This privacy statement applies to www.thenorthern.ca. It does not apply to any third party sites that may be linked to ours (such as supplier websites or other company websites such as Home Hardware).
The Northern respects the privacy of its Internet users and will protect that privacy. The Northern does not collect information that personally identifies individuals except when individuals provide such specific information on a voluntary basis, for example, to enter a contest or to contact us via email.
In all such cases, The Northern will collect only information that is voluntarily provided by the user and undertakes that such information will be kept strictly confidential. Individual information provided to the Northern will not be sold or made available to a third party.
The Northern does reserve the right, however, to perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics, in order to measure interest in and use of the various sections of its site so as to improve design and navigation and to gather marketing information. Only aggregated data from these analyses, not individual data, will be used for this purpose.
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Disclosure of Information to Third-Parties
None of your personally identifiable information will be given to any third party except under the following conditions:
Where it is necessary to in order to provide a service. Even then, only the minimum necessary information will be provided, and agreement received from the third party that such information will be kept secure, confidential, and destroyed when no longer required.
The Northern may also share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.
In all other cases, your explicit consent will be required in advance. In all cases, The Northern can not be held liable for what third-parties do with any personal information provided.
Commitment to Data Security
Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information.
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