Vertie Cannabis Inc.
Privacy Policy
  We are committed to maintaining the accuracy confidentiality and security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy describes the personal information that we collect, as well as how we use that information. Please review this entire document carefully. This Privacy Policy covers activities that are subject to the provisions of Canada’s federal and provincial privacy laws, as applicable.   Personal Information Any information about an identifiable individual, when collected, used or disclosed for the purposes of enabling the individual to be contacted.   Information collected We collect and maintain different types of information in respect of the individuals with whom we interact. This includes:
  • Contact and identification information (name, address, telephone number and e-mail address)
  • Information related to the goods you have inquired about
  • Information related to the goods we have provided to (or received from) you
  Personal information is collected directly from you, or from a 3rd party service where you have provided prior consent for the use of your personal information.   Website We may collect information related to your visit to our website, including technical aspects (for example: IP address, country, browser type, site that you came to our website from). We will also maintain through analytics, the time you spent on our webpage, bounce rates, pages visited, content consumption, and other e-commerce metrics including products viewed, products placed in carts, cart size, abandoned carts, etc. We use this information to monitor our website’s performance and for our business improvement purposes.   We may place a ‘cookie’ on the hard drive of your computer to track your visit. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your hard drive through your web browser that can only be read by the website that placed the cookie on your hard drive. The cookie acts as an identification card and allows our website to identify you and to record your preferences. The cookie allows us to track your visit to the website so that we can better understand your use of our website so that we can customize and tailor the website to better meet your needs. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. However, on most web browsers you may change this setting to have your web browser either: (i) notify you prior to a website placing a cookie on your hard drive so that you can decide whether or not to accept the cookie; or (ii) automatically prevent the placing of a cookie on your hard drive. It should be noted that if cookies are not accepted, you may not be able to access all aspects of the website.   Our website may contain links to other websites that may be subject to less stringent privacy standards. We cannot assume any responsibility for the privacy practices, policies or actions of the third parties.   Our website may provide you with an opportunity to interact with others and share your thoughts, information, content and materials. You are solely responsible for the content that you post, and unless explicitly stated otherwise, this information will be made publicly available. As such, do not post any personal information onto our websites (such as your name or email address) if you wish to remain anonymous. Vertie reserves the right to remove any material that does not conform to our corporate policies.   Third Party Website Analytics Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer, to help us analyze how our website is being used and improving our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.   Operational Basis for collection of personal Information We collect personal information to enable us to manage, maintain, and develop our relationship with you, and operate in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  
  • to establish, maintain and manage our relationship with you so that we may provide you with, or receive from you, the goods and services that have been requested;
  • to enable you to register and access an account with us;
  • to obtain and process payments for the products and services that we provide to you;
  • to be able to review the goods and services that we provide to you so that we may: (i)understand your requirements for our goods and services; and (ii) work to improve our goods and services;
  • subject to applicable law, to enable us to send our newsletter and marketing/promotional materials to you;
  • to be able to comply with your requests (for example, contact preferences);
  • to protect against error, fraud, theft and damage to our goods and property;
  • to enable us to comply with applicable law or regulatory process; and
  • any other reasonable purpose to which you consent.
  Please note that our in store video surveillance systems may collect your personal information when you attend our retail and other locations. Such collection is done:
  • to facilitate a safe and secure environment;
  • to support an immediate response to an observed or reported incident;
  • to enable us to better understand who our customers are;
  • to enable us to know how many customers we have, how they shop, and their shopping preferences;
  • to protect against error, fraud, theft and damage to our goods and property (e.g. by integrating point-of-sale transactional data with videos taken at the time of transactions); and
  • to enable us to comply with applicable law.
  Use and disclosure of personal information We may use or disclose your personal information:
  • as permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements;
  • for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy; and
  • for any additional purposes for which we have obtained your consent to the use or disclosure of your personal information.
  We may use or disclose your personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements to do so. We may share your personal information with our employees, contractors, consultants, and other parties who require such information to assist us with managing our relationship with you, including third parties that provide services to us or on our behalf.   Personal information may be disclosed:
  • for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy;
  • as part of an audit by the Minister of Health;
  • as permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements;
  • to comply with valid legal processes;
  • to protect our the rights and property;
  • during emergency situations or where necessary to protect the safety of a person or group of persons; and
  • with your consent.
    Consent to disclose personal information Vertie collects, uses and/or discloses your personal information when we have your consent to do so. Consent can be given orally, electronically or in writing, or can be reasonably inferred from your action or inaction.   We may collect, use or disclose your personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required to do so by applicable law or regulatory requirements, but where operationally feasible, we will seek your consent at the time that we collect your personal information.   You may change or withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual obligations and reasonable notice, by contacting us at All communications with respect to such withdrawal or variation of consent should be in writing. We assume that, unless you advise us otherwise, you have consented to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as explained in this Privacy Policy.   Protection of Personal Information We will endeavour to maintain physical, technical and procedural safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information maintained. We will take every effort to protect disclosure through unauthorized access, but we cannot guarantee security due to the nature of cyber-security attacks and application-based security vulnerabilities that may be beyond our awareness.   The security of your personal information is important to us, please advise us immediately of any incident involving the loss of or unauthorized access to or disclosure of personal information that is in our custody or control.   Updating Your Personal Information If your personal information happens to change during the course of our relationship, please keep us informed of such changes.   Access to Your Personal Information You can ask to see your personal information. If you want to review, verify or correct your personal information, please contact us.  Any request must be in writing and may require confirmation of identity via government issued identification prior to disclosure, or through completion of a security questionnaire.   Your right to access the personal information that we hold about you is not absolute. There are instances where applicable law or regulatory requirements allow or require us to refuse to provide some or all of the personal information that we hold about you. In addition, the personal information may have been destroyed, erased or made anonymous in accordance with our record retention obligations and practices. In the event that we cannot provide you with access to your personal information, we will endeavour to inform you of the reasons why, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions.   Questions If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or concerns about how we manage your personal information, please contact us. We will endeavour to answer your questions and advise you of any steps taken to address the issues raised by you. If you are dissatisfied with our response, you may be entitled to make a written submission to the Privacy Commissioner in your jurisdiction.   Contact Information You may reach us at:   Vertie Cannabis Inc. 180 Carlton St. Toronto, ON, M4X 1L8   Revisions We may make changes to this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in legal or regulatory obligations or in the manner in which we deal with your personal information. We will post any revised version of this Privacy Policy on our website, and we encourage you to refer back to it on a regular basis.   This Privacy Policy was last updated on November 13, 2021   Interpretation This Privacy Policy is not intended to be restricted; where the word “including” is used, it shall mean “including without limitation”.   This Privacy Policy does not create or confer upon any individual any rights or impose upon Vertie any rights or obligations outside of, or in addition to, any rights or obligations imposed by Canada’s federal and provincial privacy laws, as applicable. Should there be, in a specific case, any inconsistency between this Privacy Policy and Canada’s federal and provincial privacy laws, as applicable, this Privacy Policy shall be interpreted, in respect of that case, to give effect to, and comply with, such privacy laws.