YouAreApproved.ca knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly.
The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually improve your experience at YouAreApproved.ca. Here are the types of information we gather.
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future visits for you, improving our service, and communicating with you.
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many websites, we may use “cookies” and we may obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses YouAreApproved.ca. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see examples of the information we receive. A number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit websites anonymously. Although we may not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these tools exist.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide more personalized features. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of YouAreApproved.ca features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only with the subsidiaries YouAreApproved.ca controls and as described below.
We work closely with our affiliated businesses. In some cases, these businesses operate lending institutions at YouAreApproved.ca or sell offerings to you at YouAreApproved.ca. In other cases, we provide services jointly with these businesses. You can tell when another business is involved in your transactions, and we share customer information related to those transactions with that business.
We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law; enforce or apply this and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of YouAreApproved.ca, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make full use of our services or to take advantage of such YouAreApproved.ca features as our Apply Now Form, Contact Form, etc. When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the prior version for our records. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please contact us.
YouAreApproved.ca website provides links to other third party websites. Even if the third party is affiliated with YouAreApproved.ca through a business partnership or otherwise, YouAreApproved.ca is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices or the content of such external links. These links are provided to you for convenience purposes only and you access them at your own risk.
Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) click-stream to, through, and from our website, including date and time cookie number and pages you viewed or searched for.