Our privacy commitment is based on the ten principles contained in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada) (“PIPEDA”).
This policy applies to Personal Information we collect on the School and in email, text, forms or other electronic messages between you and the School.
Personal Information under PIPEDA is any information about an identifiable individual but does not include the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.
Why do we collect Personal Information?
We collect Personal Information in order to provide financial information products to you. In addition, we distribute publications and offer educational opportunities concerning business valuation issues of relevance to small business owners, or prospective owners, which we provide as a service to you and others in our community.
We collect your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you register to download a PDF or resources, sign up for our newsletter, and/or purchase a product from us, we collect your information. We use this information to track your preferences and to keep you informed about the products and services you have selected to receive and any related products and/or services.
How do we collect personal information?
We collect personal information only by lawful and fair means and only collect personal information that is reasonably necessary for the legitimate purposes identified and for which consent has been obtained.
Information You Provide To Us
The School’s websites provide various places for users to provide information. We collect information that users provide by filling out forms on the School’s websites, communicating with us via contact forms, responding to surveys, search queries on our search feature, providing comments or other feedback, and providing information when ordering a product or service via the School’s websites.
We use the information you provide to us to deliver the requested product and/or service, to improve our overall performance, and to provide you with offers, promotions, and information.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Tracking Technology
As you navigate through the School’s websites, we may use automatic data collection technologies, including Google Analytics to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. This will generally include information about your location, your traffic pattern through the School’s websites, and any communications between your computer and the School’s websites. Among other things, we will collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type.
The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data and will not include personal information. We use this data to improve the School’s websites and our service offerings. To the extent that you voluntarily provide personal information to us, our systems will associate the automatically collected information with your personal information.
Similar to other commercial websites, our School’s websites utilize a standard technology called “cookies” and server logs to collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our site, and websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address.
We reserve the right to use technological equivalents of cookies, including social media pixels. These pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites so as to tailor advertising messages users see while visiting that social media website. We reserve the right to use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media sites.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, by mail, and by telephone. This also applies when you register for our website, sign up through any of our forms using your email address or make a purchase on this site. For further information, see the email policies below.
We are committed to keeping your email address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties and will not disclose your email address to any third parties except as required by law.
All emails sent by us will be in compliance with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”), including clearly stating who the email is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all email messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further email communication from us. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials may opt out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email.
How do we use your information?
We use personal information for purposes of presenting our School’s websites and their contents to you, providing you with information, providing you with offers for products and services, providing you with information about your subscriptions and products, carrying out any contract between you and us, administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making available other items and services to our customers and prospective customers.
From time to time, we may use the information you provide to us to display advertisements to you that are tailored to your personal characteristics, interests, and activities.
Disclosure of Information
As a general rule, we do not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any information collected either automatically or through your voluntary action.
We may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries, affiliates, and service providers for the purpose of providing our services to you.
We may disclose your personal information to a third party, including a lawyer or collection agency, when necessary to enforce our terms of service or any other agreement between you and us.
We may provide your information to any successor or assign in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets and/or business.
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it, or for the protection of our legal rights, or when compelled by a court or other governmental entity to do so.
We use appropriate security measures to protect against loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, use or modification of personal information. Such measures will vary depending on the sensitivity, amount, format, nature and storage of the personal information and will involve, as applicable, physical, organizational and electronic security measures, including premises security, restricted file access, technological safeguards, including security software and firewalls to prevent unauthorized computer access, and password and security policies. In communicating with us, you should be aware that email is not a fully secure medium.
Updating Information and Correcting Errors
Since we use your personal information to provide goods or services to you, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date. If any of your information changes is inaccurate or incomplete, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes.
Access to Personal Information
We will respond promptly to any request for access to your personal information and will advise you of the cost, if any, prior to the retrieval of such records or information. We will not respond to requests for access to personal information that are frivolous, vexatious or repetitious. In certain circumstances, we may be unable to provide access to some or all of the personal information that we hold about you.
Visitor GDPR Rights
If you are visiting this School from within the European Union (“EU”), you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU which include the following:
We will retain any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of: (a) you asking us to delete the information, (b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, or (c) We decide that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.
You have the right to request access to your data that we store and the right to either rectify or erase your personal data.
You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.
You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.
To the extent that you provided consent to the processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.
For more information about your rights as a website visitor from the EU and the GDPR, please see the European Commission website here - https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/justice-and-fundamental-rights/data-protection/2018-reform-eu-data-protection-rules_en.
Questions, concerns or requests for access
Privacy Officer Name and Contact Information
julia [ at] juliakwinter [dot] com
Effective Date of Policy – January 2, 2022
The information on this School’s websites operated by Julia Kwinter is for general information and education only.
By visiting this School’s websites, you have not retained Julia Kwinter to give legal, financial or other professional advice, and the information on the School’s websites should not be considered a substitute for professional advice. The information on the School’s websites should not be relied upon for purposes of transacting in securities or other investments.
Every effort has been made to accurately represent our programs and the educational value they provide. However, there is no guarantee that you will generate any profit using the techniques and ideas in these materials. Any valuation or profitability stated on the School’s websites has been my personal experience. You may or may not be able to duplicate them or get any results from the knowledge stated on the School’s websites. You should not rely on any valuation, revenue, sales, or earnings information we present as any kind of promise, guarantee, or expectation of any level of success, profitability or earnings. Your results will be determined by a number of factors over which we have no control, such as your financial condition, experiences, skills, level of effort, education, and changes within the market. Valuing and transacting a business carries risks, and your use of any information contained on the School’s websites is at your own risk. We provide content without any express or implied warranties of any kind. By continuing to use our School’s websites and access our content, you agree that we are not responsible for any decision you may make regarding any information presented or as a result of purchasing any of our products or services. Any claims made of actual earnings or examples of actual results can be verified upon request.
Julia Kwinter and The Valuation Formula assume no liability for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, indirect, special, consequential, punitive or incidental damages of any kind, whether brought in contract or tort, arising out of or in connection with the School’s websites, the inability to use these websites or the use, reliance upon, or performance of any material contained in or accessed from the School’s websites, or any linked website, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.
Julia Kwinter and The Valuation Formula are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of any information on the School’s websites.
Julia Kwinter makes no warranties as to the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any information on the School’s websites or any website that can be accessed through the School’s websites. The materials appearing on the School’s websites may include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Information on the School’s websites may be changed or updated at any time without notice. The School does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
All content on The Valuation Formula.com, Julia Kwinter.com and Members.JuliaKwinterTraining.com websites are protected by copyright, trademark and other applicable laws and is the property of Julia Kwinter unless otherwise noted.
Nothing on this website may be, in whole or in part, sold or otherwise transmitted in any form or by any means for commercial purposes, except with Julia Kwinter’s prior written permission.