Privacy Policy

SquareMarket Technologies Inc. dba Tab Commerce

Last modified:  September 13, 2023  
Effective Date:
September 13, 2023  

  1. Introduction

SquareMarket Technologies Inc. dba Tab Commerce and our affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, "us" or, "we", or "our") recognize the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of personal information. We take our responsibility to safeguard the personal information of all parties engaging with our services, including but not limited to our restaurant clients and their associated suppliers (collectively, “you”, or “your”, or “them”), very seriously and are dedicated to maintaining your trust through our commitment to privacy and security.

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and protect your personal information in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) when using our website or (the “Platform”).

Please read this Policy carefully. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, please do not use our Platform or associated services. By accessing or using our Platform, you indicate that you understand, accept, and consent to our practices described in this Policy. 

  1. Personal Information We Collect About You

In order to provide our Platform’s services, including but not limited to, automating purchasing, optimizing expense control, and generating actionable insights for restaurant groups (the "Services"), we may access and collect various types of personal information, including but not limited to:

  • Business Expense Information: Details such as your invoices, bills, receipts, and other expense-related data, including high-level labour data.
  • Contact Information: Details such as your business address, phone number, email, and billing information. 
  • Supplier Information: Details related to our restaurant client’s suppliers, such as supplier names, contact information, and terms of agreements.
  • Payment Information: Details such as your banking and credit card information. This information is processed through trusted third-party payment processors, PayEngine, Elavon, and Stripe.
  • Technical and Interaction Information: We may collect data about your interaction with our Platform, including your browser, pages visited, time spent on our site, device identifier, and operating system.
  • Feedback and Communication Information: We may request or receive feedback, questions, comments, or suggestions to enhance our Services and communication with you. Your participation in providing this information is entirely voluntary.

(collectively, “Personal Information”)

  1. How We Collect Your Personal Information

We use different channels and methods to collect Personal Information, including through:

  • When you engage with our Platform; 
  • When you execute payments, capturing banking and credit card information;
  • In collaboration with our payment processing partners;
  • When our restaurant clients provide supplier details or engage in transactions with suppliers;
  • When you submit an inquiry or request via our contact form;
  • When you communicate with us via email, phone, or otherwise;
  • When you participate in a survey or feedback request we send; 
  • When you apply for job positions within our organization;
  • When you provide reviews, testimonials, or feedback about our Services; and,
  • Through cookies and similar technologies (see Section 10); 

We do not engage in data scraping or utilize third-party data sources. Our commitment is to collect only the Personal Information necessary to provide our Services efficiently, enhance your experience with us, and meet our operational and legal requirements.

  1. How We Use Your Personal Information

We use the Personal Information we collect about you for various purposes in the provision of our Services, including: 

  • To present our Platform and its contents to you;
  • Analyzing and aggregating critical data points such as invoices, bills, receipts, labour data, and other expense-related information to provide actionable insights and purchasing recommendations;
  • Processing payments, including banking and credit card information, through our secure third-party processors;
  • To understand user interaction with our Platform, to improve our Platform's performance, and to ensure a secure and optimized user experience;
  • For marketing purposes, such as notifying you about changes to our Platform or any services we offer or provide through it;
  • To fulfill the purposes for which you provided the information or that were described when it was collected, or any other purpose for which you provide it; and,
  • In accordance with applicable law.

Please note that we will only use your Personal Information as described above unless we have received your explicit consent to use it for other purposes or are required or permitted to do so by law.

  1. Disclosure of Personal Information

We may disclose Personal Information that we collect or you provide as described in this Policy:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates;
  • In accordance with applicable law, to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Information held by us about our customers and users is among the assets transferred;
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business (such as analytics and search engine providers that assist us with Platform improvement and optimization) and who are contractually obligated to keep Personal Information confidential, use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them, and to process the Personal Information with the same standards set out in this Policy;
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it; 
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information;
  • To third-party payment processors for subscription management; and, 
  • With your consent.

We may also disclose your Personal Information:

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request, in accordance with applicable law;
  • To enforce or apply our terms of use linked here and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes; and,
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect our rights, property, and safety as well as the rights, property, and safety of our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

  1. Transferring your Personal Information

We may transfer Personal Information that we collect or that you provide as described in this Policy to our subsidiaries or affiliates, contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business (such as analytics and search engine providers that assist us with Platform improvement and optimization) and who are contractually obligated to keep personal information confidential, use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them, and to process the Personal Information with the same standards set out in this policy.

We may process, store, and transfer your Personal Information in and to a foreign country, with different privacy laws that may or may not be as comprehensive as Canadian law. In these circumstances, the governments, courts, law enforcement, or regulatory agencies of that country may be able to obtain access to your Personal Information through the laws of the foreign country. Whenever we engage a service provider, we require that its privacy and security standards adhere to this policy and applicable Canadian privacy legislation.

