Oombawka Design, Ltd. (“Oombawka”, “Our”, “Us”, or “We”), is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your Personal Information (as defined below) obtained by reason of your relationship with Oombawka. This document is designed to explain the types of Personal Information We collect, how it is used, and the steps We take to ensure your Personal Information is handled appropriately.
Our policies and practices have been designed to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada).
Oombawka is responsible for all Personal Information within its possession or control, including any Personal Information that is transferred to third parties for legal, regulatory, processing, storage or other purposes.
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Oombawka collects only the information required to provide and market Our products and Services to you. Oombawka will collect Personal Information only by clear, fair and lawful means. We will not, as a condition of supplying you with a product or Service, require you to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of information beyond that required to fulfill the specified, legitimate purpose.
The amount of Personal Information provided by you and collected by Oombawka depends on the circumstances and the Personal Information We collect may include contact, demographic or other types of information.
We may collect the following types of information from you:
Payment Information: Oombawka does not collect, review, retain, or access any payment information you may provide in connection with the Services or Your use of the Website. Our payment processing vendor collects your credit card information and billing address. Please see the Sections “Disclosure of Your Personal Information” and “Interactions with Third Parties” for more information on the collection, use and disclosure of such information by Our payment processing vendor.
Other Information that You Provide: We may occasionally request from you or you may otherwise voluntarily provide Us with information that personally identifies you (e.g. when you register for prize draws or competitions, sign up to receive information, fill out a survey or make a comment or enquiry). This may include your name and mailing address. We may receive Personal Information about you from a broad range of activities through the services, including, but not limited to, your inputs to the Website and general correspondence with Us.
User communications: When you send email or other communications to Us, We may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve the Services
Online and Offline Communications: We may combine and store Personal Information about your use of the Website and the online information you have provided with certain other online and offline information We may have collected.
WHY DOES OOMBAWKA COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
By using the Website and/or the Services, you will be deemed to consent to Our use of your Personal Information for the purposes of:
- conducting surveys, contests and promotions;
- administering and managing the Services and Our business operations;
- understanding and responding to your needs and preferences, including to communicate with you and to provide you with support and other services;
- developing, enhancing, marketing, selling, providing, and informing individuals of Oombawka’s products and Services;
- developing, enhancing, marketing, selling, providing, and informing individuals of third parties, including suppliers with whom Oombawka has a commercial relationship;
- updating and verifying Our databases;
- protecting against fraud or error;
- personalizing user experiences with the Website, as well as evaluating statistics on Website activity;
- complying with legal and governmental requirements; or
- for any other purpose to which an individual consents.
Oombawka will not use or disclose your Personal Information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent or as permitted or required by law or regulatory authorities.
PRIVACY AND THE SITES
We also collect certain types of information whenever you interact with Us through the Website, including, but not limited to, the following:
Information We Collect Automatically When You Access and Use the Website: In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit to the Website, We and Our third party service providers (including content and analytics providers and advertising companies) may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Website or one of Our advertisements or other content elsewhere online (“Usage Information“). Usage Information may include the browser you are using, the URL that referred you to Our Website, all of the areas within Our Website that you visit, and the time of day, among other information. Our systems may also automatically gather information about the search terms you use on Our Website and the links you select from within Our Website to other areas of the Web or elsewhere online. In addition, We may collect your IP address or other unique identifier for your computer, cell phone, or other device used to access the Website (collectively referred to as a “Device Identifier“). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer, your cell phone, or other device used to access the Website, and Our computers identify your device by its Device Identifier. Usage Information may be non-identifying or may be associated with you. Whenever We associate Usage Information or a Device Identifier with you, as an individual and identifiable person, We will treat it as Personal Information.
Social Media/Integration With Third party Platforms: The Website may permit you to interact with a third party website or service, such as enabling you to “like” Us on another website or “share” content from the Website with other websites (a “Social Networking Service“). If you choose to “like” or “share” content or to otherwise post information from or via the Website to a Social Networking Service, that information may be publicly displayed, and the third party may have access to certain information about you and your use of the Website. Similarly, if you interact with Us through a Social Networking Service, We may have access to information about you (for example, if you “like” or “follow” Our page on a third party website). Please note that if you mention or comment upon Oombawka’s or the Website in your post to a third party platform, the third party platform may allow Us to publish your post on the Website.
You may also choose to use a social media tool offered by a third party, but available on the Website (such as posting a review or logging into the Website with your username and password for another website, such as Facebook). Use of such a feature may allow Us to collect (or the third party to share) information about you, including Personal Information. Information about you, including your name and profile photo, may be shown to other users of the Website if you are logged in through the Website or through a third party website or service or if you have previously posted content to the Website while logged in. When you choose to use a social media tool available through the Website, you may be opting to link your activity on Our Website with that third party website or service, which may then collect information about your visits to Our Website and may publish that activity as you request to your profile or similar feature with that third party.
In addition, We may receive information about you if other users of a third party website give Us access to their profiles and you are one of their “connections” or information about you is otherwise accessible through your “connections” web page, profile page, or similar page on a social networking or other third party website or interactive service.
