How Louis Houde Collects Your Personal Information
Louis Houde collects personally identifiable information in several ways. Any information you enter on our websites or online forms for products and services or otherwise voluntarily submit will be collected. The data collected may include your:
home or business address or phone number
Some information related to your computer hardware or software may also be collected automatically by Louis Houde. This information may include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring site addresses. This information is used by Louis Houde in the operation of its service, to maintain the quality of the service and to obtain general statistics on the use of the website and its services.
Please note that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or sensitive personal data following your comments under public Louis Houde publications, this information may be collected and used by others.
How Louis Houde uses and discloses your personal information
(i) Provision of services
Louis Houde collects and uses your personal information to operate the Louis Houde website and provide the services you have requested. Louis Houde also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of the availability of other products and services offered by Louis Houde and its affiliates.
Louis Houde may also contact you through surveys to conduct market research or gather opinions on current services or new services that may be offered.
Louis Houde tracks the Louis Houde sites and web pages visited by its customers to determine which Louis Houde services are most popular. This data is used to offer personalized Louis Houde content and advertising to customers whose behavior indicates an interest in a particular subject.
(iv) Third Party Services
You may be able to access other web sites from links provided on Louis Houde web sites, where you may purchase products and services or register to receive material updates or new products. . In many of these cases, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, email address or other contact information or credit/billing information. If you complete an order or provide personal information to a website or service that is not offered by Louis Houde, Louis Houde has no control over the third party’s use of any personal information provided. As a result, Louis Houde is in no way responsible for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use, disclose, secure or otherwise treat this personal information. Louis Houde provides these links to other websites as a convenience. Please exercise care when visiting linked websites, which have separate and independent privacy policies.
(vi) Legal Disclosure
Louis Houde collects, uses and discloses your personal information as described above. However, Louis Houde, its affiliates, trusted partners and sponsors may disclose your personal information, including your use of the Services or websites accessible from the Services, for any reason whatsoever, at its sole discretion in order to comply with the Canadian or American laws and regulations or any other law, any other regulation, any legal or governmental request or request for such information, and to act according to the urgency to protect the personal safety of the users of Louis Houde or the public.
International data transfer
If you are visiting Louis Houde or its websites from a country other than the country in which our servers are located, your communications with Louis Houde may result in a cross-border transfer of information. By using the Louis Houde services and communicating with Louis Houde, you consent to such transfers.
Louis Houde uses “cookies” to personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or inject viruses into your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that assigned the cookie to you.
One of the main uses of cookies is to provide you with a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to notify the web server that you have returned to a particular page. For example, if you personalize pages on the Louis Houde Site or register with a Louis Houde site or service, a cookie will help Louis Houde remember your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as your billing addresses, shipping addresses, etc. When you return to that same Louis Houde website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, making it easier for you to use the Louis Houde features that you have customized.
Security of your personal information
Louis Houde protects your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Louis Houde secures the personally identifiable information you provide on servers maintained in a controlled and secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use and disclosure. Louis Houde maintains reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect personal information under its control and custody from unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure. However, no data transmission over the Internet or wireless networks is guaranteed to be 100% secure. As such, while Louis Houde aims to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that (i) there are limits to Internet security and privacy which are beyond Louis Houde’s control; (ii) the security, integrity and confidentiality of any information or data exchanged between you and Louis Houde through the website cannot be guaranteed; and (iii) any information or data may be viewed or altered while in transit by a third party, despite all precautions taken.
Accessing and modifying your information
To ensure you receive the information you need and that your privacy is protected, be sure to update your contact and billing information regularly. You can update any information related to your account from the Louis Houde website.
Sale of business
We wish to clarify and confirm that Louis Houde may transfer your personal information as an asset in connection with a merger or sale (including bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings) involving all or part of Louis Houde, whether it is a corporate reorganization, sale of shares, sale of assets or other change of control. Louis Houde may share your personal information with other entities owned by Louis Houde or who own Louis Houde. But, don’t worry, it’s not for now!
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We will use commercially reasonable efforts to identify and remedy the situation as soon as possible.