We will never sell or rent your email address or any other information without your permission. Canadian Property Stars is on your side, especially when it comes to keeping your information safe. Naturally, the business world includes relations, and so we convey certain information to do business with you. However, if we ask for certain personal information we will explain specifically for what reason we are collecting it.
The following policy is enacted to show Canadian Property Stars’ commitment to your privacy.
- What information does Canadian Property Stars collect?
- How is Your Personal Information Used?
- Does Canadian Property Stars Share Your Information?
- Service Providers
- Your Consent
- Aggregate Site Use Information
- Cookie Use
- Online Order Information and Security
- Our Site Security
- Newsletter Subscription
- Opting Out
- Fraud Prevention
- Accuracy of Information
- Access to Information
What information does Canadian Property Stars collect?
At Canadian Property Stars, we collect two types of information: personal information and non-personal information. The types of information we collect depends on the nature of your interaction with us.
Personal information is information that can identify an individual or information about an identifiable individual. We may collect personal information such as:
- your contact information – e.g., name, postal address, telephone number, and email address;
- your transaction information – e.g., products purchased, method of payment, amount paid, and credit card number.
Non-personal information does not identify you as an individual. For example:
- we may collect certain non-personal data when you visit our Web Sites, such as the type of browser you are using or the referring URL; or
- we may collect and summarize customer information in a non-personal, aggregate format for statistical and research purposes.
How is Your Personal Information Used?
Canadian Property Stars may use your personal information for a number of different business purposes, for example to:
- fulfill your specific requests for services or information;
- provide customer support to assist you with your questions or complaints;
- conduct surveys in order to improve our services;
- measure and improve the effectiveness of our Web Sites or our marketing endeavours;
- detect and protect against fraud and error;
- track and analyze your purchases and preferences to better understand your service needs and eligibility;
- tailor our online content based on your preferences;
- market and advertise services;
- communicate things like special events, promotions and surveys;
- if you ask us, to offer and promote additional services we offer; and
Does Canadian Property Stars Share Your Information?
Canadian Property Stars does not sell or rent our customers' personal information to any other party. However, in the normal course of business we may share some of your personal information within our corporate family and with third parties acting on our behalf or as permitted or required by law.
For example, we may share personal information with third parties to perform services on our behalf such as: fulfilling online orders, processing non-cash payments, sending marketing communications, conducting research surveys, verifying and validating information that you have provided to us, and providing customer support services.
Canadian Property Stars has taken precautions to prevent the fraudulent use of your information on our Web Sites. Canadian Property Stars has adopted industry standard authentication procedures to ensure your protection while shopping with us online. This includes, but is not limited to, contacting financial institutions or credit reporting agencies to ensure the authenticity of your credit card and to validate your credit card billing information.
Sometimes you will be asked to give your express consent, such as by checking a box to indicate your consent to receive marketing communications, or by providing your signature to indicate your acceptance of the use and disclosure terms presented on an application form.
Other times, we may obtain your consent implicitly when we can reasonably conclude that you've given consent by some action you have taken or an action you have decided not to take. Generally, this occurs where the purpose for use of your personal information would be reasonably apparent to you.
Withdrawing Your Consent
You may notify us at any time that you wish to withdraw or change your consent to our use and disclosure or your information. We will accommodate your request subject to legal and contractual restrictions related to your transactions.
If you have "opted in" or subscribed to one of our newsletters or mailing lists, we will always provide you the opportunity to "opt out" or unsubscribe. For example, each e-newsletter we send to you will include a link or other method to unsubscribe or decline further e-newsletters.
Aggregate Site Use Information
We record information about the pages viewed by all of our website visitors. This data includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, connection speed, read time, display time, and number of clicks. We use this data, in aggregate form, to compile statistics and reports for Canadian Property Stars' use and to improve the online experience for all visitors. We may, on occasion, provide portions of this aggregate information to vendors, consultants, potential advertisers, or news agencies. Typical uses of the data in this fashion would be to gauge the amount of interest in our site and/or to plan for site infrastructure improvements.
There are simple ways to either refuse all cookies, or to accept them each time they are offered. Consult your browser's help files for assistance on changing cookie settings or removing cookie files.
Online Order Information and Security
If you place an order online, we only request the information needed to complete the processing of your orders and billing. We also share our users' personal information with outside credit card processing companies in order to bill your order, but we do not provide any more information than necessary for these purposes. We may also use the information to contact you regarding your order.
Our Site Security
We use appropriate security safeguards to protect your personal information against loss, theft, and unauthorized access. Any personal information you provide to Canadian Property Stars is exchanged on a secure server. We use one of today's most advanced security systems, the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, to encrypt, or encode, information you send to us in the order process. The encryption process protects information, such as your credit card number, and billing information by scrambling it before it is sent from your computer. Only once we receive your information is it decoded, and we make all reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our own systems.
Warning: Email is not a secure means to send personal information, as it is not encrypted. We strongly encourage you to use our secure ordering process when ordering online.
Our newsletters are sent to people with whom Canadian Property Stars has established a business relationship. By business relationship we mean all people and businesses who have placed an order on the website of CanadianPropertyStars.com. If you do not wish to receive our newsletter, click on “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email, and follow the instructions.
We collect aggregate information regarding open rates, page views, and generated sales from our HTML email newsletters. Aggregate information does not personally identify individuals.
If you wish to have any of your personal information removed from our databases, or if you no longer want us to send any further communications to you, please contact us.
Canadian Property Stars reserves the right to co-operate with local, national, or international law enforcement or other authorities in the investigation of improper or unlawful activities and this may require the disclosure of personal information. If such an investigation requires disclosure of personal information kept in our records, we may be required by law to cooperate. We also reserve the right to report improper or unlawful user activities on our site, which may require the disclosure of personal information relating to those individuals conducting such improper or unlawful activities.
This web site contains links to other sites. This privacy statement only applies to information collected by our web site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices and policies of third parties.
Accuracy of Information
We strive to ensure that any personal information we retain and use is as accurate, complete and up-to-date as necessary for the purposes for which we will use it. We do not routinely update personal information unless necessary for these purposes. Nonetheless, if our records regarding your personal information are inaccurate or incomplete, we will amend that information at your request.
Access to Information
At your request, we will provide to you a statement explaining the extent to which we hold personal information about you, and we will explain how that information has been used or disclosed by us. This page will be updated if information about the collection and use of your personal data changes.