General

This privacy policy describes the policy of Shop the County regarding the collection, use, storage, sharing and protection of your personal information (“Privacy Policy”). This Privacy Policy applies to the www.Shop the County.ca Portal (together, “Shop the County” or “Portal”) and all related websites, applications, services and tools where reference is made to this policy (“Services”), regardless of how you access the Services, including access through mobile devices. Shop the County is the data controller.

Scope and Consent

By using Shop the County and related Services, you give explicit consent to Shop the County for the collection, use, disclosure and retention of your personal information by us, as described in this Privacy Policy and our Terms and conditions of Use.

Shop the County may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We advise you to read it regularly. This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 10, 2019.

Collection of Your Personal Information

You can visit the Shop the County Portal without registering for an account. When you decide to provide us with your personal information, you agree that such information is sent to and stored on our servers. We collect the following types of personal information:

Information we collect automatically:

When you visit our Portal, use our Services and/or reply to business incentives, ads or other content, we automatically collect the information sent to us by your computer, mobile device or other equipment that provides access. This information includes, but is not limited to:

  • Information from your interaction with our Portal and Services, including, but not limited to, device ID, device type, geo-location information, computer and connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from open.shopthecounty.ca, referring URL, ad data, IP address and standard web log information; and
  • Information we collect through cookies, web beacons and similar technologies.
Information you provide to us:

We collect and store any information you enter on our Portal or that you provide to us when you use our Services. This information includes, but is not limited to:

  • Information that you provide to us when you register for an account or for the Services that you use;
  • Additional information that you may provide to us through social media sites or third-party Services;
  • Information provided in the context of correspondence through our Portal or correspondence that is sent to us; and
  • Information about your location and the location of your device, including your device’s unique identifier information if you have enabled this service on your mobile device
Information from other sources:

may receive or collect additional information about you from third parties and add this to our account information. This information includes, but is not limited to: demographic data, navigation data, additional contact data and additional data about you from other sources, such as public authorities, to the extent permitted by law.

Use of Your Personal Information

You agree that we may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To provide you access to our Services and Customer Support by means of e-mail or telephone;
  • To prevent, detect and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities, fraud and security breaches and to enforce our Terms of Use;
  • To personalize, measure and improve our Services, content and ads; and
  • To provide you with other services that you have requested, as described when we collected the information
Sharing information with and registration on social media sites:

We may offer sign-on Services that enable you to access the Portal or related Portals with your login credentials. We can also offer Services that enable you to share information with third party social media Portals, such as Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.

Transfer of your Personal Information to Third Parties

We may disclose your personal information to third parties in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable legislation and regulations. We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may share your personal information with:

  • Service providers with whom we have entered into an agreement to help us provide our Services on the Portal, such as marketing agencies and technical support providers. In such cases, the personal information shall remain under the control of Shop the County.
  • Certain third parties (such as intellectual property rights holders, supervisory authorities, tax authorities, police and other regulatory authorities) if we are required to do so by law, or in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
  • Other third parties to whom you have given consent to share your information via Shop the County, e.g. in the framework of a cooperation.

Information you Share on Shop the County

Our Portal allows users to share your business profile and other information with other users, thereby making this shared information accessible to other users. Since our Portal also enables you to directly contact a business, we recommend that you consider how you share your personal information with others. You are solely responsible for the personal information you share through our Portal and therefore we cannot guarantee the privacy or security of the information shared by you with other users.

In case you visit our Portal from a shared computer or a computer in an internet café, we strongly recommend that you log off after each session. If you do not want the shared computer to remember you and/or your credentials, you will need to remove cookies and/or the history of your Portal visits.

Cookies

When you use our Services, we and our service providers may place cookies (data files on your phone or mobile device’s drive) or web beacons (electronic images that are placed in a web page’s code) or similar technologies. We use cookies to help us identify you as a user, to provide you a better experience on our Portal, to measure promotional effectiveness and to ensure trust and safety on our Portal.

Protection and Retention of your Personal Information

We protect your information by using technical and administrative security measures (such as firewalls, data encryption, and physical and administrative access controls to the data and servers) that limit the risk of loss, abuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, and alteration. Nevertheless, if you believe your account has been abused, please contact us through the Contact Form.

We retain personal information no longer than is legally permissible and delete personal information when it is no longer necessary for the purposes as described above.

Third Parties

Unless explicitly provided otherwise in this Privacy Policy, this Privacy Policy applies only to the use and transfer of information we collect from you. Shop the County has no control over the privacy policies of third parties that may apply to you. When we work with third parties or use third party tools to provide certain services, we will explicitly indicate which privacy policy applies to you. We therefore encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Contact

If you have any questions about Shop the County and our Portal, please contact us by Clicking Here.

Updated May 20, 2020