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Privacy Policy
Effective this 27th day of October, 2009.

BELL Chartered Accountants (the “COMPANY”) values your privacy and is committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality and security of your Personal Information. This policy outlines how the Company collects Personal Information from or about you, as the user of www.bellca.ca (the “Website”), and how the Company uses such information and to whom the information is disclosed.

From time to time, we may make changes to this Privacy Policy.  Whenever we make a change we will post or otherwise make available the revised policy as soon as it is finalized.  We will post the changes prior to the effective date the policy, and the effective date of any such policy will appear at the top of the Privacy Policy page then available.  This policy applies to any information we collect from you on this Website.  We will maintain copies of all previous versions of this policy. 

We have one area where you can submit information to us, and we may also from time to time have features that automatically collect information from users of our service. This information is primarily used to continually improve our Website and better tailor our services to the needs of our users.  By using our Website, you agree that you have provided us with all of the necessary permissions as described in this Privacy Policy. 

  1. Information You Provide To Us
    Personal Information is defined as any information or data that is recorded by the Company and that is about an identifiable individual.

    Information you provide on a voluntary basis when using the Website is stored securely. The Company does not disclose, give or sell any Personal Information about visitors to our Website.  The reasons for which we are collecting your Personal Information include the following: 

      (a) Basic Service
      During use of our Website you provide your e-mail address and phone number.
        (i) To provide you with the services available on the Website; or
        (ii) To provide you with further information upon which you are inquiring.
    The Company uses your Personal Information to assist the Company in delivering customized services and products to better meet your needs.

    The Company may use your Personal Information to generate statistics and reports for internal use and to evaluate the performance and usage frequency of the Website. 

  2. Disclosure/Transfer of Your Personal Information
    The Company may access, use and/or disclose your Personal Information if required or permitted to do so by either you or by law. The Company may also access, use and/or disclose your Personal Information under the following circumstances: 
    1. (a) To comply with a legal requirement, including but not limited to one imposed by a warrant, subpoena, court order or like instrument served on Company;
      (b) Where the Company has reasonable grounds to believe that such acts of disclosure are necessary to prevent or investigate any breach of an agreement or contravention of a law;
      (c) In urgent circumstances to protect the life, health or security of any person; and
      (d) In any other instance where the applicable privacy legislation, regulations or decision by the commissioner (or its related office) may allow for the disclosure, use and/or access of Personal Information.   

    Other than as set forth above, the Company will not use or disclose your Personal Information without your consent. Any use or disclosure of your Personal Information within the Company will remain subject to the limitations of this Privacy Policy. The Company will give you notice and obtain your consent before the Company uses or discloses your Personal Information for any purpose that is not described in this Privacy Policy.

    You provide the Company with your permission to disclose Your Personal Information by accessing certain parts of the Website and by providing such Personal Information when it is properly requested from You.

    The Company may also disclose your Personal Information to its successor or any assignee, as necessary, without notice to you.

  3. Security of Your Personal Information
    The Company is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. Company uses a variety of security information technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

  4. Changes to this Policy
    Company encourages you to periodically review this Privacy Policy.  This Privacy Policy may occasionally be updated or changed.  The date that this Privacy Policy was last updated will appear at the top of the Privacy Policy as indicated above. 

  5. Enforcement of this Privacy Policy
    If you need additional information about the Company’s Privacy Policy or its management of your Personal Information, or if you want to access the Personal Information that the Company has collected about you, or if you want to inform the Company of any information it has on file that you believe to be incorrect or incomplete, please contact the Company’s Privacy Officer.
  6. For Company: Leanne Bell

Copyright Provisions
All of the works available on www.bellca.ca (the “Site”), including all graphics, text, content and code, are protected by Canadian copyright law, international treaties and other applicable copyright laws, and may not be copied without the express, written permission of BELL Chartered Accountants (the “COMPANY”), which reserves for itself and/or its licensors all other rights.  Any use of the works and materials available on the Site for any purpose without the COMPANY’s permission is strictly prohibited.  “You” shall refer to the party which has provided the COMPANY with a statement about an alleged infringement and “we” and “us” refer to the COMPANY.
As a believer in the protection of intellectual property rights, we are willing to perform a limited investigation of reasonable complaints that may be received by the COMPANY in relation to infringing material being made available and/or otherwise accessible on our Site.  However, we reserve the right to not remove the allegedly infringing materials from our Site where you have not provided to the COMPANY reasonable information related to the ownership in the copyright of the alleged infringing materials.
We encourage the owners of intellectual property rights who believe their rights are being infringed by any third party advertiser viewable on the Site, to resolve their disputes directly with that other party.
If you believe that your intellectual property rights or those of a third party have been violated by the COMPANY or by a third party who has included material on our Site or in our materials, please provide to us a statement with the information listed below to the COMPANY’s designated copyright agent as specified below:

  • A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  • A description of where such materials are located on the Site;
  • An address, telephone number and e-mail address where the COMPANY can contact you;
  • A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the use is not authorized by either the copyright owner, its agent, or any other rights owner or by law;
  • Your electronic or physical signature. 

Your initial statement to the COMPANY will begin a process by which the COMPANY will use its discretion to determine if intellectual property rights are being violated.  It may be necessary for you to supply the COMPANY with further information that is requested prior to the COMPANY removing any alleged infringing materials.  In addition to the terms of our Privacy Policy, you further grant us the permission to supply your contact information (where an e-mail address is provided, we will only provide the e-mail address) to the third party who has either advertised or licensed to the COMPANY the alleged infringing materials.  In this way, you can resolve the matter directly.  Should a dispute arise between various parties as to the ownership of the infringing materials, the COMPANY reserves the right to either remove or otherwise make unavailable the infringing materials on the Site until the dispute is resolved to the COMPANY’s satisfaction. 

If materials have been removed based on the complaints of another party, the COMPANY will provide the original provider of such materials with notice of such removal which shall include any information received from the complaining party which justified the removal, wherever the complaining party provides its permission to do so.  The COMPANY will also make available the e-mail address of the complaining party so that you may attempt to resolve the issue.  We will restore any removed materials upon notification from the complaining party that the dispute has been resolved.

If you believe your copyright material is being used on this Site without permission, please notify COMPANY at:

Company’s Copyright Agent:
849 Creekside Drive
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2V 2S7

 
 
   
 
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