Please be sure to read this Policy before submitting your personal information to us. By submitting your personal information to us, you signify your consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Policy, as amended from time to time. If you do not agree with this Policy, please do not submit your personal information to us.
Information Automatically Collected
Non-Identifiable Information –The Website may automatically collect certain non-identifiable information regarding website users, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time you access the Website, the Internet address of the Website from which you linked directly to the Website, the operating system you are using, the sections of the Website you visit, the Website pages read and images viewed, and the materials you post to or download from the Website. This non-identifiable information is used for website and system administration purposes, for statistical purposes and to improve the Website. Your non-identifiable information may be disclosed to third parties (including current and prospective business partners and advertisers) and permanently archived for future use.
Display Advertising – Echat123 uses Google Analytics and cookies to implement and use display advertising on the internet. Display advertising is a type of online advertising that can include banner ads, text, logos, pictures, or rich media. If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics for display advertising and customize Google Display Network ads, contact us at 1-514-655-6276.
Remarketing – Echat123 uses remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Remarketing is a feature that allows Echat123 to reach people who have previously visited our Website, and show them relevant ads when they visit other sites on the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites across the Internet. Moreover, Echat123 and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our Website.
Personal Information You Specifically Provide to Echat123
Collection of Your Personal Information – You may be asked to voluntarily provide certain personal information (such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, credit card information, user identification and password) for a variety of specific purposes during your use of the Website, via Electronic Communications and/or in-person. If you choose not to provide the personal information requested, you may not be able to access certain features or areas of the Website, and/or Echat123 may not be able to communicate with you, or process your request.
Use of Your Personal Information – Echat123 may use your personal information for the following purposes: (i) to contact and correspond with you, to respond to your inquiries, and/or to provide you with information regarding products, services and events, which may be of interest to you, (ii) to process your online or in-store order for Echat123 products and/or services, (iii) to administer surveys, polls, contests and/or other promotions, in which you participate, and (ix) as otherwise permitted by law. Generally, Echat123 will consider the fact that you have voluntarily provided Ecchat123 with contact information to signify your consent for Echat123 to use your contact information for the purpose of tracking our communications with you, and providing you with information about Echat123, its products and services, and other matters, which we think may be of interest or use to you. At any time you may ask Echat123 to stop sending you such information by contacting us via our online contact form at www.echat123.com/contacts or at 1-514-655-6276. (in Quebec you need to have express consent so I am not sure this is enforceable in Quebec)
Tracking Information – Echat123 may use non-personal information to create aggregate tracking information reports regarding Website user demographics and Website traffic patterns. None of the tracking information in the reports can be connected to the identities or other personal information of individual users. To the extent Echat123 makes a link between tracking information and Website users’ personal information, all of the linked information will be treated as personal information and will be used and disclosed only in accordance with this Policy, as amended from time to time, and in accordance with applicable law. Note that Echat123 uses a personalization engine to dynamically customize Website content for each online user in real-time. Not only does this apply to our products and services, but it also applies to audio, video and written content on the Website. In order to tailor the Website to your preferences, Echat123 collects information from a variety of sources, such as customer service channels, registration forms, order forms, surveys, and contests, where applicable.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information – Echat123 may disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:
(a) Disclosure to Service Providers: In order to process orders and transactions, Echat123 must disclose some of your personal information to certain service providers, including, without limitation, your credit card issuer, our credit card processor, our internal employees and external freelancers.
(b) Disclosure to Business Partners if you have provided consent, Echat123 may exchange personal information about you with its business partners in order to offer you information regarding products and services that may be of interest to you and to administer the partners’ respective programs.
(c) Disclosure in Business Transactions: If Echat123 is involved in the sale or transfer of some or all of its assets, shares and/or business, Echat123 may disclose your personal information to the acquiring or resulting organization;
(d) Disclosure to Government and Law Enforcement and Legal Disclosure: Echat123 may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where Echat123 has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information, or to Echat123 legal counsel; and
(e) Disclosure where permitted or required by Law: Echat123 may also disclose your personal information as otherwise permitted or required by law.
Storing and Securing Your Information – Personal information electronically stored by Echat123 may be accessed by Echat123 at the following IP addresses:
Your personal information may be stored and/or processed outside Canada. It may be subject to foreign laws and may be accessible to foreign governments, tribunals, law enforcement and regulatory agencies.
Only Echat123 employees and service providers with proper authorization will have access to your personal information, and only to the extent necessary to achieve the purposes described in this Policy, as amended from time to time. To help protect the confidentiality of your personal information, Echat123 employees and security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Notably, Echat123 stores all personal information on a server that is not connected to the Internet and that is secured by a firewall, and protected with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software encryption. Moreover, all information is encrypted during transit. Nevertheless, due to the nature of the Internet and Internet technologies, security and privacy risks cannot be eliminated when submitting information online and Echat123 cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy.
Accessing Your Personal Information – You may request access to your personal information and information about Echat123 collection, use and disclosure of that information by contacting us via our online contact form at www.echat123.com/contacts or at 1-514-655-6276. Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information, and will be entitled to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended as appropriate, where requested. You can help Echat123 maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying Echat123 of any changes to your personal information.
Withdrawal of Consent – In some jurisdictions, you may withdraw your consent to the use and disclosure of your personal information, in whole or in part. To do this, please contact us via our online contact form at www.echat123.com/contact, or at 1-514-655-6276, as noted above. Additionally, we routinely provide “opt out” or “unsubscribe” instructions on our Electronic Communications to provide for removal of your name from future transmissions.
Children under 13 – Echat123 will NOT knowingly collect, use, and/or disclose personal information about a child under 13 years of age without the consent of the child’s parent or legal guardian.
Website Terms and Conditions of Use – The terms and conditions governing your use of the Website contain important provisions disclaiming and excluding the liability of Echat123 and others regarding your use of the Website and provisions determining the applicable law and exclusive jurisdiction for the resolution of any disputes regarding your use of the Website. Each of those provisions also applies to any disputes that may arise in relation to this Policy and the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, and are of the same force and effect as if they had been reproduced directly in this Policy. You can access such terms and conditions on the Websites.
Contests and Other Promotions – If contests or other promotions are made available through the Website and/or in our stores, the applicable contest or promotion rules may include rules regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. To the extent those specific rules conflict with this Policy, the particular contest or promotion rules will govern the personal information collected in connection with the contest or other promotion.
Your Comments – If you have any comments or questions about this Policy or your personal information, please contact us via our online contact form at www.echat123.com/contact or at 1-514-655-6276.