Last Updated: February 1, 2017
Site URL: http://www.ContractingOntario.ca/
‘Nonpersonal Information’ (NPI) is information that is in no way personally identifiable and which is obtained automatically when you access our website with a web browser. ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is not publicly displayed information that is personally identifiable to you and obtained for us to provide you with a product or service. PII may include information such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, credit card information, and other related information that you provide to us.
Your Personal Information (PII)
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You acknowledge that your use of and access to these websites are solely at your risk. It is your responsibility to check the privacy policies of these websites to see how they treat your personal information.
Information We Collect
Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our website. If you register as a member to use our website, you must provide PII in order for us to provide you with various features and/or functionality of our website. As a member we collect your PII in the following ways:
At Member Registration
When you register for membership, we may collect your name, birth date (to validate age), gender, mailing address, telephone number, email address, and other information that we request in the registration process.
When Buying Products or Services
If you buy products or services from us, we may collect your name, birth date (to validate age), gender, email address, mailing and/or billing address, telephone number, credit card information, PayPal ID and other information that we request to complete a purchase order.
There may be online forms used on our website. The information you enter into these online forms may contain PII.
If you use our mobile application, you may have to provide PII in order to use it.
Our website may offer premium features for the use of which you must pay. If we were to charge you for the use of these premium features, we would need to collect payment source information (such as a credit card or PayPal ID) to bill you for using such premium features.
Computer Information Collected
When you use our website, we automatically collect certain computer information through the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with our website. Such information is typically (but not always) considered NPI. We may also collect any of the following:
We may also use a technology called web beacons to collect general information about your use of our website and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information we collect by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor the number of people who open our emails. Web beacons also help us understand the behavior of our customers and visitors. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside our website.
We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our website, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you’ll go when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, your Internet service provider’s name, web browser type, type of mobile device, computer operating system, and other data. We use all this information to analyze trends among our users to help improve our website.
You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
Why am I seeing ads by Google for products I’ve viewed?
Our website uses a remarketing advertising service. Our remarketing service is provided by Google and other companies that show our ads on websites across the Internet. With remarketing, you may see ads for our products you have previously looked at. As an example: Suppose you visit a website that sells computers, but you do not buy a computer on your first visit to that website. The website owner might like to encourage you to revisit their site and buy a computer by showing you their ads again on other websites you visit. We use remarketing for similar purposes so you may see advertisements for our products as you search the Internet. For this to happen, Google, or other remarketing providers will read a cookie that is already in your browser, or they place a cookie in your browser when you visit our site or other sites using remarketing. (This can only happen if your browser is set to let it happen).
When you visit another website that works with Google, or other providers of remarketing advertising, you may see ads for products you previously viewed although they may have nothing to do with the website you are seeing the ads on. So going back to the computer example, you may see ads for computers on a news or weather website. This happens because your browser is sending Google the same cookie and encouraging you to revisit the computer website you previously visited to buy a computer.
This Website Participates in Online Behavioral Advertising
Online Behavioral Advertising (‘OBA’) is defined as the practice of collecting “data from a particular computer or device regarding Web viewing behaviors over time and across
Non-Affiliate Web sites for the purpose of using such data to predict user preferences or
interests to deliver advertising to that computer or device based on the preferences or
interests inferred from such web viewing behaviors.” The purpose of OBA is to deliver
relevant advertising to specific computers or devices in ways that enrich the consumer
As a visitor or customer of this website, you have the means to exercise choice regarding the collection and use of your data for online behavioral advertising purposes.
Click on the following link for more information and to exercise these choices:
How Information Is Used
We use the information we receive from you as follows:
Providing and improving our website
We may use the PII you provide to us along with any computer information we receive to provide our website to you as well as to make improvements to it.
Communications and emails
When we communicate with you about our website, we will use the email address you provided when registering as a member. We may also send you alerts regarding your use of our website. We may also send you emails with promotional information about our website or offers from us or our affiliates, unless you have opted out of receiving such information. You can change contact preferences at any time through your account or by contacting us.
