Your privacy matters for us
We understand your concerns about privacy and want to be transparent about our policies and procedures concerning the collection, use, disclosure, and protection of your personal information, how we obtain your informed consent, how you can access your personal information and who to contact if you have any questions or concerns about your privacy. Please take the time to review the information below.
Protecting Your Privacy and Personal Information
Personal information is information about an identifiable individual or information that allows an individual to be identified. This may include information such as your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, credit information, billing records or service information. Generally, personal information does not include business contact information or other exceptions created by law.
At MODELCOM, we know that our customers and users trust us to maintain the privacy, accuracy, and security of your personal information. We take this responsibility seriously.
To protect the confidentiality of your personal information, MODELCOM employs technical, operational, and administrative safeguards in its network and systems appropriate to the sensitivity of your personal information. Employees are trained and reminded of the obligations to protect your privacy and personal information. Where personal information is disclosed to third parties, we ensure through our contracts with them that there is a comparable level of protection and safeguards. Only employees and service providers who require your personal information to carry out their duties will have access to it.
To provide you with an increased level of security, online access to certain personal information may be protected with a password you select. We strongly advise that you do not share your password with anyone. MODELCOM will not ask for your password in any unsolicited communication.
It all starts with your consent.
In addition, your consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information may be implied or expressed, verbally, in writing, electronically (such as by ticking a box or button) or otherwise. We may imply your consent if it is reasonable in the circumstances. For example, if you provide your address, we may use it to send you bills or important notices related to your products or services. In other circumstances, we would ask for your express consent, such as before doing a credit check, for example.
Sometimes, in specific circumstances, such as when it may be impossible or inappropriate to obtain your consent, privacy laws allow us to collect, use or disclose your information without your consent. For example
- if it is clearly in your interests (such as a medical emergency or a threat to your safety),
- to comply with a warrant or order of a court or regulatory authority,
- to collect a debt or to recover equipment that belongs to MODELCOM,
- to investigate a breach of an agreement or applicable law, or
- as otherwise legally required or allowed.
Consent is not forever. You can withdraw your consent or opt-out of the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information, subject to legal and contractual requirements, by contacting MODELCOM’s Privacy Officer (see below). We respect your choice but if you refuse or withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you with some of the products, services or information which may be of value to you.
Collecting Personal Information
MODELCOM’s goal is to connect you to what matters. Connecting people is personal and that means knowing certain personal information about you, including who you are (to establish your identity), where you are, how we can reach you, how you are paying for our products and services, and how we can improve your service or product experience. We only collect the personal information necessary to provide you with our services and products and for the uses set out in the next section.
We may collect personal information at various times during your relationship with MODELCOM, including
- when you provide your personal information during the inquiry, activation or purchase process for a product or service,
- when we provide service to you, including technical support or assistance,
- when you use our products or services, visit our Website (such as through cookies or similar technologies), use one of our applications, call into a call centre, or
- from third parties, such as revenue agencies, credit reporting agencies, or other third parties with whom you have had a relationship,
- from any e-mail, messages that you send to MODELCOM or its agents as related to your service.
Using Personal Information
It is simple – we use your personal information to provide you with our products and services.
We may also use your personal information to:
- establish and maintain our commercial relationship with you, provide ongoing services and provide information regarding your service (such as usage information or network status),
- understand your needs and preferences as a customer, recommend products and services to meet your needs, and determine your location and eligibility for products and services,
- develop, improve, market or provide new products and services,
- manage and develop our business operations, ensure our networks are functioning, protect the integrity of our networks, or
- meet our legal obligations and regulatory requirements.
Disclosing Personal Information
We may disclose your personal information in circumstances when we have your express or implied consent. We may also disclose your personal information:
- to a person acting as your agent (such as an authorized user on your account or a legal representative) when, in our reasonable judgment, that person is authorized to receive your personal information,
- to our suppliers, service providers and authorized agents who assist with activities related to providing you with service,
- to third-party collection agencies and third parties, such as credit-reporting agencies or anyone with whom you have had a payment relationship, to assess creditworthiness or to assist with the collection of amounts owed to MODELCOM that are past due,
- to a government institution or another organization if reasonably necessary to establish your identity, to investigate a contravention of a law or an agreement, to prevent fraud, to comply with regulatory reporting requirements or to respond to a matter you initiated,
- - to an appropriate public authority in an emergency situation, such as where there is imminent danger to life or property,
- to a third party to whom you have given consent (such as a financial institution or government agency) to receive your personal information, or
- as permitted or required by law.
When you visit our Website, receive communications or follow links on our Website, you may encounter some of the following features intended to customize and improve your experience:
Cookies – We may use a browser feature called a “cookie” to collect information such as the Internet Protocol address, the type of Internet browser and operating system being used, the domain name of the website from which you linked to our Website, the date and duration of your visit, number of visits, time spent visiting our Website, pages viewed and number of cookies accumulated. We collect this information to help us understand and improve your experience on our Website.
Beacons – Our Website may also use a technology called “Web Beacons”. This technology allows us to understand which pages you visit on our Website. These beacons are used to help us optimize and tailor your browsing experience for you and future visitors to our Website.
E-mail Communications – We may send e-mail communications to you, such as your monthly bill for services or, if you have consented, marketing information that may be of interest to you. In this process, we may collect certain information such as the date and time you first opened our e-mail communications, the number of times you open our e-mail communications, the number of click-throughs, total click-through activity on the contents of our e-mail communications and compile generally the related statistics. When aggregated for all customers, this information is used to manage and improve our communications to you.
Links – Our Website may contain links to other websites which are provided as a convenience only. Other third-party websites may have different privacy policies than MODELCOM (which we suggest you consult) and we have no responsibility for those third-party websites.
Storage of Personal Information
MODELCOM is proudly Canadian, but the Internet and communications are global. We may transfer, store or process your personal information on servers in or outside Canada, including in the United States. While your personal information is subject to appropriate safeguards, it may be subject to the laws of the jurisdiction where it is held.
How Long is Personal Information Retained
Accessing and Verifying the Accuracy of Your Personal Information
To provide you with a good service experience, we want your personal information to be accurate, complete and up to date. You may ask to review your personal information at any time and request to correct or update it, as appropriate, by contacting MODELCOM’s Privacy Officer (please see contact information below). We may ask you to put your request in writing.
There may be certain circumstances where we cannot provide you with access to your personal information (for example, if it would involve the disclosure of someone else’s personal information or other confidential information) but, if that occurs, we will tell you the reason why.
If you have any questions about privacy or your personal information, or wish to access your personal information, you can contact MODELCOM’s Privacy Officer in writing by email at email@example.com or by mail at 2000 - 1200 Ave McGill College, Montreal, QC, H3B 4G7.
More Information on Canada’s Privacy Laws
If you would like more information on Canada’s privacy laws or have a concern regarding MODELCOM’s handling of your personal information that we have not addressed to your satisfaction, you can contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada 30 Victoria Street Gatineau, Quebec K1A 1H3 Toll-free: 1-800-282-1376.