Toronto Hydro Telecom Inc. ["Toronto Hydro"]
respects the privacy of every individual who
visits the Toronto Hydro web site. Accordingly,
this privacy statement has been developed
to inform you about Toronto Hydro's information
collection, usage and disclosure practices.
- Anonymous vs. Personally
Anonymous Information refers to information
that cannot be tied back to a specific individual.
Personally Identifiable Information refers
to information that tells Toronto Hydro who
you are, such as your name, phone number,
mailing address or e-mail address.
- General Principles
Toronto Hydro will not collect, use or disclose
to a third party your Personally Identifiable
Information without your consent, except where
(a) such information could contribute to a
legal investigation, or (b) such information
could aid in an emergency where people’s lives
and safety may be at stake. There may be circumstances
where Toronto Hydro infers that you have given
the necessary consent, but in those circumstances
Toronto Hydro will only collect, use and disclose
your Personally Identifiable Information for
the purposes for which such information was
provided. For example, where you give Toronto
Hydro your Personally Identifiable Information
so an account may be opened in your name,
Toronto Hydro will infer that you have consented
to the collection, use and disclosure of your
Personally Identifiable Information for the
purpose of opening your account, but not for
any other purposes or uses.
Part of your use of this web site will include
the opportunity to electronically submit Personally
Identifiable Information to Toronto Hydro.
Although these opportunities are provided
for you as part of Toronto Hydro’s efforts
to serve you better, you are never obliged
to give away your Personally Identifiable
Information. Upon receipt of your Personally
Identifiable Information, Toronto Hydro will
take steps to ensure that it is appropriately
safeguarded with password protection.
- Automatic Data Collection
When you access the Toronto Hydro web site,
the site software automatically collects the
internet protocol (IP) address of the computer
through which you are connected to the internet.
This web site also automatically collects
information about your internet browser, operating
system, the date and time of your visit, and
the path which you followed immediately before
accessing this site. All the information that
is automatically submitted to Toronto Hydro
is considered Anonymous Information.
When you access the Toronto Hydro website,
a cookie is automatically installed on your
hard-drive. A cookie is a small text file
that contains a unique identification number,
which can be used to identify your browser,
but not you. Cookies form an essential part
of the internet today by allowing servers
to recognize users’ browsers when the users
return to previously visited websites. Since
cookies are only text files, they cannot "run"
on your computer and have no ability to search
your computer for information or to transmit
information to anyone. Although cookies may
help enrich your internet experience, you
are free to prevent the installation of cookies
on your hard-drive, including the Toronto
Hydro cookie, by simply disabling the feature
in your browser's options.
- E-Mail Communications
Toronto Hydro adheres to a no "spam" policy.
Therefore, you will not receive regular, unsolicited
e-mail communications from Toronto Hydro unless
you have explicitly agreed otherwise. In addition,
you may easily change your decision to regularly
receive e-mail communications from Toronto
Hydro. To be removed from Toronto Hydro's
e-mailing list, simply follow the "unsubscribe"
option found at the bottom of any regular
Toronto Hydro e-mail communication. Please
note that in circumstances where you have
voluntarily provided Toronto Hydro with your
e-mail address, Toronto Hydro reserves the
right to send you a one-time e-mail communication,
regardless of your e-mail contact status.
In addition, Toronto Hydro reserves the right
to contact you if compelled to do so as part
of a legal proceeding or if there has been
- Your Rights
You have the right to know precisely what
Personally Identifiable Information Toronto
Hydro has collected about you, as well as
the use and disclosure of such information.
In addition, you have the right to ensure
that your Personally Identifiable Information
is accurate, and where any errors may exist,
to have such information corrected immediately.
To make a request to review your Personally
Identifiable Information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Effective Date
is April 1, 2002. Toronto Hydro reserves the
right to update this policy from time to time,
and it is your responsibility to check for
any such updates.
Corporation I Terms
of Use I Privacy Statement
©2006 Toronto Hydro Telecom Inc.