Last Updated: September 20, 2023
The Services may be subject to additional terms and conditions. Please review such terms and conditions before accessing or otherwise using the Services.
This Policy may have changed since the last time You reviewed it. The date of the last update to this Policy is indicated above. If this Policy materially changes, We will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify You that the Policy has changed. This may be done by direct communication to You or indication via the Services.
When You use the Services, We collect information (including personal information) from You. The information We collect may be provided by You, collected by Us or by a third party, or received from a third party. By using the Services, You consent to the collection, use and disclosure of Your information. You may refuse or withdraw Your consent any time. Please refer to VI. Access, Accuracy and Choice.
As permitted by law, consent to the collection of Your personal information may be implied. In certain circumstances, express consent may be required, and We will do so if it is determined that We must obtain express consent from You. Otherwise, Your acceptance of this Policy indicates Your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of Your information.
Subject to legal and contractual restrictions, You may refuse or withdraw Your consent at any time by notifying Us in accordance with this Policy. We note that some of the Services require Your personal information to function properly or the Services may only be offered if You provide Us with Your personal information. In such cases, if You refuse or withdraw Your consent, the Services may not be available to You. To refuse or withdraw Your consent, please refer to VI. Access, Accuracy and Choice.
Carity is headquartered in Canada; however, some of Our development occurs outside of Canada and We may use hosting services located outside of Canada.
As detailed in the disclosure section below where We describe how We share information with third parties, We work with third parties who may be located outside of Canada and Your information may be processed and/or stored in a country outside of Canada. As a result, foreign federal and state governments, Canadian federal or provincial courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of Your information through laws applicable in the foreign countries and Canada. Your use of the Services or Your submission of any information to Us will constitute Your consent to the transfer of Your information outside of Your country of residence, which may provide for different data protection and privacy rules than in Your country.
We collect Your personal information when You give it to us. Collection may be facilitated through various means such as:
We may collect information about You or other related information without You providing it directly to Us, Our business partners or Our third-party service providers.
We may collect Your information automatically when You use the Services. This collection may be done directly by Us, or via a third-party service provider. For third-party service providers, please also refer to the disclosure section below where We describe how We share information with third parties. We may automatically collect Your information, including personal information, such as Your IP address, telephone number, device information, geo-location, identifiers (such as advertiser identifier), browser information, operating system information, and interaction with the Services.
We may collect information about You from third-party sources. When You connect to the Services using Your social media accounts or other federated identity management services, We may receive information such as Your public profile, language, age group, country, and other information that such social media services or federated identity management services may provide. In addition to enabling the connection, We may use Your information for delivering advertisements that may be relevant or of interest to You. Please see the Marketing and Remarketing section below.
We use the information collected for the purposes for which it was collected, which are listed below in the Purposes section. If a purpose is not listed, We will disclose the purpose before or at the time of collecting the information.
Your information may be collected, used and disclosed for the following purposes:
The purposes for which Your information is collected may be applicable for Us to process Your information or for a third-party service provider to process Your information in relation to the Services.
We are actively involved in research and development in the field of artificial intelligence. One use case for information that We collect through the Services is to train Our artificial intelligence models. However, if We use Your information for such training purposes, we will first de-identify any information that may identify You.
We may disclose Your information to various parties as disclosed in this section. These parties include Our business partners, third-party service providers, government authorities or other parties as described in this section.
We may use third-party service providers to perform functions in connection with the Services. Some of the third-party service providers and business partners may be provided or given access to Your personal information and they may be located outside of Canada.
Below is a description of how We share information with Our third-party service providers and business partners:
If We become involved in a merger, acquisition, sale of assets, joint venture, securities offering, bankruptcy, reorganization, liquidation, dissolution, or other transaction or if the ownership of all or substantially all of Our business otherwise changes, We may transfer Your information to a third party or parties in connection therewith. Specifically, We may disclose information about You to third parties without Your consent where We believe that such disclosure is necessary to determine whether to proceed with a prospective business transaction or to complete a transaction in progress, or where the information is necessary to carry on the activity that was the object of the transaction. A “business transaction” includes:
We may disclose information about You to third parties without Your consent if We believe that such disclosure is necessary to:
Where obliged or permitted to disclose information without consent, We will not disclose more information than is required.
Aggregated information that We compiled or created may be shared with third parties. The aggregated information does not contain Your personal information.
We take security seriously and have taken steps to safeguard Your personal information by implementing physical, procedural, contractual and technical security measures. However, no measures are perfect and Your personal information may be compromised despite all of Our efforts. Please review this section carefully to understand the risk associated with providing Us Your information.
We protect Your personal information as follows:
We retain Your personal information for as long as You use the Service and for a reasonable time thereafter. The exact retention period for information varies on the type of information and the purpose for which such information was collected. Some information is necessary to maintain, safeguard and operate the Service and as a result, such information may be kept indefinitely. When Your personal information is no longer required, We will destroy, erase or convert it to an anonymous form.
Despite all Our efforts in safeguarding Your information, We cannot guarantee the safety of Your information. There are numerous sophisticated adversaries who may employ tactics to defeat Our security measures or the security measures of Our service providers and partners. If You determine that the residual risk remaining from providing Us Your information after taking into consideration the mitigation measures (both security and retention) described above, and the potential for such measures to be defeated, is greater than the benefit obtained from Your use of the Service or is beyond Your risk tolerance, then please do not use the Service. As explained in this Policy, You may refuse or withdraw Your consent at any time. By using the Service, You acknowledge that You understand and assume the risk associated with using the Service.
WE ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION DUE TO TRANSMISSION ERRORS, THIRD-PARTY ACCESS OR CAUSES BEYOND OUR CONTROL.
You acknowledge that this Policy applies only to the Service that We own or operate. We do not have access to or control over the practices, content or information of other parties and thus, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE, REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT SUCH PRACTICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION IS ACCURATE, LEGAL, NON-INFRINGING OR INOFFENSIVE, OR THAT THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISING OR LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER MALICIOUS CODE. YOU AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY SUCH THIRD PARTIES ADVERTISING, LINKS, CONTENT, PRACTICES OR INFORMATION.
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We permit the reasonable right of access and review of Your personal information held by Us and will endeavour to provide the information to You within a reasonable time. We may refuse access or Your right of access may be limited in accordance with applicable law. To guard against fraudulent requests for access, We may require sufficient information to allow Us to confirm that the person making the request is authorized to do so before granting access or making corrections.
We do not routinely update Your personal information but will correct Your personal information when You have indicated to Us that it is inaccurate or incomplete.
You can withdraw Your consent to Our use of Your personal information at any time. Withdrawal of consent does not operate retroactively and may affect Your ability to use the Service.
To communicate with Us regarding this section or about this Policy in general, please contact Us at email@example.com. For some of Your personal information, You may withdraw consent or refuse collection through Your device. For example, You may disable location services or cookies.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from an individual under the age of 16. If You are under the age of 16, please do not submit any personal information through the Service. If You have reason to believe that We may have accidentally received personal information from an individual under the age of 16, please contact Us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.