Principle 1 – Accountability
Howatt HR is responsible for personal information under its control. Howatt HR has appointed a Privacy Officer who is accountable for its compliance with the PIPEDA Fair Information Principles. The Howatt HR Privacy may be contacted as set out below:
Jesse Adams, Privacy Officer
Howatt Strategic HR Consulting Inc.
3646 Acadia Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
All privacy communications will be confidential.
Principle 2 – Identifying Purposes
The purposes which the personal information is being collected for is identified by Howatt HR prior to, or during the time of collection.
The personal information collected on the Howatt HR website is used and disclosed for the business purposes of Howatt HR.
Your personal information may be shared with the employees, contractors, consultants, affiliates and other parties related to Howatt HR, who require such information to assist Howatt HR in establishing, maintaining and managing Howatt HR’s relationship with you.
Howatt HR may collect, use or disclose your personal information without your knowledge or consent only where Howatt HR is permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements to do so.
Principle 3 – Consent
The knowledge and consent of the individual and users of this Website is required for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, by Howatt HR, except where such consent may be inappropriate.
Your Consent Is Important to Howatt HR.
You may change or withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, by contacting our Privacy Officer by way of the contact information set out below. In some circumstances, a change in or withdrawal of consent may severely limit our ability to provide products or services to, or acquire products or services from you. All communications with respect to such withdrawal or variation of consent of your personal information should be in writing and addressed to our Privacy Officer.
Principle 4 – Limiting Collection
The collection of personal information by Howatt HR shall be limited to that which is needed for the purposes identified by Howatt HR. All information shall be collected by fair and lawful means.
You can visit the Howatt HR website without telling Howatt HR who you are or revealing any information about yourself, including your email address.
When you visit the Howatt HR website, we place a “cookie” on the hard drive of your computer to track your visit. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your hard drive through your web browser that can only be read by the website that placed the cookie on your hard drive. The cookie acts as an identification card and allows our website to identify you and to record your passwords and preferences. The cookie allows us to track your visit to the website so that we can better understand your use of our website so that we can customize and tailor the website to better meet your needs.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. However, on most web browsers you may change this setting to have your web browser either: (1) notify you prior to a website placing a cookie on your hard drive so that you can decide whether or not to accept the cookie; or (2) automatically prevent the placing of a cookie on your hard drive. It should be noted that if cookies are not accepted, you will not be able to access a number of web pages found on the Howatt HR website.
In addition, we collect the personal information that you submit to learn about Howatt HR services to the Howatt HR website, such as your name, address and any other contact or other information that you choose to provide by:
• using the “Contact Us” portion of this website; or,
• by corresponding with a representative of Howatt HR via email using any hyperlinks created for communication purposes.
You give Howatt HR consent to collect and retain your personal information for the purposes as described herein, by subscribing to reports or services, registering for any program offered through Howatt HR, registering for any presentation or access to Howatt HR on-line information services.
Principle 5 – Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention
Unless the individual provides consent to Howatt HR otherwise or it is required by law, any personal information can only be used or disclosed for the purposes for which it was collected by Howatt HR. Personal information must only be kept as long as required to serve those purposes.
When you request information from Howatt HR, Howatt HR may use the email address that you provide to send you information about products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you have requested Howatt HR to put you on an email mailing list to provide you with certain information on a regular basis, or if we send you information about Howatt HR offers on products and services by email, you may ask Howatt HR to remove you from the list at any time (using the unsubscribe instructions provided with each email and where you signed up).
Principle 6 – Accuracy
Howatt HR shall make its best efforts to ensure that all personal information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date as possible in order to properly satisfy the purposes for which it is to be used. It is important that the information contained in the records of Howatt HR is both accurate and current. If your personal information happens to change during the course of your relationship with Howatt HR, please keep Howatt HR informed of such changes.
Principle 7 – Safeguards
Howatt HR is responsible to ensure that personal information is protected by appropriate security relative to the sensitivity of the information.
Howatt HR endeavours to maintain physical, technical and procedural safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in question. These safeguards are designed to prevent your personal information from loss and unauthorized access, copying, use, modification or disclosure.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while this website strives to protect your personal information, we cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once this website receives your transmission, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
Howatt HR does not intentionally collect information from minors under 19 years or have any reasonable grounds for believing that minors under 19 years would be accessing the Howatt HR website. If Howatt HR is informed that it has collected the personal information of a minor under 19 years, Howatt HR will remove any such information without delay.
Principle 8 – Openness
Howatt Hr shall make detailed information about its policies and practices relating to the management of personal information publicly and readily available, both pertaining to the use of this Website and other platforms.
Principle 9 – Individual Access
On an individual user request, an individual will be informed by Howatt HR of the existence, use, and disclosure of their personal information and be provided with access to any such information. An individual shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as accurate and complete.
Individuals are welcome to request to see any personal information that Howatt HR may hold about you. If you choose to review, verify or correct your personal information, please contact the Howatt HR Privacy Officer, using the contact information set out herein. Any such communication must be in writing.
In the event that Howatt HR is unable to provide you with access to your personal information, Howatt HR will endeavour to inform you of the reasons why, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions.
Principle 10 – Challenging Compliance
Any individual shall be able to challenge Howatt HR’s compliance with the Fair Information Principles. The challenge should be addressed to the Chief Privacy Officer of Howatt HR.
The Howatt HR website may contain links to other third party websites that may be subject to less stringent privacy standards. Howatt HR does not assume any responsibility for the privacy practices, policies or actions of third parties that operate any such websites. Howatt HR is not responsible for how such third parties collect, use or disclose your personal information. You should review the privacy policies of these websites before providing them with personal information.
Howatt HR the services of third parties such as agents, contractors, partners and assigns to assist Howatt HR in communicating with individual users, or as a means of providing more effective and efficient services to users. All Howatt HR agents, contractors, partners and assigns shall be contractually obligated to keep any personal information confidential, and to only use the information for the purpose required, then destroy the information when it is no longer required. Such information shall only be shared with third parties when it is necessary to the extent required to provide such services.