Last Revised: March 2, 2017
Elletourage is a social networking site, but we give you control and ownership over the information you provide to Elletourage. You decide which information you’d like to provide, and with whom it will be shared. From there, we will get to work by matching you with potential new friends among other Elletourage users. Our privacy settings are simple to change and you can change them at any time.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING.
We use the Elletourage website to offer the Services to you, and to provide information intended to increase your enjoyment of the Services (for example, by helping to connect you to other Elletourage users). Our Internet servers may passively and automatically collect certain information about website visitors’ traffic patterns, which may be linked to their Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (which are unique Internet "addresses" assigned to all Internet users by their Internet Service Providers). Server logs may record statistical information, such as visitors’ IP addresses, type of operating systems, time and duration of visit, pages requested, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are generally collected and used on an aggregate basis.
Links to or Services Offered by Third Party Websites: Elletourage may contain links to other websites or services offered by those websites that are provided as a convenience only, and which may have different privacy policies and practices than we do. We have no responsibility for these third party websites, and you are advised to review the privacy policies of any third party websites you choose to visit.
In the course of operating the Services, we have collected and will collect Personal Information from you, including:
information you voluntarily submit to us when you register an account, such as your user profile (including your name, username, password, email address and date of birth). If you choose to register an account using Facebook Connect, you will provide us the following information from your Facebook profile: your ID, email address, user name, first and last name, current profile picture, birthday, biography, interests, languages and religion;
information you voluntarily submit to us when you contact us, such as your comments, suggestions and feedback;
information you voluntarily submit to us about your friends and messages you send to them, as well as updates to your own profile that you provide;
information you voluntarily submit to us to use the selling, bartering and trading features of the Service, such as for billing and payment purposes (including information which is required by third party payment processors which are used to process such payments); and
information we may passively and automatically collect from you, such as your IP address, and other information about website visitors’ traffic patterns, as discussed above.
We collect your Personal Information when you sign up for an Elletourage account, when you update your profile and friends, and any other time when you choose to provide us with your Personal Information. If you do not want to provide your Personal Information to us, when you sign up, or if you do not want to provide your Personal Information to your friends, then you should not use the Services. Alternatively, you can change your privacy settings to restrict the amount of Personal Information you share with others, though that may affect your use of the Services.
We collect this Personal Information for the following purposes:
to personalize and improve your use of the Services, such as by helping you to make new friends with other users - we may contact you, from time to time, for that purpose;
to respond to your requests for services and your questions;
to manage and develop our business and operations, including personnel and employment matters. For these purposes, we may share user data in an aggregated, non-identifying form (such as providing total user traffic statistics to others);
to confirm your identity;
to conduct investigations relating to breaches of agreements or laws;
to carry out any other purpose that you have authorized or that is required or permitted by law.
Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to use Elletourage. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for ensuring their children do not use Elletourage.
We do not disclose Personal Information to third parties for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent or as required or permitted by law.
There are a variety of circumstances where we may be required or permitted to transfer or disclose Personal Information to third parties. For example, we may transfer Personal Information to a third party engaged by us to perform functions on our behalf (such as a payment processor) or disclose Personal Information to a public authority or agent of a public authority if, in our reasonable judgment, it appears that there is imminent danger to life or property which could be avoided or minimized by disclosure of the information.
If we intend to voluntarily disclose your Personal Information to a third party for a purpose other than an Identified Purpose, we will obtain your consent before we make such a disclosure.
In some instances, we may generate non-identifying and aggregate profiles from your Personal Information. We may disclose this non-identifying personal information to third parties to enable them to provide targeted content or advertisements to you, or for their own business analysis and research purposes.
When you register an account and submit Personal Information to your profile, we will use this submitted Personal Information to suggest matches from other Elletourage users. Once you are an existing member, your submitted Personal Information and profile will be used to suggest you as a match to new Elletourage members, if this information suggests that you may be a suitable match for the new member.
