Maizex Seeds Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy throughout all of your interactions, both on-line and off. We adhere to Canadian privacy standards and are committed to upholding the highest standards of privacy and to use your information judiciously in an effort to provide you with the best possible service and convenience.
We encourage you to review this policy. Visiting and using the Maizex website and its services serves as providing consent to Maizex Seeds to use your personal information as set out in this policy.)
This Policy is intended to be in compliance with the applicable privacy laws and regulations of Canada and the Province of Ontario from which personally identifiable information is collected.
Please note that this policy only covers information collected by and through the Maizex website. It does not apply to any third-party sites linked to the Maizex site.
Collection of Information
The Maizex website collects personal information such as:
- Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the computers being used to access our sites
- operating systems and the types and versions of browsers used to access our sites
- Internet Service Providers used by visitors to our sites
- dates and times users access our sites
- pages visited
- keywords users enter into our search engine
- names and sizes of files requested
This information is collected only from individuals who voluntarily submit the information through the website. This information is referred to as Personal Information throughout this Policy.
Personal Information may be collected in different ways:
Areas of the site may request users to provide a « user ID » and password. Visitors to the site may be asked to supply their name, geographic location and some information about their business or occupation or other reason for interest in the site. In addition, some areas request users to supply an e-mail address to sign up for newsletters and news feeds. Feedback or comment forms whereby users can submit questions or comments are also on this site.
From time-to-time our site may request additional information from users through surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is voluntary and the user has the choice to disclose whatever additional information may be requested. Information requested through surveys and contests may include additional demographic information.
This site automatically logs information about a visitor from the browser used to access the site (e.g., Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc.). This includes the I.P. address of the visitor, the pages in the site which are visited. This information will be used by Maizex to diagnose problems with its web servers, to administer, design and construct its web sites, to track visitor movements on the web sites and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use only.
Opting In / Opting Out
Maizex permits users to opt out of receiving promotional materials. If the user would like to “opt out”, they may do so by way of the “Opt Out” link contained in the e-mail messages delivering such materials.
Likewise, you may withdraw your consent to the collection or use of your Personal Information at any time by sending an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org identifying yourself and describing the Personal Information which you believe has been collected through this site.
Retention of Personal Information
Maizex will periodically delete Personal Information collected from visitors to its website if it is no longer needed for any purpose for which the information may be used or disclosed under the terms of this Policy.
Maizex takes precautions to protect users’ information. Our safeguards include technical means and policies and procedures that our staff is trained to follow. The Maizex website is hosted by a third party and therefore these safeguards shall also apply. If as a registered user you receive a password, you should keep it confidential because it is the key to access to the information held by Maizex about you.
We try to reduce the likelihood of accidental disclosures and unintended access and modification of account information, but it is impossible to eliminate this possibility completely. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both on-line and off-line.
When an enrollment or order form asks users to enter sensitive information, it is encrypted and protected with the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
While Maizex uses SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, it also takes steps to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Maizex employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected.
Protecting Your Own Privacy
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – information can be collected and used by others. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information.
How Do We Use Your Information?
Your Personal Information may be used to communicate with you about your use of our sites, to let you know about changes to our services or our site or to provide services to you or to improve our understanding of what visitors want and need to see on the sites. In particular:
User Information may be used to improve the efficiency of the website and to ensure the information which is provided is timely and relevant and meets the needs of our visitors. Maizex may also use the information which visitors voluntarily submit through the site to provide information and promotional material to persons who have visited the Maizex site and to process specific requests for information which visitors may make. (Refer to « Opting In / Opting Out » below if you do not wish to receive this material)
Survey Information will be used in a manner similar to User Information but will be used primarily in aggregate form to provide Maizex with information on customer needs, product design, market demand, etc.
Maizex may share Personal Information with others for a number of purposes:
We provide data about visitor interests, demographics and other information collected from our web site to our Trade Partners, advertisers and other interested parties so that they can learn what products and services are most popular to our customers. Aggregated data will be in anonymous group statistical form and not associated with any individual person.
We may partner with other parties to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third parties to provide these services. These parties will not be allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
Your consent enables Maizex the right to disclose personal information for the following reasons:
- To comply with law, court orders, subpoena or legal process;
- To enforce or apply Maizex’s agreements or protect Maizex and its rights,
- By operation of law, when such Personal Information is transferred as a part of sale of assets including the assets represented by this site;
- In the event that Maizex, or substantially all of its assets, are acquired outside of the ordinary course of business, and such Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets; or
- To share information with government agencies or other companies assisting in fraud prevention/investigation, where: permitted/required by law; trying to protect against/prevent actual or potential fraud; and/or investigating fraud which has already taken place
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