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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Thriftsome, Ltd. (“Thriftsome”, “us”, “we” or “our”) is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of our Users. When the term “Users” is used in this Privacy Policy and related documents, it shall mean: (i) visitors and users of our website and our apps as defined below; and (ii) consignors to Thriftsome (“Consignors”) who are also subject to additional consignment terms pursuant to our Consignment Agreement (“Users”, “you” or “your”).  

As used herein, the “Site” shall mean our website (thriftsome.ca). In the Site, we provide Users with access to sales of consigned items and other related services (the “Service”).

This Privacy Policy covers personal information collected about our Users and is part of our overall Terms of Service (“TOS”). Included in this Privacy Policy is: (i) our Cookie Policy. 

This Privacy Policy describes:

  1. the information identifying you that we collect;
  2. how we use this information;
  3. the legal basis upon which we process it;
  4. with whom it is shared; and
  5. how it is stored.

This Privacy Policy also describes other important topics relating to your personal information and privacy.

Please review this Privacy Policy to better understand our practices as they apply to your personal information. By using ThriftSome Service or accessing the Site, you confirm that you have read and understood the entirety of this Privacy Policy and agree to be bound by it and the other documents referenced herein.

Our Terms of Service (including Consignment Terms if you are a Consignor) apply to ThriftSome Service and this Site. If you do not agree to them, then you should not continue to use ThriftSome Service or the Site.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

From time to time, we may modify this Privacy Policy in our sole discretion. If we make any updates or changes to this Privacy Policy, all modifications will be posted to this Site, and will be effective immediately upon our posting and, where appropriate, notified to you by post or email. By continuing to use ThriftSome Service, or using the Site, after updates are posted and effective you are confirming that you have read and understood the latest version of the Privacy Policy.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

Identifiers. We collect personal information of all Users of ThriftSome website, which includes identifiers such as:

  1. your name;  
  2. phone number;
  3. postal address;
  4. email address.
  5. Internet Protocol (IP) address

Internet or other electronic network activity information including:

  1. browser type;
  2. your Internet Service Provider (ISP);
  3. website referring/exit pages;
  4. platform type;
  5. date/time stamp;
  6. other information related to your use of the Site.
  7. We may receive some personal information about you from third parties such as public websites and social media platforms.

Commercial information

  1. In order to act as a Consignor to ThriftSome, we require you to register for the Site. 
  2. information about your use of ThriftSome (including account related information such as payment information, purchase history, consign history);
  3. customer services information; and
  4. customer relationship management and marketing information.

Information Received Directly from You

  1. Opinion polls, surveys, contests, or sweepstakes: If you participate in our opinion polls, surveys, contests, or sweepstakes, we may collect additional personal information about you in connection with your response or entry.
  2. Consignment: Additionally, you may choose to make other personal information available to us in connection with the consignment of an item

 

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We, or third party service providers acting on our behalf, collect, use, and store the personal information we collect to:

  1. allow you to access and use our Site;
  2. communicate with you (see Communicating with You section below);
  3. register users;
  4. process requests and orders (including membership registration);
  5. provide technical support;
  6. store information about your preferences; 
  7. recognize you when you return to our Site;
  8. enable you to participate in our opinion polls, surveys, contests, or sweepstakes;
  9. administer our Site;
  10. ensure the security of our services and our Site;
  11. comply with any procedures, laws, and regulations which apply to us – this may include where we reasonably consider it is in our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others to comply, as well as where we are legally required to do so; and
  12. establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights – this may include where we reasonably consider it is in our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others, as well as where we are legally required to do so.

 

Communicating with you

We will contact you (including by email or mail) with information about our products, services, and offers which either you request, or which we believe you may be interested in (including through newsletters, alerts, and reminders about recurring event sales if it is in our legitimate interests, for business development and marketing purposes, unless you have told us that you don’t want to receive these messages by sending us an email at ………………………..

From time to time we will send you service-related emails, such as a welcome email when you register for the Site. 

If you provide us personal information when you communicate with us (including in person, by phone, or via email) this information may be shared with a Consignor or Customer Relations representative, employee, or expert that is most likely to be able to address your inquiry. This information will be used only for the purpose of responding to your inquiry.

 

Invitations

When you invite a friend to join our Site, we will automatically send your friend an email invitation on your behalf. We will not use your friend’s email address for any other purpose unless they join our Site or request further information or response from us. Similarly, when you email a message using the Invite a Friend function, we do not store the email addresses that are used to facilitate email communication.

 

Opinion polls and surveys

We may share personal information we collect from your responses to opinion polls or surveys with third parties. If we do so, we will provide you with notice and the opportunity to consent.

 

Contests and Sweepstakes

If you enter a contest or sweepstakes conducted by ThriftSome, we may contact you in connection with that particular contest or sweepstakes, including in order to update you regarding your status, administer the promotion, or let you know that a promotion has ended.

