Who we are
Calma.ca is a online marketplace for small business located in Canada. We offer free online platform for ‘mom-and-pop’ shops to sell their products online. We launched this online platform during the COVID-19 pandemic to help small local business continue selling products while their stores were closed down. Due to the high demand, we have continued operating this website, as a non-profit service for small Canadian businesses.
All the vendors/sellers on this website have been personally vetted and are legitimate, small companies located in Canada. 100% of profits are passed onto the vendors, and we do not take any ‘cut’ from any of the sales. The only fee that the vendors pay are the standard merchant processing fees.
Calma.ca is a sister company of Calma Productions, an-Ottawa web development agency that has been providing web and multimedia services since 2004.
Refunds / Satisfaction guarantee
We require all our vendors to provide a minimum of 14 days money back guarantee. Any vendors that do not comply with this requirements. You have full rights for a refund on any purchases. If a refund is submitted within the guarantee period and not fulfilled by the vendor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
Your privacy is very important to us. We do not share your personal information with ANYONE!!! Period!
We use 3rd party merchant processors (Paypal and Stripe) and we do NOT keep ANY of your payment information in our database.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Our contact information
For any additional information please emails us at email@example.com