Protecting your privacy is important to us.
This policy applies to personal information about customers, but does not apply to customers that are not individuals such as corporate customers; however, information collected from such customers is protected by other Nexicom policies and practices by applicable contractual terms.
Why we collect personal information.
To establish and maintain a responsible commercial relationship with you and to provide ongoing service; to understand your needs and develop and recommend suitable products and services; to manage and develop our business and operations, including personnel and employment matters; and to meet legal and regulatory requirements. Sharing information among Nexicom companies helps us understand your needs completely. The purpose for sharing information among the Nexicom companies is to help us identify your information, communication, and entertainment needs, and provide you with relevant information, advice and solutions. The Nexicom companies will not knowingly provide or sell personal information about you to any outside company for use in marketing or solicitation, except with your explicit permission. However, there are cases in which we may share customer information on a confidential basis. These include an agent providing services on our behalf and/or another communications provider to offer better service and process transactions. We also provide customer information where required by law or in an emergency situation.
We follow Ten Principles.
Principle #1: Accountability
Nexicom is responsible for maintaining and protecting personal information while it is under our control. This includes any personal information that may need to be disclosed to third parties in order to initiate, maintain, update or discontinue your services with Nexicom. To help ensure the confidentiality of your personal information, policies and procedures have been established, Nexicom has a designated Privacy Officer who is responsible for compliance with the ten privacy principles. If the Customer has any questions or inquiries about how personal information is stored, or when it may need to be disclosed to others, our Privacy Officer is available to assist and explain Nexicom’s policies.
Principle #2: Identifying Nexicom’s Purpose for the Collection of Personal information
Nexicom will collect only the information that is necessary to provide Customer’s Services and will identify the purpose for which personal information is collected before or at the time of collection. The Customer’s personal information will only be disclosed to third parties with the Customer’s express consent or when necessary for legal reasons. Nexicom will ensure that customer confidentiality is maintained regardless of the technology used to communicate personal information.
Principle #3: Obtaining The Customer’s Consent for the Collection, Use or Disclosure of Personal Information
Nexicom will make every reasonable effort to ensure that our Customers or the Customer's authorized representative understand and consent to how the Customer’s personal information will be used. Nexicom may collect or use personal information without knowledge or consent if it is clearly in the interests of the individual and consent cannot be obtained in a timely way, such as when the individual is a minor, seriously ill or mentally incapacitated. Written requests and consents to release information will be kept in the Customer's records. Nexicom will disclose personal information to third parties only with the Customer’s express consent, or when necessary for legal, audit or regulatory reasons. Nexicom will ensure that its Customer’s personal information will be maintained in confidence regardless of the technology used to communicate the personal information.
Principle #4: Limiting Our Collection of Personal Information
The collection of personal information will be limited to that which is appropriate to provide the necessary telecommunications services to our Customers. Nexicom will always collect personal information by fair and lawful means.
Principle #5: Limiting the Use, Disclosure and Retention of Personal Information
Personal information will not be used or disclosed for purposes other than for which it was collected, except with the Customer’s consent or as permitted or required by law. Nexicom shall retain personal information only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
Principle #6: Keeping The Customer’s Personal Information Accurate
Nexicom will ensure that personal information is as accurate, current and complete as is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected. If the Customer has any questions about the accuracy and completeness of the personal information Nexicom has collected or retained, please do not hesitate to contact Nexicom’s Privacy Officer.
Principle #7: Safeguarding The Customer’s Personal Information
Nexicom shall protect personal information by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
Nexicom will maintain physical, procedural and technical security with respect to its offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of personal information collected and retained.
As part of these precautions, Nexicom will restrict access to personal information to those employees or third parties that require access to the information in order to fulfill our responsibilities in providing the Services to our Customers. As a condition of their employment, our employees with access to personal information are required to agree, in writing, to respect the confidentiality of personal information.
Principle #8: Openness
Nexicom pursues a policy of openness about the procedures it uses to manage personal information. Nexicom shall make information about its policies and practices easy to understand. Nexicom will assist customers in understanding the use of their personal information.
Principle #9: Access to Personal information
Nexicom will inform its customers of the existence, use and disclosure of their personal information upon request and provide access to that information. Our customers are able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of personal information and have it amended as appropriate. When necessary, Nexicom shall transmit to third parties having access to the personal information in question any amended information or the existence of any unsolved differences. In certain exceptional situations, Nexicom may not be able to provide the Customer with access to all of the personal information Nexicom holds. Exceptions may include information that contains references to third parties. Customers can obtain information or seek access to their individual Customer records by contacting our designated Privacy Officer.
Principle #10: Challenging Compliance
The Privacy Officer can be reached by:
What is Personal Information?
For a customer, such information includes (but is not limited to) a customer’s credit information, email address, billing records, service and equipment and any recorded complaints. Information that is publicly available, such as a customer’s name, address and telephone number when listed in a directory or made available through directory assistance is not considered Personal Information.
