Our
Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy

This version in effect since March 9, 2019.

Protecting your privacy is important to TreeTrunk Group of Companies Inc. (“TT Group“). This Privacy Policy explains how TT Group collects, uses, and discloses the personal information you may provide while using TT Group’s website, including (the “Website“) and the services provided through the Website. It is always your choice whether or not to provide personal information through the Website. Any personal information you provide will be treated with care and, subject to this Privacy Policy, will not be used or disclosed in ways to which you have not consented.

As used in this Privacy Policy, “personal information” means information about an identifiable individual, and which is defined or deemed as such pursuant to any applicable laws or regulations related to privacy or data protection.

YOUR CONSENT

  1. By using the Website or submitting information to TT Group through or in connection with the Website, you signify your consent to TT Group’s collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you may not use the Website or submit information to TT Group through or in connection with the Website.

INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED

  1. Website – As is typical with many other Internet websites, the Website automatically collects certain information regarding Website users, such as the date and time you access the Website, the Internet address of the website from which you linked to the Website, the operating system you are using, and the Website pages read and images viewed. This information is used for Website and system administration purposes and to improve the Website.
  2. Cookies – The Website use “cookies”, a technology that installs a small amount of information on a website user’s computer to permit the Website to recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies enhance the convenience and use of the Website. For example, the information provided through cookies is used to recognize you as a previous user of the Website (so you do not have to enter your personal information every time), offer personalized web page content and information for your use and otherwise facilitate your Website experience. Advertisements displayed on the Website may also contain cookies or other technologies. You may choose to decline cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may affect your use of the Website and your ability to access certain features of the Website.

PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU SPECIFICALLY PROVIDE

  1. Your Personal Information – In your dealings with TT Group and during your use of the Website, you may be asked to voluntarily provide personal information (such as your personal name, age, email address, postal address, residential address, telephone number, and credit card information) and company information (such as your work name, work history, experience, skills, network) for purposes such as, purchasing products or services, facilitating communications with you or facilitating your use of the Website. If you choose not to provide certain requested personal information, you will not be able to use the services provided by TT Group or use certain features of the Website.
  2. Use of Your Personal Information – TT Group may use your personal information to contact and correspond with you, respond to your communications, provide products and services to you, process transactions with you, facilitate and enhance your use of the Website and as otherwise permitted by law. TT Group may develop a confidential profile for you, which will be used to provide services to you and facilitate your use of the Website. Additionally, TT Group may keep a record of all communications with you.
  3. Emails from TT Group – If TT Group has a valid consent available to it at law (including express or implied consent), or if consent is not required at law, then, subject to applicable laws and regulations, TT Group may send to you, from time to time, email or other communications containing information about TT Group and the Website and other matters TT Group believes will interest you. At any time you may ask TT Group to stop sending you email and other information by sending your request by email to TT Group.  Also, where legally required, each email TT Group sends to you will tell you how to decline further unsolicited email. Notwithstanding the foregoing, TT Group reserves the right to retain your personal information and to contact you where required or permitted to do so by applicable law.
  4. Disclosure of Your Personal Information – TT Group may disclose your personal information in the following circumstances and as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law:

(a) Disclosure to Authorizing Persons – If you use a Website on behalf of another person or organization (such as your employer), TT Group may provide your personal information to that authorizing person/organization. TT Group has no control over the use of your personal information by the authorizing person/organization, and that use is not subject to this Privacy Policy. If you do not wish your personal information to be disclosed to the person/organization on whose behalf you use a Website, you may not use the Website.

(b) Disclosure to Affiliates Agents and Suppliers – TT Group may provide your personal information to its affiliates, agents, suppliers and service providers (such as credit card service providers, or service provides who are listed on our Website and who you choose to purchase products and/or services from) for use in connection with matters relating to your use of the Website or the provision of products or services to you. TT Group requires its affiliates, agents, suppliers and service providers to agree to use your personal information only for the purposes for which it is provided to them, and to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

(c) Disclosure in Business Transfers – TT Group may be involved in the sale or transfer of some or all of its business. As part of that sale or transfer, or for due diligence purposes in connection with such proposed transaction, TT Group may disclose your personal information to the acquiring organization or potential acquiring organization, but will require the acquiring organization to agree to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy and in compliance with applicable law. TT Group has no liability for the acquiring organization’s use and disclosure of your personal information.

(d) Law Enforcement and Legal Disclosure – TT Group may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where TT Group 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 its legal counsel. TT Group has no control over, or liability for, those persons’ use and disclosure of your personal information, and that use and disclosure is not subject to this Privacy Policy.

