Williams Meaden & Moore is committed to protecting the privacy, confidentiality, accuracy and security of Personal Information in accordance with privacy legislation.
This policy outlines how we collect, use, retain, and disclose your personal information in our possession in accordance with the requirements of applicable legislation and our continuing commitment to privacy. This policy also provides information concerning our services, the types of information we collect through visits to, use of, or communications with our website https://wmmi.ca, how we use that information, whether we disclose the information provided to us to others and the options you have with regard to the use of and correction of that information.
“Personal Information” means any information about an identifiable individual and includes name, address, home telephone number, marital status, work history, liabilities, assets, income, banking records, claims history and other information of a personal nature.
Personal information we may collect
We may collect personal information directly from you and from third parties. We only collect personal information that we need for specified purposes.
Some of the personal information we collect includes but not limited to:
- Name, contact information
- Demographic information (age, gender, family and marital status, income, education and employment)
- Financial and payment information
- Information about your assets (home, car), investments, debts, expenses
- Personal information publicly available from external sources as permitted by applicable laws
- Other information related to a specific litigation or claim filed
Information we may collect through the use of our website
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other information the Website collects that is defined as personal or personally identifiable information under an applicable law (“personal information”). We may also collect information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details. We collect this information directly from you when you provide it to us and/or automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies.
More specifically, the information we collect on or through our Website may include:
- Information that you provide by filling out forms on our Website, including the Contact Us, New Assignment, and Speaker Request forms, such as your name, job information, email address, phone number, information related to speaking engagements, information related to an incident for which you are seeking investigative or forensic accounting services, and information relating to your insurance coverage;
- Information provided when you subscribe to our communication services;
- Information collected when you report a problem with our Website;
Records and copies of your correspondence (including e-mail addresses), if you contact us;
- From third parties, for example, our business partners; and/or
- Any company or contact information contained in any profiles you complete or submit to us.
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we (or a third party designated by us) may also use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:
- Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website; and
- Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, the page(s) you request, the domain name of the website from which you may link to the Website, your computer operating system and browser type.
The information we (or a third party designated by us) collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information. It is stored and used for aggregate research, promotional purposes and for future site development to better understand your needs and improve our products and services, to improve our Website and to deliver better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
- Estimate our audience size and usage patterns and analyze certain trends and statistics related to user sessions;
- Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests;
- Speed up your searches;
- Recognize you when you return to our Website.
The technologies we (or a third party designated by us) use for the automatic data collection described above may include cookies, flash cookies, or web beacons. Our cookies do not contain any personal information about you, so only Meaden & Moore will be able to use the cookies to determine your identity. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by clicking the “decline” button on the notice that appears upon first visiting the Website.
Why we collect and use information
We process personal information for certain legitimate business purposes and may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
- When you submit your personal information to us unless you specify otherwise, you are entered into our database. You may then be added to our list to receive communications relating to our products services;
- To present our Website and its contents to you;
- To provide you with information and services that you request from us;
To fulfill any purpose for which you provide it to us, for example, conducting investigative and forensic accounting services, or for requesting a speaker for business meeting, seminar, or conference;
- To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide through it;
To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests;
- Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation;
In any other way we may describe when you provide the information; or
- For any other purpose with your consent.
Protect personal information
To mitigate and manage our exposure to information security risks, our organization has implemented safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. The method of protection includes cybersecurity training and awareness at all levels, secure password protection, locked filing cabinets, standard security practices and internal policies and practices such as limiting access on a need -to-know basis.
We use firewalls to prevent access to information in our system and Secure Socket Layers (“SSL”) to encrypt your personal information and protect it from disclosure, destruction, modification or use. Please be aware that the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted and any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
How personal information is collected
- Information you provide to us
- From third party service providers
Williams Meaden & Moore may also collect personal information from third party service providers. When we do so, we confirm the third party lawfully collected the information and can share it with us.
When we disclose information
Williams Meaden & Moore will not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law. Only individuals authorized to perform specified services will have access to your Personal Information.
- To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of Williams Meaden & Moore’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Williams Meaden & Moore about our Website users is among the assets transferred;
- To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;
If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Williams Meaden & Moore, our customers or others;
- To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it, for example for investigative and forensic accounting services, or for requesting a speaker for business meeting, seminar, or conference;
- For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; or
With your consent.
Third Party Sites
The company website may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when leaving the Website to read the privacy statements of each site that collects personal information.
Children Under The Age Of 13:
Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features on the Website, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or username. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact the privacy officer.
Retention of personal information
Williams Meaden & Moore will retain personal information only as long as necessary to accomplish the identified purpose or satisfy our legal or business obligations.
Your Legal Rights
Under certain circumstances, you may have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data, including the right to:
(i) request access to your personal data;
(ii) request correction to your personal data;
(iii) request erasure of your personal data;
(iv) object to processing of your personal data;
(v) request restriction of processing your personal data;
(vi) request transfer of your personal data; and
(vii) withdraw your consent.
If you wish to exercise any of your rights listed above, please contact the Privacy Officer at the address below with your request. We will make reasonable best efforts to provide you with Personal Information that you request. Please note that Williams Meaden & Moore may charge reasonable costs in providing access to and copies of Personal Information and will inform you if such costs arise. Williams Meaden & Moore may refuse a request or be unable to provide access to all the Personal Information as permitted or required by law. Examples include: information that contains references to other individuals or contains confidential commercial information
Williams Meaden & Moore
Nick Angellotti, President
675 Cochrane Drive, East Tower, Suite 505
Markham, Ontario L3R 0B8