In order to make Elletourage work, you need to contact and share Personal Information with your friends. So, we will share your Personal Information with your friends and Elletourage users with whom you wish to become friends, when you tell us to.
Also, in order to allow Elletourage users the ability to seek out new friends with other users, we allow other users to search for, and view, your profile information. To see the types of information other users can access, when they search for new friends, you can visit our Advanced Search page. IF YOU DO NOT WANT OTHER ELLETOURAGE USERS TO VIEW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, DO NOT ENTER THAT PERSONAL INFORMATION INTO YOUR PROFILE, OR, IF APPLICABLE, YOU CAN USE YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS TO KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION PRIVATE.
When you use Elletourage, some of your Personal Information will be made available to the public, including: your name, your profile pictures, and items you place in your market, which is a location we make available to you, in which you can place items for sale to other users (including the item, its location, and any other information you choose to provide about the item). We do this in order to operate Elletourage, which depends on a basic level of information sharing among its users. IF YOU DO NOT WANT THIS PERSONAL INFORMATION TO BE VISIBLE TO THE PUBLIC, DO NOT USE ELLETOURAGE.
If you want to connect with another Elletourage user, you’ll need to share some of your Personal Information with that user. When you ask someone to be a friend, that person will be shown your profile, your "about me statement" and any private messages you choose to send to them.
Keep in mind that if your Personal Information is posted on another user’s account, you may not be able to control how that Personal Information is shared and disclosed. Similarly, if you delete your account, some of your Personal Information may remain on Elletourage, if it is stored in another user’s account. IF YOU DO NOT WANT OTHERS TO VIEW AND USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, DO NOT PROVIDE IT TO OTHER USERS.
We will only use Personal Information for the purposes that we identify to you. We may engage service providers to assist us with fulfilling these purposes, and, in some instances, these service providers may be located outside Canada. Currently, these service providers include, but are not limited to, third parties that help us store data that we use as part of the Elletourage website, to offer you the Services.
We only select service providers that protect Personal Information in a manner that is comparable to the protection we provide under our own privacy policies. However, Personal Information may be subject to, and accessed under, the laws of the countries in which our service providers operate.
If you have any questions about our transfer of Personal Information to our service providers outside Canada, or if you would like to learn more about our privacy policies in that regard, please contact our Privacy Officer at the contact information provided below.
We will keep your Personal Information for as long as is necessary for us to fulfill the Identified Purposes. Generally speaking, that means we will destroy or anonymize your Personal Information when your account with us is no longer active (in most cases, our retention period is one year). Despite this, in limited circumstances we may be required by law to keep your Personal Information for a longer period of time.
You may withdraw your consent for us to manage your Personal Information in a particular way, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. However, this may limit our ability to provide you with certain services and/or products (for example, if you no longer wish to share your Personal Information with your friends, then your friends may not be able to view your profile or contact you). AS THE INTERNET IS A PUBLIC, DYNAMIC MEDIUM, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOU CANNOT "UN-SHARE" CONTENT YOU HAVE ALREADY SENT TO OR SHARED WITH OTHER ELLETOURAGE USERS. You may contact us for more information regarding the implications of withdrawing consent.
You can typically access and review your Personal Information that is in our custody or control, and make appropriate changes to it, by logging into your account. If necessary, you may also contact us. You may be required to put your request in writing and to show us identification. The reason we ask for identification is to ensure that, among other things, we do not unintentionally change or release your Personal Information to a third party who is representing himself/herself as you.
You may update or make changes to your Personal Information that is in our custody or control by contacting the address above. In addition, you may request access to, or correction of, your Personal Information by writing or emailing us, at the respective addresses provided above.
If you would like more information about our privacy practices, or if you would like to better understand and verify what Personal Information we have collected about you, please contact the Elletourage Privacy Officer. Please let us know about your questions or concerns and we will do our best to help you.