We implement this Policy to disclose to you the type of personally identifiable information that we may collect from you, third parties with whom that information might be shared, the circumstances thereunder, a description of the data collection, and mechanisms to request changes to any of your personally identifiable information in our possession. Most disclosure on your part is voluntary, except for cookies.
Scope of this Policy
This Policy applies to users that use our Services and visitors who enter our Site. If our Services are not of your interest or if you do not wish to disclose any personally identifiable information, then your remedy is to close this web tab and exit the Site. The words “collect”, “use”, “process”, “treat”, “disclose” and similar, as used herein, are related to personally identifiable information and other data that we may receive from our users and visitors, including cookies inside a computer, along with statistical and analytical complication thereof in order to create aggregate databases and marketing strategies. These activities also include but are not limited to, the storage, use, combination, integration, disclosure, process, and transfer of such personally identifiable information with our affiliates or other authorized third parties. Our Site or ads do not collect any sensitive personal data about you (i.e. gender, racial origin, financial information).
Dealhack does not knowingly collect any information from any person under the age of thirteen (13) years. Persons under the age of thirteen (13) may only use our Service and access our Site under the direct supervision of an adult guardian or parent. Through the simple use of our Services and/or browsing of the Site, you hereby represent and warrant that you are at least thirteen (13) years of age –or older– as of the date of first access to the Site, and, if you are still a minor (this may depend on the jurisdiction where you reside), are using the Site under the direct supervision of your parent or legal guardian.
Information collected, purpose and use
In order for you to use our Services and for us and our partners, licensors, suppliers and affiliates to provide them, we may collect personally identifiable information from you, including but not limiting to your: name, address, email address, country and other information relevant to the Site and Services.
Accordingly, we will undertake the open and transparent management of personally identifiable information and will: (i) provide you with the option of transacting anonymously or using a pseudonym (if applicable in the Site): (ii) inform you about how your personal information may be used and disclosed (including overseas); (iii) maintain the safety and integrity of your personal information; and (iv) will enforce your individual right to access and correct your personal information.
Our Site may offer you the functionality of using your social media credentials (e.g. Facebook, Google, and Twitter) to execute single-sign-off thereof and in that manner, we may also collect certain personally identifiable information from you as you log onto our Site. We will not collect more information from you when using your social media credentials beyond the personal information such third parties disclose to us.
We use your personal information for operating and providing the products and services of the Site. More specifically, we collect, use and disclose your personal information to:
- Verify your e-mail address and identity.
- Provide news and communications regarding our Services and Site.
- Develop, research, process, safeguard and improve our communications and Services.
- Answer queries and suggestions you submit to us.
- Verify any codes, coupons, offers and rebates submitted to the Site.
- Recommend you about products and services that may be of interest to you.
- Undertake and manage our relationship with you and other users of our Site.
Commercial electronic messages
From time to time, we will ask you for express permission and consent to receive Commercial Electronic Messages (‘CEM’), which we will sometimes send from or to Canadian computers to our users. A CEM is a message in an electronic format (e.g. emails, SMS, social media messages, push notifications and other form of communications) which is then sent to an electronic address (e.g. email, instant message accounts, smart phone, social media profile) that contains a message asking recipients to participate in commercial activities (e.g. purchase of products and services). For purposes of this Policy, and in compliance with the Canada Anti-Spam Law (‘CASL’), your express consent shall require our clear and concise description of the purpose of such consent, along with a description of the CEMs you may receive from us.
Express consent for CEMs does not apply for those CEMs that we may send and that are: (i) opened or accessed outside of Canada; (ii) for security, refunds or guarantees of products and services on our Site; (iii) for providing information about purchases or about your account.
Our optional email newsletters are also considered CEMs, and therefore you may subscribe or unsubscribe from them at will, usually on your account settings, or by following the unsubscribe links contained therein.
Control of your information
Our users, visitors, and registered members will be able to edit, select or delete the amount and type of personally identifiable information they may disclose to us when using our Site. We continuously try to improve our user experience and strive to provide you the best choices for the disclosure, edition or removal of your personally identifiable information being processed by us, as well as to respect and enforce your right to privacy. You may contact us to request any additional changes to your personally identifiable information by post at Backside Media Inc., 2001-21 Grand Magazine Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5V1B5, or by email on our contact page.
Information release and disclosure
Neither we nor our affiliates will sell any of your personally identifiable information to any third party, and you can rest assured that we undertake any and all commercial and technical measures to maintain the integrity of your personally identifiable information and to protect it from unauthorized access (including secure hardware and software).
