Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy, Last updated: August 11, 2016

This Privacy Policy relates to information collected by any websites, applications and/or other online services that Datafirm may make available from time to time (collectively, "Datafirm" or "we" or "us" or "our" or the "Site") and is part of the Datafirm Terms of Use and Conditions located here.

We reserve the right to change, modify or amend this policy at any time by posting changes on this site. Your continued use of the resources on this site, after changes are posted, constitutes your acceptance of this policy as modified by the posted changes. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy We encourage you to periodically review this policy.

1. What information does Datafirm collect?

1.1 When you visit or use the Site, we collect information relating to you and your use of our services from a variety of sources. These are listed below.

1.2 Personally identifiable information is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you. Such information may include your name, address, email address, telephone number, and billing and credit card information.

1.3 Non-personally identifiable information is information that any single item of which, by itself, cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information (like age, profession, gender, current location, postal code, birth date, or year of birth), IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of the Site.

2. How Does Datafirm Collect Your Information?

2.1 Personally identifiable information is collected when you purchase our services, either by phone or online, when you sign up online as a client, and/or when you sign up for our free newsletter. Personal information may also be collected if you fill out a survey administered by us, whether through our Site or a third party Site linked to our Site. We may collect your personally identifiable information or data if you submit it to us in other contexts. For example, if you provide us with a testimonial or send us an email.

2.2 Non-personally identifiable information is collected through the use of Cookie Technology. A "cookie" is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the users themselves. Cookies permit us to track and target the interests of our users in order to make the Site more responsive to their needs. In addition, we use cookies to help keep track of your previous visits to the Site and/or target certain advertisements to your browser which may be of interest to you or to determine the popularity of certain content. In addition to cookies that we place on your computer or mobile device, cookies may also be placed on your computer or mobile device by third parties that we use to display or serve advertisements or to collect non-personally identifiable information in order to provide advertising-related services. We never save passwords or credit card information in cookies.

2.3 Non-personally identifiable information can also be collected through our Internet log files, which record data such as user IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of the Site. This information may be used to analyze trends, to administer the Site, to monitor the use of the Site, and to gather general demographic information. We may link this information to personally identifiable information for these and other purposes such as personalizing your experience on the Site and evaluating the Site in general.

2.4 Both personal and non-personal information may be collected through your use of any Blogs and/or Forums on the Site or administered through the Site by a third party. We are not responsible for any personal information you choose to submit in these areas of the Site. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, send an e-mail to info@datafirm.ca.

2.5 Our services are not intended for and may not permissibly be used by individuals under the age of 13. Datafirm does not knowingly collect personal data from persons under 13 or allow them to register. If it comes to our attention that we have collected personal data from such a person, we may delete this information without notice. If you have reason to believe that this has occurred, please send an e-mail to info@datafirm.ca.

3. What We Does Datafirm Do With Your Data?

3.1 All digital data collected through the Site, except those data that are collected by third-party collectors, like Google Analytics Software, are stored on Microsoft Azure Databases and computer networks. All such data are considered "Customer Data" under the Microsoft Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. All such data are governed by the legal relationship between Datafirm and Microsoft Azure spelled out in the Microsoft Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which can be found here and here, respectively. If you submit your personally identifiable data on the Site, you are responsible for reading these agreements. Microsoft will change these agreements from time to time, you are encouraged to periodically review those changes. Your continued use of the resources on this Site, constitutes your acceptance of Microsoft's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, as far as "Customer Data" is concerned, and the same updated Terms of Use and Privacy Policy whenever they are updated. If Microsoft Azure breaches their Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, you agree Datafirm cannot be held responsible for any consequences or liable for any damages that may arise from such a breach.

3.2 Datafirm agrees to take all reasonable and professional precautions to protect non-public authentication credentials that can enable access to data stored by Datafirm on Microsoft Azure databases and transferred through Microsoft Azure computer networks. By submitting personally identifiable data through the Site, you agree if such non-public authentication credentials are pilfered, stolen or hacked from Datafirm computers, or intercepted in transit between Datafirm computers and Microsoft Azure networks, and used to gain unauthorized access to personally identifiable data collected by the Site in such a manner that is or is not governed by Microsoft Azure's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, Datafirm will not be held liable for consequences or damages arising from such non-authorized use.

3.3 We may employ independent contractors, vendors and suppliers (collectively, "Outside Contractors") to provide specific services and products related to the Site, for example hosting and maintaining the Site. We may also employ independent contractors during the provision of services we offer and advertise through the Site. In the course of providing products or services to us, these Outside Contractors may sometimes have limited access to information collected on the Site, including your personally identifiable information. We require that these contractors:

(1) protect the privacy of your personally identifiable information consistent with this Privacy Policy, and

(2) not use or disclose your personally identifiable information for any purpose other than providing us with the products or services for which we contracted.

3.4 Generally, we use the information we collect from you in connection with providing our services to you. In order to purchase our services you must provide an administrative level of personally identifiable information. At the time that information is collected, either by by telephone or Internet, you have the right to opt out of any marketing use of that information by Datafirm.

3.5 Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy or as specifically authorized by you, we will not share or sell any information we gather from you through the Site.

3.6 If we believe in good faith we are required to do so in order to comply with an applicable statute, regulation, rule or law, a subpoena, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other valid legal process, we may disclose personally identifiable information.

3.7 We also may share personally identifiable information if we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms and Conditions of Use, to detect fraud, for assistance with delinquent accounts, or to protect the safety and/or security of our users, the Site, or the general public.

3.8 We may provide to third parties non-personally identifiable information, including where such information is combined with similar information of other users of the Site. We may also allow third party analytical software to collect non-personally identifiable information through the Site. For example, we may embed Google Analytics Software on the Site to collect information.

4. How Can You Manage Your Personally Identifiable Data?

You can contact us in order to:

(1) update or correct your personally identifiable information,

(2) change your preferences with respect to communications and other information you receive from us, or

(3) delete the personally identifiable information maintained about you on our systems. To do so e-mail your request to info@Datafirm.ca

End of Privacy Policy

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