We recognize the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of Personal Information (as defined below). We believe in protecting your privacy. This policy outlines how we manage your Personal Information and safeguard your privacy.
We manage Personal Information in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act (British Columbia) and other relevant laws (collectively "Privacy Laws" ). This policy explains generally our Personal Information practices but in all respects this policy and our practices are subject to and will be in accordance with applicable Privacy Laws.
By providing Personal Information to us and using our Service, you agree to the terms of this policy. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies or other entities that We do not manage or control. This policy does not apply to information regarding corporations or other non-individuals.
The following definitions are used for the purposes of this policy:
Personal Information means information about an identifiable individual, and includes things such as gender, age, address information, ethnicity, financial information, and any other data assigned to an individual.
Summarized Data means records which have been manipulated or combined to provide generalized or aggregated information.
Collection of Personal Information
This policy covers our treatment of Personal Information that we collect, either through communications or interaction we may have with you (such as emails, telephone conversations, face-to-face or written correspondence) or through our Site. This policy also covers our treatment of any information shared with us by third parties.
Sometimes we may collect Personal Information about you from other sources, provided that such sources confirm to us that they are permitted to share such information, such information is publicly available, or the collection is required or authorized by law.
Use of Personal Information
We may collect and use your Personal Information for the following purposes:
We automatically collect and temporarily store information about Your visit. The information We collect enables Us to refine and offer better services to You. We may share the information We collect about You with Our business partners. The types of information we collect include, but are not limited to:
- the date and time of Your visit;
- IP addresses;
- browser type, operating system, and language;
- the pages you visited; and
- the address of the Web site from which You came.
We may also use your Personal Information for purposes reasonably consistent with the above purposes.
We may use your personal or account information for the following purposes:
- To provide the Service to you and to improve the quality of the Site and services,
- To provide information to you so that you may use the Site and services more effectively,
- To create, manage and control your account information, and to verify access rights to the Service and software,
- To bill your account,
- To communicate with you for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to the Service, or of the availability of any service we provide,
- To assess service levels, monitor traffic patterns and gauge popularity of different service options,
- To carry out our marketing activities;
- To respond to claims of any violation of our rights or those of any third parties;
- To respond to your requests for customer service;
- To protect the rights, property or personal safety of you, us, our users and the public; and as required or authorized by law.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We do not and will not sell, rent, share or disclose your Personal Information without first receiving your permission or as disclosed in this policy.
Under certain circumstances, We will disclose your Personal Information:
- when you have consented to the disclosure;
- to fulfill the purpose for which the Personal Information was collected or for a purpose reasonably consistent with that purpose;
- when the services we are providing to you require us to give information to third parties, such as credit card payment processor or domain registrar;
- where it is necessary to establish or collect fees;
- if we engage a third party to provide services to us (like computer back-up services, archival file storage, or client research) and the third party is bound by confidentiality obligations;
- if the information is already publicly known; or
- when we are required or authorized by law to do so.
Except where we are required by law to disclose Personal Information, where commercially practicable we will make arrangements by agreement, instruction, or otherwise to protect Personal Information disclosed to third parties.
We may also use your Personal Information to generate Summarized Data for internal use and for sharing with organizations and corporate entities with which we do business. Your identity and Personal Information will be kept anonymous in Summarized Data. Summarized Data may be used for research, marketing, or planning purposes.
By providing Personal Information to us and by using our Service, you voluntarily consent to the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information as specified in this policy. Without limiting the foregoing, we may on occasion ask you to consent when we collect, use, or disclose your Personal Information in specific circumstances, in which case we may ask for your consent in writing although in some circumstances we may accept your oral consent. Sometimes your consent will be implied through your conduct with us if the purpose of the collection, use, or disclosure is obvious and you voluntarily provide the information. In addition, we may collect, use, and disclose Personal Information without your consent when we are required or authorized by law to do so.
Access to and Correction of Personal Information
Individuals have the right to know what Personal Information We have collected about them, how that information is being used and to whom it has been disclosed, as well as to verify and amend that information if it is incorrect. Upon receiving a written access and/or correction request, and where the identity of the requestor can be confirmed, information held by Us that is identifiable to the requestor, as well as information on all use and disclosures of that information, will be released to the requestor within 30 days, except where that release is not required or is prohibited by law, and if necessary We will correct the Personal Information of the requestor.
Where appropriate, We may instead transfer your request to a third party if the information was provided by or for that third party, that third party was the first to obtain the information, or the information is in the custody or control of that third party.
Access to Personal Information
Your rights to access your Personal Information are not absolute. We may deny access when denial of access is required or authorized by law.
Site and Email
Please remember that you control what Personal Information you provide to Us while visiting the Site. You can visit the Site without registering or providing any Personal Information at all.
We cannot guarantee the confidentiality or security of any email communications or information sent by you to us via email or the Site. If you wish to send us confidential information, please notify us first to make arrangements.
Our Site contains links to other sites, which are not governed by this policy. You should consider the individual privacy policies of such websites, and make an informed decision whether or not to use these sites based upon their privacy practices.
Like most other commercial websites, our Site may monitor traffic patterns, site usage, and related site information. We may automatically (i.e., not via registration) collect or compile certain information that is not personally identifiable when you access the website. Examples of this type of information include the aggregate and unique number of visitors to the website, the dates and times of visits to the website, the domains/countries of visitors, the pages of the website visited, and the content accessed, the browsers, operating systems, search engines, and search terms used to visit the website and HTTP errors generated.
We use this information in order to optimize our website and to assess usage of our website. We may provide such information to our Site contractors for these purposes, but this information does not include any personally identifiable information.
Change of Ownership or Business Transition
In the event of a change of ownership or other business transition, such as a merger, acquisition or sale of our assets, your information may be transferred in accordance with applicable privacy laws.
Retention of Personal Information
Personal Information, including any such information in Summarized Data, will be retained in accordance with this policy only for as long as may be necessary or relevant for the purpose of collection, or as may be required or permitted by law, after which time it will be made anonymous, destroyed or transferred to a relevant government body or educational institution with which you are registered, unless you further consent to its continued retention by us. Information that you may provide to Us that is in excess of what is necessary for the identified purpose of collection will not be retained by Us.
Since We regularly reviews all of its policies and procedures, we may change this policy from time to time and such changes will be effective from the date of revision and posting on our website.
This policy will be governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia and the laws of Canada applicable therein, excluding any conflict of laws rules that would otherwise apply another body of law. This policy constitutes and contains the entire agreement between you and Grit Creative Inc. with respect to its subject matter and supersedes any prior oral or written agreements.
If any provision of this policy is held to be illegal or unenforceable, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this policy will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.
Your Responsibility for Privacy
Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any Personal Information in your possession. Always be careful and responsible regarding your Personal Information.