- We collect information about you and how you use the WebCompass Browser.
- We collect Anonymous Data (as defined below) to make our website and the WebCompass Browser more useful to you.
- If we do collect Personal Data (as defined below), we will only use this information for lawful purposes and will store and retain this information for as long as required by applicable law.
- You can contact us any time to update or remove any Personal Data that we have collected and stored about you.
Lawful Basis for Processing Data
In certain jurisdictions, the processing of your Personal Data (as defined below) is lawful only if it is permitted under data protection legislation. In this case, we have a lawful basis for each of our processing activities (unless an exemption applies) as outlined below:
- Legal Obligation. We will process your Personal Data where the processing is necessary to comply with applicable law.
- Legitimate Interest. We will process your Personal Data based on Legitimate Interest, particularly where it is used for fraud prevention and business and support purposes.
- Contract. We may process your Personal Data where such processing is required in order to fulfill an agreement or contract with you.
How We Collect and Use Personal and Anonymous Data
“Personal Data” means data that allows someone to identify or contact you including, without limitation, your IP address, Windows machine unique identifier, name, physical address, electronic mail (email) address, and phone number (collectively, your “Personal Data”). “Anonymous Data” refers to data about you that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data. Anonymous Data does not permit the identification of individual persons. If and when we use a third-party technical support provider or third-party hosting provider, we ensure that the same privacy criteria as defined herein are in place with such merchant. We do not (knowingly) collect personal information from persons under the age of (18) eighteen.
We may collect Personal and Anonymous Data when you access the Site and/or download the Browser. In this case, Personal Data may include your IP address and Windows machine unique identifier. We may use this Personal Data for the following purposes:
- to fulfill legal obligations, including, without limitation, compliance with applicable export regulations.
- for use in internal business analytics.
- to prevent fraud.
- to send you information about the Browser including technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages.
We may also collect Personal Data when you send us information or communications directly. In this case, Personal Data may include your name, physical address, electronic mail (email) address, phone number, and any other personal information you choose to share with us. We may use this Personal Data for the following purposes:
- to respond to your communications.
- to contact you to resolve problems.
- to fulfill your requests for the Browser.
Sharing and Retention of Personal Data
We will never sell, trade, or rent any Personal Data, or any Anonymous Data that may contain Personal Data, to any third party.
In certain special cases, we may use, retain, or disclose your Personal Data when we have reason to believe that using, retaining, or disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to you, or otherwise injuring or interfering with WebCompass Software' rights, property or operations, other WebCompass Software users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We may also use, retain, or disclose your Personal Data when we believe the law requires it, or in response to any demand by law enforcement authorities in connection with a criminal investigation, or civil or administrative authorities in connection with a pending civil case or administrative investigation.
If we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have engaged in conduct which might be considered, unlawful, fraudulent, or which might harm or damage the reputation or standing of WebCompass Software with either the general public or with a business partner or potential business partner of WebCompass Software, we reserve the right to release your Personal Data to such persons or third parties as we consider necessary in order to prevent you from causing injury to, or otherwise injuring or interfering, now or in the future, with WebCompass Software's rights, property or operations or otherwise the rights, property or operations of anyone else who could be harmed by such conduct.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
If you opt-out of having your information collected through cookies and other web technologies, your existing display advertising cookie(s) will be deleted and a new cookie will attempt to be placed that instructs third party service providers not to track your future activities when that cookie is detected (a “do-not-track” cookie). If your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit our opt-out page, a “do-not-track” cookie cannot be set on your computer. Also, if you subsequently erase “do-not-track” cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, you will need to opt-out again. We currently do not respond to browser "do-not-track" signals.
Third Party Relationships
Third Party Links - The Site and the Browser may contain links to other third-party owned and/or operated websites and, where you request information from third party providers, WebCompass Software may transfer you directly to the websites of such third-party providers. WebCompass Software is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. In some cases, you may be required to provide certain information to register or complete a transaction at such website. These third-party websites have separate privacy and data collection practices and WebCompass Software has no responsibility or liability relating to them. We do not endorse, nor are we responsible for the accuracy of, the privacy policies and/or terms and conditions of such website. These third-party entities are independent third parties and are not affiliated with WebCompass Software.
Third Party Offers - WebCompass Software may provide its users with the opportunity to receive special offers, products and/or services from third parties. Where you indicate the desire to receive certain offers, products or services from a third party during the applicable information collection process, your Personal Data that was provided during that information collection process will be shared with the applicable third party so that such third party may provide their products and/or services to you so that you do not have to complete another information collection form to purchase or receive that product or service.
Third Party Cookies - Clicking on any third party offers may add and place cookies on your computer prior to directing you to the applicable advertiser’s site. These third parties have separate cookie polices and WebCompass Software has no responsibility or liability relating to them. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You are not required to accept cookies, however, if your browser rejects our cookies you may not be able to use all of the Site functionality.
Third Party Technology and Services - The Site or the Browser may contain certain software technologies and services licensed from third-party providers. WebCompass Software may engage with certain third-party services and solutions providers such as data hosting service providers, traffic monitoring service providers, and advertising service providers. These third-party providers have separate privacy and data collection practices and policies, and WebCompass has no responsibility or liability relating to them. We do not endorse, nor are we responsible for the accuracy of the terms and conditions of any third-party privacy policies. These third-party entities are independent third parties and are not affiliated with WebCompass Software.
WebCompass Software may be using or sharing your Personal Data for Legitimate Interest purposes with third party service providers, including without limitation:
- SafestSearch (Web/Internet Search Services);
- Oath (Web/Internet Search Services);
- Google Analytics (Traffic/Campaign Monitoring Services);
- Keen IO (Analytics Services);
Security of Data
WebCompass Software is committed to protecting the security of any Personal Data that is collected by us. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect any Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Despite these measures, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. WebCompass Software cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with the collection and storage of any Personal Data, including without limitation, any mistakes and security breaches that may happen. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. In the unlikely event of a data breach where your Personal Data has been compromised, WebCompass Software will promptly notify you, the applicable authorities and supervisory authorities or data protection authorities.
Data Retention Period
Any Personal Data that is collected and stored by WebCompass Software will be retained only for as long as required in order to provide certain products and/or services to you, or as required by applicable law. Any Personal Data that is no longer required by WebCompass Software will be destroyed.
#185 – 911 Yates St.
Victoria, BC V8V 4Y9
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