What Information is Collected?
2. Non-Identifiable Information
We are sensitive to your privacy concerns. As a general policy, no personal information is automatically collected from you other than certain non-personal information which is recorded by the standard operation of our Internet servers such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time you access the Website, the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the Website, the operating system you are using, the sections of the Website you visit, the Website pages read and images viewed, and any content you post to or download from the Website. This non-identifiable information is used for Website and system administration purposes and to improve the Website.
When you view this Website, we store some information on your computer. This information will be stored in a “Cookie,” which is a file created on your computer’s hard drive, and will help us in many ways. For example, Cookies allow us to tailor the Website to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block the creation of Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored, although doing so may affect your use of the Website and your ability to access certain features of the Website. Please refer to your browser instructions or the help section of your browser to learn more about these functions. Advertisements displayed on the Website may also contain Cookies or other technologies.
4. Tracking Information
Personal Information You Specifically Provide
5. Your Personal Information
Your e-mail address and other personally identifiable information such as first and last name, company name, postal address and telephone number are known to us only when you voluntarily submit such information via requests for information, submission or suggestions for contents, on-line surveys or participation in any other available on-line interactive activities. You can choose not to provide such information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our features.
6. Use of Your Personal Information
We may use your personal information to contact and correspond with you, to respond to your communications, to facilitate and enhance your use of the Website and as otherwise required or permitted by law. We may develop a confidential user profile for you, which will be used to facilitate your use of the Website. Additionally, we may keep a record of all communications with you.
7. Emails from BrandProtect.
If you provide your email address, then we may send you, from time to time, email or other communications containing information about BrandProtect, its subsidiaries, and other matters we believe will interest you. At any time you may ask us to stop sending you email and other information by contacting [email protected] From time to time we may also send to you email containing important information regarding the Website, which you may not opt out of receiving.
8. Disclosure of Your Personal Information
We do not sell your personal information. We may transfer or otherwise disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:
(a) Disclosure to Affiliates and Others
(b) Disclosure of Business Transfers
(c) Law Enforcement and Legal Disclosure
We may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where we have reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information, or to our legal counsel, or to protect our respective rights and property.
Information Use, Sharing and Disclosure
9. Use of Information
We use the information collected by our Internet servers to conduct internal reviews of the number of visitors to the Website but only in an aggregate and non-personally identifiable form. This information may be used for any of the following purposes: (1) to help us understand better visitors’ use of our Website; (2) to respond to specific requests from our visitors; (3) to provide visitors from time to time with information about products and services offered by BrandProtect and its subsidiaries; (4) to protect the security or integrity of our Website when necessary; and (5) to provide the necessary notices and/or obtain parental consent from visitors under 19 years of age, where necessary.
We may from time to time send you e-mail or other communications regarding industry issues, new trends, research developments, as well as current promotions, specials and new additions to the Website. You may “opt-out,” or unsubscribe from our email list by sending an e-mail to [email protected] . After doing so, you will not receive future promotional, product or services communication or mailings from us unless you re-subscribe to our email list.
A Special Note for Parents
11. Personal Information of Children
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 19. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information on a child under the age of 19, we will delete that information from our systems. If you are under 19 years of age, do not submit or post any information on our Website.
12. Third Party Website
13. Location of Information
We will store and process your personal information in Ontario, Canada.
14. Securing Your Information
To help protect the confidentiality of your personal information, we employ security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Nevertheless, given the nature of the Internet, security and privacy risks cannot be eliminated and you should be aware of this before you send us an email message or other communication through the Website.
15. Accessing Your Personal Information
You may request access to your personal information and information about our collection, use and disclosure of that information by contacting Alan Peck at [email protected] Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information within a reasonable time, and will be entitled to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended as appropriate. We attempt to keep our records as accurate and complete as possible. You can help us maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any changes to your personal information.
16. Former Users
3. Copyright and Restrictions on Use
The materials on this Website as well as its photographs, images, layout, organization and design are copyrighted and are protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. Material from this Website (“Materials”) may not be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted or transmitted in any way, without the prior written consent of BrandProtect, except you may display on your computer, download and print the contents of this Website for your personal or educational, non-commercial internal use provided that you attribute ownership of such content to BrandProtect. Modification or use of Materials for any other purpose violates copyright, trademark and other laws. Except as otherwise described, all Materials on this Website are made available only to provide information. Neither title nor intellectual property rights are transferred to you by your use or download of Materials from this Website and shall remain with BrandProtect and its subsidiaries who own full and complete title to all Materials on this Website. BrandProtect controls this Website from its headquarters in Ontario, Canada and makes no representation that these Materials are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use this Website from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
4. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
This Website may provide features that allow you to interact and communicate with BrandProtect and/or other users and to submit and/or upload documents, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, data, questions or other materials and information directly to BrandProtect through this Website or through email (together, a “Submission”) which shall be owned by BrandProtect. BrandProtect will not treat any Submission as confidential or proprietary, will not be liable for the use of any ideas for its business (including without limitation, product or advertising ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future BrandProtect operations, ventures or businesses. Without limitation, BrandProtect will have exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights to the Submission of every kind and nature everywhere. BrandProtect will be entitled to use the Submission for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person. You acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever material you submit, and you, not BrandProtect, have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright.
You acknowledge and agree that the performance of this Website and all content or services accessed from or available thereon are provided to you on an “as is” basis, without representations, warranties or conditions of any kind (to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law), including any implied warranties or conditions, or warranties or conditions of merchantability, accuracy, validity, reliability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of the rights of third parties. We make no representation or warranty to you, whether expressed or implied, that our Website and any content or services accessed from or available thereon will be uninterrupted, error free or corrected in the event of discovery of any errors, free of viruses or other harmful components, nor for any breach of security or any damage to your computer system or loss of data that may result from accessing, downloading, or using any materials from our Website.
Information sent or received over the internet is generally unsecured and BrandProtect cannot and does not make any representation or warranty concerning the security of any communication to or from our Website or any representation or warranty regarding the interception by third parties of person or other information.
8. Limitation on Liability
By visiting this Website, you agree that to the maximum extent permitted by law, in no event shall BrandProtect or its shareholders, directors, officers, employees or agents be liable for any damages based on claims arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this Website, whether such damages are direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential, and even if BrandProtect has been advised of the possibility of such damages or ought to have known of the possibility of such damages.
9. Other Sites
For your convenience, this Website may contain links to other Websites which are not operated or controlled by BrandProtect (“Other Sites”) that may be of interest to you. BrandProtect assumes no responsibility for the Other Sites, their business, goods, services or content (including content obtained through links on the Other Sites) and your use of the Other Sites is at your own risk. BrandProtect reserves the right to terminate any link or linking program at any time. The inclusion of any link to the Other Sites does not constitute or imply an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation by BrandProtect of the Other Sites, or any products or services provided by such Other Sites.
12. Copyright and Trade-mark Notices
Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring, by estoppel, implication or otherwise, any license or right in respect of any trade-mark or other intellectual property right of BrandProtect, its subsidiaries or any other party. BrandProtect name and logos displayed throughout this Website and all related products and service names are the trade-names, trade-marks, service marks or registered trade-marks of BrandProtect and are licensed by BrandProtect. Any reproduction of any of these marks, names or logos without the express written consent of BrandProtect is strictly prohibited. All other trade-marks are the property of their respective trade-mark owners.
13. Termination of Right of Use
14. Entire Agreement
15. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This Agreement is governed by and is to be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable in Ontario. By accessing or using our Website, you agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, the Website and/or the content shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, without regard to the conflict of laws principle thereof. You agree and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario with respect to such matters.