2. WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES FW2Women COLLECT?
FW2Women collects a variety of personal information including information You give, information that is automatically collected when You engage with FW2Women and information received from third parties who engage with FW2Women. This information may be collected directly by FW2women, or on its behalf working with credible third-party service providers who take the privacy of your personal information seriously and represent that they comply with applicable laws and regulations regarding the management of your personal information.
2.1. Information You Give
This type of personal information is what You give to be able to use the Site and gain access to FW2Women goods and services, including:
2.1.1 Information for FW2Women to Operate the Site
FW2Women may collect your name, date of birth, email, address, telephone number, other contact information (such as a personal photo), as well as information about your customer and consumer preferences in order to facilitate your use of the Site and deliver to You other goods and services. We use this information on a longer-term basis and update it from time to time until You indicate to us in writing that You wish to close your account or delete your profile. If You make such a request, we only maintain an archived copy of the personal information necessary for FW2Women to meet its legal and regulatory obligations, as well as exercise and safeguard its legal rights and other legitimate interests.
2.1.2. Information You Provide to Use the FW2WOMEN™ Marketplace Hosted on the Site
For users of the Site who wish to post their offerings or make requests for goods and services we also ask for additional information such as government issued identification and proof of permits, licenses, professional designations and the like. This information is used to verify your identity and qualifications as a provider registered on the Site, for the benefit of other users. We maintain this additional information only for as long as needed to verify and notify users of the Site that such verification has been received. This information is then removed from FW2Women’s systems and information storage mechanisms.
When providing payment or financial details, such as credit card and bank account information through the Site, this information is funneled directly to and from Paypal or other third-party payment systems and providers. Other than maintaining a record of fees or commissions charged by FW2Women to You as a service provider in the FW2WOMEN™ marketplace and summary information about the transactions you have had with other users of the Site for your bookkeeping purposes, FW2Women does not store your financial information in its information storage systems.
2.1.3. Information You Choose to Share with the FW2WOMEN™ Community
You are able to voluntarily post or exchange with other users of the Site information that may be personal information to You, such as information regarding your personal characteristics (e.g. gender), personal history, health, competencies, disabilities, activities, and personal preferences for engaging with FW2Women and the FW2WOMEN™ community.
For the purposes of facilitating your use of the Site, FW2Women reserves the right not to keep a record of all personal information You may provide for FW2Women to engage with You directly. FW2Women does not take any responsibility for any information You make “public” or otherwise available for other users of the Site to see, but the Site does provide mechanisms for to You to delete or edit such information. Similarly, You agree that FW2Women is not responsible for any information You exchange privately with other users through the Site, other than to provide private channels for communication between users and make available copies of information exchanged in these channels, for a limited period of time, generally up to one year.
2.2 Information Automatically Collected When You Use the Site
2.3. Information FW2Women Received from Third Parties
FW2Women may delegate the collection of personal information to third party service providers. We endeavour to select third-party service providers who are subject to the laws of Canada or other jurisdictions that have achieved the recognition or approval of official bodies who assess the adequacy of information/data protection in such other jurisdictions (e.g. European Commission recognition and participation in the US-EU Privacy Shield).
Such third parties, while under the limited direction of FW2Women are independent businesses and organizations with their own privacy policies, which we encourage You to review. You agree that FW2Women is not responsible for how such third parties apply their policies and actually perform their legal obligations to safeguard, handle and otherwise manage your personal information.
When third parties not under the direction of FW2Women provide us with personal information about You or when information is provided by another user of the Site, FW2Women has no control over their choice or decision to do so. You agree that FW2Women is not responsible for the personal information disclosed on the Site, or to Fw2Women by third parties that do not have a mandate from FW2Women to do so.
All inquiries regarding how third parties do or have managed your personal information should be directed to such third parties.
3. WHY DOES FW2Women COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?
There are a number of reasons why FW2Women collects your personal information.
3.1. Collection for Business Operation Purposes
FW2Women uses the personal information we collect from You to facilitate your use of our Site, and other goods and services, and to contact You from time to time, including, for example, to:
3.2 Collection for Legal Purposes
FW2Women may also collect and use personal information for other purposes where it has a legal duty or right to do so. For example, FW2Women may be required to provide personal information when compelled by a court order. While FW2Women may in its discretion take steps to notify You of such circumstances or take steps to try and prevent such a disclosure from materializing, You agree that FW2Women is under no obligation to do so and will not be held responsible or liable for any impact such disclosures may have on You.
FW2Women does not use personal information for any other purposes, unless it has the consent of the individual to whom it relates.
4. HOW DOES FW2Women COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?
FW2Women may collect personal information from You in person, by way of telephone, e-mail, fax or regular mail. You can opt-out of receiving such communications by contacting FW2Women at the address and other contact information below.
