At Ask Gauge Inc., (“AskGauge”) we are committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality and security of your personal information.
How Personal Information is Collected
As a general rule, AskGauge collects personal information directly from you. In circumstances where the personal information that we collect about you is held by a third party, we will obtain your permission before we seek out this information from such sources (such permission may be given directly by you or implied from your actions).
From time to time, we may use the services of third parties in our activities and operations and may also receive personal information collected by those third parties in the course of the performance of their services for us or otherwise. Where this is the case, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that such third parties have represented to us that they have the right to disclose your personal information to us.
Where permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements, we may collect information about you without your knowledge or consent.
Form of Personal Information Collected
We may collect information related to your visit to our website or use of our service including the internet protocol (“IP”) address and domain used to access our website, the type and version of your browser, the website you came from to access our service, the pages at which you entered and exited, affiliate log-in credentials, any website page that is viewed by that IP address and what country you are from. If you use a mobile device with location services enabled, we may collect and process information about your actual location through GPS signals, nearby Wi-Fi access points or cell towers. We use this information to monitor our website’s performance (such as the number of visits, average time spent, page views) and for our business purposes.
In addition, we collect the personal information that you submit to us, such as your name, username, email address, address and any other contact or other information that you choose to provide by using the “contact us” portion of the website or during the user account sign-in process.
Where you request information from us, we may use the e-mail address that you provide to send you information about offers on products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you have asked us to put you on an e-mail mailing list to provide you with certain information on a regular basis, or if we send you information about our offers on products and services by e-mail, you may ask us to remove you from the list at any time (using the unsubscribe instructions provided with each e-mail and on our website).
When you visit our website or log in to the service, we place a “cookie” during the sign-in process on the hard drive of your computer or device to track your visit. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your hard drive through your web browser and that can only be read by the website that placed the cookie on your hard drive. The cookie acts as an identification card and allows our website to identify you and to record your login status and preferences. The cookie allows us to track your visits to affiliate websites so that we can better understand your use of our service and so that we can customize and tailor the service to better meet your needs.
Most web browsers’ default setting is to accept cookies. However, web browsers enable you to change this setting to have your web browser either notify you prior to a website placing a cookie on your hard drive so that you can decide whether or not to accept the cookie or automatically prevent the placing of a cookie on your hard drive. If cookies are not accepted, you may not be able to access certain pages on the website. AskGauge partners may use other tracking technology such as a web beacon, which may also not function if cookies are not accepted.
AskGauge may allow third-party companies to serve ads or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third-party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioural advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org.
Third Party Website Links
Our website or email digests may contain links to other websites that may be subject to less stringent privacy standards. These links are provided for your convenience only. We cannot assume any responsibility for the accuracy or form of the content, privacy practices, policies or actions of the third parties that operate these websites. AskGauge is not responsible for how such third parties collect, use or disclose your personal information. You should review the privacy policies of these websites before providing them with personal information.
Purposes of Collecting Personal Information
AskGauge collects personal information to enable us to undertake, manage and maintain our activities and operations, including:
• to establish, maintain and manage our relationship with you so that we may provide you with the products and services that have been requested;
• to be able to review the products and services that we provide to you so that we may understand your requirements for the targeted products and services and so that we and our partners may work to improve the products and services;
• for marketing and promotional purposes and to enable us to send promotional emails about our new products and services that may be of interest to you as well as including remarketing to our users about products or events that we think may be of interest to them;
• to conduct research and provide reporting for internal and external clients;
• to be able to comply with your requests;
• to keep and maintain our internal records;
• to protect us against error, breach, fraud, theft and damage to our property;
• to enable us to comply with all applicable laws or regulatory requirements; and
• any other reasonable purpose to which you consent.
Use of Your Personal Information
We may use and disclose your personal information:
• for any additional purposes for which we have obtained your consent to the use or disclosure of your personal information.
We may use or disclose your personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements to do so.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information
We may share your personal information with our employees, contractors, consultants and other parties who require such information to assist us with managing our relationship with you, including third parties that provide services to us or on our behalf; third parties that assist us in the provision of services to you including, but not limited to, provisioning of product details and payment processing; and third parties whose services we use to conduct our activities and operations.
Further, your personal information may be disclosed:
• as permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements;
• to comply with valid legal processes such as search warrants, summonses, or court orders;
• to protect the rights and property of AskGauge;
• during emergency situations or where necessary to protect the safety of a person or group of persons;
• if AskGauge is acquired by or merged with another company. AskGauge may disclose your information to satisfy any reasonable diligence required to effect a merger or acquisition without further notice;
• where the personal information is publicly available; or
• with your consent.
You acknowledge that providing your information to us that you are disclosing this information for the purposes of public consumption and waive any privacy rights you may have in that information.
We collect, use or disclose your personal information where we have your consent to do so. Depending on the sensitivity of the personal information, your consent may be implied, deemed (using an opt-out mechanism) or express. Express consent can be given orally, electronically or in writing. Implied consent is consent that can reasonably be inferred from your action or inaction. When you enter into an agreement with us, we will assume your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for purposes related to the performance of that agreement and for any other purposes identified to you at the relevant time.
Before such use or disclosure.
As described above, we may collect, use or disclose your personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required to do so by applicable law or regulatory requirements.
You may withdraw or alter your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual obligations and reasonable notice, by contacting our Privacy Officer using the contact information set out below. All communications with respect to such withdrawal or variation of consent should be in writing and addressed to our Privacy Officer.
Protection of Personal Information
AskGauge endeavours to maintain physical, organizational, technical and procedural safeguards that are commercially appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in question. These safeguards are designed to prevent your personal information from loss or theft and unauthorized access, copying, use, modification or disclosure.
The security of your personal information is important to us. Please advise our Privacy Officer immediately of any incident involving the loss of or unauthorized access to or disclosure of personal information that is in our custody or control.
Access to Your Personal Information
Your account contains information provided by you on registration such as username, email and other identifying information. Please log in to your account to edit, modify or remove this information.
You can ask to see your personal information. If you want to review, verify or correct your personal information, please contact our Privacy Officer. Please note that any such communication must be in writing.
When requesting access to your personal information, note that we may request specific information from you to enable us to confirm your identity and right to access, as well as to search for and provide you with, the personal information that we hold about you. We may charge you a fee to access your personal information; however, we will advise you of any fee in advance. If you require assistance in preparing your request, please contact the office of our Privacy Officer.
Your right to access the personal information that we hold about you is not absolute. There are instances where applicable law or regulatory requirements allow or require us to refuse to provide some or all of the personal information that we hold about you. In addition, the personal information may have been destroyed, erased or made anonymous in accordance with our record retention obligations and practices.
In the event that we cannot provide you with access to your personal information, we will endeavour to inform you of the reasons why subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions.
Questions about this Policy
Our Privacy Officer
Ask Gauge, Inc.
E-mail: [[email protected]]