 

OTHER MATTERS

  1. Depersonalized Information – TT Group may use personal information to create non-personal information regarding the use of the Website and related services. TT Group may then disclose that non-personal information to other persons and permanently retain that non-personal information for future use.
  2. Business Contact Information – To the extent permitted by law, the provisions of this Privacy Policy concerning “personal information” do not apply to information (such as your personal name, position or title, business address, business telephone number, business fax number and business email address) which enable you to be contacted at a place of business.
  3. Location of Information – TT Group may transmit your personal information outside of Canada, including to the United States, for processing by TT Group, its affiliates or third party service providers for some or all of the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.  While outside of Canada, personal information may be accessible to law enforcement and national security authorities of the foreign jurisdiction.
  4. Securing Your Information – To help protect the confidentiality of your personal information, TT Group employs reasonable security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Nevertheless, security risks cannot be eliminated and TT Group cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be used or disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.
  5. Accessing Your Personal Information – You may request access to your personal information and information about TT Group’s collection, use and disclosure of that information by sending your request by email to TT Group. Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, and where the identity of the requester can be confirmed, you will be given access to your personal information within a reasonable time (generally 30 days), or TT Group will provide an explanation if additional time is required to fulfil the request, and you will be entitled to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended as appropriate.  TT Group’s response will typically be provided for a minimal handling fee which TT Group reserves the right to vary depending on the nature of the request and the amount of information involved. TT Group will inform the individual of the approximate cost to provide the response, and will provide the information upon receipt of payment. TT Group uses reasonable efforts to keep its records as accurate and complete as possible. You can help us maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any changes to your personal information.
  6. Withdrawal of Consent – Individuals have the right to withdraw their consent to the collection, use, or disclosure of their personal information at any time, except where that withdrawal would frustrate the performance of a legal obligation by TT Group.  Upon reasonable written notice given to TT Group, all personal information held by TT Group that is identifiable to that individual will be removed from TT Group’s records and a notice of the impact of that removal will be provided to the individual.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you withdraw consent TT Group nonetheless reserves the right to retain, collect, use and disclose your personal information without your consent where TT Group is required or permitted to do so by applicable law.
  7. Retention of Personal Information – Personal information will be retained in accordance with this Privacy Policy for as long as may be necessary or relevant for the identified purpose of collection, or as may be required or permitted by applicable law, after which time it will be made non-personally identifying or destroyed unless you further consent to its continued retention.  Personal information which has been used to make a decision about an individual will be retained long enough (for at least one year after using it) to reasonably allow the individual access to the information after the decision, and long enough to exhaust any access request or a challenge an individual may bring under applicable privacy laws.
  8. Other Websites – The Website may contain links to other website or Internet resources, including websites operated by other persons. When you click on one of those links you are contacting another website. TT Group has no responsibility or liability for or control over those other websites or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.
  9. Terms of Use Agreement – The TT Group Website Terms of Use contains important provisions, including provisions disclaiming, limiting or excluding TT Group’s liability for your use of the Website and provisions determining the applicable law and exclusive jurisdiction for the resolution of any disputes regarding the Website. Each of those provisions applies to any disputes that may arise in relation to this Privacy Policy or TT Group’s 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 Privacy Policy.
  10. Former Users – If you stop using the Website or your permission to use the Website is terminated, TT Group may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy as amended from time to time. However, if you want TT Group to stop sending you unsolicited email and other information, please send your request by email to TT Group.
  11. Privacy Policy Changes – To accommodate changes in the Website, changing technology, and legal developments, this Privacy Policy may be changed from time to time in TT Group’s discretion and without any prior notice or liability to you or any other person. New versions of this Privacy Policy will be posted here. TT Group’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal information will be governed by the version of this Privacy Policy in effect at that time. Your continued dealings with TT Group or your use of the Website subsequent to any changes to this Privacy Policy will signify your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the changed Privacy Policy. Accordingly, when you use the Website you should check the date of this Privacy Policy and review any changes since the last version. You should also bookmark this page and periodically review this Privacy Policy to ensure that you are familiar with the most current version.
  12. Your Comments – If you have any comments or questions about this Privacy Policy or your personal information, please send your comments by email or to TT Group’s Privacy Manager at [#216C, 4850 Westwinds Drive NE, Calgary, AB, T3J 3Z5].

The parties have expressly requested and required that this Privacy Policy and all other related documents be drawn up in the English language. Les parties conviennent et exigent expressément que ce Politique et tous les documents qui s’y rapportent soient rédigés en anglais.