Protecting Personal Information
6279490 Canada Inc. (e-Dealer) has always been committed to providing the highest level of security and privacy for personal information about current, past and prospective customers and other identifiable individuals that comes into its possession or custody.
This Privacy Code contains ten principles that are to be adhered to by 6279490 Canada Inc. (e-Dealer) and its subsidiaries (hereinafter “e-Dealer”) regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information about any identifiable individual.
Specific Information that has been rendered anonymous by the removal of information that would identify a specific customer or individual is not subject to this code.
In 2000, the federal government of Canada enacted The Protection of Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). Effective January 1, 2004, all organizations that collect, use or disclose personal information in the course of their commercial activities will be subject to PIPEDA or substantially similar provincial legislation (collectively, “privacy legislation”). Briefly stated, privacy legislation requires that the consent of an individual be obtained for the collection and use of his or her personal information, that steps be taken to protect personal information and that one or more individuals be appointed to monitor compliance with the provisions of applicable privacy legislation.
The term “personal information” means information about an identifiable individual recorded in any form and includes, but is not limited to, such things as race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, age, gender, marital status, religion, education, medical information, criminal information, performance reviews, trade union membership, employment and financial history, income, address and telephone number, e-mail address, numerical identifiers such as Social Insurance Number, and views and personal opinions. In the case of a customer, personal information also includes information about a customer’s purchasing history, credit information, billing records, service and any recorded complaints and, in the case of an employee, includes information found in personnel files, employment history, performance reviews and medical and benefits information. Publicly available information, such as a public directory listing of names, addresses, telephone numbers and electronic addresses, however, is not considered personal information.