Last revised: April 2019
CONSENT AND CONTACT
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect different types of information and data for various purposes related to providing and improving our Website, providing you with news and information about Gifting Tech. Information we collect may include personal information, usage data and cookies, and location data.
While using our Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain information that can be used to contact you or identify you (the “Personal Information”). Personal Information includes your:
First name and last name
Address including province, city and postal code
Date of birth and other demographic information
Cookies and usage data
Opinions, evaluations and comments
We may use your Personal Information to identify you in our records, or to contact you with information that may be of interest to you including upcoming events and programs, announcements, and certain marketing and promotional materials. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link provided in any email we send or by contacting us directly.
Other Information and Data
We may collect data about how the Website is accessed and used. This usage data may include technical information such as your computer’s IP address, your browser type and version, the pages of our Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other unique device identifiers and diagnostic data.
We use your usage data to provide our Website and to improve and customize your experience of the Website and its features.
We may use and store data about your location if you give us permission to do so. We use the location data to provide features of our Website, and to improve and customize our Website. You can enable or disable location services when you use our Website at any time, through your device settings.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Not for Profit uses the collected Personal Information for various purposes, including:
To detect, prevent and address technical issues;
To provide customer support and to respond to requests for information;
To communicate with you about Gifting Tech news, events and updates;
To provide, maintain and improve our Website and the products and services we offer by using tracking technologies such as cookies;
To improve the quality of service provided by the Not for Profit and Website;
To customize your experience of the Website;
To ensure our compliance with all applicable laws;
To detect, prevent or investigate security breaches or fraud;
To maintain appropriate records for administrative purposes; and
For such other purposes as may be disclosed to you before or at the time when the information is collected.
The Not for Profit will not collect Personal Information for any other purpose.
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal Information stored in physical form is disposed of by secure shredding or other means as required to prevent unauthorized parties from accessing that information. Personal Information stored in electronic or other ephemeral form is destroyed through erasure or other means, or is made anonymous, as required to prevent unauthorized parties from accessing that information.
The Not for Profit retains usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data is generally retained for a short period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Website, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
WHERE IS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED AND PROCESSED
Your Personal Information is stored and processed on servers owned by companies in Canada and the United States and may in some cases be transferred to other countries. Where your information is transferred outside of Canada, it may be available to government authorities under lawful orders and laws applicable in those countries.
WHO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH
We may share your information with service providers that provide us with support services, such as website hosting, and other services, email delivery, location mapping, postal mail processing and delivery, and analytics services.
We may disclose your information if the disclosure is required by law, the disclosure is necessary to enforce our agreements or policies, or the disclosure will help us protect the rights, property, or safety of the Not for Profit, our stakeholders or our partners.
We may share information about you with other companies if you give us permission or direct us to share the information.
Our Website may contain links to other third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. The Not for Profit neither owns nor controls these third-party websites and assumes no responsibility for the information practices of those websites. You should inform yourself with the privacy policies (if any) of those third-party websites.
SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The security of your Personal Information is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security and you agree to provide us with Personal Information at your own risk. Methods of communicating Personal Information third parties may not be completely secure and may be susceptible to loss, misrouting, and error.
Personal Information collected by the Not for Profit may be stored in a secure database or file system, both physically and in electronic or other ephemeral form. All Personal Information stored electronically or in other ephemeral form is secured by confidential password(s), encryption or other means and may only be accessed by authorized persons.
The Not for Profit maintains reasonable security measures to protect your Personal Information including firewalls, anti-virus and system security monitoring. We limit access to your Personal Information to those employees, contractors and agents on a need to know basis.
HOW TO ACCESS OR CORRECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Not for Profit aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to access or correct your Personal Information. You can update your Personal Information directly within your account settings if applicable, or you may contact our Privacy Contact Person in writing to make the required changes.
We reserve the right to confirm the identity of the person seeking access to Personal Information before complying with any access requests or corrections to Personal Information.
USE BY MINORS
We do not intend for our Website to be used by persons who are minors under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not use our Website. If you are over the age of 13 but under the age of majority in the jurisdiction where you reside, you should use the Website only with the permission of a parent or guardian. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from minors without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.