Legal and Privacy Policies
George Weston Limited and/or a George Weston Limited subsidiary (collectively
and individually “Weston”) is pleased to provide this website for your personal non-commercial
use. However, by using this site, you agree to the Terms and Conditions provided below. In the
event that any George Weston Limited subsidiary website contains terms and conditions for the use
of that site which conflict with or are inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions, those terms
and conditions will prevail and govern to the extent of the conflict or inconsistency in connection
with the use of that site.
Weston reserves the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without
prior notice. Your use of this site following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow
and be bound by these Terms and Conditions. For this reason, we encourage you to review these Terms
and Conditions whenever you use this site.
Use of Site and Site Material
Except as expressly stated therein, this site is provided for your personal non-commercial
use and you may not copy material from this site for commercial use. You may copy material in
limited quantities from this site for your personal non-commercial use provided that our
copyrights notice is affixed to the copied material. Weston reserves the right to restrict
your use of this site at any time, which may include terminating your permission to make
personal copies of material from this site.
You are prohibited from using this site to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening,
libellous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material
or any material that could constitute or encourage unlawful conduct.
The information on this site may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies and
may not be complete or current. Weston reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies
or omissions and to change or update information and material at any time without prior notice.
Ownership of Intellectual Property
Weston owns the copyright to all material and the trademarks, service marks,
and trade dress (collectively referred to as “Intellectual Property”) displayed
on and from this site. Notwithstanding any other term or condition in this Agreement, Weston
retains ownership to all Intellectual Property on this site and all material on and from this site.
The Intellectual Property on this website is protected from copying or reproduction
under national and international trademark and copyright laws and nothing on this site
should be construed as a license to use the Intellectual Property. Your use of the Intellectual
Property on this website is strictly prohibited and nothing contained herein shall be
construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under
any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary right of Weston. All rights reserved.
Your use of this site and material from this site is at your own risk.
Weston strives to provide accurate and up-to-date material on this site. However,
Weston makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or timeliness of the
material provided on this site. Weston assumes no liability or responsibility for any
errors or omissions on this site.
Neither Weston, any of its agents, nor any other party involved in creating, producing
or delivering this website is liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of your access
to, or use of, this site or any material from this site. Without limiting the foregoing,
this site and the material provided on this site are provided “AS IS” WITHOUT
WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Weston assumes no liability or responsibility for any damage to you, your computer or
your other property due to your access to, use of or downloading of this site or any
materials provided on this site.
This site may contain, or refer to, documents containing forward-looking statements
which reflect management’s current expectations regarding Weston’s future
growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and opportunities. Wherever
possible, words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expects”,
“intend” and similar expressions have been used to identify these forward-looking
statements. These statements reflect management’s beliefs, and are based on information
available to management at the time the documents were prepared. Please be cautioned that
forward-looking statements involve significant risks, uncertainties and assumptions. A number
of factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from
the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements. These factors should be
considered carefully and prospective investors should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking
statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this site or in documents referred
to in this site are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, Weston cannot
assure prospective investors that the actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking
statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date the documents were prepared, and
Weston assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.
A detailed discussion of the many risk factors that we believe may have a material affect on our
business on an ongoing basis is contained in our SEDAR filings.
Weston has not reviewed any or all of the sites that may be linked to this site and is not
responsible for any sites linked to this site. Your linking to any sites from this site is at your
own risk. By linking to a site or permitting a link to this site, Weston does not endorse the site
operator or the content of the linked site.
Idea Submission/Use of Information
Weston does not accept unsolicited ideas for new products, packaging, marketing, advertising,
research, business operations and the like. Should you ignore this policy and submit an idea to
Weston, you agree that the idea becomes and remains the sole and exclusive property of Weston
without further liability or compensation to you.
If you respond to Weston with any information, including but not limited to feedback, data,
questions, comments, suggestions or the like, such information shall not be deemed confidential.
All such submissions shall be deemed the property of Weston, and your submission of information
shall constitute an assignment to Weston of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in such information.
Weston will not be liable for any use or disclosure of such information. Weston will not have any
obligation to keep such information confidential and will be free to reproduce, use, disclose and
distribute the information to others without limitation. Weston will be free to use any ideas, concepts,
know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever, including but not
limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products which incorporate or
otherwise rely upon such information.
Weston welcomes your comments and suggestions on this website and products, but Weston
does not seek to solicit any confidential or proprietary ideas, suggestions, materials or
other information relating to developing, designing, redesigning, modifying, manufacturing
or marketing products or any new products. By submitting information, you warrant that Weston
may publish such information, use it as part of its operations, and incorporate its concepts
in Weston products without liability or compensation to you.
You agree that the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada govern any use of this site,
without regard to rules relating to conflict of laws, including with regard to any dispute
arising out of your use of this site or material from this site. The United Nations Convention
on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply. The courts of the Province
of Ontario shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims.
