PROTECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
Purposes for Which The Auto Team (2061341 Nova Scotia Limited) Handles Personal Information
The Auto Team (2061341 Nova Scotia Limited) collects, uses, transfers and discloses personal information for purposes limited to those which are related to its businesses, which include providing auto financing and/or personal loan products to its customers. Such purposes include the following:
- To conduct credit investigations from time to time in connection with a transaction
- To exchange personal information with any credit reporting agency, credit bureau, or financier in connection with a transaction;
- To evaluate creditworthiness to collect outstanding debts;
- To manage and promote the business activities;
- To verify information provided by customers and to determine eligibility;
- To advertise, market and promote products and services;
- To protect the business interests of The Auto Team (2061341 Nova Scotia Limited) and its customers; and
- To meet requirements imposed by law.
The Auto Team (2061341 Nova Scotia Limited) limits the amount and type of personal information collected to that which is necessary for our identified purposes, and we will only collect personal information by fair and lawful means. If we plan to use any personal information we have collected for a purpose not previously identified, we will communicate and document this purpose, and take steps to obtain any required consent before such use. We do not rent, sell, trade, barter or exchange personal information obtained in the course of fulfilling the purposes related to our business activity, as set out above.
Transfers and Disclosures of Personal Information
In the course of fulfilling the purposes described above, The Auto Team (2061341 Nova Scotia Limited) may transfer or disclose your personal information to service providers, including organizations or individuals retained by The Auto Team (2061341 Nova Scotia Limited) to perform functions on its behalf, such as marketing, data processing, customer service, office, security, collections, insurance, financial and taxation services. The Auto Team (2061341 Nova Scotia Limited) may also transfer or disclose personal information to third parties where an individual has consented to such disclosure or where disclosure is required by law. When personal information is transferred to third parties, we use contractual or other means to ensure that a comparable level of protection is provided.
Records containing personal information collected by The Auto Team (2061341 Nova Scotia Limited) may be retained indefinitely. In the event that you no longer wish The Auto Team (2061341 Nova Scotia Limited) to store your personal information, you may contact us, and we will ensure that the records are destroyed, subject to retention periods required by law.
Access and Accuracy
Individuals have the right to access their personal information that is held by The Auto Team (2061341 Nova Scotia Limited). Access requests must be made in writing, addressed to The Auto Team (2061341 Nova Scotia Limited) 224 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, NS B3A 1M9. We will respond to written request within a reasonable time (generally within 30 days). Provision of copies of records containing personal information may be subject to a fee. We will use our best efforts to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. If an individual successfully demonstrates the inaccuracy or incompleteness of personal information, we will amend the information as required. If we refuse access to personal information or disagree with an assertion that information held by us is incorrect, The Auto Team (2061341 Nova Scotia Limited) will provide a written explanation for such refusal.
Website and E-Mail Communication
The Auto Team (2061341 Nova Scotia Limited) does not guarantee the confidentiality of any communications made by you via e-mail or otherwise through our website. If you wish to provide information of a confidential or sensitive nature to The Auto Team (2061341 Nova Scotia Limited), please contact us directly by telephone to arrange for delivery/transmission of such information by secure means.
In certain circumstances, as permitted or required by law, we may collect, use or disclose Personal Information without the knowledge or consent of the individual. These circumstances include: Personal Information which is subject to solicitor-client privilege or is publicly available as defined by regulation; where collection or use is clearly in the interests of the individual and consent cannot be obtained in a timely way; to investigate a breach of an agreement or a contravention of a law; to act in respect to an emergency that threatens the life, health or security of an individual; for debt collection; or to comply with a subpoena, warrant or court order.
An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. All computer identification on the Internet is conducted with IP addresses, which allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. Your IP address may be used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you, to conduct site analysis. The Auto Team (2061341 Nova Scotia Limited) may collect or expand to collect IP addresses in order to conduct system administration, diagnose problems and to better serve you in using the services and features within the site, namely the credit application.
You further waive your right, where permitted by law. To receive a copy of any financing statements, financing charge statements or verification statements registered or issued under the Personal Property Security Act or similar legislation as a result of credit extended to you or any renewal or discharge thereof.
Any request for information of Bar None Financial policies and procedures must be made in writing to Buy Bar None Financial Attn; Controller, 224 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, NS B3A 1M9. Please allow 30 – 45 days for a response to any questions.