This privacy policy ('Policy') has been implemented and provided in order for you to understand how we collect, use, disclose, manage and protect your personal information, throughout your interaction with Softchoice via our website (www.softchoice.com), network applications, or other interactive services.

Collection of Information

Whom does Softchoice collect information from?

Softchoice may collect information from a number of different entities including, prospective employees, current employees, former employees, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, customers, prospective customers, or individuals and representatives who visit the Softchoice website, or register to receive notifications and/or product/services from Softchoice.

What type of information does Softchoice collect and how is it collected?

Softchoice may collect information that has been provided to us directly by you when you apply for a position, make a purchase from Softchoice, register an account with us, or access our website. This information may include your name, email, address, phone number, marital status, date of birth, employee identification number, or any other information voluntarily disclosed by you. The Softchoice website requires that you accept cookies in order to use our website. Cookies are unique ID numbers issued by web servers to automatically collect information. They are stored on your computer's hard drive and are referenced by your browser when you visit our website.

Use of Information

How does Softchoice use this information?

Softchoice's primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide users with a customized experience. Softchoice may use your information for the following purposes:

  • Personalizing customer experiences via customer registration on Softchoice’s website;
  • Employee and customer administration;
  • Maintenance of directories;
  • Advertising or marketing and gathering customer interest purposes;
  • Compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements; or
  • Conducting customer surveys (customer satisfaction surveys; qualitative market research).

Disclosure of Information
When will Softchoice disclose this information?

Softchoice will disclose personal information solely in pursuit of the purposes for which it was collected, as identified within this Policy and/or with the consent of the individual whose personal information was collected. Softchoice may be required to disclose your purchase information to business partners in connection with your purchase of certain products. As an example, many software publishers require us to provide them with information regarding the purchase of their products for, among other things, registration and license purposes. In many cases, we are contractually obliged to provide this information and may provide information to our business partners who work for/with Softchoice if that information is necessary in order for that work to be done or in connection with a merger, sale, acquisition of assets, or corporate reorganization.
Softchoice may transfer personal information to trusted third parties for processing and storage purposes. Such personal information may be transferred across provincial and national borders, in which case, the information may become subject to the legislation of the jurisdiction to which it has been transferred. Softchoice can only transfer personal information to third parties who keep the information we send them confidential and secure and for the sole purpose of performing their functions for Softchoice.

Management/ Protection of Information
How does Softchoice protect this information?

Softchoice takes administrative, technical, and tangible security precautions to protect any personal information under our control from loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, destruction and other online threats. Softchoice supports and endorses modern browsers with 128-bit encryption, and all transactions are conducted using Secure Socket Layers. Additionally, Softchoice retains personal information only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the uses as outlined in this Policy.

Update/ Correction of Information or Opt-Out
How do I opt out of receiving further communication from Softchoice?

Softchoice may periodically send you email regarding products and services. Additionally, if you have indicated upon registration that you are interested in receiving offers or information from Softchoice and/or our partners, we may send you direct mail about such products and/or services that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving these emails or direct mail from Softchoice by following instructions provided within such correspondence.

How do I update/ correct or delete my personal information?

To request that Softchoice update, correct or delete your personally identifiable information in our system, please contact us at privacy@softchoice.com or call us at 1-800-268-7638.

Questions/ Changes to this Policy

Softchoice may change this Policy from time to time.  Please note the “Last Updated” note below to see when the most recent version was revised.  Your use of the website following any changes will acknowledge acceptance of the updated Policy. If you have any questions about this Policy please contact us at 1-800-268-7638 or privacy@softchoice.com