You can visit PrivaTech on the Internet without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. We only collect your personal information when you specifically and knowingly provide it on our site.
1. WHO IS ACCOUNTABLE?
PrivaTech takes full responsibility for the management and confidentiality of the personal information it collects The Privacy Officer of PrivaTech Consulting is accountable for compliance with this policy. If you have any concerns about this policy, or feel that PrivaTech is not abiding by this policy, please write or send an e-mail message to:
16 Northumberland Terrace
Your concerns will be addressed in a timely manner.
2. INFORMATION COLLECTED AND USED
PrivaTech collects and uses your information only for the following purposes:
- to provide you with our newsletter service;
- to respond to your requests for further information about our privacy solutions;
- to register you for one of our training sessions or seminars;
- to inform you of PrivaTech programs, products or services that may be of interest to you; and
- to meet legal and regulatory requirements.
3. INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT IDENTIFY YOU
PrivaTech collects certain technical information from your computer’s Web browser when you visit www.privatech.ca on the Internet. This information includes the amount of time spent on the site by a visitor with a unique Internet identifier, the pages visited and returned to, the operating system and Web browser used, and the referrer website. These server logs do not contain any personal information and can only be accessed by PrivaTech. Server log files are used solely to track visits to our website and improve the content and layout of our site. PrivaTech makes no attempt to link this traffic information to the individuals visiting our website.
Anyone can browse PrivaTech’s site with cookies turned off, but if you sign up for one of PrivaTech’s training sessions or seminars on-line, you must accept cookies. A cookie variable is assigned to you when you sign up, and placed on your computer for programming purposes only. This is a termporary or session cookie that uniquely identifies you and ensures that you have provided us with the information we need to confirm your registration. The cookie is destroyed as soon as you close your browser and is never redirected to any other servers.
4. DISCLOSURE AND RETENTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
The personal information you provide to us through our site is NEVER disclosed to any third party, without your explicit consent. We do not sell, trade or share any of your personal information with any other entities. However, we will release personal information when we believe such release is appropriate in order to comply with the law, for example, if we receive a subpoena or court order.
When you send us a query or request for information, identifiable information about you is only kept long enough for us to provide you with a response. If you have subscribed to PrivaTech’s newsletter, PrivaTips, your e-mail address is kept as long as you are a subscriber.
In the event that you choose to unsubscribe to PrivaTips, your information will be immediately deleted from our database, and you will no longer receive any information from PrivaTech. However, residual information about you may remain in back-up files temporarily.
Back-ups of our subscriber databases occur nightly and weekly. Weekly back-ups are overwritten such that information older than one week is permanently destroyed and irretrievable.
5. ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION AND ACCESS TO IT
PrivaTech relies exclusively on the information provided by its website users and subscribers, and will not seek independent verification of any of the information supplied. Thus, a newsletter subscriber or someone awaiting a response to a request for information is responsible for letting PrivaTech know if their e-mail address has changed.
6. HOW IS THE INFORMATION KEPT SAFE?
PrivaTech strives to provide you with the most secure transmission environment possible. To secure the transfer of personal information, PrivaTech has obtained a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Server Certificate. The certificate is used for any fill-in forms on the site, such as on the Seminar Sign-Up page. Information entered here is collected within a secure page, such that it is encrypted while being transfered to a password protected database on the PrivaTech server. The server is protected by an enterprise firewall that is immediately updated when new patches and fixes are released.