We at Winmar Franchise Corp. (“Winmar”) know that privacy is a major concern of visitors to our web site (“Site”). This policy describes the personal information we collect on our Site, how we use it, and when we share it with third parties. This policy applies only to personal information collected via this Site, as well as personal information collected offline (such as information you may provide over the phone, via fax).
Our Business Structure
Information We Collect and How We Use It
You do not have to provide any personal information to us in order to use our Site. You control how much or how little personal information you submit to us. If you communicate with us by email or through an online form on this Site, we may collect your name, email address, and the additional information that you provide. Online email links allow you to send email containing questions or other content that you input to a number of our head office staff, as well as any one of our franchisees. We will use the information that you provide to answer the questions you pose, or to initiate discussions with you regarding the sale of a franchise, unless you reside in a jurisdiction that requires registration of a franchise offering prior to any sales activity by us, in which case we will not initiate or continue any form of discussion whatsoever, and will retain your name and contact information only in the event that we subsequently become qualified to offer franchises in the jurisdiction in which you reside.
We use third party suppliers and service providers to facilitate our Site and may make personal information available to them to the extent necessary for them to host our Site or to provide other services to Winmar. Whenever we do this, we require that our third party suppliers and service providers agree to maintain the confidentiality of the personal information we provide to them.
We do not sell or rent to third parties any of the personal information that consumers provide to us online, but we may share your information with our affiliates, our WINMAR franchisees, and lenders to or investors in our company. Primarily, we share information with these third parties only to respond to your specific request or to obtain their advice on how to improve our business or meet your service requirements. We do not authorize third parties unaffiliated with Winmar to make independent use of your information for their own purposes, such as for direct marketing.
Site Usage Information
Protecting Our Community
To protect our user community, we may use and disclose any information about you to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties, as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate to address or resolve inquiries or problems.
Winmar recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of children. We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen years. This Site is directed to adults at least eighteen years old, and when a user discloses personal information on this Site, the user is representing to us that he or she is an adult. If a child has provided this Site with personally identifiable information, we ask that a parent or guardian e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will promptly delete the child’s information from our records.
Security of Your Personal Information
Winmar operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protected systems, and maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard the integrity and privacy of these servers and of your Personal Information. Although we can’t guarantee that there will never be a security problem, we and our agents that have access to your information carefully guard against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information we collect on our Site.
Sale of Company or Assets
Links to Other Sites
Although we endeavor to open a new browser window when you click on a link to a third party site, Winmar does not guarantee that you will receive this alert when you leave our Site. It is your responsibility to determine when you have left this Site.
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Winmar Franchise Corp.
175 Stronach Crescent
London, Ontario, Canada