Article 1 – Background
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Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We may collect, use, disclose and retain personal information for the following purposes:
Except as required for the foregoing, or as required or permitted by applicable law, MerrittEats does not disclose personal information to third parties without your prior consent.
Information collected when you use the site
In certain circumstances the personal information we collect and maintain may include:
If you choose to voluntarily submit personal information to us, we will consider that you have consented to our collection, use and disclosure of this personal information for purposes reasonably related to your providing the information and for the purposes set out in this Policy. If you choose to voluntarily submit personal information to us, we will consider that you have consented to our collection, use and disclosure of this personal information for purposes reasonably related to your providing the information and for the purposes set out in this Policy. Where we use the services of third parties in our business they may provide us with your personal information. In such a situation, we will make reasonable efforts to have such parties assure us that this provision of your information is permitted. Subject to the above, we will usually ask for your consent when we collect your personal information. Sometimes this may happen after collection but prior to our use or disclosure of your personal information. If we plan to use or disclose your personal information for a purpose not disclosed in this Policy or elsewhere to you, we will make efforts to let you know about that purpose before use or disclosure. Since we utilize the services of third-party food service providers and third-party independent courier contractors, we share your information to facilitate the Service. This may include sending emails or text notifications, processing payments, placing orders, sending delivery instructions, and providing superior customer service. We require that our third-parties commit to use this information for the sole purpose of fulfilling the Service. You may modify or revoke your consent at any time, with reasonable notice, subject to applicable laws and contracts signed by you, by sending a written message to our Privacy Officer. In some circumstances, a modification or revocation of consent may limit or prevent us from providing products or services to, or acquiring products or services from you. We assume, unless you tell us otherwise, that by continuing to deal with us after having had this Policy made available to you that you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set out and for the purposes described in this Policy, where such consent is required by law.
Accuracy and Completeness
When we collect, use or disclose personal information, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that it is accurate, up to date, and complete. This may involve requesting further information or updates from you. We do request that you advise us of changes to your personal information so that our records may remain current.
Retention and Destruction
The law allows us, for legal or business purposes, to retain personal information for as long as is reasonable. Upon expiry of an appropriate retention period, bearing in mind reasonable legal and business requirements, personal information will either be destroyed in a secure manner or made anonymous. You should be aware that there may be legally required minimum retention periods, which we must and do observe. Should any consent, where consent is required, to our collection, use, disclosure or retention of personal information be revoked, the law also allows us to continue to retain the information for as long as is reasonable for legal or business purposes. In the event that revocation of any required consent may have consequences to the individual concerned, we will advise the individual of the consequences of revoking their consent where it is reasonable in the circumstances to do so.
Security of Personal Information
We recognize our legal obligations to protect personal information collected during the course of carrying on business. We have therefore made reasonable arrangements to secure against the unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal, or destruction of personal information. All interactions with our services use the Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer (TLS/SSL) protocol. We use a third-party, industry-accepted Payment Gateway to securely process credit card transactions.
Please note that our website and our online services may contain links to other websites which are provided as a convenience for visitors to our website or users of our services only. Any third party websites will have their own privacy policies and practices, and we cannot be responsible for such third parties or their websites.
Requests for Access to Personal Information
The law permits individuals to submit written requests to us to provide them with:
We would also note that your ability to access your personal information under our control is not absolute and we reserve all our legal rights to not disclose personal information should we be of the view that it is not appropriate or reasonable to do so.
Responses to Requests for Access to Personal Information
Our response to requests for access to personal information will in all cases be in writing, and will confirm whether we are providing all or part of the requested information, whether or not we are allowing access or providing copies, and, if access is being provided, when that will be given. If access or copies are refused by us, we will provide written reasons for such refusal and the section of The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act on which that refusal is based, along with the name of person at MerrittEats who can answer questions about the refusal, and particulars of how the requesting individual can ask the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Canada to review our decision.
Requests for Correction of Personal Information
The law permits individuals to submit written requests to us to correct errors or omissions in their personal information where that information is in our custody or control. We do require that all such requests be in writing, with no exceptions, and email is not considered to be in writing. We reserve the right to require sufficient information and detail from the individual in question in order to properly locate the information and provide a response. In the event that an individual alleges inaccuracies, errors or omissions in the personal information in our custody or control, we will either:
Corrections or amendments will not be made to opinions, including expert or professional opinions, as opposed to factual information, which may be corrected if in error.
Amendment of Policy
We reserve the right to amend this Policy from time to time as required and without notice by posting an amended version on our website.
Contacting or Communicating with Us
If you have any questions with respect to our policies concerning the handling of your personal information, or if you wish to request access to, or correction of, your personal information under our care and control, please contact our Privacy Officer at:
by email at info@MerrittEats.com
Last Updated: January 31, 2017