At Computer Elite Inc., your privacy is very important to us. We are dedicated to providing you with superior service while protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personal information. "Personal Information" is defined in Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ('PIPEDA') as information about an identifiable individual, though it does not include the name, business title, business address or telephone number of employees of organizations. While not specifically mentioned in the Act, we also consider business facsimile numbers and e-mail addresses as acceptable business contact identifiers. They are not personal information and therefore are NOT covered by PIPEDA.
Computer Elite Inc. is committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality and security of your personal information. As part of this commitment, Computer Elite Inc. has adopted the following ten principles, based on the values set by PIPEDA (the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act).
Collecting personal information about you is essential to our being able to provide the products and services that best meet your needs. Any personal information we collect comes directly from you. Personal information may be used:
Personal information may also be used for other purposes, subject to obtaining your prior consent for such use.
Consent may be obtained in various ways. We may obtain your express consent or we may determine that consent has been implied by the circumstances. Express consent could be in writing (for example in a signed consent, e-mail or application form), or verbally in person or over the telephone. When we receive personal information from you that enables us to provide you with a requested product or service, your consent to allow us to deal with that personal information in a reasonable manner would be implied. Providing us with your personal information is always your choice. When you request services from us, we ask that you provide information that enables us to respond to your request. In doing so, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure to appropriate third parties of such personal information for these purposes. You also authorize us to use and retain this personal information for as long as it may be required for the purposes described above. Your consent remains valid even after the termination of our relationship with you, unless you provide us with written notice that such consent is withdrawn. By withdrawing your consent, or not providing it in the first place, you may limit or even prevent us from being able to provide you or an authorized third party (such as an employer) with the products or services desired.
We do not sell client lists or personal information to others. In providing our services, we may need to disclose the personal information we collect to affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and other service providers or agents who perform various functions for us (such as underwriters and claims adjusters). As Computer Elite Inc. continues to develop and grow, we may buy or sell parts of a business. In such circumstances, information regarding the particular accounts or services being purchased or sold could include personal information and be one of the transferred business assets. In certain circumstances, we may be required to provide personal information to third parties for legal or regulatory purposes. We may also use this personal information to assess your future needs and to offer the products and services that may best meet those needs, from ourselves or our affiliates. If you do not wish to receive these offers or such information, please contact our Privacy Officer as outlined below in the contact information section.
It is important that your personal information is accurate and complete. Having accurate information about you enables us to give you the best possible service. You have the right to access, verify and amend the information we have about you. We rely on you to keep us informed of any changes, such as a change of address, telephone number or any other circumstances - simply contact your local office representative. Despite our best efforts, errors sometimes do occur. If you identify any personal information that is out-of-date, incorrect or incomplete, let us know and we will make the corrections promptly and use every reasonable effort to communicate these changes to other parties who may have inadvertently received incorrect or out-of-date personal information from us.
At Computer Elite Inc., we employ physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect our systems and all personal information under our control against unauthorized access and use. All safety and security measures are appropriate to the sensitivity level of the information collected. No personal information is stored online where it could be accessed.
Computer Elite Inc. collects visitor information from its websites every time a quote for equipment or service is requested and/or when a subscription request for the Computer Elite Inc. online newsletter is received. This is not considered personal information unless the visitor is a private individual not purchasing equipment for their employer or his/her own company. We may also collect information about visitors in other ways (for example, via cookies which are alphanumeric identifiers transmitted from a website to a visitor's browser and IP address). This information is used solely for enabling us to find ways to improve our site. Although cookies are widely used, it is possible to disable cookies via your browser settings. However, in so doing, some websites may not function properly or optimally.