Cookies and Similar Technologies: The Website may include the following tracking technologies, and similar technologies, and which may be set and controlled by Us or by Our third party service, advertising or content providers (including advertising services such as Google):
Embedded Scripts: An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Website, such as the links on which you click. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer, mobile device or other device from Our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Website, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
In addition, We may use a variety of other technologies on the Website that collect information for
Online Advertising: We use the services of third party advertising networks, ad agencies, third party traffic measurement services and other vendors (“Third Party Ad Providers”) to provide Us with information regarding traffic on the Website, to serve Our advertisements elsewhere online, including advertisements based upon your prior visits to the Website, and to provide Us with information regarding the use of the Website and the effectiveness of Our advertising activities on other websites or electronic messages that We send.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
From time to time Oombawka may disclose Personal Information to:
- its service providers, including an organization or individual retained by Oombawka to perform functions on its behalf or to provide services to Oombawka, such as marketing, data processing, software development, website hosting, information technology and office services, and further provided such organization or individual does not collect, use or disclose the Personal Information for any purpose other than to perform such functions or provide services to Oombawka;
- a person who, in the reasonable judgment of Oombawka, is providing or seeking the information as an agent of the subject individual;
- a person who, in the reasonable judgment of Oombawka, ought to be informed in emergency situations in which We believe that the life, health or safety of an individual may be in danger; or
- any third party or parties, with the consent of the subject individual or where disclosure is required or permitted by law.
Your Personal Information may also be shared in the following ways:
- We may de-identify your Personal Information and share anonymized data with third parties.
- We may combine your information with other information in a way that it no longer identifies you and share that aggregated information internally or externally with third parties for the purpose of enhancing the Website and the Services and your user experience.
Information, including Personal Information, which We collect from users of the Services and others, is considered to be a business asset. As a result, in the unlikely event that We go out of business, enter bankruptcy or if We are acquired as a result of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Information may be disclosed or transferred to the third party acquirer in connection with the transaction.
You are deemed to consent to disclosure of your Personal Information for the above stated purposes. If your Personal Information is shared with third parties, those third parties are bound by appropriate agreements with Oombawka to secure and protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information.
We may also disclose your Personal Information when We believe such disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce Our policies, or protect Our or others’ rights, property or for safety.
TRANSFER OR STORAGE OUTSIDE CANADA
Personal Information may be securely transferred or stored outside of Canada, to the United States or to any other country in which Oombawka or service providers maintain facilities. Where information is transferred or stored outside Canada, it may be accessible to foreign law enforcement and other foreign authorities.
PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Oombawka recognizes the sensitivity of your Personal Information and protects it using appropriate physical, electronic or procedural security measures with respect to its offices and information storage facilities. This may include safeguards to protect against loss or theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. This also applies to Our disposal or destruction of Personal Information.
Only authorized employees, contractors and agents of Oombawka, who require access to your Personal Information to fulfill their job requirements, will have access to your Personal Information. All Personal Information files and data are the sole property of Oombawka.
ACCURACY AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Oombawka endeavours to ensure that any Personal Information in its possession is as accurate, current and complete as necessary for the purposes for which We use that information. If We become aware that Personal Information is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date, We will revise the Personal Information.
We keep your Personal Information only as long as it is required for the reasons it was collected. The length of time We retain information varies, depending on the purpose for which it was collected and the nature of the information. This period may extend beyond the end of your relationship with Us, but it will be only for so long as it is necessary for Us to have sufficient information to respond to any issues that may arise at a later date.
When your Personal Information is no longer required for Oombawka’s purposes, We have procedures to destroy, delete, erase or convert it into an anonymous form.
If you would like to access or correct Oombawka’s file of your Personal Information, you may contact Our Privacy Officer. Please see the ‘How to Contact Us’ section below. Your right to access or correct your Personal Information is subject to applicable legal restrictions.
YOUR ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can request access to your information stored by Us. Upon receiving such a request, Oombawka will: (i) obtain satisfactory proof to confirm your identity; (ii) inform you about what type of information it has on record or in its control, how such information is used and to whom the information may have been disclosed; (iii) provide you with access to your information so you can review and verify the accuracy and completeness and request changes to the information; and (iv) make any necessary updates to your information. To access your Personal Information, refer to the “How to Contact Us” section below.
INTERACTIONS WITH THIRD PARTIES
This Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information collected from the use of the Website and Services. The information collected and stored by the third party remains subject to the third party’s privacy practices.
We make no representations or warranties about the privacy practices of any third party individual, website or service that you may encounter through the use of the Website.
The Website may contain links to third party websites or services (“Third Party Materials”), which are intended for convenience only. Third Party Materials are wholly independent from Oombawka. As third party individuals, and Third Party Materials are wholly independent from Oombawka, We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties or the content of any Third Party Materials that may be linked by Oombawka or other Oombawka users. Therefore, user transactions with any third parties and access to any Third Party Materials are entirely at your own risk. It is also your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive devices and programs. You should refer to the privacy policies of third parties if you have any questions.
HOW TO CONTACT US
For more information about Oombawka’s privacy practices, to amend or obtain access to your personal
information, to opt-out or withdraw your consent, or if you have privacy-related questions or
concerns, please contact us at:
Send us a Letter: Oombawka Design, PO Box 23, Wellesley ON N0B 2T0
Contact Oombawka Design by Email
GOWLING WLG (CANADA) LLP,
50 Queen St N, Suite 1020,
PO Box 2248,
Kitchener, Ontario, NSH 6M2,