|1. Summary of Privacy Principles||4. Use of “Cookies”||6. Mailing Lists|
|2. Personal Information||5. Access To Information||7. Security Measures|
|3. Collection and Use of Information|
Summary of Privacy Principles Back to top
In compliance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act that came into effect on January 1, 2001, Yesup has adopted for the management of personal information of its customers and employees that we collect, use or disclose. These principles are in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the ten principles of Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information (the “Privacy Principles”).
Principle 1 – Accountability
YesUp is responsible for personal information under their control and shall designate one or more persons who are accountable for compliance with the following principles.
Principle 2 – Identifying Purposes
The purposes for which personal information is collected shall be identified by YesUp at or before the time the information is collected.
Principle 3 – Obtaining consent
The knowledge and consent of a customer or employee are required for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, except where inappropriate.
Principle 4 – Limiting Collection
The collection of personal information shall be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by YesUp . YesUp shall collect personal information by fair and lawful means.
Principle 5 – Limiting use, disclosure and retention of personal information
YesUp shall not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by the law. Personal information shall be retained only as long as necessary for fulfillment of those purposes.
Principle 6 – Accuracy of personal information
Personal information shall be as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.
Principle 7 – Security safeguards
Personal information shall be protected by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
Principle 8 – Openness concerning policies and Practices
YesUp shall make readily available to customers and employees specific information about its policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
Principle 9 – Customer and employee access to personal information
YesUp shall inform a customer or employee of the existence, use and disclosure of his or her personal information upon request and shall give the individual access to that information. A customer or employee shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended as appropriate.
Principle 10 – Challenging compliance
A customer or employee shall be able to address a challenge concerning compliance with the above principles to the designated person or persons accountable for the YesUp’s compliance with the Code.
Personal Information Back to top
Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. This includes information about your product and service subscriptions, usage, billing records, credit information and any recorded complaints. Please note that, pursuant to federal privacy legislation, publicly available information – including a directory listing of your name, address, telephone number and electronic address – may be collected, used and disclosed without your consent. The customer’s contact information may be used to contact the visitor when necessary and may be shared with other affiliated companies within YesUp who may want to contact our visitors. Only YesUp has access to your personal information.
Collection and Use of Information Back to top
We collect and use personal information about you and your use of our products and services and our web sites (the “Information”) for the following purposes:
- 1. To consider initiating and to establish, maintain and develop a responsible commercial relationship with you in connection with our offering and servicing of products and services;
- 2. To administer billing, accounting services and security measures in relation to your business with us;
- 3. To monitor your customer history, evaluate your credit standing, to share or exchange credit reports and information with credit reporting agencies and credit bureaus and to collect any unpaid amounts owing to us;
- 4. To promote and to market additional products, goods and services offered by us, including by means of direct marketing;
- 5. To provide you with newsletters via email;
- 6. To provide personalized features and services;
- 7. To analyze traffic and use of the YesUp web sites in order to determine which features and services people like and don’t like so that we can improve what we do;
- 8. To prepare aggregated user statistics or information summaries in order to describe our services to third parties such as prospective business partners, advertisers and for other lawful purposes;
- 9. To present web page advertisements that we hope will be of particular interest to you;
- 10. To contact you to fulfill distribution of prizes if you win a promotion or contest; and
- 11. To comply with any legal and regulatory requirements, including requirements
- 12. To manage and develop our business operations, including personnel and employment matters
- 13. Requests from government agencies or pursuant to a subpoena or other legal proceeding.
If you choose not to provide the requested information, YesUp may not be able to offer you some of the personalized products and services that depend on this type of information to function.
We may request you to provide additional personal information such as your date of birth, SIN number, health card number or drivers license number. This information is obtained solely for security purposes such as identifying you when you call us with respect to your account and services. You do not have to provide it to us, but if you do, it will help us to ensure that we take instructions with respect to your account only from you.
You consent to our collection from, verification with and communication to, any third party and our use of, the Information for the above purposes. You also authorize these parties to give us the Information. In addition, you agree that we may disclose Information to: (i) any person who, in our reasonable judgment, is seeking the Information as your agent or (ii) a person involved directly or indirectly in supplying the product or service to you, including, without limitation, our sales and marketing agents, to the extent the Information is required and used only for such purposes, including the efficient supply of products and services to you, and provided that such person is required to keep the Information confidential; or (iii) a person retained by us to collect amounts which you owe us or to enforce our rights under our terms of service, if the Information is required for, and is to be used only for that purpose and that person is required to keep such Information confidential.
We may also use Information in our records for as long as it is needed for the purposes described above and your consent remains valid after the termination of our relationship with you.
Use of “Cookies” Back to top
Estimate our audience size. Your browser is given a unique cookie that helps us determine whether yours is a repeat visit or a first visit. Compile aggregate data that will permit content improvements and targeted advertising.
Access to Information Back to top
Occasionally, we may or any of our advertisers or partners may host a contest or promotion where it will be your option to enter and your option to provide the requested information. Data collected during a promotion or contest is typically shared with the sponsor or co-sponsor. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to participate in the promotion or contest. Children under the age of majority must get parental or legal guardian permission before providing any information for contests or promotions.
YesUp may disclose, on a confidential basis, to any third party with whom we have business relations, certain relevant information relating to your dealings with us and our products and services. YesUp does not sell or redistribute your Information. YesUp may enter into third party agreements from time to time for the purposes of providing you with goods and services we think may interest you and may share your Information with these third parties solely for these purposes. We may share Information with potential business partners of, or investors in YesUp. All such disclosure is made solely under a confidentiality agreement with the third party who is required not to disclose or use the Information for any other purpose other than is necessary to fulfill the agreement with YesUp.
Mailing Lists Back to top
We reserve the right to contact you regarding account status, billing notifications, account renewal, changes to any YesUp product and service offerings, and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the personal information collected.
When your Internet account is established with us, your primary email address and subsequent email addresses created by you are automatically subscribed to the following mailing lists:
- Emergency systems status notifications, network alerts and virus warnings from Technical Support and Customer Services
- Special offers, product upgrades, new service or product offerings and marketing newsletters from YesUp.
Security Measures Back to top
YesUp has reasonable security measures in place to protect against loss, misuse and interception by third parties. While YesUp cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we make every effort to prevent such occurrences. YesUp assumes no liability for interception, alteration or misuse of information transmitted over the Internet. We will keep your Information in secure data storage in order to safeguard it from unauthorized access. We will keep your Information for as long as it remains necessary or relevant for the identified purposes or as required by law.
You are responsible for the security of your Internet Username and Password. At the time of signing up for new Internet services, YesUp may provide new customers with a standard password that is required to activate the service. YesUp strongly recommends that you do not divulge your Username and/or Password to anyone. You should log out of your browser at the end of each computer session to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence, especially if you share a computer or are using a computer in a public place.
You should also be aware that when personal information is voluntarily disclosed (i.e. Username, e-mail address, etc.) in the discussion areas or other public areas of the YesUp web sites and the Internet, that information, along with any information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond our control. YesUp cannot ensure and/or warrant the security of any Information transmitted online. You are advised that conveying personal information online is done at your own risk and you remain solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of Usernames, Passwords and/or any account and/or credit information.