Last Updated: August 1, 2017.
Your privacy is important to Go Power!, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valterra Products, LLC (“Go Power!”). This Statement explains how Go Power! collects, uses, discloses, retains and deletes personal information, including information collected through the Go Power! website (currently, www.gpelectric.com), or directly by Go Power! representatives.
Go Power! welcomes questions and comments on this Privacy Statement and feedback on its management of personal information. Any questions, concerns, requests for access or changes to personal information, withdrawals or variations of consent, complaints, or inquiries regarding our privacy policies and practices, including questions about the collection, use, disclosure or storage of personal information by our approved suppliers, distributors or service providers outside of Canada, may be directed to the Go Power! Privacy Officer at 250 Bay Street, Victoria, BC, V9A 3K5.
1. YOUR CONSENT
Go Power! will only collect, use and disclose personal information for the purposes for which it was provided, unless you consent to a new purpose, or if permitted or required by law. Except where limited exceptions apply, Go Power! will make a reasonable effort to advise you in advance of the purposes for which your personal information is being collected, used, and disclosed.
When you provide or submit your personal information to Go Power!, we consider that you have consented to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information for the purposes for which it was provided or submitted. We will handle that personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement, or as otherwise permitted by applicable law.
Subject to legal or contractual restrictions, on reasonable notice, you may withdraw or vary your consent to collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by submitting a written request to the Go Power! Privacy Officer using the contact information above. If you withdraw or vary your consent, there may be products and services that Go Power! can no longer supply to you.
In this Privacy Statement, “personal information” means information about an identifiable individual.
2. HOW GO POWER! COLLECTS PERSONAL INFORMATION
(a) Direct Collection:
Although Go Power! collects personal information primarily from the individual involved, Go Power! may also collect personal information from other authorized sources.
You may be asked to provide or submit your personal information to Go Power! when you contact Go Power! to discuss our products or services, place an order for our products and services, register to create a Go Power! account, subscribe for Go Power! services including our newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, submit an inquiry, or when you are otherwise in contact with Go Power!, or its representatives. In those circumstances, you can choose not to provide or submit your personal information, but then we might not be able to fully respond to you.
(b) Automatic Collection:
The Go Power! website may automatically collect certain information regarding your use of the website, such as the dates and times you access this website and the browsers, operating systems and devices you use to access the website. Go Power! may use that information for various purposes, including to administer and improve the Go Power! website.
Go Power! websites and email messages may also use “cookies” and other similar technologies, such as web beacons, pixel or gif tags, and action tags. Those technologies collect information that assists Go Power! to improve services, advertising and customer communications. Go Power! may use information collected through cookies and similar technologies to recognize you as a user of Go Power! websites, determine your general location, track your use of websites, offer personalized online content, information and advertisements, and otherwise facilitate and improve your use of Go Power! websites. Go Power! may use web beacons, pixel or gif tags, and action tags to confirm that email messages have been delivered to and opened by you.
You may choose to decline or disable cookies if your web browser permits, but doing so may affect your ability to access or use certain features of Go Power! websites. You may opt-out of receiving emails in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
When you contact Go Power! service or sale representatives by telephone, those calls may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance purposes. If Go Power! wishes to use personal information you have provided during the course of those calls for quality assurance purposes, Go Power! will contact you to seek your consent.
(c) Location-Based Services
Go Power! may provide location-based services, including marketing and promotions specific to your location and the calculation of prices in local currency. To do so, Go Power! may collect and use information regarding the geographic location of your computer or mobile device. If the location data contains your personal information, then Go Power! will treat the location data as personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. If the location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you, then Go Power! will treat the location data as non-personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. You may configure your computer or mobile device to either transmit or not transmit location data to Go Power!.
3. HOW GO POWER! USES PERSONAL INFORMATION
Go Power! uses your personal information:
(a) to provide you with products and services that you have registered or purchased to receive from Go Power!;
(b) to facilitate transactions and process your purchases for Go Power! products;
(c) to process and respond to your specific suggestions, comments, inquiries and requests (including your feedback to Go Power! about products), and to otherwise administer our relationship with you;
(d) to create and manage your Go Power! account;
(e) if necessary, to facilitate the return of products for servicing or repairs; and
(f) for those purposes required or permitted by law.
Go Power! may combine your personal information collected through various sources, including information collected through Go Power! websites, and develop a customer profile for you which will be used for the purposes above.
If you have provided your consent for Go Power! to use your personal information for marketing and promotional purposes, we may also use your personal information to:
(g) to administer and facilitate your participation in contests and promotions related to Go Power! products;
(h) to develop, deliver, and improve Go Power! products and advertising; and
(i) to send you information regarding Go Power! announcements, news, and updates that may be of interest to you.
Go Power! may use personal information to create non-personal information which may then be used, disclosed, transferred and retained for other purposes such as analyzing statistics, assessing our client usage of our networks and facilities, quality assurance, and to help us plan our business activities.
4. HOW GO POWER! DISCLOSES PERSONAL INFORMATION
(a) Suppliers, Distributors and Service Providers:
Go Power! may disclose or transfer your personal information to its approved suppliers, distributors, and service providers to assist Go Power! in the provision of products and services to you, to provide products and services to Go Power!, to perform work on behalf of Go Power! using your personal information, or as otherwise permitted by applicable law.
