Privacy legislation in Canada defines "Personal Information" broadly as any information about an identifiable individual. In general, personal information does not include business contact information, including your name, title, or position, business address, business e-mail address, telephone number, or facsimile number.
We are responsible under applicable privacy legislation for the personal information in our possession or control. This includes personal information we receive directly, such as from you or other individuals, and personal information we receive indirectly from you or others. We have established policies and procedures with the objective of protecting personal information and have appointed a Privacy Officer to oversee privacy matters for our firm. Our Privacy Officer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
The types of personal information we may collect about you include your name, your personal and business contact information, email addresses, information relevant to your use of the Site, and other information incidental to the provision of services by the Site.
OUR PURPOSES FOR COLLECTING, USING, OR DISCLOSING PERSONAL INFORMATION
All information about you or the company you represent that you post to the Site (collectively "Information") shall be deemed to be non-confidential. ComLinked makes no undertaking or guarantee that the Information will be kept confidential, and shall be free to use the Information for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing, and marketing products or services incorporating such Information.
- Reporting to our sponsors – Any information included in a profile of a business entity, including corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships, may be used as part of reporting results to our sponsors.
- Search results – Any information included in a profile of a business entity, including corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships, may be included in our search database, such that your profile may come up in a search result list based on any of the information included in your profile.
To the extent we enter into arrangements with service providers, agents, and contractors to store, handle, or process personal information on our behalf, such as for data processing, document storage software support, and office services, our policy will be to require such parties by contractual or other means to provide comparable privacy protection while the information is processed or handled by them.
We will obtain a web site user's consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information about you, and the consent of other individuals where required by applicable privacy legislation. We assume that an individual has consented to our reasonable collection and use of personal information consistent with the purposes for which the information was given, when the individual initiates contact with us or voluntarily provides personal information to us, including the consent to publish and make available such information to all users of the Site.
Other than set out herein, we do not collect, use, or disclose personal information without consent unless authorized or required by law to do so, such as in the following circumstances:
- where a court order or subpoena is issued or a regulatory or other body with jurisdiction to compel production so requires;
- when the information is publicly available within the meaning of applicable privacy legislation, such as in professional or other directories, in public registries, publicly filed court records, or information appearing in published form;
- if we are required to disclose personal information to a lawful authority; or
- as otherwise authorized by law.
LIMITED COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE AND RETENTION
We keep records of the services provided by us in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and professional standards. These records may include personal information. Our records are stored with safeguards against inappropriate or unauthorized access (see Safeguards).
ACCURACY OF INFORMATION
In order to maintain appropriate contact preferences, we may ask you to update your personal information, contact information, or preferences from time to time, and we provide an ongoing opt-out opportunity by link or hard copy with all publications, invitations, and notices.
We protect personal information in our files and document-management systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, and alteration by using physically secure facilities, password protection, standard security practices and tools, and well-defined internal policies and practices.
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Individuals may review any personal information concerning themselves we have on file in our offices by contacting email@example.com.
We will provide access to such personal information, subject to exceptions stipulated or required by applicable privacy legislation.
We will respond to complaints from individuals or questions about our compliance with this policy and with applicable privacy laws. We will investigate and attempt to resolve all complaints. To challenge our compliance with this policy, or if you have any questions or concerns about your privacy and our role in protecting it, contact our Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.