1. COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
TRADECOMPETE.COM INC. ("TRADECOMPETE") is committed to maintaining the security and privacy of your personal information. This Policy documents our on-going commitment to you and has been developed in compliance with the privacy laws in Canada.
2. SCOPE OF POLICY
This Policy addresses personal information about individuals and does not apply to information about corporate or commercial entities who are our suppliers or customers. Commercial information may be subject to protection under other polices and practices and through contractual arrangements, including confidentiality agreements. This Policy does not impose any limits on the collection, use or disclosure of the following information by TRADECOMPETE: your business contact information; or publicly available information recognized under the British Columbia Personal Information Act, the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and any other applicable privacy legislation.
TRADECOMPETE is accountable and responsible for personal information under its control. TRADECOMPETE has designated a Privacy Officer who is accountable for TRADECOMPETE’s compliance with this Policy.
2 When accessing and using our website, we will use these web statistics and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for internal sales, marketing and system improvement purposes, in order to find web browser trends, gather broad demographic information and administer the website. Data will not be compiled on your personal information and the site logs will be deleted on a monthly basis.
The purposes listed above are a reasonably necessary part of your relationship with TRADECOMPETE.
TRADECOMPETE will obtain your consent to collect, use or disclose personal information except where TRADECOMPETE is authorized or required by PIPA or other law to do so without consent. Your consent may be express or implied, or given through your authorized representative. Consent may be provided orally, in writing, electronically, through inaction (such as when you fail to notify TRADECOMPETE that you do not wish your personal information collected/used/disclosed for optional purposes following reasonable notice to you) or otherwise. For example, oral consent could be expressed over the telephone at the time information is being collected; electronically when submitting an agreement, online submission or request for services, quotes and/or leads or other information; or in writing when signing an agreement.
6. LIMITS ON COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
TRADECOMPETE will not collect personal information indiscriminately and will limit its collection of your personal information to what is reasonably necessary to provide a product or service and which is reasonably necessary for the purposes consented to by you. TRADECOMPETE may also collect information as authorized by PIPA or other law.
7. RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your personal information will only be used or disclosed for the purposes set out above and as authorized by applicable laws. TRADECOMPETE will keep personal information used to make a decision affecting an individual for at least one year after using it to make the decision. TRADECOMPETE will destroy, erase or make anonymous documents or other records containing personal information as soon as it is reasonable to assume that the original purpose is no longer being served by retention of the information and retention is no longer necessary for legal or business purposes. TRADECOMPETE will take due care when destroying personal information so as to prevent unauthorized access to such information.
TRADECOMPETE will make a reasonable effort to ensure that personal information it is using or disclosing is accurate and complete. TRADECOMPETE will rely on you to ensure that certain information, such as your street address, e-mail address or telephone number, is current, complete and accurate. If you notify TRADECOMPETE of the inaccuracy or incompleteness of personal information, TRADECOMPETE will amend the information as required. If appropriate, TRADECOMPETE will send the amended information to third parties to whom the information has been disclosed. When a challenge regarding the accuracy of personal information is not resolved to your satisfaction, TRADECOMPETE will annotate the personal information under its control with a note that a correction was requested but not made.
9. SAFEGUARDING PERSONAL INFORMATION
TRADECOMPETE protects the personal information in its custody or control by making reasonable security arrangements to prevent unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or similar risks. You should be aware that confidentiality and security are not assured when information is transmitted through e-mail or wireless communication. TRADECOMPETE will not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered as a result of a breach of security or confidentiality when information is transmitted by e-mail or wireless communication.
10. PROVIDING ACCESS
You have a right to access your personal information held by TRADECOMPETE. Upon written request and authentication of identity, TRADECOMPETE will provide you with personal information under its control, information about the ways in which that information is being used and a description of the individuals and organizations to whom such information has been disclosed. TRADECOMPETE may charge a reasonable fee for providing personal information in response to a PIPA access request and will provide an estimate of any such fee upon receiving a written access to personal information request. TRADECOMPETE may require a deposit for all or part of the fee. TRADECOMPETE will make personal information available within 30 days or provide written notice where additional time is required to fulfill the request. In some situations, TRADECOMPETE may not be able to provide access to certain personal information. TRADECOMPETE may also be prevented by law from providing access to certain personal information. Where an access request is refused in whole or in part, TRADECOMPETE will notify you in writing, giving the reason for refusal and outlining further steps which are available to you.
11. CHANGES TO POLICY
To keep pace with economic and technological changes, TRADECOMPETE may revise this Policy from time to time. The revised Policy will be posted on our website, and will come into effect 30 days after it is posted. You agree to review the terms and conditions of this Policy periodically to be aware of such revisions.
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In this Policy: The terms "TRADECOMPETE” or "our" refer to TRADECOMPETE.COM INC., a federal body corporate incorporated under the laws of Canada; "collection" means the act of gathering, acquiring, or obtaining personal information from any source, including third parties, by any means; "consent" means voluntary agreement to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information for specified purposes; "disclosure" means making personal information available to a third party; "personal information" means information about an identifiable individual but does not include his or her business contact information. Personal information does not include (a) information concerning corporate or commercial entities or (b) publicly available information. It also does not include information that cannot be associated with a specific individual; "PIPA" means the British Columbia Personal Information Protection Act, S.B.C. 2003, c.63; "Privacy Officer" means an individual designated by TRADECOMPETE who is accountable for compliance with this Policy by TRADECOMPETE and whose contact particulars are set forth in this Policy; "third party" means an individual or organization other than TRADECOMPETE and you; "use" means the treatment and handling of personal information by and within TRADECOMPETE.