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iii) “Personal Information” refers to data collected by Gruber Partners through all means, including digital, oral, written, or otherwise. This information includes, but is not limited to:
b) Contact Information such as name, business name, email address, physical address, telephone number; and
c) Preference Information such as the types of services you use, demographic information, language settings, location, and communication preferences.
v) “Potential Client” refers to a person or business who has expressed interest, either express or implied, in the services offered by Gruber Partners, either through the use of this website or other means.
vi) “Third Party” refers to any person or business that is not part of Gruber Partners.
vii) “User” refers to a person or business engaging with the website as a visitor of the website.
Protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your Personal Information is very important to us and fundamental to the way we do business at Gruber Partners.
How We Collect Your Personal Information
Gruber Partners collects Personal Information to provide our services to our Customers and Potential Clients.
As a Customer and User of our services, most of your Personal Information is provided to us directly by you.
Depending on the service you use, we may also collect information about you from third parties. For example, to fulfill a complete profile, we may use various data services to allow us to learn more about yourself or your organization so that we can better serve you and personalize our services to you.
The Personal Information we collect is gathered in a number of ways throughout your relationship and dealings with us as a Customer. We offer various methods for communication with us, including by mail, email, phone, fax, and through our website. Personal information collected through each of these methods will be protected through our administrative, technical, and operational safeguards and security which we have implemented and described in this Policy.
We also collect information on, and track the behavior of visitors to our website. For further information on this collection, please see the “Collection of Information Through Gruber Partners’ website” section below.
We will obtain your consent to collect, use, and/or disclose personal information except where we are authorized or required by law to do so without consent.
In certain circumstances, Personal Information can be collected, used, or shared without knowledge and consent. For example, we may collect, and/or use Personal Information without your knowledge or consent where:
You may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions, provided that reasonable notice of withdrawal of consent is given to Gruber Partners. Please see the “Your Privacy Choices” section below for further information on withdrawing consent.
Information We Collect
Personal information is any information about an “identifiable individual” that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. The Personal Information that we collect will depend on which of the services you request or use and how you use them. The Personal Information that we collect falls into the following categories:
Identity Information that allows us to identify and authenticate you;
Contact Information that allows us to communicate with you;
Behavioural Information about how you use our website or services;
Relationship and Preference Information that helps us to understand more about you, including what types of services or offers you may like (e.g., language and communication preferences, location, demographics, and interests).
We limit the Personal Information we collect to only what is required to carry out the purposes set out in the “Use of Information” section below. Any additional information about you that we would like to collect to assist us in understanding your profile, needs, and in providing you with services, will be clearly indicated as “optional”.
Use of Information
As a Client, the main reason why we collect and use Personal Information is to maintain relationships with, and provide services to our Customers. To facilitate that objective, we collect and use your Personal Information for the following purposes:
Gruber Partners does not sell, trade, or rent lists or Personal Information of Customers to third parties for their own use, unless you provide consent.
However, we may release your Personal Information to parties outside of Gruber Partners under certain circumstances, without your consent, as set out below:
Protecting Your Information
At Gruber Partners, we take the protection of your Personal Information seriously. We are committed to protecting your Personal Information and maintaining high standards of confidentiality through the implementation of appropriate administrative, technical, and operational safeguards and security measures so as to prevent any unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification of your personal information.
We have security standards and safeguards to protect our systems and your information against unauthorized access and use. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. Safeguards will vary depending on the sensitivity, format, location, and storage of the personal information. Said safeguards may include limiting access to Personal Information to representatives of Gruber Partners on a need-to-know basis, storing Personal Information on computers, servers, files, or sites with encryption protection and password entry, and utilizing locked filing cabinets with restricted physical access to the file storage location for physical documents containing personal information.
To ensure the integrity and privacy of the Personal Information you pass to us via the Internet when you make an online transaction, Gruber Partners has implemented safeguard and security measures that are compliant with industry-standards. All information collected within a secure page is encrypted while being transmitted to Gruber Partners’ secure server. The server is protected by a firewall that is regularly updated when new patches and fixes are released.
Our suppliers, as part of their contracts with Gruber Partners, commit to maintain the confidentiality of your information and not use it for any unauthorized purpose.
For all disclosures, we disclose only the information that is legally required.
All employees of Gruber Partners are familiar with the procedures that must be taken to safeguard Customer information. Protecting the confidentiality of your Personal Information is more than a procedure – it is part of our job.
Gruber Partners regularly audits our procedures and security measures to ensure they are being properly administered and that they remain effective and appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
The length of time for which we keep your information will vary depending on the service and the type of information we have. We retain your information only as long as we reasonably need to for customer service, legal, or reasonable business purposes. That period may extend beyond the end of your relationship with us, but only for so long as it is necessary for us to be in a position to respond to an issue that may arise at a later date, or for legal or regulatory purposes.
When your Personal Information is no longer required for these purposes, we have procedures in place to destroy, delete, erase, or convert it to an anonymous form.
