Last Updated: June 26, 2021
Your Privacy and Trust is important to us
What is Personal Information?
What Personal Information Do We Collect?
You can visit our website or use our services without telling us who you are or revealing sensitive information about yourself, including your e-mail address. Our web server may collect information related to your visit to our website, including the IP address and domain used to access our website, the type and version of your browser, the website you came from to access our website, the page you entered and exited at, any website page within our website that is viewed by that IP address and what country you are from.
We use this information to monitor our website’s performance (such as number of visits, average time spent, page views) and for our business purposes such as working to continually upgrade our website and generate retailer reports for businesses to provide an overview of product views and analytics on our website.
In addition, we collect the personal information that you submit to our website, such as your name, address and any other contact or other information that you choose to provide by, for example:
- using the "contact us" portion of this website; and
- corresponding with a representative of MQ via e-mail using the hyperlinks created for that purpose.
Where you request information from us, we may use the e-mail address that you provide to send you information about offers on products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you have asked us to put you on an e-mail mailing list to provide you with certain information on a regular basis, or if we send you information about our offers on products and services by e-mail, you may ask us to remove you from the list at any time (using the unsubscribe instructions provided with each e-mail and on the site where you signed up).
Aggregated and De-identified Information
Information that we collect from you or from your use of the website and related services may be de-identified or aggregated with the information of other users in order to gain an understanding of the usage habits and preferences of our users and to assist us with the selection and adjustment of future content and features for the website and services.
Aggregated and de-identified information may also be shared with third parties for a variety of purposes including, without limitation, in order to permit us to improve the website and our services, to engage in marketing or similar activities, or otherwise for business purposes. In particular, as part of our services, we may provide third party vendors with retailer reports that provide an overview of product views and analytics on our website. Information in these retailer reports may contain aggregated or de-identified information about users' use of this website and our services, including:
- search queries, filters, results and selection of products and services;
- records of user access to third party website through our search engine;
- technical information about user devices;
This aggregated or de-identified information is not sold, but provided to local business free-of-charge in support of our mission to help small businesses grow through insight on consumer trends, competitive-analyses and promoting local products to their local audience.
When you visit the website, we may place a "cookie" on the hard drive of your computer to track your visit. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your hard drive through your web browser that can only be read by the website that placed the cookie on your hard drive. The cookie acts as an identification card and allows our website to identify you and to record your passwords and preferences. The cookie allows us to track your visit to the website so that we can better understand your use of our website so that we can customize and tailor the website to better meet your needs.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. However, on most web browsers you may change this setting to have your web browser either: (i) notify you prior to a website placing a cookie on your hard drive so that you can decide whether or not to accept the cookie; or (ii) automatically prevent the placing of a cookie on your hard drive. It should be noted that if cookies are not accepted, you may not be able to access a number of web pages found on the website.
What about Links to other Websites?
Our website contain links to third party vendor websites that may be subject to less stringent privacy standards. We cannot assume any responsibility for the privacy practices, policies or actions of the third parties that operate these websites. We provide these links on our website for your convenience only. MQ is not responsible for how such third parties collect, use or disclose your personal information. You should review the privacy policies of these websites before providing them with personal information.
Why Do We Collect, Use, and Disclose Personal Information?
The personal information collected through our website is used and disclosed for our business purposes, including for those purposes explained in this policy.
Your personal information may be shared with our employees, contractors, consultants, affiliates and other parties who require such information to assist us with establishing, maintaining and managing our relationship with you.
We may collect, use or disclose your personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements to do so.
Your Consent is Important to Us
You may change or withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, by contacting our Privacy Officer using the contact information set out below. All communications with respect to such withdrawal or variation of consent should be in writing and addressed to our Privacy Officer. Please note that in some circumstances, withdrawing or changing your consent to certain uses of your personal information may affect: (i) our ability to provide you with the products or services you request; and (ii) your ability to access to this website.
How is Your Personal Information Protected?
MQ endeavors to maintain physical, technical and procedural safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in question. These safeguards are designed to prevent your personal information from loss and unauthorized access, copying, use, modification or disclosure.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while this website strives to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once this website receives your transmission, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure is security on our systems.
The security of your personal information is important to us, please advise our Privacy Officer immediately of any incident involving the loss of or unauthorized access to or disclosure of personal information that is in our custody or control.
Updating Your Personal Information
It is important that the information contained in our records is both accurate and current. If your personal information happens to change during the course of our relationship, please keep us informed of such changes.
In some circumstances we may not agree with your request to change your personal information and will instead append an alternative text to the record in question.
Access to Your Personal Information
You can ask to see your personal information. If you want to review, verify or correct your personal information, please contact our Privacy Officer. Please note that any such communication must be in writing.
In the event that we cannot provide you with access to your personal information, we will endeavor to inform you of the reasons why, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions.
Inquiries or Concerns?
1170 Kensington Crescent NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1X6
Phone: (403) 984.3881