Privacy Policy

Northern Brewer Privacy Policy (Canada – English)

Northern Brewer, LLC (Northern Brewer), ZX Ventures,  and AnheuserBusch InBev (ABI) (together, we) respect your privacy and want you to have the best possible experience when you interact with us online.

This privacy policy (the Privacy Policy) explains how we collect, use, disclose, process, transfer and protect information you may provide to us through your use of our websites (the website).

Along with this Privacy Policy, our Terms of Use and Service describe the terms and conditions governing your access to and use of our websites, as well as your use of any Northern Brewer products purchased through this website. You should make sure that you read and understand this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and Service because they create a binding contract between you and us.

If you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy or our use of your information, please contact our Privacy Officer at canadasupport@northernbrewer.ca or write to us at Privacy Officer (Legal Department), Northern Brewer 2221 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113 USA.

 

CONSENT

YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE SIGNIFIES YOUR CONSENT TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY BOTH THE PRIVACY POLICY AND THE TERMS OF USE AND SERVICE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THE PRIVACY POLICY OR TERMS OF USE AND SERVICE, DO NOT USE OUR WEBSITES OR PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION TO US

When you click “I have read and I agree to the Privacy Policy” on this website, you are providing your express consent for us to collect, use, disclose, process and transfer information about you in the ways described in this Privacy Policy.

By clicking “I’d like to receive information about Northern Brewer” in this website (or otherwise optingin to be contacted by us) you are providing your consent to be contacted by us and our affiliated brands, divisions or companies, as well as third parties who may conduct consumer research or administer promotional programs for us from time to time, as well as send promotional materials. You can unsubscribe at any time or contact our Privacy Officer for further information.

Personal Information

In order to use certain functions of the website you may need to create an account. When you set up an account and/or make purchases, you expressly consent to our collection and use of several types of personally identifiable information (Personal Information) both now and in the future.

Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, name, email, birth date, location, social media content you allow the website to access, and any other information we collect directly or indirectly from or about you through this website or otherwise with your consent (including from public sources with permission or licensed from third party sources).

You do not have to provide Personal Information to us to simply access or view this website. Purchases from this website generally requires creating an account and/or providing Personal Information.

 

Collection of information

We collect information you enter on our websites or give us in other ways. You provide most such information when you search, buy, post, participate in a contest or questionnaire, or communicate with customer service.

We will identify the purposes for which Personal Information is collected by us at or before the time the information is collected and we will advise you when and why we open a file containing your Personal Information

We may collect, use or disclose Personal Information without consent in special situations where consent may not be appropriate or when we are permitted or required by law to collect, use or disclose the Personal Information. Also, your email address or your domain name may be automatically recognized when you use the website.

We may also collect information about you when you interact with us electronically elsewhere, such as through our other websites, apps or social media sites, or when you click on our online advertising or a link in an email message from us. We may also collect and share Personal Information from ABI, its affiliate Anheuser-Busch LLC, and their affiliates and subsidiaries (together, the ABI Entities) or from other third parties if you have consented.

You can choose not to provide information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features, or be able to make purchases.

 

Use of information

We use your information for various business purposes, including the following:

  • to provide services or products you request or purchase;
  • to respond to inquiries we receive from you or in connection with a transaction or communication you initiate;
  • to process and manage your account and purchases, including verifying your identity;
  • to detect and prevent fraud, and to enforce our legal rights;
  • to analyze, manage and improve the website;
  • to notify you of special offers, promotions, surveys or other services that we believe may be of interest to you or to send you current mailings (in each case, only if you have provided an optin);
  • to conduct contests that you choose to enter and/or to notify you that you have been selected as a winner;
  • to improve our marketing and consumer communication through data analysis;
  • to develop new apps, programs, services and products for website users like you;
  • to work with our business partners, affiliates or third parties to provide you with a better consumer experience and/or bring you special offers or promotions (for example through marketing and advertising, contest administration, information technology, data hosting and processing, data analytics, website hosting and similar services);
  • to help us diagnose problems with our server or other technical issues relating to the performance of the website;
  • to comply with any other legal obligations we may have;
  • for any other business purpose stated at the time you provide your information, opt-in or enable a function on the website which allows us to collect information with notice to you.
If you do not want to receive email or other mail from us, please contact us and adjust your customer communication preferences, or click the unsubscribe link on our electronic communications.

    Usage Information

    Whether or not you create an account, we may collect certain indirect and/or aggregate information as a result of your use of and interaction with the website (Usage Information) now or in the future. For example, we use cookies to deliver our online services. By continuing to use this website you agree to our use of cookies unless you have disabled them.

    Usage Information helps us measure the success of the website and its features to improve your online experience. We may use measurement and tracking technologies such as cookies, web server logs or other programs. In addition, we may use web beacons or clear GIFs to recognize you when you visit the website or open an email from us. We do not use spy ware, adware or any other similarly intrusive software.

    Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but can be configured not to do so or to notify the user when a cookie is being sent. You have the right to accept some of all of such cookies and to refuse some of all of them. If you wish to disable cookies, refer to your browser help menu to learn how to disable cookies.If you disable browser cookies or flash cookies, it may interfere with the proper functioning of the Services.

