Privacy Policy

 

Privacy Policy

 

MVW PHOTO, a.k.a. and hereafter referred to as “MICHAEL WILLEMS PHOTOGRAPHY”, understands that you care how your personal information is used and shared. Whilst we appreciate you trust we will do so carefully and sensibly, Michael Willems Photography is also obliged to comply with the requirements of Canadian and Ontario law.

This document comprises our Privacy Policy.  This Privacy Policy incorporates information on how Michael Willems Photography collects, uses, discloses and keeps secure your personal information.

 

  1. Collection of Personal Information

(a) The information collected by Michael Willems Photography from you assists us in personalizing and improving the experience for our customers. Such information is utilized primarily to ensure supply of goods and services to you the customer. Such information includes:

(i) name and address;

(ii) contact phone number;

(iii) email address;

(iv) product preferences;

(v) information regarding promotions and other service of Michael Willems Photography; and

(vi) information pertaining to all events and/or membership components. 

(b) Information regarding your use of the Michael Willems Photography website may also be obtained through the use of cookies.

(c) Michael Willems Photography will not collect sensitive information without your consent, unless it is necessary for such information to be collected for an activity or function, and will not collect any such information in a secret or dishonest way.

 

2. Use of Personal Information

(a) The primary use of personal information is for the purposes listed under the heading, Collection of Personal Information, above. However, we will use and disclose your personal information for the approved purposes and in a variety of ways associated with the approved purposes, including the following:

(i) to assist in the development of information technology, systems maintenance and development;

(ii) to assist in the development of information technology requirements, systems maintenance and developmental issues;

(iii) to analyze information for product development, marketing and research purposes and to improve and extend our range of services;

(iv) to investigate and resolve complaints concerning the provision of services by us or others associated to us;

(v) marketing directly to you in accordance with Canadian Law;

(vi) disclosure of your personal information to any other organization or person involved in carrying out any necessary function or activity on our behalf, including complaints handling and fraud prevention, whether within Canada or overseas;

(vii) disclosure of your personal information in a manner authorized or required by law;

(viii) for any unrelated secondary purpose to which you consent; and

(ix) for compliance with any legislative and regulatory provisions

(b) Moreover, we shall not utilize personal information without taking reasonable steps to ensure that the information is accurate, complete and up to date.

 

3. Disclosure of Personal Information

Michael Willems Photography may use and disclose your personal information for approved purposes and in a variety of ways associated with approved purposes. This includes the following:

(a) Michael Willems Photography may disclose personal information to related or unrelated third parties if consent has been obtained from you.

(b) Michael Willems Photography may disclose personal information between related body corporates. In circumstances where information is disclosed to related body corporates, they are bound by the original primary purpose for which the information was collected.

(c) Michael Willems Photography may disclose personal information to unrelated third parties to enable outsourcing of functions for purposes including, but not limited to billing, customer relations management and order fulfillment. This will be done when such disclosure is within your reasonable expectations.

(d) Michael Willems Photography will take reasonable steps to ensure that its contracts with third parties include requirements for third parties to comply with the Use and Disclosure requirements of the Privacy Act, and in accordance with the Michael Willems Photography Privacy Policy.

(e) Michael Willems Photography may disclose personal information to law enforcement agencies, government agencies, Courts or external advisors where permitted or required by law.

(f) Michael Willems Photography may disclose personal information to avoid an imminent threat to a person’s life or to public safety.

(g) If disclosure is not for a primary purpose, then it is for a related secondary purpose. If disclosure has not been obtained, then Michael Willems Photography will not disclose your personal information, unless for the reasons documented at clauses 3(a) to 3(f).

(h) Michael Willems Photography does not generally sell or share its customer lists on a commercial basis with third parties, but in the event that we did, Michael Willems Photography will take steps to ensure that the use of its customer list by the third party does not exceed the scope of the content.

 

4. Security and Quality of your Personal Information

Michael Willems Photography will take reasonable steps to ensure that any of your personal information that is collected, stored, used or disclosed by us is accurate, complete and up-to-date. To do so, Michael Willems Photography shall do the following:

(a) Michael Willems Photography will review its collection and storage practices on a regular and ongoing basis to determine how improvements to accuracy can be achieved.

(b) Michael Willems Photography requires its employees and contractors to perform their duties in a manner that is congruent with our legal responsibilities in relation to privacy.

(c) Michael Willems Photography will take reasonable steps to ensure that paper and electronic records that contain personal information will be stored in a facility that will not allow unauthorized access.

(d) Michael Willems Photography will review its information security practices on a regular and ongoing basis to determine how improvements to security can be achieved.

 

5. Access of Personal Information

Michael Willems Photography shall take reasonable steps to limit access to personal information by doing the following:

(a) Michael Willems Photography will allow access to personal information records by the relevant individual, should such requested access be in accordance with the Privacy Act.

(b) Michael Willems Photography will correct its personal information at the request of the individual concerned as soon as practicable, and in accordance with the Privacy Act. Should an individual wish to correct their personal information, they should contact Michael Willems Photography directly.

(c) Michael Willems Photography may charge a fee for process of an access request if such a request is complex or resource intensive.

 

6. Cookies and other technologies

(a) As is standard practice on many corporate websites, Michael Willems Photography may utilize cookies and other technologies on our web sites to assist us in determining what components of our website are most popular, and to ensure that our online advertising is bringing customers to our products and services. Cookies may also be utilized to study traffic patterns and most importantly, to ensure that your experience in interacting with us is convenient.

(b) Michael Willems Photography advises that it does not typically utilize this information collected for any purpose beyond the scope of this Privacy Policy.

 

7. Are Your Personal Account Details Stored Safely?

Michael Willems Photography shall take reasonable steps to ensure the security of personal information held by it from such risks as loss or unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure of data. Michael Willems Photography only permits your details to be accessed by authorized personnel.

 

8. Openness

(a) Should you have an inquiry or complaint regarding privacy or our privacy policy, we request these be referred to Michael Willems Photography at michael@willems.ca

(b) Michael Willems Photography will have its Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions posted on its website.

 

9. Amendments to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Statement may change from time to time, without notice.