This policy is concerned with the protection of your personal information only. Personal information includes any data that can be used to identify you as an individual, including your name, interests, contact information, user IDs, and password. Under Canadian law, in a business context, personal information does not include the name, job title, business address, or business telephone number of any employee in an organization.
This policy describes the following practices:
Sharing your personal information
Maintaining your personal information
We collect information about you in the following ways:
As part of your use of Kannon Beach services
Whether you are a buyer, manufacturer, sales representative or distributor of products related to Kannon Beach, we will require a certain amount of personal information to enable us to contact you. Subject to foregoing the minimum level of information which Kannon Beach will specifically request on a case-by-case basis, the amount and level of detail of the information you provide is completely up to you, so that you control the type of content that is sent to you by Kannon Beach. Additionally, we will require your name, address, telephone number and certain financial account or credit card information, for billing and payment purposes. This information is kept confidential and stored securely by Kannon Beach.
Automatically by Kannon Beach software and services
Kannon Beach’s website and/or software may result in the collection of technical information such as your computer’s IP address, operating system, browser name/version, the referring web page, requested page, date/time, and sometimes a “cookie” (which can be disabled using your browser preferences); such information is used to help us understand the overall usage pattern of our website and software.
As part of your use of Kannon Beach’s website
You have the ability to post information on Kannon Beach’s website, comments, opinions and product or sales inquiries. Please be advised that any personal information that you voluntarily post to any public forum or to any area where third parties may legally access it, will NOT be considered confidential in any way, and Kannon Beach will not have any obligation to protect it in a secured system or obtain your consent to its disclosure, as you will have made the decision to publicly post it. However, at your request, Kannon Beach will be happy to change it, remove it, or restrict access to it (subject to technical feasibility) in order to protect the integrity of the personal information.
You contact Kannon Beach directly
Customers and business partners often contact us directly. When you contact any Kannon Beach employee by telephone, e-mail, in person, or through our website, you will be asked to provide consent to the collection of personal information if your personal information will help us deliver the information, products, or services you require.
You respond to communications from Kannon Beach
From time to time, Kannon Beach may invite you to provide us with information for specific purposes. We may ask for this information through feedback features on our website or software; we may send out e-mail inviting feedback or offering products and services; or we may ask you for information concerning support of our products or services. Your response to these communications may require you to submit personal information and opinions.
Sharing your personal information
Subject to any exceptions stated above in the collection of information section, should Kannon Beach collect any of your personal information, we will follow these practices regarding the distribution of that information.
Your personal information is always protected
Kannon Beach uses reasonable precautions to protect your personal information and store it securely. Access to your personal information is restricted to those persons who need it, and Kannon Beach takes reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information.
Kannon Beach only uses and discloses your personal information if it helps us facilitate your needs, improve our products and services, meet legal and regulatory requirements, or — to the limited extent possible — manage our internal business operations. Additionally, if there are any disclosure or use restrictions in your consent to the collection of your personal information, Kannon Beach will abide by those restrictions (subject to the consent exceptions listed below). For example, your credit card information will only be used to bill you for the products or services that you have authorized or used.
Kannon Beach may combine your information with other information into an aggregate form, so your information no longer personally identifies you. We may then disclose the aggregate information to third parties, so they can obtain an overall picture of Kannon Beach’s products, services, customer sectors and/or usage patterns.
CONTACTING OUR PRIVACY OFFICER