All orders made through a Weston website will be subject to the terms and conditions
outlined in the website relating to the purchase in question and the following additional
terms and conditions. Pricing and other terms and conditions relating to the purchase of
the product in question will be as stated on the applicable website, and this information
may be changed at any time without notice. Prices may differ from those for purchases made
through other channels. You have a legal obligation to pay for any orders indicated to be
made by you. You must be of the age of majority in your jurisdiction to make online purchases.
If any provision of this agreement is unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed
severed from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the
The privacy of individuals connected with our business, including our customers,
contractors, employees, independent operators and website visitors, has always been of
great importance to George Weston Limited (“Weston”). Keeping personal
information in strict confidence is a cornerstone of our business. Regardless of how
the range of products we offer our customers expands, and the technology we use changes,
we will always strive to protect the privacy of personal information, subject to any
consent an individual has provided for its use.
This policy describes the principles on which Weston and its subsidiaries and divisions
will protect the privacy of personal information. Loblaw Companies Limited has implemented
on the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information.
While this document sets out the principles on which Weston’s privacy practices are
based, privacy laws will vary from province to province and those laws may also govern
Weston’s privacy practices in such province. This policy is part of Weston’s
commitment to ensure that all personal information of individuals in its possession is protected
and used in accordance with the law. Privacy laws across Canada are evolving, and
therefore this policy is subject to change.
Personal Information is any information about an identifiable person, other than
the name, title, business address and business telephone number of a person. It includes
such things as a person’s home address, date of birth, social insurance number, and
medical and financial information. With respect to customers, such information is collected
primarily in connection with products provided by Weston. Employees may be asked to provide
such information to Weston in connection with matters relating to their employment. In all
cases, Weston is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals and the integrity of
their personal information.
Weston is responsible for personal information under its control, including any
personal information disclosed to third parties for handling or administrative purposes.
Weston has designated a Privacy Officer who is accountable for Weston’s compliance
with this policy and with privacy legislation.
1.1 While ultimate accountability for Weston’s compliance with
the policy rests with the Privacy Officer and senior management of Weston, day-to-day compliance
with the policy is delegated to individuals throughout Weston’s business.
1.2 With respect to personal information that has been transferred to a
third party for processing, Weston will use contractual or other means, and may include the
examination of such third party’s practices with respect to personal information, to
safeguard personal information while it is being processed by a third party.
1.3 Weston has implemented internal guidelines and practices to give
effect to this policy, including:
- (a) establishing procedures to protect personal information;
- (b) establishing procedures to receive and respond to complaints and inquiries;
- (c) developing information to explain the organization’s policies and procedures; and
- (d) training staff and communicating to staff information about the organization’s policies and procedures.
1.4 Weston has implemented practices to effectively monitor compliance
with this policy across its business, including the appointment of a privacy officer
and regional privacy coordinators and regular privacy compliance reviews.
2. Identifying the Purposes for which Personal Information is Collected
The purposes for which personal information is collected will be identified by Weston
at or before the time the information is collected, unless such purposes are obvious.
2.1 Weston will ensure that the purposes for which personal information
is collected and the way in which the information may be used are clear to the individual.
In some cases, the purpose will be clear from the context of the interaction; in other circumstances,
a written or verbal explanation may be required. For example, employees are required to give
certain personal information that is essential to the employer-employee relationship, such as a
social insurance number and banking information for payroll deposits.
Weston will not collect, use or disclose the personal information of a person without the
individual’s knowledge and consent, except in certain limited circumstances permitted by
law, such as where the immediate health of a person is at risk, or in connection with the
breach of an agreement or a law.
3.1 Weston will obtain consent, either express or implied, for the use
or disclosure of personal information at the time of the collection of the information. In
certain circumstances, consent with respect to use or disclosure will be sought after the
information has been collected but before use, particularly if Weston wants to use the
information for a purpose not previously identified to the individual.
3.2 Weston is committed to obtaining meaningful consent to the collection,
use and disclosure of personal information. To achieve this aim, the purposes for which the
information will be used, if not obvious, will be explained in such a manner that the individual
can reasonably understand how the information will be used or disclosed.
3.3 Weston will not, as a condition of the supply of a product or service,
unreasonably require an individual to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of information
beyond what is required in the circumstances.
3.4 The way in which Weston seeks consent may vary, depending on the
circumstances and the type of information collected. In determining the type of consent that
may be required, Weston will consider the nature of the information, the use to which the
information will be put, applicable laws and the type of interaction in which
the information is provided.
3.5 Consent may be express or implied, given orally, electronically
or in writing and provided by an action or inaction. Consent may be given through a legally
appointed representative or a legal guardian.
3.6 An individual, subject to legal or contractual limitations, may
withdraw his or her consent at any time on sufficient notice to Weston. Withdrawal of consent
may result in Weston becoming unable to provide or continue to provide the person with certain
services, products or benefits, and the individual will be given notice of the
implications of the withdrawal of his or her consent.
4. Limits on the Collection of Personal Information by Weston
The collection of personal information by Weston will be limited to that which
is necessary for the purposes identified by Weston. At all times, Weston will collect
personal information by fair and lawful means.
