Canadian and Quebec law governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal information in a manner that recognizes individuals’ right of privacy with respect to their personal information.
The type of personal information that is protected includes almost any information about an identifiable individual, such as your name, address, telephone number, age, sex, marital status and nationality. As provided by Law, personal information may not, however, include certain types of business or employment related information. It does not, for example, include the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization or a person doing business.
You may use the publicly accessible pages of the website at any time without registering. When you visit our website, data is saved on our servers in an anonymous format, such as connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from OSE, and ad data. Other types of data which may saved is the website that you visit us from, the websites that you proceed to from our site, and your IP address. As this is being done, no personal data is associated with you. However, we do need some personal information from you so that you can actively participate in the website and receive the services it offers.
If you are not registered and request some information or some services from us, you will be asked to supply some coordinates such as name, physical and electronic addresses, phone, etc. We will use such information to answer your request and may also use such information as provided in the “Use of E-mail address” section below.
Once you register and provide us with your required personal information, you are no longer anonymous. In providing us with your personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of such information on our servers. Once you are registered, we may collect and store the following personal information and CC info:
- email address and physical contact information including but not limited to your name, address, date of birth and telephone number;
- all transactional information based on your activities on OSE;
- any information relating to your use of the website and/or the software which is integrated in the website;
- any correspondence sent to us;
- your credit/debit card information; and
- other supplemental information from third parties allowed to communicate them to us.
OSE does not collect, use or disclose your Information, may it be personal information or CC info, without your consent except where required or allowed by law. We do not knowingly solicit information from children and we do not knowingly market our services to minors. Your Information is located on a server situated in Montreal in province of Quebec in Canada. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is as accurate, complete and up-to-date as is appropriate for its purposes and to minimize the possibility that inappropriate information may be used to make a decision about you.
Use of Data
Our primary purpose in collecting Information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. You agree that we may use your Information to:
- provide the services and customer support you request;
- resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
- customize, measure and improve our services, content and advertising;
- inform you about our services, targeted marketing, service updates, and promotional offers;
- process payments and refunds with third party financial institutions; and
- compare information for accuracy and verify it with authorized third parties.
We agree to protect the confidentiality of your Information as much as reasonably possible while doing so.
We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone’s rights, property, or safety. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in Quebec, in Canada, or outside of Canada.
We may also share your personal information with third parties assisting our business operations under contract or seeking our co-operation, including but not limited to: fraud investigators and debt collection agencies and personnel; law enforcement or other governmental officials if and as required by law; and, other business entities, should we plan to merge with or be acquired by those business entities, such business entities having a non-disclosure obligation.
Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.
Once you have been approved as a registered user with OSE, you will be assigned a user name. This user name will be displayed throughout the website, other users will not be able to personally identify your activities on the website. When visiting our site from a public or shared computer, certain information about you, such as your user name, may also be visible to others who may use such computer after your use.
You may withdraw your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure your Information at any time. However, without your Information, we may not be able to offer you the services which you have requested, and no reimbursement will be available in such circumstances. Upon such a request, or upon a request to terminate, delete, or de-activate your OSE account, we will close your account and remove your personal information from our systems as soon as reasonably possible, based upon your account activity and in accordance with applicable law. We do retain certain information from closed accounts, separately from the information relative to active accounts, in order to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms and Conditions, and take other actions otherwise required and/or permitted by law.
OSE uses so-called “cookies” which are files that are stored on your computer that can be retrieved to assist in customizing your experience with the online service. They are used to help us measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views, and other statistics relating to your use of this site. This cookie, by itself, does not tell us your email address or who you are.You are free to prevent cookies from being saved on your hard drive by adjusting the corresponding settings in your browser. However, turning off these settings may result in limited functionality.
Use of E-mail address
Some ads appearing on this website are delivered to you by (TBA), a web advertising company. Information about your visits to this site, such as the number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address or other personal information) is used to serve additional ads to you. For more information about (TBA) cookies, and how to “opt-out”, please visit (.comTBA).
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