Collection and use of personal information
We collect certain information when you sign-up on our site, including such things as your name, email address, telephone number, date of birth, country of residence, date of birth, occupation and areas of interest. This information is used for the following purposes:
- to send you emails with information about third-party offers, including free samples, prize draws, and free trials, etc.;
- to enter you into contests and notify you if you have won;
- to determine which offers are most relevant to you (e.g., based on date of birth, country of residence, occupation and areas of interest).
All information is collected through permission based, secure, web signup forms. We collect and analyze information about how you interact with our emails (e.g., opens and clicks) to better tailor the future communications that we send to you. We may also share your details with identity verification organizations which help other organizations verify your identity and prevent others from misusing your details.
Our site also uses "cookies", which are text files placed in your internet browser that contain non-identifying information, such as internet protocol (IP) addresses and browsing behaviour. Cookies may be used to assist in analyzing website traffic in order to improve the user experience on our site.
Disclosure of personal information
Aggregated, non-personal information is shared with advertisers to assist in purchasing decisions and to analyze results from advertising campaigns. Free.ca will only share your personal information with advertisers (e.g., name, email address) after notifying you and obtaining your express consent. At times Free.ca may share personal information with unaffiliated advertisers for their marketing purposes
* Please note new rights and provisions below as afforded by the CPPA:
All members are granted the following rights to their data:
- The right to request disclosure of your business’ data collection and sales practices in connection with the requesting consumer, including the categories of personal information you have collected, the source of the information, your use of the information and, if the information was disclosed or sold to third parties, the categories of personal information disclosed or sold to third parties and the categories of third parties to whom such information was disclosed or sold;
(2)The right to request a copy of the specific personal information collected about them during the 12 months before their request (together with right #1, a “personal information request”);
(3)The right to have such information deleted (with exceptions);
(4)The right to request that their personal information not be sold to third parties, if applicable; and the right not to be discriminated against because they exercised any of the new rights.
We may also disclose personal information for the following purposes:
(1) in response to a court order, warrant or request from a law enforcement agency;
(3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service.
How we use your Information
When you complete our online application form you will be asked to provide consent for your data to be used to complete your application and for marketing purposes.
By proceeding with your application, you consent to your data being used by us and our partners to assess your application.
Should you opt in to receive marketing, we and a third-party partner will provide you with information about products, services and offers that may be of interest to you.
- Health Care
- Home Improvement
- Infant Care
Notwithstanding any other provision, we partner with third parties that collect information across various channels, including offline and online, for purposes of delivering more relevant advertising to you. Our partners may place or recognize a cookie on your computer, device, or directly in our emails/communications, and we may share personal information with them if you have submitted such information to us, such as your name, postal address, email address, or device ID. Our partners may link the personal information we share with them to the cookie stored on your browser or device, and they may collect information such as your IP address, browser or operating system type and version, and demographic or inferred-interest information. Our partners use this information to recognize you across different channels and platforms over time for advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes. For example, our partners may deliver an ad to you in your web browser based on a purchase you made in a physical retail store, or they may send a personalized marketing email to you based on the fact that you visited a particular website. To learn more about interest-based advertising in general and to opt out, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices.
You can unsubscribe from receiving communications from us by clicking the "unsubscribe" link provided at the bottom of all Free.ca emails, or by contacting our Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To opt-out of being tracked by third-party advertisers, click the links below:
To opt-out of being tracked by third-party advertisers, click the links below:
To advertisers and advertising networks that require the information to select and serve relevant advertisements to you and others. We do not disclose data about identifiable individuals to advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information. We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers target a specific audience (for example, men in a specific location). We may make use of the personal information we have collected from you to enable us to display our advertisers’ advertisement to that target audience. To opt-out you may click here.
Free.ca has in place administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect the security of your personal information, including the following:
- Access to data is restricted to those employees who require access;
- Servers are located in a physically controlled area;
- Data is transferred over an encrypted connection; and
- Systems are regularly tested for security vulnerabilities and updated as necessary.
We transfer and store personal information on servers located outside of Canada. As such, we may be required to provide law enforcement agencies in foreign jurisdictions with access to personal information. Please contact our Privacy Officer at email@example.com for more information about the jurisdictions in which we store personal information.
Access to personal information and how to contact Free.ca
9. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California residents have the privacy rights listed below. The rights listed below under the California Consumer Privacy Act and Shine the Light are not the same. To exercise your rights, you will need to follow the directions below that are specific to each law.
CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT
Request to Know. You have the right to request to know: (i) the specific pieces of Personal Information we have collected about you; (ii) the categories of Personal Information we have collected about you in the last 12 months; (iii) the categories of sources from which that Personal Information was collected; (iv) the categories of your Personal Information that we sold or disclosed in the last 12 months; (v) the categories of third parties to whom your Personal Information was sold or disclosed in the last 12 months; and (vi) the purpose for collecting and selling your Personal Information. You may exercise your right to request to know twice a year, free of charge.
Please note, in response to a request to know, we are prohibited from disclosing your Social Security number, driver’s license number or other government-issued identification number, financial account number, any health insurance or medical identification number, an account password or security questions and answers.
Generally, in the past 12 months:
We collected the categories of Personal Information from the sources detailed above in “Collection and Use of Personal Information”. The purposes for the collection of the Personal Information are described above in “Use of Information.”
We have not sold Personal Information.
Request to delete. You have the right to request that we delete the Personal Information that we have collected from you. We may deny your request under certain circumstances, such as if we need to comply with our legal obligations or complete a transaction for which your Personal Information was collected. If we deny your request to delete, we will let you know the reason why.
Right to Non-Discrimination. If you choose to exercise any of these rights, we will not discriminate against you in any way. If you exercise certain rights, understand that you may be unable to use or access certain features of our Websites or services.
To make a request to know or a request to delete, complete our “California Consumer Request” form available at: here.
We will take steps to verify your identity before processing your request to know or request to delete. We will not fulfill your request unless you have provided sufficient information for us to reasonably verify you are the individual about whom we collected Personal Information. We will only use the Personal Information you provide to verify your identity and to process your request, unless you initially provided the information for another purpose.
You may use an authorized agent to submit a request to know or a request to delete. When we verify your agent’s request, we may verify both your and your agent’s identity and request a signed document from you that authorizes your agent to make the request on your behalf. To protect your Personal Information, we reserve the right to deny a request from an agent that does not submit proof that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf.
SHINE THE LIGHT
California residents may also request information from us once per calendar year about any personal information shared with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes, including the categories of information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we have shared such information. To request this information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail sent to Freebies.com Inc. PO Box 85004, 1250 Main Street, Stittsville, ON, K2S 1X6. Your inquiry must specify “California Privacy Rights Request” in the subject line of the email or the first line of the letter, and include your name, street address, city, state and ZIP code.
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11. Conditions of Use.
12. Contact Information
Attn: Privacy Agent
PO Box 85004
1250 Main Street