At Check the Trades Inc. we value your privacy and respect the information you have given us as either a business that is listed or applying to be listed on our website and by consumers who are using the site to select a business. We are committed to complying with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) as outlined by the Canadian government.
Check the Trades Inc. only collects that information which is provided voluntarily, either by you directly or from your agent on your behalf. Check the Trades Inc. is responsible for all personal information collected. We have appointed a Privacy Officer who is accountable for our compliance.
Should we use a third party to act on our behalf on such things as fulfilling orders or delivering information, appropriate means are used to ensure their compliance with this Policy and all applicable privacy laws.
- Identifying Purposes
All information we collect is provided by you voluntarily either directly to Check the Trades Inc. or through one of our agent partners.
We collect information to process applications from businesses that are applying to be listed or are listed on checkthetrades.com and to present the information you have provided to us on our website for access by the public. We also collect information from the public who are using the website to select businesses and provide feedback on listed business members.
If you have consented to receiving additional information and updates we will also use this information to send you newsletters and special offers either electronically or by mail.
The information we collect from you is that which you provide voluntarily or that which is provided to us on your behalf from your agent (who has collected this information with your permission).
- Limiting Collection
We collect only the information we need to list you on our website and to receive feedback from the public. Check the Trades Inc. may use your business information for statistical market research purposes without using any business identifiers.
- Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
Check the Trades Inc. will collect only that information which is necessary for the reasons identified above. Personal information will not be used for any other purposes, unless your prior consent is obtained.
We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to any outside parties.
We will only transfer your personal information to our third party suppliers who assist us in delivering the requested information to you and who have agreed to comply with all legally required privacy policies. These companies have been carefully selected to ensure your privacy.
We will endeavour to keep your business information as accurate, complete and up-to-date as possible for the purposes for which it will be used.
All personal information is stored in a secure location on secure servers by our service provider. Only those persons with an approved authorization can access this information.
Check the Trades Inc. has worked with a professional and reputable website company to develop sophisticated security to ensure your personal information is kept safe and to prevent any unauthorized access.
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information.
Cookies: Check the Trades Inc. may collect information about your use of our website using 'cookies'. These are small data files that are sent to your browser and are stored on your hard-drive when you visit certain sites, thereby tracking use of the website. We use this information to track the number of people using our site and which pages they are viewing. This helps us further target our information to suit your needs. Cookies do not give us access to any of your personal information.
You may set your web browser to not accept cookies. However this may limit the functionality of our site.
Information regarding our policies and practices is available upon request. All information collected is stored in a secure site operated by Check the Trades Inc.. Only Check the Trades Inc. employees with the proper authorization have access to this information. If your personal information was provided to us by one of our agent partners then this partner will also have authorized access to your information.
- Individual Access
At your request, Check the Trades Inc. will give you access to this information and you may make any changes to it. Access requests should be sent to our Privacy Officer at the address below.
- Challenging Compliance
Should you have any questions or comments regarding this Policy or challenges to our compliance please contact us at:
- Privacy Officer, Check the Trades Inc.
- P.O. Box 135
- Midhurst, Ontario
- L0L 1X0
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes to this Policy: Check the Trades Inc. reserves the right to modify or supplement this Policy at any time. Should we make a change we will post such change on our website.