Updated: April 20, 2021
Kitco Metals Inc. ("Kitco") is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information in connection to our online websites, social networking sites (collectively referred to as "sites"), mobile applications ("apps") and services.
This policy sets out:
Depending on the products or services that you choose, we have listed below the types of information that we may collect from you and why:
All visitors to our sites or users of our apps: If you are browsing our sites or apps and you do not have any accounts or subscriptions with us, we do not collect, capture, or retain your personally identifiable information. We only collect the following: information about your physical location, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the type of mobile device you use, your device operating system and browser type, the unique identifier of your device, your browser's language, the address of referring websites, the path you take through our sites or apps, cookies and other information about your browsing session.
Alerts/newsletters subscribers: When you opt-in for our newsletters, marketing materials, or to a rate-watch tool on our sites or apps, we may collect your name, email address and phone number in order to respond to you with the information you requested.
Customers who apply for or open an account, or initiate a precious metals transaction with us:
Retail store visitors: We operate video surveillance in store for security and operational purposes, for example, to help us improve our customers' shopping experiences.
Call recordings, copies of chats and emails: We record telephone calls and keep copies of emails and chats made or received by our employees and agents for quality assurance, training and security purposes.
General: We may collect your name, email and phone number if you contact our customer service department, post a review or comment on one of our social media pages, post other user-generated content on one of our websites or mobile services, or participate in a contest, promotion or survey.
Potential employees: If you are a prospective employee of ours, you may be asked to share information with us if you apply for employment using our corporate site. In order to use the Career feature, you will be required to create a unique profile and supply a username and a password. In addition, to complete the application process, you will be asked to provide information about your previous employment, education and qualifications, as well as your contact information.
We may disclose and share your personal information with selected third parties including:
We may transfer your personal information to a third-party service provider for processing and storage. Your personal information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using our services you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of Canada, which may have different data protection rules. In the event that your personal information is transferred outside of Canada, the governments, courts, law enforcement or regulatory agencies of that jurisdiction may be able to obtain disclosure of your personal information through the laws of that jurisdiction.
We adhere to the highest security measures to ensure your personal information is protected against theft, loss, and corruption, and against the misuse and alteration of any customer data stored on our servers. We only use PCI Compliant version of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol for transferring credit card information across the internet. All our employees and agents are aware of our security policies. Your personal information is made available only to selected employees and agents who require the information to carry out contractual obligations with you. However, when you access your account via a public or unsecured computer terminal or if you choose to share your login credentials ("Electronic Identification Information"), we cannot guarantee the security of your account. It is your obligation to ensure that your electronic identification information is kept secret.
Our sites and apps may contain links or refer you to other websites. Those other websites may be operated by other companies affiliated with us or by third party companies not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for the privacy and security policies of those other websites.
Your choices with regards to your personal information
Depending on the services you use and the sensitivity of the information, we may obtain your consent in different ways. Express consent may be obtained verbally, online, or in writing. Implied consent may be obtained through your use of our sites or apps, or when you approach us to obtain information on our products and services. Generally, we will seek consent to collect, use and disclose personal information at the same time as when we collect the information. In some circumstances, we may identify a new purpose and seek consent to use and disclose personal information after it has been collected. You can also give consent through an authorized representative, such as a legal guardian or a person with a Power of Attorney. This may be necessary, for example, if we cannot obtain express consent from an individual who is a minor (i.e., someone who is under the age of 18), seriously ill, or mentally incapacitated.
With regards to the information we collect:
Choices related to your personal information
Choices relating to cookies
Choices relating to communication
If you have any questions about this policy, you can contact us at:
Kitco Metals Inc.
Attention: Customer Service Department
620 Cathcart Street, Suite 900
Montreal, Quebec, H3B 1M1