Please read this policy statement before using our web site. If you do not agree with this policy, either whole, or in part, please do not use our web site. It is effective starting May 22, 2018.
Collection of Personal Information
Vancouver Strategic and Integrated Research collects information that you provide voluntarily through responses to surveys, questionnaires, and feedback. We may collect the following information: name; profession, contact information, including email address; country of residence; zip code/postal code; company billing address; business telephone number; or any other information that is necessary for us to provide services to you (“Personal Information”). We may request this information to better understand your knowledge mobilization needs and to provide you with a quality service.
Additionally, we may require this information for internal record keeping purposes. Finally, we may occasionally contact you using the email address provided about new products, research or other information that we believe would interest you. Your Personal Information will be retained only as long as the provision of electronic services, such as newsletter subscriptions, are requested, unless you request us to remove it as outlined below.
We may collect, use or disclose your Personal Information without your consent in the following circumstances:
- when permitted or required by law;
- in an emergency that threatens an individual’s life, health, or personal security;
- when the Personal Information is available from a public source;
- when we require legal advice from a lawyer;
- for the purposes of collecting a debt or protection from fraud; or
- other legally established reasons.
Request for Information
To submit a question to Vancouver Strategic and Integrated Research about the collection or use of your personal information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and insert “Privacy Information Question” in the subject header. If requested, we will provide you with a copy of your Personal Information in electronic form, which may include:
- what Personal Information we are storing;
- where it is being stored; and
- for what purpose we are storing it.
At any time, you may request that we remove your Personal Information from our records and we will delete your Personal Information within seven (7) days of such request.
Personal Information Safeguards
Vancouver Strategic and Integrated Research is committed to protecting your information. To mitigate unauthorized access or disclosure, we have adopted appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures designed to safeguard and secure the information that we collect online. Vancouver Strategic and Integrated Research applies security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, such as retaining information in secure facilities and making personal information accessible only to authorized employees on a need-to-know basis.
While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, you acknowledge and agree that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. We make no guarantee as to the absolute security of your Personal Information. In the unlikely event that our system is breached, and your Personal Information has been compromised, we will notify such local authorities as may be required within seventy-two (72) hours of the breach, and will also use our best efforts to notify you, using the most current contact information that we have on file. We are not responsible for any failure to notify you based on incorrect or outdated contact information.
Our website uses ‘cookie’ technology that monitors traffic and website function. A cookie is data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk nor read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system and are commonly used in website design. Vancouver Strategic and Integrated Research uses this technology to identify which areas of our website you have visited, so the next time you visit, those pages are more readily accessible. We may use this information to better personalize the content that you see on our site and to measure traffic in certain parts of our site.
You can control whether to accept cookies on your browser. You have the option to refuse all cookies or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. However, choosing not to accept these cookies may limit your experience at our site and some features may not work as intended.
This website may contain links to third-party websites. You should note that the linked sites are only provided as a convenience for information purposes only and that third-party sites are not included as part of this privacy statement. Vancouver Strategic and Integrated Research does not endorse these linked websites. If you use a link to leave our site, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting another site. Be sure to exercise caution when visiting other sites and to review the applicable privacy statements.
Requests for Links from Vancouver Strategic and Integrated Research
To formally request a link be placed on the Vancouver Strategic and Integrated Research website, please contact at: email@example.com. Please include “Website Link Request” in the subject header.