 

Online Tracking

Like most websites, we, our service providers, and our third-party partners may collect certain information about your interaction with our Site. This information may be stored in log files. Information stored in log files may include IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and other information.

We collect this information through the use of cookies and other similar technologies. We use this information to analyze demographic and other trends, administer the site, track aggregate usage of the Site, and provide you with relevant advertising.

Where we use cookies on our Site, you may block these at any time. To do so, you can activate the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you will not be able to access all or parts of our Site or to use all the functionality provided through our Site.

For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, please refer to our cookies policy. By continuing to use our Site and/or our services, you are agreeing to our use of cookies as described in our cookies policy.

Your Privacy Choices, the legal basis on which we use your personal information and right to control our use of your personal information, are described below.

 

SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Third parties

We may need to share your personal information with our contractors in the course of operating our business and providing products or services to you. These contractors include vendors and suppliers, including but not limited to payment processors, suppliers of technical and support services, logistics providers, and cloud service providers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content for the operation and maintenance of our Site or Service. We will also share your personal information with companies that assist us in our marketing, advertising and promotional activities, analytics, and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of our Site.

Access to your personal information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function. We require our contractors to keep the personal information they are provided with confidential and to comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy and applicable laws.

We will not rent, sell, or share your personal information with third parties or third-party advertisers for their own marketing purposes without your consent except to provide you with a product or service you request or as described in this Privacy Policy. If you have given your consent for us to use your personal information, but later change your mind, you should contact us using the information in the HOW TO CONTACT US section below and we will stop doing so.

We may also disclose and use anonymized, aggregated reporting and statistics about users of our website and apps or our goods and services and from interactions with us and our brands on social media for the purpose of internal reporting or reporting to our group or other third parties, and for our marketing and promotion purposes. None of these anonymized, aggregated reports or statistics will enable our users to be personally identified.

 

Disclosures required by law or for business purposes

We may disclose personal information pursuant to a request from law enforcement or pursuant to other legal or regulatory process, or as otherwise required by law, or, in our sole discretion, to protect our rights, property or interests, including to enforce this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Service. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your personal information to a third party, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.

In our sole discretion, we may also disclose information we collect to a third party when we believe it is reasonably necessary to investigate or prevent harm, fraud, abuse, or illegal conduct, including to enforce or apply our terms and conditions or any other agreement or to respond to any claims, or to protect our rights or the rights of a third party. We will also disclose your personal information to third parties where it is in our legitimate interests to do so to run, grow and develop our business. Information collected from this Site may also be transferred as part of a merger or other combination, or as part of a restructuring, bankruptcy, transfer of assets, or to our successors in interest.

 

Retention of personal information

We keep your personal information for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which the personal information is processed. The length of time we retain personal information depends on the purposes for which we collect and use it and/or as required to comply with applicable laws and to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.

In order to enforce the terms of this Privacy Policy, resolve disputes, or provide information to satisfy applicable governmental laws, regulations, investigations or proceedings, we may need to retain your personal information in our files. We will do so in compliance with applicable law.

 

YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES

Updates to your information

You can contact us at any time to update, change or delete personal information. 

 

Choice/opt-out

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletters, alerts, or promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications at any time.

 

How to exercise your choices

You may notify us of your choices or preferences by accessing your “Account Info” on the Site, or by contacting us as set forth in the “How to Contact Us” section below.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Third party websites

This Site contains links to other websites provided by third parties. Please be aware that we do not control these third-party websites or any of the content contained on those websites. Once you have left our Site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage you to exercise caution and to read the privacy policy for the website you visit. The inclusion of hyperlinks to third party websites on our site in no way constitutes an endorsement by us of such websites’ content, actions, or policies.

  

Aggregated Information

We may share aggregated information about you with third parties. Aggregated information is non-personal information about you that is combined with the non-personal information of other users.

 

Access by children or minors

Our Site is not directed to children under the age of 13, and our Terms of Service prohibit minors from using our Site or Service. We do not knowingly collect any information from children under 13.

 

Security

We take precautions to protect the information that we collect from our Users. We protect the information entrusted to us by taking all reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information, including through the use of appropriate physical, technical, and administrative safeguards and measures. These protections include restricting access to personal information to employees who need the information to perform a specific job. ThriftSome provides its employees with training on its security and privacy practices. Technical safeguards and measures include the use of encryption, passwords for access to our systems and use of anti-virus software.

However, in the course of the provision of your personal data to us, your personal information may be transferred over the internet. Although we make every effort to protect the personal information which you provide to us, no information security safeguards can be guaranteed to be completely secure, so you should use caution whenever providing personal information online, electronically or otherwise. Once we have received your personal information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorized access to it.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access your online account, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

 

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, or if you would like us to update information, we have about you or your preferences, please contact us by email at help@thriftsome.ca

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