Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

Please read the terms and conditions in full.  GrantMe Inc. (“GrantMe”/ “we”/“us”) owns and operates this website, located at https://www.grantme.ca/ (the “Website”).  This Terms of Use Agreement (this “Agreement”) and our Privacy Policy state the terms and conditions under which you may access and use the Website and the Services (as defined below).  By accessing and using the Website and/or the Services, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and our Privacy Policy.  If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you must not access or use the Website or the Services.  GrantMe may revise this Agreement at any time by updating this posting. Use of the Website and/or the Services after such changes are posted will signify your agreement to these revised terms. You should visit this page periodically to review this Agreement.

 

Services

GrantMe connects students with scholarship opportunities as well as services that aim to make scholarship and admissions opportunities more accessible to students (the “Services”).  

 

Registration

By registering for an account, you represent and warrant that you will: (i) provide true, accurate, current and complete information; and (ii) to maintain and promptly update the information you provide to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.  In order to register to use the Services you must provide your full name, email address, date of birth, postal code and gender (“Registration Data”).  Your Registration Data is stored and used in accordance with the GrantMe Privacy Policy. Please see the GrantMe Privacy Policy below for further information.

 

User Content

All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted to the Website by viewers or users whether in forums or otherwise (“User Content”), is the sole responsibility of such viewers or users. This means that the viewer or user, and not GrantMe, are entirely responsible for all such material uploaded, posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available by using the Website and/or the Service.  GrantMe does not control or actively monitor User Content and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content.  Users acknowledge that by using the Service, they may be exposed to materials that are offensive, indecent or objectionable.  Under no circumstances will GrantMe be liable in any way for any materials, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any materials or any defects or errors in any printing or manufacturing, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the viewing or use of any materials posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.

 

Restrictions on User Content and Use of the Services

GrantMe reserves the right at all times (but will have no obligation) to remove or refuse to distribute any User Content and to terminate users or reclaim usernames. We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce this Agreement, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of our users and the public.  

In using the Website and/or Service, you will not:

 

  1. copy any content (including scholarship content) unless expressly permitted to do so herein;
  2. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that:

                    i.            is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially or ethnically objectionable, encourages criminal behavior, gives rise to civil liability, violates any law, or is otherwise objectionable;

                  ii.            You do not have a right to make available under any law or under a contractual relationship;

                iii.            infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party (including privacy rights); 

                 iv.            is or contains unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations for business, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation; 

                   v.            contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or data or the Website or that of any users or viewers of the Website or that compromises a user’s privacy; or

                 vi.            contains any falsehoods or misrepresentations or create an impression that You know is incorrect, misleading, or deceptive, or any material that could damage or harm minors in any way,

 

  1. impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent their affiliation with a person or entity;
  2. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation;
  3. record, collect, mine and/or store data about other users or viewers of the Website and Services;

 

You also agree not to access the Website in a manner that utilizes the resources of the Website more heavily than would be the case for an individual person using a conventional web browser.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, operators of public search engines may use spiders or other bots for the purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials on this Website.

 

License of Content

By submitting, posting or displaying Registration Data and/or User Content (collectively “Data”) on or through the Service, you grant us (and our agents) a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, unlimited license (with the right to sublicense): to (i) use, copy, modify, transmit, display, distribute publish and otherwise commercially exploit such Data in any manner and on any  medium; and (ii) use Data to create Pattern Data.  GrantMe will not be responsible or liable for any use of Data in accordance with these Terms. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any Data that you submit.  As used herein “Pattern Data” means non-personally identifiable information, data and reports derived from or compiled through the Service and through use of the Service, including but not limited to demographics data, location data and trend data such as aggregated data and statistics indicating frequency of use and popularity of the Service and of specific scholarships and funds.  For greater certainty, Pattern Data is data that does not identify a specific individual.  Pattern Data  and all materials and content created by GrantMe that is otherwise derived from Data is owned exclusively by GrantMe. You agree to waive all rights of paternity, integrity, attribution and withdrawal and any other rights known as, or substantially similar to, “moral rights” that you may have in the foregoing.

