Protecting Your Personal Information

We will provide specific notice before collecting any of your personal information (information about you as an identifiable individual, such as your name or address). We will explain what information is being collected, how it will be used and to whom it will be disclosed. By providing your personal information to us, you are signifying that we have your consent to collect, use or disclose it for the purposes that we have described to you. You have the right to decline to have this information collected, used or disclosed for these purposes. However, if you do decline, we may not be able to provide you with some of the services or information that you have requested that depend on our ability to collect, use or disclose your personal information.

We collect no personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. We do not use techniques that collect personal information about you without your knowledge. Any personal information about our customers or website visitors is stored securely. Any personal information collected will not be sold, shared, traded, leased or rented out to a third party; however, we reserve the right to provide the personal information collected through the website with any successor organizations to ours and their agents who are bound by appropriate confidentiality agreements.

Note that we may disclose your personal information as required or permitted by law, for example, if a court issues a subpoena for the information. We may also transfer your personal information to a third party for processing or storage on our behalf. In such cases, the third party processers will be strictly limited to use of the information for the purposes of processing or storage only and will be bound by confidentiality and security obligations no less stringent than those set out in this Privacy Policy.

Please note also that we may transfer personal information outside of Canada for processing or storage. In such event, personal information may be subject to lawful access by law enforcement authorities of the jurisdictions in which the information is processed or stored.

How We Use Non-Personal Information

The OMEX website operating systems may automatically record some general information about your visit, such as:

  • The Internet domain for your Internet service provided, such as “company.com” or “service.ca” and the IP address of the computer accessing the website, such as “ppp-55”
  • The type of browser (such as “Internet Explorer version x” or “Chrome version x”) you are using
  • The type of operating system you are using (such as Macintosh, Unix, or Windows)
  • The date and time you visit our site and the web pages that you visit on our site, along with the address of the previous website you were visiting, if you linked to us from another website.

We use this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our sites more useful to visitors. We may disclose this non-personal information to third parties such as sponsors, clients or advertisers and/or use it for auditing purposes. However, we will only provide this site visit information to third parties in anonymous, aggregate form. This tracking system does not record personal information about individuals or link this information to any personal information collected.

We may use “cookies” that identify you as a return visitor.  A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store the cookie on your hard drive.  So, when you come back to visit us again, we can tailor information to suit your individual preferences.  The goal is to save you time and provide you with a more meaningful visit and to measure website activity.  Our cookies do not contain any personal information.  Browsers such as Internet Explorer allow you to disable cookie collection if you wish, or inform you when a cookie is being store on your hard drive.

Information Security

We take all reasonable precautions to guard your personal information from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Among the steps taken to protect your information are:

  • premises security;
  • restricted file access to personal information;
  • technological safeguards such as security software and firewalls to prevent hacking or unauthorized computer access;internal password and security policies.

Accessing and Updating Your Information

You may request access to any personal information we hold about you. Summary information is available on request. More detailed requests that require archive or other retrieval costs may be subject to our normal professional and disbursement fees.

You have the right to ensure that the information that we hold about you is up to date, complete and accurate. If we hold information about you and you can establish that it is not accurate, complete or up-to-date, please inform us and we will take reasonable steps to correct it.

However, your right to access your personal information is not absolute. We may deny access when required or authorized by law; for example, where the information is protected by solicitor-client privilege or where access could reasonably be expected to threaten the life or security of another individual. If we deny your request for access to, or refuse a request to correct information, we shall explain why.

When You Leave Our Site

This policy discloses the privacy practices for our website. However, our site contains links to other sites. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of the new site with respect to the personal information that is collected, used or disclosed by the operators of the new site. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of all websites you visit, especially if you share any personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We regularly review our policies and procedures. As a result we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. Please check back often for the most recent version in effect.

For More Information, Please Contact:

E: omex@omex.org

Last Revised: February 24,2015