1. Collection and Use of Personal Information
GIL does not collect personal information about you except when you provide it to GIL on a voluntary basis, and does not collect, use or disclose Your personal information without first obtaining your consent.
During your use of the Site, you may be asked to voluntarily provide personal information (including without limitation your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, fax number, profile data, postal code, age, and gender to GIL. If you choose not to provide certain personal information, you may not be able to use certain features of the Site, and/or you may not be able to receive products and services from GIL. Such personal information is collected from you at the Site when you complete a survey, request to be notified or request information, products or services. For the purposes of verification of your identity when you create an account, you specifically acknowledge that GIL may provide your personal information to a third-party provider for the verification of your age, residency and other identifiable information for the purposes of providing you an Account with GIL.
Your contact information is used when GIL needs to contact you directly. It is also used to identify what future products or services you may require. GIL will not sell your personal information or otherwise share it with third parties without your permission. We use the information we collect to direct important notices and information affecting your Account or services on the Site as well as to provide general information that may be of interest to you which may include newsletters, surveys, contest announcements, and information about our service or product offerings or the offerings of our business affiliates.
We collect the personal information that you provide to us when you contact us to request support or otherwise communicate with us in connection with the Services. If you choose to participate in a GIL survey or contest we will collect the personal information you provide for the purposes of administrating the contest or survey.
You may opt-out of receiving information from us simply by notifying us by writing to the address below or by e-mailing us at email@example.com or in accordance with the opt-out instructions contained in any information message you receive from us.
When you access or use the Services, we automatically collect information about you, including:
a) Log Information: We collect log information about your use of the Services, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to our Services.
b) Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our Services, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers and mobile network information.
c) Location Information: We may collect information about the location of your device when running Site applications or otherwise consent to the collection of this information.
d) Machine Usage Information: We collect information about your use of our machines through Services.
We use this information for the purposes of providing, maintaining, analyzing and improving our Services, detecting, investigation and preventing illegal activities and to protect the rights of GIL and others.
2. Obtaining Consent
Some of our products and services are governed by federal and provincial regulations that require GIL to collect and maintain specific personal information. As well, in order to fulfill our service obligations to you, it is necessary for GIL to have your consent to send you notices and other important information affecting your Account or services. In order to continue providing you with products and services, it is necessary for GIL to have your consent to provide your personal information to (i) a company or individual employed by GIL to perform functions on its behalf, (ii) a company or person for the development, enhancement, marketing or provision of GIL’s products or services, and/or (iii) an agent or third-party retained by GIL in connection with GIL’s administration or the provision of GIL’s products or services.
3. Updating your Information and/or changes to your preferences including Withdrawing your Consent.
We offer you several ways to update your contact information and/or to change your preferences. You may withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. To withdraw your consent, simply (i) unsubscribe to any of our online communications by following the unsubscribe instructions in the body of any email message; (ii) contact us by writing to the address below to the attention of the Privacy Officer or (iii) by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and advising which of your personal information you no longer wish us to collect, use and/or disclose. We will the inform you of the implications of withdrawing consent to collect, use and/or disclose that personal information, including without limitation the fact that once such consent is withdrawn you may not be able to use certain features of the Site, and/or may not be able to receive products and services from GIL. Should you nonetheless still desire that consent be withdrawn, GIL will accede to your request.
We will take commercially reasonable steps to implement your opt-out requests promptly but you may still receive promotional information from us by mail for up to ninety (90) days due to printing and mailing schedules, and up to ten (10) business days for email. You may also continue to receive information from those third parties to whom your information was previously disclosed.
4. Maintenance and Disposal of Personal Information.
The information you have provided us is maintained in our management information system and is updated as new information is added. Records may remain on file even after you have terminated our Account. Subject to applicable law, we may also keep records to facilitate collection and to evaluate credit worthiness.
We destroy customer information that is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it is collected unless there is a legitimate request or order to inspect the information still outstanding or the information remains in routine records that are periodically discarded under our document retention policies.
