Last modified: January 9, 2018
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect personal information through this Website and/or as part of a Contest entry. The following personal information may be collected by us:
• contact information, such as first name, last name, email address, mailing address.
• biographical information, including your background, interests, educational institutions attended and years of study.
• social media information, including the web address of your social media sites.
We automatically gather general information, like most websites, about your computer such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system.
Cookies and tracking technologies
We store information that we collect through cookies transparent images, and/or third party sources to create a summary of your preferences. The Website may automatically collect information as you browse, such as your Internet Service Provider, browser type and version, operating system and device type. Also for improving overall experience on the Website, the Website may collect in different sessions information like average time spent on our site(s), pages viewed, information accessed, the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet and other relevant statistics.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use some of the features offered on our Website. Most browsers allow you to customize your “Settings” so you may prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, or disable cookies altogether.
Avoiding collection from Children
You must be 18 years of age to use the Website. We do not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from children under the age of 13. In addition, no part of this Website is designed with the purpose of attracting any person under age 13.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use personal information for the purposes for which it is submitted, for example to administer Contests or process transactions. The personal information that we collect may also be used to, for example:
• assess the eligibility of the entrant to enter the contest,
• give notice of and/or resolve any problems should they arise in connection with a Contest,
• contact the selected entrant(s) to confirm whether they a winner and to administer the Prize Forms,
• post the names and Short Biography of the winners on the Website,
• perform research and analytics to improve our services and Website,
• to process a transaction to purchase furniture, home décor or other goods from our Website, and deliver the goods,
• to respond to questions and complaints, and to consider feedback, and
• otherwise reasonably required to provide customer services and maintain the Website.
We may use data collected through the site to conduct research and analysis. Our research and analysis may lead to the publication of aggregate data, but will not result in the reporting or publication of any personal information provided to us.
Opting in and Opting out
At certain points where personal information is collected, there may be a box to indicate that you wish to receive certain information or electronic communications from us.
You may unsubscribe from certain email communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in such communication. You are not able to opt-out of receiving communications related to the services (e.g., account verification, changes / updates to features of the services and technical or security notices, or if you entered a Contest, emails related to administration of the Contest, including if applicable, prize fulfillment).
Our Service Providers
From time to time, we may use third parties to assist us with certain functions such as supporting Contests and processing transactions. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.
These service providers may store and process personal information collected by COFO in Canada or any other country in which COFO or its third party agents maintain facilities. By providing us with your personal information and using our Website or services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country and you acknowledge that such information may be accessible to law enforcement and national security authorities within that jurisdiction.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We do not sell or rent personal information to third parties.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal information is retained as long as reasonably necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, for example, to administer Contests, to sell a good on our website and feature the designer, or to otherwise fulfill identified or apparent purposes, and for record-keeping. Thereafter, personal information is destroyed, erased or anonymized.
How to Help Us Keep Your Personal Information Accurate and Obtain Access to it
Anonymous and aggregated information
We may combine anonymous information and/or aggregate information we collect with additional anonymous information collected from other sources. We may share anonymous information (including aggregate information) we collect regarding our Users with third parties (such as advisors, promotional sponsors, and investors) for various business purposes including conducting general business analysis, and developing Website content and services.
Physical, technical, electronic and organizational policies and procedures have been employed to safeguard the security and integrity of personal information collected through this Website; however, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us as the internet is not a 100% secure environment. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. We strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential or sensitive information through unsecured methods of communication.
How to Contact Us
If you have a complaint about our handling of your personal information, you may contact our Privacy Officer by:
• email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
• by writing to us at 21 Regina Road, Woodbridge, ON, L4L 8L9.
We will do our best to resolve any outstanding issues.
If, having shared your concerns with us, you are still not satisfied, you may file a complaint with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada by mail at 30, Victoria Street Gatineau, Quebec K1A 1H3or by calling 1 800 282 1376.