We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the Platform, and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information. This policy applies to information we collect: 1) On this Platform; 2) In email, text and other electronic messages between you and this Platform; 3) Through mobile and desktop applications you download from this Platform, which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and this Platform; and/or 4) When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this policy. It does not apply to information collected by us offline or through any other means, including on any other websites operated by Gearzio or any third-party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), or any third-party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Platform.
We provide the Platform for use only by persons located in Canada or the United States. We make no claims that the Platform or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of Canada or the United States. Access and submission of any information or date to the Platform may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries.
Children Under the Age of 18
Our Platform is intended, offered, and available to Users who are eighteen (18) years of age or older who can form legally binding contracts. By using the Platform, you represent and warrant that: 1) you are at least eighteen (18) years old; 2) you can form a binding contract with Gearzio and other Users; 3) you submitted accurate and truthful account, registration, identity, and verification information and documents; and 4) you meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Platform. Any use of the Platform by anyone under eighteen (18) is expressly prohibited.
No one under age eighteen (18) may provide any information to or on the Platform. We do not knowingly collect personal information from minors under eighteen (18). If you are under eighteen (18), do not use or provide any information on this Platform or on or through any of its features/register on the Platform, conduct any transactions through the Platform, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Platform or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a minor under eighteen (18) without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a minor under eighteen (18), please contact us.
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Platform, including information: 1) by which you or your business may be personally identified, such as name, photo, social networks, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, social security number, business license, business documentation, address verification documentation (including statements and bills), employment information, background information, criminal background information, government-issued identification document, immigration documentation, visas, and any information included in the government-issued identification document and/or immigration documentation, or ANY OTHER INFORMATION THE PLATFORM COLLECTS THAT IS DEFINED AS PERSONAL OR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION UNDER AN APPLICABLE LAW and any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information”); 2) that is about you but individually does not identify you; and/or 3) about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Platform and usage details. We collect this information: 1) directly from you when you provide it to us; 2) automatically as you navigate through the site (information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies); and/or 3) from third-parties, for example, our business partners, including identity verification companies, payment processors and/or service providers, and insurance companies.
Information You Provide to Us
The information we collect on or through our Platform may include: 1) Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Platform. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Platform, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a contest or promotion sponsored by us, and when you report a problem with our Platform; 2) Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us or other users or members of the Platform; 3) Copies and/or information regarding your business license, business documentation, address verification documentation (including statements and bills), employment information, background information, criminal background information, government-issued identification document, immigration documentation, visas, and any information included in the government-issued identification document and/or immigration documentation; 3) A copy of your Profile or Listing photos; 4) Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes; 5) Details of transactions you carry out through our Platform and of the fulfillment of your rental and purchase requests; 6) Financial information before placing an order through our Platform. Your search queries on the Platform; 7) Rental or purchase data; 8) Listing data; and/or 9) Information that you may provide to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Platform, or transmitted to other users of the Platform or third-parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain pages/you may set certain privacy settings for such information by logging into your Account, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Platform with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
Information We Collect through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with our Platform, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including: 1) Details of your visits to our Platform, including traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Platform; and/or 2) Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type. We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party Platforms or other online services (behavioral tracking).
How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information: 1) To present our Platform and its contents to you; 2) To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us; 3) To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it; 4) To provide you with notices about your account/subscription, including expiration and renewal notices; 5) To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, and you and other users, including for billing and collection; 6) To provide other users of this Platform submitted copies of your government-issued identification document and other identification documentation or information to provide to law enforcement or a court of law for identification purposes in the event of any disputes or police reports; 7) To notify you about changes to our Platform or any products or services we offer or provide though it; 8) To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Platform; 9) To allow you to purchase insurance, through our insurance partners; 10) In any other way we may describe when you provide the information; and/or 11) For any other purpose with your consent. We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please adjust your user preferences in your account profile. We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
Disclosure of Your Information
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Platform and visiting your Profile and account settings pages. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. If you delete your User Contributions from the Platform, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Platform users. Proper access and use of information provided on the Platform, including User Contributions, is governed by our Terms of Service.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information. You may request we delete your personal data by sending an email to email@example.com.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information and messages from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. The safety and security of your information and messages also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Platform, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Platform. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Platform. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information and messages, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Platform. Any transmission of personal information and messages is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Platform.