• when you visit our website (“Website”);
• when you contact us for assistance;
• when we connect with you as a prospective customer or as a customer;
• when you attend customer or prospective customer events;
• when you meet us at third party events, gatherings or meetups.
Information We Collect
We collect personal data that you submit to us via our website or third-party tools including, for example, when applying for a job via our website or requesting support in relation to one of our services.
You are free to explore the Website without providing any Personal Information about yourself. When you visit the Website, there are times when we request that you provide Personal Information at your discretion, including but not limited to obtaining access to webinars, eBooks and additional assets, and we collect Navigational Information.
Information Collection & Access
Steeves and Associates acknowledges that you have the right to access your Personal Information. If requested to remove data we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.
We may transfer Personal Information to companies that help us provide our service, such as Microsoft. Transfers to subsequent third parties for the sole purpose of responding to requests from the Website in the appropriate geography service territory.
This refers to any information that you voluntarily submit to us and that identifies you personally, including contact information, such as your name, e-mail address, company name, address, phone number, and other information about yourself or your business. Personal Information can also include information that you enter into on the Website, and information about you that is available on the internet, such as from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, or publicly available information that we acquire from service providers.
This refers to information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and pages viewed.
We use Navigational Information to operate and improve the Website. We may also use Navigational Information alone or in combination with Personal Information to provide you with personalized information about Steeves and Associates.
Information About Children
The Website is not intended for or targeted at children under 13, and we do not knowingly or intentionally collect information about children under 13. If you believe that we have collected information about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com, so that we may delete the information.
We will never sell your Personal Information to any third party. However, we may share or disclose your Personal Information as follows:
• we may provide your information to our business partners, vendors or service providers who perform functions on our behalf;
• in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company;
• as required by law, government officials, or other third parties pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process or requirement applicable to our Company;
• when we believe, in our sole discretion, that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss;
• to report suspected illegal activity or to investigate violations of our agreements.
Reviewing, Correcting and Removing Your Personal Information
Upon request, Steeves and Associates will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your Personal Information. If you provide us with your Personal Information, you have the following rights with respect to that information:
• To review the user information that you have supplied to us.
• To request that we correct any errors, outdated information, or omissions in user information that you have supplied to us.
• To request that your user information not be used to contact you.
• To request that your user information be removed from any solicitation list that we use.
• To request that your user information be deleted from our records.
• To opt-out of being solicited by Steeves and Associates or third parties.
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Steeves and Associates, 200 – 4170 Still Creek Drive Burnaby, BC, Canada V5C 6C6, Attn: Privacy. We will respond to your request to change, correct, or delete your information within a reasonable timeframe and notify you of the action we have taken.
Retention of Personal Information
We retain Personal Information that you provide us as long as we consider it potentially useful in contacting you our services, or as needed to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements, and then we securely delete the information. We will delete this information from the servers at an earlier date if you so request, as described in “Unsubscribe from Communication” below.
Customer Testimonials and Comments
We post customer testimonials and comments on our Website, which may contain Personal Information. We obtain each customer’s consent via email prior to posting the customer’s name and testimonial.
Security of your Personal Information
We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We secure the Personal Information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
Social Media Features
International Transfer of Information
If we (or our assets) are acquired by another company, whether by merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or otherwise, that company would receive all information gathered by Steeves and Associates on the Website. In this event, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, of any change in ownership, uses of your Personal Information, and choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.
Cookies & Similar Technologies
The cookies we use on this website are broadly grouped into the following categories:
• Essential: Some of the cookies on our website are essential for us to be able to provide you with a service you have requested. You may not be able to use our website effectively without these cookies.
• Analytics: We use analytics cookies to help us understand how users engage with our website. An example of this is for counting the number of different people coming to our website, visiting a particular page or using a particular feature. Without this cookie, if you visited the website once each week for three weeks, we would count you as three separate users and this wouldn’t be a true representation. These cookies do not let us identify specific users as the information is aggregated.
• Interest-based advertising: You may have noticed that when you visit Websites, you will be shown advertisements for products and services you may be interested in. Cookie information about certain pages you have visited on our website helps us be more relevant in our advertising. Having these cookies does not increase the number of adverts you will be shown on these specific sites. These ‘persistent’ cookies last no longer than 90 days, or until you clear them. These and the other cookies we use do NOT allow us to see what other sites you have been visiting, they simply act as a record of our web pages and advertisements that you may see.
Opt-Out of Cookies
Please note that we can’t always control third-party cookies (such as from social networks) stored on your machine from our website and where this is the case you will need to visit the relevant third party’s website directly to understand their cookies stored on your machine by them. Please see our ‘third party cookies’ section below.
If you want to reject cookies we use from this website you will need to:
• Delete the cookies from your browser. Most browsers also allow you to prevent all or some cookies from being stored on your machine in the future. For more information on how to delete or disable cookies from your browser please use the ‘help’ function within your browser, or alternatively visit www.allaboutcookies.org. By deleting our cookie preference cookie, the next time you visit our website the cookie status bar will appear again inviting you to again reconsider your preferences.
• AND/OR: If you only want to reject the Internet-Based Advertising cookies we store on your machine, you can opt-out of receiving these cookies at any time by going to the Internet Advertising Bureau website at http://www.youronlinechoices.com and following the opt-out instructions.
Please do be aware that disabling cookies may impact the functionality of this website.
Some of the cookies described above are stored on your machine by third parties when you use our website. We have no control over these cookies or how the third party uses them. They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us, for example, website analytics. For more information on these cookies and how to disable them, please see: Internet Advertising Bureau website at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ where you will be able to opt-out of receiving Internet Based Advertising cookies from some of the third parties, such as Google, LinkedIn and Twitter.
We may collect demographic information, such as your region, preferences, interests and favourites using log files that are not associated with your name or other personal information. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by us. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, internet service provider (ISP), the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, clickstream data, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Steeves and Associates to provide general statistics regarding use of the Website. For these purposes, we do link this automatically-collected data to Personal Information such as name, email address, address, and phone number.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
We employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage the Website by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages or in emails and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. We tie the information gathered by clear gifs in emails to our customers’ Personal Information. If you would like to opt-out of these emails, please see “Opting Out and Unsubscribing”.
Unsubscribe from Communications
You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our e-mails, or by sending us email us at email@example.com or by mail to Steeves and Associates, 200 – 4170 Still Creek Drive Burnaby, BC, Canada V5C 6C6, Attn: Privacy.
Last Updated: Match 5, 2020