information without consent, such as compliance with a warrant, subpoena or court order.