 

End User License 

Except for User Content, this Website, and the information and materials that it contains, are the property of GrantMe and its licensors, and are protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination.  Subject to the terms of this Agreement, GrantMe grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, license to use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use (the “License”).   Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use the GrantMe names, trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features without our prior written consent.  You shall not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules or restrictions on the Website.  Any future release, update, or other addition to functionality of the Website shall be subject to this Agreement. You agree that you will not do any of the following:

a,          Hacking, accessing, tampering with, or using non-public areas of the Services, our computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of our providers and partners;

b.         Probing, scanning, or testing the vulnerability of any system or network or breaching or circumventing any security or authentication measures;  

c.          forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any material transmitted to or through the Website or impersonate another person or organization;

  1. interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website or probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures;  

e.          Interfering with, or disrupting, (or attempting to interfere or disrupt), the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Services, or by scripting the creation of User Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.

d.         Removing or modifying any copyright, trade mark or other proprietary notice on the Website.

e.          Use any methods including automated devices (such as robots and spiders) to scrape or index the Website or its Content or to scrape, copy or reproduce any scholarship data;

f.          license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the Website or Service;

g.         modify, translate, make derivative works of, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile or reverse engineer any software provided as part of the Website, except to the extent the foregoing restrictions are expressly prohibited by applicable law; or

h.         register for the Service on behalf of a group or corporate entity.

 

You agree to indemnify us for any and all claims, damages, losses and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) relating to any acts by you, including but not limited to any Content submitted by you, in connection with using the Service, resulting in claims against us by other users or third parties.  

 

Feedback

If you provide GrantMe with any suggestions, comments or other feedback relating to any aspect of the Website and/or Service ("Feedback"), GrantMe may use such Feedback in the Website or in any other GrantMe products or services. Accordingly, You agree that: (a) GrantMe is not subject to any confidentiality obligations in respect to the Feedback, (b) the Feedback is not confidential or proprietary information of you or any third party and you have all of the necessary rights to disclose the Feedback to GrantMe, (c) GrantMe (including all of its successors and assigns and any successors and assigns of any of the GrantMe Offerings) may freely use, reproduce, publicize, license, distribute, and otherwise commercialize Feedback in any GrantMe Offerings, and (d) you are not entitled to receive any compensation or re-imbursement of any kind from GrantMe or anyone else.

 

Advertisements

You acknowledge and agree that the Website may contain advertisements.  If you elect to have any dealings with anyone whose products or services may be advertised on the Website, you acknowledge and agree that such dealings are solely between you and such advertiser and you further acknowledge and agree that GrantMe shall not have any responsibility or liability for any losses or damages that you may incur as a result of any such dealings. 

 

Linking

The Website (including User Content) may contain links to third-party websites.  These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by GrantMe of the contents of such third-party websites.  GrantMe is not responsible for the content of any third-party web site, nor does it make any representation or warranty of any kind regarding any third-party web site including, without limitation (i) any representation or warranty regarding the legality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, timeliness, suitability of any content on any third-party web site; (ii) any representation or warranty regarding the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of any material, content, software, goods or services located at or made available through such third-party web sites; or (iii) any representation or warranty that the operation of the third-party web sites will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects or errors in such third-party websites will be corrected or that such third-party websites will be free from viruses or other harmful components.

 

While GrantMe encourages links to the Website, it does not wish to be linked to or from any third-party web site which contains any content prohibited by this Agreement.  GrantMe reserves the right to prohibit or refuse to accept any link to the Website, including, without limitation. You agree to remove any link you may have to the Website upon the request of GrantMe.

 

No Advice

The information contained on the Website is for informational purposes only.  It is not intended to provide legal, accounting, tax, investment, financial, scholarship selection, medical or other advice to you, and you should not rely upon the information to provide any such advice.  The views and opinions of the authors of content published on our Website do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of GrantMe.

 

Disclaimer of Warranties

The website, service and all materials provided therein are provided "as is."  GrantMe specifically disclaims all representations, warranties and conditions, either express, implied, statutory, by usage of trade, course of dealing or otherwise including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, title, satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  any information or material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is at your own discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system, loss of data, or any other loss that results from downloading or using any such material.  GrantMe does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, provide any conditions or representations, or assume any responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by any third party through the website or in respect to any website that can be reached from a link on the website or featured in any banner or other advertising on the website, and GrantMe shall not be a party to any transaction that you may enter into with any such third party.  GrantMe will not be liable for any type of content exchanged by means of the service.

