Obasan is responsible for the personal information that it collects, uses, maintains and discloses. To ensure this accountability, we have developed this policy, and trained our staff about our policies and practices.
Personal information is any information that identifies you, or by which your identity could be deduced. It does not include your name (in your capacity as an employee of an organization), business address, business title or business telephone number. (is your name not personal info – just to clarify, a couple of paragraphs down this info. is described as personal info?)
Types of Information Collected
This Site collects from and uses information about its users. This information falls into a number of different categories:
The Site automatically collects certain user information which is customarily logged by Internet servers, such as the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address through which you access the Internet, the date and time you access this Site and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to this Site (“User IP Information”).
The Site may use “Cookies”, which are small data files that are placed on an individual user’s computer hard drive to enable the user to more easily communicate and interact with the Site. The Site may collect user information which does not allow identification of you, such as buying preferences or age; this information is also known as demographic or profile data (“User Anonymous Information”). User Anonymous Information is generally provided to Obasan by users on an optional basis.
The Site may collect users’ Personal Information such as your name, address, phone number and email address. The collection of Personal Information may be through various means, such as submissions, contests and communications to the Site and postings to bulletin or chat areas, if any. We may aggregate or anonymize Personal Information (by removing information which could identify an individual user) in order to create User Anonymous Information.
Why and How the Site Collects and Uses Information
The reason for the collection of information on the Site and uses which are made of the information which is collected depends on the nature of the information.
User IP Information is used to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of this Site, and to help us make this Site more useful to the users. For example, we collect your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Site. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. Your IP address is also used to help identify you during a particular session and to gather broad demographic data.
We may use User IP Information, Cookie information or User Anonymous Information collected on and through this Site to improve our Site, to personalize your experience on the Site and to send you information that may be of interest to you. This information may also be used for statistical purposes or to evaluate what portions of the Site are more popular than others, determine where visitors came from, and where they go, and how long visitors stay on a particular page, or on the Site in general.
Under certain circumstances, Obasan will disclose your Personal Information:
Sharing of Personal Information
Obasan may disclose Personal Information to business partners and other third parties that it believes may provide offers that may be of interest to you. In order to make the Site more enjoyable for visitors, Obasan constantly strives to learn how users use the Site. As a result, Personal Information may be transferred to one or more third parties such as data processors, website optimization consultants, fulfillment agencies, or advertising agencies, for processing relating to these purposes.
Personal Information collected on the Site may also be disclosed to a purchaser of all or some of Obasan’s assets or business and the purchaser’s professional advisors provided that such advisors are under an obligation of confidentiality and the purchaser continues to use the Personal Information for the same purposes for which consent was obtained.
By using this Site, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information collected through the Site for these purposes. If you do not agree to these purposes, then, please exit the Site.
You always have the ability to refuse to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Information. In order to do, you should contact Obasan by one of the means set out below. In some circumstances (such as contests, promotions or the purchase of goods or services), opting out may prevent us from dealing with you.
Access to Personal Information
Upon request, Obasan will provide an individual with details of any Personal Information about him or her, which Obasan has in its possession or control.
Your rights to access your Personal Information are not absolute.
Obasan may deny access when:
If Obasan denies your request for access to, or refuses a request to correct information, Obasan shall explain why.
Updating Your Information
Since Obasan uses your Personal Information to provide services to you, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date.
If any of your information changes, please inform Obasan so that we can make any necessary changes.
If Obasan holds information about you and if you can establish that it is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, Obasan will take reasonable steps to correct it.
Retention of Personal Information
Obasan keeps your personal information as long as is reasonably necessary for it to complete its dealings with you, or as may be required by law, whichever is longer.
Obasan can be contacted by mailing:
155 Colonnade Road S, Unit 1
Or by phone at 1 877-762-2726
Keeping Your Personal Information Secure
Obasan uses commercially reasonable steps to keep any Personal Information, which it collects about you, secure from unauthorized access, deletion or alteration, but, as with any communication of Personal Information over the Internet, there is a risk that data will be intercepted or otherwise interfered with by third parties. Obasan will have no liability to you if your Personal Information is intercepted or otherwise interfered with by third parties while it is in transit over the Internet. You should take precautions to ensure that your Personal Information is not accessed by others; such precautions include the use of passwords and encryption and turning off your computer when you are finished using it.
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