Keeping Your Information Accurate
Gruber Partners takes reasonable efforts to ensure that any Personal Information in its possession is accurate, current and complete as is necessary for the purposes for which the information is to be used, as set out in this Policy. We count on you to keep your Personal Information current and advise us of any changes to your Personal Information as and when they occur. Keeping your information accurate and up-to-date enables us to continue to offer you the highest quality service.
If you demonstrate the inaccuracy or incompleteness of personal information, we will amend the information as required. If appropriate, we will send the amended information to third parties to whom the information has been disclosed.
Information contained in files that have been closed is not actively updated or maintained.
Accessing Your Information
As a Customer, you have the right to access all Personal Information we hold about you.
Upon written request and authentication of identity, we will provide you with your Personal Information under our control, and information about the ways in which that information is being used.
We may charge a fee for providing information in response to an access request and will provide an estimate of any such fee upon receiving an access to information request. We may require a deposit for all or part of the fee.
We will make the information available within 30 days or provide written notice where additional time is required to fulfill the request.
In some situations, we may not be able to provide access to certain personal information. This may be the case where, for example, disclosure would reveal Personal Information about another individual, the Personal Information is protected by solicitor/client privilege, the information was collected for the purposes of an investigation, disclosure of the information would reveal confidential commercial information that, if disclosed, could harm the competitive position of Gruber Partners, or where we exercise our solicitor’s lien against materials in our files in respect of outstanding accounts.
Where an access request is refused, we will notify you in writing, documenting the reasons for refusal and outline further steps available to you.
If you have questions about our Personal Information practices, please reach out to us using the information in the “Contact Us” section below.
Collection of Information Through Gruber Partners’ Website
By accessing and browsing our website, you agree that we may collect and use any information we collect about you through our website, as described in this Policy.
Gruber Partners uses various web tools including cookies, web beacons, embedded script, and tagging on our website, as well as various analytics and marketing services from third parties.
The web tools may be used for a number of purposes, including but not limited to counting visitors to our website, to monitor how visitors navigate the website, to determine the date and time of your visit to our website, the documents that you downloaded, the searches you performed, to count how many emails that were sent were actually opened, or how many, and which, particular articles or links were actually viewed. Web tools will not be used to collect Personal Information that is not expressly provided by a visitor.
These Web tools help us to better serve visitors by managing our website, diagnosing any technical problems, remembering information about your visits (e.g. login credentials, preferences), improving the content of our website, and communicating with you regarding products and services that may be of interest to you.
We may also use social media cookies embedded on our website to communicate with our visitors who are registered users of certain social media platforms (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.). We use Web data, including email addresses and other Personal Information expressly provided, to create custom audiences by retargeting advertising to visitors and similar social media users of these platforms in order to deliver more useful and relevant content. The use of social media by Gruber Partners adheres to the policies set forth by each social media platform.
All data matching takes place using secure one-way hash functions, such that no Personal Information of our visitors is provided to the social media platforms if the visitor is not already registered with the social media platform.
From time to time, we may engage in digital marketing campaigns. These efforts may include using social media platforms to promote goods and services. You consent to us using your Personal Information to serve advertisements and other announcements. When we do so, we follow the protocols and procedures established by service providers such as the Google Display Network and other leading advertising exchange platforms. You consent to us working with digital media channels in this manner.
We may also track your activity on other websites or social media platforms that you visit after leaving the Gruber Partners website for the purposes of delivering advertising campaigns that may be of interest to you.
Withdrawing Your Consent to Cookies
If you wish to withdraw your consent to cookies, you should review the help documentation for your web browser software to decline or selectively decline cookies by adjusting the setting on your browser. Declining cookies may adversely impact website performance.
Customers From Outside Canada
Gruber Partners is subject to and complies with Canada’s Federal Privacy legislation, known as the Personal Information and Protection of Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
If you are located in the European Union (EU), you should know first of all that, as a result of the comprehensive privacy protections provided to data subjects under PIPEDA, personal data flow from the EU to Canada has been approved by the adequacy decision of the European Commission under its European Directive. While Gruber Partners is not directly subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), most of the rights granted to you under the GDPR are substantially similar to those granted to data subjects under PIPEDA, including the right to request access to, correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your personal data. Please refer to the “Accuracy of Your Information” and “Access to Your Information” sections above for further information.
If you have any questions about our Personal Information practices, please reach out to us using the information below in the “Contact Us” section.
Your Privacy Choices
You can withdraw your consent to various aspects of our collection, use, or sharing of your Personal Information at any time upon giving us reasonable notice, subject to legal, business, or contractual requirements.
Attn: Privacy Officer
Gruber Partners, Inc.
4035 Rue St-Ambroise Suite 209
Montreal, QC, H4C 2E1 Canada
Gruber Partners shall not be liable to you and/or any Third Party for any damages of any kind arising out of or relating to the use of this website including, but not limited to, any lost profits, lost opportunities, special, incidental, indirect, consequential, or punitive damages. Gruber Partners assumes no responsibility to you or any Third Party for the consequences of any errors or omissions on this website.
This website links visitors to sites that are not maintained by Gruber Partners. Gruber Partners cannot and does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose of the information available through these links and disclaims any opinions expressed on such websites.