Privacy Policy

Wee Welcome (“Wee Welcome”, “we”, “us” or “our”) takes steps to ensure it meets applicable privacy principles and requirements with respect to personal information.

The purpose of this policy is to inform our guests, business customer representatives and other individuals we deal with (“you” and “your”) how we collect, use, disclose and protect your personal information. This policy applies to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in Canada. “Personal information” is information about an identifiable individual.

Personal Information We Collect

Wee Welcome and its agents and representatives may collect personal information in certain circumstances, such as:

  • Contact information, such as name, address, telephone number or e-mail address;
  • Credit card or debit information, for instance when purchasing products or services;
  • Information relevant to a particular service you request, such as the age and gender of a child or other person when entering a contest;
  • Survey responses, in cases where you provide your name in order to take advantage of bonuses or other benefits from participating in a survey, or consent to us contacting you about your comments;
  • Preferences and other personal profile information you may provide to us when you register on our website, for instance restaurant preferences, favourite category, biographical information such as age and gender;
  • Names, titles, business contact information of our corporate and business customer contacts and related information relevant to establishing and maintaining our relationship with our business customer contacts and understanding their roles within their organizations;

*Credit and financial information taken for purchasers of our services on credit.

Use of Your Personal Information:

We collect and use personal information for a number of purposes:

  • Contests/Benefits:
    • Wee Welcome runs contests, both offline and through our website. We require your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (for online entries) and we may also require proof of your age for the purposes of determining eligibility, prize notification and fulfilment and related purposes in connection with the contest. Contact information may be required to administer other benefits our guests have requested or accepted.
  • Surveys:
    • Wee Welcome will occasionally conduct surveys and research, either offline, by telephone or on our Website. These surveys may ask you about your category and city preferences, your age, gender and other biographical information, region of residence or other personal information that may enable Wee Welcome to understand its guests’ preferences. Your participation in surveys is voluntary, and in some cases you will have the option to participate anonymously. However, your name, address and telephone number may be required: (1) to take advantage of bonuses or other benefits that may be available to survey participants, in which case your contact information is only used for notification and fulfilment purposes; or (2) where you have provided your express consent to us contacting you to discuss your comments. Except as described above, survey responses are only used by Wee Welcome on an aggregate basis.
  • Other Uses:
    • We may also use personal information where necessary for establishing and maintaining our relationship with corporate and business customer contacts. We also use personal information to manage and administer our business, to meet legal, regulatory, security and processing requirements, and otherwise as permitted or required by law. If we intend to use personal information for purposes not identified to you or above, these other purposes will be described to you at the time of collection or before using the information.

Disclosure of Personal Information:

Personal information collected by Wee Welcome is not disclosed to other parties, except as follows:

  • When our contests are co-sponsored by another organization, such as a third-party product vendor or sponsor, the information you provide in your contest entry will be available to the co-sponsor. Wee Welcome takes steps to ensure that the personal information you provide in your contest entry is not used by the co-sponsor for purposes other than in connection with the contest, or that you are given the opportunity to consent to any other uses of your personal information, though you should check the co-sponsor’s privacy policy if you are concerned about their use of your personal information.
  • Personal information may also be transferred to certain affiliates where they are providing an administrative or processing service on our behalf, in which case we take steps to ensure that your personal information is protected and not used or disclosed for any purpose other than as directed by Wee Welcome.
  • In addition, Wee Welcome may transfer personal information to outside agents, service providers or mandataries that perform services on our behalf, for instance vendors, fulfilment houses and research and contest service providers, in which case we use contractual or other means to ensure that your personal information is protected and not used or disclosed for any purpose other than as directed by Wee Welcome.
  • Your personal information may be used by Wee Welcome and disclosed to parties connected with the contemplated or actual financing, insuring, sale, assignment or other disposal of all or part of Wee Welcome’s business or assets, including for the purposes of permitting such parties to determine whether to proceed or continue with such transaction or business relationship, to fulfil reporting or audit requirements or, in the case of sale or assignment, the use and disclosure by those parties for substantially the same purposes as described in this policy.

 

  • We may also disclose personal information as necessary to meet legal, regulatory, insurance and security requirements.

 

  • Wee Welcome does not disclose your personal information other than as described in this policy or otherwise without your consent, unless permitted or required by law.

“Weewelcome.ca” and the Internet:

Wee Welcome operates the website “www.weewelcome.ca”, and other domain names we own that resolve to those sites, at which visitors can register to receive customized information, enter contests, polls or surveys or make purchases. We do not collect personal information about you unless you choose to provide us with information about you, such as age, gender, or other information we may request or need when you choose to register at our website, or as otherwise described in this policy.

Regarding External Links:

Wee Welcome’s website may contain links or references to other websites to which this privacy policy does not apply. For example, when you click a link to purchase or take advantage of other third-party services our website may refer you to, you are leaving the Wee Welcome website and using a third-party website for those purposes. These sites are not owned or controlled by Wee Welcome, and Wee Welcome is not responsible for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information or the privacy practices of other organizations or other websites to which our site may refer our guests or provide links. When submitting personal information on other websites not controlled or owned by Wee Welcome, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of those sites.