Visitors to the Site should also be aware that anonymous technical information may be collected by FW2Women as a result of a visit to the FW2Women Site. For example, this information may include the visitor’s IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times, referring website addresses, internet service provider and like information. FW2Women uses this anonymous technical information for purposes such as diagnosing problems with FW2Women technical systems and servers, improving the operation and content of the FW2Women Site and compiling aggregate and statistical information. Such information, cannot generally be used to identify You in the absence of it being combined with other information, that once combined can be linked to You.
FW2Women will not attempt to link or match such anonymous technical information with any personally-identifiable information unless:
FW2Women may use “cookies” in connection with the Site. “Cookies” are small text files placed on your computer that can collect and store a variety of information. Permanent cookies are stored indefinitely on a user’s hard drive unless manually deleted, while temporary cookies are automatically deleted from the user’s browser upon logging out of a website. Web browsers typically allow users to disable permanent and/or temporary cookies, however, if enabled we cannot guarantee that the “cookies” we use are not accessible by third parties.
5. WHEN IS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION DISCLOSED?
5.1. Third Party Service Providers
FW2Women does not rent, sell or trade customer lists. FW2Women does not directly share your personal information collected through the Site or otherwise with unaffiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes without your consent. We may, however, provide personal information to third party contractors and other third parties who assist FW2Women to maintain the Site and provide You with other goods and services (i.e. third party service providers). Accordingly, any permissions You grant FW2Women with respect to your personal information under this policy are permissions You are necessarily granting to our contractors and service providers so that they can perform their duties to FW2Women. As independent contractors and businesses, such third parties are in control of their own operations and while FW2Women may request that they ensure proper steps are taken to manage the privacy of your personal information, FW2Women does not have the ability to directly intervene in their processes and systems for doing so. Accordingly, You agree not to hold FW2Women liable or responsible for the actions of its third party service providers which FW2Women must necessarily interact with in regards to the collection and handling of your personal information.
5.2. Your Responsibilities for the Management of Your Personal Information
You agree that You at all times have the control and responsibility for the choices You make to provide your personal information to FW2Women and others in order to receive goods and services.
Please note that your personal preferences may be stored in web browser caches and/or elsewhere in your personal devices. You at all times agree to take full responsibility for any personal information stored in web browser caches or in your devices.
FW2Women does not routinely monitor or moderate content expressed in online channels it controls, whether public or private and You acknowledge and agree that it has no obligation to so unless mandated by law. FW2Women may provide if it chooses to do so, guidelines for respectful and constructive communication to foster greater awareness among users of the Site and other goods and services.
In some cases, You may also have the right to have your personal information removed (erased) from FW2Women’s systems and information storage mechanisms subject to any legitimate legal basis for the continued processing of your personal information. Accordingly, to the extent allowed by law, FW2Women, reserves its rights to maintain a secured, archived copy of personal information for the purposes of meeting its legal and regulatory obligations, as well as legally exercising and safeguarding its legitimate interests.
7. HOW DOES FW2Women PROTECT THE SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION?
FW2Women has in place reasonable policies, procedures and safeguards (including administrative, physical, technological and organizational measures) designed to protect the security of personal information under its control. For example, SSL certificates and vulnerability scanning are used to ensure the security of the Site.
FW2Women recommends You use anti-virus software, firewalls, make routine credit checks, and take other precautions on a regular basis to review and apply personal information security measures with regard to the use of your devices. This includes, among other things, reviewing and informing yourself about the security measures of third party websites and platforms to help assure the proper collection and handling of your personal information.
You acknowledge and accept that FW2Women’s security measures for the Site do not extend to, or affect the security of third party websites and platforms, including without limitation, the websites, and platforms of other users of the Site. You further accept that despite the commercially reasonable steps FW2Women takes to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, its systems and information storage mechanisms are not immune from being hacked or other security breaches. Accordingly, You agree not to hold FW2Women responsible for security breaches of personal information which occur through third-party actions, websites or platforms.
8. HOW IS PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED?
9. DOES FW2Women PROVIDE ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION?
FW2Women will provide You with access to your personal information that it holds upon receiving your written request and in accordance with applicable laws. Generally, there is no cost for such access; however, FW2Women reserves the right to charge such costs on a case by case basis in accordance with applicable laws to cover its reasonably incurred expenses to comply with such requests. You will be notified in advance if such charges could apply in conjunction with a request You make for a copy of your personal information held by FW2Women.
FW2Women may contact You from time to time to confirm personal information it has and will correct or amend the personal information in its files where it can be shown that the information is incorrect or incomplete.
10. CONTACT FW2Women
For further information about FW2Women privacy practices, to make a request for access to personal information, or any other matter relating to the management of your personal information please contact us at:
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