eComTechnology believes that privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of Internet commerce. As an Internet merchant account provider and certified payment gateway we are required to have a stringent policy regarding all of the information that we collect.
Your use of this site or the Internet Secure services constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with these policies, please cease using this site immediately.
These terms were last revised on August 29, 2010. eComTechnology reserves the right to amend these policies from time to time. If such amendments affect how eComTechnology uses or discloses personal information already held by eComTechnology in a material and adverse way over and above previous express or implied consent, eComTechnology will contact you to obtain consent. Notwithstanding the terms of this policy, the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information may be made outside of the terms herein to the extent provided for in the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, and other relevant Canadian and British Columbia legislation in effect from time to time. These exemptions include, without limitation, publicly available information, or information disclosed for criminal or civil investigations or compliance with law or court orders.
eComTechnology takes reasonable precautions to ensure your privacy on the terms contained in this policy. eComTechnology uses reasonable efforts to, but cannot totally prevent, unintended disclosures by such means as hackers and other unauthorized individuals, and inadvertent or illicit employee actions.
Merchant Provided Information:
Our site merchant application form requires merchant applicants to provide contact information (including without limitation: company name, contact name, address, city, province, country, postal code, telephone number, fax number, email address and website address), financial information (including without limitation: GST number, PST number, merchant number, transit number and discount rate, and banking information) and general business information (including without limitation business type, social insurance number, years in business, principles of organisation, delivery type, description of products and/or services and minimum & maximum transaction amounts).
We use information collected from the merchant to send the merchant information about Internet Secure, to contact the merchant for various reasons, and for internal accounting and other procedures. Information is used to check the merchant eligibility for our service and to obtain and verify further information from financial institutions and credit reporting agencies or bureaus in regard to the application, and to support the ongoing provision of service. Such information may be provided to such third parties for those purposes. It is also used for login validation purposes.
Information Automatically Collected:
Our Web site keeps track of usage data, such as the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring Web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL. The IP addresses we collect on our electronic purchase service are linked to personally identifiable information. This is collected in order to combat fraud during the purchase process. We also use this data to better understand Web site usage in the aggregate so that we know what areas of our Web site users prefer. Automatically collected information is also used for the same purposes as cardholder supplied and merchant supplied information.
Sharing of Information:
Certain information submitted through the electronic purchase service (excluding credit card numbers) is shared with the merchant from whom the cardholder is purchasing the products / services so the merchant can fulfill the order. Information is also shared with other parties necessary to complete credit card transactions, including, without limitation, companies related to eComTechnology, credit card companies, credit card clearing houses and processors, and financial institutions.
eComTechnology is acting as an intermediary between the merchant and a user credit card company. The parties mentioned in the above paragraph, and not eComTechnology, are responsible for their own privacy policies and for maintaining privacy and confidentiality for all information eComTechnology provides them. If a user has any questions or concerns about the privacy policies of those parties, it must contact such parties.
Contact Us / Email Inquiries:
No information sent to eComTechnology via email or the website inquiry form is used for any other reason than to respond to and maintain a record of the inquiry. This information is not sent to third parties or retained for mailing list purposes.
eComTechnology takes measures to protect and keep information secure. Our Merchants area, application form and electronic purchase service are secured with SSL encryption. Verisign has supplied us with digital certificates for our Web sites. All information collected by eComTechnology is held offline, secured via SSL encryption, and protected by a firewall. Whenever sensitive information is transmitted to eComTechnology through our Web site, such as a credit card number, our server provides 128-bit encryption of the information as it travels across the Internet. EComTechnology restricts internal access to personal information to selected members of eComTechnology staff.
Contacting eComTechnology regarding Internet Secure:
If you have questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your dealings with this web site, you may contact: