We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to a service or newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on Site.
Users may be asked to submit, on a voluntary basis, and as appropriate, their name, email address, phone numbers and mailing address. For credit applications or purchase agreements, income, employment, birthdate, housing, dependent, driver license and social security number information may also be collected. For verification purposes, form submissions may also store the IP address of the submitter. In some cases, call tracking software is used, which tracks the phone number, duration of call, and sometimes a voice recording (in the case of a voice recording the caller will be notified at the beginning of the call).
Company collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:
- To provide a requested service: Certain information is essential to Company’s ability to provide service to Site’s visitors and customers.
- To improve customer service: Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
- To send periodic emails: The email address Users provide will only be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
Users may decide to visit our Site anonymously. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information by not submitting a form, and understanding that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
Personal information that we collect is most often stored in a relational database on a server protected by firewalls and strict access restrictions. Some (e.g. sales contracts) may also have a hard copy stored in a secure location. Other personal information may also be stored in 3rd party/cloud services (see the “Sub-processors” section below).
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures. Sensitive passwords are always stored encrypted and are never transmitted or stored in clear text.
Personal information that is collected is only shared internally with employees and contractors of Company, on a need-to-know basis.
We do not sell, trade, or rent User’s personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.Sub-processors
Sub-processors that may receive, store, handle, and process personal information on our behalf include providers of: datacenter infrastructure, CRM, list management, proposal software, payment processing, drive/cloud storage software, email providers, project management software, support/ticketing software, banks/credit deciders, etc. Services from these providers are managed by their own individual privacy policies.
In addition to making adequate efforts to protect personal information, we also strive to store it only as long as is needed. Company has the ability to delete personal information at any time. If you feel that your personal information is being stored and would like it to be removed, please contact us and we will remove it.
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information, as well as IP address not directly tied to other personal information.
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.
In order to protect the personal information of children and minors, an age limit of 16 is set for this Site. Users under this age should not use the Site or submit any personal information.
Cross-border transmission of information may take place to send information between Company branches, or to/from the end user to Company, or to/from Company’s sub-processors. All such transfers are done with appropriate safeguards in place.
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
Our Anti-Spam Policy tolerates only permission-based email - subscription to emails or information requested for to be provided through email or phone. You may choose to opt-out of our mailing list. By submitting a request - through the forms available - you agree to be contacted by us for the purposes described in the Disclaimer. All emails sent to you will be compliant with CASL and will include:
- The option to opt-in to receive communication for the purposes described in Disclaimer
- The option to unsubscribe from receiving electronic communication from us as described here
At any point in time you may opt out from receiving communication from us by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of our communications or call or write to us to indicate not to receive any calls or emails for promotional purposes.
Somerville Hino Toronto
75 Arrow Road, Toronto, ON, M9M 2L4
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If you are a resident of the State of California and would like to request a copy of, deletion of, or non-transmission/sale of any personal information of yours that we may have stored, please use the above contact details/link.
This document was last updated on: 31 May 2023