Privacy and Terms of Service
Version: May 20, 2021
DrawNames.ca is a free service that helps friends and family create gift exchange occasions.
DrawNames.ca believes it is important to clearly explain how we process personal data. During a draw, DrawNames.ca processes some of your personal data.
DrawNames.ca is a supporter of the Privacy First Foundation.
Purposes of processing
DrawNames.ca processes your personal data to:
- Draw names and make wish lists.
- Tailor our website to your wishes and keep track of your personal preferences.
- Analyze and improve our services.
- Inform you about our website.
DrawNames.ca processes your personal data on the following legal basis:
Processing your personal data is necessary to represent the following justified interest(s) of DrawNames.ca: Being able to perform the services for which visitors use DrawNames.ca, such as drawing names, making wish lists, exchanging both of these, and informing users.
DrawNames.ca guarantees your privacy in the following ways:
- We only process the personal data needed to draw names and to make wish lists.
- We do not provide personal data to third parties such as advertisers. Your email address is only used for emails from DrawNames.ca.
- We only place cookies that are necessary for the operation of the website and statistical analysis. These cookies contain anonymous information and stay in your browser for a maximum of one year.
- We do not place cookies on behalf of third parties (third-party cookies).
- We encrypt all pages with SSL / HTTPS: the lock in your browser.
DrawNames.ca uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous user data for analysis purposes. Statistical analyses of users enable us to continually improve the website. To guarantee your privacy, we have taken the following measures:
- We use anonymous cookies.
- We have entered into a processing agreement with Google.
- The last octet of your IP address is masked.
- We do not allow Google to share our data.
- We do not use any other Google services in combination with Google Analytics.
- You can opt out of Google Analytics.
- You can use the website without accepting marketing cookies by clicking on ‘Do not agree’ during your first visit to the site.
- We have entered into data processing agreements with the advertising networks we work with.
- We have not given any advertising networks permission to use the information collected for services they provide to third parties.
Provision of personal data
If you want to use DrawNames.ca you are obliged to enter your name and email address. The following information is not required: gender, age, hobbies & interests, mailing address, and gift wishes. If you do not provide this personal data to DrawNames.ca, the person who draws your name will not have as good an idea of what to get you as when you do.
Secure and safe
DrawNames.ca protects and saves your data in the following ways:
- We handle your personal data carefully. This means, among other things, that we take adequate technical and organizational measures to secure your personal data and protect it against loss or improper processing.
- We do not store your personal data longer than necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. When it is no longer necessary to process your personal data, we will anonymize your personal data.
This website has been very carefully developed. However, no rights can be derived from the use of DrawNames.ca. DrawNames.ca does not accept any liability for the non-functioning or incorrect functioning of the website or the non-arrival or late arrival of messages.
Automated decision making and / or profiling
To tailor the gift finder to your personal preferences and personal characteristics, DrawNames.ca makes use of automated decision-making (including profiling) based on your personal data. This way we can make sure your Secret Santa gets relevant gift suggestions to increase the chance that you get a gift that fits your profile.
Gift ideas and external links
DrawNames.ca can be used free of charge because of funding from our partners. DrawNames.ca shows relevant gift ideas for your celebration. By clicking on a link, you visit a partner’s web shop. Use of these external websites, including ordering gifts, falls outside the responsibility of DrawNames.ca.
DrawNames.ca is a participant in the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.ca.
Certain content that appears on this site comes from Amazon.com.ca, Inc. This content is provided ‘as is’ and is subject to change or removal at any time. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
The person who has set up a group can remove people (names and email addresses) from the group or delete the whole group.
You have the right to submit a request to us to inspect, correct, and/or delete your personal data. You also have the right to ask us to limit the processing of your personal data and you are allowed to object to the processing of your personal data.
As a data subject you also have the right to request DrawNames.ca to recover the personal data you have provided to DrawNames.ca in a structured, acceptable form which can be read by machines (data portability).
Questions, requests, and complaints
A request for data portability, inspection, correction and/or removal can be submitted by email. This also applies to requests regarding limitations and objections. When you make such a request, we are entitled to ask you for identification. As a data subject you also have the right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority.
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