This privacy notice provides you with details of how Social Vision Digital Marketing Inc (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice) collects and processes your personal data through your use of our website and services. This includes any information you may provide when purchasing a product or service, subscribing to our newsletter, or participating in a prize draw or competition.
By providing us with your data, you warrant that you are over 13 years of age.
Social Vision Digital Marketing Inc is the data controller, and we are responsible for your personal data.
If you are unhappy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), the supervisory authority for data protection issues in Canada. However, we would appreciate it if you could contact us first with any complaints so that we can try to resolve them for you.
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date information about you is crucial. If your personal information changes at any time, please inform us at email@example.com.
Personal data refers to any information capable of identifying an individual, excluding anonymized data. We may process the following types of personal data:
Please note that we do not collect Sensitive Data about you, which includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, health information, genetic and biometric data, or criminal convictions and offenses.
We collect data about you through various methods, including:
We will only use your personal data for legitimate purposes and when legally permitted. The primary uses of your personal data are:
We do not rely on consent as the primary legal basis for processing your personal data, except for sending marketing communications via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by using the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of our email communications or by submitting a support ticket.
We ensure that all third parties processing your data adhere to strict data protection and confidentiality standards. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
Your personal data may be shared with our approved service suppliers, some of which are located outside Canada. Whenever we transfer your personal data out of Canada, we take appropriate measures to ensure it remains secure:
Please contact us through a support ticket or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further information about the specific safeguards used when transferring your personal data.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered, or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
We will only retain your personal data 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.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
By law, we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial, and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.
In some circumstances, you can ask us to delete your data. Please contact us through a support ticket or at email@example.com for further information.
In some circumstances, we may anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes. In such cases, we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the right to:
You can see more about these rights on the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) website. If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us through a support ticket or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally, it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made several requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins, and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
What’s a Cookie? A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyze traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system. If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Cookies are either: Session cookies: These are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page, but they do not collect any personal data from your computer. Persistent cookies: A persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. [We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.] [We also use Facebook Pixels] Cookies can also be categorized as follows: Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources, and see which parts of the site are most popular. Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested, such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized.