Website Privacy Statement
Heenan Blaikie LLP (“Heenan Blaikie”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is committed to preserving and safeguarding your right to privacy. As part of this commitment, we want you to be fully aware of what happens to the personal information we collect through our Website located at heenanblaikie.com (the “Website”). Accordingly, this Website Privacy Statement sets out the manner in which we will collect, use, disclose and otherwise manage your personal information.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We may collect your personal information through our Website when you:
- Sign up for one of our newsletters;
- Sign up for one of our conferences or events;
- Use our email-a-page service;
- Apply for employment;
- Contact us.
Newsletters and Events: On our Website we may provide you with the opportunity to subscribe to one of our newsletters or sign up for one of our conferences or events. When you subscribe to one of our newsletters, we will use your email address or mailing address to send you the information that you request. You may remove yourself from our mailing lists by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link that appears at the bottom of each of our emails or by contacting us as set out below.
Email-a-Page:The email-a-page and other similar features on our Website permit you to send email to others. This feature requires you to submit your name and email address, as well as the email address of the recipient. We do not use the names or email addresses submitted in these circumstances for any other purpose without your consent or the consent of the email recipient.
Employment: We may advertise employment opportunities on our Website. In connection with a job application, you may provide us with personal information such as that contained in a resume, cover letter, or similar employment-related materials. We use this information for the purpose of processing and responding to your application for employment.
Contact Us: When you contact us through the “Contact Us” portion of the Website, or when you choose to send an email to someone at Heenan Blaikie, any personal information you provide to us when you send us an email is used solely to identify who you are and to respond to the purpose for which you submitted the message.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Except as expressly set out in this Website Privacy Statement, Heenan Blaikie will not transfer, sell or otherwise disclose any of your personal information to any third party without your prior written consent.
Service Provider Arrangements: Certain personal information may be transferred or otherwise made available to third-party contractors who provide services on our behalf. For example, we may use service providers to authorize and process payments, host our Website, and operate certain of its features. Our service providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and we do not authorize them to use or disclose personal information for their own marketing or other purposes. For additional information on our service providers, contact us as set out below.
Sale of Business: We may transfer any information we have about you as an asset in connection with a merger or sale involving all or part of Heenan Blaikie or as part of a corporate reorganization or other change in corporate control.
Legal: Heenan Blaikie and our Canadian, US and other service providers may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by applicable Canadian, US or other law. We may also disclose personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or as otherwise permitted by law.
You may visit our Website without providing any of your personal information to us. However, we may automatically collect personal information related to your use of our Website, such as the date and time you visit the Website and the pages you visit on the Website. Our servers may also automatically collect information about the type of browser you use and the name of your Internet Service Provider. In addition, we may collect “cookie” information from your browser to identify your computer and provide us with a record of your visits to our Website (collectively, the foregoing is referred to as “Usage Data”). The technology used to gather “cookie” information is provided by the Internet browser you use, and is stored on your computer. You may set your browser to disable or refuse to accept cookies, although doing so may affect your viewing of certain portions of the Website. We use Usage Data for the purposes of monitoring and improving the use and features of the Website.
Third Party Links
The Website may include links to third-party sites. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies which we recommend you read carefully. We have no control over such sites and therefore have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked sites may collect, use, disclose or otherwise treat your personal information.
Security of Personal Information
We will maintain your personal information in secure data storage to safeguard it from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We will maintain the strict confidentiality of all personal information collected, and will only disclose such information on a confidential basis to employees and third-party contractors of Heenan Blaikie who require such information for the purposes set out above. We will only keep your personal information for as long as it remains necessary or relevant for the purposes stated above or as otherwise required by law.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you should be aware that, unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure. As a result, Heenan Blaikie does not represent, warrant or guarantee that personal information will be protected against loss, misuse or alteration and does not accept any liability for personal information submitted by you, nor for your or third parties’ use or misuse of personal information.
Changes to Website Privacy Statement
If we decide to change our Website Privacy Statement, we will post those changes on our Website so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personal information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.
Access to your Personal Information
You have the right to access, update, and correct inaccuracies in your personal information in our custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. To do so, email us at the contact information set out below. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to their personal information records.
If you have any inquiries or comments about our third-party service providers or about this Website Privacy Statement, please contact us at email@example.com.
Pour la version française de la Politique de confidentialité du site Web, veuillez cliquer ici.