Information about Sitterhood

Privacy policy

Last updated: October 29, 2020

Sitterhood Inc. (sitterhood.ca) values our customers and we respect your privacy and personal information which is information about an identifiable individual (as defined by applicable privacy or data protection laws).

This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy" or "Policy") describes how Sitterhood.ca treats your personal information obtained through the Sitterhood.ca website and any subdomains [subsidiary websites] thereof. The Policy describes the kinds of personal information Sitterhood.ca collects about you, why we collect it, how we use it, how we protect it, and under what circumstances we share it with third parties. This Policy also describes the decisions you can make about your personal information. You may require us to change, amend or delete the personal information that you have provided to us at any time.

The Site may contain links to third parties' websites or apps. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those websites. The Site may also contain links to terms and conditions and privacy policies of third party providers who provide tools or services on a website. Therefore, please read carefully any privacy policies on those links or websites before either agreeing to their terms or using those tools, services or websites.

Terms

The terms "you", "User", and "Service Provider" refer to individuals who use this Platform for the purposes of the Services offered.

In this Privacy Policy, "Personal Information" (also referred to as "Personal Data") means any information about an identifiable individual, such as your name, e-mail address, mailing addresses, gender, date of birth, any data about you that you elect to provide electronically through the Site and any other information that identifies who you are. Registration Data and Personal Information will be used by Sitterhood.ca solely in accordance with these Terms of Use. Unless we explain otherwise in this Policy, the words and phrases used in this Policy have the same meaning as in the Terms of Use. 

Accountability

Sitterhood.ca is responsible for Personal Information under its control, including the transfer of Personal Information to a third party service provider for processing on sitterhood.ca's behalf.

What Information Do We Gather?

When you subscribe to Sitterhood and sign up for a User Account through the Platform, you voluntarily give us certain personal information including your name, e-mail address, first name, last name, mailing address and shipping address.

By using the Messaging Platform available through the Site, you agree that a copy of your messages made through the Messaging Platform will be recorded and stored for the purposes of safety and protecting our Users from misuse of sitterhood.ca's Services. The collection of information from the Messaging Platform is done so in accordance with the terms in this Policy.

If you have registered as a Sitter, certain sensitive information including your address and financial information including your bank account information is collected where it is necessary for processing payments for services rendered. This information is collected and stored through a secure online payment portal (STRIPE). 

How We Use Your Personal Information

We use the Personal Information we collect about you in order to provide you with the Services offered by Sitterhood.ca and you agree that we may use your Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • For the Services offered by Sitterhood.ca through the Site

  • To mail you gifts or items purchased through Sitterhood

  • To support any requests or inquiries made by you

  • To contact you from time to time with user or Service updates

  • To assist you and the User(s) you have done (or have agreed to do) business with through Sitterhood's Services

  • To customize, measure, report on and improve our services, content and advertising

  • To learn more about you and your product preferences by looking at the IP address of your computer and your activity on the Website (among other things)

  • To promote services related to Sitterhood.ca

  • To prevent, investigate or prosecute activity we think may be potentially illegal, unlawful or harmful

  • To enforce our Privacy Policy and/or our Terms or any other purpose referenced herein or therein.

How and Where is Personal Information Processed?

Personal Information will be collected, processed, stored and used by Sitterhood Inc., Chargebee Inc., and Stripe, and may be passed to and processed by other companies under the instruction of Sitterhood.ca. Your Personal Information may be processed and/or stored outside of Canada. While Sitterhood.ca undertakes measures to protect your Personal Information, when it is stored and/or processed in other jurisdictions, the laws of other countries may not provide the degree of protection for Personal Information that is available in Canada. If your Personal Information is transferred outside of Canada, it may be available to the foreign government of the country in which the information or entity controlling it is situated under a lawful order made in that country and used for purposes other than those described herein. By providing us with your information, you are allowing your Personal Information to be transferred outside of Canada.

Sitterhood.ca may use Google Analytics to gather statistics on web traffic, Site usage and information on User behaviour. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine Application use, to prepare reports on an Application's activities and share them with other Google services. In addition, Sitterhood.ca and its Website allows for User interaction with social media networks and other external platforms directly from the Website. The interaction and information obtained is subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policies of Google and the social media and third-party platforms, respectively.

