Privacy Notice Highlights

This Privacy Notice applies to user information The Abolish Foundation collects through the use of the BuyFair app and the websites and (the app and websites collectively “Websites”)

1. Information We Collect

We collect your information from the following sources:

  • information you give us when you fill out forms on our Websites, or during enquiries or communications with us;
  • information from other sources, such as companies that help us to update our records; and
  • information that we collect automatically when you visit our Websites, such as information about your browser settings and other information collected through cookies.
2. How We Use and Disclose Your Information
  • We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.
  • We use your information to provide products and services and to manage our business operations. For example, we use your information in order to improve the user experience of the Websites, answer your enquiries, authenticate you when you sign into online services on the Websites, prevent loss and fraud, and analyze our business operations and website performance.
  • We combine all the information we collect other than information relating to your browsing history.
  • We share information with our affiliates who may be outside of Canada and may be subject to laws that are different from those in Canada.
  • We use third parties to assist us in our operations. We may share your information with these third parties in order to provide services to you such as shipping.
3. Your Choices
  • You are able to change your communication preferences with the e-mail newsletters and notifications of special offers and products you receive.
  • You may also close your account on the Websites if you want to withdraw your consent from our further use of your information. We may, however, retain information about your previous transactions for audit purposes, to ensure the integrity of our data and to fulfill legal requirements.
4. How to Contact Us

Detailed Privacy Notice

5. About Us

    The Websites are operated by The Abolish Foundation. We are located at 822 Richmond St. Suite 302, Toronto, ON, M6J 1C9.

    We have appointed a privacy officer who is accountable for our personal information handling practices. Our privacy officer is Sanyam Jain. If you have a question or complaint about our personal information handling practices, please contact us using our web form.

    In this Privacy Notice, the terms “we”, “our” and “us” mean the Company.

6. Effective Date and Scope

    This Privacy Notice is effective as of August 23, 2018.

    This Privacy Notice governs our practices with respect to personal information we collect through the Websites.

7. What Personal Information Do We Collect?

    Personal information is information that identifies you or could be combined by us or our service providers and affiliates with other information to identify you. This information includes your personal e-mail address, your home address, your home telephone number, your personal cellphone number, your image, and may include your age, your income and other similar information when associated with you. Personal information may also be information containing details as to whether you have opened our promotional e-mails or how you have used our Websites, if we can associate that personal information with you.

    We collect personal information from you when you create an account, make a purchase, enter a contest or promotion, communicate with us using our web forms to make a request or ask a question, submit a product review, take a survey or otherwise submit personal information to us with your communication.

    For example, we will request identifying information to process certain transactions through our Websites.

    We receive personal information about you from other sources. For example, when you sign up for the Websites. We may also acquire information about you from other promotional or marketing companies with whom you shared your information and whom you have allowed to provide information to us.

8. How Do We Use Your Personal Information?

We use your information to provide products and services and to manage our business operations. Some examples include:

  • to register your account;
  • to authenticate you when you log into your account;
  • to fulfill your requests for products and services;
  • to communicate with you about your requests;
  • to administer contests and promotions that you participate in;
  • to recommend or to offer you other products and services based on your inferred interests;
  • to post your product reviews;
  • to communicate with you regarding customer service issues and any product recalls or warranty service; and
  • to protect the security or integrity of our Websites and our business.
9. Personalized Offers and Web Analytics

We also automatically collect information when you visit our Websites in order to customize your experience. For example, we collect information about what site referred you to our Websites, your browser type, operating system type and version, language, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. We also collect information about how you browse through our Websites, including logging the pages you visit and the amount of time you spend on certain pages. We use this information for a number of technical purposes to ensure that our pages load correctly in your browser, as well as to personalize our offers to you. We also use this information to improve our Websites. For example:

  • we use IP addresses to correct pages for your geographical location;
  • we log the frequency of visits to certain pages on our Websites and how visitors navigate through our Websites in order to detect problems, improve our Websites and learn about what products and services are of interest to our customers;
  • we use information about products that you have clicked on to make suggestions about other products or services that you might be interested in viewing; and
  • we track whether certain types of promotional e-mails were opened by you and whether you sought information about a particular product or service in order to make inferences about other products and services you might be interested in.
10. Your Ad Choices: Interest-Based Advertising

Our Websites uses small pixel files (small images) and cookies (small text files) to keep track of your browser so that you will be recognized when you visit other websites where our third-party ad management providers may show you advertisements from us based on your visit to our Websites. Some of these advertisements may be customized to particular products and services that you viewed or they may be based on inferences about products and services that you might be interested in. This is called “interest-based advertising”.

