Website Privacy Statement & PIPEDA
The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you about the types of personal information Global-Tech Green Energy & Minerals, Canada Ltd (as follows, “Global-Tech Green Energy & Minerals, Canada Ltd”, “we” or “us”) collects, uses and discloses. It explains how we use and disclose that information, the choices you have regarding such use and disclosure and how you may correct that information where required.
We are proud to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy by complying with the laws and regulations under applicable privacy laws in Canada, including the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
This Privacy Statement applies to any personal information we collect or receive about you, from any source, including through our website and other online platforms (the “Site”). We encourage you to read this Privacy Statement before providing us with any personal information and before using the Site. By providing us with any personal information or using the Site, you are signifying that you agree with all of the terms of this Privacy Statement, so please do not do so if you disagree with any part of this Privacy Statement.
Collection of Personal Information
This Privacy Statement applies to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Global-Tech Green Energy & Minerals, Canada Ltd.
Personal information is any factual or subjective information about an identifiable individual. Your personal information may include but is not limited to your name, mailing address, phone numbers, gender, email address, identification numbers, etc. Personal Information, however, does not include any information that is solely used to communicate with you in relation to your employment, business or profession, such as your name, position name or title, work address, work telephone number, or work electronic address.
We will always collect your personal information by fair and lawful means. For example, you may provide your personal information when you complete a 'Contact us' form or contact our Investor Relations department. You may also provide your personal information when you use our Site, including by creating an account, signing up for email communications or participating in a survey. We sometimes collect personal information from you through third party service providers
We may also collect your demographic data, such as your gender and postal code when you provide this information to us. Demographic data may be used to tailor your experience on the Site and the communications you receive from us. On occasion, aggregate information that does not identify any particular user may be compiled and shared with our affiliates and other third parties as described in Section III below.
What about children? We generally do not collect information that is identifiable to children. When we do, it is on a limited basis and with the expectation of adult supervision or permission. We recommend that parents and guardians take steps to limit and monitor their children’s Internet activities directly, or through software and other tools.
We collect anonymous information about any user of this Site. This anonymous information may include a user’s browser type, type of computer operating system, and the domain name of the website from which the user linked to the Sites. This information is collected for Global-Tech Green Energy & Minerals, Canada Ltd’s internal use, such as to enhance website security, to detect broad demographic trends, to assist Global-Tech Green Energy & Minerals, Canada Ltd in providing content tailored to a user’s interests and to otherwise enhance the user experience on the Sites.
We may use a “cookie” or similar technology to assist us to customize the Sites. A “cookie” is a data file that a website sends to a user’s computer while that user is viewing the site. These data files include information that allows a website to remember information that will make that user’s use of the website more efficient and helpful to him or her. Cookies do not damage computer systems or files, and only the website that transferred a particular cookie to you can read, modify or delete such cookie.
You should note that declining cookies may significantly impair your use of our website.
Use of Personal Information
Whenever we collect your personal information, we will identify the purposes for which we will use that information and we will obtain your consent to such use. We may collect your personal information for a variety of reasons, including: sending you information and communications; responding to enquiries and other requests; optimizing your experience on our Site and for internal purposes such as analyzing and managing our business and improving our services. We may also use, or disclose your personal information, if we have reason to believe that using or disclosing such information is necessary to protect our rights, safety or property, including by detecting and preventing fraud. We may also use your personal information as otherwise permitted by law.
We obtain your consent prior to collecting, using or disclosing your personal information for any purpose. The form of consent that we seek, including whether it is expressed or implied, will largely depend on the sensitivity of the personal information and the reasonable expectations you might have in the circumstances. From time to time, we may collect, use or disclose your personal information based on your consent and as permitted by law.
We store your personal information in our offices in Canada, as well as our data centres in the United States. While your personal information is in the U.S., it is subject to U.S. laws, and may be subject to disclosure to the governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies in the U.S., pursuant to applicable laws.
Our service providers may, from time to time, also hold your personal information in connection with purposes for which you provided your consent. We may keep a record of your personal information, correspondence or comments in a file specific to you.
We will use, disclose or retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and as permitted or required by law. We have established minimum and maximum retention periods and secure procedures for maintaining and destroying your personal information.
Safeguarding your information
We have implemented physical, organizational, contractual and technological security measures to protect your personal information from loss or theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. The only personnel who are granted access to your personal information are those with a business “need-to-know” or whose duties reasonably require access to such information.
The security of all personal information collected through our Site is of utmost importance to us. We have taken reasonable technical, contractual, administrative and physical security steps to protect the personal information collected from you through the Site, consistent with standard industry practice and the sensitivity of the personal information collected. These security measures are periodically reviewed.
Links to other websites, applications and physical locations
This Privacy Statement is governed by, and interpreted and enforced in accordance with, the laws in force in the Province of Vancouver and the federal laws of Canada (excluding any conflict of laws, rule or principle which might refer such interpretation to the laws of another jurisdiction).
Whom do I contact with questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement?
If you need further assistance, please contact the Global-Tech Green Energy & Minerals, Canada Ltd Privacy Officer either by writing to us at Global-Tech Green Energy & Minerals, Canada Ltd, 595 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T5, Canada, by telephone at +1 778 807 9679 or by contacting us via the Contact Us page here.