COSTCO CANADA LIQUOR
LAST UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
CCL is committed to protecting the privacy of its customers. In general terms, personal information means any information about an identifiable individual. Personal information does not include aggregate information which is discussed in the next section. We do not collect personal information from or on the Site: we do not collect cookies when you browse the Site; we do not collect any information regarding either your computer’s network address or operating system.
Online Aggregate Information
Aggregate information is not personal information because individual user information is removed from the data before the data is aggregated. Only the following aggregate information is collected from the Site:
- Number of Site hits;
- The website from which you linked to us; and,
- Which search words were used to locate the Site via search engines.
The above-noted aggregate information is not linked by us to personal information.
In-Store Video Surveillance
We take video footage on our properties to protect the rights, property or safety of CCL, its customers, employees, or the public (“video surveillance”).
Retention, Access & Disclosure
Video surveillance is retained only for so long as is necessary for the purposes set out above. When no longer required, we will destroy or erase the video surveillance. Legal requirements may necessitate our retaining some or all of the video surveillance for a period of time that is longer than we might otherwise hold it. However, CCL will restrict access to such information to prevent it from being used except for the fulfillment of these legal requirements.
Access to video surveillance will be restricted to authorized personnel who require the information in order to perform their duties properly. In addition, access will be limited to only that information that is strictly necessary for the performance of those duties.
Customer requests for access to surveillance footage capturing their image for specified periods of time will be addressed in compliance with all applicable privacy laws. In some circumstances, we may not be able to supply personal information for reasons of a legal nature, including the fact that disclosure may result in an unjustified invasion of someone else’s privacy. In each case, we will provide written reasons outlining why your request for access has not been granted.
We may disclose video surveillance without your knowledge or consent if a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order legally authorizes us or requires us to do so. We may also disclose video surveillance to protect the rights, property or personal safety of CCL, its customers, employees or other members of the public.