Privacy Policy

[Last updated on March 15, 2022]

This is the Privacy Policy of the Car Deal Canada website (together with our affiliates and subsidiaries, “Car Deal Canada”, “we”, “us”, “our” and terms of similar meaning) and our related products and services (the “Site”).  It describes the information that we collect from users of our Site (“Users”) as part of the normal operation of our Site, and how we use and disclose this information. 

By accepting the Privacy Policy in registration or by visiting and using the Site, you expressly consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to our Terms Of Use

  1. How We Use Your Information

We use personal information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Site, to provide to you the services offered by the Site; resolve service disputes; troubleshoot problems; measure consumer interest in our products and services, inform you about online and offline offers, products, services, events and updates; deliver information to you that, in some cases, is relevant to your interests, such as product news; customize your experience; detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; enforce our Terms of Use; provide you with system or administrative messages, and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection. 

We may also use personal information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze Site usage, to improve our content and product offerings, and to customize the Site’s content, layout, and services. These uses improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the Site. With your consent, we will also use your personal information to provide you with promotions such as discounts and newsletters.

Anytime you post content in any public area of our site, you agree that the content created or uploaded may be on the Site indefinitely, unless you email us using our support contact information to remove the content. 

  1. What Information Do We Collect?

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience safer and easier. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.

In general, you can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, in order to obtain quotes or access to certain products or services, we require you to provide various contact and identity information and other personal information as indicated on the relevant forms on the Site, upon the receipt of which you are no longer anonymous to us. Where possible, on these forms we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional.  In addition, as you use the Site, you can from time to time enter or send to us personal information. 

You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to become a User or customer of Car Deal Canada or by not using the particular feature of the Site for which the information is being collected.

The personal information that Car Deal Canada may collect may include your name, username, password, e-mail address, age, date of birth, gender, address, telephone number, credit card and debit card numbers (with expiration dates), PayPal login credentials, third party application login credentials, personal preferences, and any other personal information that you choose to include in your profile or in other communication to Car Deal Canada. You represent that you have the right and authority or have obtained all necessary consents to provide any information, including any personal information of another individual, that is provided by you to Car Deal Canada. 

We also automatically track certain information about you based upon your behaviour on our Site. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behaviour to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our Site or not), your computer browser information, your IP address and your location.

“Cookies” are small files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing our services. We use cookies to allow you to enter your password less frequently during a session, and we use data collection devices (such as Google Analytics), including cookies, on certain pages of the Site to help analyze our web page flow, measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety, to offer certain features that are only available through the use of a cookie and to allow us to provide information that is targeted to your interests. 

  1. Our Disclosure of Your Information

We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties without your explicit consent. The following describes some of the ways that the personal information you provide or we collect may be disclosed in the normal scope of business to provide our services.

Advertisers and Advertising Networks. We do not disclose data about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users. We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers target a specific audience. We may make use of the personal information we have collected from you to enable us to display our advertisers’ advertisement to that target audience. 

Promotional Offers; Third Parties. We may use, or we may disclose, personally identifiable information to third parties, to market our/their products or services to you if you have consented to these disclosures. You can revoke your consent at any time by sending us an email stating your request to contact@cardealcanada.ca, or by adjusting your user preferences at www.cardealcanada.ca.

Subsidiaries and Affiliates; Service Providers.  We may from time to time use the services of affiliates, subsidiaries and unrelated service providers in the operation of the Site, and may disclose personal information to them in the course of our use of their services.  For example, we may use the services of third-party hosting companies to host the operation of the Site.  This may involve the hosting of data, including personal information, on servers operated by those hosting companies.  We take care to use only service providers that we believe are reputable and able to live up to our and your expectations, including about the handling of confidential information.

Applicable Law and Material Change Events. We may disclose your personal information in accordance with applicable law, to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Car Deal Canada’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Car Deal Canada about our customers and users is among the assets transferred.

Public Areas of the Site. All of your activities in the public areas of the Site will be identifiable to your User ID, and other people can see your published content, such as any ratings or reviews published on the site in regard to a particular product. 

Purpose. We may disclose your personal information for the purpose for which it was provided to us.

Transfers. We may transfer personal information that we collect or that you provide as described in this policy to contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business (such as analytics and search engine providers that assist us with Website improvement and optimization) and who are contractually obligated to keep personal information confidential, use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them, and to process the personal information with the same standards set out in this policy.

Law and Harm; Jurisdictions. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect our or any other person’s rights or property. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your information.  Finally, please note that in some cases, personal information that we collect may be stored or processed outside of Canada.  In such cases, we continue to protect the information with appropriate safeguards, but it may be subject to the legal jurisdiction of those countries and governmental authorities in those countries. 

  1. Security

Car Deal Canada strives to protect your personal information. The security of your personal information is very important to us. We use physical, electronic, and administrative measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website, and cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.

  1. Other Information Collectors

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties through the Site, different rules may apply to their use, collection and disclosure of the personal information you disclose to them. Since we do not control the information use, collection or disclosure policies of third parties, you are subject to their privacy policies. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

  1. Retention of Your Personal Information

The personal information that you provide will be retained by Car Deal Canada in accordance with applicable laws. However, Car Deal Canada will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information it holds if it is no longer needed Car Deal Canada business purposes.

  1. Children’s Privacy

Car Deal Canada recognizes the privacy interests of children and Car Deal Canada encourages parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. The Site is not intended for children under the age of eighteen (18). Car Deal Canada does not target its products and services or the Site to children under eighteen (18). Car Deal Canada does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of eighteen (18). 

Questions?

It is our goal to make our privacy practices easy to understand. If you have questions, concerns or if you would like more detailed information, please email us at legal@cardealcanada.ca