Your privacy is very important to us. The purpose of this Policy is to disclose what Personal Information (as defined below) and other information we may collect from you, how we may collect it, with whom we may share it, as well as the choices you have regarding our collection of information and our use and disclosure of that information to other parties.
We may collect information through our website located at Mechanico.ca, other sites accessible via subdomains, mobile versions of any of these sites, and any other site on which this Policy is posted (each a “Site” and, collectively, the “Sites”).
(Mechanico.ca is collectively referred to as the “Services”). Except in instances otherwise discussed in this Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you through our services. If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, please do not use the services.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may collect personal and other information about you when you use our services, as described below. “Personal Information” is information which can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, such as their name, email address, or phone number, whether used alone, or when combined with other personal or identifying information which is linked or linkable to a specific individual.
We typically collect Personal Information and other data from you, and use that information as set forth in this Policy or otherwise communicated to you from time to time (subject to your consent when required by applicable laws).
WHEN YOU REGISTER OR SIGN UP FOR OUR SERVICES
You may register for our services in order to sign up for alerts, access our resources, and for other features we may add from time to time. You may be registered for our services automatically when you contact one of our agents regarding a property or inquire about us or our services. If you register for our services, we collect Personal Information such as your name, email, phone number and any other Personal Information required on the registration form. We primarily use this information to provide information you have requested, manage and correspond with you about your inquiry, send you information and newsletters, and/or other information we think may interest you, and for other matters described in this Policy.
NEWSLETTERS, INQUIRIES AND EMAILS
We may offer newsletters and/or other communications to share information with you about Mechanico.ca, helpful guides and information, and other topics or offers in which we believe you may be interested, about us and our related entities, or about our advertisers, sponsors, or other business partners. You may sign up to receive information from a specific agent or our general mailing list. If you inquire regarding a project, a Mechanico.ca sales associate may contact you regarding that or the extent related to your inquiry.
Please note, if you choose to provide your email address or other contact information to our customer service, we collect this information on behalf of that agent. However, we cannot control how the customer service department uses that information, and therefore this Policy does not apply to their use of your Personal Information. Please contact the agent to learn more about their privacy practices.
COOKIES, WEB BEACONS AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
LOCATION; IP ADDRESSES; AND CLICK-STREAM DATA
Our services and servers may collect other Information from you. The Information collected cannot typically be used to identify you personally. However, if you have registered for our services, it may be possible for us to link certain information to information that identifies you personally. Information collected through our services includes: information sent to us automatically by your web browser, the address of the web page you were visiting when you accessed our services, information about your operating system, the browser you are using; the date and time of your visit; and online traffic patterns and content accessed throughout our services. If you allow the use of location services, we may also collect location information through our services. This information allows us to better tailor our content to visitors’ needs, to localize and personalize content, and helps us and certain third parties to better understand our audience.
IF YOU CONTACT US THROUGH THE SERVICES
You may contact us with questions about our services, our business or other matters. Any information you provide through our services will be used in the context of resolving your request or answering your inquiry, or to provide additional information related to that inquiry. We may also place you on our marketing list for information related to your inquiry or which we otherwise believe would be of interest to you, and we may otherwise use your information as described in this Policy.
HOW WE USE INFORMATION
We use collected information to make available and to improve our high standard of reliable services. We use such information to:
Respond to inquiries or service requests and monitor such responses;
provide information about Auto Services and market our products and services
Manage our services and assess usage;
Enhance or personalize your experience using our services;
Inform you of offers or new features that we believe may be of interest to you;
Provide information or services you have requested;
Process or maintain your subscription to a newsletter or mailing list;
Facilitate various programs and/or promotions in which you participate;
Target advertising or content, or for other advertising, promotional or marketing purposes;
Study the use and popularity of various areas of our services and to improve our services; and
Analyze general locations where our content is viewed (by reviewing IP addresses).
We may also use such information for other purposes related to our business or that of our related entities, as well as for any other purposes described in this Policy or any other agreement you may enter with Mechanico.ca or otherwise as we may disclose to you or to which you consent from time to time.
HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION
Information we collect may be shared with a variety of parties, depending upon the purpose for and context in which that information was provided. We will only disclose the Personal Information you provide to appropriate affiliates of Mechanico.ca to satisfy your request.
We may share analyses of our server logs, including details regarding usage of our Services and general information about our audience, with current or potential advertisers or business partners. Such disclosures typically aggregate usage data from these analyses and other information not generally considered to be Personal Information.
We may, without your consent, share Personal Information and other data with service providers who provide certain services on our behalf, or in the other circumstances noted below. For example, we may share certain Personal Information we collect with third parties such as providers of data hosting or processing services, payment processors, or other service providers. We also reserve the right to share any information we possess or data derived from it with service providers or others if such information has been reasonably de-identified.
In addition, in the event that we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition, liquidation or sale of all or a portion of our assets, Personal Information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred, or may be disclosed (subject to confidentiality restrictions) during the due diligence process. If such a transfer occurs, the acquiring company’s use of your Personal Information will still be subject to this Policy, and any privacy choices you selected in your online profile on our Services.
Finally, we may, without your consent, access and disclose your Personal Information, any communications sent or received by you, and any other information that we may have about you as may be permitted or as we believe in good faith may be reasonably necessary to comply with any law, regulation, rule or court order; pursuant to subpoenas or other requests from governmental, regulatory or administrative agencies or law enforcement authorities; to respond to any claims, or to prevent, investigate, identify persons or organizations potentially involved in, or take any action regarding suspected fraud, violations of our Disclaimer, or activity that appears to us to be illegal or we believe may expose us to legal liability. Additionally, we may disclose Personal Information in situations that we believe to be emergencies involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or property if we believe that your information in any way relates to that threat.
It is possible for you to use most of our services without giving us any Personal Information. When you do register with us or give us Personal Information, you may sometimes have an opportunity at the time we collect your information to limit e-mail communications from us or you can unsubscribe from email newsletters or similar communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in every email.
We have implemented reasonable security measures to safeguard the Personal Information you provide us. However, please remember that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet, and accordingly we cannot provide any guarantee that your Personal Information or any other information you provide us will remain secure.
EFFECTIVE DATE; POLICY CHANGES
Each time you use our services, the current version of the Policy will apply. Accordingly, when you use our services, you should check the date of this Policy (which appears at the top of the Policy) and review any changes since the last version. We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time and without notice other than simply posting such modifications. Any such modifications will be effective immediately upon posting on the services.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By providing us with any Personal Information, you expressly and unconditionally release and hold harmless Mechanico.ca, related entities, parents, service providers, licensors, and its or their respective officers, directors, employees or agents (collectively the “Mechanico.ca Parties”) from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the use and/or misuse of your collected Personal Information. In addition, while we take reasonable steps to prevent third party companies from making unauthorized use of your Personal Information, we cannot be held liable for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the use and/or misuse of your collected Personal Information by those third parties.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL ANY MECHANICO.CA’ PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, LOST PROFITS OR LOST REVENUE) THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS ON THIS SITE, EVEN IF THE MECHANICO.CA’ PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. INTERNATIONAL GUESTS.
If you are accessing our services from outside of Canada, you consent to the transfer of your information to Canada, and the processing, use, and sharing of your information in accordance with this Policy. Regardless of where your information is collected or transferred, the information will be treated in accordance with this Policy.