Privacy Policy
Your privacy is important to us, so Plugmonster.ca has created this Privacy Policy to explain how your information is protected, collected and used. This Privacy Policy applies to our web sites, and web sites which we operate on behalf of our partners (the “Sites”). This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. You can always review the most current version here. By using the Sites, you consent to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and are aware that our policies may evolve in the future. If there is a conflict between our Terms of Use governing your use of the Sites and this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use control.

Protecting Your Privacy
In various places on the Sites, we collect “Personally Identifiable Information,” such as your name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other information that can be used to identify you or contact you.

  • Plugmonster.ca will not share any of your Personally Identifiable Information, except for the information you choose to publicly disclose in the listings you publish, with our advertisers or any third-parties for marketing purposes.
  • Plugmonster.ca offers email anonymization & relay to protect your identity and reduce spam.
  • Account information is password protected. Keep your password safe.
  • Plugmonster.ca does not knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from persons under the age of 13, and
  • Plugmonster.ca does not permit persons under the age of 13 to register on the Sites. If Plugmonster.ca learns that a listing is by a person under the age of 13, Plugmonster.ca will remove that listing.
  • Plugmonster.ca or people that place listings on Plugmonster.ca, may provide links to third party web sites, which may have different privacy practices than Plugmonster.ca. We are not responsible for, nor have any control over, the privacy policies on these third-party web sites. We encourage all users to read the privacy policies of every web site you visit.

Registration
Registration is required to place a listing through our service or to use other types of functionalities that require the service to recognize a user (e.g., Plugmonster.ca Alerts). If you decide to register or sign up for certain services, you will need to give us certain Personally Identifiable Information, such as a valid e-mail address and zip code. You will also have the option to provide other Personally Identifiable Information such as your address. This Personally Identifiable Information will be used to personalize and improve your experience of our service. This information will not be disclosed to any third-party without your explicit consent.

Registered users and users that provide their email address to Plugmonster.ca may receive a copy of our newsletter and other occasional mailings from us regarding our service or the Sites. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link on the email, or by updating your subscription information on the Subscription Tab in the My Account section.

You can review and change your Personally Identifiable Information or password at any time on the My Profile Tab in the My Account section.

Cookies, Web Beacons and Scripts
Like many web sites, Plugmonster.ca uses a standard technology call “cookies.” A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer’s hard drive that can be accessed by a specific web site to make your experience quicker and more convenient. Cookies allow our users to login without entering their ID and password each time they use Plugmonster.ca. Cookies also help us understand how our users use the Sites, which allows us to improve the service. We do not use cookies to retrieve any information from your computer other than the information we provide, such as a user code.

A “web beacon” is an electronic file that signals when a web page, an advertisement, a video or other type of content has been viewed. A “script” is a short section of computer code included in a Web page or other content that can be used to set and access a cookie on your computer’s hard drive and to record your activity on a web site. Web beacons and scripts can be used for a number of purposes, including counting and tracking visitors to the Sites, recognizing and accessing cookies, recording page view information, tracking and reporting audience information and conducting research to improve the Sites.

Plugmonster.ca allows certain third parties to set and access their own cookies, use their own web beacons and use their own scripts on and through the Sites. How other companies use their own cookies, web beacons and scripts and the information they gather is subject to those companies’ own privacy policies, not this Privacy Policy. Some of these companies are participants in the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), a cooperative of online marketing and analytics companies committed to building consumer awareness and establishing responsible business and data management practices and standards. You can learn more about NAI and how you may “opt out” of targeted advertising delivered by NAI members here.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (” Google “). Google Analytics uses” cookies “, which are text files placed on your computer, to help analyze the usage of the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States in most cases.

In case IP-anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and then truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address, that your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Data We Collect
In addition to Personally Identifiable Information, you provide at registration or by using the service, we collect the following information:

  • Listing’s content. When you place a listing or a review on the Sites, we collect a variety of information related to that listing (e.g., price, model). The public will see any information that you include in your listing, and as such, Plugmonster.ca has no control over how this information will be used. For that reason, please think carefully about what Personally Identifiable Information you disclose in your listing. You can always edit or deactivate any of your listings.
  • Discussions about listings. When you comment on a listing. You can always delete your comments.
  • Correspondence. Correspondence between you and the other party initiated through our site, and correspondence to us.
  • “Anonymous Information” such as your IP address, the type of browser you use, the pages on our Sites that you visit, the search terms that you enter and the advertisements that you click. This information is used to help us diagnose problems, administer the site and otherwise improve our service to you.
  • Credit card information. Credit card information, including credit card numbers, is collected but not stored. We use trusted third party vendors to handle secure credit card transactions for us. Our vendors use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and are PCI compliant.

Data We Store
The following information is stored in our database, even after deletion, and may be archived:

  • Registration information.
  • All listings, review and comment content.
  • Messages sent in regards to listings.
  • Activity logs and other records.
  • Although we make good faith efforts to store information in a secure environment that is not made available to the public, we cannot guarantee complete security.

Use
We may use the information you disclosed to us to:

  • Provide our services to you.
  • Provide customer service to you.
  • Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities.
  • Enforce our Terms of Use.
  • Automatically scan messages to check for spam, fraud, phishing attacks and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content.

Disclosure
Plugmonster.ca may disclose information about its users if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to:

  • Respond to a legal process (e.g., subpoenas, court orders).
  • Respond to claims that a listing or content violates the rights of third parties.
  • Enforce our Terms of Use.
  • Protect the rights, property or personal safety of Plugmonster.ca, its users or the general public.

Plugmonster.ca may also disclose information with:

  • Our partner web sites if you create an account on one of those sites.
  • Service providers under contract who help us with business operations such as fraud investigations.

We may share Personally Identifiable Information and other information about you with our parent company, affiliates, and subsidiaries for the use and benefit of those companies. If we merge with or are acquired by another company, the resulting combined company will use the information you have provided as described in this Privacy Policy.

More Questions?
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or want to report abuse, please contact us at info@plugmonster.ca
Last update: January 13, 2022