Last updated: October 1, 2014
We use the following defined terms:
"Personal Information" means information about you as an identifiable individual. This includes information such as your name, home address, telephone number, personal e-mail address, and personal social media addresses. Your business address, title, and business telephone number are not Personal Information when used for business purposes.
"Service Providers" means other companies and individuals who provide us with services but who are not our employees.
Click on one of the links below to jump to the listed section:
- Application of this Privacy Statement
- Information we collect
- Children and Minors
- Uses of the information we collect
- How we obtain your consent
- How we share your information
- How we store and protect your Personal Information
- Links to external content
- Cookies, advertising and how to opt-out
- Accessing your Personal Information
- How to contact us
Application of this Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement applies to Personal Information that we collect through the Sites and when you contact us.
Information we collect
We collect information when you provide it to us. We also collect information about you through automated technologies on our Sites and from third parties. When we link information to you that was collected through automated technology, we treat that information as Personal Information.
Information that you provide
#paid and our Service Providers collect Personal Information from you when you provide it. For example, you might provide us with your Personal Information when you register for an account on hashtagpaid.com, e-mail us, submit a resume or job application, sign up for an e-mail newsletter, post in our Workroom, participate in a contest or survey, or otherwise communicate or interact with us through our Sites. This information may include your name, address (including postal code), phone number, email address, social media account handle, photographs, and more.
If you register for a Celebrity account, to have the option of bidding on job postings ("Campaigns") you will be required to link to your account an authorized third party social media account (e.g., Instagram, Twitter, etc.). By linking to this social media account, you understand that we will obtain certain information about you from your social media account, which may include your first and last name, number of followers, biography, and profile picture. The latest three posts from this account, including metrics related to the social media account such as re-tweets/favourites and/or likes/comments, as applicable, will be included in your Celebrity account profile.
If you do not want your Personal Information collected, please do not submit it. When using certain of our services, such as our Workroom, you may voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly-viewable screens or pages. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personally identifiable information about yourself.
Automated information and cookies
When you visit or interact with us, we and our Service Providers may use technologies that automatically collect information about how you access, navigate and leave our Sites. For example, we will collect information on what other website you came from before visiting the Sites, what browser type and operating system you are using, the internet protocol (IP) address you are accessing the Sites from, the pages you are navigating through and what website you go to after visiting our Sites. In general, we do not associate this type of information with other Personal Information about you except in the case of an investigation into our website security.
Information from third parties
We may collect or receive information about you from third parties. If you are on another website and you opt-in to receive information from us, we may receive information about you.
Children and Minors
The Sites are not directed to or suitable for children under 13. You must be at least the age of majority in your province or jurisdiction of residence in order to register for an Advertiser account on hashtagpaid.com. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone under 13 years of age. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete this information from our records or, if that is not reasonable, we will take reasonable available steps to de-identify the information. Children who are over the age of 13 but under the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside should not provide us with Personal Information without their parent's or guardian's consent.
Uses of the information we collect
We use information collected from you for business purposes. For example, we use Personal Information:
· to respond to your inquiries and provide you with information, such as information about our services;
· facilitate your participation in a contest or survey;
· facilitate your participation in a Campaign, such as to ship products to you;
· to provide you with features on our Sites, such as an account to access Campaign listings and the Workroom, and notification regarding account activity;
· to process and facilitate transactions, such as payment for completed Campaigns;
· to provide legal notices; and
· to provide you with newsletters and other advertising.
How we obtain your consent
You consent to the collection, storage and use of your Personal Information when you provide it to us or you provide it to a third party and give the third party permission to send that information to us. The purposes for the collection of Personal Information that you provide to us are usually stated or implicit in the context in which you gave it to us or a third party acting on our behalf. If we want to make additional uses of your Personal Information, we will ask you for your express consent. For example, if you provide us with your e-mail address when you make an inquiry, we obtain your implied consent to use it for the purposes of responding to your inquiry. We may ask you for your opt-in consent to use your e-mail for other purposes, such as adding you to our newsletter list.
We use opt-out consent for cookies and other automated information. If you do not want us to collect or use this information, please do not visit our Sites. In addition, you may opt-out by using browser settings that will not accept cookies or setting your e-mail application to not download images. In addition, you may opt-out of certain on-line advertising. Please see Cookies, advertising and how to opt-out for more information.
How we share your information
We may share information we collect about you in the following circumstances.
Service Providers providing services to us or on our behalf
Our Service Providers provide services to us and may provide services to you on our behalf. We may share your Personal Information or information that we have collected through automated means on our Sites with our Service Providers. For example, our Service Providers may host our Sites, analyze data collected from our Sites, provide customer service on our behalf, administer our promotions, provide marketing or promotional assistance, post our advertisements, and collect your feedback on our Sites and advertisements.
Aggregated or de-identified information
We may share information in aggregated statistics and de-identified form with third parties.
When you specifically agree to us sharing your information
Business Mergers or Acquisitions
We may sell or purchase assets. If another entity acquires us or all or a portion of our assets, information that we collected from you may be shared with that entity. The information may also be shared for the purpose of that entity considering whether to enter into the transaction and also to complete the transaction. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct that entity to use your information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement and the purposes for which the information was originally collected.
Other legally required or permitted disclosures
We may also disclose your Personal Information in the following circumstances: (a) if such disclosure is necessary for us to receive legal advice; (b) to collect a debt from you; (c) if we are required to disclose your Personal Information in order to comply with any legal obligation or the decision of a judicial authority; (d) if disclosure is requested by an investigatory body, law enforcement official or governmental authority which has lawful authority to request the disclosure of the information in respect of an investigation; (e) if we have reasonable grounds to believe that the information relates to a breach of an agreement or contravention of a law; or (f) where we are otherwise permitted to do so by applicable law.
How we store and protect your Personal Information
We retain your Personal Information to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. We maintain and also require our Service Providers to maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of your Personal Information. For example, we use password protection where appropriate and limit access to staff, employees, Service Providers who need to have access to it for the purposes for which it was collected and who have acknowledged their obligations to protect your Personal Information. When we transfer your Personal Information, we use encryption where appropriate. Please understand, however, that we cannot and do not guarantee the security of your Personal Information.
If you are located in Canada, please be aware that information we collect may be transferred to and processed in the United States and other countries in which our Service Providers have operations, and will be subject to the laws of those jurisdictions, which may be different from Canada's laws.
Links to external content
Cookies, advertising and how to opt-out
If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to: (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject any cookies. You may also set your e-mail options to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our e-mail and performed certain functions with it.
Accessing your Personal Information
If you wish to verify, correct, or update any of your Personal Information collected by us or our Service Providers acting on our behalf and that we have received from these Service Providers, you may do so by contacting us at the address listed below in "How to Contact Us."
Please note that we may request Personal Information from you in order to authenticate your identity before providing you with access to your Personal Information or complying with any request to correct or update your Personal Information.
Please also note that in some cases we may legally deny you access to the information that we have collected about you. For example, this may occur where the information is subject to solicitor-client privilege or consists of references to other persons or proprietary information that cannot be severed.
We may routinely delete certain records that contain Personal Information in accordance with our record-keeping practices. Although we will make efforts to comply with any request that you may make to destroy Personal Information about you that is not otherwise required by us to fulfill legal requirements or to protect our interests, you should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your Personal Information from our databases without some residual copies of data because of backups, archival systems and other reasons. We will not, however, continue to use your Personal Information for active purposes once you have requested us not to do so.
How to contact us
55 Hillholm Blvd.
Richmond Hill, ON