 

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances shall GrantMe be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary or other damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, any damages that result from (i) your use of or your inability to use this website or the service, (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods, data, information or services, (iii) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies in the materials on the website, (iv) personal injury or property damage of any kind whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of the service, any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or any other files or data that may be harmful to computer or communication equipment or data that may have been transmitted to or through the website, or (v) any errors or omissions in any material on the website or any other loss or damage of any kind arising from or relating to your use of the website. These limitations shall apply even if GrantMe has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitations shall apply to the fullest extension permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.

 

Indemnification

You shall indemnify and hold GrantMe and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees, harmless from all claims, actions, proceedings, demands, damages, losses, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees), incurred in connection with any materials submitted, posted, transmitted or made available by you through the service and/or any violation by you of this agreement.

 

Termination

GrantMe may, at any time, without notice, in its sole discretion and without cause, terminate your right to access or use the Website and/or the Service, (or any portion thereof).  GrantMe may also terminate your right to access and use the Website and/or the Service, or any part thereof, if you breach any term or condition of this Agreement.  You may terminate this Agreement at any time by providing us with notice.  You acknowledge and agree that all terminations may be made by GrantMe are in its sole discretion and that GrantMe shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to this Website and/or the Service or for the removal of any of the materials uploaded by you to the Website.  Any termination by GrantMe shall be in addition to any and all other rights and remedies that GrantMe may have.

 

Security

Please note that information sent or received over the Internet is generally unsecure and GrantMe cannot and does not make any representation or give any warranty or condition concerning security of any communication to or from the Website or regarding the interception by third parties of personal or other information.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and are responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account.  You agree to notify GrantMe immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session.  GrantMe cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.

 

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

It is the policy of GrantMe to respond to claims of intellectual property infringement.  GrantMe will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take any actions, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate.  Notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to info@grantme.ca.

To be effective, the notification of infringement must be a written communication that includes the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law and;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

 

General

This Agreement together with our Privacy Policy constitutes the entire agreement between you and GrantMe relating to the matters contained herein.   Any consent by GrantMe to, or waiver of, a breach of this Agreement which you have committed, whether express or implied, shall not constitute a consent to, or waiver of, any other, different or subsequent breach.  You may not assign or transfer this Agreement or any right or obligation hereunder.  GrantMe may assign this agreement without restriction.  If any term or provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, it shall be severed and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force without being invalidated in any way. This Agreement is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, or agency relationship between the parties.

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia and the laws of Canada, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof.  You agree and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Canada and/or the courts of the Province of Ontario with respect to such matters.  You agree that the provisions of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply.

 

Privacy Policy

GrantMe Inc. (“we”/”us”) is committed to protecting your privacy.  We make the website, https://www.grantme.ca/  (the “Website”) available together with our services as further described in our Terms of Use (the “Services”).  This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, store, use and distribute information about our users through the Website and Services. 

 

Consent: By using the Website and/or our Services you consent to the use of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.  Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy, your Personal Information will not be used for any other purpose without your consent. You may withdraw your consent to our processing of your Personal Information at any time.  However, withdrawing consent may result in your inability to continue using certain aspects of the Website and/or some features of the Services.

 

Collection of Information:   Subject to the exclusions and disclosures set out in this Agreement, we aim to collect, use and disclose only such information as is required to enable us to manage your account, to provide the Services, to maintain our customer/visitor lists, to respond to your inquiries or provide feedback, for identification and authentication purposes, for survey and for service improvement. We will maintain the confidentiality of any contact information you provide to us on signing up for our Services or contacting us with questions or for further information and we will use it only for the purposes for which we have collected it, unless you agree that we may disclose it to other third parties.

 

Two types of information may be collected through the Website and our Services: Personal Information and Non-Personal Information.  This Privacy Policy does not extend to the collection, use or disclosure of the following information which is currently not limited by applicable privacy laws: (a) information that is publicly available, such as names, addresses, telephone numbers and electronic address when listed in a directory or made available through directory assistance; or (b) Non-Personal Information (as defined further below).

