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Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use and disclose the personal information you may provide while using the BrandProtect website (the "Website"). It is always your choice whether or not to provide personal information through the Website. Any personal information you provide will be treated with care, and subject to this Privacy Policy will not be used or disclosed in ways to which you have not consented.

 

Acceptance of Privacy Policy

1. Privacy Policy
Your access to and use of this Website is subject to the Website's Terms of Use, of which this Privacy Policy forms a part, and all applicable laws. Each of those provisions applies to any disputes that may arise in relation to this Privacy Policy or our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, and are of the same force and effect as if they had been reproduced directly in this Privacy Policy. By accessing and using this Website, you consent to the collection and use of information by us pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. We may in our absolute discretion at any time and without any notice to you or any other person revise the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy by posting an amended Privacy Policy on this Website. You should therefore periodically review this Privacy Policy and we recommend that you also print a copy of this Privacy Policy for your records. If this Privacy Policy is revised and you continue to access and use this Website, you will be deemed to have agreed to the then current Privacy Policy.

 

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.

 

3. Cookies
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
We may use non-personal information to create aggregate tracking information reports regarding Website traffic patterns and uses, and then provide those reports to advertisers and others. None of the tracking information in the reports can be connected to the identities or other personal information of individual users. We also may link tracking information with personal information voluntarily provided by Website users. Once such a link is made, all of the linked information is treated as personal information and will be used and disclosed only in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

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 apeck@brandprotect.com. 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
We may share personal information with our subsidiary and / or affiliate companies. All recipients of this information will be asked to comply with this Privacy Policy. In addition, other companies may be engaged by us to perform a variety of functions such as providing technical services for the Website, etc. These companies may have access to personal information if needed to perform such functions. However, theses companies may only use such personal information for the purpose of performing this function and may not use it for any other purpose.

 

(b) Disclosure of Business Transfers
We may be involved in the sale or transfer of some or all of our businesses. As part of that sale or transfer, we may disclose your personal information to the acquiring organization, but will require the acquiring organization to agree to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If at any time, you do not wish us to disclose your personal information as part of the sale or transfer of some or all of our businesses, please notify us at apeck@brandprotect.com.

 

(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.

 

Choice/Opt-out

10. Opt-out
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 apeck@brandprotect.com . 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.

 

Other Matters

12. Third Party Website
We do not control third party websites. When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third party websites, you will be subject to the privacy policy of those third party websites and your use of these websites and their products and services is at your own risk. We have no responsibility or liability for or control over those websites or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

 

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 apeck@BrandProtect.com. 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
If you stop using the Website or your permission to use the Website is terminated, we may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Policy as amended from time to time. However, if you want us to stop sending you unsolicited email and other information, or you wish us to delete your personal information from our database, please notify us at apeck@brandprotect.com.

 

If you have questions regarding the Privacy Policy, please contact Alan Peck at apeck@BrandProtect.com.

 

 


Terms of Use

 

1. Acceptance
BrandProtect Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "BrandProtect") provides this Website (the "Website") subject to your compliance with the Terms of Use below as well as the Privacy Policy. By accessing, browsing and/or using this Website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions contained in these documents. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, please do not access or use the features of this Website.

 

2. Modifications to the Terms of Use
We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. We will do so by posting revised Terms of Use on this Website. The date of the version of these Terms of Use is stated at the top of the page. Please review the Terms of Use periodically. Your continued use of this Website following the posting of changes to these Terms of Use will mean you accept those changes. We recommend that you print a copy of these Terms of Use for your records.

 

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
As a condition of your use of this Website, you agree that you will not use this Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use.

 

5. Submissions
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.

6. Disclaimer
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.

 

7. Security
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.

 

10. Privacy Policy
BrandProtect collects, uses and discloses your personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy [Privacy Policy] which forms part of these Terms of Use. Please carefully review the policy.

 

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
If you breach any of these Terms of Use, you may no longer use this Website. BrandProtect may, in its sole discretion, cancel or terminate your right to use this Website, or any part of this Website, at any time without notice. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access this Website or the part of this Website affected by such cancellation or termination. In such event, the restrictions which these Terms of Use impose on you with respect to this Website shall still apply. BrandProtect is not liable to any party for such damages arising from such a termination.

 

14. Entire Agreement
These Terms of Use, including the terms of the Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement (this "Agreement") between you and BrandProtect relating to your access and use of this Website. BrandProtect failure to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Agreement does not mean that BrandProtect is waiving any of its rights under this Agreement. If a court determines that any of the provisions contained in this Agreement are void, invalid or unenforceable, such determination will not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of this 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.

 

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, please contact us by sending an email message to our Privacy Officer Alan Peck at apeck@BrandProtect.com.