This privacy policy statement seeks to explain our practices concerning collection and use by our company, BARRETTE STRUCTURAL DISTRIBUTION INC. (“our” or “we” in the following text), of personal information of individual users (“Users”) accessing and/or using our Web site ( or any of our online services like social media facilities (collectively our “Services”).


How We Collect Personal Information

We may collect personal information through our Services about Users who opt to contact us and/or to fill any of our various online forms, to use our online quote service, to license our software, to post comments through our Services, to participate in any interactive features of the Services (e.g., when you use our training materials or participate in our trainings); engage with us via third party social media sites, etc. We also collect information about users through log files, cookies, pixel tags, etc.

What Personal Information We Collect

We may collect personal information about Users who chose to communicate with us for our business purposes (e.g. by email) and those who submit or send us information by using any of the online forms, forums or facilities available through our Services. The information we collect may include names, age, contact information and any additional information (such as comments and information about products or services that were purchased) that Users opt to provide.
We may collect information about the computer and browser Users may be using when availing themselves of our Services, as well as information relating to pages that were accessed. This may include the IP address, the pages visited, the country from which the website is visited, the operating system, the language of the operating system, the web browser, etc. From time to time, we may further collect information about Users as to products or services they like or use, including any reviews they submit through our Services.

What Personal Information We Collect from Other Sources

We may collect personal information about you from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services. For example, we may collect information about you from publicly available resources, joint marketing partners, social media platforms, identity verification services and credit agencies, mailing list providers, references, and partners when you interact with them.


We may use personal information collected about you for different purposes, including to:

  • communicate with you about products, services, promotions, and events offered by us and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
  • coordinate and manage our recruiting, hiring, and employment efforts
  • provide, maintain, and improve our Services, and develop future services;
  • provide and deliver products and services you request, process transactions, and send you related information, including confirmations and invoices;
  • respond to your inquiries, provide warranty support or other customer service, and send you technical notices and updates;
  • improve web and mobile user experiences, help run our website more efficiently, gather broad demographic information, and evaluate the effectiveness of our advertising;
  • monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our services;
  • detect, investigate, and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities, and protect the rights and property of us and others and
  • carry out any other purpose described to you before or at the time the information was collected.

We also may use your information for remarketing or reengaging purposes, for third-party or similar audience features, or for other advertising purposes, such as delivering ads over time and across websites, mobile apps, and devices. For these purposes, we may use third-party vendors, which may use cookies or device identifiers to show you ads across the Internet, based on your past visits to our website. Also, our website may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. Applications and services embedded within our website may be controlled by third-party providers. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those third-party websites or applications, which may have their own privacy policies or notices.


We do not normally share your personal information with any third parties, except in accordance with this policy or as may be required or permitted in accordance with applicable law. We may share contact information with service providers which ship or deliver products or services to Users. We may share information with business partners which run joint promotions or which provide products or services in partnership with us. We may share your email address and name with a service provider tasked with helping us manage our email updates program and/or distribute our newsletter to those who opted to receive it.
Also, from time to time, we may share with third parties (such as business partners) aggregated data based on the information collected through our Services, in which case the Users’ personal information will be anonymized and/or aggregated, in such a manner as to protect the personal information of our Users. We may share your personal information with a third party if required to do so by applicable law, including so as complying with a court order.


We use cookies to ensure that our website function properly as of to evaluate and improve it. We also use cookies to analyze our traffic, to provide social media features and to personalize content and ads. We may also share information about your use of our website with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information about you that you provided to them or that they collected from your use of their services.
Some cookies expire once you close your browser (called session cookies) and other cookies stay on your device until you delete them or they expire (called persistent cookies).



Web browsers are usually set to accept cookies by default. You should be able to activate a setting on your browser to remove or reject cookies if wanted. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, it could affect the availability and functionality of our services by making certain parts of our website inaccessible or unable. Please note that some cookies expire once you close your browser (called session cookies) and other cookies stay on your device until you delete them or they expire (called persistent cookies).

Marketing Emails

You may opt out of receiving marketing emails from us by following the instructions in those emails. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as emails about your account or our ongoing business relations.

Social Medias

We may collect personal information from you when you engage (e.g., like, comment, or share) with our content or interact with us on social media sites. Our website may also provide social media links that enable you to share information with your social networks. You can review the privacy policies and settings on those social media sites to acknowledge the personal information that may be collected, used, and shared. Any personal information you provide to these forums is not covered by this Privacy Policy.

Account Information

If you have an online account with us, you may update, correct or delete your account information at any time by logging into your online account. Note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of personal information about you for a period of time.


We deploy reasonable business efforts to put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the personal information we collect through our Services, so as to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of such information. Our website uses SSL technology, designed to prevent capturing and viewing of transaction information by third parties; however, the Internet is not entirely secure and we cannot guarantee that the use of our Services will be completely safe for our Users, notwithstanding measures taken by us that are appropriate for the type of information being disclosed.


This Privacy Policy may be updated or revised and we encourage you to regularly check back for updates to stay informed about our practices as of the ways you can help protect your privacy.
This Privacy Policy and the statements made herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights.


If this Privacy Policy do not address your question, or if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us as follows:

By Mail:

Les Entreprises Barrette
Attn: Legal Department
583, chemin du Grand-Bernier Nord
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec Canada J3B 8K1


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