The Institute of Advanced Financial Planners™ (IAFP®) (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates https://www.iafp.ca (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.
Personal information is any information that identifies you or would enable someone to contact you, such as your name, email address, phone number and other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing. This privacy statement applies to the IAFP® website.
We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this privacy statement. We may obtain information that is provided during any voluntary or mandatory registration process, request for technical support, when you call or email us, or when you visit our website. We collect information only as necessary to fulfill the purposes set forth in this privacy statement.
We keep track of activity on the IAFP® website using log files stored on our web servers. We collect information, such as IP address, browser type and version, and pages you view. We also keep track of how you got to our website and any links you click on to leave it. We may gather information about any device or other methods of communication you use to interact with the website, and we gather aggregated tracking information regarding overall usage of the site, including tallies of page views. We may use this information to assist us in offering statistical data, to assist you with technical support, to diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website, to improve our services, or to better tailor our service offerings to you.
Occasionally, we enter into contracts with third parties so that they can assist us in serving you. Our contracts with such third parties prohibit them from using any of your personal information for any purpose beyond the purpose for which they were engaged, including for their own purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them. We may also share non-personally identifying information in the aggregate with third parties, such as the media or industry observers. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, our website.
If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, a sale of all or a substantial portion of our assets, or other similar transaction, your information may be transferred as part of that transaction. We will notify you by email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any such transaction and the choices you may have regarding your information.
We may disclose your personal information to courts, law enforcement authorities and/or other relevant third parties, such as internet service providers, when such disclosure is necessary or advisable, in our sole discretion, to conduct an investigation, respond to a third party or law enforcement subpoena or court order, bring legal action or pursue other relief when you or a third party are or may be: (a) violating our terms and conditions of use; (b) causing injury or other harm to, or otherwise violating our property or other legal rights, or those of other users or third parties; or (c) violating any applicable law.
We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that we deem is appropriate and newsworthy.
We use a variety of technologies on our Sites. Among these are cookies: a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer so that the website can remember your browser in the future. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a unique number. When you visit our Sites, open our email, or click on one of our buttons or links, we or an authorized third party may send you a cookie.
Cookies may be used by us in many ways, and help us provide you with more relevant content. Cookies also allow us to track overall site usage and determine areas users prefer, as well as enable us to make your visit to our website easier by recognizing you when you return and help to provide you with a customized experience.
Information gathered through the usage of a cookie is not linked to any personally identifying information. Once you submit personally identifiable information on our Sites, we may link such information with cookies or other identifiers that are associated with your visit(s) to our Sites. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. If you choose to disable cookies, you may still use our Sites; however, you may have limited access to some areas within our Sites or a different experience.
We employ reasonable technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. We use industry-recognized technical safeguards, such as firewalls, and have adopted and implemented security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration. We do not collect financial account information, such as credit card numbers.
Notwithstanding our efforts, we cannot guarantee absolute or unqualified protection of this information given the open nature and resulting instability of the Internet and World Wide Web, and we make no representations or warranties as to the effectiveness of our security and assume no liability for security breaches or any failure in the security of your computer equipment, your internet service provider or other networks and communications providers.