BizAssist and the website associated with BizAssist (the "Website") is a membership service operated by D+H Limited Partnership ("D+H"). D+H has been a trusted provider of products and services for over 100 years and we are committed to protecting the privacy of our customers. For that reason, we have taken, and will continue to take, measures that protect the privacy of personal information held by us. "Personal Information" means any information about an identifiable individual but does not include the name, title or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.
You may withdraw your consent to the use of your Personal Information by contacting the Privacy Officer as provided below. However, if you withdraw your consent, you will not be able to participate as a member of BizAssist.
When you visit BizAssist, website use information is collected by us as you interact with our Website, and, if you register as a member of BizAssist, you may disclose Personal Information in connection with your registration and as may be provided by you on your profile. In addition, you may disclose Personal Information by providing articles that are posted on the Website and by participating in Website social groups.
When you enter the Website as a registered member or not, we collect certain information from your browser using "cookies." Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer that help us to optimize your experience on the Website. We may also use Web Beacons which are electronic images used to track the movement of a visitor on the Website. Web Beacons allow us to count visits to certain web pages and to access cookies. Your browser software allows you to disable and delete cookies. If you choose to do so, this may interfere with your ability to personalize and be recognized by the Website, and or this may slow down the performance of the Website.
When you register as a member with BizAssist, you must provide us with the following personal information:
Your screen name and general geographic location of your business will appear on your profile.
In addition, you must provide the following information about you and your business which can be posted on your profile. Such information may include but is not limited to:
In addition, you may choose to provide the following information about you and your business which can be posted on your profile. Such information may include but is not limited to:
If you do not wish any of this other information to appear on your profile, you do not need to provide this information.
When you become a member with BizAssist, you may post information to your profile, browse events, join social groups, and search for other members by name or keyword. We collect this information so that we can provide you BizAssist services including, offering personalized features. In most cases, we retain any Personal Information associated with these features so long as it is required for BizAssist to provide these features to you.
All Personal Information collected by D+H is stored in Canada.
When you register with BizAssist, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your profile information is displayed to members and may be displayed to non-member users of BizAssist depending on the privacy settings you enable.
We will use your Personal Information to:
Profile information is used by BizAssist primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to others permitted to view that information. You can specify the amount and type of information you want to provide to other members and non-members of the Website and depending on your privacy settings, other portions of your information may be made available to third party search engines.
You agree to the disclosure of your Personal Information to other BizAssist members and others as provided by you through your participation in the Website and indicated by your privacy settings.
BizAssist may disclose Personal Information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, as part of the administration of our loss prevention program, or as otherwise permitted by law, for example:
We may transfer (or otherwise make available) your Personal Information to our affiliates and other third parties who provide services on our behalf, and as such the use of BizAssist may be subject to any terms and conditions imposed by such third parties, including with respect to the handling of you BizAssist account information and Personal Information. For example, we may use service providers to authorize and process payments, host our Website, operate certain of its features, serve advertisements on our Website, send e-mail, SMS text messages or other communications, run our contests and promotions, conduct customer research, manage and analyze data and our advertising effectiveness.
We may transfer any information we have about you as an asset in connection with a merger or sale (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings) involving all or part of BizAssist or any affiliate thereof or as part of a corporate reorganization or stock sale or other change in corporate control.
When you use BizAssist, information that you choose to share with other BizAssist members may be shared with non-member users in accordance with the privacy settings you select. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that comments, messages and other information that you post to the Website may become publicly available.
We have adopted reasonable security measures in an effort to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse or alteration while it is under our control. We use reasonable technical, contractual, administrative and physical measures to protect against unauthorized access. Unfortunately, no collection or transmission of information over the Internet or other publicly accessible communications networks can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and, therefore, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any such information.
When you transmit Personal Information on-line to the Website for payment purposes, that information is encrypted using the SSL security protocol (Secure Sockets Layer) which encrypts all information prior to transmitting it over the Internet. We also use SSL to allow you to securely view your on-line account and registration information.
Other than limited access by BizAssist in order to carry out account administration functions as described above, the Personal Information you create in your profile is accessible only by you using a password created by you. To protect the integrity of your profile, you must keep your password confidential. You are responsible for all uses of BizAssist by anyone using your password.
You may update, review or correct your information at any time on-line by accessing your password-protected registration page via the "My BizAssist" area of the Website or by contacting our Privacy Officer as specified under "Contact Us" below.
Chief Privacy Officer
D+H Limited Partnership
Suite 201, 939 Eglinton Avenue East