Growth Associates* is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information obtained by reason of your customer relationship with Growth Associates*. This policy explains the types of customer personal information we collect, how it is used, and the steps we take to ensure your personal information is handled appropriately.
Personal information is information that refers to an individual specifically and is recorded in any form. Personal information includes such things as age, income, date of birth, ethnic origin, medical records and credit records. Information about individuals contained in the following documents is not considered personal information:
1. We obtain your consent to collect, use or disclose your personal information
Growth Associates* obtains your consent to collect, use or disclose your personal information. The method of obtaining consent is appropriate to the type of personal information being collected, used or disclosed:
You can change your consent preferences at any time by contacting Growth Associates* by phone, email, mail or in person.
Growth Associates* collects only the information required to provide products and services to you. If the personal information we require is collected for a reason other than to provide products and services your consent will be obtained before or at the time the information is collected. Growth Associates* will collect personal information only by clear, fair and lawful means. Examples of why we collect personal information include:
Growth Associates* uses and discloses your personal information only for the purposes it was collected. Growth Associates* does not sell or rent personal information to any organization or person for any reason. We do not share your personal information with third party organizations except to offer you a product or service. If your personal information is shared with third parties, these third parties are bound by appropriate agreements with Growth Associates* to secure and protect the confidentiality of your personal information. We retain your personal information only as long as it is required for our business relationship or as required by federal and provincial laws.
You can request access to your personal information stored by Growth Associates*.
You can contact us via email, telephone, mail or in person. Please see the contact us section below for further details. Upon receiving such a request, Growth Associates* will:
Growth Associates* responds in a timely manner to your questions, concerns and complaints about the privacy of your personal information and our privacy policies and procedures.