Last Updated on: April 20, 2012
Canadian Franchise Opportunities (“CFO”) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, subscribers to our newsletters, members of our forum and those providing contact information. In addition, CFO is opposed to unauthorized commercial e-mail delivery, otherwise known as spam. Please read the following Privacy and Spam Policy to understand how your personal information is treated. From time to time CFO may offer new information or services that may affect this policy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy and Spam Policy, please send an e-mail to privacy@CAfranchiseOpportunities.com. Spam abuses can be notified at abuse@CAfranchiseOpportunities.com.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT? CFO only collects user-provided personally identifiable information. This information is provided when website visitors complete one of our online forms (examples include newsletter subscriptions or contact forms). The following list includes ways we collect personal information from our website visitors and the type of information collected:
ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER: To register online for our electronic newsletter, we request the following required information: (i) name, and (ii) e-mail address. The provision of this information is mandatory in order to receive our newsletter. CFO relies on a third-party service, Aweber, to collect contact information and distribute our newsletter.
CONTACT FORMS: To contact CFO for the purposes of evaluating or engaging our services or to answer your questions, we utilize numerous forms throughout our site. Required information varies depending on the form and at most includes (i) name, (ii) e-mail address, and (iii) phone. The provision of this information is mandatory in order to receive a response from CFO. The provision of the remaining information requested on the registration form is optional.
ONLINE PURCHASES: When you purchase a product from CFO, we utilize a third-party online shopping system. To process your payment, certain standard required information includes address and credit card information. Transactions are secured via SSL encryption and credit card details will never e-mailed. Credit information is purged from our systems on a regular basis.
DOES CANADIAN FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES SHARE MY INFORMATION? CFO will not share, rent or sell your personally identifiable information with third parties.
HOW DOES CANADIAN FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES USE MY INFORMATION? Personal information collected by CFO is used primarily for the purpose in which it is collected: to facilitate the distribution of a newsletter, document, membership or inquiry to interested recipients. In addition, CFO may use your information as follows:
- Information may be used in aggregate with other subscribers to review the effectiveness of our marketing programs and analyze other general demographic trends
- We may occasionally contact you to conduct surveys or to obtain feedback on our products, our website, industry trends or other aspects of our business
- To notify you of new information or services that may be of interest to you
- To send promotional materials
WHAT IF THERE ARE CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY AND SPAM POLICY? If we change our Privacy and Spam Policy, we will post those changes on our privacy page at http://www.cafranchiseopportunities.com/privacy-policy/. If at any point we decide to use personal information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an e-mail. Users will have a choice whether or not we use their information in this new manner. By default we will use information in accordance with the Privacy and Spam Policy under which the information was collected.
HOW CAN I OPT OUT? If you have opted in and later desire to opt-out from further receiving the CFO, you can make this change at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe URL embedded in our newsletter.
SPAM POLICY: CFO is strongly opposed to spam. We will only send e-mail to users that have explicitly requested to receive an e-mail from CFO. Examples may include:
- Opt-in subscribers to the CFO Newsletter
- Users that complete a contact form
- All communication will be related and relevant to what you have requested.
CFO relies on a third-party service to collect and distribute our newsletter. Click here for their Anti-Spam Policy.
WEB LINKS: This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that CFO is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy and spam policies of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy and Spam Policy applies solely to information collected by this web site.
HOW DO I CONTACT CANADIAN FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES? If you have any further questions or comments regarding the CFO website or this Privacy and Spam Policy, you may contact privacy@CAfranchiseOpportunities.com.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on our site.