PRIVACY & SECURITY
Policy on Privacy of Customer Personal Information
Whistle Inc. is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information obtained by reason of your customer relationship with Whistle Inc. 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.
Our policies and practices have been designed to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada) and corresponding provincial privacy acts.
What is the Scope of this Policy?
What is Personal Information?
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 and credit records. Information about individuals contained in the following documents is not considered personal information:
We Are Accountable to You
Whistle is responsible for all personal information under its control, including any personal information that is transferred to third parties for processing, storage or other purposes. We have employees who are accountable for compliance with these privacy and security principles.
We Let You Know Why We Collect and Use Your Personal Information and Get Your Consent
Whistle identifies the purpose for which your personal information is collected and will be used or disclosed. If that purpose is not listed below we will do this before or at the time the information is actually being collected. You will be deemed to consent to our use of your personal information for the purpose of:
Otherwise, Whistle will obtain your (and your parent’s or legal guardian’s on your behalf, if you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence) express consent (by verbal, written or electronic agreement) to collect, use or disclose your personal information. You can change your consent preferences at any time by contacting Whistle, refer to the “How to contact us” section below.
Information you post in public areas of the Site may be accessed, used, and stored by others around the world, including in countries that might not have legislation that guarantees adequate protection of personal information.
We Limit Collection of Your Personal Information
Whistle collects only the information required to provide products and services to you. Whistle will collect personal information only by clear, fair and lawful means.
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features.
We also receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many websites, we use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses the Site.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser, to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features such as personalized greetings, and recently viewed posts.
We Limit Disclosure and Retention of Your Personal Information
Whistle does not disclose personal information to any organization or person for any reason except the following:
You (and your parent/legal guardian on your behalf, if you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence) are deemed to consent to disclosure of your personal information for those purposes. If your personal information is shared with third parties, those third parties are bound by appropriate agreements with Whistle to secure and protect the confidentiality of your personal information.
Whistle retains your personal information only as long as it is required for our business relationship or as required by federal and provincial laws.
We Keep Your Personal Information Up To Date and Accurate
Whistle keeps your personal information up to date, accurate and relevant for its intended use.
You may request access to the personal information we have on record in order to review and amend the information, as appropriate. In circumstances where your personal information has been provided by a third party, we will refer you to that party (e.g. credit bureaus). To access your personal information, refer to the “How to contact us” section below.
The Security of Your Personal Information is a Priority For Whistle
We take steps to safeguard your personal information, regardless of the format in which it is held, including:
However, the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, electronic, organizational, or contractual safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information; therefore, it’s important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and your computer. Be sure to sign off when you’ve finished using any shared computer.
What About Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites?
Our site may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party websites.
We are Open About Our Privacy and Security Policy
We Provide Access to Your Personal Information Stored by Whistle
You can request access to your personal information stored by Whistle. To contact us, refer to the “How to contact us” section below. Upon receiving such a request, Whistle will:
We Respond to Your Questions, Concerns and Complaints About Privacy
Whistle responds in a timely manner to your questions, concerns and complaints about the privacy of your personal information and our privacy policies and procedures.
How to Contact Us