    Disclosure of information

    We may disclose the information we collect from and about you:

    • when we have reason to believe that such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, customers or other users of the website, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities, or is necessary to enforce the Terms of Use and Service, take precautions against liability, investigate and defend against any third-party claims or allegations, and/or protect the security or integrity of the website;
    • to respond to judicial process and provide information to our legal counsel or to law enforcement agencies as permitted or required by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary;
    • to our business partners for research, analytical and marketing purposes, and/or to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing any request on your behalf provided that they are bound by data protection obligations at least as restrictive as those in this Privacy Policy;
    • to the ABI Entities, who may use this information to contact you about offers, promotions, products, services and events;
    • when otherwise permitted or required by law; or
    • otherwise with your consent.
    YOU EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZE US TO SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH ANY OF OUR AFFILIATED BRANDS, DIVISIONS OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES AND/OR THE THIRD PARTIES WE RETAIN TO PERFORM ANY OF THE BUSINESS PURPOSES LISTED ABOVE.

    Other disclosures

    We or our affiliates may sell or buy other businesses or entities. In such event, we may transfer or assign the information we have collected as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In such transactions, your Personal Information may be included in the transferred business assets. Also, in the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your Personal Information is treated, transferred, or used and your Personal Information may be included in the transferred assets.

    IF YOU VOLUNTARILY DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION IN A PUBLIC OR COMMUNITY FORUM, YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE COLLECTED AND USED BY OTHERS AND MAY RESULT IN UNSOLICITED MESSAGES FROM OTHER PARTIES. WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THIS DISCLOSURE OR USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND YOU AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR IT.

    Transfer out of Canada of your Personal Information

    Your Personal Information may be transferred, used, processed or disclosed outside of Canada, where it may be accessed under the laws of another jurisdiction. By providing us with your information and continuing to use this website, you consent to the transfer of your information outside of Canada should such transfer be necessary for any use or disclosure described in this Privacy Policy.

    Access to and correction of Personal Information

    On reasonable notice, subject to certain exceptions, you are entitled to access or correct your Personal Information or withdraw your consent.

    We have a designated a Privacy Officer who is accountable for our compliance with this Privacy Policy in Canada. If at any time you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or your Personal Information, please email us at canadasupport@northernbrewer.ca or write to us at Privacy Officer (Legal Department), Northern Brewer 2221 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113 USA. Requests for access or correction must be in writing. We may charge an administrative fee to access and correct your Personal Information.

    We retain your Personal Information as long as necessary for fulfillment of the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law.

    Changes to the Privacy Policy

    We revise the Privacy Policy periodically to keep it current. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF ANY REVISED PRIVACY POLICY SHALL BE DEEMED ACCEPTANCE OF THE REVISED POLICY, SO WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY FOR UPDATES. To bring changes to your attention, we note the date the Privacy Policy was last updated below and post a conspicuous announcement of changes next to the link to this Privacy Policy in the website.

    If we revise the Privacy Policy to materially lessen the restrictions on our collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Information, we will make a commercially reasonable attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions.

    IF YOU DISAGREE WITH THE TERMS OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY AT ANY TIME, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND INFORM US OF SUCH TERMINATION. 

    Detailed information about data collection, use and transfer and our contact with you

    Your customized profile

    By reviewing your navigation habits on our website and other websites, and the Personal Information you provide or that we may collect from other sources with your consent, we develop a customized profile for you in order to provide you with the optimum consumer experience, serve you advertisements that are tailored to your interests and contact you about products, events, promotions and services which we believe would interest you.

      Third party advertising networks

      We may use third party advertising networks to display advertising on our websites. These advertising networks use cookies or similar technologies to track your navigation habits on our website and third party websites in order to serve you advertising that is customized to your inferred interests and preferences. Some advertising networks participate in industry programs such as the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance that allow you to opt-out of third-party advertising.

      Tailored advertising and communications

      Using your Customized Profile and/or third party advertising networks, we may serve you tailored advertising and communications.

      For example, we may share a cryptographic hash of your email address with a third party website or service provider (by using the hashing process, your email address is never disclosed to the third party). If the hashed email address from us matches the hashed email address from the third party website, the third party identifies you as part of a group of individuals to whom our ads should be served on its website. The third party or service provider may also return certain information about you to us, which is obtained from your profile on the third party site as well as your social network ID, if applicable.

      We may use your Usage Information to identify and develop products and services that may be of interest to you and/or share this information with certain third parties for direct marketing purposes with respect to special offers, products, services, programs, promotions, surveys, publications, invitations or other opportunities that may be of interest to certain groups.

      Location services

      If you are accessing this website on a mobile device, you may choose to enable location services and consent to our use of information about your location. Location services uses GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot, telecommunications tower locations, geofencing and/or other technologies to determine your approximate location while using your mobile device. We may use information about your location to add to your Customized Profile in order to serve you tailored advertising when you visit certain locations, to provide you with the optimum experience, to send you notifications, or to contact you about products, events, promotions and services in which we believe you would be most interested.

