Last updated on 12-Dec-2022
Coffee Chat Canada Inc. [and our affiliates and subsidiaries] ("Company" or "We") respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it by complying with this policy.
This policy describes:
We will only use your personal information in accordance with this policy unless otherwise required by applicable law. We take steps to ensure that the personal information that we collect about you is adequate, relevant, not excessive, and used for limited purposes.
Privacy laws in Canada generally define "personal information" as any information about an identifiable individual, which includes information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person. Personal information does not include business contact information, including your name, title, or business contact information.
This policy applies only to information we collect in this App [[and/,] in email, text, and other electronic communications sent through [or in connection with this App [and] website, coffeechat.biz.
This policy DOES NOT apply to information that:
Your continued use of this App after we make changes indicates that you accept and consent to those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates. We will notify you in advance of any material changes to this policy and obtain your consent to any new ways that we collect, use, and disclose your personal information.
We collect information about you through:
The types of information that we collect include:
Information You Provide to Us
When you download, register with, or use this App, we may ask you to provide:
[You may also provide information for publication or display ("posted") on public areas of [websites you access through the App/coffeechat.biz (collectively, "User Contributions"). You post and transmit User Contributions to others at your own risk. Although [you may set certain privacy settings for such information by logging into your account profile], please be aware that no security measures are perfect. We cannot control the actions of third parties with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we do not guarantee that unauthorized persons will not view your User Contributions.]
When you download, access, and use the App, it may automatically collect:
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
The information we collect automatically [is statistical data and does not include personal information] [is statistical information and may include personal information] [is statistical information that includes personal information]. We [may] maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways, that you provide to us,] or receive from third parties. This usage information helps us to improve our App and to deliver a more personalized service, including by helping us to:
When you use the App or its content, certain third parties collect information about you or your device. These third parties [may] include:
You can opt-out of several third party ad servers' and networks' cookies simultaneously by using [an opt-out tool created by the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada][or][and] [an opt-out tool created by the Network Advertising Initiative]. You can also access these websites to learn more about online behavioural advertising and how to stop websites from placing cookies on your device. Opting out of a network does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the network from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.
We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they use them. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
Usage information that we collect helps us to improve our App and to deliver a better and more personalized experience, including by enabling us to:
[We use location information we collect to [COLLECTION PURPOSES FOR LOCATION INFORMATION].]
[We may also use your information to contact you about [our own and third parties'] goods and services
We may use the information we have collected from you to display advertisements to our advertisers' target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.]
[We may disclose aggregated information about our users [and information that does not identify any individual,] without restriction.]
We may transfer personal information that we collect or that you provide us to contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support the App (such as analytics providers that assist us with App improvement and optimization) and who are contractually obligated to keep personal information confidential, to use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them, and to process the personal information with the same standards set out in this policy.
We may process, store, and transfer your personal information in and to other countries with different privacy laws that may or may not be as comprehensive as Canadian law. In these circumstances, the governments, courts, law enforcement, or regulatory agencies of that country may be able to obtain access to your personal information. Whenever we engage a service provider, we require that its privacy and security standards comply with this policy and applicable Canadian laws.
You are welcome to contact us to obtain further information about Company policies regarding service providers outside of Canada.
By submitting your personal information or engaging with the App, you consent to this transfer, storage, or processing.
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
The security of your personal information is very important to us. We use physical, electronic, and administrative measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. [We store all information you provide to us behind firewalls on our secure servers. Any payment transactions [and [OTHER INFORMATION]] will be encrypted [using the standard SSL technology from our VPS company, GoDaddy].]
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our App, you are responsible for keeping it confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. [We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the App like message boards, which any Website visitor can view.]
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet and mobile platforms is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted through the App. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any App privacy settings or security measures.
Except as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law or regulation, we will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. Under some circumstances we may anonymize or aggregate your personal information so that it can no longer be associated with you. We reserve the right to use such anonymous and de-identified data for any legitimate business purpose without further notice to you or your consent.
Our App is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any [personal] information to [or on] the App. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not [use or provide any information on this App or on or through any of its features/register on the App, make any purchases through the App, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this App, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any user name you may use]. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [CONTACT INFORMATION].
It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes. By law you have the right to request access to and to correct the personal information that we hold about you.
[You can review and change your personal information by logging into the App and visiting your account profile page.]
[If you want to review, verify, correct, or withdraw consent to the use of your personal information you may also send us an email at [[email protected]] to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. [We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account.] We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.] [We may charge you a fee to access your personal information, however, we will notify you of any fee in advance.]
We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and your right to access, and to provide you with the personal information that we hold about you or make your requested changes. Applicable law may allow or require us to refuse to provide you with access to some or all of the personal information that we hold about you, or we may have destroyed, erased, or made your personal information anonymous in accordance with our record retention obligations and practices. If we cannot provide you with access to your personal information, we will inform you of the reasons why, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions.
[We will provide access to your personal information, subject to exceptions set out in applicable privacy legislation.] [Examples of such exceptions include:
If you are concerned about our response or would like to correct the information provided, you may contact our [Privacy Officer/ [Rishi Vaswani]] at [[email protected]].
Where you have provided your consent to the collection, use, and transfer of your personal information, you may have the legal right to withdraw your consent under certain circumstances. To withdraw your consent, if applicable, contact us at [[email protected]]. Please note that if you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you with a particular product or service. We will explain the impact to you at the time to help you make your decision.
[Privacy Officer]/Rishi Vaswani
We have procedures in place to receive and respond to complaints or inquiries about our handling of personal information and our compliance with this policy and with applicable privacy laws. To discuss our compliance with this policy please contact our [Privacy Officer] using the contact information listed above.