Privacy Policy

[Last updated on May 16, 2016]

ECKLONIA CAVA. (“Ecklonia Cava”, “we”, “us”, “our” and terms of similar meaning) take your privacy rights very seriously. We are committed to transparently describing our privacy practices, including how we collect, use and disclose your information and data as part of the normal operation of our Services, as defined in our Terms of Use (“Terms”).

We encourage you to read and understand our Terms and this Privacy Policy before using the Site and Services. By accepting the Terms and/or Privacy Policy in registration or by accessing or using the Services, you expressly consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to our Terms. 

All capitalized terms that are not otherwise defined herein obtain their meaning from the Terms.  

What Information Do We Collect?

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience safer and easier. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.

Personal and Identifying Information

You can browse certain elements of the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, Users of the Services must provide various contact and identity information and other personal information as indicated where appropriate on registration forms. At this time, you are no longer anonymous to us. Where possible, on these forms we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional.  In addition, as you use the Services, you can from time to time enter or send to us personal information. 

For all Users, we may collect your username, password, e-mail address, age range and personal preferences and any other personal information you choose to include in your profile or communicate to Ecklonia Cava or other Users through your use of the Services. You represent that you have the right and authority or have obtained all necessary consents to provide any information, including any personal information of another individual or that is provided by you to Ecklonia Cava. 

You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to become a User or by not using the particular feature of the Services for which the information is being collected.

Information Collected Automatically

When you use the Services, Ecklonia Cava automatically receives and records information from your browser or mobile platform, including your location, IP address, browser type, operating information, mobile carrier, device and application IDs, cookie information, and the page you requested. Unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, Ecklonia Cava only uses this data in aggregate form. 

Information Collected from Third Parties

We may receive and store information that is received from third parties that interact in some way with the Services or that provide services to us. For example, you may choose to use third party applications that connect with Ecklonia Cava. These third party applications may, if you permit, share your personal information and data with Ecklonia Cava. Please read the privacy policy of any such application so that you understand its privacy practices.

How We Use Your Information

We may use personal information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Site and Services, to provide to you the Services; resolve service disputes; troubleshoot problems; measure consumer interest in our products and services, inform you about online and offline offers, products, services, events and updates; deliver information to you that, in some cases, is relevant to your interests, such as product news; customize your experience; detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; enforce our Terms; provide you with system or administrative messages, and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection. 

Users who do not wish to receive e-mails from Ecklonia Cava may unsubscribe from the receipt of such e-mails at any time in accordance with applicable anti-spam legislation. 

We may also use personal information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze network or Site usage, to improve our content and product offerings, and to customize the Site’s content, layout, and services. These uses improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the Site and Services.

Please see our Terms for information on what we do to account information when you terminate your account with us. 

Our Disclosure of Your Information

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this Privacy Policy and in accordance with your User Account settings and permissions unless we receive your explicit consent to do so. The following describes some of the ways that your information may be disclosed in the normal scope of business to provide our services:

Data Shared to Other Users through the Services. The data collected through the use of the Services, including personally identifiable information may be shared with various Users in accordance with the permissions you set. For example, other Users may be able to see your username, gender and that you indicated at the type of registering for a User Account. In addition, Users may wish to share additional information through the Services if they choose to. 

To maintain your safety and security, we urge you to think carefully about how you use the Services what information you wish to make public. 

Anonymized Aggregated Data. We aggregate and anonymize data and use and disclose such information for a variety of purposes, including analytics. However, in these situations, we do not disclose any information that could be used to identify you personally.

Public Areas of the Site. All of your activities in the public areas of the Site will be identifiable to your username, and other people can see your published content. For example, depending on your membership level, you may be able to post an audio introduction and other content. 

Subsidiaries and Affiliates; Service Providers.  We may from time to time use the services of affiliates, subsidiaries and unrelated service providers in the operation of the network and Services, and may disclose personal information to them in the course of our use of their services.  For example, we may use the services of third-party hosting companies to host the operation of the Site and Services.  This may involve the hosting of data, including personal information, on servers operated by those hosting companies.  We may also use service providers to process payments of Users who wish to pay by credit card. We take care to use only service providers that we believe are reputable and able to live up to our and your expectations, including about the handling of confidential information.

Law and Harm; Jurisdictions. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect our or any other person’s rights or property. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your information.    

Storing or Processing Your Data Outside of Canada

Finally, please note that in some cases, personal information that we collect may be stored or processed outside of Canada.  In such cases, we continue to protect the information with appropriate safeguards, but it may be subject to the legal jurisdiction of those countries and governmental authorities in those countries. 

Sale of Business 

We may also disclose personal information to the acquiror or its agents in the course of the sale of our business.  If we do this, the disclosure will be subject to confidentiality arrangements customary in such transactions. 

Correcting, Updating and Deleting Your Personal Information 

You may review, delete and update your personal information to ensure it is accurate through the Site, or you may contact us at:

Children’s Privacy

Use of the Services by anyone under the age of eighteen (18) or the age of majority and legal consent in the jurisdiction in which the User resides is strictly prohibited. Ecklonia Cava does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of eighteen (18) or the age of majority and legal consent in a given jurisdiction. 

Monitoring Online Behaviour  

The Services permit Users to communicate with each other through an on-site chat functionality. While we do not, as a rule, moderate or monitor communications between Users, we reserve the right to do so if (a) we suspect users of being under the age of eighteen (18) or the age of majority and legal consent; or (b) we otherwise believe that a User is in violation of our Terms or Privacy Policy. 


Your Ecklonia Cava User Account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You must prevent unauthorized access to your account by selecting and protecting your password appropriately, and limiting access to your device.

While we strive to protect your information and data we cannot guarantee the security of your User Account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.  

Other Information Collectors

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties through the Site or Services, different rules may apply to their use, collection and disclosure of the personal information you disclose to them. Since we do not control the information use, collection or disclosure policies of third parties, you are subject to their privacy policies. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Ecklonia Cava may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. The use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time the information is used. If we make any material changes in the way we use your personal information or data, we will notify you by e-mailing you at your e-mail address used to register for the Services (if any) and by posting an announcement on the Site. Users are bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when they use the Services after such changes have been first posted.


It is our goal to make our privacy practices easy to understand. If you have questions, concerns or if you would like more detailed information, please email our privacy officer at: