Northcode Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy. The following policy describes how we collect, store, use and distribute information about our website users.
Our goal is to collect, use and disclose only that information reasonably required to enable us to provide the particular product or service that you have requested, to maintain our customer/visitor lists and/or to respond to your inquiries or feedback. If you have provided us with contact information, we will maintain the confidentiality of your contact information and use it only for the purposes for which we have collected it (important exceptions to this statement are listed below).
Why We Collect Information From You
We may also ask you to share other, voluntary information with us from time to time, for example, in the form of surveys or questionnaires. This information allows us to improve our product and the website. We may use this type of information to compile aggregate statistics about our users, sales, traffic patterns and related website information. Please remember that unless we advise you otherwise, this type of information is optional and you do not have to enter it to enjoy our website.
We will never give our marketing partners information about specific website users (excepting those third party agencies providing credit card processing, fraud detection and order fulfillment services), but we may provide them with information such as how many website users have purchased a certain product or participated in a specific offering. We may use the services of third party companies to physically collect, administer and store your information on our behalf and any such companies will have to comply with the terms of this policy. We use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that your information is stored and maintained in a secure environment. We have implemented procedures to ensure that your information is only made available to such designated staff as necessary to carry out the stated purposes that we have communicated to you.
In order to notify you about new features or special offers or important functionality changes to the website, we will need your e-mail address.
From time to time we may employ third parties to help us improve our website. These third parties may have limited access to databases of website user information or registered member information solely for the purpose of helping us to improve the website and they will not be able to use the information about our users or registered members for any other purpose.
For kids under age 13, please do not provide any personally identifiable information (eg name, address, email address) without the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian. If we learn that you are under 13, we will not maintain any personal information (except as permitted by law) without the verifiable consent of your parent or guardian. This may result in not being able to participate in some of the activities on our website.
How To Control The Information You Provide To Us Or On The Website
If you do not wish to receive e-mail or other correspondence from us, simply indicate your preference when you are asked to provide the information.
If you want to correct or change any information we have about you or opt out of any programs, please email our privacy coordinator, or send your request by postal mail to :
Attn: Privacy Coordinator
200 Isabella Street, Suite 300
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for us to update your information.
The information you post in message boards is available to others outside of the website. Please remember that whenever you disclose personal information publicly, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Also, any information you transmit online in such forums will be made public and we cannot control nor are we responsible for the use any third parties may make of such information.
While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. What does this mean? You must protect yourself. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. We recommend that you do not share your passwords with anyone. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Also, if you are using a computer that others have access to such as one in a computer lab, Internet cafe or public library, always remember to log out and close your browser window when leaving our website.
The Internet is not a secure medium of communication and privacy cannot be assured. We cannot assume any responsibility, nor will we be liable, for any damages you or a third party may suffer as a result of the transmission of any information that you make to us through the Internet, or as a result of any posting or communication made via this website.
Please note: Nothing in a cookie allows anyone to identify you individually. Your computer is assigned a number and that number is tracked using the cookie. This number is only meaningful in the context of our secure database system and your personalized version of our website.
We may disclose your information to a third party without your consent if we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other website users or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose user information when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is required by and in accordance with the law.
Outside Parties and Sites
By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your information as we've described in this policy.
Changes To Our Policy
Let Us Know What You Think
If you have any questions or comments about your privacy and Northcode, please let us know by sending email to our privacy coordinator.
Last updated: 2005.04.01