Personal Information: Personal information means any information about you except your name, business title, business address, business e-mail address, business telephone number or business facsimile number. It also does not include your home address or phone number if these are published in a telephone or other directory.
We are responsible for the personal information under our control and we have designated Dieter Gerhard who is responsible for our compliance with this policy and with privacy legislation. If you wish to contact Dieter you can do one of the following:
by telephone: 250.721.9991
by e-mail: [email protected]
by mail: 301 – 771 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC V8X 5A7
What Personal Information do we Collect?
When you purchase any product from us including but not limited to web development, internet marketing, hosting, search engine optimization, computer or business courses, any listings on any of our internet directories, graphic design, desktop publishing products including but not limited to brochures, rack cards, business cards, letterhead, posters, signs, or when you have us service, administer, or repair your web site, or purchase other products or services from or through us, or if you participate in one of our surveys, contests, or promotions, or contact the studio staff, we may collect some or all of the following information: your name, address and telephone number, e-mail address, web site address and facsimile number, your occupation, and information about your computer skills (such as familiarity with certain computers and computer programs)
The Security of your Personal Information is Important to Us
Your personal information is used by us only for the purposes identified below and access to your personal information is limited to those employees of northStudio inc. who need to have access to it.
How do we use your Personal Information?
Your personal information may be used by us to provide products and services to you such as stated in the section above: “What Personal Information do we Collect” as well as to provide you with a reminder that your web site and/or listing requires servicing and to provide you with updates and information regarding products and services that we have to offer and which we think will be of interest to you..
Sometimes we have to Share your Personal Information with Others
We do not sell your personal information to third parties. We may share some or all of your personal information with third parties such as the Registrar of your domain name and its related companies, the hosting provider of your web site or web application, the providers of products or services relating to your web site. We may also disclose your personal information where we are required or permitted by law to do so.
How Long do we keep your Personal Information?
We retain your personal information as long as we believe that you are our customer and for 2 years after you are no longer our customer. If the information relates to the hosting of a web site or web application, or a domain Name registration we retain personal information relating to the hosting of a web site or web application, or a domain Name registration as long as those arrangements are in place. If the information relates to the development, administration, service or repair of any product we have developed, administered, serviced or repaired for you we retain the personal information for as long as is reasonably necessary to address any issues arising from development, administration, service or repair as may be required by law. If there are legal requirements relating to the period of time which we must retain your personal information, we comply with those requirements.
What can you do if you want to limit the use to which we Put Your Personal Information?
Most of the personal information which we collect is necessary for us to perform the services outlined herein throughout this Notice and we cannot do this without that personal information. Similarly, we must disclose your personal information as described above in order to host your web site or web application, register and/or renew your domain name, to provide products and services related to these services. If you do not want us to use or disclose your personal information in a particular way, please contact Dieter Gerhard as described above and we will be pleased to discuss with you how we can limit collection, use or disclosure of your personal information.
You can Request Access to Your Personal Information
You have a right to access the personal information which we have about you and to request that personal information which you believe to be inaccurate be corrected. If you wish to access your personal information you should contact Dieter Gerhard who will be pleased to assist you.