We are committed to respecting your privacy and safeguarding
your personal information.We are
committed to meeting or exceeding the privacy standards established by federal
and provincial legislation.Our
information handling policies comply with the federal Personal Information
Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").
What defines personal information?
information is information that identifies you as an individual and
relates specifically to you.This
information includes your age, gender, Social Insurance Number, income,
marital status, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religious or political
beliefs, medical information, education, employment or criminal records,
employee files, loan or credit records, internet browsing logs, etc.
What is not covered?
information does not include information that is required to contact you
at a place of business, such as your name, position or title, business address,
business phone number, business fax or business email address.
How do we use your personal information?
establish credit accounts for individuals operating under their own name
and/or with other unincorporated trade styles;
identify chattels pledged and/or the officers of a corporation who may be
providing personal security
track business owners that have defaulted in their payment obligations
To whom do we disclose your personal information?
the purposes described above, we may need to share your personal
information with third parties.These other parties commonly include:
personnel within the Company
institutions when conducting reference checks
counsel retained by the Company
required by Court order
When can we disclose your personal information?
- We can
only disclose your personal information if we have your explicit consent
there is a contract and the information is required
we are required or permitted to do so by law
transfers of business are involved.
How do we protect your personal information?
security measures have been developed and implemented to protect all
personal and confidential information.>Physical measures include locked file cabinets and restricted
access to file rooms and offices.Technological measures include the use of passwords, encryption and
firewalls to ensure that electronic data is secure.
Our commitment to you:
will not collect, use or disclose your personal information for any
purposes other than those that we identify to you.
will keep your personal information only as long as we need to fulfill the
stated purpose or as long as is required by law.
will maintain your personal information in as accurate, complete and
up-to-date form as possible.
will safeguard your personal information in as accurate, complete and
up-to-date form as possible.
will safeguard your personal information to the best of our ability.
will respond to any request that you make to access or correct the
personal information we collect about you.
will obtain the appropriate consent from you for the collection, use and
disclosure of your personal information.
have the right to access your own personal information.
have the right to request that errors be corrected in your personal
have the right to obtain information about the way in which personal
information is used by Halifax Grain Elevator Limited.
have the right to obtain the names of individuals and organizations to
whom your personal information has been disclosed.
have the right to refuse to allow us to obtain, use or share certain
personal information or you can withdraw a previously given consent at any
Who to contact?
contact our Privacy Officer if you wish to access your personal
information, change your consent in any way, make a complaint about our
will respond to you promptly and do our utmost to resolve your concerns.
further information, please refer to the Halifax Grain Elevator
the Privacy Officer.