What is personal information
Personal information is any information which can identify an individual or through which an individual's identity can be deduced, and which is disclosed to us or which we create within the context of our relationship with the individual. Please note that Personal information does not include information which does not relate to an identified individual nor does it include an individual's name, title, business address or business telephone number (i.e. 'business card information').
Why does the company collect personal information
In serving the needs of the Company and it's customers, it is important that the Company have accurate information. The Company may collect personal information in order to:
How does the company protect personal information
Safe-guards, security systems and processes are in place to protect your information against unauthorized access, disclosure, use, or modification, whether on-site or off-site.
Any personal information provided to the Company's third party providers is disclosed only upon assurances that those providers maintain similar standards of personal information protection.
How long will the company retain your information
We retain your information for only so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it has been collected. Your personal information will be destroyed once it is no longer needed by us and once all requirements at law have been met.
Have you consented
By submitting your personal information to us, you have consented to our use and disclosure of the personal information for the purposes as outlined in this policy. If we wish to use or disclose your personal information other than as described in this policy, we will obtain your express consent before doing so.
If you prefer that we not use or disclose your personal information for any of these purposes, you may notify us in writing at any time. If you do not notify us, we will consider you to have consented to our continued use and disclosure of your personal information. A notification that we not use or disclose your personal information for certain purposes may affect our ability to provide you with products and/or services.
There are some instances where we may need to disclose personal information to a third party service provider. Whenever we engage a third party service provider, we confirm that its privacy and security standards meet our requirements. In the event that a third party service provider is located outside of Canada, the government, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies of that jurisdiction may be able to obtain disclosure of your personal information through the laws of that jurisdiction.
Please note that from time to time, we may be compelled to release personal information as required or permitted by law.
How can you access your personal information
Your personal information, hard copy or electronic, is accessible to you. However please note that if your information is combined with information of others (such as payroll spreadsheets), you will not be granted access to such information unless we are able to segment your personal information. If your request for personal information entails a significant cost due to time, resources or copying, there may be a charge.
Each time you visit our website, we may gather the date, time, browser type, name of visitor's internet service provider, the site that referred the visitor to us, any pages that are requested, the navigation history and/or IP address of the visitor. The foregoing information does not generally contain anything that can identify users personally. We use this information for our internal audit log and system administration, and to gather broad demographic information about our user base. This information may be shared with third parties in order to provide services for aggregate use. If you object to this gathering of information, you should not use or access our web pages.
Our website may employ the use of 'cookies'. A 'cookie' is a small line of data that is sent to your Internetbrowner from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies can track how and when you use a site. A cookie does not damage your system and identifies your browser, not you personally. If you do not wish to receive a cookie, use the options in your web browser.
Who should you contact if you have questions or concerns about this policy
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, or should you wish to review your personal information, please contact:
5 Pleasant Street, PO Box 2050
Chester, Nova Scotia BOJ IJO
Toll Free 1-800-563-7258