Effective date: October 1st, 2021
Further, if you are not of the age of majority in your place of residence, please do not use the Site or Services.
How we Collect and use Personal Information
We collect Personal Information for specific and limited purposes, including providing our Services to you, where you consent to the collection, in order to meet our contractual commitments to you and to comply with our legal obligations.
When collecting Personal Information from you, we will identify the purpose for collecting your Personal Information at the time we request it and will not use or disclose your Personal Information other than for the purpose for which it was collected, without your prior consent or as otherwise permitted by applicable data protection and privacy laws. We endeavor to collect the minimum amount of Personal Information required to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected.
In certain cases, you will need to provide us with Personal Information, including your name, email address and other information about you in order for us to provide information to you or to obtain our Services. If you choose to withhold any Personal Information requested by us or withdraw your consent, it may not be possible for us to provide the Services to you or respond to your query.
We collect and use your Personal Information (or other information) in a variety of ways, including for the following purposes:
- to manage our relationship with you and share information about Vida, and our Services with you;
- to conduct research on our Site and Services, including analyzing testing data to improve our Services;
- to communicate with you regarding inquiries for information or employment opportunities; or
- to detect, prevent or investigate security breaches or fraud, to protect our business and to maintain appropriate records for internal administrative purposes, including analyzing and monitoring usage of our Site.
Wherever you have given us your consent to use your Personal Information, you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us using the contact information provided at the end of this policy. You may no longer be able to access parts of our Site or obtain our Services if you withdraw your consent.
Our Disclosure of Personal Information
We also share some of your Personal Information with third parties in order to offer the Services to you, including:
- we may disclose your Personal Information to third party service providers for fraud prevention, payment processing or law enforcement; and
- we may send information to third party service providers that help us to operate our Site or offer our Services including hosting, data analysis, event logging, information technology, customer service, digital and other marketing, user analytics and email delivery and messaging.
Retention of Personal Information
We routinely destroy Personal Information that is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected, in accordance with applicable laws. We will delete your Personal Information when it is no longer required to retain the Personal Information as set out in this Policy.
Accuracy of Personal Information
Vida takes reasonable steps to ensure that any Personal Information in our custody is accurate and up-to-date for the purposes for which the Personal Information is to be used by Vida. In most instances, we rely on Users of our Site or our Services to notify us of any changes to their Personal Information provided by them.
How we Protect your Personal Information
Vida uses reasonable and appropriate physical, administrative and technical measures designed to help you secure your Personal Information against accidental or unlawful loss, access or disclosure. Only staff and service providers who have a legitimate business purpose for accessing the Personal Information collected by us are authorized to do so. Unauthorized use of Personal Information by anyone affiliated with Vida is prohibited and constitutes grounds for disciplinary action. Even though we take steps to protect your Personal Information, security breaches cannot be eliminated and we cannot guarantee that your Personal Information will not be disclosed or used contrary to this Policy.
You and you alone are responsible for ensuring that sufficient security software is installed and running on your computer, smartphone or tablet and that your network firewall is of sufficient quality and that your wireless connection is encrypted to a degree that will prevent third party access. Vida is not responsible for any failure by you to secure your own device and its access to the Internet or your use of public, unsecured networks. Vida also is not responsible for any failure by you to eliminate malware. These failures and others can make you vulnerable to privacy breaches and would put you and your data at risk.
Location of Personal Information
Personal information we collect is stored and processed by us and our third party service providers primarily in Canada, regardless of where you are located. However, personal information collected by us or third parties referenced herein may be stored and processed in another country and by using the Website, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of Canada. We will use reasonable measures to ensure all personal information is protected, but cannot ensure that the laws of other countries will offer the same level of protection as Canadian laws. By submitting your personal information to us, you hereby consent to the transmission, processing and/or storage of personal information outside of Canada.
Links to Third Party Sites
Our Site may lead you to third party websites, including websites advertising other products or services. Those organizations are separate and distinct from Vida and have their own separate privacy policies. We are not responsible in any way for how any third party collects, uses or discloses your Personal Information, so it is important to familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of these websites before providing your Personal Information to them.
You may sign up to receive marketing or promotional communications from us. Where you have expressly opted-in, we may use your Personal Information to inform you about us and our products and our Services, including promotional offers and events.
If you no longer wish to receive marketing or promotional communications from us, you can opt-out at any time by:
- using the unsubscribe feature found in our emails and other electronic communications; or
- contacting us via email
Upon written request, you will be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of your Personal Information, and will be given access to that Personal Information. Vida provides an opportunity for individuals to challenge the accuracy and completeness of their Personal Information and have it amended as appropriate.
In addition to the above rights, you also have the right to:
- request us to restrict our use or disclosure of your Personal Information;
- object to our use or disclosure of your Personal Information; and
- request us to delete the Personal Information we hold about you.
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By visiting this page on our website: www.vidacarbon.com
- By mail: 1090 West Georgia Street, Suite 700 Vancouver, BC V6E 3V7