You are welcome to contact us to obtain further information about our policies regarding service providers outside of Canada. See Section 16 for contact details.

By submitting your Personal Information or engaging with the Platform, you consent to this transfer, storage, or processing.

  1. Security of Personal Information

The security of your Personal Information is very important to us. We use physical, electronic, and administrative measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. We employ industry-standard data protection measures and tools, including having two-factor authentication, application security measures, and frequent penetration testing, along with storing all information you provide to us behind firewalls on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Platform, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Platform like message boards, which any Platform visitor can view.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Platform. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Platform.

  1. Retention of Personal Information

Except as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law or regulation, we will only retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. 

Under some circumstances we may anonymize your Personal Information so that it can no longer be associated with or identify you. We reserve the right to use such anonymous and de-identified data for any legitimate business purpose without further notice to you or your consent.

  1. Links to Other Platforms

The Platform may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins, services, social networks, or applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow the third-party to collect or share data about you. If you follow a link to a third-party website or engage a third-party plugin, please note that these third-parties have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. We do not control these third-party websites, and as such, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

  1. Information We May Collect Through Cookies

As you navigate through and interact with our Platform, we may use cookies or other automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Platform, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Platform; and,

  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

We may collect information about your consent for the use of cookies on our Platform through cookie consent logs, which may include information such as your IP address and browser information.

We may also use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). 

The information we collect automatically is statistical data and may include Personal Information. It helps us to improve our Platform and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns;

  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Platform according to your individual interests;
  • Speed up your searches; and,
  • Recognize you when you return to our Platform.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Platform. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Platform.

  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Platform may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Platform. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings that are used for browser cookies. 

  • Web Beacons. Pages of our Platform (and our emails) may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

We take the privacy and security of your Personal Information seriously and we are committed to being transparent about the use of cookies and other automatic data collection technologies on our Platform.

  1. Third-Party Use of Cookies

Some content or applications on the Platform are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third-parties may use cookies to collect information about you when you use our Platform. The information they collect may be associated with your Personal Information or they may collect information, including Personal Information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioural) advertising or other targeted content. We do not control these third-parties’ tracking technologies or how they are used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. 

You can opt-out of several third-party ad servers’ and networks’ cookies simultaneously by using an opt-out tool created by the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada and/or an opt-out tool created by the Network Advertising Initiative. You can also access these websites to learn more about online behavioural advertising and how to stop websites from placing cookies on your device. Opting out of a network does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the network from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.

  1. Minors

Our Platform is not available for users under the age of 18 (or the age of legal consent for the jurisdiction the user is located in) (a “Minor”). Minors may not provide any information to or on the Platform. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from Minors. 

If you are a Minor, do not use or provide any information on this Platform or on or through any of its features/register on the Platform, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use.

If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a Minor without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. 

If you believe we might have any information from or about a Minor, please contact our privacy officer in accordance with Section 16 of this Policy. 

  1. Access and Correction

It is important that the Personal Information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Personal Information changes. 

If you want to review, verify, correct, or withdraw consent to the use of your Personal Information please contact our Privacy Officer, whose contact details are outlined in Section 16 of this Policy. 

We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and your right to access the Personal Information that we hold about you or to make your requested changes. Applicable law may allow or require us to refuse to provide you with access to some or all of the Personal Information that we hold about you, or we may have destroyed, erased, or made your Personal Information anonymous in accordance with our record retention obligations and practices. If we cannot provide you with access to your Personal Information, we will inform you of the reasons why, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions.

  1. Withdrawing Your Consent

Where you have provided your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information, you have the legal right to withdraw your consent under certain circumstances. To withdraw your consent, please contact our Privacy Officer, whose contact details are outlined in Section 16 of this Policy. Please note that if you withdraw your consent we may not be able to provide you with a particular product or service. We will explain the impact to you at the time to help you with your decision.

  1. Changes to our Policy

This Policy may change from time to time. It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Policy on this page with a notice that the Policy has been updated on the Platform home page. 

We will notify you in advance of any material changes to this Policy and obtain your consent to any new ways that we collect, use, disclose and store your Personal Information. Please check the Policy periodically for updates, as your continued use of this Platform after we make changes indicates that you accept and consent to those changes. 

  1. Privacy Officer

We welcome your questions, comments, and requests regarding this Policy and our privacy practices. Please contact our Privacy Officer at:

Privacy Officer: Ty Wilson

SquareMarket Technologies Inc. 


We are committed to addressing any concerns you may have and will respond to your inquiry within a reasonable time.

  1. Complaints

If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy-related inquiry, you have the right to file a complaint with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada or the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, as applicable.

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

30 Victoria Street

Gatineau, Quebec K1A 1H3

Toll-free: 1-800-282-1376


Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400

Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A8

Toll-free: 1-800-387-0073


By using our Services, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Policy. 

We appreciate your trust in us and will continue to work diligently to protect your Personal Information and provide you with the best possible service.

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