      You must enable location services on your mobile device before we can use your location data. Location services may operate while you are using the website, or it may operate in the background to provide information about your location even if you are not actively browsing the website, depending on your settings. You can change the use of location services at any time in your mobile device settings.

      Text messaging

      We may run certain campaigns in which you can send a text message to a specific code and opt-in to receiving future text messages. By opting-in, you agree that we may send messages to your number about new products, promotions, services or offers. If you want to stop receiving text messages, you may opt-out at any time. Failure to opt-out means you consent to continue receiving text messages.

      Although we charge no fee for text messages, your carrier may charge you for each message you receive in accordance with your mobile device plan. We are not responsible in any way for such charges.

      Linked sites

      If you provide information to us through a social media website or participate in a social media site linked to this website, you consent to our use of your information as if it were submitted to us directly through this website.

      This website may contain links to other websites, including social media sites. Other sites have different privacy policies. We are not responsible for the collection, use or disclosure of information collected through other websites and expressly disclaim any liability related thereto. You should review the privacy policy and terms and conditions posted on any website which links to or is linked to this website.

      This website uses social media plugins. Even without being a user of these social media sites, your IP-address is transmitted to the servers of the social media company.

      Credit card information

      You may need to provide credit card information to complete a purchase through this website. It is our policy to redirect you to a payment processing portal hosted by a third party payment processor. For your protection, we do not maintain credit card information subsequent to transaction processing. This means that for future transactions, you will have to re-enter your credit card information. You should read the privacy policy on our payment processor’s website regarding your credit card information before you submit it.

       

      Security procedures and data protection

      We take commercially reasonable measures to protect the security of Personal Information in our control. We will take steps to help ensure, through contractual or other means, that any third party we deal with only uses your Personal Information for the purposes for which consent was given and that the third party provides a comparable level of data protection to that which we provide.

      Unauthorized access to Personal Information

      We take precautions and technical measures to try to protect against the risks of unauthorized access to, erroneous disclosure of, and unlawful interception of Personal Information under our control.

      However, your Personal Information could be unlawfully intercepted or accessed by third parties, for example, if the website were subject to hostile network attacks, administrative errors, or data breach, theft or loss. We cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information transmitted over the internet. We take steps to limit access to your Personal Information to only those employees and service providers who need access to it. However, we cannot guarantee that your Personal Information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed despite our efforts or as a result of events beyond our reasonable control. Accordingly, we cannot and do not guarantee that your Personal Information is completely secure and safe from such risks.

      FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO ENSURING, GUARANTEEING OR OTHERWISE OFFERING ANY DEFINITIVE PROMISE OF SECURITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

      Transfer of information outside of Canada – data protection

      We may transfer Personal Information to affiliates or third parties that perform services on our behalf or otherwise collect, use, disclose, store or process Personal Information on our behalf as described in this Privacy Policy. Some of these affiliates or third parties may be located outside of Canada, including in the United States, the European Union or Brazil, and your Personal Information may be transferred to or processed in these regions or other countries. The measures we take to protect your Personal Information are subject to applicable legal requirements in Canada and in foreign countries (for example, legal requirements to disclose Personal Information to government, national security or regulatory authorities in certain circumstances).

      Notice to international users regarding applicable law

      If you are attempting to access this website from a physical location outside Canada, including the European Union, Asia, the United States, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, disclosure and transfer that differ from Canadian laws, by your continued use of the website (which is governed by Canadian law, this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use and Service) you consent and agree that your Personal Information will be accessed in Canada and you consent to:

      1. such transfer,
      2. the application of the laws of Canada and/or the Province of Ontario with respect to any dispute arising from or related to the Privacy Policy and/or your use of the website, other than such rules, regulations, case law, and/or international treaties that would result in the application of the laws of a jurisdiction other than Canada or the Province of Ontario, and
      3. the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario and/or the Federal Court of Canada sitting in the Province of Ontario.

      Please see “Applicable law, jurisdiction and dispute resolution” in the Terms of Use and Service for further details about your obligations regarding your use of this website from abroad.

       

      DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
      Northern Brewer is committed to respecting and protecting the legal rights of copyright owners.  As such, Northern Brewer adheres to the following notice and take down policy, in full compliance with Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA (17 U.S.C. § 512 et seq.).  If you believe any of the Content infringes upon your intellectual property rights, please submit a notification alleging such infringement (hereafter a “DMCA Takedown Notice”).  To be valid, a DMCA Takedown Notice must (i) be provided to Northern Brewer’s designated agent, (“Copyright Agent”), as set forth below, and (ii) include the following:

      • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
      • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
      • Identification of the material claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
      • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
      • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
      • A statement that, under penalty of perjury, the information in the notification is accurate and you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

      Northern Brewer’s Copyright Agent to receive DMCA Takedown Notices is: email: canadasupport@northernbrewer.ca.  For clarity, only DMCA Takedown Notices should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, online purchases or other communications should be directed to the applicable customer service links posted on the Website.  You acknowledge that in order for Northern Brewer to be authorized to takedown any Content, your DMCA Takedown Notice must comply with all of the requirements of this Section.

      Miscellaneous

      You agree that if any part of the Privacy Policy is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Privacy Policy shall continue in full force and effect.