 

"Personal Information" is personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, e-mail address, credit card information, birth date and gender.  At the time of collection, we will identify the information being collected which will be used for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.  It is always your choice whether or not to provide Personal Information but if you choose not to provide certain requested Personal Information, in some instances you may not be able to register to use the Website or be able to access and use the Website at all.  In other instances, your choice not to provide certain other Personal Information may mean that you will not be able to use certain features of the Website.  We may collect Personal Information in respect of the Website through registration processes; communications with you; information downloads; service use; user support; surveys and contest entries and survey responses to surveys run by third parties.

 

"Non-Personal Information" is information of an anonymous nature, such as an Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) that has been stripped of personal information, the domain used to access the Website, and the type and version of browser or operating system being used by visitors to the Website.  Aggregate, anonymized information, such as demographic statistics of our users (e.g. average age or geographical allocation of our users), number of visitors, what pages users access or visit, and average time spent on the Website is not considered Personal Information.  Similarly, business contact information such as the name, title, business address, or telephone number of a business or professional person or an employee of an organization is not considered Personal Information.

 

Although the use of certain Non-Personal Information collected, used or disclosed through the Internet as described herein is not restricted (and to the extent that such is the case, the obligations under this Privacy Policy do not apply to such information), we provide information in this Privacy Policy about the collection of such information for the sake of transparency with respect to the operation of the Website.  Such Non-Personal Information is collected or derived by us in the course of operating this Website.  For example, our web servers may automatically collect Non-Personal Information that is provided through your browser or stored in a cookie when you choose to visit the Website.

 

Use of Information: We use the information that we collect for the following purposes:

 

  • Registration and Profile Information:  In order to register for our Services you must provide certain Personal Information to us such as your full name, address and email address.  You also have the option to log in using your account credentials with any social media accounts indicated by us from time to time.  If you log in using a third-party social media account, the information we will have access to in respect of such account will depend on the privacy policy of the applicable third-party social media platform provider as well as your privacy preferences in respect of such social media account.  You may be required to provide us with certain additional profile information such as your age, gender, academic information and other optional information such as information relating to your interests, background and profile photo.  We will use this information to identify awards, scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities (“Funding Opportunities”) that may be of interest to you and for predictive modelling (see further section titled “Predictive Modelling & Data Use” ).

 

  • Social Sharing: If you choose to use any of the social sharing features supported by the Website to share information with your network on another social networking platform (i.e. Tweet this award), such information will be processed according to the privacy practices of the applicable third-party social media provider as well as your privacy settings in respect of your account with such third-party social media provider.  If you have approved a social media site to share certain information with us, that information will be collated and stored by us in connection with your personal profile on GrantMe.

 

  • Posts and Comments: If you choose to publish a post or a comment on the Website, your username, profile photo and the content of your post or comment will be made publicly available on the Website.

 

  • Messages: Users have the ability to send messages to each other through the Services.  If you send a message to another user, they will be able to see your username, profile photo and the content of your message.  If you receive a message from another user, we will send you an email to let you know that you have received a new message.

 

  • Surveys: Once you register for the Services we will send you notifications for upcoming relevant Surveys that may be of interest to you and/or that you may be eligible to respond to.  If you choose to complete a survey, we will use your survey responses and biographical information from your profile such as your age, gender and educational background to create anonymous aggregate statistics, and may share such data with third parties.  However we will not share your personal information with third parties who sponsor surveys.  See further, ‘Statistics’ below.  If you complete a survey for one of our third party sponsors or partners, your survey results will be collected by the third party sponsors/partners and will be subject to the sponsor’s own privacy policy.  The survey will indicate whether it is for a third party.

 

  • Scholarship Notifications and Applications:  Once you register for the Services we will send you notifications for upcoming Funding Opportunities that may be of interest to you and/or that you may be eligible to apply for.  Some of these Funding Opportunities are provided by third parties and not GrantMe.  Accordingly, if you choose to apply for any such Funding Opportunities provided by third parties, any information (including personal information) that is included in your application will be made available to such third parties, and the treatment of your personal information will be governed by the Privacy Policy of the third party provider, and not GrantMe.  If you do not wish to receive notifications or wish to change the notification settings for Funding Opportunities you can unsubscribe through managing your subscription preferences through your account

 

  • Transactional Notifications: We provide notifications for certain activities relating to your use of our Services despite your indicated e-mail preferences, for example, we will let you know about updates to our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy.

