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.

Liability Disclaimer

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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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.

Links

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.

Applicable Law

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.

Online Purchases

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.

Severability

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 remaining provisions.

George Weston Limited Privacy Policy

At George Weston Limited (“Weston”, “we”, “us”, “our”), we respect your privacy and take great care in protecting the confidentiality and security of your personal information. The privacy of individuals connected with our business, including our customers, business partner representatives, contractors, employees, job applicants, and website visitors, is of great importance to us.

To protect your personal information, we have committed to the following principles:

  • We will be transparent about how we handle your personal information and our privacy practices;
  • We will protect your personal information and handle it responsibly; and
  • We will be transparent about how you can help manage your privacy and information, so you can make informed decisions.

1. Scope and Application

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to any personal information that we may collect about you. This Policy describes what personal information we collect, how we use and share it with third parties, as well as the rights and choices you have with respect to your personal information.

In this Policy, the term “personal information” means information about an identifiable individual or that allows an individual to be identified.

This Policy does not apply to Weston’s operating businesses , including Loblaw Companies Limited, Choice Properties REIT and Weston Foods, which have their own privacy policies available on their respective websites.

2. Personal Information we Collect and How we Collect it

The collection of personal information by us will be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified in this Policy. At all times, we will collect personal information by fair and lawful means.

We may collect the following categories of personal information about you:

  • Your name and contact information, such as your email address, home address and phone number. We may collect this information in various situations, for instance if you contact us with an inquiry, apply for a position with Weston or otherwise interact with us as part of your role or duties as a business partner representative. We generally collect this information directly from you, but in certain cases we may receive it from third parties.
  • Professional or employment-related information, such as information about your work experience and education. We collect this information if you apply for a position with Weston, including through the “Careers” page of our website. We will collect the personal information contained in your application package or generated in relation to your application in order to evaluate your application and assess whether to offer you a position. We may also collect personal information from third parties as part of a pre-employment reference check or background check.
  • Browsing activity or other electronic network activity information, such as IP addresses, page viewed on our website or language preferences. We generally collect this information when you visit our website using cookies or similar technologies. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website so that information can be saved between visits, such as the geographic region you are accessing our websites from. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to block, delete and manage cookies on your computer or mobile device. We treat this information as “personal information” if it can identify you as an individual.

3. How we use personal information

The purposes for which personal information is collected are identified in this Policy. We may use personal information in the following ways for the administration and management of our business, or otherwise with your consent or as required or permitted by law:

  • Operational purposes. We may use personal information when necessary to manage our business. For instance, this could include exercising due diligence to prevent or reduce commercial risk, ensuring the security of our business (including our information, system, network and website), preventing fraud or managing legal claims.
  • Communicating with you. We may use your personal information to communicate with you in a variety of situations. For instance, we may contact you to respond to your inquiries.
  • Processing your job applications. If you apply for a position at Weston, we will use your personal information as necessary to process and evaluate your application.
  • Conducting data analytics. We analyze browsing behaviour on our website. This information is not provided to us in a personally identifiable format and is collected through ad settings on visitor devices or browsers.

4. How we share your personal information

We may share personal information with the following categories of third parties, or otherwise with your consent or as required or permitted by law:

  • Our operating businesses. We may share personal information with our operating businesses when necessary to achieve the purposes described in this Policy. For instance, this may be necessary to allow Weston and our operating businesses to comply with applicable laws, to manage their operations or to process a job application.
  • Service providers. We may share personal information with organizations that provide services to Weston, such as data hosting or email deployment. We require these service providers to limit their access to and/or use of personal information to what is required to provide their services and to comply with our privacy requirements.

5. How we Manage Consent

When you provide personal information to us, we assume that you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as outlined to you at the time of collection, as applicable, or thereafter or as otherwise described in this Policy. In certain circumstances, we will seek consent after the information has been collected, particularly if Weston wants to use or disclose the information for a purpose not previously identified.

You may withdraw your consent at any time, except in limited circumstances, including legal or regulatory requirements or as a result of your contractual obligations with us. 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. To withdraw your consent, please contact our Privacy Officer as set out in the “Contact Us” section below.

6. How we Safeguard Personal Information

In order to protect personal information, Weston will employ administrative, technical and physical safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. These safeguards are meant to 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. Where we Keep Personal Information

Some of our service providers may access, process or store personal information outside of your province, state, territory or country in the course of providing their services to Weston. In that case, the personal information is subject to the law of the jurisdiction in which it is used or stored, including any law permitting or requiring disclosure of the information to the government, government agencies, courts and law enforcement in that jurisdiction.

8. How Long we Keep Personal Information

We will store your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, except where otherwise required or permitted by law, or in accordance with our data retention procedures. Once no longer required, your personal information will not be used.

9. Accessing and Correcting your Personal Information

You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you, subject to any legal restrictions. Upon request, we will provide you with access to your personal information within a reasonable timeframe, in compliance with applicable laws. It is your responsibility to provide accurate, correct and complete information. If you notice any errors in your personal information or need to update it, you may ask for its correction.

You can request exercise your access and correction rights by contacting our Privacy Officer as set out in the “Contact Us” section below.

10. Changes to this Policy

If you have questions about how we handle your personal information, please contact the Weston Privacy Officer at:

Effective date: July 1, 2021