Any customer, agent, or third party of any kind (the “User”) accessing the G.W. Thompson Jeweller & Pawnbroker Inc. (“G.W. Thompson”) website at www.thompsonpawnbroker.com or any other related website or content administered by G.W. Thompson (collectively, the “Website”) may provide personal information to G.W. Thompson.
“Personal Information” is defined in PIPEDA (as defined hereafter) as information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title, business address or telephone number of any employee of an organization. In other words, it does not include the information that one expects to find on a business card or information that is available in public records. Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, a User’s name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, facsimile number, age, gender, marital status, health status, financial status, credit card information, browsing preferences, web logs, internet protocol addresses, network and server particulars and/or other information relevant to the Website, promotional and marketing activities.
“Privacy Officer” means Troy Thompson of G.W. Thompson, who may be contacted at [email protected].
“Single-Pixel Tags” are graphics that function similar to Cookies and are used to collect information in web logs that do not identify a User personally but include information regarding web pages viewed, the websites a User came from and the advertisement the User clicked on to visit the Website, if applicable.
“Third Party” means a business entity or individual that G.W. Thompson enters into a contract with in order to facilitate the delivery, access and use of the Website to Users by facilitating transactions, content hosting, payment processing or other digital services not otherwise rendered by G.W. Thompson, including but not limited to, e-commerce services and electronic marketing and digital mailing services.
“User” means anyone who accesses and/or uses the Website.
Personal Information shall be collected by G.W. Thompson using only legal and lawful means. G.W. Thompson collects Personal Information in one (1) or more of the following ways:
G.W. Thompson employs physical, administrative and technological security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the Personal Information. G.W. Thompson will take reasonable steps to protect Personal Information provided by Users and/or transmitted from a User’s computer to the Website or other online resources and servers. Such safeguards include, but are not limited to, the following:
Personal Information will be accessible to G.W. Thompson and to individuals and organizations that use the Personal Information for and at the direction of G.W. Thompson in order to assist in G.W. Thompson’s delivery, access and use of the Website (i.e. Third Parties).
G.W. Thompson has engaged Third Parties in order to assist in the delivery and facilitation of the Website, including but not limited to e-commerce and electronic marketing services. As such, Third Parties may have access to Personal Information, including but not limited to, User names, addresses, e-mail addresses, payment information and billing addresses. These Third Parties are governed by privacy policies that require Personal Information to be protected appropriately. Please note that Third Parties may make use of services from other parties in order to assist in the Third Parties’ delivery of goods and services to G.W. Thompson, which may have access to limited Personal Information.
A User may choose not to provide their Personal Information to G.W. Thompson by electing not to enter any Personal Information into a form or data field on the Website and by not using any personalized services provided by the Website, e-commerce services, or any other related online resources. However, such an action may affect their ability to use and/or access the Website.
If a User previously agreed to permit the use of Personal Information for marketing and/or promotional purposes, a User may revoke consent by following the opt-out or unsubscribe instructions in each communication and/or by writing to the Privacy Officer requesting the same.
G.W. Thompson will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that Personal Information is as accurate, complete and as up-to-date as necessary for the purposes of conducting our business. Users are responsible for notifying G.W. Thompson of any changes in Personal
Information such as names and contact information. If a User believes that any of the User’s Personal Information collected by G.W. Thompson is incorrect or incomplete, please send an e-mail to the Privacy Officer.
Additionally, upon written request to the Privacy Officer, G.W. Thompson will provide a User with any Personal Information of such User collected and/or stored by G.W. Thompson to the extent required by law.
A User may withdraw their consent to the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information by G.W. Thompson at any time, subject to legal and/or contractual restrictions and upon reasonable notice, by contacting the Privacy Officer. Please note that certain Personal Information will be collected automatically when a User visits the Website. A User’s continued use of the Website will be deemed consent to obtain any Personal Information that derives from the User’s access and/or use of the Website.
G.W. Thompson complies with the requirements of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) pertaining to unsolicited commercial e-mails, known as “spam” or “junk mail”. If a User subscribes for electronic communications or newsletters from G.W. Thompson and/or the Website, such User will have the option to unsubscribe. If a User has additional questions, comments or concerns with respect to CASL or are having any difficulty unsubscribing from electronic communications, please contact G.W. Thompson by sending an e-mail to [email protected].