This Policy does not extend to websites operated by third parties. ETC is therefore not liable for their privacy policies, procedures and practices.
Collection of Information
We collect your personal information in several ways, including when you enter information by any of our “Services”, contact us by telephone or by email, post on our social media accounts, etc. Depending on the circumstances, personal information may include your name, mailing address, postal code, email address, phone number, age group and working status.
The legal bases for our processing of personal information are primarily that the processing is necessary for providing our “Services” and that the processing is carried out in our legitimate interests, which are further explained in the “Use and Communication of Information” section. We may also process personal information upon your consent, asking for it as appropriate.
Use and Communication of Information
We take steps designed to ensure that only those employees who need access to your personal information to fulfil their employment duties will have access to it. We use and disclose your personal information mainly:
- to operate, maintain, enhance and provide all features of our “Services”, to provide the services and information that you request, to respond to comments and questions and to provide support to users of the Website;
- to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our users, to improve the Website and our “Services” , and to develop new products, services, feature, and functionality;
- to send you communications; or
- for any other purposes authorized or required by law.
When we disclose your personal information to third parties, we take reasonable measures to ensure that the rules set forth in this Policy are complied with and these third parties provide sufficient guarantees to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures.
In the event of a change of ownership, sale, merger, liquidation, reorganization or acquisition of ETC, in whole or in part, your personal information may be transferred as part of the transaction.
We may finally make certain automatically-collected, aggregated, or otherwise non-personally-identifiable information available to third parties for various purposes, including (i) compliance with various reporting obligations; (ii) for business or marketing purposes; or (iii) to assist such parties in understanding your interests, habits, and usage patterns for certain programs, content, services, and/or functionality available through the Website.
Retention of Information and Removal policy
Your personal information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage third party service providers. By using our “Services”, you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside your country of residence, which may have different data protection rules than in your country. While such information is outside of Canada, it is subject to the laws of the country in which it is held, and may be subject to disclosure to the governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies of such other country, pursuant to the laws of such country. However, our practices regarding your personal information are always governed by this Policy, and if applicable, we will comply with the requirements of Bill 25 - Provisions Protecting the Privacy of Quebecers, as well as the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), by providing an adequate level of protection for the transfer of personal information to Canada, between the EU or EEA and the third country.
ETC has implemented various physical, administrative and technical safeguards designed to protect the confidentiality and security of personal information under our control. However, no security measures are absolute or wholly guaranteed.
ETC will maintain your personal information for as long as a business need exists, or as required by applicable laws, regulations, or government orders. At the end of the applicable retention period, ETC will delete your personal information in such a manner that reassemble, interception and reading is not possible. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, please note that we will try to delete the majority of the personal information after seven (7) years of inactivity in the file of the individual concerned, excepting the name, postal code and all non-personal information about past activities for documentation purposes.
Right to Access and Correct
On written request and subject to proof of identity, you may access the personal information that we hold, and ask that any necessary corrections be made, where applicable, as authorized or required by law. However, to make sure that the personal information we maintain about you is accurate and up to date, please inform us immediately of any change in your personal information.
You may have additional rights under the Privacy Provisions for Quebec Residents and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including: (i) the right to withdraw consent to processing where consent is the basis of processing; (ii) the right to access your personal information and certain other supplementary information, under certain conditions; (iii) the right to object to unlawful data processing, under certain conditions; (iv) the right to erasure of personal information about you, under certain conditions; (v) the right to demand that we restrict processing of your personal information, under certain conditions, if you believe we have exceeded the legitimate basis for processing, processing is no longer necessary, or believe your personal information is inaccurate; (vi) the right to data portability of personal data concerning you that you provided us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, under certain conditions; (vii) the right object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you, under certain conditions; (viii) the right to lodge a complaint with data protection authorities. To learn more about the rights provided to you by data protection regulations, you can refer to:
- The page on Bill 25 - Provisions Protecting the Privacy of Quebecers .
- The page on data protection by the European Commission at the following address: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-protection-eu_en
Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Policy, which we may update from time to time. If we modify the Policy, we will make it available through the Website and our “Services”, and indicate the date of the latest revision, and will comply with applicable law. Your continued use of the Website after the revised Policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood and agreed to the current version of the Policy.
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or your personal information, to make an access or correction request, to exercise any applicable rights, to make a complaint, or to obtain information about our policies and practices with respect to any service providers outside Canada, our Privacy Officer (or Data Protection Officer) can be reached by mail or email using the following contact information:
ETCETERA ETC ECOUTE TON CORPS INC
M. Jean-Pierre Gagnon
955 chemin du Lac Écho, local 110,
Prévost (Québec) J0R 1T0, Canada
Last Update: Jun 26th 2023