Last Updated: April 4, 2016
Our Commitment to Privacy
By submitting to us your Personal Information, or accessing or otherwise using our website (the “Website”), you accept this Policy and consent to its terms, and any additional terms otherwise described to you at the time of collection of your Personal Information. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, please do not access or use the Website, or otherwise provide your Personal Information to us.
This Policy applies to this Website only and does not apply to information received or collected by us by any other means. This Policy does not apply to other services or websites that are linked to or from this Website, even if this Website links to those services or websites.
This Policy may be amended or updated at our discretion, without notice to you. You agree that Mainstreet may provide notice to you of such updates by posting them on the Website. The date of last modification will appear at the top of the Policy hereof. Please check the Website from time to time for such amendments. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. By continuing to access and use the Website, you agree to the terms of the then-current Policy, as amended.
What is Personal Information?
“Personal Information” is information about an identifiable individual recorded in any form. By Canadian federal law, it does not include information that is aggregated and not associated with a specific individual, including demographic information and statistics.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
When you send us a Communication, such as when you contact us or sign up for a press release or Mainstreet alert, we will collect the following types of information from you: name, email address, company, title, and your comments
In addition, our Website may automatically record some general information about your visit which we use for statistical analysis to help make our Website more useful to visitors. This information might include: the Internet domain for your Internet service provider, such as “company.com” or “service.ca” and the IP address of the computer accessing the Website; the type of operating system you are using, such as Windows or Macintosh; and the date and time you visit our Website and the web pages that you visit on our website, along with the address of the previous website you were visiting, if you linked to us from another website. This information is used on an aggregate basis and in a non-personally identifiable form, including: (i) for Website and system administration purposes, (ii) to improve the Website, (iii) to conduct internal reviews of the number of visitors to the Website (iv) to help us better understand visitors’ use of our Website; and (v) to protect the security or integrity of our Website when necessary (the “Analytical Purposes”).
We also use “cookies” that identify you as a return visitor and which can help us tailor information to suit your individual preferences. A cookie is a piece of data (small text file) that a website can send to your browser, which may then store the cookie on your hard drive for the purpose of identifying your browser, storing information or settings in your browser, or measuring website activity. Cookies are used to save you time, provide you with a more meaningful website visit and to measure website activity. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. Many browsers allow you to disable cookie collection if you wish, or inform you when a cookie is being stored on your hard drive. Please refer to your browser instructions or the help section of your browser to learn more about these functions.
How Will Mainstreet Use the Personal Information We Collect?
Mainstreet will only use Personal Information to respond to your enquiry after you contact us, or to provide you with press releases or Mainstreet alerts after you have signed up for such communications. We will not use Personal Information for any other purpose without your consent.
How Will Mainstreet Share the Personal Information We Collect?
Mainstreet does not sell or otherwise share or disclose information about you that we collect or receive, except as described below or permitted by law.
Mainstreet will not share or disclose your Personal Information with any other third party without your consent, including for the purpose of marketing their products and services to you or providing you with online behavioral (or targeted) advertising either by Mainstreet or a third party.
You may indicate that you are interested in receiving offers or information from Mainstreet. If so, your Personal Information will also be used to contact you or to send you e-mail materials and other mailings about products, services, or events that might be of interest to you. We may contact you about these products, services, or events by way of any of the methods that you consented to at the time your information was collected. You may unsubscribe from such communications at any time in the link provided in the emails or press releases.
Mainstreet may access, use or disclose Personal Information as required by law to respond to a court order or subpoena, to comply with applicable local or federal regulations as we may determine, to enforce our rights and protect our property and interests, to protect the rights, interests, safety, and security of members of the public, where disclosure is made to a person who needs the information because of an emergency that threatens the life, health or personal security of an individual, or where we sell any or all of our business and/or assets to a third party. Your Personal Information will not be used for any other purpose without your consent.
By sending any Communications to us, we will assume by contacting us and providing Personal Information, you are consenting to our collection, use and disclosure of such Personal Information in order to respond to your Communication, including consenting to your Personal Information contained in that Communication being transferred within and processed by Mainstreet or our consultants for the purpose for which you transmitted it to us.
We assume that by using our Website, you consent to allow us to collect your service provider domain name, your system information and your Website and Internet usage data for the Analytical Purposes.
Withdrawal of Consent
You always have the option to tell us not to share your Personal Information with third parties or to exclude you from offers for products or services. Also, we will not refuse to provide a product or service to you if you choose not to provide us with your Personal Information, unless your failure to provide such information makes us unable to provide such product or service. You may unsubscribe from our communications at any time in the link provided in the emails or press releases.
Processing of Personal Information
Retention and Disposal of Personal Information
We implement security safeguards to protect Personal Information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification, regardless of the format in which the information is held. We use physical, organizational, and technological measures to protect Personal Information. Of course, despite these measures, we cannot guarantee perfect security of networks, servers and databases we operate or that are operated on our behalf.
We will keep Personal Information only for as long as it remains necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by law. We use secure means of disposing of Personal Information.
Only authorized personnel have access to Personal Information, which is stored electronically on our servers or on-site at our offices, as applicable. Only those individuals who work in the Investor Relations department will have access to your information.
How to Access Your Personal Information
Mainstreet is accountable for all Personal Information in our control. We have a designated Privacy Officer who is ultimately accountable for the handling of all Personal Information under our control and for ensuring that the principles set out in this Policy are being complied with.
In the event you have questions about the accuracy of Personal Information we have collected about you, you can have access to that information in order to verify and update it.