Personal identification information
Privacy legislation in Canada defines “personal information” broadly as any information about an identifiable individual such as name, age, contact information, ID numbers and income.
We are responsible under applicable privacy legislation for the personal information in our possession or control. This includes personal information we receive directly or indirectly from Users or others. We have established policies and procedures with the objective of protecting personal information and have appointed a Privacy Officer to oversee privacy matters for our firm. Our privacy Officer can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.877.438.2231.
How do we collect personal information and what personal information do we collect?
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.
Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, billing and account information, and/or credit card information. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities or purchasing products.
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users’ means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
Our purposes for collecting and using personal information
We may collect and use Users’ personal information for the following purposes:
- To improve customer service. Information you provide helps us identify you and your preferences, thereby allowing us to respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
- To personalize user experience. We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site. This will enable us to enhance User experience.
- To improve our Site. We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
- To process payments. We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
- To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature. To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
- To send periodic emails. We may use Users’ email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.
On-line Communications – in order to provide our Users with information or requested services, Users may voluntarily submit personal information to us for such purposes as requesting our products and services or for requesting information about our products and services. We use the personal information you provide only for the purpose for which you have provided it.
We will obtain a User’s consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information about the User, and the consent of other individuals where required by applicable privacy legislation. We assume that an individual has consented to our reasonable collection and use of personal information consistent with the purposes for which the information as given, when the individual initiates contact with us, or voluntarily provides personal information to us. We also assume that Users who use our products or services consent to the reasonable collection, use and disclosure of their personal information by us to facilitate the provision of such products or services.
We do not collect, use or disclose personal information without consent unless authorized or required by law to do so.
Limited collection, use, disclosure and retention
We collect personal information by fair and lawful means and, where appropriate, directly from the Users. Wherever possible, we limit the amount of personal information we collect, use or disclose to that necessary and appropriate for the operation of our business.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures. Our Site is also in compliance with PCI vulnerability standards in order to create as secure of an environment as possible for Users.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Accuracy of information
Users are encouraged to contact the Privacy Officer (email@example.com) to update the personal information we maintain in your files.
In order to provide Users with a high level of service and to maintain appropriate contact preferences, we may ask you to update your personal information from time to time. We provide an ongoing opt-out opportunity at the bottom of each email. Alternatively, Users may opt-out by contacting us through our website or by using the contact information provided below.
Your acceptance of these terms
Solid Caddgroup Inc.
2300 Steeles Avenue West, Suite 240
Upon request, we will provide access to such personal information, subject to exceptions stipulated or required by applicable privacy legislation. Examples of such exceptions include information protected by solicitor-client privilege; information about another individual; where disclosure would reveal confidential commercial information; or information disclosed to the police or other lawful authorities where we are required to withhold disclosure.