Last Updated: December 17, 2020
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Office address: 504 Oakwood Avenue, York, Ontario M6E 2X1
1. Personal Information We Collect
2. Changes to your personal information
3. Cookies and Similar Technologies
4. How We Use Your Personal Information
5. How We Share your Personal Information
6. Your Choices
9. Sensitive Personal Data
10. Other Important Privacy Information
11. International Transfer
13. Contact Us
Information you give us
Personal information that you may provide through the Services or otherwise communicate with us includes:
Information we get from others. We may also get information about you from other sources, for example from Google, if you are signed into Google, we may get demographic data (e.g. gender, age), if you are not signed in, we may receive geographical and technical data (e.g. browser type, location) and we may add this to information we get from the Services.
We may combine other publicly available information, such as information related to the organization for which you work, with the personal information that you provide to us through our Services.
Information where we act as a data processor
We also process personal information on behalf of our customers in the context of supporting our products and services. Where a customer subscribes to our Services (whether this is using a TerraCycle developed frontend or a proprietary interface), they will be the ones who are responsible for what data is collected and stored on the systems.
You will need to refer to the Privacy Policies of our customers to find out more about how such information is handled by them.
Information automatically collected
We may automatically log information about you and your computer or mobile device when you access our Site. For example, we may log your computer or mobile device operating system name and version, manufacturer and model, browser type, browser language, screen resolution, the website you visited before browsing to our Sites, pages you viewed, how long you spent on a page, access times and information about your use of and actions on our Sites. We collect this information about you using cookies. Please refer to the Cookies and Similar Technologies section for more details.
It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please let us know if your personal information changes during your relationship with us by updating your Account or contact our customer support indicated below.
What are cookies?
We may collect information using “cookies” or similar technologies (altogether, “Cookies”). Cookies are small data files stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer or mobile device until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site.
We use two broad categories of Cookies: (1) first party Cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device, which we use to recognize your computer or mobile device when it revisits our Site; and (2) third party Cookies, which are served by service providers on our Site, and can be used by such service providers to recognise your computer or mobile device when it visits other websites.
Cookies we use
Our Site uses the following types of Cookies for the purposes set out below:
Type of cookie: Local Storage
Purpose: This technology allows our Site to remember choices you make when you use our Site. The purpose of this is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-select your preferences every time you visit our Site.
Type of cookie: Analytics and Performance Cookies
Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our Site and how users use our Site. The information gathered may include the number of visitors to our Site, the websites that referred them to our Site, the pages they visited on our Site, what time of day they visited our Site, whether they have visited our Site before, and other similar information. We use this information to help operate our Site more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information, monitor the level of activity on our Site, and improve the Site.
We use Google Analytics for this purpose. Google Analytics uses its own cookies. You can find out more information about Google Analytics cookies here and about how Google protects your data here. You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Site by downloading and installing the browser plugin available here.
You can typically remove or reject Cookies via your browser settings. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “settings,” “help” “tools” or “edit” facility). Many browsers are set to accept Cookies until you change your settings.
Further information about Cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you do not accept our Cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Site. For example, we may not be able to recognize your computer or mobile device and you may need to log in every time you visit our Site.
We may also use pixel tags (which are also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) on our Site to track the actions of users on our Site. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website, pixel tags are embedded invisibly on webpages. Pixel tags measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the Site, so that we can manage our content more effectively.
Do Not Track Signals
Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not currently respond to do not track signals. To find out more about "Do Not Track," please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
To provide our Services
If you have an Account or use our Services, we use your personal information to:
To communicate with you
If you request information from us, register for an Account, or participate in our surveys, promotions or events, we may send you Company-related marketing communications as permitted by law. You will have the ability to opt out of such communications as described below.
For research and development
We use information automatically collected and other information to analyze trends, administer the Services, analyze users’ movements around the Site, gather demographic information about our user base as a whole, improve the Services and develop new products and services.
To provide you with advertising
We may use your personal information to serve ads on the Services or on third party sites and to tailor ads to your interests and browsing history. Please refer to the Cookies and Similar Technologies section for more details.
To comply with law
We use your personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws, lawful requests and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities.
With your consent
We will request your consent to use your personal information where required by law, such as where we use certain cookies or similar technologies or would like to send you certain marketing messages. If we request your consent to use your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent any time in the manner indicated when we requested the consent or by contacting us at email@example.com or +1 (800) 758-2943.
To create anonymous data
We may create anonymous data from your personal information and other individuals whose personal information we collect. We make personal information into anonymous data by excluding information that makes the data personally identifiable to you, and use that anonymous data for our lawful business purposes.
For compliance, fraud prevention and safety
We use your personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate to (a) enforce the terms and conditions that govern the Service; (b) protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others; and (c) protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity.
Use for new purposes
Third Party Payment Processing
For online payments, we use the payment services of Authorize.net (https://www.authorize.net/). The personal information collected is encrypted. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. For more information on how payments are handled, or to understand the data security and privacy afforded such information, please refer to https://www.authorize.net/about-us/privacy/.
We may disclose your personal information to professional advisors, such as lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement; Protection and Safety
Company may disclose information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as required by law, and disclose and use such information as we believe necessary or appropriate to (a) comply with applicable laws and lawful requests and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities; (b) enforce the terms and conditions that govern the Service; (c) protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others; and (d) protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity.
Third party partners/organizations
We may disclose your personal information :
We are liable for appropriate onward transfers of personal data to third parties.
However, such sharing may link to third-party websites and services that are outside our control. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by these third parties, which operate pursuant to their respective privacy policies.
Access, update, correct or delete your information
All Company Account holders may review, update, correct or delete the personal information in their Account by logging into their Account. Company Account holders may also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (800) 758-2943 to accomplish the foregoing or if you have additional requests or questions.
You may opt out of marketing-related emails by logging in and changing your account settings, by clicking on a link at the bottom of each such email, or by contacting us at email@example.com or +1 (800) 758-2943. You may continue to receive service-related and other non-marketing emails.
If you gave us consent to post ratings/comments or a testimonial on our Sites, but wish to update or delete it, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (800) 758-2943.
Choosing not to share your personal information
Where we are required by law to collect your personal information, or where we need your personal information in order to provide the Services to you, if you do not provide this information when requested (or you later ask to delete it), we may not be able to provide you with the Services and may need to close your account. We will tell you what information you must provide to receive the Services by designating it as required in the Services or through other appropriate means.
The security of your personal information important to us. We take a number of organizational, technical and physical measures designed to protect the personal information we collect, both during transmission and once we receive it.
These include but are not limited to:
However, no security safeguards are 100% secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information. We will comply with applicable laws and regulations requiring that we notify you in the event your personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of our security measures.
Our Services are not directed to children under 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at email@example.com or +1 (800) 758-2943. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 16, will delete such information from our files as soon as reasonably practicable.
We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal data (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Site or otherwise to us.
Third party sites and services
The Services may contain links to other websites and services. These links are not an endorsement, authorization or representation that we are affiliated with that third party. We do not exercise control over third party websites or services, and are not responsible for their actions. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the other websites you visit and services you use.
User generated content
We may make available on our Sites, or link to, features that allow you to share information online (e.g., on message boards, in chat areas, in file uploads, through events, etc.). Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, that information becomes public and can be collected and used by others. We have no control over, and take no responsibility for, the use, storage or dissemination of such publicly-disclosed personal information. By posting personal information online in public forums, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties.
Such third parties must agree to use such personal information only for the purposes for which they have been engaged by us. Whenever your personal information is transferred to the United States or other locations outside of your jurisdiction where privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction, the transfer will be based on one of the following mechanisms:
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