At Wayblaze, we respect your privacy. While the nature of our business requires us to obtain personal information from you, we will never knowingly sell, rent, loan, or provide that information to any third party (except the financial agencies that process your funding contributions) without your specific consent. Wayblaze is dedicated to protecting your information and fully complying with the requirements of the law.
Wayblaze collects the following information:
- basic profile information such as: name, address, phone number, login, password, and so on for the purpose of identifying and communicating with users and project proponents.
- information on fundable projects and project ideas including comments on projects and messages to others.
- Information on your activity on the site, including your transactions, your IP address and type or device or browser you use.
- Your communications with us, including your email preferences
- Other data such as (but not limited to) funding habits, demographics, and opinions to enhance and improve our service to you.
If you back a project, the project proponent will receive your name and email address and that party may collect information from you in order to give you a reward associated with the project.
Information kept private
While information related to your basic profile and your comments are public, the following information will not be displayed or revealed to third parties: your IP address, your password, your payment details (including the parties you may fund), your phone number, or your communications with us. We reserve the right to disclose personal information when required to by law, or when we suspect fraud or abuse.
We will communicate with you by email regarding your project applications, project updates and funding transactions. We will also send you marketing communication emails but only in accordance with your preferences, which you can adjust at any time. We will never post anything to your Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or other third party accounts without your express permission.
Wayblaze uses Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, may show Wayblaze ads on sites across the Internet. Wayblaze and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to your website. These cookies are also used to report how your ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to your site.
Wayblaze only collects information from users and project proponents through lawful and consented sources. The company will not hold or collect any information that originates from an unconsented source. If a Wayblaze employee receives unconsented information, he/she will advise the party that sent it to cease and that they are in violation of the Personal Information Protection Act.
All information collected from users is safeguarded through various means such as (but not limited to): restricted access to databases and servers, cyphering, passwords, encryption, as well as locked filing cabinets for information collected in paper form. All staff are trained in proper safeguarding of information with periodic audits conducted. If paper documents containing personal user information are no longer required, they are shredded.
User access to personal information
At any time a user may ask to view all personal information collected by the company and ascertain how it is being used or disclosed. There may be times in which some information will be restricted if there are references to other identifiable individuals, legal concerns, security or propriety rights or costs. If this is the case, the individual making the request will be advised of the reasons for the restrictions. We may charge a fee to provide this information, as permitted by law.
Complaints and inquiries
Any concerns, complaints or inquiries about the handling of personal information or surrounding the policy must be made in writing and include specific concerns. They should be directed to: David Van Seters at 2317 Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver. All complaints will be investigated and responded to within 30 days from receiving complaint with subsequent steps taken by the Company to resolve the situation. If this process does not resolve the complaint, then the individual may seek remedies under the appropriate provincial Privacy Commissioner.