Welch LLP is committed to protecting personal information and complying with Canada’s federal and provincial privacy laws. This Privacy Statement explains how Welch LLP protects visitors’ information gathered through its Website. Click on the links below for the following topics:
What is personal information?
Use of this website
What personal information do we collect online?
Why we collect and use your personal information
What are cookies and how do we use them?
Who we share your information with
Safeguarding your information
Where we store your information
Third-party social media platforms
Children’s Privacy Protection
Inquiries or Concerns
Personal information is any information that identifies someone as an individual, for example a name, address, telephone number, email address, age, gender, marital status, health and financial information. Information related to someone’s business title, business address, or business telephone number is not considered personal information.
By using this website, you agree and consent to the collection of non-personal information through “cookies”, such as browser history such as the last URL you visited, or “click-stream data” which records choices you have made while browsing, the IP address, the domain used to access our website, and the pages visited. We use this non-personal information to understand how visitorsuse our website, and to monitor our website’s performance so that improvements can be made. We never track individual users. Visitors can visit our website without revealing any (personal) information about themselves, including email addresses.
You may choose to provide us with personal information through this website such as your name, address, and contact information when you:
· Apply for a position through the career section of our website;
· Contact a Welch LLP representative through an email address that is hyperlinked;
· Complete online forms requesting personal information such as name, email address, company to download our reports although where this information is related to your company/position it is not necessarily considered to be personal information however personal preferences may be;
· Subscribe to future updates, news and invitation emails on our website; or
· Provide any information to our social media platforms.
Visitors are not required to register to use this website. If you are a visitor, we do not collect any personal information about you, except non-personal information collected through cookies, which is described below. We will collect and use your personal information if you choose to register to receive emails, request information on our products and services, apply under our careers section, or register for other marketing purposes.
This website uses “cookies” to provide our users with a personalized browsing experience, and to help us improve the functionality of our site. A cookie is technology that places a text file in your browser stored on your computer which acts as a tag to identify your computer. Cookies collect and store information that allow us to recognize you when you return to our web site, to determine our customer’s user preferences, and to track traffic patterns so that we can improve the user experience and the functionality of our website.
If you do not want to receive a cookie from our website, your browser may allow you to block or delete cookies in your browser settings, however you may not be able to fully experience all the features of our website.
In addition, you can disable location services on your mobile device.
We do not share your personal information without consent, unless required by law, and only to the extent that is necessary.
When you provide us with your information through this website, we use up-to-date security safeguards and industry standard web browser encryption technology, firewalls, and continual monitoring to protect data as it is sent over the Internet, and to protect unauthorized attempts to access, misuse or change information.
We may provide links to non-Welch LLP websites and third-party applications through our website, however, Welch LLP is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content you share with those websites. We recommend that you consider privacy policies of any website before you share personal information
Your personal information is stored on servers in Canada through service providers who do not have access to your information. Welch LLP service providers are bound by the terms of our privacy policies in the protection of personal information.
Individuals may choose to participate in our social media activity. Since social media accounts are not hosted on Welch LLP servers and are public, Welch LLP is not responsible for the information you share on social media. We recommend that you consider privacy policies of social media providers and other third parties if you choose to submit your personal data.
This website is not intentionally designed to collect any information from children under 18 years of age. Welch LLP does not knowingly or intentionally collect information about children.
If you have signed up to receive our newsletters, you always have the choice to unsubscribe to receive future emails. Simply click on unsubscribe in the communication and you will no longer receive communications from Welch LLP.
Questions or concerns regarding Welch LLP’s privacy practices and/or this Privacy Statement, may be directed to Welch LLP’s Privacy Officer who is responsible for Welch LLP’s compliance to privacy legislation by emailing PRIVACYOFFICER@welchllp.com or contacting (613) 236-9191 or writing to:
Privacy Officer Welch LLP 123 Slater Street, Suite 300 Ottawa, ON K1P 5H2