Personal Information Protection
Private Sector Privacy Legislation
Personal Information Protection Policy
Vital Logistics Ltd.
Personal Information Protection Policy
At Vital Logistics Ltd., we are committed to providing our customers with exceptional service. As providing this service involves the collection, use and disclosure of some personal information about our customers, protecting their personal information is one of our highest priorities.
While we have always respected our customers privacy and safeguarded their personal information, we have strengthened our commitment to protecting personal information as a result of British Columbia's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). PIPA, which came into effect on January 1, 2004, sets out the ground rules for how B.C. businesses and not-for-profit organizations may collect, use and disclose personal information.
We will inform our customers of why and how we collect, use and disclose their personal information, obtain their consent where required, and only handle their personal information in a manner that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances.
This Personal Information Protection Policy, in compliance with PIPA, outlines the principles and practices we will follow in protecting customers' personal information. Our privacy commitment includes ensuring the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of our customers' personal information and allowing our customers' to request access to, and correction of, their personal information.
Scope of this Policy
This Personal Information Protection Policy applies to Vital Logistics Ltd. This policy also applies to any service providers collecting, using or disclosing personal information on behalf of Vital Logistics Ltd.
Personal Information – means information about an identifiable individual including name, age, home address and phone number, social insurance number, marital status, religion, income, credit history, medical information, education, employment information. Personal information does not include contact information (described below).
Contact information – means information that would enable an individual to be contacted at a place of business and includes name, position name or title, business telephone number, business address, business email or business fax number. Contact information is not covered by this policy or PIPA.
Privacy Officer – means the individual designated responsibility for ensuring that Vital Logistics Ltd. complies with this policy and PIPA.
Policy 1 – Collecting Personal Information
- 1.1 Unless the purposes for collecting personal information are obvious and the customer voluntarily provides his or her personal information for those purposes, we will communicate the purposes for which personal information is being collected, either orally or in writing, before or at the time of collection.
1.2 We will only collect customer information that is necessary to fulfill the following purposes:
- To verify identity
- To verify creditworthiness
- To identify customer preferences
- To understand the service needs of our customers
- To open and manage an account
- To deliver requested products and services
- To enroll the client in a program
- To ensure a high standard of service to our customers
- To meet regulatory requirements
- To collect and process payments
We never collect social insurance numbers or social security numbers, personal identifying information including date of birth, age, driver's license number, medical services number, or personal home address or other personal identifying information.
Policy 2 – Consent
- 2.1 We will obtain customers' consent to collect, use or disclose personal information (except where, as noted below, we are authorized to do so without consent).
- 2.2 Consent can be provided by orally, in writing, electronically, through an authorized representative or it can be implied where the purpose for collecting using or disclosing the personal information would be considered obvious and the customer voluntarily provides personal information for that purpose.
- 2.3 Consent may also be implied where a customer is given notice and a reasonable opportunity to opt-out of his or her personal information being used for mail-outs, the marketing of new services, and the customer does not opt-out.
- 2.4 Subject to certain exceptions (e.g., the personal information is necessary to provide the service or product, or the withdrawal of consent would frustrate the performance of a legal obligation), customers can withhold or withdraw their consent for Vital Logistics Ltd. to use their personal information in certain ways. A customer's decision to withhold or withdraw their consent to certain uses of personal information may restrict our ability to provide a particular service or product. If so, we will explain the situation to assist the customer in making the decision.
2.5 We may collect, use or disclose personal information without the customer's knowledge or consent in the following limited circumstances:
- When the collection, use or disclosure of personal information is permitted or required by law;
- In an emergency that threatens an individual's life, health, or personal security;
- When the personal information is available from a public source (e.g., a telephone directory);
- When we require legal advice from a lawyer;
- For the purposes of collecting a debt;
- To protect ourselves from fraud;
- To investigate an anticipated breach of an agreement or a contravention of law
Policy 3 – Using and Disclosing Personal Information
- 3.1 We will only use or disclose customer personal information where necessary to fulfill the purposes identified at the time of collection or for a purpose reasonably related to those purposes such as:
- To conduct customer surveys in order to enhance the provision of our services;
- To contact our customers directly about products and services that may be of interest;
- 3.2 We will not use or disclose customer personal information for any additional purpose unless we obtain consent to do so.
