Privacy Policy

Winmar® Website Privacy Policy

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).

By using this Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy and to the Terms and Conditions governing its use. If you have questions, comments or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at tombrodhurst@winmar.ca

Our Business Structure

The WINMAR® name, design, logos and related marks are registered trademarks of Winmar Franchise Corp. WINMAR® franchises are owned and operated by independent franchisees. Winmar Franchise Corp., an Ontario corporation, licenses independent franchisees to provide WINMAR® services to the public. This Site is presented by Winmar Franchise Corp. Winmar assumes no responsibility for the privacy practices of our franchisees in their handling of your personal information they collect from you online or offline. If you have questions or concerns about the privacy policy of a WINMAR franchisee, please contact that franchisee directly. If you need assistance reaching a franchisee, please contact tombrodhurst@winmar.ca

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

Like most web sites, this Site gathers traffic patterns, site usage information and other aggregated data in order to evaluate our visitors’ preferences and the effectiveness of our Site. This aggregate usage data does not identify you individually. We may share anonymous, aggregated statistics about visitors to our Site with others outside our company, or we may allow third-parties to collect aggregate data through our Site. Our web site does not use cookies or web beacons.

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.

Children’s Privacy

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 tombrodhurst@winmar.ca 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.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy from time to time — for example, by altering our policy on sharing personal information. Be sure to check this page periodically for updates.

Sale of Company or Assets

The compilation of information collected through our Site is considered a trade secret of Winmar. As the owner of such information, we may disclose, transfer or sell the information as an asset of the company in conjunction with due diligence for or completion of a merger, reorganization or sale to a third party of our company or a major portion of our assets. Although we do not currently anticipate such an event, changes to this Privacy Policy might result from changes in our corporate status.

Links to Other Sites

Our Site may provide links to web sites not operated by Winmar. Winmar assumes no responsibility for the privacy practices of these third-party sites. We recommend that you review a third-party site’s privacy policy before submitting information.

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.

Governing Law

Winmar controls and operates this Site in Canada. Our online privacy practices are governed by the laws of Canada and Ontario, which may differ from privacy laws in your province or home country. By submitting your personal information to this Site, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to any country and its use and disclosure in accordance with Canadian and Ontario law and with this Privacy Policy.

This English-language Privacy Policy is Winmar’s official statement of its online privacy practices. In case of any inconsistency between this English-language Privacy Policy and its translation into another language, this English-language document controls.

For More Information

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us by sending an email to tombrodhurst@winmar.ca or writing to us at:

Winmar Franchise Corp.
175 Stronach Crescent
London, Ontario, Canada
N5V 3G5

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Telephone (705) 549-9994
Facsimile (705) 549-2859

TOLL FREE (888) 656-6062