These pixel files and cookies are generally valid for a limited number of days (usually no more than 90 days) and are provided by our ad management providers. We require our ad management providers to participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada’s Ad Choices Program. Visit the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada’s Your Ad Choices website where you can find out more information about digital advertising and how you can opt-out of interest-based advertising.

Please note that if you opt-out of interest-based advertising you may still see advertisements from us on other websites. However, they will not be customized based on your browsing history on our Websites. In addition, we will continue to customize our offers of products and services to you when you are on our Websites unless you block cookies from our Websites. If you block cookies on our Websites, certain functions, such as the “shopping cart” will not function properly because our Websites must recognize you as you move through the checkout process.

11. Regarding Children and Minors

Our Websites and the services offered on our Websites are not directed to children under the age of 13 years. We will not knowingly collect personal information about a child under the age of 13.

We do not allow minors (persons who are under the age of majority in their place of residence) to create accounts, make purchases or enter contests or promotions, unless they have obtained the authorization of a parent or legal guardian.

12. Do We Disclose Your Personal Information to Others?

We may share your personal information with our service providers and our corporate affiliates that help us with our business operations. For example, we will share information about your shipping address with companies that provide shipping services to us. We share information with service providers or our affiliates who provide us with marketing and promotional services. We require our service providers and our affiliates to keep your personal information secure. In addition, our service providers may not use or disclose personal information for any purpose other than providing the services on our behalf unless we or they have obtained your consent.

We may transfer any information we have about you in connection with a corporate restructuring or asset transfer transaction involving all or part of our business.

We may also disclose your personal information if it is necessary for us to collect a debt from you or where we have reason to believe that it is relevant to the investigation or decision to investigate a breach of the laws of Canada, a province or territory of Canada, or a foreign jurisdiction, and we are legally permitted to do so.

13. Law Enforcement Requests

We will disclose personal information without your knowledge or consent if we receive an order, subpoena, warrant or other legal requirement issued by a court, tribunal, regulator or other person with jurisdiction to compel disclosure of your personal information.

14. Storage Outside of Canada

Your personal information may be used or stored by us or our service providers and our affiliates outside of Canada. We require that our service providers and our affiliates safeguard your personal information. However, if your personal information is used or stored outside of Canada, it will also be subject to the laws of the country in which it is used or stored.

15. Preference Centre

If you register for an account, you will have the option to choose what marketing and promotional e-mails and communications you receive from us. You can also store information such as your home and shipping address and credit card information in order to make future purchases faster.

You can modify your information by logging into your account and making the requested changes.

You may also choose “close my account” and we will remove your account information from active use.

If you do not re-activate your account within 3 months, we will permanently delete your account. Please note that we still maintain information that you provided to us for audit purposes or to comply with our legal obligations.

16. How Do You Access and Modify Your Personal Information or Make a Complaint?

If you have an account, log in to access and to modify the personal information stored with your account. If you have questions or concerns about other personal information collected by us and would like assistance accessing that information, please contact our privacy officer at [email protected]

17. How Do We Protect Your Personal Information?

We take administrative, technical and physical measures to safeguard your personal information against unauthorized access, unauthorized disclosure, theft and misuse. This includes limiting access of employees to, and the use of, your personal information through the use of passwords and graduated levels of clearance. We do not publish all of our security measures online because this may reduce their effectiveness. We take physical precautions to ensure that the computer servers on which your personal information is stored and archived are secure and that access to such servers is protected.

Although we take precautions against possible breaches of our security systems, no company can fully eliminate the risks of unauthorized access to your personal information and no website is completely secure. We cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss or breaches of our security systems will never occur. Accordingly, you should not transmit personal information to us using our Websites if you consider that information to be sensitive.

18. Links to Third-Party Websites and Social Network Plug-Ins

You may be able to access third-party websites through links available on our Websites. You may also connect to social networks. These links are provided for your convenience. We do not have any control over those third-party websites and we do not provide any guarantee that the privacy practices of the hosts of those websites meet our standards. Your use of such third-party websites is at your own risk and will be governed by the privacy policies of those websites and not by this Privacy Notice. Do not transmit personal information using those websites without reading the privacy policies governing those websites.

You may create links between our Websites and social networking sites. If you do so, we may be able to publish updates about our products and services to your social network account through the links that you establish. You may terminate those links at any time by modifying your social network account.

If you are logged into a social networking site when visiting our page, your visit to our Websites will be personalized based on your social networking profile.

You may change the way social networking sites and our Websites interact by modifying your privacy settings in your social networking account. You can also log-out of your social networking account before visiting our Websites. For more information, please refer to your social networking site's privacy policy, which governs your use of these social plug-in features.

19. Notice to Persons Outside of Canada

This Privacy Notice is governed by the laws of Canada and applicable provincial law. By submitting personal information to us, you understand that your personal information will be subject to the laws of Canada and applicable provincial laws.

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