Privacy Policy

Last updated: November 20, 2018.

We at Nectar Technologies Inc. (“Nectar”, “Corporation”, “we”, “us”, “our”) are committed to protecting the privacy of our users (“User”, “you”, “your”). This Privacy Policy applies to the Corporation’s websites, related web-based applications and hardware products (“Products and Services”). This notice is meant to help you understand what information we collect through these Products and Services, why we collect it, and what we do with it. We take our obligations regarding your privacy seriously and have made every effort to draft this Privacy Policy in a manner that is clear and easy for you to understand. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices. By accessing or using our Products and Services, you agree to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.

Information We Collect

As you navigate our website, we may also collect information through the use of commonly used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and Web beacons (“Navigational Information”). Navigational Information includes standard information from your Web browser (such as browser type and browser language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on the Corporation's website (such as web pages viewed and links clicked).

You have the ability to accept or decline our use of cookies. You can refuse cookies by turning the off or blocking them in your internet browser. If you decide to turn off or block cookies, our website might not function correctly.

When expressing an interest in obtaining additional information about our Products and Services, we require you to provide us with personal contact information, such as name, corporation name, phone number, email address, and main industry (“Contact Information”).

When purchasing our Products and Services, we may require you to provide us with certain billing information, such as the billing name and address (“Billing Information”) of the organization that will be using the Products and Services.

When you purchase an Beecon and/or BeeHub, we also require you to provide a name, email address, and corporation name so we may associate it with your web-based customer account (“Nectar Account”). Your Nectar Account serves as a central repository for all new data generated by your Beecon and/or BeeHub when you use it. This data includes without limitation the following information about your aquatic populations: total amounts, average lengths and photos (“Business Information”). Business information also includes other types of automatically collected information that relate to the way you use our Products and Services, such as user logs and location information.

Required Contact Information, Billing Information and Business Information are referred to collectively as “User Data”.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We use Contact Information to keep in touch with our leads and customers. For example, if you fill out a “Contact Sales” Web form, we will use the information provided to evaluate whether our Products and Services are a good fit for your organization and to contact you about your interest in the Products and Services. When you contact Nectar, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing and for future reference should you contact us again.

We use Business Information first and foremost in an aggregated, anonymized manner to maintain, protect and improve our Products and Services. Aggregated, anonymized information is combined information from multiple User sources that is not personally identifiable and that helps to identify or to create trends, benchmarks, summary metrics, predictive algorithms and discovering new ways of providing added value to our Users. For example, we may use aggregated, anonymized information to provide benchmarking services, which offer a means to compare the Business Information of any user against an “industry standard” that equates to the averaged result of all aggregated, anonymized Business Information for a specific measurement. We may also use aggregated, anonymized Business Information for developing new Products and Services, such as new counting applications, or for improving existing Products and Services.

We perform manipulations on Business Information to provide additional features and statistics to our Users. For example, we aggregate the average sizes of User organism samples and process that data to return size distribution and coefficient of variation measurements to the User.

We may use aggregated, anonymized Business Information in marketing and advertising statements about our products and services. Should we wish to use Business Information or Contact Information for any purpose other than internal purposes (or purposes disclosed herein) or for any purpose where the User is identified, Nectar will always obtain the User’s consent prior to doing so.

Disclosure to Third Parties

Nectar business partners, which facilitate the provision of any service (such as by providing assistance with respect to the maintenance and development of our platform), may have a limited access to users’ Business Information in order to provide us with the agreed services. Such business partners will be contractually bound to comply with all the terms and conditions set forth in this policy and to take all the necessary measures required to guarantee the safety and the confidentiality of such Business Information. Besides, we may communicate aggregated, anonymized Business Information: (i) for insurability; (ii) for industry reporting purposes; and (iii) for legal compliance purposes and (iv) for other commercial purposes, all in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreements concluded with the business partners that requested access to such Business Information as well as the applicable laws and regulations.

If Nectar is to be sold, merged or amalgamated or substantially all of its assets are to be sold or disposed of, User Data may be transferred to a potential purchaser if, and to the extent necessary, it is required for the purposes of deciding whether to proceed with the proposed transaction and completing it. If such a sale, merger, acquisition or disposal is completed, the purchaser may use and disclose User Data only to the extent described in this Privacy Policy if the information relates solely to the carrying on of the business or activity or the carrying out of the objects for which the sale, merger or acquisition took place.

Other than the foregoing, Nectar will never share, sell, rent, trade, disclose or otherwise render available any Business Information, and such information will not be used or disclosed to third parties unless users consented to it or applicable law authorized such other use or disclosure.

Information Security

Nectar uses robust physical, electronic, technological and organizational security measures to maintain data accuracy and to protect the security and privacy of Business Information from loss, theft or unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. Please note, however, that while we try to create and maintain secure and reliable websites for Users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from the website or via e-mail cannot be guaranteed. In particular:

  • We encrypt many of our web services using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). You can see that you are accessing a secure server by observing the left extremity of your browser’s URL bar. SSL encrypted web pages should display a web address beginning with “https” rather than “http”. Most popular browsers will also display a padlock icon next to secure web addresses.
  • We host our websites and web applications in secure server environments that employ firewalls, intrusion detection systems and other advanced technology to prevent interference or access from outside intruders.
  • We encrypt all data packages that transfer between Beecon and/or BeeHubs and web-based customer accounts.
  • We restrict access to User Data to Nectar employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for the Corporation. These employees, contractors and agents are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
  • We implement advanced security method based on dynamic data and encoded session identifications.
  • We ensure that the Business Information linked to each User and stored on our platform is anonymized by separating any personal information from the Business Information.

If, for any reason, you cannot access the secure server or are not quite comfortable when using your Beecon and/or BeeHub, please feel free to contact Nectar in the manner set forth hereunder.

Business Information may be stored or administered in a foreign country and may be subject to other laws and regulations. Nectar will ensure at all times the same level of protection for Business Information as if stored in Canada.


Identity thieves sometimes send fraudulent communications to lead people into divulging sensitive information. Nectar will never request an account password or financial information through unexpected emails. Users who encounter any type of suspicious email, pop-up or phony website claiming to be affiliated with Nectar and asking for personal information or Business Information should ignore the prompt and communicate with Nectar as soon as possible.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and display the date of the last update. If the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, an email notification of Privacy Policy changes). We recommend that you check this page periodically in order to review our current policy. If you continue to use our Products and Services after the policy changed or notice of the change has been given you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

Language of the Policy

Where Nectar has provided you with a translation of the English language version of our Privacy Policy, then you agree that the translation is provided for your convenience only and that the English language version of the Privacy Policy will govern your relationship with Nectar.

If there is any contradiction between what the English language version of the Privacy Policy says and what a translation says, then the English language version shall take precedence.

Contacting Nectar

If you have any questions or comments or wish to make a complaint about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to email us at If you contact us about your personal information, we will respond to your request within a reasonable time and at no cost to you.