Website & electronic communication privacy policy

Protecting your privacy is important to Keystone Environmental Ltd. This Policy explains how Keystone Environmental Ltd. collects, uses, and discloses the personal information you may provide while using Keystone Environmental Ltd.’s Website (the “Website“) and in its Electronic Publications, newsletter, and announcements (“Electronic Communications“). Any personal information you provide to us through the Website will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

By using the Website, you signify your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, you may not use the Website.

  1. Information Automatically Collected

Non-Identifiable Information — Like many other websites, the Website may automatically collect certain non-identifiable information regarding Website users, 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 the materials 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. Your non-identifiable information may be disclosed to others and permanently archived for future use.

Cookies — The Website may use a browser feature called a “cookie”, to permit the Website to recognize future visits from the user’s computer.. Cookies enhance the convenience and use of the Website. You may choose to decline cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may affect your use of the Website and your ability to access certain features of the Website.

Google Analytics — The Website uses Google Analytics to collect information, in an anonymous form, about how visitors use the Website, including the number of visitors to the Website and the pages they have visited. Keystone Environmental Ltd. uses such information to compile reports and to help us improve the Website. By using the Website, you agree to such use of Google Analytics.

  1. Personal Information You Specifically Provide to the Website

Your Personal Information — During your use of the Website, you may be asked to voluntarily provide certain personal information (such as your name, email address, postal address, and telephone number) for purposes such as facilitating communications with you or for applying for access to certain special features or areas of the Website.

Use of Your Personal Information — Keystone Environmental Ltd. may use your personal information to contact and correspond with you, to respond to your inquiries, and as otherwise permitted by law. Generally, Keystone Environmental Ltd. will consider the fact that you have provided Keystone Environmental Ltd. with contact information to signify your consent for Keystone Environmental Ltd. to use your contact Information for purposes of tracking our communications with you and providing you with information such as Electronic Communications relating to our Firm and our practice which we think may be of interest or use to you.

Emails from Keystone Environmental Ltd. — If you choose to subscribe to our distribution list by providing your email address, you are consenting to receiving email communication from Keystone Environmental Ltd containing information about Keystone Environmental Ltd. and other matters we believe may interest you. You may unsubscribe from these electronic communications at any time.

Tracking Information — In addition, Keystone Environmental Ltd. may use non-personal information to create aggregate tracking information reports regarding Website user demographics and Website traffic patterns. None of the tracking information in the reports can be connected to the identities or other personal information of individual users. Keystone Environmental Ltd. also may link tracking information with Website users’ personal information. 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 Policy, and in accordance with the law.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information — Keystone Environmental Ltd. may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where Keystone Environmental Ltd. has 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 protect Keystone Environmental Ltd.’s rights and property. If Keystone Environmental Ltd. is involved in a merger or other reorganization, Keystone Environmental Ltd. may disclose your personal information to the resulting organization.

Storing and Securing Your Information — Keystone Environmental Ltd. may store and process your personal information in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and at Keystone Environmental Ltd.’s various offices in Canada. To help protect the confidentiality of your personal information, Keystone Environmental Ltd. employs security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Nevertheless, due to the nature of the Internet and Internet technologies, security and privacy risks cannot be eliminated and Keystone Environmental Ltd. cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy.

Accessing Your Personal Information — You may request access to your personal information and information about Keystone Environmental Ltd.’s collection, use and disclosure of that information by contacting Keystone Environmental Ltd. Keystone Environmental Ltd. has a number of Privacy Officers who are responsible for the protection of personal information and compliance with privacy-related legislation in various jurisdictions. Your inquiries will be forwarded to the appropriate Privacy Officer when it is received. Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information, and will be entitled to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended as appropriate. You can help Keystone Environmental Ltd. maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying Keystone Environmental Ltd. of any changes to your personal information.

Withdrawal of Consent — In some jurisdictions, you may withdraw your consent to the use and intention of personal information about you. To do this, please contact our Privacy Officers as noted above. Additionally, we routinely provide “opt out” or “unsubscribe” instructions on our Electronic Communications to provide for removal of your name from future transmissions.

  1. Other Matters

Other Websites — The Website may contain links to other Websites or Internet resources. When you click on one of those links you are contacting another Website or Internet resource that may collect information about you voluntarily or through cookies or other technologies. Keystone Environmental Ltd. has no responsibility or liability for or control over those other Websites or Internet resources or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

Website Use Agreement — The Website Use Agreement governing your use of the Website contains important provisions disclaiming and excluding the liability of Keystone Environmental Ltd. and others regarding your use of the Website and provisions determining the applicable law and exclusive jurisdiction for the resolution of any disputes regarding your use of the Website. Each of those provisions also applies to any disputes that may arise in relation to this Policy and the 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 Policy.

Former Users — If you stop using the Website or your permission to use the Website is terminated by Keystone Environmental Ltd., Keystone Environmental Ltd. may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Policy as amended from time to time, and subject to compliance with the law.

Privacy Policy Changes — This Policy may be changed by Keystone Environmental Ltd. from time to time in Keystone Environmental Ltd.’s sole discretion and without any prior notice or liability to you or any other person. The collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by Keystone Environmental Ltd. will be governed by the version of this Policy in effect at that time. New versions of this Policy will be posted here. Your continued use of the Website and receipt or request of any Electronic Communication subsequent to any changes to this Policy will signify that you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the changed Policy. Accordingly, when you use the Website or receive or request any Electronic Communication, you should check the date of this Policy and review any changes since the last version. You should also bookmark this page and periodically review this Policy to ensure that you are familiar with the most current version.

Electronic Communications — Generally, Electronic Communications are not to be construed as legal advice. Delivering of the same will not instantiate or begin any relationship between Keystone Environmental Ltd. and the recipient as Solicitor and Client. Electronic Communications are meant to provide access to information and knowledge of interest generally, and not with respect to your particular facts or circumstances. If an Electronic Communication raises any point of interest, please feel free to contact one of our professionals to arrange for a consultation.

Your Comments — If you have any comments or questions about this Policy or your personal information, please contact Alison Boons at aboons@nullkeystoneenvironmental.ca

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