Privacy Policy

We Are Committed to Privacy Protection 

Body Plus Nutritional Products Inc. (“Body Plus “we”, “us”, “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of consumers who visit our websites and of our customers (“you”, “your”).  Please read our Privacy and Cookies Policy (“Policy”) before using our websites: (“website(s)”, “site(s)”).  This Policy outlines how we collect and process your personal data.

Changes to This Privacy and Cookies Policy 

Body Plus reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time. If amended, we will provide notice to you by publishing the most current version of this Policy and revising the Effective Date at the top of this page. 

It is your responsibility to review this Policy regularly.  By continuing to use our websites after changes to this Policy come into effect, you agree to the revised Policy.

Personal Data We Collect and Why

Body Plus does not intentionally or knowingly collect sensitive personal information about you, meaning, any information that reveals your race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic information, biometric information used to identify you, and any information concerning your health, sex life or sexual orientation.  If you share sensitive personal information with us, we may delete it with the understanding that you explicitly consented to its deletion.

Our websites use cookies to collect data about you and your internet enabled device (for example, your computer, smartphone or other device); see section “How We Use Cookies and Similar Technologies”, below, for more information.  We also collect your IP address and geographical location from which you accessed our websites, your internet connection and browser type, and information about how you use our websites (for example, which pages you view, when you view them, and what you click on).  We use this data to understand more about how you and other users interact with our websites. 

How We Use Your Personal Data

Body Plus uses your personal data to provide you with a rich and interactive experience on our websites.  We use your data to help us market and sell our products to you, to improve and develop our products and websites, to make product recommendations, and to send you promotional communications, targeted advertising and relevant offers.  We use your data to respond to your comments, feedback and questions, to notify you about changes to our websites, to comply with our Terms of Use, and to provide you with emails and other communications if you have consented to receiving these from us. 

The personal data we collect can tell us a lot about how you and other users interact with our websites and other marketing communications.  We perform various data analytics to deepen our understanding of our website users.  Body Plus can improve our websites and marketing activities when we better understand usage behaviour.      

Whenever required to do so, we will use personal data to comply with our legal obligations and any applicable laws and regulations.

Collection of Personal Data From Children 

Our websites and marketing activities are not aimed at children, defined as individuals under the age of 13.  We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) and we do not knowingly collect personal data from children.  If we become aware that we have personal data of children, whether through error, deception or fraud, we will delete the data unless there is a justifiable reason to retain such data in compliance with COPPA. 

Where We Store and Process Personal Data

Body Plus is based in Canada.  To help us market our products online, we use various third party service providers, such as WordPress for website hosting, Store Mapper for store locations and Google Analytics. These service providers collect and process certain personal data on our behalf and may have servers located around the world; see section “Who We Share Your Personal Data With and Why”, below, for more information.

Who We Share Personal Data With and Why

Body Plus shares your personal data only when we have a legitimate reason for doing so.  We use various third party service providers to help us market our products online, some of which collect and/or process personal data on our behalf.  Body Plus may use a service provider to facilitate communication with our registered users in which case personal data is collected and maintained with your consent.  Our website hosting services automatically collect certain data in server logs whenever someone accesses our websites.  Our web analytics service providers collect data including IP addresses and information in cookies to learn more about users of our websites; once such personal data is collected, it is anonymized and stored on an aggregate basis.  We use a variety of service providers for plugins which, in simple terms, enable an application or program to do something it could not do on its own.  For example, some plugins allow you to play a video on a website that your browser, operating without the plugin, would not be able to play.  We use plugin providers for enabling store locater.   

Body Plus does not sell or give away your personal data.  We may collect aggregated, anonymous information (such as demographic and profile data, usage and selection data, and similar data) about our website users and email subscribers.  We may share aggregated statistics about our users with our service providers, agents, marketing consultants and advertisers; we would aggregate or reasonably de-identify your personal data so that any information could not reasonably be used to identify you.  We would share this data in order to better understand and learn more about our users and their preferences, to improve our products, services and websites, and for related marketing and research purposes.

We will disclose your personal data in response to a court order or other governmental request, and in compliance with any legal obligation we must uphold.  We will also share your personal data in connection with a merger, sale of company assets, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company.  In the unlikely event that we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, your personal data would likely be one of the assets that is transferred to or acquired by a third party.  If any of these business transfers happens, this policy would continue to apply to your personal data and the party receiving your data would continue to follow this policy. 

How Long We Retain Personal Data

Body Plus stores your personal data only for as long as it is reasonably needed to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, unless and to the extent a longer retention period is permitted or required by law. We store your personal data until it is no longer necessary for us to provide our products and services to you or until your data is deleted. 

We retain your personal data to comply with legal and regulatory requirements or for our legitimate purposes, such as responding to enquiries, and may sometimes need to keep it for a longer period.  If we do not need to retain it for as long, we may delete, destroy or anonymise it sooner.

How We Keep Your Personal Data Secure 

Body Plus and our service providers use a range of measures to keep your personal data safe and secure, including the use of Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) technology to encrypt transfers of data to and from our servers.  Our service providers store data on secure servers and create server logs used to ensure network security by detecting unusual or suspicious activity, preventing unauthorized access, and blocking distribution of malicious code.  Server logs collect your IP address, the webpages you access on our site, information you request and the date/time of your request, the source of your access to our website (for example, the website or link which referred you to our website), your browser version and your operating system.  We require our staff and any third parties who carry out any work on our behalf to comply with appropriate compliance standards including obligations to protect personal data when using and transferring such data.

Please remember that no data transmission over the Internet can ever be guaranteed as 100% secure; by accessing our websites and submitting your personal data over the Internet, you do so at your own risk.  Please see our Terms of Use for more detail.  

If a data breach occurs and jeopardizes the security of your personal data, we will work with our service providers to address the breach.  We will notify users of our website of a data breach within whatever timeframe is required by law. 

How We Use Cookies and Similar Technologies

Cookies are small text files sent to and stored on your web-enabled device (for example, your computer, smartphone or other device) when you visit a website.  This data uniquely identifies your device.  When we use the term “cookies”, we include other technologies that accomplish similar tasks or help cookies function.  For example, web beacons are electronic tags on webpages used to help deliver cookies.  Web beacons can also be used in emails to collect information about delivery rate, open rate, and click through rate this helps us assess the level of engagement by our email recipients.

  We use cookies on our websites to fulfil many different legitimate purposes.  Cookies help us distinguish you from other users of our websites and help us improve your experience on our websites.  Cookies help us store your preferences and settings and provide you with interest-based advertising.  We also use cookies to combat fraud and analyze how our websites are performing.  Cookies allow us to automate the display of our advertisements on other websites you visit.  This automation increases our efficiency – we can direct our advertising to consumers who are interested in our products based on their activity on our websites.

When we include links to other websites, those sites will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of your personal data on those sites.  We recommend you check their policies as we are not responsible or liable for their practices. 

Web browsers are typically set up to accept cookies but if you wish to amend your cookie preferences, you can do this through your browser settings.  If you choose to turn off certain cookies, it may affect the functionality of our websites.  The cookies we use cannot look into your computer, phone or web-enabled device and obtain information about you or your family or read any material kept on your hard drive.  If you use a public computer to access our websites, our cookies cannot be used by anyone else who has access to that computer to find out anything about you, other that the fact that someone using that computer may have visited this site.    

How to Contact Us 

Body Plus welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us at:

Body Plus Nutritional Products, Inc.

P.O. Box 5, Station D

Toronto, ON M1R 4Y7