TECHNOLOGY & PRIVACY POLICY

CONSENT

By using our websites, and those of organizations used to provide services integrated without our websites, you consent to the collection, use, storage, transmission and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Technology and Privacy Policy (the “Policy”). In the Policy, You means you, the user, visitor and client (“You” and “Your”), while We and Us means the site owner, operator and its affiliates and contracting parties.

WEBSITE STATISTICS

When you visit our websites, and those of organizations that provide services on our behalf (the “Websites”), We and our service providers may collect your IP address and other standard tracking data. We may record what pages you visit and for how long, how you arrived at our site, where approximately you are located (according to IP addresses), what kind of operating system you are on, if you are using a cell phone or tablet to access the site, and what types of media you view on our site.

We may collect anonymous statistics about how visitors use our website to better tailor the knowledge information we provide to meet our visitors’ needs. We may use this information to manage our website, develop valuable knowledge publications, seminars and events and to ensure we are keeping our technology upgraded to sufficiently meet your needs.

COOKIES

We does not use specially targeted cookies. Our website software may use standard forms of cookies to improve the user experience, and companies and service providers that provide services on our behalf may use cookies, and this use is governed by each service provider’s terms of service and privacy policy. Your acceptance of the Policy also constitutes your acceptance of the terms of use and privacy policies of the service providers.

VOLUNTARILY PROVIDED PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use forms so you may voluntarily provide us with your personal information. If you provide us with your personal information, we may use your personal information to provide services and to understand how you use our website and online tools. By completing our forms, you provide us with your consent to use the information in this manner.

We will use the information for the purposes for which you requested. In some cases, we may provide your information to a third party we engage to assist us in the provision of services to you.

Where you use forms or other online tools to communicate with various organizations, professionals and third-parties through our websites, you expressly consent to the disclosure of personal information your provide to these parties, and we may receive, review and retain copies of information you submit via these forms and online tools to any party.

While we make commercially reasonable efforts to protect and prevent the disclosure of your personal information to third parties in any manner inconsistent with this policy, we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of personal information you may provide to us and advise you not to disclose or include in any forms or communications with us information that, if disclosed to third parties, whether intentionally or unintentionally, may cause you any harm or loss.

EXTERNAL LINKS

We may have links on our website to other sites and resources that provide information or materials we feel interests you. We are not responsible for the contents or security of those sites or the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information on those sites. We also disclaim any responsibility for the information, or your reliance on the information, contained on web pages and sites accessible through external links.

EMAIL POLICY

We communicate with you regarding our services, publications and events in various ways, including by email. If you received an email from us, your email address is either listed with us as someone who has expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information in the future or you have an existing relationship with us. We respect your time and want to ensure we only send information to you that you will find valuable. We will always permit you to unsubscribe or opt-out of receiving these emails.

EMAIL STATISTICS

We collect statistics about how you use our email communication to better tailor the information we provide to your needs. These statistics include when you open our emails, forward them, click through links, and download files. If you use a link in an email from us that directs you to a page on our website, we will be able to associate your email address with that specific visit to our website.

EMAIL AND WAIVER OF CONFIDENTIALITY

Email is an inherently vulnerable form of communication. When information is transmitted by email, it is broken into packets of data that flow between servers over the internet. Technologies exist that allow interested parties to spy, sniff and sort through packets of information transmitted by email without your consent.

While We will make commercially reasonable efforts to maintain the security and confidentiality of information transmitted by email, you waive your expectation of confidentiality on any and all information transmitted between you, Us and any person or entity delivering services for or on behalf of Us.

LOCATION AND TRANSMISSION OF DATA

You consent to your personal information and any related data collected by Us and any person or entity delivering services on behalf of Us being stored, duplicated or located on servers located outside of Canada. You also consent to your personal information and any related data being transmitted outside of Canada, even when transmitted between destinations located within Canada. Personal information and data located or transmitted outside of Canada will be subject to the laws of other jurisdictions.

CONSENT AND OPTING OUT

If you provide us with your personal information for the purposes of receiving emails, opening a file or receiving legal services, you have “opted-in” to our communications and accepted the terms of this Policy.

If we send you an announcement, invitation, message or service related email and you do not “opt-out” of receiving emails or the specific type of communication, including commercial electronic message, you are deemed to have accepted and consented to this Policy. You may opt-out of receiving commercial electronic messages by using the unsubscribe mechanism included in the email.

Updated August 25, 2019.