We use information you provide on the Wee Welcome website to facilitate your registration options, to understand who our guests are and their preferences, to improve the content of our website, to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor based on information you voluntarily provide, to send you periodic newsletters and mailings you request, process your purchases and to conduct surveys, polls and contests as described above.Wee Welcome does not disclose personal information contained in our subscriber database to any third parties except as otherwise described in this policy.

Receiving e-mail newsletters from us is optional when you register. If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by following the unsubscribe instructions in our e-mail or by sending us an e-mail at the address below. If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events if you have selected this option. You can withdraw your consent to sending you postal mailings by contacting us as described below. When you register at our website, make purchases or enter contests, our server may store your contact or other relevant information in your profile for automatic completion of forms in future purchases/entries for your convenience. If you prefer not to have this information stored, you can select the option not to store your information (if that option is available) or you can contact us as described below to have it deleted if no longer required to fulfil your request.

If registered visitors choose not to receive any e-mail or other communications from us, the information you provide in your registration can still be used to provide customised information, for instance about your category preferences, when you login. If you prefer to have your registration profile deleted, you can contact us as described below. Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers on-line will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding orders, contests or other services they have requested on-line. If you make inquiries of Wee Welcome by e-mail, either to our e-mail address or through a link or box on our website, these inquiries are forwarded to the relevant department and are not used for other purposes or stored for reasons other than maintaining a record of correspondence.

The nature of the Internet is such that it passively and automatically collects certain information about a user’s traffic patterns, which may be linked to their Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. These are unique Internet “addresses” assigned to all Web users by their Internet Service Providers (ISP). Server logs record statistical information, such as visitors’ IP addresses, type of operating systems, time and duration of visit, Web pages requested, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are only used on an aggregate basis. Our site makes use of both “sessional” and “persistent” cookies. Cookies are small text files offered to your computer by Web servers in order to keep track of your browser as you navigate the site. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard drive. Sessional cookies are stored only in temporary (cache) memory and are deleted when you shut down your browser or turn off your computer. We use cookies to store your preferences, record session information such as language preferences, record user-specific information on what pages you access or visit, develop information about website visitors’ preferences and interests, alert you to new areas that we think might be of interest to you when you return to our site, record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when you return to our site, help rotate banner advertising so as to ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, and customize Web page content based on your browser type or other information you provide.

For each visitor to our website, cookies may be used by our Web server to automatically recognize a registered visitor where you have indicated your preference to be automatically logged in.

You can disable cookies using your Internet browser’s settings. Please consult your browser’s help function for information on how to disable cookies. Note that if you disable cookies, certain features of our website will not function properly.

To try and bring you offers that are of interest to you, Wee Welcome or its service providers place ads on our Web pages. As a result of your visit to our site or clicking on these ads, we may collect passive information such as your domain type, your IP address and clickstream information.

Your Consent:

Consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information may be given in various ways. Consent can be express (for example, orally, electronically or on a form you may sign describing the intended uses and disclosures of personal information) or implied (for example, when you provide information necessary for a service you have requested, or in some circumstances where notice has been provided to you about our intentions with respect to your personal information and you have not withdrawn your consent for an identified purpose, such as by using an “opt-out” option provided). Consent may be given by your authorized representative (such as a legal guardian or a person having a power of attorney). Generally, by providing us with personal information, we will assume that you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of such information for the purposes identified or as described in this privacy policy, if applicable, or otherwise at the time of collection. You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of personal information at any time, subject to contractual and legal restrictions and reasonable notice. Note that if you withdraw your consent to certain uses of your personal information, we may no longer be able to provide certain of our products or services. Wee Welcome collects, uses or discloses your personal information with your consent, except as permitted or required by law. We may be required or permitted under statute or regulation to collect, use or disclose personal information without your consent, for example in response to a court order or subpoena, to comply with local or federal regulations, or to collect a debt owed to us.

Security:

We protect your personal information using physical, electronic or procedural security measures appropriate to the sensitivity of the information in our custody or control, including safeguards to protect personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. Employees, agents and mandataries of Wee Welcome who require access to your personal information in order to fulfil their job requirements will have access to your personal information.

Access, Correction and Contacting Us:

Wee Welcome may establish and maintain a file of your personal information for the objects described above, which will be accessible at 202 Jane Street, Toronto, Ontario. If you wish to request access or correction to your personal information in our custody or control, you may write to the above address, attention Chief Privacy Officer. Your right to access and correct personal information is subject to applicable legal restrictions. If you wish to make inquiries or complaints or have other concerns about our personal information practices, you may write to the above address, e-mail us at info@weewelcome.ca or telephone us at [416-762-0097].

Policy Changes:

This privacy policy may be revised from time to time. If we materially change our privacy practices, we will take reasonable measures to notify you of these changes in advance. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes on our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of new non-essential uses or disclosures. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically or contact us as described above to obtain a current copy of this policy. This privacy policy was last updated on May 23, 2008.