Senior Women Living Together is an online platform that helps senior women to connect with other senior women who are seeking shared-living arrangements. The website and services are owned by 11552619 CANADA SOCIETY, a non-profit corporation (“society”, “corporation”, “we”, “us” or “our”). The corporation complies with Canadian Federal and Provincial privacy laws and regulations including the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act.
The Services are accessible at swlt.ca and any other websites through which we make the Services available from time to time (collectively, the “Website”).
PROTECTION OF CHILDREN ONLINE
The Corporation considers the protection of children’s privacy, especially online, to be of the utmost importance. We do not advertise our Site to children. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children nor do we allow them to become registered users of, or to request information through, our Site or help-seeking information lines.
If you are under the age of 18, please do not use our Site or submit any personal information through the Site. If you have reason to believe that anyone under 18 years of age has provided their personal information to us, please contact us at the email address provided below, and we will delete that information.
Although you are not required to register to access our Site, you may be asked to provide us with personal information when you visit certain sections of our Site.
Personal information is information which may be connected to you specifically as the individual to whom the information relates. Such information may include name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, or any other information defined as personally identifiable information (or similar term) by applicable laws (“Personal Information”).
Personal Information does not include your personally identifiable information that has been deidentified, pseudonymized, anonymized, aggregated and/or otherwise processed so as to be unidentifiable (i) in such a way that the data can no longer be attributed to a specific individual, or (ii) in such a way that the data can no longer be attributed to a specific individual (by reasonable means) without the use of additional information, and where such additional information is kept separate and under adequate security to prevent unauthorized re-identification of a specific individual such that one could not, using reasonable efforts, link such information back to a specific individual (the foregoing being referred to as “De-Identified Personal Information”).
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us through responses to surveys, search functions, questionnaires, feedback, profile creation, and the like. We may ask you to provide self-assessment information. We may ask you to provide additional information if you want to obtain additional services or information, or to resolve complaints or concerns.
HOW WE USE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION GATHERED
Please be advised that any information gathered on our Site may be used in the aggregate for research and development relating to our Site and/or for future site development.
We may use information gathered about you for the following purposes:
– to communicate with you about your Account and our Website and Services, and to provide customer service;
– to assist us to tailor the content of our Site to your needs;
– to allow you to set up a user account and profile;
– to contact you and allow other users to contact you;
– to fulfill your requests for certain products and services;
– to provide and improve the Services; and
– to analyze how you use the Services.
– In circumstances where you have indicated that you wish to receive additional information, to send you information about us and promotional material about our Services together with details of any offers we may have available from time to time.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Corporation will not disclose your personal information to other members, subscribers or visitors to the Site. We do not disclose your personal information to third parties for their marketing and advertising purposes without your explicit consent.
Note: For promotional purposes, we request members to allow us to highlight their success stories on the Site. We make this request in writing directly to the specific members and their personal information is not used in the highlights.
Third Party Services:
There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your personal information with certain third parties without further notice to you. This disclosure may be required for us to provide you access to our Services, to comply with our legal obligations, to enforce our Terms of Service, or to prevent, detect, mitigate, and investigate fraudulent or illegal activities related to our Services. These circumstances include, but are not limited to:
- Law Enforcement. We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with applicable laws. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas), to protect our property or rights or the property or rights of a third party, the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to otherwise comply with applicable laws.
- Service Providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including, without limitation, hosting and maintenance, customer relationship, database storage and management, identification verification, and direct marketing campaigns. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to binding contractual obligations requiring such third parties to maintain the privacy and security of your data.
Please note that any of these disclosures may involve the storage or processing of personal information outside of Canada and may therefore be subject to different privacy laws than those applicable in Canada, including laws that require the disclosure of personal information to governmental authorities under circumstances that are different than those that apply in Canada.
Cookies are small data files that are downloaded from websites into your browser’s directory, and retrieved the next time you visit the site or load another page on the site.
You can disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, some areas of our Site will not function properly if you do so.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. The Corporation applies security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, such as retaining information in secure facilities and making personal information accessible only to authorized employees on a need-to-know basis.
Storage of Information
Personal information you share with us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls, on our isolated database in Canada, with DDoS protection to counter cyber attacks.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Website or Services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. You should not share your password with anyone. You must prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer or device and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by other users.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do try to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to us or which we obtain. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website or used with our Services.
Retention of Information
We retain your personal information as long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations. In addition, we may retain your personal information, including information from closed Accounts, to comply with applicable laws, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, enforce our Terms of Service, or take other actions permitted or required by applicable laws. After it is no longer necessary for us to retain your personal information, as determined by us in our sole discretion in accordance with applicable laws, we dispose of it in a secure manner according to our data retention and deletion policies.
SOCIAL MEDIA PLUGINS
We may integrate social media application program interfaces or plug-ins (“Plug-ins”) from social networks, including Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Xing, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and/or possibly other companies, into the Website. In order to register as a user with us, you may have the option to sign in using your Facebook or other social media site (“SMS”) login.
For example, when you visit our Website or platform, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This allows Facebook to receive information about your visit to our Website or platform with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged on to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our Website or platform to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to our Website or platform to your user account. Please note that as provider of the Website or platform, we receive no notification about the contents of the transmitted data or their use by Facebook. If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our Website or platform to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
YOU MAY WITHDRAW YOUR CONSENT
We only send promotional, marketing communications and newsletters with your consent. If you no longer wish to receive these communications from us, please send us an email at the email address provided below. You can also stop receiving these email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications.
By providing us with your email address, you consent to our using the email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on the Service to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. You may not opt out of Service-related emails.
REQUESTS TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR DELETE PERSONAL INFORMATION
We take steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate and up to date, and that you have the ability to access and make corrections to it. You can view and change your personal information by signing in to your Account. Please update your personal information immediately if it changes or is inaccurate.
Upon your request, we will close your Account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your Account activity and in accordance with applicable laws.
IMPROPER COLLECTION AND MISUSE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Please report any improper collection or misuse of personal information provided on the Site to us at the email address provided below. Depending on the law where you live, you may also have the right to file a complaint with your local data protection authority.
Or by mail to:
786 Mountain Ash Road