At Fran5.com we only use personal information you provide in the way we specify when we collect it. We are committed to providing our clients and users with exceptional service. As providing this service involves the collection, use and disclosure of some personal information, protecting your personal information is one of our highest priorities.
We adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), PIPA, which came into effect on January 1, 2004 and sets out the ground rules for how businesses and not-for-profit organizations may collect, use and disclose personal information.
Our privacy commitment includes ensuring the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of your personal information and allowing you to request access to, and correction of, your personal information.
This Personal Information Protection Policy applies to Fran5.com and its subsidiaries, The Seagus Corporation, Robert Edwards and Joe Fedorchuk.
Collecting Personal Information
Unless the purposes for collecting personal information are obvious and you voluntarily provide your 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.
We will only collect personal information that is necessary to fulfill the following purposes:
1. To assess the suitability of our services for you;
2. To assess your eligibility for a franchise;
3. To offer services that meet your requirements;
4. To provide you with ongoing consultation services;
5. To pass contact information to authorized designates of our company;
6. To meet legal and regulatory requirements; including the requirements of any self-regulatory organizations to which we belong;
We will obtain your consent to collect, use or disclose personal information (except where, as noted below, we are authorized to do so without consent).
Consent can be provided 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 your voluntarily provide personal information for that purpose.
Consent may also be implied where you are given notice and a reasonable opportunity to opt-out of his or her personal information being used for the marketing of franchises and the client does not opt out.
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), clients can withhold or withdraw their consent for the Fran5 Group and its affiliates to use their personal information in certain ways. A client’s decision to withhold or withdraw their consent to certain uses of personal information may restrict our ability to provide a particular service or franchise. If so, we will explain the situation to assist the client in making the decision.
We may collect, use or disclose personal information without the client’s knowledge or consent in the following limited circumstances:
A full listing of such circumstances can be found in sections 12, 15, and 18 of PIPA. Some examples include:
· When the collection, use or disclosure of personal information is permitted or required by law;
· When we require legal advice from a lawyer;
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Links to third parties
Although FranServe provides links to other sites that may provide valuable information, we cannot control how they collect or manage personal information from their websites. We encourage you to review their privacy policies and data collection procedures.
We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
FranServe is intended to be used by individuals over the age of 18. We do not seek or willingly collect information on children under the age of 18. If we discover that we have collected information on a child under the age of 13, then we will delete that information from our system.
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