Why does Nexicom collect Personal Information?
Nexicom collects Customer’s Personal Information for the following purposes:
When Nexicom chooses to use Personal Information for a purpose not previously identified, Nexicom will identify the new use. Unless such new use is required by law, the Consent of the Customer, or Web Site User is required before the Personal Information can be used for that new purpose.
How does Nexicom obtain the Customer’s consent?
Consent is required for the collection of Personal Information and the subsequent use or disclosure of the Personal Information. Depending upon the circumstances and the type of Personal Information, the form of consent varies based on the sensitivity of the information.
In exceptional circumstances, as permitted by law, Nexicom may collect, use or disclose Personal Information without a Customer’s, or Web Site User’s knowledge or consent.
Consent may be withdrawn by Customers and Web Site Users at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and upon providing Nexicom reasonable notice. If the Customer wishes to withdraw consent to certain collection, use or disclosure of Personal Information, please contact Nexicom at email@example.com.
When and how does Nexicom disclose Personal Information?
Internally, only Nexicom employees whose duties reasonably so require, are granted access to Personal Information of Nexicom Customers.
When disclosing a Customer’s Personal Information, Nexicom applies the following Customer Confidentiality Provisions derived from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s ("CRTC") Decision 2009-723:
Unless a Customer provides express consent or disclosure is pursuant to a legal power, all information kept by Nexicom regarding the Customer, other than the Customer's name, address, and listed telephone number, is confidential and may not be disclosed by the company to anyone other than:
Who does Nexicom share Personal Information with?
Nexicom does not sell Personal Information about its Customers. Nexicom may share a Customer’s Personal Information with its partners, associates and third party service providers in order to fulfill the purposes identified above. In such cases, the relationship with the partner, associate or third party is governed by strict confidentiality standards and policies to ensure the Customer’s information is secure and treated in accordance with The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
How does Nexicom safeguard the Customer’s Personal Information?
The nature of the safeguards will vary depending on the sensitivity of the Personal Information that has been collected, the scope of the information, and the method of storage of that information. More sensitive types of Personal Information will be safeguarded by a higher level of protection.
How are Nexicom’s policies and procedures accessed?
Nexicom will be open about its policies and procedures with respect to the management of Personal Information. Customers and Web Site Users will be able to enquire about Nexicom’s privacy policies and procedures at minimal cost and without unreasonable efforts on their part. This information is available to Customers and Web Site users by writing to Nexicom, to the attention of the Privacy Officer at 5 King St East, Millbrook, ON, L0A 1G0
How is Personal Information accessed?
Personal Information held by Nexicom may be accessed by submitting a request in writing to Nexicom’s Privacy Officer at 5 King St East, Millbrook, ON, L0A 1G0. A response will be mailed to the address on the account or file. Nexicom will respond to a Customer or Web Site User’s request within a reasonable period of time and at minimal or no cost.
In certain circumstances, Nexicom may not be able to provide access to all the Personal Information it holds, for example, when the disclosure would reveal confidential business information, if the Personal Information is protected by solicitor-client privilege, or if the Personal Information was collected during an inquiry into a breach of contract or violation of a federal or provincial law.
How can I challenge compliance and offer suggestions?
Nexicom will investigate all complaints and respond to all questions asked by its Customers. If a complaint is found to be justified, Nexicom will take appropriate measures to resolve the complaint, which may include amending its policies and procedures if necessary.
If Customers are not satisfied with Nexicom’s response to a complaint or inquires about complaint procedures they may contact the office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, at:
The Customer’s role in protecting Personal Information.
Nexicom does its best to protect and safeguard Personal Information, and Nexicom believes there are measures that the Customer should take as well. Do not share Personal Information such as bank card numbers, credit card numbers, associated pin numbers or Social Insurance numbers with others unless the Customer clearly understands the purpose of their request and knows with whom the Customer is dealing. Do not keep sensitive Personal Information in the Customer’s email inbox or on Webmail. Provide Nexicom with one acceptable piece of identification that will be kept in the Customer’s file, so Nexicom can identify the Customer when calling. If the Customer is asked to assign passwords to connect the Customer’s Personal Information, the Customer should use a combination of letters and numbers and should not use words that can be easily associated with the Customer (example: do not use the name of a family member or pet), Nexicom also suggests that the Customer change passwords regularly. If ever the Customer is suspicious of any telephone, mail or email promotional campaigns or the Customer suspects fraudulent activity, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify that the campaign is a legitimate Nexicom activity.
How to contact us.
How to Request a Copy of Your Personal Information Retained by Nexicom.
What Happens Next?
The Nexicom Privacy Officer will review your request. Within 5 business days, someone from the Nexicom Office will contact you and advise the following:
If you agree to proceed, we will have a copy of your personal information retained by Nexicom ready for pick up within 30 days of the date your letter was received by Nexicom.