Protecting Your Privacy
PRIVACY AND USE OF THE SITE
Effective August 1, 2016
Why We Collect Information
Our primary reason for collecting information is to provide and improve our Site, its features and content and allow users to enjoy and easily navigate the Site.
Types of Information We Collect and its Uses
In the course of using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with, or grant access to, or permission to obtain, certain personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to identify you or contact you (“Personal Information”). For example, Personal Information may include information such as your name, phone number, email address and mailing address.
We may use your Personal Information to contact you with NPWI news, updates, bulletins and other marketing materials and information that may be of interest to you. This will be done in accordance with your permission and with applicable laws. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in the email communications you receive from us and we will remove you from our email mailing list.
When you use or visit the Site, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website (the “Browser Data”). This Browser Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, pages of our Site that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on our Site, access times and dates and other statistical information. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the Site and for technical administration of the Site in order to enhance the functionality and user-experience of our Site.
Like many websites, we use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Persistent cookies are used to save your login information for future logins to the service on our Site. Session ID cookies are used to enable certain features of our Site, to get a better understanding of how you interact with the Site and to monitor aggregate usage by NPWI users and web traffic routing on the Site. Unlike persistent cookies, session ID cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from the Site and then close your browser. By changing its options, you can instruct your browser to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting cookies from the website you visit. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use all portions of the Site.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
- Service Providers
We may employ third party companies and individuals, in and/or outside of Canada, to facilitate our Site, on our behalf and to perform Site-related services like maintenance services, web analytics and database management for instance. Third party service providers will only be granted access to your Personal Information to perform these services on our behalf and are contractually bound to safeguard and maintain the confidentiality of such information.
- Compliance with the Law
NPWI cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose your Personal Information in response to a request from a government agency, regulatory body or legal authority if the law requires or permits us to do so. We may also disclose information when we believe it is necessary to detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity, to protect ourselves, you and others including as part of an investigation, and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm.
- Business Transfer
We may sell, transfer or share part or all of our assets, including your Personal Information, with another organization in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.
Changing or Deleting your Personal Information
You may at any time review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information provided to us by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org with such request. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate audit or business purposes.
NPWI takes the security of your Personal Information very seriously but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.
We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality or integrity of your Personal Information in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay taking into account the legitimate needs of law enforcement or any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of our data system.
Third-Party Sites and Services
Privacy Compliance Officer
Newport Private Wealth Inc.
469 King Street West, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4