Effective date: June 15th, 2020
GRAD4 Privacy Notice
At GRAD4 Inc. (« GRAD4 »), we take privacy and data security seriously. We are committed to transparency in the collection and use of your personal information. The Privacy Notice below describes how we use personal information, and the circumstances under which we may share this information. This Privacy Notice applies to the privacy practices on our website located at www.grad4.com, as well as offline.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
In the course of providing services to our customers, we may obtain personal information about our customers’ clients, employees, and visitors to our website. We require our customers to ensure that they have authorized providing their personal information to us in accordance with applicable privacy laws.
- Account Creation:
If you create an account, we collect the email and password which you use to create an account with us. We use this information to administer your account and to enable suppliers and purchasers to use the services offered on our website.
- Social Media:
We may offer you the opportunity to engage with GRAD4 or its content on or through third-party social media websites, plug-ins and applications. When you engage with us on or through third-party social media websites, plug-ins and applications, you may allow us to have access to certain information associated with your social media account (e.g., name, username, email address, profile picture) to deliver content or as part of the operation of the website, plug-in or application.
You may select if you wish to receive email marketing communications with updates and other information regarding GRAD4 by providing us with your email. You can opt out of receiving marketing emails from us using the opt-out or “unsubscribe” instructions provided in the communication. Alternatively, you may contact our Privacy Officer at email@example.com.
- Careers at GRAD4
We may collect personal information in relation to a job application or related inquiry, including information contained in a resume or cover letter. We use this information for purposes of reviewing applications for current and future employment or work opportunities at GRAD4.
When you contact us with a comment or question, we collect the information you provide such as your username and email address, along with additional information that we may need to help us promptly respond to your inquiry. We retain this information to assist you in the future and to improve our customer service and service offerings. We also use this personal information to establish and manage our relationship with you and provide quality service.
Information We Collect Automatically
We and our third party service providers, including [Google Analytics], to collect, process, store and analyze information obtained from your browser when you visit our website: including your IP address, device identifiers, browser characteristics, operating system details, language preferences, referring URLs, length of visits, and pages viewed. We also use “cookies” or other tools that track, measure and analyze the behaviours and usage patterns of visitors to the website. We use this information to help us understand how visitors engage with the website and to improve our visitors’ experience.
You can obtain additional information on Google Analytics’ collection and processing of data and data privacy and security, including how to learn more about opting out of Google Analytics’ data collection.
Sharing of Personal Information
Except as set forth in this Privacy Notice and as required or permitted by law, we do not sell or share your personal information with third parties without your consent.
Your personal information may be transferred (or otherwise made available) to members of our group and other third parties who provide services on our behalf. We use third parties to host and manage our website and process payments. Our service providers obtain the information they need to perform the functions entrusted to them and are not authorized to use or disclose personal information for their own promotional or other purposes.
Your personal information may be maintained and processed by us, our affiliates, potential employers, and other third party service providers in the US or other jurisdictions. In the event that personal information is transferred outside of Canada to the US or other foreign jurisdiction, it will be subject to the laws of that jurisdiction and may be disclosed to or accessed by the courts, law enforcement and governmental authorities in accordance with those laws.
Legal and Compliance
We and our service providers may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to another organization for the purposes of investigating a breach of an agreement or contravention of law or detecting, suppressing or preventing fraud, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable Canadian, US or other law or legal process. Your personal information may also be disclosed where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and to investigate or prevent actual or suspected loss or harm to persons or property.
Sale of Business
Personal information may be provided to third parties in connection with a merger or sale (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings) involving all or part of GRAD4 or as part of a corporate reorganization or stock sale or other change in corporate control, including for the purpose of determining whether to proceed or continue with such transaction or business relationship.
Safeguarding and Retention of Personal Information
We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical and physical measures in an effort to safeguard the personal information in our custody and control against theft, loss and unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure. We restrict access to your personal information on a need-to-know basis to employees and authorized service providers who require access to fulfill their job requirements.
We have personal information retention processes designed to retain personal information for no longer than necessary for the purposes stated above or to otherwise meet legal requirements.
Access to Personal Information
You have the right to access, update and correct inaccuracies in your personal information in our custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. You may request access, updating and corrections of inaccuracies in other personal information we have in our custody or control by emailing or writing to us at the contact information set out below. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to their personal information records.
Third Party Websites
The website may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over, do not review and are not responsible for the privacy policies of content displayed on such other websites. When you click on such a link, you will leave our service and go to another website. During this process, another entity may collect personal information from you.
Updates to the Privacy Notice
We may update this Privacy Notice to reflect changes to our privacy practices. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
GRAD4 welcomes your comments and questions regarding this Privacy Notice and the use of your personal information. If you have questions or concerns please contact our Privacy Officer: