Company Name: ESF Group
Effective Date: December 1, 2023
- Personal data we will collect
- Use of collected data
- Who has access to collected data
- User rights
This policy complies with the laws set forth in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
Users agree that by using our site, they consent to:
- the collection, use, and retention of the data listed in this policy.
Personal data we collect
Automatically collected data
When you visit and use our site, we may automatically collect and retain the following information:
- IP address
- Links visited while using the site
- Content viewed on our site
- Duration of the visit
- Hardware and software details (browser used, device type)
Non-automatically collected data
We may also collect the following data when you perform certain functions on our site:
- First name and last name
- Phone number
- Mailing address
- Billing address
- Date of birth
- Payment information
- Preference-related information
These data may be collected through the following methods:
- Contact form
- Transaction form
- Website purchase
How we use personal data
Personal data collected on our site will only be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of our site. We will not use your data beyond what we disclose.
The data we collect automatically is used for the following purposes:
- Anonymous statistics
- Optimizing site navigation and content
The data we collect when a user performs certain functions may be used for the following purposes:
- Order tracking
- Content display restrictions
With whom we share personal data
We may disclose any user data to any member of our organization who reasonably needs it to achieve the objectives stated in this policy.
We may share user data with the following third parties:
Third parties will not be able to access user data beyond what is reasonably necessary to achieve the given objective.
We are committed to not selling or sharing your data with third parties except in the following cases:
- if the law requires it
- if it is required for any legal proceedings
- to prove or protect our legal rights
- to buyers or potential buyers of this company in the event that we seek to sell the company
If you follow hyperlinks from our site to another site, please be aware that we are not responsible and do not have control over their privacy policies and practices.
Data retention period
We do not retain user data beyond what is necessary to achieve the purposes for which it is collected.
How we protect your personal data
We protect your data by using the following means:
- Firewalls and antivirus on our devices
- Regular website updates to prevent software vulnerabilities
- Confidentiality agreements with subcontractors and employees
- Use of strong passwords and protection of site login forms
While we take all reasonable precautions to ensure that our user data is secure and users are protected, there is always a risk of harm. The internet as a whole can be, at times, insecure, and therefore, we are unable to guarantee the security of user data beyond what is reasonably practical.
For EU residents, the GDPR specifies that individuals under the age of 15 are considered minors for data collection purposes. Minors must have the consent of a legal guardian for their data to be collected, processed, and used.
If a minimum age applies to our content, it will be indicated on the relevant sections of the website. Users are responsible for confirming their age before accessing restricted content.
International data transfer
User data may be accessed, processed, or collected by the company or a subcontractor thereof in the following countries:
- United States
Your rights as a user
As a user, you are entitled to access all your personal data that we have collected. Additionally, you are entitled to update or correct any personal data in our possession, provided it is legally acceptable.
You can choose to delete or modify your consent to data collection and use at any time, provided it is legally acceptable, and you inform us within a reasonable timeframe.
A cookie is a small file stored on a user’s hard drive by the website. It is only accessible when the user visits the website. Its purpose is to store data related to the user’s browsing habits.
Examples of information stored in cookies
A page marked as a favorite, site display preference, favorite article category, etc.
We use the following types of cookies on our site:
We use them to remember any selections you make on our site so they are saved for your future visits.
This allows us to improve the design and functionality of our site by collecting data on the content you access and engage with on our site.
These cookies collect data on how you use the site and your preferences. This allows us to make the information and promotions you see on our site more targeted.
You can open your browser in private mode to have cookies deleted at the end of each session. You can also choose to disable cookies entirely in your internet browser, but this may reduce the quality of your user experience on all visited websites.
We may use third-party cookies on our site to achieve the following objectives:
Collecting browsing data.
Adapting advertisements to the visitor’s interests.
To modify, delete, inquire, or contest collected data
If you have questions or wish to have your information deleted or modified in any way, please contact our privacy officer.