Woodca.com ("Woodca") recognizes the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of Personal Information (as defined below). Woodca believes in protecting your privacy. This policy outlines how we manage your Personal Information and safeguard your privacy.
By providing Personal information to us, you agree to the terms of this policy. However, we are committed to continuous improvement and value your input. We welcome your comments and/or suggestions on improving this policy.
This policy does not apply to the practices of companies or other entities that Woodca does not manage or control. This policy does not apply to information regarding corporations or other non-individuals.
The following definitions are used solely for the purposes of this policy:
"Contact Information" means information to enable an individual at a place of business to be contacted and includes the name, position name or title, business telephone number, business address, business email or business fax number of the individual, but does not mean information that is collected via a Woodca Website or Online service about an individual consumer who is a resident of California.
"Personal Information" means information about an identifiable individual, excluding Contact Information, and includes things such as gender, age, ethnicity, financial and credit information, health information, consumer preference information, customer profiles, ID numbers, and any other data assigned to an individual.
"Summarized Data" means records which have been stripped of information identifying individuals, and which have been manipulated or combined to provide generalized, anonymous information.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
This policy covers our treatment of Personal Information that we collect, either through communications or interaction we may have with you (such as e-mails, telephone conversations, face-to-face, written correspondence, signing the visitors log in our office premises, or through our website). This policy also covers our treatment of any information shared with us by third parties. Sometimes we may collect Personal Information about you from other sources, provided that such sources confirm to us that they are permitted to share such information, such information is publicly available or the collection is required or authorized by law. Examples of collection from other sources include collections from:
Woodcamay collect and use your Personal Information for the following purposes:
Woodcadoes not and will not sell, rent, share or disclose your Personal Information without first receiving your permission or as disclosed in this policy. Under certain circumstances, Woodca will disclose your Personal Information:
We may also use your Personal Information to generate Summarized Data for internal use and for sharing with affiliates, subsidiaries, advertisers and business partners. Your identity and Personal Information will be kept anonymous in Summarized Data. Summarized Data will be used for marketing and planning purposes.
By providing Personal Information to us, you voluntarily consent to the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information as specified in this policy. Without limiting the foregoing, we may on occasion ask you to consent when we collect, use, or disclose your Personal Information in specific circumstances, in which case we may ask for your consent in writing although in some circumstances we may accept your oral consent. Sometimes your consent will be implied through your conduct with us if the purpose of the collection, use or disclosure is obvious and you voluntarily provide the information. In addition, we may collect, use and disclose Personal Information without your consent when we are required or authorized by law to do so.
WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT
Individuals have the right to withdraw their consent to the collection, use, or disclosure of Personal Information at any time, except where that withdrawal would frustrate the performance of a legal obligation by Woodca. Upon reasonable written notice given to Woodca (address to Privacy Officer at the address in this policy under the caption "Need More Information?") all Personal Information held by Woodca that is identifiable to that individual will be removed from our records and a notice of the impact of that removal will be provided to the individual. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you withdraw consent, Woodca nonetheless reserves the right to retain, collect, use and disclose Personal Information without your consent where we are permitted or required by law to do so.
Your rights to access your Personal Information are not absolute. We may deny access:
You can visit the Woodca website without registering for membership or subscribing to any communications.
We cannot guarantee the confidentiality or security of any e-mail communications or information sent by you to us via the website. If you wish to send us confidential information, please notify us first to make arrangements.
Our website contains links to other sites, which are not governed by this policy. You should read the individual privacy policies of such websites, and make an informed decision whether or not to use these sites based upon their privacy practices.
Like most other commercial websites, our website may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information. We may automatically (i.e., not via registration) collect or compile certain information when you access the website. Examples of this type of information include the aggregate and unique number of visitors to the website, the dates and times of visits to the website, IP addresses and the domains/countries of visitors, the pages of the website visited and the content accessed, the type and version of the browser and operating system used to access the site, search engine and search terms used within the website or to visit the website, referring sites, and HTTP errors generated. We use this information in order to assess the usage of our website and our marketing efforts, to optimize our website, and to monitor our site's performance. We may provide such information to our website contractors for these purposes.
IS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURE?
Woodcatakes all reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Among the steps we take in order to protect your information are:
This policy will be governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia and the laws of Canada applicable therein, excluding any conflict of laws rules that would apply another body of law. This policy constitutes and contains the entire agreement between you and Woodca with respect to its subject matter and supersedes any prior oral or written agreements.
If any provision of this policy is held to be illegal or unenforceable, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this policy will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR PRIVACY
Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any Personal Information in your possession. Always be careful and responsible regarding your Personal Information.
Last revised July 14, 2010
APPLICATION OF THIS POLICY
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Except when we are required by law to disclose Personal Information, where commercially practicable we will use contractual or other arrangements to protect Personal Information disclosed to third parties.
ACCESS TO AND CORRECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
CAN I BE DENIED ACCESS TO MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
If we deny your request for access to, or refuse a request to correct Personal Information, we will explain why.
RETENTION OF CONTACT INFORMATION AND PERSONAL INFORMATION