 

  • Marketing Communications:  If you opt-in to receive marketing communications from us, we will keep you up to date on our products and services.  You may withdraw your consent to receiving marketing communications (such as unsubscribing from survey notifications and requests) from us at any time by following the opt-out instructions in each communication, or by managing your subscription preferences through your account settings.

 

  •  Statistics: We also collect statistics about use of the Services.  This information will be kept confidential, however, aggregate anonymized statistics that do not personally identify an individual will be kept by us and such aggregate anonymized statistics may be made available to other members or third parties including advertisers, sponsors and partners.  We will also use this information to tailor our content and improve the Website and the Services.

 

  • Predictive Modelling & Data Use: Your profile and other information may be used by us or shared with select partners for the purpose of:

 

(i)                 predictive modelling, namely collation and aggregation of data to draw conclusions on or to define shared characteristics.  Predictive modelling may include conclusions drawn about behaviour or likely behaviour across ages, gender, geography and other commonalities; and

(ii)               obtaining deeper insights into specific user behaviour based on combining data against a third party’s own records

 

  • System Logs, Cookies and similar technologies: Cookies and similar technologies (such as Advertising ID available on Android mobile devices) are used by us to track content usage and traffic on the Website.  A cookie is a feature of your web browser that consists of a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server.  The Website uses cookies to help it compile aggregate statistics about usage of this Website, such as how many users visit the Website, how long users spend viewing the Website, what pages are viewed most often, and what pages are visited by Users.  This information is used to improve the content of the Website.  We also use cookies and similar technologies to collect and store information about how you use our Website, how you interact with content, and to gather other information about your preferences as you use our Services (including what link you click on when you leave our Website). We do this so that we can improve the services we offer you. We may make use of third party service providers to help us with collection, such as Google Analytics. You can set your browser to notify you when you are sent a cookie.  This gives you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.  If you disable cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of the Website.  We link information we use in cookies to your personally identifiable information for analytic purposes.

 

Your IP address is reported by your web browser whenever you visit a page on the Website.  This information is recorded together with your registration information on our databases. 

 

  • Advertisements:  Advertisements may be delivered by us or one or more third-party web advertisers including on the Website or third party sites on behalf of GrantMe. GrantMe and  third party web advertisers may set cookies. These cookies allow the advertisement server operated by that third party to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. Accordingly, advertisement servers may compile information about where or whether you viewed their advertisements and which advertisements you clicked on. This information allows web advertisers to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.  The Privacy Policy applies to cookies placed on your computer by us, but does not cover the use of cookies by any third-party web advertisers.  For the privacy practices of such third-party web advertisers, you should consult the applicable privacy policy for the relevant third-party web advertiser(s).  Further, we may also use your contact information, as provided to us at the time of your registration, to enable the delivery of targeted advertisements on social media platforms with which you are a member.  To opt-out of receiving such relationship-based advertisements, update your settings on the social media platforms you have registered for.

If we plan to use your Personal Information in future for any other purposes not identified above, we will only do so after informing you by updating this Privacy Policy.  See further the section of this Privacy Policy entitled ‘Amendment of this Policy’.

 

Disclosures & Transfers:  We have put in place contractual and other organizational safeguards with our agents (see further below) to ensure a proper level of protection of your Personal Information (see further Security below).  In addition to those measures, we will not disclose or transfer your Personal Information to third parties without your permission, except as specified in this Privacy Policy (see further Important Exceptions below).

 

As of the date of this Privacy Policy, we share Personal Information about you in respect of the Website with certain service providers such as website hosting and analytics providers. In addition, from time to time we may employ third parties to help us improve the Website and/or the Services. These third parties may have limited access to databases of user information solely for the purpose of helping us to improve the Website and/or the Services and they will be subject to contractual restrictions prohibiting them from using the information about our members for any other purpose.  We may also transfer your personal information to our third party service providers to assist us with: providing you with our or our partner companies’ product offers; deploying email, postal, and online campaigns; shipping and handling, hosting and storage, data processing, data warehousing, data verification and supplementation; market research, fulfillment, and technical support. By providing your information, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing.

