How We Collect and Use Personal Information
“Business Contact Information” means your business position, name or title, business address, business telephone number, business email address and business fax number.
“Personal Information” means information about an identifiable individual, but does not include Business Contact Information or general, statistical or aggregated information. Personal Information includes a name, home address, date of birth, contact information (including personal telephone number and personal e-mail address), health and health care information, employment status, and income.
We will identify the purpose for collecting your Personal Information when we request such information. We collect Personal Information only as necessary to provide services to you and will not use or disclose your Personal Information other than for the purpose for which it was collected, without your prior consent. Without limitation, Abattis may collect your Personal Information for the following purposes:
Providing Services, Sharing Information and Surveys
Your Personal Information may be collected and used by Abattis to provide services to you via our Sites or otherwise. Your Personal Information may be used by Abattis so that we can share information about Abattis, the Sites, and our Services with you. We may use your Personal Information to communicate with you regarding your inquiries for information, service requests or other issues as they relate to your use of the Sites and the Services, and based on your Personal Information, we may send you personalized promotions or offers. We may also invite you to participate in online customer surveys. If you choose to participate in such surveys, we may use the Personal Information that you may provide to contact you or to improve our Services.
When you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Sites, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, email addresses, and phone numbers. We refer to this information as “Order Information”. We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Sites (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:
– Communicate with you;
– Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and
– When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
Personal Information Posted by User
From time to time, we may offer interactive services which allow an Individual to share information with other Individuals on the Sites, such as message boards, user reviews, or similar functions. These features may permit a person to publish personal information about him or herself or about another person. By submitting such information, the person represents:
Abattis does not monitor or moderate information submitted or posted by the users of the website and accepts no responsibility or liability for any content, including without limitation Personal Information, posted in this way.
If a person Individual believes that his or her Personal Information has been posted a third party without consent, that person should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us so that the complaint may be investigated, and the content removed if it is appropriate to do so.
Our Disclosure of Personal Information
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, please expressly note that under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”) and other applicable laws, we may be required to disclose some or all of a person’s Personal Information to government officials, law enforcement personnel, the International Narcotics Control Board, or competent authorities of foreign governments. This information includes:
• the person’s given name, surname, date of birth and gender;
• contact information including the person’s mailing address, phone number, and email address, as applicable;
• if applicable, the given name, surname, date of birth and gender of one or more persons who are responsible for the person, as well as contact information for such persons;
• a valid prescription or other medical document issued by an authorized medical practitioner;
• the given name, surname, professional status and address of the health care practitioner who issued a prescription or other medical document on behalf of the person;
• if applicable, the consent of the health care practitioner to receive shipments on the person’s behalf; order details about the product sold or provided, including the quantity ordered; and the address to which the product is to be shipped.
Use or Disclosure for Research Purposes
In order to improve its processes, products, and service offerings, Abattis may from time to time make use of aggregated and non-identifying information (“Aggregated Data”) for research purposes. Such purposes include, without limitation, better understanding the needs and wants of its customers and users. We may disclose such Aggregated Data, which will not personally identify any person, to its affiliates, agents, service providers and business partners for these purposes.
From time to time, we may request a person’s consent to use or disclose Personal Information for research purposes, such as (without limitation) information relating to that Individual’s use of medical marijuana. This may include, without limitation, invitations to complete surveys or participate in studies to be conducted by us or a third party. We will not use or disclose Personal Information for such research purposes without the person’s express consent, which may be withheld or denied without consequence to the person.
We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Shopify to power our online store–you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Sites — you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Retention of Personal Information
We routinely destroy Personal Information that is no longer required for the purposes described herein, in accordance with applicable laws.
Accuracy of Personal Information
Abattis takes reasonable steps to ensure that any Personal Information in our custody is accurate and up-to-date for the purposes for which the Personal Information is to be used by Abattis. In most instances, we rely on users of the services to notify us of any changes to their Personal Information provided by them.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
Abattis uses reasonable and appropriate measures, including encryption software, designed to help you secure your Personal Information against accidental or unlawful loss, access or disclosure. Only staff and service providers who have a legitimate business purpose for accessing the Personal Information collected by us are authorized to do so. Unauthorized use of Personal Information by anyone affiliated with Abattis is prohibited and constitutes grounds for disciplinary action.
You and you alone are responsible for ensuring that you do not disclose your account access information to third parties. This includes but is not limited to not disclosing such information to anyone, ensuring that sufficient security software is installed and running on your computer, smartphone or tablet, that your network firewall is of sufficient quality and that your wireless connection is encrypted to a degree that will prevent third party access. Abattis is not responsible for any failure by you to secure your own device and its access to the Internet or your use of public, unsecured networks. Abattis also is not responsible for any failure by you to eliminate malware. These failures and others can make you vulnerable to privacy breaches and would put you and your data at risk.
As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) is recently enacted legislation regulating commercial electronic messages, including without limitation newsletters, updates, and offers (a “CEM”). In compliance with CASL, we will not send CEMs without the express or implied consent of any person. Any person who wishes to revoke their consent may opt out of receiving future CEMs by following the conspicuous unsubscribe mechanism contained in each CEM in accordance with CASL or by contacting email@example.com. Any such opt-out will not apply to any communications that are required by law, such as to comply with obligations under the ACMPR.
Links to Third Party Sites
The use of our services may lead you to third party sites. Those organizations are separate and distinct from Abattis and have their own separate privacy policies. We are not responsible in any way for how any third party collects, uses or discloses your Personal Information, so it is important to familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of these sites before providing your Personal Information to them.
Upon written request to Kent McParland at firstname.lastname@example.org, you will be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of your Personal Information, and will be given access to that Personal Information. Abattis provides an opportunity for individuals to challenge the accuracy and completeness of their Personal Information and have it amended as appropriate.
Last Revised: January 5, 2019