Protecting individual privacy is important, and AMRE Supply is committed to maintaining personal information that it obtains secure and confidential. AMRE Supply generally uses personal information to provide customers with the products and services they have requested, and to get to know you, your needs and your preferences in order to provide you with superior customer service.
In order to conduct certain aspects of our business, including processing your requests for our products or services, we may be required to collect personal information about you. In this policy, the term "personal information" means any information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title or business contact information of an employee of an organization, when collected, used or disclosed for the purpose of communications relating to the employees’ employment, business or profession.
Please note that you are never required to provide us with your social insurance number; however, in order to accurately process a credit application received from you, we require a social insurance number, date of birth or driver's license number.
AMRE Supply and its representatives may collect personal information in a number of circumstances in connection with our business and we may collect or receive personal information through a number of other sources, including:
Personal information will be used only for those purposes to which the affected individual has consented, subject to certain exceptions detailed below, as permitted or required by applicable privacy laws.
AMRE Supply may use personal information with the affected individual's consent in connection with credit decision-making, account opening processes and the ongoing administration of our business relationships, including for such purposes as:
Personal information will be accessible by those AMRE Supply employees, officers and directors that need to know the information for the purposes of their work, including as identified below.
We may otherwise disclose personal information as set out below, with the affected individual's consent or as permitted or required by law.
PIPEDA also permits AMRE Supply to transfer personal information to a third party without the affected individual's knowledge or consent if the transfer is simply for processing purposes and the third party only uses the information for the purposes for which it was transferred.
Some of the third parties to whom we may disclose or transfer personal information, including our affiliates, may be located outside of Canada, including in the Republic of Ireland and the United States, and personal information may therefore be disclosed, transferred, stored (including electronically) or processed outside of Canada for the purposes described herein.
Accordingly, any personal information which is disclosed, transferred, stored or processed outside of Canada may be subject to legal requirements in foreign countries applicable to AMRE Supply or the third parties, including the laws of the United States.
Where required, an individual's express, written consent will be obtained before or at the time of collecting personal information and the purposes for the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information will be provided to the individual at the time of seeking his or her consent. Once consent is obtained from the individual to use his or her information for those purposes, AMRE Supply has the implied consent of the affected individual to collect or receive any supplementary information that is necessary to fulfil the same purposes. Express consent will also be obtained if, or when, a new use is identified.
By signing a credit application and/or other form, implied consent is granted by the individual to obtain and/or to verify information from third parties such as banks, credit bureaus and other lenders in the process of assessing the credit worthiness of an individual or a corporate customer on whose behalf the individual's personal information is collected.
An individual can choose not to provide some or all of the personal information at any time, but if AMRE Supply is unable to collect sufficient information to proceed with the approval of a request for credit, such request may be delayed or turned down.
A customer or an individual can withdraw consent to the use of his or her personal information at any time by making such request in writing to AMRE Supply, at the address noted below in this policy.
Personal information will be retained in customer files for as long as the file is active and for such periods of time as may be required for reasonable business purposes and as prescribed by applicable laws and regulations.
For example, a credit file will be deemed inactive if an application for credit is rejected, when financial obligations are repaid in full or when a guarantee is terminated. Information contained in an inactive file will be retained for a period of seven (7) years, except in the case where an application is rejected; in which case the personal information contained in the file will be retained for a period of up to two (2) years.
AMRE Supply endeavours to ensure that any personal information provided by the individual in his or her active file(s) is accurate, current and complete as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the information has been collected, used, retained and disclosed. Individuals are requested to notify AMRE Supply of any change in personal or business information collected by AMRE Supply. Information contained in inactive files is not updated.
c/o Wolseley Canada Inc.
Attn: Chief Privacy Officer
Email address: email@example.com
880 Laurentian Drive Burlington, Ontario L7N 3V6
Telephone: (905) 335-7373
Requests for access will be fulfilled within 30 days and individuals will be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of his or her personal information. If upon receiving access, you find that the information held by AMRE Supply is inaccurate or incomplete, upon providing documentary evidence to verify the correct information, Wolseley Canada will promptly make the required changes to the personal information retained by it; provided, however, that you may be asked to provide identification and/or other proof acceptable to AMRE Supply to verify such inaccuracies or changes.
If an individual has a concern about the personal information handling practices of AMRE Supply, a complaint, in writing, may be directed to the Wolseley Canada Chief Privacy Officer. Upon verification of the individual's identity, the Wolseley Canada Chief Privacy Officer will act promptly to investigate the complaint and respond to the individual within 60 days.
Where the Wolseley Canada Chief Privacy Officer makes a determination that the individual's complaint is well founded, the Wolseley Canada Chief Privacy Officer will take the necessary steps to correct the offending information handling practice and/or revise the privacy policies and procedures of AMRE Supply. Where the Wolseley Canada Chief Privacy Officer determines that an individual's complaint is not well founded, the individual will be notified in writing of such determination.
If the individual is dissatisfied with the finding of and corresponding action taken by the Wolseley Canada Chief Privacy Officer, the individual may bring a complaint to the appropriate Privacy Commissioner for their jurisdiction at the address below:
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
30 Victoria Street Gatineau, QC K1A 1H3
Fax: (819) 994-5424
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Alberta
#410, 9925 - 109 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2J8
Telephone: (780) 422-6860
Toll-Free: (888) 878-4044
Fax: (780) 422-5682
la Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec
Bureau 2.36 525, boul. René-Lévesque Est, Québec, QC G1R 5S9
Telephone: 418 528-7741
Toll-free: 1 (888) 528-7741
Fax: 418 529-3102