5. Disclosure of Personal Information.
Your personal information will not be sold to any organization for any purpose. We will not disclose your personal information to any third-party without your consent, except that we reserve the right to disclose your personal information: (a) to any of our affiliates, subsidiaries, third-party service providers or advisers that we deem appropriate; (b) if such disclosure is made pursuant to a legal proceeding or as required by law; (c) to another business entity should we plan to merge with, or be acquired by that business entity; or (d) organizations involved in a merger, transfer or sale of our assets or business.
Like many other web sites you may visit, the Site automatically collects certain non-personal information regarding you, such as the date and time you access the Site, the Internet address of the web site from which you linked to the Site, the operating system you are using, and the Site pages read and images viewed. This non-personal information is used for system administration purposes and to improve the Site. Non-personal information may be disclosed to other persons and permanently archived for future use.
7. Third-Party Links and Websites
8. Public Forums
Please be aware that any information (personal or otherwise) that is disclosed online in a message board or chat room makes that information public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information online. GIL is not responsible for personally identifiable information posted on such message boards or chat rooms.
GIL has adopted and implemented and will maintain reasonable and technologically feasible procedures for maintaining the security, accuracy and integrity of all personal information that is collected by the Site in order to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the personal information under our control.
All data is kept on secure database servers which are all behind a firewall with very restrictive access. All data entry is done via a secure interface that provides no export facility. Please be advised, however, that the Internet and other various networking communication mediums are not secure, unless explicitly specified as such, and may be subject to interception or loss which is beyond the control of GIL. Also be advised that the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and GIL through the Site cannot be guaranteed. You should consider any information provided to or collected by the Site as non-confidential, and consequently the Site assumes no liability or responsibility if any of your personal information is intercepted and/or used by an unintended recipient.
GIL will not monitor, edit or deliberately disclose the contents of your private communications or files, except in circumstances where we inadvertently obtain information that appears to pertain to the commission of a crime or where we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person exists. In such cases, GIL may voluntarily disclose the record or the contents of your communications or other information about you to law enforcement agencies and governmental entities without providing you advance notice. Upon receipt of an applicable search warrant or subpoena, GIL may be required to disclose to the government or law enforcement agencies, without advance notice to you, the content of your communications and other records relating to your electronic communications, as well as the following records: Your name and address; records of your online communications (including session times and duration); how long you have subscribed to our service(s) (including start date) and the type(s) of service(s) utilized; your telephone number, subscriber account identifying number(s) and/or information, including any Internet or network address(es) assigned to you by our network.
10. Children’s Guidelines
The Site is not intended for children. GIL will not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.
11. Changes to this Policy
12. Opt-Out Options and Access to Your Information.
The Site provides you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request registration information about the visitor.
If You desire access to your own personal information held by GIL, please contact us by writing to address below, attention Privacy Officer or by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
At the time of your request for access to your personal information, we will need specific information to verify your identity before we can provide you with the personal information requested. In some instances, we will not be able to provide you with the personal information you request, for instance where that information (i) contains references to other persons, (ii) has been destroyed due to legal requirements or because the information has served its purposes, or (iii) is subject to legal protections that prevent disclosure (e.g. information this is subject to solicitor-client or litigation privilege). If we are unable to provide you with access to your personal information, we will explain why and advise you as to any recourse available to you.
We are committed to maintaining the accuracy of your personal information, and we encourage you to notify us of inaccuracies or corrections. Timely notification of a change of address or telephone number helps us in providing You with the best possible service. You may change your personal information in our records at any time and as often as necessary. If you request removal or deletion of your personal information, you acknowledge that residual information may continue to reside in GIL’s records and back-up systems.
13. Contact Us
Giampaolo Investments Limited
301-1 Kenview Blvd.
Brampton, ON L6T 5E6
Attention: Privacy Officer
Or by email Privacy@gg-inc.ca
14. Intellectual Property Notice
Copy Last Updated: April 1, 2019