Last updated April 1, 2021
Our privacy commitment is based on the ten principles contained in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada) (“PIPEDA”).
Personal Information under PIPEDA is any information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.
Why Do We Collect Personal Information?
We collect Personal Information in order to provide website development, graphic design or website maintenance to you.
Allison Woad Designs collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you hire Allison Woad Designs for the services listed above we will collect your information to deliver those services.
While using this site, we may ask you to provide certain personal information, this may include but is not limited to your name, your email, and your phone number. This information is used for the sole purpose of contacting you. Furthermore, the information you provide us is never shared with third parties.
How do we collect personal information?
We collect personal information only by lawful and fair means, and only collect personal information that is reasonably necessary for the legitimate purposes identified and for which consent has been obtained.
Information You Provide To Us
The Website provides various places for users to provide information. We collect information that users provide by filling out forms on the Website, communicating with us via contact forms, search queries on our search feature, providing comments or other feedback, and providing information when ordering a service via the Website.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Tracking Technology
As you navigate through our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. This will generally include information about your location, your traffic pattern through our Website, and any communications between your computer and our Website. Among other things, we will collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type.
The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data and will not include personal information. We use this data to improve our Website and our service offerings. To the extent that you voluntarily provide personal information to us, our systems will associate the automatically collected information with your personal information.
Similar to other commercial websites, our Website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” and server logs to collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our site, and websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address.
Allison Woad Designs reserves the right to use technological equivalents of cookies, including social media pixels. These pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites so as to tailor advertising messages users see while visiting that social media website. Allison Woad Designs reserves the right to use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media sites.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail, and telephone. This also applies when you use any of our forms on our website to contact us. For further information see the email policies below.
We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our contact lists to third parties, and will not disclose your email address to any third parties except as required by law.
The personal information you provide us, e.g. through a contact form is never used to send you marketing material in the form of newsletters, or promotions unless you have given permission for us to do so.
How do we use your information?
We use personal information for purposes of presenting our Website and its contents to you, providing you with information, providing you with offers for services, providing you with information about your subscriptions and plans, carrying out any contract between you and Allison Woad Designs, administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making available other items and services to our customers and prospective customers.
From time-to-time, we may use the information you provide to us to make you offers to purchase services provided by third parties in exchange for a commission to be paid to us by such third parties. Should you opt to take part in such promotions, the third parties will receive your information.
Disclosure of Information
As a general rule, we do not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any information collected either automatically or through your voluntary action.
We may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries, affiliates, and service providers for the purpose of providing our services to you.
We may disclose your personal information to a third party, including a lawyer or collection agency, when necessary to enforce our terms of service or any other agreement between you and Allison Woad Designs.
We may provide your information to any successor or assign in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Allison Woad Designs asserts and/or business.
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it, or for the protection of our legal rights, or when compelled by a court or other governmental entity to do so.
Allison Woad Designs acknowledges its responsibility, both during and after the term of any appointment, to use all reasonable efforts to preserve the confidentiality and proper protection of any proprietary or confidential information provided to Allison Woad Designs to perform any necessary work requested. In the event of termination of services, all information collected over the service term will be deleted from all databases.
How we Protect Your Information
We use appropriate security measures to protect against loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, use or modification of personal information. Such measures will vary depending on the sensitivity, amount, format, nature and storage of the personal information and will involve, as applicable, physical, organizational and electronic security measures, including premises security, restricted file access, technological safeguards including security software and firewalls to prevent unauthorized computer access, and password and security policies. In communicating with us, you should be aware that e-mail is not a fully secure medium.
We do our best to protect any information on this website by taking all the precautionary measures needed such as monitoring this website for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.
Updating Information and Correcting Errors
Since we use your personal information to provide services to you, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date. If any of your information changes, is inaccurate or incomplete, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes.
Access to Personal Information
We will respond promptly to any request for access to your personal information and will advise you of the cost, if any, prior to the retrieval of such records or information. We will not respond to requests for access to personal information that are frivolous, vexatious or repetitious. In certain circumstances, we may be unable to provide access to some or all of the personal information that we hold about you.
If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the data protection laws give you the right to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:
- Request access to your personal data;
- Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
- Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
- Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
- Request portability of your personal data.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.
For more information about your rights as a website visitor from the EU and the GDPR, please see the European Commission website here - https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/justice-and-fundamental-rights/data-protection/2018-reform-eu-data-protection-rules_en.
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