Go Power! requires its approved suppliers, distributors, and service providers to agree to use your personal information only for the purposes for which the information is provided to them, and to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement. Regardless of the steps taken by Go Power! to protect personal information in the custody of third parties, personal information that is used, processed, or stored in a foreign country may be accessible to law enforcement, courts, regulatory agencies and national security authorities of that jurisdiction.
(b) Go Power! Business Transactions:
Go Power! may disclose your personal information in connection with a propsed or actual business transaction in which Go Power! is involved (such as a corporate reorganization, merger or acquisition, or the sale of some or all of Go Power! business or assets), but Go Power! will require that the information recipient agree to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement and applicable law.
(c) Law Enforcement/Legal Disclosures:
Your personal information may be subject to collection by and disclosure to law enforcement agencies in accordance with applicable law. Go Power! may disclose your personal information as required or authorized by applicable law, including to comply with a subpoena, warrant or court or arbitral order, or litigation disclosure obligations. Go Power! may disclose your personal information to law enforcement authorities or other organizations if Go Power! reasonably believes the disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect and enforce Go Power! legal rights, interests and remedies or to protect the business, operations or customers of Go Power! or other persons. Go Power! has no control over, or responsibility or liability for, the use, disclosure, retention and deletion of your personal information by the agencies, organizations or other persons to whom Go Power! discloses the information in the foregoing circumstances, and the use, disclosure, retention and deletion of the disclosed information by those agencies, organizations or other persons is not subject to this Privacy Statement.
5. LOCATION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Go Power! may process, store and use your personal information at facilities in various countries, including Canada and the United States of America. The personal information protection laws of those other countries might be different from the laws of the jurisdiction in which you reside, and might permit courts, government, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies and security authorities to access your personal information. By providing Go Power! with your personal information, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to facilities located in other countries and the processing and storage of your personal information at those facilities.
6. RETENTION AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Go Power! retains your personal information for the period reasonably necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement or a longer period required or permitted by applicable law. Go Power! will delete or dispose of your personal information when Go Power! is no longer reasonably required to keep the information for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement.
Go Power! employs reasonable safeguards – including administrative, physical and technical security and safeguarding measures and solutions – appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in possession of Go Power! or under the control of Go Power! to protect the information from unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, disposal or similar risks. To process transactions from our website, we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and encryption.
Nevertheless, security risks cannot be eliminated and Go Power! cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be used or disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Statement.
7. ACCURACY AND ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION
Go Power! will rely on you to ensure that your personal information is as accurate, complete and up to date as necessary for the purposes of the products and services that Go Power! provides to you. You will promptly notify Go Power! of any relevant changes to your personal information using the procedures provided on Go Power! website or by contacting a Go Power! representative.
You may request access to your personal information and information about the Go Power! collection, use, disclosure, retention and deletion of your personal information by submitting a written request to the Go Power! Privacy Officer using the contact information above. Subject to applicable exceptions and limitations prescribed by applicable law, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information and you will be entitled to verify the accuracy and completeness of your personal information and to have it amended as appropriate. You may be required to pay a reasonable fee for access to your personal information.
8. NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
Go Power! creates or collects non-personal information (information that is not about an identifiable individual), including personal information that has been aggregated or otherwise anonymized so that it no longer relates to an identifiable individual. Go Power! may use, disclose, transfer and retain non-personal information for any purpose and in any manner whatsoever.
If non-personal information is combined with personal information, then the non-personal information will be treated as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Statement.
9. OTHER MATTERS
(a) Business Contact Information: To the extent permitted by applicable law, the provisions of this Privacy Statement concerning personal information do not apply to information (such as your name, position or title, business address, business telephone number, business fax number and business email address) that enables you to be contacted at a place of business.
(b) Website Terms and Conditions: The Terms and Conditions that you accept when you register for a Go Power! account contain important provisions, including provisions disclaiming, limiting or excluding Go Power! liability and provisions determining the applicable law and exclusive jurisdiction for the resolution of disputes. To the extent permitted by applicable law, each of those terms and conditions applies to any dispute that may arise in relation to this Privacy Statement or collection, use, disclosure, retention and deletion of your personal information, and are of the same force and effect as if they had been reproduced directly in this Privacy Statement.
(d) Former Users: If you cease using the Go Power! website, Go Power! may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement, as amended from time to time.
(e) Unsubscribing to Newsletters and Messages: You may unsubscribe from any Go Power! commercial electronic messages by using the applicable unsubscribe procedure included in those messages.
(f) English Language: You and Go Power! have each expressly requested and required that this Privacy Statement and all other related documents be drawn up in the English language. Les parties conviennent et exigent expressement que ce Politique et tous les documents qui s’y rapportent soient rédigés en anglais.
(g) Changes to this Statement: Privacy laws are subject to change and Go Power! may change this Privacy Statement at its discretion from time to time, without any prior notice or liability to any person, by posting a new version of this Privacy Statement on Go Power! websites. The collection, use, disclosure, retention and deletion of your personal information will be governed by the version of this Privacy Statement in effect at that time. Your continued dealings with Go Power! subsequent to any change to this Privacy Statement will signify your consent to the collection, use, disclosure, retention and deletion of your personal information in accordance with the changed Privacy Statement. Accordingly, you should check the “Last Updated” date of this Privacy Statement (at the top of this Statement) and review any changes since the last version.