Privacy Policy

Bid Harvest is an online platform that connects buyers seeking to fulfill specific product needs with suppliers of interior finishing supplies and products (collectively, the “Services”), which Services are accessible at http://www.bidharvest.com and any other websites through which Bid Harvest makes the Services available from time to time (collectively, the “Website”). The Website and Services are owned and operated by Marketplace Procurement Solutions Inc. (“us”, “we”, “our”).

We value your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines what information we collect from visitors who access or use the Website and Services. It also describes how we retain, use, disclose, and protect your personal information. This Privacy Policy applies to information collected from you through our Website and Services as well as other places where, or means by which, we may collect personal information.

Capitalized terms used in this Privacy Policy that are not defined have the meanings assigned to them in our Terms and Conditions.

1. Definition of Personal Information

Personal information is defined as information that can identify an individual and information about an identifiable individual, which means a person can be identified by the information either directly or in combination with other information.

2. Collection of Personal Information

We collect, process, and retain personal information from you and any devices (including mobile devices) you may use when you use our Services, register for an Account, provide us information on a web form, update or add information to your Account, participate in community discussions, chats, or dispute resolution, or when you otherwise correspond with us.

Personal information that we may collect may include:

  • Identifying information such as your name, address(es), telephone number(s), or email address(es) when you register for an Account,
  • Bidding, buying, or selling information you provide and Member Content that you submit, post, or publish,
  • Other content that you generate, or that is connected to your Account as a result of creating or responding to a Listing,
  • Financial and billing information (such as credit card or bank account numbers) in connection with your Account,
  • Any other information you provide us through a web form, by updating or adding information to your Account, through your participation in community discussions, chats, dispute resolution, or when you otherwise correspond with us regarding our Services, and
  • Additional information we are required or authorized by applicable laws to collect and process in order to authenticate or identify you or to verify the information we have collected.

3. Use of Personal Information

We use the personal information we collect to:

  • Provide, improve, and personalize our Services,
  • Communicate with you about your Account and our Services,
  • Provide you with customer service,
  • Provide you with personalized advertising and marketing communications,
  • Detect, prevent, mitigate, and investigate fraudulent or illegal activities, and
  • Enforce our Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy.

Security and Retention of Personal Information

We retain your personal information as long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations. In addition, we may retain personal information from closed Accounts to comply with applicable laws, prevent fraud, collect any Fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, enforce our Terms and Conditions and take other actions permitted or required by applicable laws. After it is no longer necessary for us to retain your personal information, we dispose of it in a secure manner according to our data retention and deletion policies.

In recognition of our legal obligations to protect your personal information, we have made arrangements to protect against unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal, or destruction of personal information.

Notwithstanding the above, we do not store your financial or billing information. When you submit your credit card information to us, it is transmitted directly to our payment processor, Stripe, which is a PCI DSS compliant Level 1 Service Provider.

Location of Servers

We may create, maintain, and archive information on servers that are not located on our immediate premises and are located in Canada or the USA. Please be advised that a foreign government may be able to access data relating to you or your Account, including your personal information, for lawful access purposes. If you continue to use the Website or Services, you consent to us creating, maintaining, and archiving information on servers located on a third party’s premises within Canada and in the USA.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We do not disclose your personal information to third parties for their marketing and advertising purposes without your explicit consent. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your personal information with certain third parties without further notice to you. This disclosure may be required for us to provide you access to our Services, to comply with our legal obligations, to enforce our Terms and Conditions, to facilitate our marketing and advertising activities, or to prevent, detect, mitigate, and investigate fraudulent or illegal activities related to our Services. These circumstances include, but are not limited to:

  • Law Enforcement. We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with applicable laws. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas), to protect our property or rights or the property or rights of a third party, the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to otherwise comply with applicable laws.
  • Business Transfers. We may sell, transfer, or otherwise share some or all of our assets, including your personal information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy. You will have the opportunity to opt out of any such transfer if the new entity's planned processing of your information differs materially from that set forth in this Privacy Policy.
  • Service Providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including, without limitation, hosting and maintenance, customer relationship, database storage and management, and direct marketing campaigns. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to binding contractual obligations requiring such third parties to maintain the privacy and security of your data.

7. Consent for Collection, Use, and Disclosure

By accessing and using our Website and Services, we consider you to have given us consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Once this consent has been given, we will continue to collect, use, and disclose personal information for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy without obtaining further written or verbal consent to do so. We may also collect, use, or disclose personal information about an individual without that individual’s consent as permitted under applicable laws.

8. Cookies

We use cookies and other technologies to passively collect demographic information, personalize your experience on our Website, and monitor advertisements and other activities. Cookies are small files downloaded to your computer to track movements within websites. We may link cookie information to personal information. We use cookies to monitor website usage and to maintain user access to the Website after login. We may also use cookies to deliver content specific to your interest. We may, from time to time, use an outside ad company to display ads. These ads may contain cookies. Our ad companies may collect cookies received with banner ads, and we do not have access to this information. Please note that this Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by us only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies whenever you visit a website. You can disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, some areas of our Website will not function properly if you do so.

9. Third Party Services

From time to time, our Website may also include links to other websites. Certain products or services available on our Website are provided to you in partnership with third parties and may require you to disclose personal information in order to register for and access such products or services. Such products or services shall identify the third party partners at the point of registration. If you elect to register for such products or services, your personal information will be transferred to such third parties and will be subject to the privacy policy and practices of such third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy practices and policies of such third parties and, therefore, you should review the privacy practices and policies of such third parties prior to providing your personal information in connection with such products or services.

10. Withdraw Consent

You can choose not to provide any personal information to us or to withdraw your consent for the collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information for purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. If you choose to do so, you may not have access to all our Services and we might not be able to provide you all of the Services and customer support offered to our visitors and users under this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions.

11. Requests for Access and Correction

We take steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate and up to date, and that you have the ability to access and make corrections to it. You can view and change your personal information by signing in to your Account. Please update your personal information immediately if it changes or is inaccurate.

Upon your request, we will close your Account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your Account activity and in accordance with applicable laws.

12. Contact

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, or how we have handled your personal information, please contact us in writing at info@bidharvest.com.