Gift Dezine is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information obtained by reason of your customer relationship with Gift Dezine Inc. This policy explains the types of customer personal information we collect, how it is used, and the steps we take to ensure your personal information is handled appropriately.
Our policies and practices have been designed to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and corresponding provincial privacy acts.
Privacy of personal information is an important principle to Gift Dezine. We are committed to collecting, using and disclosing personal information responsibly and only to the extent necessary for the services we provide. We strive to be open and transparent regarding how we handle personal information. This document describes our privacy policies.
What is Personal Information?
Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. Personal information includes information that relates to: an individual’s personal characteristics (e.g., gender, age, income, home address or phone number, ethnic background, family status); health (e.g., health history, health conditions, health services received by them); or, activities and views (e.g., religion, politics, opinions expressed by an individual, an opinion or evaluation of an individual). Personal information is different from business information (e.g., an individual’s business address and telephone number). This is not protected by privacy legislation.
Who We Are
Our organization, Gift Dezine Inc, sells gifts and gift basket service to the corporate and private communities.
We Collect Personal Information: Primary Purposes
Like all online shops, we collect, use and disclose personal information in order to serve our clients.
For our clients and members of the general public who visit our site, the primary purposes for collecting personal information are as follows:
- Our site's registration form requires users to give us contact information (like their name and email address) and demographic information (like their address and postal code). We use customer contact information from the registration form to send the user information about our company. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary.
We Collect Personal Information: Related and Secondary Purposes
Like most organizations, we also collect, use and disclose information for purposes related to or secondary to our primary purposes. The most common examples of our related and secondary purposes are as follows:
- Demographic and profile data is collected at our site. We use this data to tailor the visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.
- Your IP address is captured to help identify you and your shopping cart and to gather broad demographic information.
You can choose not to be part of some of these related or secondary purposes (e.g., by declining special offers or promotions, by paying for your services in advance). We do not, however, have much choice about some of these related or secondary purposes (e.g., external regulation).
This site contains links to other sites. Gift Dezine Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Protecting Personal Information
We understand the importance of protecting personal information. For that reason, we have taken the following steps:
- Electronic information is transmitted either through a direct line or has identifiers removed or is encrypted.
Retention and Destruction of Personal Information
We need to retain personal information for some time to ensure that we can answer any questions you might have about the services provided and for our own accountability to external regulatory bodies. Gift Dezine retains your personal information only as long as it is required for our business relationship or as required by federal and provincial laws.
You Can Look at Your Information
With only a few exceptions, you have the right to see what personal information we hold about you. Often all you have to do is ask. We can help you identify what records we might have about you. We will also try to help you understand any information you do not understand (e.g., short forms, technical language, etc.). We will need to confirm your identity, if we do not know you, before providing you with this access. We reserve the right to charge a nominal fee for such requests.
If there is a problem, we may ask you to put your request in writing. If we cannot give you access, we will tell you within 30 days if at all possible and tell you the reason, as best we can, as to why we cannot give you access.
If you believe there is a mistake in the information, you have the right to ask for it to be corrected. This applies to factual information and not to any professional opinions we may have formed. We may ask you to provide documentation that our files are wrong. Where we agree that we made a mistake, we will make the correction and, where appropriate, notify anyone to whom we sent this information. If we do not agree that we have made a mistake, we will agree to include in our file a brief statement from you on the point and, as appropriate, we will forward that statement to anyone else who received the earlier information.
Do You Have a Concern?