Sharing information with affiliates and other third parties
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your PII to third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may use your Nonpersonal Information for data aggregation purposes which might be sold to other parties at our discretion. Any such data aggregation would not contain any of your PII. We may provide your PII to affiliates who provide services with regards to our website (such as payment processors, web hosting companies, etc.)
We also share your information with third parties by using an Application Program Interface “API.” Such third parties may include, but are not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Google, Bing, Yahoo, ShareThis, Feedburner and many other. This sharing of information helps us provide you with a better experience when using our website and services. It also provides us with useful information such as visitor traffic.
Community discussion boards
Legally required releases of information
We may be legally required to disclose your PII if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties, including you and/or other members; (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of our company, users, employees, and affiliates.
Disclosures to successors
Protecting the privacy rights of third parties
If any postings you make to our website contain information about third parties, you need to make sure that you have permission to include them in your posting. While we are not legally liable for the actions of our users, we will remove any postings for which we are notified that such postings violate the privacy rights of others.
Changing your information
You may change your PII at any time using facilities found on our website. If you need assistance with updating your PII or removing yourself from our mailing lists, just send us an email with your request or contact us using our contact information found on our website.
Opting out of sharing information
You can always opt-out of future unaffiliated third-party disclosures of your information. Such opt out will not affect disclosures otherwise permitted by law including but not limited to: (i) disclosures to affiliates, (ii) disclosures to third-party service providers who provide certain services for our business, such as credit card processing, computer system services, shipping, data management, or promotional services, (iii) disclosures to third parties as necessary to fulfill your requests, (iv) disclosures to governmental agencies or law enforcement departments or otherwise required to be made under applicable law, (v) previously completed disclosures to third parties, or (vi) disclosures to third parties in connection with subsequent contests or promotions you may choose to enter, or third-party offers you may choose to accept.
Do Not Track settings
Change and turn off tracking features in your browser.
You can turn off tracking features and other security settings in your browser by visiting the following links:
For Internet Explorer visit: http://goo.gl/0taI7I/
For Mozilla Firefox visit: http://goo.gl/IKxt9l/
For Google Chrome visit: http://goo.gl/NQIkqE/
For Safari visit: http://goo.gl/7XCOzL/
Protecting Children’s Privacy
We follow the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Even though our website is not designed for use by anyone under the age of 18 (child), we realize that a child may attempt to access our website. We do not knowingly collect PII from a child under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child is using our website, please contact us. We may ask for proof of identification before we remove any information to prevent malicious removal of account information. If we discover on our own that a child is accessing our website, we will delete the information as soon as we discover it, will not use the information for any purpose, and will not disclose the information to third parties. You acknowledge that we do not verify the age of our users nor have any liability to do so. If you are a child, please seek the permission from a parent or guardian before using our website.
Our Email Policy
We comply with the Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) and US CAN-SPAM Act. You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence from us or our affiliates at any time through your account, or by contacting us, or by using the link at the bottom of each email. We will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third party without your permission except in the sale or transfer of our business.
Our Security Policy
We have taken steps to build our website using industry-standard encryption and authentication tools to protect the security of your PII. When we collect your PII through our website, we will encrypt your PII before it travels over the Internet using industry-standard technology for conducting secure online transactions. We also use technologies such as secure routers and firewalls to protect your PII. Unfortunately, we cannot fully guarantee secure data transmission over the Internet because of its nature.
Once we receive your PII, we have security measures in place to protect against the loss or misuse of your PII, though again we cannot fully guarantee against such loss or misuse. We strongly urge you to protect any password you may have for our website and not share it with anyone. You should always log out of our website when you finish using it, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place.
Use of Credit Cards
You may have to provide a credit card to buy products and services from our website. We use third-party billing services and have no control over these services. We use our commercially reasonable efforts to make sure that your credit card number is kept strictly confidential by using only third-party billing services that use industry-standard encryption technology to protect your credit card number from unauthorized use. However, you understand and agree that we are in no way responsible for any misuse of your credit card number.
International Data Transfers
Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy. Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available via the Internet around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others. You hereby agree to the transfers of personal information described within this section.
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