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The term “personal information” means information about an identifiable individual, including name, email address and other information relating to an individual.
SOV does not intentionally collect the personal information of persons under 18 years old. If You are under 18 years old, please do not send us Your personal information (for example, Your name and email address). If You are under 18 years old and You wish to ask a question or use the Website in anyway which requires You to submit Your personal information, please have Your parent or guardian to do so on Your behalf.
Scope of this Policy
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect and use Your personal information (including names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses) for the purposes of
- responding to queries or requests submitted by You
- contacting You (via email/mail/phone)
- inviting You to events/community forums
- seeking Your opinion on various matters relating to our project(s)
- sending updates (via email/mail/phone etc.), and
- administering or otherwise carrying out our obligations in relation to any agreement You have with us.
If You do not wish us to use Your personal information for these purposes, You may so advise us when You submit Your personal information or at any time after that (see contact information below). Upon receiving Your advice that You do not wish us to use Your information for these purposes, we will either not use it that way, or will discontinue such use immediately, as the case may be.
SOV controls the personal information collected through the Website. We may use third parties for the fulfilment of our obligations hereunder, and if so, we will require them to comply with the requirements of this Policy.
E-mail, Feedback, Forum and Social Media Facilities
Maintaining the accuracy of our records
We aim to keep our information about You as accurate as possible. Please contact us to notify us of any changes to personal information You have provided to us that You would like to be made.
Security of Your personal data
SOV has implemented policies, procedures and technology to protect Your privacy from unauthorized access and improper use. These will be updated as new technology becomes available, as appropriate.
Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
We may also collect and use non-personal information provided to the Website, such as automatically collected information about the type of internet browsers You use or the website from which You linked to our Website, and aggregated information based on data that You have submitted to the Website (such as age, gender, and residency) from which You cannot be identified, for the purposes of assisting us in providing an effective service on the Website.
A cookie is a small file that is sent to Your computer when You visit a website. When You visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize Your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can reset Your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. We may store a cookie on Your computer when You look at our Website. We are able to read these cookies for information purposes when You revisit our Website.
The type of information collected from a cookie is specific to the PC used to access the Website, and includes the IP address, the date and time the PC visited the Website, what parts of our Website were looked at and whether the web pages requested were delivered successfully. This information is anonymous; it represents a computer rather than a person.
The cookie information may be used by SOV to improve our understanding about the use of the Website and to improve its operation and functionality.
We and our affiliates and third-party service providers may provide Your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid enquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable Canadian, United States or other law. We may also disclose personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or prevent actual or suspect loss or harm to persons or property.
Last updated: April 4, 2022