This Policy is ESC’s commitment to privacy. Please read the Policy to understand how your Personal Information is treated as you make full use of ESC’s many offerings.
The range of products and services ESC offers continues to expand and the technology ESC uses continues to change. But no matter how ESC’s business changes, ESC will always do its best to protect your privacy. This Policy will be reviewed from time to time as privacy law changes, or users and requirements change, so please check back periodically.
ESC collects your Personal Information to provide you with the services you request as well as a personalized web experience. ESC’s collection of Personal Information is limited to what is necessary for the purposes identified to you.
Personal Information collected by ESC may include:
Where required by law, ESC will obtain your express consent to collect, use, or disclose Personal Information. The purpose for which the Personal Information is being collected will be provided.
In certain circumstances, ESC may imply your consent or rely on one of the following exceptions to collect, use, or disclose Personal Information without your consent, such as:
You may withdraw your consent for ESC to use or disclose your Personal Information, subject to any legal or contractual restrictions that ESC may have.
ESC collects information throughout its web site, including statistics, domain names and/or IP addresses to help diagnose technical problems, administer its website and to provide you with information on products or services that might be of interest to you. ESC retains the content of e-mails sent, your e-mail address and ESC’s responses to handle any follow-up questions you may have.
ESC uses your contact information and areas of interest information in the normal course of business to build your account with ESC, send you requested information, provide you with ESC products and/or services, personalize the delivery of website content to you, or contact you when necessary. Personal Information is required to identify you as a customer and to provide you with access to our products and services and other products and services we feel might be of interest to you. Billing information and client information is used to bill you for products and services that you request.
In order to provide you with the best service, it may be necessary for ESC to share your Personal Information you have provided with third parties, such as ESC’s affiliated companies, government registries, or suppliers who assist in providing ESC’s services and products. As part of ESC’s operations, these third parties may have access to your Personal Information. In particular, ESC will provide your Personal Information to third-party suppliers so they can fulfill any orders you may place through the website. If you are a Quebec resident, please note that your Personal Information may be communicated outside of Quebec.
ESC will only use your Personal Information for the purposes for which it was collected, subject to the exemptions listed in section 4.3. ESC will retain your Personal Information only as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, with the exception of any contractual or legal obligations. Subject to the exemptions listed in section 4.3, ESC will not use or share your Personal Information in ways unrelated to the purpose for which it was collected without also providing you with an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
From time to time, ESC will notify users of new products, services, partnerships and upgrades. If you currently receive updates and wish to opt-out, please send an e-mail to [email protected] with “remove me” in the subject line.
ESC may use Personal Information and data collected to generate statistics and aggregate reports for internal use, such as new product development, marketing, and sharing with affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, content suppliers, successors and advertisers. These statistics and aggregate reports will not contain any personally identifiable information; data will be de-identified.
ESC may disclose your Personal Information without your consent where such disclosure is:
You may request access to your Personal Information held by ESC, and ESC is required to respond to you within thirty (30) days. If ESC cannot provide you with access to your Personal Information, it will advise you of the reason why.
ESC aims to keep your Personal Information accurate, up-to-date and complete. If you find an error or inaccuracy, please contact ESC and ask that it be corrected.
If you are a Quebec resident, you may request that ESC stop disseminating your Personal Information or de-index any hyperlink attached to your name that provides access to your Personal Information if the dissemination is not lawful or defies a court order. In other circumstances, ESC will evaluate your request according to criteria established by law.
ESC has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of Personal Information under its control. ESC has adopted appropriate safeguards to ensure that Personal Information is secure against disclosure, loss, theft, unauthorized access, copying, use, or modification. Such safeguards include physical measures, such as restricting access to offices and filing cabinets, organizational measures, such as limiting access to Personal Information on a “need to know” basis and technological measures such as using passwords and encryption. Our Employees are aware of the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of Personal Information.
As the Internet is not a secure medium, ESC cannot guarantee that its safeguards will always be totally effective, particularly in cases of fraudulent conduct or fraudulent concealment, provision by third parties of incorrect data, willful actions by third parties to corrupt or tamper with databases and/or the data, and other such actions or occurrences.
ESC may provide weblinks to resources ESC believes may be useful to you. These links will lead you to websites operated by different organizations with different privacy practices. ESC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Our goal is to protect your privacy. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Policy, please contact the Privacy Officer at [email protected].