Effective Date: March 19, 2009
Ganz, an Ontario partnership, is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information entrusted to us.
What Is Personal Information?
Compliance with EU Data Privacy Directive
Ganz complies with the EU Data Privacy Directive to the extent it applies to the information Ganz maintains. This gives you certain rights in relation to the information which we hold about you.
When you provide us with your information, you acknowledge that the information will be stored and processed on servers located in Canada.
Personal and Other Information Collected by Ganz
We reserve the right to collect, use and disclose your personal information without consent where required or permitted by law.
Why Does Ganz Collect Personal Information?
Ganz collects personal information for the following reasons:
What Kind of Personal Information Does Ganz Disclose, to Whom and Why?
Ganz may share your personal information with other members of the Ganz corporate group, and their respective successors and assigns, but only to the extent necessary to fulfill the purposes identified under the heading “Why Does Ganz Collect Personal Information?”. In addition to this inter-corporate sharing, Ganz may disclose your personal information to third parties as follows:
How Long Does Ganz Retain Personal Information?
We keep your information for a period reasonably necessary to meet the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any legal requirements, including statutory retention periods. When your personal information is no longer required for a specific purpose or legal requirement, it will be erased from our records.
What Security Measures Does Ganz Have in Place To Safeguard Personal Information?
Ganz has implemented physical, electronic and administrative measures to protect your information from error, loss or unauthorized access. For example, we use industry-standard efforts, such as passwords, firewalls and Secure Socket Layers, to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information contained on our computer systems. In addition, our employees and any third parties we use are contractually bound to protect the confidentiality of your information and access is restricted to those with a need to know the information to carry out the identified purpose.
Where is my Personal Information Located?
Non-personal or aggregated information is information that cannot be associated with or traced back to a specific person. When users browse our Websites, for example, we gather information about the number of users who are viewing each page so that we can learn what features are the most popular. We also use this data, both aggregated and personally identifiable, to personalize and enhance your onsite experience by displaying content and marketing messages we believe will be of interest to you and to deliver content that is specific to your country or area of residence. We may disclose anonymous, aggregated information about our Websites to third parties.
In addition, to help us better understand our markets, we may gather demographic information for analytical purposes on an anonymous, aggregate basis. This information is not kept, used or disclosed at the individual level, but may be disclosed to third parties on an anonymous, aggregate basis.
Links to Third Party Sites
Users may, through hypertext or other computer "links", gain access to other websites on the Internet which are not operated by Ganz. Ganz is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Ganz of the website linked to. GANZ ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY MATERIAL OUTSIDE OF THE WEBSITES OPERATED BY GANZ AND ITS AFFILIATES, INCLUDING ANY WEBSITES WHICH MAY BE ACCESSED THROUGH A LINK ON A GANZ OPERATED WEBSITE. Unless otherwise indicated at a Ganz operated website, Ganz is not sponsored by or affiliated with the linked websites, and trademarks used in connection with linked websites are not trademarks of Ganz. Ganz specifically disclaims responsibility for any inadvertent viewing by anyone under the Age of Majority (as defined in the applicable Website user agreement) of any material intended for adults on a website accessed through use of a linked website.
How To Control How Your Personal Information is Collected, Used and Disclosed
You have control over how we collect, use and disclose your personal information. Any comments, questions or changes regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information shall be directed to Ganz Customer Service Department, as described below. You may choose not to receive email from us, even after granting permission, by unsubscribing. Instructions on how to unsubscribe from emails that are not related to processing of your transactions with us are included in each such email. A request for a copy of the personal information we keep about you, depending on the laws of your country, must be made in writing giving details with which Ganz can identify you. Information will be furnished in accordance with applicable law.
Questions, Comments or Accessing or Updating Your Personal Information:
Please note that certain information is required by Ganz to process payment and fulfill any orders that you may place through a Website, and if you withdraw your consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information for these purposes, then Ganz will not be able to fulfill your orders.
If, after contacting our Customer Service Representative, your concerns or questions have not been resolved to your satisfaction, you can contact Ganz Legal Department in writing via mail or fax:
Attention: Legal Department
One Pearce Road, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada L4L 3T2
Fax Number: 905-851-7427
Last modified on March 19, 2009