Notwithstanding the preceding, we hereby reserve our right to disclose your personally identifiable information when we or our affiliates, licensors, officers, agents and representatives reasonably believe you to be in breach of our Terms and/or Policy. Accordingly, we will have the right to disclose any and all collected personally identifiable information and/or personal data, under the circumstances that follow:
- If required by applicable law, rules or regulations;
- In response to a valid request or subpoena from a government or law enforcement agency;
- To defend ourselves and our affiliates, licensors, officers, agents and representatives from legal claims and processes brought to us by third parties (including takedown notices);
- To defend the property, rights, and integrity of any of our users, advertisers or licensors;
- To stop or cause to cease any actions that we may consider to cause –whether allegedly or factually– a contingency or liability;
From time to time, we may temporarily share our users’ personally identifiable information only to our authorized third party service providers, which perform certain services on our behalf; which may include, but are not limited to: customer support service, community management, web analytics, advertising, marketing, surveys, contests, promotions and other features offered through our Site.
Personal data owners’ rights and revocation of consent
Following the spirit of the European Union Data Protection Directive, any user of our Site shall have the right to make a request to us in order to enforce his rights to:
- Access his personally identifiable information;
- Rectify his personally identifiable information, when inaccurate or incomplete;
- Cancel the process of his personally identifiable information;
- Object –with legitimate reasons– the process of his personally identifiable information; and/or
- Revoke his consent for the use, storage, treatment, process and/or, disclosure of his personally identifiable information.
The enforcement and upholding of your ARCO rights should be requested to us in writing and must include, at a minimum, the following information: (i) your complete name, address and/or e-mail address in order for us to notify you the response to your ARCO request; (ii) attached documents establishing your identity; and (iii) a clear and concise description of the personally identifiable information with regard to which you seek to enforce any of your ARCO rights. If you request rectification, please indicate amendments to be made and attach documentation to back up your request.
To enforce your ARCO rights, please contact us by post at Backside Media Inc., 2001-21 Grand Magazine Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5V1B5, or by email on our contact page. Upon receipt of your ARCO request, and after due review, we may then edit, deactivate and/or delete your personally identifiable information from our Site. Please take into account that we may not be able to delete all of your data from some our databases and that, if so is the case, we will then mark such data as permanently inaccessible.
Cookies and beacons
Third party sites and services
Our Site and Services may also implement hyperlinks to the websites of our commercial partners and other third parties. If you clock on such links, you are thereto choosing to visit such websites, and will be redirected thereto. Please take into consideration that we are not responsible for the privacy and personal data practices undertaken by such third parties (including any tools, cookies, information or content contained therein), and that we do not have control over the manner in which such third-parties may collect, process, treat or use your personally identifiable information. Please be advised that when you use a link to go from our Site or Services to another website, our Policy and Terms are no longer in effect and that your browsing is at your own risk. Also, any banner or ad that we may include on our Site does not constitute any endorsement of any third party thereof.
In order to enforce and uphold your right to privacy, you have the option to elect not to receive this type of advertising from us or third parties, now or in the future; and you may opt-out by browsing Google’s opt-out and privacy pages located at www.google.com, or the Network Advertising Initiative website located at www.networkadvertising.org and following any instructions therein. In addition, you may set preferences for how Google and other third parties serve ads to you and even permanently block some or all browsing ads, by using tools such ad-blockers and browser plug-ins.
International Residents Notice
Dealhack has its headquarters in Canada. Henceforth, your personally identifiable information may be accessed by us or our affiliates, agents, partners, advertisers or third party service providers elsewhere, and you hereby consent to such access and transfer by providing us such information. If you are accessing our Site from other regions, you ought to know that you are thereby transferring your personally identifiable information to Canada and, thus, you hereby consent to such transfer to Canada or to any other country in which we operate. If you reside in the European Union, any transfers of your personally identifiable information will be undertaken pursuant to the Model Clauses approved by the European Commission therefor.
Notice to California Residents
In compliance with the California Civil Code Section 1798.83, residents of California can obtain certain information about the personally identifiable information we may have access to, including disclosure thereof with third parties for direct marketing purposes (e.g. names and addresses of those third parties, types of services or products marketed thereby). If you wish to request a copy of your information disclosure, please contact us at Backside Media Inc., Address: 2001-21 Grand Magazine Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5V1B5, Email: [email protected]hack.com.
We reserve the right to amend, change and update our Site, Service, Policy and Terms from time to time, at our sole and final discretion. Therefore we strongly suggest that you review our Policy and Terms frequently for any updates. We will conspicuously post the update on the Site, send you an email and/or otherwise conspicuously notify you of any material changes to the Policy. Your continued use of the Service after the effective date of modifications to the Policy, either by registration or simple use, thereby indicates your acknowledgment of any modifications thereof.
Last updated: July 1, 2016.