Last Revised: March 2, 2021
PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH PLATFORM
Under PIPEDA, “personal information” includes any factual or subjective information, recorded or not, about an identifiable individual. This includes information in any form, such as:
age, name, ID numbers, income, ethnic origin, or blood type;
opinions, evaluations, comments, social status, or disciplinary actions; and
employee files, credit records, loan records, medical records, existence of a dispute between a consumer and a merchant, intentions (for example, to acquire goods or services, or change jobs).
When you register for an Account or apply for one of our Plans, we may collect the following personal information from you: full name, email address, mailing address, phone number, IP address, date of birth, Social Insurance Number, gender, your household income range, employment status, how soon you need the funds, why are you joining Committi, and any personal information you choose to provide to us voluntarily.
NON-PERSONAL OR AGGREGATE INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT
We may collect data which is non-personal, anonymous, or pseudonymous, including, but not limited to, time zone you are in, information on how you first heard about us, browser type, website usage history, number of logins, login times, and time/date of login.
PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We only use information about you to support your experience throughout the Platform or to communicate with you about a Plan your are applying for or are a member of. In particular, we collect information about you:
to recognize you as a registered user;
to respond to your inquiries or requests;
to provide customer support;
to run a credit check;
to conduct market research;
to comply with all applicable laws or if we are required by law or by a court order to do so;
to analyze non-personal or aggregate information for the sake of Platform improvement; and
to transfer information in connection with the sale or merger or change of control of the Committi.
We reserve the right to use and disclose non-personal information and anonymous aggregate statistics for any purpose and to any third party at our sole discretion.
YOUR CREDIT SCORE
By applying for any of our Plans, you give your consent for us to check your credit history. Therefore, you authorize us to share your personal information with credit reporting agencies. If you do not agree to a credit check, please do not apply for any of our Plans.
We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our assets, including your personal information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or sale of assets.
Should you default on any of your payments, under any Plan you are a part of, we reserve the right to contact a debt collection agency and seek a payment(s) with its help.
FEEDBACK & REVIEWS
If you submit any feedback (about the Platform or a Plan) or (“Feedback”), you hereby assign to the Committi all rights in the Feedback and agree that the Committi shall have the right to use such Feedback and related information in any manner it deems appropriate. We will treat any Feedback you provide to us as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You agree that you will not submit to us any information or ideas that you consider to be confidential or proprietary.
We are committed to protecting children's personal information and comply with the strictest privacy laws out there. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of majority. If you are a minor, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a minor, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. Please contact us if you believe we may have collected information from a minor.
HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION
DATA STORAGE LOCATION
The security of your information is very important to us. We apply all reasonable security measures and comply with the industry standards to protect your personal information (including, preventing the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of your personal information).
Notably, access to the Platform’s database with your personal information is held behind administrative logins and managed, controlled and limited to authorized website administrators and support technicians only. Data transmitted between browser and application servers is encrypted using an HTTPS/SSL certificate. We do not collect or store your passwords (however, we may help you restore your password when needed). We use XSRF against cross-domain attacks. Data is backed up daily. The Platform’s server software is updated regularly to ensure we are running the latest and safest software (where applicable and depending on compatibility). The server's firewall is configured to prevent unauthorized access, and activity is automatically monitored to detect and ban malicious activity.
Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are impenetrable. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Thus, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure and do not warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
MARKETING EMAILS, OTHER COMMUNICATIONS & OPT-OUT OPTION
A “cookie” is a small piece of data sent along with pages of a website and stored by the user's web browser on the user's computer or mobile device. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember certain information (such as items added in a shopping cart) or to record a user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). Cookies are intended to help you access a website faster and more efficiently, because they can store information to help you enter a website without having to log in. In effect, cookies tell the website that your browser has been to the website before. It does not need to know your exact identity. Cookies can also be used to remember arbitrary pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields such as names, addresses, passwords, and credit card numbers.
Browsers may accept or reject cookies automatically but allow you to change these settings. The help menu on most browsers will tell you how to change your browser’s settings and how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies all together. You can also disable or delete cookies you have previously accepted if you wish to.
The following are examples of cookies that may be used on our Platform:
a) Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Platform and use its features.
b) Performance/analytic cookies. These cookies collect data about how visitors use our Platform, including the country from which the visitor is accessing the Platform. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Platform when they are using it.
c) Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our Platform. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
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