Last Modified: August 5, 2020
To establish an account with us and to use the TCG Platform, we will collect the following personal information:
If you use the TCG Platform to purchase goods or services from us or third party sellers, we will also collect your billing and shipping address. This information, along with your name and email address, will be provided to the applicable seller on the TCG Platform, in addition to the applicable shipper (Canada Post, USPS, DHL Express etc.). In some instances, your name and shipping address will be provided to the applicable shipping company directly by the TCG Platform and not by the seller of the goods in question. We do this by integrating with the applicable shipper’s application programming interface (“API”).
We also allow users to create an account via third party account login providers such as Facebook, Google and Twitter. If you elect to establish your account via a third party provider, you permit us to collect and use the personal information such third party sends us to establish and maintain your account. This may include your name, profile photo and other account information.
Although we may display their forms on the TCG Platform (or webpages linked to the TCG Platform), when you provide your payment details, you are providing them to the applicable payment processor. You acknowledge that our third-party payment processors may have their own agreements which apply to you. While we will not have access to your entire credit card number, we will be able to bill your credit card and may have access to certain card and payment details such as the name on your card, billing address and card expiration date. If you have questions regarding our payment processor, please contact us.
We do not sell personally identifying information, such as your name and contact information, to third-parties. However, we may use, store and share your personal information to:
Where you elect to upload a profile photo, it will be displayed publicly to other users. Please keep in mind that we cannot ensure other users or third parties will not download, copy or use your photos for alternative purposes. This includes the possibility that third party search engines, such as Google, may index and display your photos as part of Google Image search results.
When we use your images on or in connection with the TCG Platform or our marketing materials, we may include our logo or other marks as a watermark on the image. The watermark is intended to serve as notice to third parties not to copy or use the images off of the TCG Platform. The presence of our watermark does not in any way imply copyright or other proprietary rights in and to the image by us and is merely provided to discourage the unauthorized use of the image. For details on content ownership and licensing, please see our Terms.
We do not, as a general rule, moderate or monitor members' private communications or their articles published on the TCG Platform. However, we reserve the right to do so if we reasonably suspect you, or another member who you have interacted with, have breached or intend to breach our Terms.
Member submissions that appear on any public area of the TCG Platform may be moderated and, if necessary, we reserve the right to edit, delete, remove or not use any communication or User Content on a public area of the TCG Platform.
We may also aggregate your information for general data analytics purposes to produce and share reports about the TCG Platform. For example, reports on where our users are based. The reports will not include your name or be linked specifically to your account.
We may share personal information and any content collected, uploaded or provided to us if required by law, such as in response to a subpoena, court order or other legal process in any jurisdiction. If we are required by law to make any disclosure of your personal information or content, we may, but are not obligated to, provide you with written notice of such disclosure, if permitted by law.
Absent a court order, subpoena or other legal requirement to disclose personal information or content in our possession or control, you agree that we may also share personal information and content you upload or which is associated with your account to cooperate with law enforcement authorities in the investigation of any criminal matter if we reasonably believe doing so is necessary or beneficial in protecting your safety, or the safety of any third-party.
Our suppliers, partners, independent contractors (collectively “Third-Party Providers”) and/or employees, may have access to, or be shared personal information to use in connection with one or more of the purposes for which the information was collected.
Our Third-Party Providers may have access to personal information in providing services to us, or providing you with access to the TCG Platform. We may use a variety of Third-Party Providers in order to host the TCG Platform, including for example, hosting servers which store personal information.
We also use the following Third-Party Providers for data analytics in connection with your use of the TCG Platform, including:
We may update the above list of Third-Party Providers from time-to-time as the TCG Platform continues to evolve. Third-Party Providers may have their own agreements and privacy policies on the collection and use of personal information which either we or you provide them.
As we may have servers, Third-Party Providers, employees and other parties we share your personal information with in locations both inside and outside of Canada, your personal information may become subject to foreign laws and foreign legal proceedings.
Your profile page and information that forms part of the public facing section of the TCG Platform, which either you or other users upload, may be visible to search engines like Google. This means that your profile page, publicly posted images and other information may be displayed in search results by Google and other search engines.
Our privacy practices intend to meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (“GDPR”). As a company that may process the personal information of persons who reside in or who are citizens of the European Union (a “European person”), we have implemented technical and organizational measures to meet the GDPR’s requirements and protect the personal information of European persons. Our technical measures to protect personal information take into account current technology available and the costs of implementing that technology in addition to the nature, scope, context and purposes of the personal information collected and processed. If you have any questions about our technical and organizational measures to meet the GDPR requirements, please contact us.
If you provide us with personal information from European persons, you represent and warrant to us that your personal information collection and storage procedures comply, at all times, with the GDPR. To the extent you provide us with, or, have our website process any personal information of a European person, you further represent that you have obtained informed consent to transfer their information, internationally, to us. If such consent is subsequently revoked, you agree to inform us immediately. Provided we are a company registered and operating in Canada, you agree and acknowledge that your personal information will be accessed by us in Canada, although it may be stored with Third Party Providers in locations both in and outside of Canada.
We may share personal information with our successors (if our business or the TCG Platform are acquired by another legal entity) or any assignee of our assets relating to the TCG Platform. Disclosure in such circumstances is governed by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, SC 2000, c 5 in Canada.
No method of transmission of data over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WHEN SHARING PERSONAL INFORMATION ONLINE, THERE IS ALWAYS A RISK OF DATA BREACHES, INCLUDING DATA BREACHES IN WHICH THIRD PARTIES UNLAWFULLY ACCESS OUR SYSTEMS, OR THE SYSTEMS OF OUR THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS, WHICH STORE PERSONAL INFORMATION.
WHILE WE TAKE MEASURES TO PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION, YOU AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL WE, OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, INCLUDING BY WAY OF NEGLIGENCE, FOR THE LOSS OR THEFT OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED AS A RESULT THEREOF, SO LONG AS WE WERE NOT DIRECTLY AND GROSSLY NEGLIGENT IN THE PROTECTION OF SAID INFORMATION.
We keep your personal information for as long as it is required for the purpose for which it was collected. There is no single retention period applicable to the various types of personal information collected. The messages and your correspondence you send to other users will be kept in their accounts for them to see and access so long as they remain members on the TCG Platform. Similarly, User Content you upload or contribute to the TCG Platform will remain online until we elect to remove it. By contributing User Content, you are giving us a perpetual and irrevocable license to use your User Content in accordance with the Terms.
Cookies are small text files sent to and automatically downloaded by your web browser (assuming you have cookies enabled) when you visit our website. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows our website and Third-Party Providers we use to recognize you, track your activity across our and other websites and is usually used in conjunction with logging your internet protocol (“IP”) address. Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer (in your browser files) or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
Most web browsers also permit you to delete cookies. This is typically done via your web browser’s settings, which vary depending on which web browser you use. For details on managing cookies settings using:
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.
We welcome questions, concerns, and feedback about this policy at firstname.lastname@example.org .