Privacy Statement

Ivy Group is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Ivy Group website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Ivy Group website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Canadian privacy law applies to the Ivy Group’s use of your information. Accordingly, any personal information collected will only be used by authorized staff of Ivy Group in order to fulfil the purpose for which the information was collected or for a use consistent with that purpose. Personal information is not disclosed to other public bodies or individuals by Ivy Group except as may be authorized by law.

Collection of your Personal Information

Ivy Group collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Ivy Group also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postal code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Ivy Group. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Ivy Group for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Ivy Group website.

Ivy Group encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Ivy Group so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Ivy Group is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Ivy Group and Ivy Group family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

Ivy Group collects and uses your personal information to operate the Ivy Group website and deliver the services you have requested. Ivy Group also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Ivy Group and its affiliates. Ivy Group may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Ivy Group does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Ivy Group keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit  in order to determine what Ivy Group services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Ivy Group to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Ivy Group websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Ivy Group or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Ivy Group; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Ivy Group, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Ivy Group website use of “cookies” is to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Ivy Group pages, or register with Ivy Group site or services, a cookie helps Ivy Group to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Ivy Group website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Ivy Group features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Ivy Group services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Ivy Group secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Ivy Group secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Ivy Group will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Ivy Group encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Ivy Group is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Ivy Group welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Ivy Group has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Ivy Group at info@myivy.co. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.