Type of website: Ecommerce
Effective date: 18th day of March, 2022
thetrustmethod.com (the “Site”) is owned and operated by The Trust Method (Advantaging Consultants Co.). The Trust Method
(Advantaging Consultants Co.) is the data controller and can be contacted at:
5837 Sappers Way, Chilliwack, BC, V2R OG4
- The personal data we will collect;
- Use of collected data;
- Who has access to the data collected;
- The rights of Site users; and
For users in the European Union, we adhere to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April
2016, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). For users in the United Kingdom, we adhere to the GDPR as
enshrined in the Data Protection Act 2018.
By using our Site users agree that they consent to:
When the legal basis for us processing your personal data is that you have provided your consent to that processing, you may withdraw
your consent at any time. If you withdraw your consent, it will not make processing which we completed before you withdrew your
You can withdraw your consent by:
- Change the setting in their user account.
Legal Basis for Processing
We collect and process personal data about users in the EU only when we have a legal basis for doing so under Article 6 of the GDPR.
We rely on the following legal basis to collect and process the personal data of users in the EU:
- Users have provided their consent to the processing of their data for one or more specific purposes.
Personal Data We Collect
Data Collected Automatically
When you visit and use our Site, we may automatically collect and store the following information:
- IP address;
- Hardware and software details;
- Clicked links; and
- Content viewed
Data Collected in a Non-Automatic Way
We may also collect the following data when you perform certain functions on our Site:
- First and last name;
- Email address;
- Phone number;
- Address; and
- Payment information
This data may be collected using the following methods:
- Creating an account.
How We Use Personal Data
The data we collect automatically is used for the following purposes:
1. Website Statistics.
The data we collect when the user performs certain functions may be used for the following purposes:
Who We Share Personal Data With
We will not sell or share your data with other third parties, except in the following cases:
- If the law requires it;
- If it is required for any legal proceeding;
- To prove or protect our legal rights; and
- To buyers or potential buyers of this company in the event that we seek to sell the company.
If you follow hyperlinks from our Site to another Site, please note that we are not responsible for and have no control over their privacy
policies and practices.
How Long We Store Personal Data
User data will be stored until the purpose the data was collected for has been achieved.
You will be notified if your data is kept for longer than this period.
How We Protect Your Personal Data
In order to protect your security, we use the strongest available browser encryption and store all of our data on servers in secure facilities. All data is only accessible to our employees. Our employees are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and a breach of this agreement would result in the employee’s termination.
While we take all reasonable precautions to ensure that user data is secure and that users are protected, there always remains the risk of
harm. The Internet as a whole can be insecure at times and therefore we are unable to guarantee the security of user data beyond what is reasonably practical.
Your Rights as a User
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights:
- Right to be informed;
- Right of access;
- Right of rectification;
- Right to erasure;
- Right to restrict processing;
- Right to data portability; and
- Right to object
We do not knowingly collect or use personal data from children under 16 years of age. If we learn that we have collected personal data
from a child under 16 years of age, the personal data will be deleted as soon as possible. If a child under 16 years of age has provided us
with personal data their parent or guardian may contact our data protection officer.
How to Access, Modify, Delete, or Challenge the Data Collected
If you would like to know if we have collected your personal data, how we have used your personal data, if we have disclosed your
personal data and to who we disclosed your personal data, if you would like your data to be deleted or modified in any way, or if you
would like to exercise any of your other rights under the GDPR, please contact our data protection officer here:
5837 Sappers Way, Chilliwack, BC, V2R 0G4
Do Not Track Notice
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that you can set in certain web browsers. We do not track the users of our Site over time and across third party websites and therefore do not respond to browser-initiated DNT signals.
How to Opt-Out of Data Collection, Use or Disclosure
In addition to the method(s) described in the How to Access, Modify, Delete, or Challenge the Data Collected section, we provide the
following specific opt-out methods for the forms of collection, use, or disclosure of your personal data specified below:
1. You can opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing emails. You can opt-out by clicking “unsubscribe” on the bottom of
any marketing email or updating your email preferences under “Your Account”
A cookie is a small file, stored on a user’s hard drive by a website. Its purpose is to collect data relating to the user’s browsing habits. You
can choose to be notified each time a cookie is transmitted. You can also choose to disable cookies entirely in your internet browser, but
this may decrease the quality of your user experience.
We use the following types of cookies on our Site:
1. Functional cookies – Functional cookies are used to remember the selections you make on our Site so that your selections are saved for your next visits;
2. Analytical cookies – Analytical cookies allow us to improve the design and functionality of our Site by collecting data on how you access our Site, for example data on the content you access, how long you stay on our Site, etc; and
3. Third-Party Cookies – Third-party cookies are created by a website other than ours. We may use third-party cookies to achieve the following purposes:
a. Monitor user preferences to tailor advertisements around their interests.
If you have any complaints about how we process your personal data, please contact us through the contact methods listed in the Contact Information section so that we can, where possible, resolve the issue. If you feel we have not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner you may contact a supervisory authority. You also have the right to directly make a complaint to a supervisory authority. You can lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority by contacting the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK, Data Protection Commission in Ireland.
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints, you can contact our data protection officer, Darryl Bueckert, at:
5837 Sappers Way, Chilliwack, BC, V2R OG4