Safeguard of privacy
No users are obliged to disclose any personal information whatsoever to access the contents of Gree Canada’s website (hereinafter called “this site”). Gree Canada nevertheless offers, through this site, certain particular advantages and services requiring a user to provide it with personal information if that user wishes to benefit therefrom. And this is the case, for instance, when a user wants to subscribe to a distribution list in order to receive information on Gree Canada or to enter a contest.
If a user opts to send Gree Canada personal information by filling out a form for this purpose and then submitting it on this site, Gree Canada will have recourse only to the information required to respond to the user’s demand and to allow for follow-up thereto. Electronic messages are processed according to the same confidentiality measures as regular mail.
Since the personal information created, gathered or kept by Gree Canada is subject to the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information (R.S.Q., c. A-2.1), all individuals have an access right and, in some cases, a right to rectify information that concerns them and that is retained by Gree Canada. This information is kept during the time specified in Gree Canada’s records retention schedule, in accordance with the Archives Act (R.S.Q., c. A-21.1).
Gree Canada doesn’t sell, rent, exchange, loan or transfer any personal information that is sent to it through electronic means of communication, unless the sender of such information consents to it or unless Gree Canada is obliged to do so by law or following a decision of a competent court.
When a user accesses this site, an exchange of data is automatically made between this user’s computer and Gree Canada’s computer system. This data consists of:
- the Internet domain name, the Internet protocol address, the type of browser and the type of computer operating system that the user has, in order to access this site
- the date and time of access
- the pages browsed
- the address of any referencing website
This exchange of data is essential in order for Gree Canada’s server to send files that are compatible with the type of computer equipment operated by the user. This data is kept in a log file and makes it possible to compile statistics and technical information relating to the use of this site. Nevertheless, this data doesn’t make it possible to personally identify the user. Gree Canada does not try to determine the personal identity of a user, unless if it detects an operation that is contrary to the terms and conditions for using this site.
In general, this site doesn’t contain any cookies. Users may configure their web browser in such a way as to prevent such files from being installed on the hard disk of their computer. In so doing, however, they will not be able to access some of the services or documents offered on this site.
There are no secure areas on this website, allowing for a separate and confidential dialogue between a user’s computer and Gree Canada’s computer system. In general, no data transmission on the Internet can be fully protected against misappropriation or malicious use. Gree Canada consequently cannot guarantee that the information intended for its use and sent to it by e-mail or Internet will reach it without having been falsified, consulted or altered or without the integrity of that information or its authenticity having possibly been involved in another way, nor even that this information will reach its intended destination. Gree Canada’s commitment with regard to the protection of personal information solely relates to the processing of information that is actually in its possession.