Privacy

This Privacy Statement is provided by the L. Kerry Vickar Busines Law Clinic (the “Clinic”) to inform users about features of our website as well as use of information we may collect.

Web Analytics and Cookies

This website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information about your visit to the website, including your Internet Protocol address, information about the operating system of your computer or device, and information about your browser.

This information is processed by Google Analytics to generate statistics for us about patterns of user visits to the website. This information may be used to measure the use and performance of the website and to improve the experience of visitors to the website. This information will not be used to identify individual users.

This website also uses cookies. A cookie is a small piece of data that a website sends to your browser for storage on your computer or device. You may modify your browser to decline, delete or disable cookies. Please note that declining, deleting or disabling cookies may result in your inability to use certain parts of the website as they are intended to be used.

Privacy Notice

Information collected

When you use this website, we may collect the following information

  1. Contact information, such as name, address, billing address, phone number, fax number and e-mail address.
  2. Billing and other financial information, such as, but not limited to, credit card or payment information.
  3. Automatic information received and stored whenever you use this website, such as internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, login, e-mail address, password, computer connection information, such as browser type and version, operating system and platform, the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from this website, including date and time, cookie number and products that you viewed or searched for.
    The Information may be used to provide you with resources, including to fill your requests for services, to respond to your communications to us, to communicate with you, to customize your use of our website, to administer this website, to diagnose technical problems with this website, to develop and communicate new information, resources and services.

Sharing of Information

We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf, such as filling requests, delivering services, sending postal and e-mail, analyzing data, providing marketing and other assistance, processing credit card or other payments and providing client service. These companies and individuals will have access only to the Information that is needed to perform their function. These companies and individuals may not use the Information for other purposes.

We may release the Information when we believe that it is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce or apply the terms and conditions of use of this website and other agreements and to protect the rights, property or safety of our staff, volunteers, members and others who use this website. This includes exchanging the Information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit-risk reduction. We will not sell, rent, share or otherwise disclose Information for commercial purposes other than for purposes of proving services to you.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other sites. This Policy Statement only applies to Personal Information that we collect, use and disclose. We are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices of third parties, and we strongly recommend that you review their privacy policies before you disclose Personal Information to them.
Cross-border transfer of information.

We may transfer Personal Information to a service provider which is located outside of Canada where privacy laws may offer different levels of protection from those in Canada. Your Personal Information may also be subject to access by and disclosure to the local courts, law enforcement and national security authorities under the applicable foreign legislation.

Digital campaigns

From time to time, we may engage in digital campaigns. These efforts may include using emails and social media platforms to share information about our services, provide notices and share other information we believe may be of interest. When we do so, we respect all rules concerning use of emails and follow the protocols and procedures established by the social media platforms you use. You consent to us communicating with you by email and also working with your social media platforms in this manner. From time to time, we may use cookies to track emails you are opening and reading. You consent to us using your Personal Information to provide you with information, promoting our services and sending you announcements.

Advertising on social media and other websites

We may also use social media cookies to identify who are registered users of the following social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. We may create customs audiences by matching our clients and members with users of social media platforms in order to deliver more useful information and content. (See Facebook’s Custom Audiences (https://www.facebook.com/business/a/custom-audiences) for more information.) All data matching takes place using secure one-way hash functions, such that no Personal Information of our users is provided to the social media platforms if the user is not already registered with the social media platform. You may opt out of communications via social media platforms. Note, however, that you cannot opt out retroactively. Note also that the following social media platforms allow their users to opt out of receiving third party communications:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter

Email and electronic communications

Email is our preferred method of communicating with you and others. Unless you object, we may use unencrypted plain text or HTML-based emails when communicating with you. These emails, and other electronic communications from us, may contain information that is confidential or privileged, unless you instruct us not to send such information electronically. While we make every effort to secure all electronic communications within our control, there are inherent risks involved with exchanging information electronically. For example, third parties may accidentally or deliberately intercept this information. We are unable to accept responsibility or liability for any damages you may suffer as a result of the interception, alteration or misuse of information during electronic exchanges.

Consent

By using this website and providing us with the Information, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of the Information as specified in this Notice. You represent and warrant that you are lawfully authorized to consent to the collection, use and disclosure of information that you provide us about a third party. You will indemnify and save harmless us, our staff, officers, directors for all claims resulting from the collection use and disclosure of information about a third party that you provide us.

Security

We have security measures in place to protect the misuse and unauthorized disclosure of the Information. For example, to protect the security of the Information during transmission, we use software which encrypts the Information. The internet is not a totally secure medium. We do not guarantee that its security measures will always be totally effective.

Information you can access

Upon request, we will give you access to the information collected about you that it has retained. Such requests should be directed to: business.law.clinic@umanitoba.ca

Changes

We may change any part of this Privacy Notice at any time. Changes will be effective when the changed Privacy Notice is posted on this website. You may check the Privacy Notice changes by checking the privacy date this Notice was last updated, at the bottom of this section.

Privacy Policy

For more information about our Privacy Policy a copy of our current Privacy Policy can be accessed here, is also available on our website, or a copy can be requested at any time. All our staff, management and volunteer leadership receive training on our Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

In the event of questions about:

  • Access to your Personal Information;
  • Our collection, use, management or disclosure of Personal Information; or
  • This Policy Statement or our Privacy Policy

Please contact us at: L.Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, 224 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2, or email: lawinfo@umanitoba.ca

More information about our privacy policy can be accessed here. A copy of this document can be requested at any time.