Sharing Your Personal Information

In accordance with this Policy, we may share your Personal Information including Financial Information, with our service providers, and third parties involved in providing Payroll Services to you. We may also share information with our financial, insurance, legal, accounting or other advisors that provide professional services to us.

We will not disclose, share, sell or rent your Personal Information in personally identifiable form with any third party, except if, and to the extent necessary, in our good faith judgment, doing so is required to: complete the Services offered by Sitterhood.ca, comply with laws or regulations, respond to a valid subpoena, order, or government request; establish or exercise the Company’s legal rights or defend against legal claims; investigate, detect, suppress, prevent or take action regarding illegal or prohibited activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the reputation or physical safety of any person; or as otherwise required by law.

We may remove personal identifiers from your information and maintain and use it in anonymous form that may later be combined with other information to generate aggregated information. Such anonymous and aggregated information may be sold, traded, rented, or shared.

We will retain your personal information only for a time and to the extent necessary for the purposes for which it was collected as described in this Policy and for reasonable backup, archival, audit, or other similar purposes.

Our Use of Cookies and Log Files

We use browser tracking cookies (or "cookies"), which are small text files that are placed on the hard disk of a computer by a website. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a website or web server that issued the cookie to you. We also use browser "log files", which record certain information when you visit a website, including your internet protocol (IP) address. To improve your experience on our Site, we use cookies and logs files to: recognize you when you return to our Site; keep track of activity on our Site and remember what items you have clicked on or viewed; study how you navigate through our Site and which products you request in site searches so that we can improve the design, content and function of our Site; and customize the message, content and delivery of online banner advertisements and e-mails that reflect how you navigate to and through our Site based on your online behaviour. We call this "Browsing Data". We may hire third party service providers to assist us in the collection and analysis of this Browsing Data collected through cookies, but none of your Personal Information is disclosed to these third party service providers.

You have the ability to accept or decline our use of cookies. You can refuse cookies by turning them off or blocking them in your internet browser. If you decide to turn off or block cookies, our Site might not function correctly.

Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information

At any time you can contact us to: stop receiving e-mails from us; review the personal information held by the Company in connection with your account; withdraw your consent for our use and disclosure of your information; request a list of third parties to which Sitterhood.ca may have provided your personal information; close your account; and amend your personal information, where possible, by logging into your User Account. 

If you contact us to do any of the things listed above, we may require you to provide sufficient information to allow us to identify you and tell you about the existence, use and disclosure of your Personal Information and this Personal Information will only be used for this purpose. If you contact us about your Personal Information, we will respond to your request within a reasonable time and at no cost to you.

Links and Third-Party Websites

We provide links on our Site to other, third party sites we think you will enjoy. These sites operate independently of us and have established their own privacy and security policies. Any personal information you provide on linked pages or other sites is provided directly to that third party and subject to that third party's privacy policy. We strongly encourage you to review these policies at any site you visit. This Policy does not apply to such linked pages or other sites, and we are not responsible for the content or practices of any linked websites which are provided solely for your convenience.

This Privacy Policy is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

Data Integrity and Security

We aim to provide you with a safe experience. We have in place certain physical, electronic, technological, and organizational safeguards to appropriately protect the security and privacy of your personal information against loss, theft, and unauthorized access, disclosure, copying use or modification. Please note, however, that while we try to create a secure and reliable Site for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from the Site or via e-mail cannot be guaranteed.

We limit access to your personal information within Sitterhood.ca to individuals on a need-to-know basis.

Children's Online Privacy Protection

The Site is not intended for use by children under the age of 18 without the consent of their parent or legal guardian. Sitterhood.ca does not knowingly collect or use any personal information from any children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such personal information from our database.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Sitterhood.ca reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page, and by ensuring analogous protection of the Personal Information in all cases. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the top of the page.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or your Personal Information, please contact sitterhood.ca at info@sitterhood.ca  


Sitterhood

PO BOX 90032

1000 Golf Links Rd.

Ancaster, On L9K3K0

Canada