Last updated: September 1, 2016
The handling of all personal information by INNOVATIVE is governed by the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). We are also bound by the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), and observe strict rules to ensure we are in compliance with it. We are committed to protecting your privacy whether you are browsing for information or conducting business with us electronically.
Information We Collect
User-Provided Information: You provide us information about yourself, such as your name and e-mail address, if you register with us on www.innovativeresearch.ca (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to http://www.innovativeresearch.ca/, etc., on a third party website or network). If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through www.innovativeresearch.ca. You may provide us information in user content, such as reviews, that you post to www.innovativeresearch.ca
If you create an account using, or otherwise connect your account to, a social networking services account (e.g. Twitter or Facebook), we may also collect information provided to us by such social networking service including for example your: name; email address; birthday; geographic location; interests; profile picture; gender; networks; user ID; list of friends; and any information you have made public on such social networking account.
Third Party Services
How We Use Your Information
We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of www.innovativeresearch.ca. We generally use your information to:
- Facilitate the creation of and secure your account;
- Identify you as a user in our system;
- Provide, personalize, and improve the services;
- Communicate with you about your use of the services;
- Develop new products and services,
- Customize the advertising you view and recommend content;
- Fulfill your requests;
- Send newsletters, surveys, offers and promotional materials related to the services and for other marketing purposes of Innovative Research Group using your contact information;
- Protect, investigate, and prevent potentially fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activities;
- Protect our rights and the rights of other users; and
We may also use your information to verify your geographic location. We may use your geographic location data to personalize our service, to recommend content, determine whether the information you have requested is available in your location.
By providing www.innovativeresearch.ca your email address and confirming your consent to receive electronic messages, you consent to our using the email address to send you innovativereseach.ca-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on www.innovativeresearch.ca to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of www.innovativeresearch.ca, or other information. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out using the link at the bottom of all email newsletters.
Following termination or deactivation of your INNOVATIVE account, INNOVATIVE may retain your profile information and user content for a reasonable time for archival purposes. Furthermore, INNOVATIVE may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of www.innovativeresearch.ca after termination or deactivation of your account.
INNOVATIVE reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on www.innovativeresearch.ca and our affiliated social media. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. INNOVATIVE also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.
How We Share Your Information
Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to www.innovativeresearch.ca, such as user content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy or website customization settings. If you remove information that you posted to www.innovativeresearch.ca, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or saved that information.
How We Protect Your Information
INNOVATIVE cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to INNOVATIVE or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party providers, such as social networks. INNOVATIVE is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from INNOVATIVE, at all times. To help protect yourself and your information, choose a unique password for our services and do not use a password on our services that you would use on any other website or online service.
Compromise of Personal Information
Access to and Corrections of Your Information
You have the right to know what personal information INNOVATIVE has about you and to correct any inaccuracies. Please direct any such requests by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by one of the other means listed below under the heading “INNOVATIVE Contact Information”. You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through www.innovativeresearch.ca, in which case INNOVATIVE may not be able to provide certain services to you.
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INNOVATIVE Contact Information
Innovative Research Group
c/o Manager, Online Engagement
56 The Esplanade, Suite 310
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1A7