 

By providing your contact information and survey responses, you agree that we may share your information with our partner companies so they may use the same for predictive analytics.  We have contractual agreements with our partner companies to ensure that the information they receive from us is handled securely.  You will not be marketed to one-to-one by these companies using any contact information provided in a data set from GrantMe unless you have opted in to receive communications from them. 

Our servers are located in Canada, and accordingly, your personal information may be available to the Canadian governments and/or its agencies under lawful order, regardless of the safeguards we have put in place for the protection of your Personal Information. 

 

Important Exceptions: We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your consent if we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Website members, other users of the Services, or anyone else (including the rights or property of anyone else) that could be harmed by such activities.  We may disclose Personal Information when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is required by and in accordance with the law.

 

We may also disclose your Personal Information in connection with a corporate re-organization, a merger or amalgamation with another entity, a sale of all or a substantial portion of our assets or stock, including any due diligence exercise carried out in relation to the same, provided that the information disclosed continues to be used for the purposes permitted by this Privacy Policy by the entity acquiring the information.

 

Security: The security of your Personal Information is important to us.  We use commercially reasonable efforts to store and maintain your Personal Information in a secure environment.  We take technical, contractual, administrative, and physical security steps designed to protect Personal Information that you provide to us.  We have implemented procedures designed to limit the dissemination of your Personal Information to only such designated staff as are reasonably necessary to carry out the stated purposes we have communicated to you.

 

In certain areas, such as when you provide credit card or other payment information to us, the Website works to help protect the security of your credit card and other payment information during transmission by using industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology.

 

You are also responsible for helping to protect the security of your Personal Information.  For instance, never give out your email account information or your password for the Services to third parties.

 

Retention: We will keep your Personal Information for as long as it remains necessary for the identified purpose or as required by law, which may extend beyond the termination of our relationship with you.  We may retain certain data as necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, Non-Personal Information, account recovery, or if required by law. All retained personal information will remain subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  If you request that your name be removed from our databases, it may not be possible to completely delete all your Personal Information due to technological and legal constraints.

 

Children’s Privacy: The Website and the Services are intended for use by persons older than 13 years of age. Accordingly, we do not knowingly collect information about persons who are younger than 13.  If you think we have collected such information, please contact us and we will remove such information from our systems.

 

Amendment of this Policy: We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time.  If we decide to change this Privacy Policy in the future, we will post an appropriate notice which will appear in your account notifications.   Any non-material change (such as clarifications) to this Privacy Policy will become effective on the date the change is posted and any material changes will become effective 30 days from their posting on the Website.  Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all Personal Information that we have about you.  The date on which the latest update was made is indicated at the bottom of this document.  We recommend that you print a copy of this Privacy Policy for your reference and revisit this policy from time to time to ensure you are aware of any changes.  Your continued use of the Website signifies your acceptance of any changes.

 

Delete/Deactivate Procedure: Users may unsubscribe to any of our Services at any time or delete or deactivate their account in its entirety by selecting the appropriate action in the Account Settings.  

 

Access and Accuracy: You have the right to access the Personal Information we hold about you in order to verify the Personal Information we have collected in respect to you and to have a general account of our uses of that information.  Upon receipt of your written request, we will provide you with a copy of your Personal Information although in certain limited circumstances, we may not be able to make all relevant information available to you such as where that information also pertains to another user.  In such circumstances we will provide reasons for the denial to you upon request.  We will endeavor to deal with all requests for access and modifications in a timely manner.

 

We will make every reasonable effort to keep your Personal Information accurate and up-to-date, and we will provide you with mechanisms to update, correct, delete or add to your Personal Information as appropriate.  As appropriate, this amended Personal Information will be transmitted to those parties to which we are permitted to disclose your information.  Having accurate Personal Information about you enables us to give you the best possible service.

 

Contact Us: You can help by keeping us informed of any changes such as a change of address or telephone number.  If you would like to access your information, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions of if you find any errors in our information about you, please contact us at info@grantme.ca

 

Date of Last Modification: August 25th, 2020