It is possible that Weston may, with
the consent of an individual, collect and use information about that individual from a
third party. For instance, credit references may be checked in appropriate circumstances.
5. Limits on the Use, Disclosure and Retention of Personal Information by Weston
Personal information will not be used or disclosed by Weston for purposes other
than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as
required or permitted by law. Personal information will be retained only as long as
reasonably necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes or as required by law.
6. Accuracy of Personal Information Held by Weston
Weston will make reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information of individuals
is as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for the
purposes for which it is to be used.
6.1 Personal information will not be updated without the consent
of the individual and it will only be updated if it is necessary for the continued
use of the personal information.
6.2 Weston will make reasonable efforts to obtain information
from individuals in order to update information on hand if required to fulfill the
purposes for which the information was collected. Once informed by a person that
personal information held by Weston about them is inaccurate, Weston will update
the information as soon as possible.
7. Safeguarding Personal Information
Weston will protect personal information by the use of security safeguards
appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
7.1 Weston will employ security safeguards that will protect
personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure,
copying, use or modification, regardless of the format in which the information is held.
7.2 The nature of the safeguards used by Weston will vary depending
on the sensitivity of the information that has been collected, the amount, distribution
and format of the information, and the method of storage of the information. More
sensitive information will be safeguarded by a higher level of protection.
7.3 The methods of protection used by Weston will include:
- (a) physical measures, for example, locked filing cabinets and restricted access to offices;
- (b) organizational measures, for example, security clearances and limiting access on a “need-to-know” basis; and
- (c) technological measures, for example, the use of passwords and encryption.
7.4 Weston will ensure that its employees who are in contact with
personal information are trained in the appropriate protection of personal information
and that they are aware of the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of personal
information. Employees are required to abide by this policy.
7.5 If personal information is disclosed to third parties for the
purpose of processing or another administrative purpose, Weston will make reasonable
efforts to ensure that the third party uses safeguards to protect personal information
which are comparable to those used by Weston.
Weston will make available to individuals information about its policies and
practices relating to the management of personal information. Weston is open about
the policy it has to ensure the protection of personal information.
8.1 Weston will make this information readily available to
individuals. The information will be made available in a form that is generally
8.2 Weston may make information on its policies and practices
available in a variety of ways, depending on the nature of the service or product
being provided and the nature of the personal information. Weston will make all
such information available in both English and French.
9. Individual Access to Personal Information
Upon the receipt by Weston of a written request, an individual will be informed,
within a reasonable time following such request, of the existence, use and disclosure
of his or her personal information and will be given access to that information. In
certain limited circumstances, as permitted by law, certain information, such as that
collected and held in the context of an investigation of the breach of a law or a
contract, will not be disclosed to the individual. Weston has established procedures
for an individual to follow in order to access their personal information.
9.1 Subject to applicable laws, upon receipt of a written request
from an individual, Weston will inform him or her whether or not Weston holds personal
information about the individual and make reasonable efforts to indicate the source
of the information. In addition, Weston will, upon written request, provide a summary
of the use that has been made or is being made of this information.
9.2 An individual may be required to provide sufficient
information to permit Weston to provide an account of the existence, use and
disclosure of personal information. The information provided will only
be used for this purpose.
9.3 Upon receipt of a written request, Weston will provide to
an individual the identities of third parties to which it may have disclosed personal
information about the individual and the purpose for which the information
may have been disclosed to the third party.
9.4 Weston may charge a reasonable fee to cover its cost of
providing the information, provided that Weston will inform the individual of the
approximate cost of providing the information prior to doing so and will afford
the individual the opportunity to withdraw his or her request.
9.5 If an individual successfully demonstrates the inaccuracy
or incompleteness of personal information held by Weston, Weston will amend the
information as required. Where appropriate, the amended information will be transmitted
to third parties having access to the information in question.
9.6 Weston may decline to provide an individual access
to his or her personal information in accordance with applicable laws. If such
a refusal is made, Weston will inform the individual of the reasons why such
access has been denied, except when Weston is prohibited from doing so by law.
10. Complaints and Questions
A person about whom personal information is kept may challenge Weston concerning its compliance with this policy.
10.1 Complaints and questions regarding Weston’s
compliance with this policy may be made in writing to the Weston Privacy Officer
at 22 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario M4T 2S5, by phone
at 1.800.594.1495 or by e-mail at Westonprivacy@weston.ca.
10.2 Weston has procedures in place to receive and respond
to inquiries or complaints about this policy and its practices relating to the
handling of personal information. These procedures will be provided upon request
and are easily accessible on Weston’s website, www.Weston.ca, and in other
published material with respect to privacy.
10.3 If an individual is not satisfied with a response by
Weston to a complaint or is otherwise not satisfied with Weston’s policies
and practices with respect to its handling of personal information, a complaint may
be made to the provincial privacy commissioner of the province where the personal
information of the individual is kept, or to the Federal Privacy Commissioner at 112
Kent Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1H3, 1.800.282.1376. More information can be obtained
at the Federal Privacy Commissioner’s
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