What Information Do We Collect?
When you enter a contest, post a comment or blog, submit or record a video, enter a chat room or bulletin board, you will be consenting to the collection, use and distribution of your personal information by QCIndie.com for the purposes of running the contest and marketing (for example, a contest sponsor may contact you about a prize that may have won).
We may also collect any other information that you voluntarily provide to us such as your personal preferences (i.e. favourite movie), hobbies, occupation and interests. Personally identifiable information is only collected when you provide this information to us voluntarily. You can amend, modify, delete or access your personal information that we collect about you at any time. We do not collect any personal information from any child that is under thirteen years of age.
The other type of personal information that we collect is non-identifiable personal information or aggregated information such as your IP address, your web browser or internet service provider. This is information that cannot be traced back to you and is collected for statistical purposes. Non-identifiable information includes anonymous aggregated information such as the type of browser you are using or your computer’s operating system. We use “cookies” which is a small computer file that creates a small computer file stores on your computer’s hard drive which can then help us ascertain non-identifiable generic information and patterns about visitors to our websites. Cookies do not contain any personal information. Your browser software will allow you to delete cookies if you do not wish us to collect this information from you.
Why We Collect Personal Information
We collect personal information so that you can: (i) enter contests; (ii) participate in our website activities (such as submitting and/or recording videos, participating in blogs and posting comments and opinions); and (iii) receive any newsletters or special offers when you “opt-in” to receive such information or offers. We may use non-personally identifiable aggregate information to help us improve our website and tailor it to the types of visitors we get by assessing general usage patterns and demographic information.
The purpose of our collection of information is so that we can: (i) administer contests (select entrants and determine prize winners); (ii) response to your questions or comments: (iii) run chat rooms and discussion boards; and (iv) keep aggregate information on website use.
We will only keep your information for the length of time that is reasonable (for instance, so long as necessary to administer the contest in a reasonable fashion). If we have answered a question or concern appropriately, then we will destroy any personal information collected from you after dealing with your concern.
What We Do With the Information We Collect
Any personal information you provide will be kept confidential and only used for the specific purposes it was collected for. We will not disclose or sell your personal information to any third party unless required by law or with your consent. We may share this information with third parties who need such personal information to provide services on behalf of QCIndie.com. However, these third parties are required to maintain the confidentiality of such personal information and are prohibited from using the personal information for any other purpose. For instance, by participating and entering contests, submitting videos and participating in discussion boards, you will have consented to the sharing of your personal information with co-sponsors of any contest or with any sponsor or third party participant providing services on our behalf on any discussion boards.
Your consent to our use of personal information can be withdrawn at any time. For instance, you can always “opt-out” of receiving any special offers or our newsletter at any time if you change your mind down the road. We will not keep your personal information longer than what is reasonably required for the original purpose it was collected for.
Links to other sites
Please note that although we may provide links to other sites, QCIndie.com is in no way responsible for the privacy practices of these sites.
QCIndie.com ensures that we have reasonable technical measures in place to protect your privacy and keep your information secure. As such, we maintain all personal information in a secure database behind a firewall.
All matters relating to the use of the QCIndie.com is governed by the laws of Saskatchewan or Canada, as applicable and you submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the province of Saskatchewan.
If you have any concerns or questions about the collection of your personal information (including withdrawing, accessing, updating and amending your personal information or if you wish to “opt-out” from receiving our online newsletters or special offers, you can contact us the address below: