This document was last updated July 31, 2003.
TREAT is committed to protecting your privacy. You can visit
most pages on our site without giving us any information about
yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services
that you request, and this privacy statement explains data collection
and use in those situations. This privacy statement only applies
to TREAT.CA; it does not apply to TREAT's affiliate sites, or
services. Please read the complete TREAT.CA privacy statement.
COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will ask you when we need information that personally
identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact
you. Generally, this information is requested when you are ordering
e-mail newsletters, joining a limited-access member site, signing
up for an event or training, or when purchasing and/or registering
TREAT services. Personal information collected by TREAT.CA often
is limited to e-mail address, language, country or location, but
may include other information when needed to provide a service
For example: If you choose a service or transaction that requires
payment, such as subscribing to TREAT, we will request personal
information necessary for billing, such as: name, address, telephone
number, and credit card number.
TREAT.CA also collects certain information about your computer
hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address,
browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and
referring Web site addresses. This information is used for the
operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service,
and to provide general statistics regarding use of TREAT.CA.
TREAT.CA also collects information about which pages our customers
visit within TREAT.CA. This site visitation data is identified
only by a unique ID number, and it is never linked with personal
information unless a user consents as described below.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use your personal information for the following purposes:
- To ensure our site is relevant to your needs.
- To deliver services, such as newsletters, events, training or
software, that you request or purchase.
- To help us create and publish content most relevant to you.
- To alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information
and other new services from TREAT, if you so request.
- To allow you access to limited-entry areas of our site as appropriate.
We will merge site-visitation data with anonymous demographic
information for research purposes, and we may use this information
in aggregate to provide more relevant content. In some limited-entry
sections of TREAT.CA, with your approval, we will combine site-visitation
data with your personal information in order to provide you with
personalized content. If you decline permission, we will not provide
you the personalized service and will not merge your personal
information with site-visitation data.
TREAT may disclose your personal information if required to do
so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary
to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal
process served on TREAT or the site; (b) protect and defend the
rights or property of TREAT and its Web sites, or (c) act in urgent
circumstances to protect the personal safety of TREAT employees,
users of TREAT services, or members of the public.
CONTROL OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information,
TREAT.CA will not share that information with third parties without
your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already
listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.
TREAT.CA may send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical
service or security issues related to our services, or confirming
you requested a service. You will not be able to choose to unsubscribe
to these mailings, as they are considered an essential part of
the service you have chosen.
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal
information is correct and current.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
TREAT.CA is committed to protecting the security of your personal
information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures
to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access,
use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information
you provide in computer servers with limited access that are located
in controlled facilities. When we transmit sensitive information
(such as a credit card number) over the internet, we protect it
through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer
PROTECTION OF CHILDREN'S PERSONAL INFORMATION
TREAT.CA is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect
any personal information from children.
ENFORCEMENT OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first
contact TREAT.CA by e-mail.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
TREAT.CA will occasionally update this privacy statement. When
we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at
the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this
statement, TREAT.CA will notify you by placing prominent notice
on the Web site.
TREAT welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement,
please contact us by e-mail, or postal mail.
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67 Mowat Avenue, Suite 335
Last Updated: July 31, 2003