Last Updated: April 1, 2015
2. What information CGC collects
We limit the personal information that we collect to what is necessary for the purposes that we have identified. The types of information that we collect include:
Information you provide directly to us:
You are not required to provide information directly to us in order to view the Site. However, when you contact CGC through the Site, by telephone, mail or email, we may collect the following information that you provide to us, including:
If you wish to become a member of CGC, you may also be required to provide additional personal information, including but not limited to consenting to a personal background and/or criminal background check, for the purposes of verifying your status as engaged in the legal growing of medicinal marijuana in Canada. Use of certain Site functions and access to certain content or features is restricted to members only.
Automatic information collection/ Cookies:
3. How We Use the Information that We Collect
We collect information for one or more of the following purposes:
In response to your inquiry or request, may use the information that we collect to send you e-mail communications, such as association updates, information about your account or changes to the Site, and promotional messages about our own or our marketing partners’ products and services. If you signed up for one of our email newsletters, we also will send you the newsletter that you requested. You may opt out of receiving such email communications at any time by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link provided in each email. Note that if you unsubscribe from receiving newsletters and/or marketing emails, we may still email you in respect to your account membership, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
Collection of Membership Dues:
We use financial information such as credit or debit card details in order to process and collect recurring membership dues. Note that this information is not stored on our servers.
We may use the information that we collect to fulfill your inquiries, or requests for services and information. For example, we may use your contact information to respond to your requests or inquiries, or to enable you to participate in features on the Site such as surveys, polls, sweepstakes, and message boards.
In order to learn more about how our Site is used, we aggregate and analyze the data that we collect. We may use this information, for example, to monitor and analyze use of the Site, to increase our Site’s functionality, and to better tailor our content and design to suit our visitors’ needs.
We may use the information that we collect to meet legal and regulatory requirements, to guard against or report illegal activities, to enforce the Site’s Terms and Conditions, and to otherwise protect our rights and the rights of our users.
4. Information Sharing
Cannagrowers.ca values your privacy, and shares information about our members only under certain circumstances. We will make information about you available to other companies, applications, or people in the circumstances listed below:
5. Your Choices
We are committed to offering you meaningful privacy choices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information. This includes the opportunity to:
Deactivate your account
You can deactivate your account at any time by visiting the self-service section of your profile. When you deactivate your account, your user profile will be disabled, but your public comments will remain on the site. The Site has no responsibility to take down, remove, or edit any of your public activities or any submissions that are a result of your public activities.
Cookies and Other Technologies
As discussed in the sections on cookies, some information is collected about you automatically through cookies and other technologies to customize your online experience. You can opt out of the use of your information for targeting purposes through the following procedures:
We will make available to you any of your personal information that we have collected, used or disclosed upon request. To inquire about or to correct any personal information we maintain about you, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. You can challenge the accuracy of the information and request amendments as appropriate by contacting us at: email@example.com
8. Confidentiality and Security
We have privacy and security practices in place to safeguard your personal information. We retain personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and as permitted or required by law. We also limit access to information about you to employees or service providers who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. Moreover, we have adopted commercially reasonable technical, physical, and administrative procedures to help protect your personal information from loss or theft and unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.
Please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We want you to feel confident using the Site, but we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
9. Information May Be Collected, Transferred, Stored, or Processed Outside of Canada
Cannagrowers.ca and its third party partners to whom we disclose information under this policy may perform activities outside of Canada and potentially collect, transfer, store, and process your personal information in other countries. As a result, your information may be subject to the laws of those countries. These laws may not be equivalent to the privacy and data protection laws in Canada. Information may be disclosed in response to valid demands or requests from government authorities, courts, or law enforcement in these countries. By using this Site or providing us with your information, you consent to the potential collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information in other countries.
10. Children’s Guidelines
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible. If you believe that we may have collected information from a child under 13, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Addressing Your Concerns