- 3.3 We will not sell customer lists or personal information to other parties [unless we have consent to do so].
Policy 4 – Retaining Personal Information
- 4.1 If we use customer personal information to make a decision that directly affects the customer, we will retain that personal information for at least one year so that the customer has a reasonable opportunity to request access to it.
- 4.2 Subject to policy 4.1, we will retain customer personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the identified purposes or a legal or business purpose.
Policy 5 – Ensuring Accuracy of Personal Information
Policy 6 – Securing Personal Information
- 6.1 We are committed to ensuring the security of customer personal information in order to protect it from unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification or disposal or similar risks.
- 6.2 The following security measures will be followed to ensure that customer personal information is appropriately protected:
The use of locked filing cabinets; physically securing offices where personal information is held; the use of user IDs, passwords, encryption, firewalls; restricting employee access to personal information as appropriate (i.e., only those that need to know will have access; contractually requiring any service providers to provide comparable security measures.
- 6.3 We will use appropriate security measures when destroying customer’s personal information such as shredding documents, deleting electronically stored information, or destroying all back-ups.
- 6.4 We will continually review and update our security policies and controls as technology changes to ensure ongoing personal information security.
Policy 7 – Providing Customers Access to Personal Information
- 7.1 Customers have a right to access their personal information, subject to limited exceptions.
solicitor-client privilege, disclosure would reveal personal information about another individual, or health and safety concerns.
- 7.2 A request to access personal information must be made in writing and provide sufficient detail to identify the personal information being sought. A request to access personal information should be forwarded to the Operations Manager.
- 7.3 Upon request, we will also tell customers how we use their personal information and to whom it has been disclosed if applicable.
- 7.4 We will make the requested information available within 30 business days, or provide written notice of an extension where additional time is required to fulfill the request.
- 7.5 A minimal fee may be charged for providing access to personal information. Where a fee may apply, we will inform the customer of the cost and request further direction from the customer on whether or not we should proceed with the request.
- 7.6 If a request is refused in full or in part, we will notify the customer in writing, providing the reasons for refusal and the recourse available to the customer.
Policy 8 – Questions and Complaints: The Role of the Privacy Officer or designated individual
- 8.1 The Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring Vital Logistics Ltd. compliance with this policy and the Personal Information Protection Act.
- 8.2 Customers should direct any complaints, concerns or questions regarding Vital Logistics Ltd. compliance in writing to the Operations Manager. If the Privacy Officer is unable to resolve the concern, the customer may also write to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia.
Contact information for Vital Logistics Ltd. Operations Manager:
Ramona Henson, Operations Manager
t. 1.888.848.1879 Ext. 302
a. 810-207 W Hastings Street, Vancouver BC V6B 1H7
a. 6-295 Queen St. East, Suite 452, Brampton ON L6W 4S6
Frequently Asked Questions
We collect personal information from our customers in the regular course of doing business. This page answers some of your most frequently asked questions, and lets you know exactly how we're protecting the information you entrust to us. We never sell your information to any third parties.
Click on any question below to get the answer:
We collect the following information about you:
- Postal Code
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Payment card number
- Payment card expiry date
- Banking information
- Credit record
- Purchase history
- Product/service preferences
- Customer satisfaction info
- Opinions about products and services
When you visit our website, we also collect:
- information about your computer, including your IP address, the type of operating system and browser you use, and your computer's location
- what pages you visit on our site and what links you click on
- what other sites you've visited recently
The main reasons we collect personal information from you are:
- Because it is required by law
- Because it may be useful in the future
- Because our computer software asks for it
- Credit verification
- Customer relationship management
- Customer service
- Delivery services
- To administer a loyalty program
- To complete a sale/transaction
If it's a necessary part of any of these transactions, we may disclose your information to another company. For example, when you apply for credit, we pass on your personal information to a credit reporting agency so we can complete a credit check. We also pass on your name and address to a courier company to complete a delivery.
Sometimes, we also share your personal information with other companies, including:
- Third party contractors (such as a courier company or customer relationship management consultant)