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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the personal information that ABC Technologies Inc. (“ABC”, “we”, “us” or “our”) collects when you visit the ABC website at abctechnologies.com (the “Website”), how we use and manage that information and the circumstances under which we may disclose that information.

This Privacy Policy is subject to change. When changed, we will post the revised Privacy Policy on the Website. You should periodically check the Website for updates to this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Website following any changes constitutes your acceptance of these changes.

Personal Information We Collect and Use

You can visit our Website without providing any personal information, subject to the collection of certain information set out below under “Cookies and Similar Tools”.

We collect personal information when you voluntarily provide it to us.  For example, if choose to register for our email list or contact us through the Website, we will collect your name, email address, country of residence and other information that you may choose to provide.

We use this information to respond to your request, inquiry or comment, to send you email communications, for marketing purposes including for online targeted marketing, to meet our reasonable business requirements (for example, maintaining business records) and otherwise with your consent or as permitted or required by law.

You may unsubscribe from our email list at any time by using the unsubscribe feature included in our email communications or by contacting us as described below.

If you apply for a position posted on the “Careers” page of our Website, we will collect the personal information contained in your application package or generated in relation to your application in order to evaluate your application and assess whether to offer you a position. This may include information about your employment history and qualifications, as well as your name, residential address and contact details. If you are hired, the information will be retained, used and disclosed in accordance with our privacy policy applicable to the personal information of our employees. If you are not offered or do not accept a position, we may retain this information for a reasonable period in the event that an appropriate position becomes available or that you re-apply.

If you choose to apply to be an ABC supplier, we will collect the personal information included in our supplier profile form, including: busines name, email address, physical address and telephone; other information about your business, such as history, size, product offering, key customers, key sub-suppliers, registration/accreditation status and financial information. We use this information to assess each supplier’s ability to comply with our supplier requirements.

We may collect personal information to communicate with owners of our securities and to register ownership of and transactions dealing with our securities. The information we collect may include, without limitation, the name, residential address and other contact information, and the number of securities held by the individual.

Cookies and Similar Tools

When you visit the Website we automatically collect information about the computer or device that you use to access the Website, such as the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or device to the Internet, operating system type, and web browser type and version. If you access the Website using a mobile device, we may also collect device ID, advertising ID, geo-location, or other similar mobile device data.

We use cookies and similar tools to collect information when you visit our Website and to make the Website work more effectively. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or device when you visit a website. Cookies send information to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. We use the term “cookies” throughout this Privacy Policy to also refer to similar technologies, such as web beacons, log files and pixel tags.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, or to refuse all cookies if you prefer. You don’t need to have cookies turned on in order to use or navigate through many parts of our Website. However, refusing cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of our Website.

We use traffic log and analytics cookies to collect information about your actions on the Website such as the links you click on, the pages or content you view and for how long, and similar information about your interactions.  This helps us analyze data about our website traffic and the effectiveness of our navigational structure in order to tailor our website to our user’s needs. We also use third-party service providers on the Website (eg. Monster Insights and Google Analytics).

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

We may transfer personal information to service providers (including affiliates acting in this capacity) that perform services on our behalf, for example marketing, analytics, communications, internal audit, management, billing, website hosting or similar services, or otherwise to collect, use, disclose, store or process personal information on our behalf for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.  Some of these service providers or affiliates may be located outside of Canada, including in the United States and your personal information may be collected, used, disclosed, stored and processed in the United States or elsewhere outside of Canada for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

Personal information may be used and disclosed to parties connected with the proposed or actual financing, securitization, insuring, sale, assignment or other disposal of all or part of ABC or our business or assets, for the purposes of evaluating and/or performing the proposed transaction.  Assignees or successors of ABC or our business or assets may use and disclose your personal information for similar purposes as those described in this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your personal information as necessary to meet legal, regulatory, industry self-regulatory, insurance, audit, and security requirements, and as otherwise with your consent or as permitted or required by law (including as required by applicable Canadian and foreign laws applicable us or our agents and service providers).

Links to Other Sites

This Website may contain links or references to other sites. Please be aware that we do not control other sites and that, in any case, this Privacy Policy does not apply to those sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every site you visit.

Security

We take reasonable steps using physical, technological and organizational security measures to protect personal information in our control from loss, theft and unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.  You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free.  In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Website may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.

De-Identified Data

We use the information we collect, including data collected automatically through tools such as cookies, to create de-identified data that cannot be associated with, or used to identify, a client, user or customer.  We may use, share and sell de-identified data with third parties for any lawful purpose, including to improve products or services, create new products or services and for research and marketing purposes.

Access, Correction and Contacting Us

By providing us with personal information or otherwise using our services, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.  The file containing your personal information will be maintained on our servers or those of our service providers and will be accessible by our authorized employees, contractors and service providers who require access for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy and is retained as long as necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes for which it was collected, in accordance with prudent business practices on general document retention, or as otherwise required by law. You may request access to, or correction of, your personal information in our custody or control, or ask any questions about our personal information handling practices, by writing to our Senior Legal Counsel.  Your right to access or correct your personal information is subject to applicable legal restrictions and we may take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Last modified on:  2021

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