Who we are
www.theprofile.ca (the “Site”) is owned and operated by Water Street Profile Services Inc. Water Street Profile Services Inc is the data controller and can be contacted at:
55 Water Street, Suite 408, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1 CANADA
frontdesk @ theprofile.ca
Type of website: Ecommerce
Effective date: 1st day of Jan, 2021
- The rights of Site users; and
- The personal data we will collect;
- Use of collected data;
- Who has access to the data collected;
Personal Information Protection Policy (PIPA)
We are committed to providing our clients, customers, members with exceptional service. As providing this service involves the collection, use and disclosure of some personal information about our clients, customers, members, protecting their personal information is one of our highest priorities adhering to the British Columbia’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). PIPA, which came into effect on January 1, 2004.
We will inform our clients, customers, members of why and how we collect, use and disclose their personal information, obtain their consent where required, and only handle their personal information in a manner that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances.
This Personal Information Protection Policy, in compliance with PIPA, outlines the principles and practices we will follow in protecting clients’, customers’, members’ personal information. Our privacy commitment includes ensuring the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of our clients’, customers’, members’ personal information and allowing our clients, customers, members to request access to, and correction of, their personal information.
For users in the European Union (GDPR)
We adhere to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). For users in the United Kingdom, we adhere to the GDPR as enshrined in the Data Protection Act 2018. If GDPR applies to you—and otherwise in our discretion—you may request and we will provide to you within a reasonable time your personal data we store and maintain in a structued, commonly used and machine-readable format. Also, if GDPR applies to you—and otherwise in our discretion—unless you retain our services to manage your letter mail on your behalf, you may request and we will erase your personal information from servers and computers we control. We have not appointed a Data Protection Officer as we do not fall within the categories of controllers and processors required to appoint a Data Protection Officer under Article 37 of the GDPR.
Notice to California Residents
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice: California residents may reach the Compliant Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services for the California Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
Notice to EEA Data Subjects
By using our Site users agree that they consent to:
When the legal basis for us processing your personal data is that you have provided your consent to that processing, you may withdraw your consent at any time. If you withdraw your consent, it will not make processing which we completed before you withdrew your consent unlawful.
You can withdraw your consent by: Contacting the Data Protection Officer.
Personal Data We Collect
Data Collected Automatically
When you visit and use our Site, we may automatically collect and store the following information:
Clicked links; and
Data Collected in a Non-Automatic Way
We may also collect the following data when you perform certain functions on our Site:
First and last name;
Email address; and
This data may be collected using the following methods:
Creating a guest or membership account.
How We Use Personal Data
The data we collect automatically is used for the following purposes:
Web analytics and statistics.
The data we collect when the user performs certain functions may be used for the following purposes:
Who We Share Personal Data With
We will not sell or share your data with other third parties, except in the following cases:
If the law requires it;
If it is required for any legal proceeding;
To prove or protect our legal rights; and
To buyers or potential buyers of this company in the event that we seek to sell the company.
If you follow hyperlinks from our Site to another Site, please note that we are not responsible for and have no control over their privacy policies and practices.
How Long We Store Personal Data
User data will be stored until the purpose the data was collected for has been achieved.
You will be notified if your data is kept for longer than this period.
How We Protect Your Personal Data
In order to protect your security, we use the strongest available browser encryption and store all of our data on servers in secure facilities. All data is only accessible to our employees. Our employees are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and a breach of this agreement would result in the employee’s termination.
While we take all reasonable precautions to ensure that user data is secure and that users are protected, there always remains the risk of harm. The Internet as a whole can be insecure at times and therefore we are unable to guarantee the security of user data beyond what is reasonably practical.
Your Rights as a User
Right to be informed;
Right of access;
Right to rectification;
Right to erasure;
Right to restrict processing;
Right to data portability; and
Right to object.
We do not knowingly collect or use personal data from children under 16 years of age. If we learn that we have collected personal data from a child under 16 years of age, the personal data will be deleted as soon as possible. If a child under 16 years of age has provided us with personal data their parent or guardian may contact our privacy officer.
Do Not Track Notice
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that you can set in certain web browsers. We do not track the users of our Site over time and across third party websites and therefore do not respond to browser-initiated DNT signals.
How to Opt-Out of Data Collection, Use or Disclosure
In addition to the method(s) described in the How to Access, Modify, Delete, or Challenge the Data Collected section, we provide the following specific opt-out methods for the forms of collection, use, or disclosure of your personal data specified below:
You can opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing emails. You can opt-out by clicking “unsubscribe” on the bottom of any marketing email or updating your email preferences under “Your Account”
A cookie is a small file, stored on a user’s hard drive by a website. Its purpose is to collect data relating to the user’s browsing habits. You can choose to be notified each time a cookie is transmitted. You can also choose to disable cookies entirely in your internet browser, but this may decrease the quality of your user experience.
We use the following types of cookies on our Site:
Functional cookies are used to remember the selections you make on our Site so that your selections are saved for your next visits; and
Analytical cookies allow us to improve the design and functionality of our Site by collecting data on how you access our Site, for example data on the content you access, how long you stay on our Site, etc.
How to Access, Modify, Delete, or Challenge the Data Collected
If you would like to know if we have collected your personal data, how we have used your personal data, if we have disclosed your personal data and to who we disclosed your personal data, if you would like your data to be deleted or modified in any way, or if you would like to exercise any of your other rights, please contact our privacy officer here:
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints, you can contact our privacy officer at: 604 637 9725, or by letter mail at 408-55 Water Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1 or email at frontdesk @ theprofile.ca