GrowingGuide.ca (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”) forms part of our Sponsor’s family of websites and is owned and operated by our Sponsor – one of Canada’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies (hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) – and the Company’s contractors.
If you don’t want to be bound by the Conditions of Use, do not access the Website.
Any communication, comments, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, material or other information (collectively, the “Communication”) that you voluntarily post or transmit to the Company by e-mail is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. If you transmit a Communication to the Company by e-mail, you grant the Company and affiliates, an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, modify, transmit, distribute, publish, broadcast or post your Communication for any purpose.
However, the Company will not release your name in connection with such Communication unless: (a) you expressly grant the Company permission to do so; (b) the Company notifies you at the time you submit the Communication that the Communication you submit to may be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) the Company is required to do so by law.
What personal information does the Company collect?
Personal information is information about you that identifies you as an individual, for example, your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number.
Generally, you are not required to register to access the Website. However, in specific cases, non-registered users may be asked to voluntarily provide certain personal information. You will be informed what information is required and what information is optional in order to access the Website in each such case.
Only registered users are allowed to use the interactive sections of the Website (e.g., comment posting, commenting, etc.). If you wish to participate in any interactive section of the Website, you can, provided you meet any requirements for registration (e.g., you must be a fully qualified and registered Canadian physician to access any physician-only sections of the Website), become a registered user by completing and submitting the registration form. Your personal information may be required to facilitate your use of and access to the interactive portions of the Website and for the Company to provide you with useful information. When you access the Website as a registered user, the personal information you provide during the registration process is used to help enable certain interactive tools available only to registered users on the Website.
How does the company use information collected about visitors to the Website?
Personal information gathered on the Company's Website may be used in the aggregate for research and development in order to improve the Website and for future site development, improvement, and optimization. Specifically, the Company may use information gathered about you for the following purposes: (a) to monitor interest in the Company’s products; (b) to assist the Company to improve and optimize the content of the Website through tracking of pattern view information on the Website; (c) to create a profile for you in order to better customize content to your interests; and (d) to display content on the Website in accordance with your selected preferences. All personal information is stored on secure servers maintained by the Company or by a third party on the Company’s behalf. Information collected on the Website, including personal information, may be stored on secure servers located outside of Canada.
The Company may collect or use aggregated information that does not contain personal information to track and monitor visitors' use of the Website. The Company may also, at its discretion, disclose aggregated information that does not include personally identifiable information to third parties.
If you request, the Company will use your personal information to send information to you for marketing, promotional, and informative purposes. This information may be sent in the form of commercial electronic messages if you have given the Company consent to receive information in this way.
If you decide, for any reason, that you no longer wish to receive such communications from the Company, you may withdraw your consent to that use by contacting the Company as set forth below, by following any instructions included in such commercial electronic communication for unsubscribing, or by modifying your registration information, as applicable.
When does the Company disclose your personal information?
The Company does not sell your personal information to third parties. The Company will not disclose your personal information unless: (a) you are notified of, and agree to, the disclosure when you submit your information; (b) the disclosure is required by law or by an order of a competent court; (c) the Company’s rights or property, or those of users of the Website are in jeopardy; or (d) the safety of users of the Website or the safety of general public are in jeopardy.
The Company may have third party service providers perform services relating to the development, operation and maintenance of the Website or relating to other services noted above. These third party service providers may have access to your personal information as reasonably necessary for them to providing their services to the Company.
The Company is careful to ensure that all of the information provided to them is secure as possible. However, you are aware that transmissions of data over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure. The Company, and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, subcontractors or agents of the foregoing do not represent, warrant or guarantee that personal information will be protected against misuse, loss or modification, nor do such parties accept liability for the security of users’ personal information submitted to or in connection with the Website.
The Company’s policy on “Cookies”.
Like many website operators, the Company uses a standard technology called "Cookies" on the Website. Cookies are small data files that a server transmits to your computer through your browser when you access a website on the Internet. Cookies are used to enhance website functionality and to track web traffic to and from websites. You can disable cookies by turning them off in your browser; however, some websites and some areas of the Website may not function properly if you do so.
Social media, forum, or comment posting and your privacy.
The Company welcomes you to participate in our discussion, commenting, and social media channels. The Company welcomes you to contribute to the discussion.
Please use care and discretion when posting personal information on the Website. Be aware that when you post personal information such as your name, email address, and phone number, that information may be collected and used by third parties to send you unsolicited communications. You acknowledge that the Company cannot control, and shall not be responsible for, the communications you may receive when you participate in such communities.
Protecting children’s privacy is extremely important to the Company. The Company does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children nor does the Company knowingly allow children to register on, or to request information through, the Website.
You can unsubscribe from any communications from the Company by following any instructions included in such communication for unsubscribing, or by modifying your registration information, as applicable.