Welcome to theconsortium.ca, operated by Evolved Software Inc. dba The
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The majority of the product and service information posted on our site is offered without our collecting any personally identifiable information from you. You can surf the website and view much of our content anonymously.
When you purchase something from our Website, as part of the buying and selling process you will be required to sign up for an account. We collect the personal information you give us; such as your name, shipping and billing address, phone number, billing information and email address. When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, you are consenting to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only. If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason like marketing, we will ask you directly for your express consent.
When you use The Consortium Website and services, we may collect information of an anonymous nature; such as type of device, browser, operating system, and date and time of visit. The Consortium cannot personally identify you with this information alone.
HOW WE USE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The Consortium will not sell your personal information to others and will not share it with other, except as follows: We may provide your personal information to our service providers in order to operate our business and this site. For example, we may rely on such service providers to deliver your order or offer you customer support. These service providers are not authorized to use or disclose your personal information except to the extent necessary to perform such services on our
behalf or to comply with legal requirements.
We may disclose information about you if we are required to do so by law or legal process such as court order, in response to a request by governmental or regulatory authorities, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, your safety or the safety of others, or to investigate suspected fraud or other illegal activity.
We may share non-personal information; such as the number of daily visitors to our site, or the orders placed on certain dates, with third parties,
including advertising partners. Such information will not directly personally identify you or any user.
In the event we sell, merge or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets, we reserve the right to transfer personal information we have about you to the transaction counterparty. We will post a notice of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information on our site, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
Cookies and Other Technologies
We do not link any of the information we use in such technologies to any personally identifiable information submitted by you when you are on the Website.
ACCESS AND CORRECTION
You may obtain a copy of certain personal information we maintain about you or update or correct inaccuracies in that information. If you believe other personal information we maintain about you is inaccurate, you may request that we correct or amend the information by contacting us at hello[at]the consortium.ca
YOUR OPT-OUT CHOICES
You may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us regarding your personal information by contacting us at hello [at] theconsortium.ca.
You may also chose to stop receiving our email notifications by following the unsubscribe instructions included in those emails.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our Website may contain links to other sites for your connivance or information. Linked sites may have their own privacy notices, which you should review if you visit those websites. The Consortium is not responsible for the content of any linked websites, and use of those sites, or those site's privacy practices.
The security of your personal information is of the utmost importance to us. Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Shopify's data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Security Standard [PCI-DSS]. Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted. All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.
Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
Effective as of December 1, 2015