In this policy, Freemeals.ca ("We") refers to employees, board members, lawyers, financial advisors, interns, volunteers, consultants and subcontractors of Freemeals.ca, all of which are required by the law or by a confidential agreement to keep confidential any information received while working for Freemeals.ca. Users are defined as any person who accesses the site Freemeals.ca and/or uses the Website.
1. What kind of information is collected by Freemeals.ca and how is the information used?
Freemeals.ca collects two kinds of information from its users: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information
1.1 Personally Identifiable Information
Personally Identifiable Information is requested by Freemeals.ca in order to identify a particular User. This includes demographic information and basic contact such as first and last name, email address, postal address, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, city of residence and other details or preferences. This information is required in order for you to fully benefit from our services when engaging in certain activities on the Website. These activities include creating an account, ordering a product or service from us or our partners, submitting content and/or posting content on discussion forums, entering a contest or sweepstakes sponsored by us or by one of our partners, completing a questionnaire, posting a comment, sending comments to us or one of our partners, requesting information about our services, submitting an affiliate agreement, applying for a job, posting a video or signing up for special offers from third parties through the Website. Collectively, these activities may be referred to as "Identification Activities". In addition to these "Identification Activities", when you order goods and/or services, we may also ask you to provide us with your credit card information, including your credit card number, the card`s expiration date, its authentication code, and other related information. Depending on the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some is identified as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory information for a particular activity that requires it, you will not be permitted to continue in that activity.
1.2 Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Freemeals.ca may use Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that does not identify a specific end User. This type of information may include things like the Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") of the website you visited before coming to our Website, the URL of the website you visit after leaving our Website, the type of browser you are using and your Internet Protocol ("IP") address. We, and/or our authorized third party service providers and advertisers, may automatically collect this information when you visit our Website through the use of electronic tools such as cookies, web beacons, and pixel tags. We use Non-Personally Identifiable Information to troubleshoot, administer the Website, analyze trends, gather demographic information, comply with applicable law, and cooperate with law enforcement activities. We may also share this information with our authorized service providers and advertisers to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, and programming.
Most Web browsers enable users to limit their exposure to cookies by allowing users to adjust privacy settings. If a User has their cookies disabled, some sections and services of Freemeal.ca may not perform as well as they normally would with cookies enabled.
Freemeals.ca may also collect IP addresses for system administration, to report aggregate information to our advertisers, and to prevent, investigate, and take actions in the case of suspected fraud or abuse.
2. How is Personally Identifiable Information disclosed?
Freemeals.ca does not share, sell, rent or exchange Personally Identifiable information with third parties with the following exceptions.
2.1 Freemeals.ca may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to Merchants.
Occasionally, as part of a promotion and in order to facilitate a transaction, a merchant or restaurant (jointly referred to as "Merchants") may request information on customers who bought this specific Freemeals.ca offer. In that case, we may provide the Merchants with some of your Personally Identifiable information. Sharing this information enables a Merchant to advertise directly to you at its own discretion. However, we will only share Personally Identifiable Information with a Merchant if you engage in an Identification Activity, in which case the information will only be shared with the Merchant involved in that Identification Activity. Freemeals.ca cannot be held responsible in any way for any of the actions undertaken by such Merchants. Freemeals.ca informs the Merchants that they are only allowed to communicate with you regarding a specific promotion offered through Freemeals.ca; however, we are not responsible for the actions of the Merchants and we have no control over them.
2.2 Freemeals.ca may disclose your information to Authorized Third Party Providers.
We offer services and products through third parties. These Authorized Third Party Providers perform services on our behalf, such as sending and distributing our administrative and promotional emails. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with such Authorized Third Party Providers to fulfill orders, to deliver packages, to send postal or electronic mail, to manage contests or sweepstakes, to remove repetitive information from our lists of customers, to analyze data, to provide marketing assistance, to provide search results and links, to process credit card payments, to operate the site, to resolve computer problems and to provide customer service.
We may also collect personal information from individuals and companies ("Affiliates") with whom we have business relationships and we may share your information to Authorized Third Party Providers to complete administrative tasks. For example, when place an order, we disclose your credit card`s data to the issuing bank in order to confirm your payment and, when necessary, we share your address to delivery service providers. Similarly, we may disclose an Affiliate`s data to our bank in order to provide a payment.
2.3 Freemeals.ca may resell your data.
2.4 Freemeals.ca may disclose your information in a business transfer.
2.5 We may share your information for our protection and the protection of others.
Freemeals.ca reserves the right to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information if it has reasons to believe that sharing this information is necessary in order to identify, contact or prosecute anyone who could be violating the Terms and Conditions Freemeals.ca, or interfering with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the rights of Freemeals.ca, its property, the rights of other users of Freemeals.ca, or causing harm to anyone.
Freemeals.ca may also disclose or access personal information, in good faith, if it is required by the Law, for administrative purposes or for other uses that it believes necessary in order to maintain its services and improve our products and services.
Minors under 13 are not allowed to use our website. We do not collect information about people we know to be under 13 years of age. This website is not designed in any way to appeal to anyone under 13.
The involvement and the consent of a parent or legal guardian are required every time a minor less than 18 years old, but over 13 years old wishes to make a payment. A minor must read and understand the payment terms under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian.
4. Security of information
We take security seriously and take numerous precautions to protect the security of Personally Identifiable Information. You can access your Personally Identifiable Information on our Website through a password and your email address. This password is encrypted. We recommend that you do not share your password with anyone. In addition, your Personally Identifiable Information resides on a secure server that only selected personnel and contractors have access to. A third party will encrypt certain sensitive information (such as credit card information) using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure that your Personally Identifiable Information is safe as it is transmitted to us.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we employ commercially reasonable security measures to protect data and seek to partner with companies which do the same, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the Website, and are not responsible for the actions of any third parties that may receive any such information.
5. Other provisions
Public Access: Freemeals.ca website may provide its Users with the opportunity to post information about themselves, to communicate with other Users, to comment on products, restaurants and merchants, and submit media content. This information can be accessed by other Users and / or companies. It may also appear on other websites and / or web searches. This means that the information can be read, collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address in a comment about a restaurant, you may receive unsolicited messages. We have no control over the identity of people who read your comments or how others may use the information that you voluntarily displayed. Please pay attention to the personal information that you post.