The Policy addresses the following issues:
Personal information is any information about an identifiable person other than the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.
Personal Information 4×4 Shop Canada collects:
4×4 Shop Canada may collect personal information regarding you when you voluntarily provide it to us using our Site, or any other means that We may make available to you from time to time. For example, We may ask you to provide personal information, such as your full name, mailing address, telephone number and email address if you:
- register for a promotion that We may offer;
- register as a user of this Site;
- participate in a review, survey, a consumer research panel, or similar type of activity;
- ask to receive online information from us; and/or
- otherwise participate in features of our Site that ask for personal information.
- in addition, if you purchase or otherwise request a product, publication, or promotional offering from us you may be required to provide your payment information (such as a credit card number) in order for us to process your request.
Why 4×4 Shop Canada collects personal information from you:
We collect personal information from you only for the purposes we identify to you at, or prior to, the time we collect such personal information. We do not require any personal information in order for you to view or navigate the Site.
Where the collection of personal information is necessary for us to provide the services you have requested, for example, when you subscribe to receive 4×4 Shop Canada, sign up for our newsletter, register for the Site, or contact us with a question, you will know because the purposes for which your personal information is collected will be identified to you. For example, we may collect, your name, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address and postal code and, if necessary, financial information such as, your credit card number(s) and expiry date(s) for subscription and billing purposes. To take advantage of 4x4shopnew.ca and other user generated content sections of the Site, you must first register on the Site.
Technology used to collect information:
The Site collects some information about you using technology. For instance, once at our Site your IP address is collected so that We may track how many visits we have had by separate devices to our Site. The IP address which we collect is often associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider (ISP), or your company. This information is not personally identifiable. We may use anonymous IP addresses collected through the processes described above to analyze trends, run and improve the Site, and gather anonymous demographic information for aggregate use.
The use of personal information collected:
We will only use the personal information you provide for the purposes for which it was collected and which we disclose to you. We may collect personal information for the following purposes:
- To fulfill all matters related to the purchases made at 4x4shop.ca website.
- To correspond with you to advise you of updates and news, to respond to your questions or comments and/or to send out brochures, special promotions and other information related to 4×4 Shop Canada.
- To carry out any other purpose that we disclose to you at the time of collection, and to which you consent.
To whom 4×4 Shop Canada provides your personal information:
Subject to the following exceptions, your personal information is used solely by 4×4 Shop Canada.
We will disclose personal information to third parties only as follows:
(a) to third party service providers with whom 4×4 Shop Canada has a contractual agreement, which includes appropriate privacy standards and who do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information other than for the following purposes: (i) for the delivery of subscriptions and related materials, (ii) to process credit card information for billing purposes, (iii) to perform functions such as data processing, database services or information technology support; and/or (iv) for marketing of 4×4 Shop Canada’s products or services;
(b) to third parties where the subject user consents to such collection, use or disclosure, or as required or permitted by law;
(c) to third parties to enforce our Site’s Terms and Conditions of Use, to protect the safety and security of visitors and our Sites, or to protect our rights, safety or property; and/or
(d) as needed if such information is requested by law enforcement agencies or if we are requested to do so by law, regulation, court order, or by a government entity. We disclose to third parties only as much personal information as is required to perform the task they have been retained for. We will share personal information only with those who have agreed to follow policies that share our high standards of privacy protection, in compliance with the applicable law.
Some or all of the personal information that we collect may be stored or processed outside of Canada, including in the United States, whose data protection laws may differ from those in the jurisdiction in which you live. As a result, this information may be subject to access requests from U.S. governments, courts, law enforcement officials and national security authorities in the United States according to United States laws. Subject to these laws, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that appropriate protections are in place to maintain protections on the personal information that are equivalent to those that apply in Canada.
We note that we may also share anonymous aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We also reserve the right to transfer all information to our successors in business in connection with a sale, transfer of our stock or assets or a new joint venture.
Third party personal information gathering – refer a friend emails:
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend or a family member about our Site or a promotion(s), We will ask them for the friend or family members’ name and email address. 4×4 Shop Canada will automatically send the friend or family member a one-time email, on your behalf, inviting them to visit the Site. This email will identify you and that you requested it be sent on your behalf.
You may only use our referral system to refer friends and family from whom you have received permission to provide their email address to 4×4 Shop Canada. You may only refer friends with whom you have had a two way communication within the past two years, and who you have met in person. You may only refer family members to whom you are related by blood relationship, marriage, a common-law partnership, or adoption. Collection of personal information from children:
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children under the age of 13. For that reason, we never knowingly solicit, collect, store or disclose information via our Site from children under 13 years of age and, no part of our Site is structured to be directed to individuals under the age of 13. If a child under the age of 13 wishes to disclose to us personal information, he/she must provide us with his/her parent’s or legal guardian’s e- mail address so that we can obtain express consent from them. If a child has already provided us with personal information, his/her parent or legal guardian may contact us using the contact information provided below, for the purpose of correcting or deleting such information. We encourage parents of children under the age of 13 to regularly check and monitor their children’s use of e-mail and the Site.
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Security provided by 4×4 Shop Canada:
We regard the security of personal information to be of paramount importance. As such, We have taken technical, contractual, organizational and physical security steps to protect the personal information collected from you on the Site with a level of security appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information collected. Personal information we collect is maintained with the source of the information in Toronto, Ontario, and may be stored on servers located in the United States. Only our authorized employees who require access to your personal information in order to fulfill their job requirements will have access to your personal information. Our security measures are periodically reviewed and updated when deemed necessary.
Notification of changes:
4×4 Shop Canada reserves the right to modify or supplement this Policy at any time. If we decide to change this Policy, we will post those changes on our Site so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we may disclose it. 4×4 Shop Canada will seek an individual’s consent if it seeks to collect, use or disclose his or her personal information for purposes other than those to which the individual has consented unless otherwise required or permitted by law.
If you need further assistance, or if you would like to access or correct any personal information that We hold regarding you, please contact 4×4 Shop Canada by writing to us at the address set out below, Attention: Privacy Officer or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that this Policy is with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information through the Site only.