This policy outlines the information we collect from you — and what we do with it.
At TheZeeTree we consider your privacy to be extremely important to us. These are the fundamental principles that we follow in relation to your personal information:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to provide you with services, products, to comply with the law, or to protect our rights.
- As a subscriber, your data is inherently yours, and it’s our job to keep it safe. We never share your data without implicit consent (not assumed by this policy)
- We safeguard all data collected with industry leading security practices and encryption.
This policy was last updated April 11, 2018.
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; 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; provide you with system or administrative messages, and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
On occasion we use email address or other contact information to contact our Subscribers to ask them for their input on our services, advise of site changes, and advise of new site content.
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.
If you wish to subscribe to our site, we will use your name and email address to notify you of new site content, such as new posts. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe in the email. If you wish to no longer receive our newsletters you may update the settings in your account, follow the instructions located in the email, or you may contact us at support@TheZeeTree.com.
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.
In addition, as you use the Site and sign up as as Subscriber or use the contact form, you can send us personal information. For example if you become a Subscriber or use the contact form you will only be giving your name and email address.
You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to be a Subscriber, not using the contact form or by not using the particular feature of the Site for which the information is being collected.
Our resources section provides connections to third party affiliates. If you click on an affiliate link in the resource section, please be aware that you are also providing data to these third parties companies. You should review privacy and terms of service with any third party system before using it their websites. Also, we may be receiving compensation for you accessing third party websites from any link within the website thezeetree.com.
We also automatically track certain information about you based upon your behaviour on our Site and store it through log files. 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, which URL you next go, your computer browser information, and your IP address.
Cookies & Tracking
Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by TheZeeTree and our partners (e.g., advertising, marketing and analytics), affiliates, or other service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
We partner with a third parties such as Google to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. For additional information about this type of advertising and to opt-out of Google and other companies that provide these services, visit www.youradchoices.ca/choices.
Our Disclosure of Your Information
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 transfer personal information to them in the course of our use of their services. For example, we may use a third-party to operate our support services. This may involve the hosting of data, including personal information, on servers operated by those providers. We take care to use only service providers that we believe are reputable and able to live up to our and your expectations, including the handling of confidential information. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
Personal information may be maintained and processed by our affiliates, subsidiaries and unrelated service providers in the US or other jurisdictions. When personal information is in another jurisdiction for processing it may be accessed by the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities in accordance with the laws of that jurisdiction. For additional information about the manner in which our third-party service providers treat personal information, contact us as set out below.
Legal Requests and Business Transitions; Emergencies.
TheZeeTree may disclose your personal information (a) to any governmental authority as part of an investigation to determine our compliance with any applicable law, rule, or regulation (including privacy laws, rules, and regulations), (b) in response to a court order, subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful judicial or administrative proceeding, (c) as otherwise required under any applicable law, rule, or regulation, and (d) in good faith, to protect or defend the rights or property of TheZeeTree and other users and (e) if TheZeeTree is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
Your Use of Other Persons’ Information
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend or family member about our Site, we will ask you for your friend or family member’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend or family member a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. TheZeeTree stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend or family member may contact us at support@TheZeeTree.com to request that we remove this information from our database. Only provide us with the name and email address of friends or family members who would like to receive this message.
TheZeeTree strives to protect your personal information. We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect personal information in our custody and control from unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control. For example, for security of transactions, we use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, which encrypts any information, such as credit card number and billing information, you send to us electronically. The encryption process protects your information, by scrambling it before it is sent to us from your computer. Once TheZeeTree receives your transmission, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our system. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. More information about security is available on the Site and in our Terms of Service.
Other Information Collectors
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Additional Policy Information
With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you want your testimonial removed please contact us at support@TheZeeTree.com.
Notification of Privacy Statement Changes
We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. We will do our best to notify you when these terms change through our usual channels. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
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 our privacy officer at:
123 Any Street, 4th floor
Edmonton, AB, Canada, T5r 4u9