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Privacy Statement
·  Blackthorn-Group ** ("Blackthorn" or "we") has adopted and subscribes to the privacy principles developed by the Canadian Standards Association. Our privacy commitment to you is to follow the following fundamental principles: (i) to clearly disclose to you what client information we may gather and how we may use it; (ii) to give you choice over what personal information we may use for different purposes; and (iii) to provide access to your personal information in order to allow you to review or correct it. Please review our Web site privacy statement in its entirety to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of this Web site.
 
Non-personal information
Non-personal information is information that cannot identify you personally, such as: (i) browser information (including the version of the browser you are using, the URL of the web page you last visited and the IP address of the computer you are using); and (ii) clickstream data which records choices you have made.

This Web site uses cookies to collect non-personal information about our users. A cookie is a small text file sent to your browser's files for our reference. Cookies allow our server computer to recognize you when you return to this Web site and retain any preferences you may have provided. If you do not wish to receive cookies, consult your browser's help menu in order to configure your browser so that it will alert you when a cookie is about to be sent to your computer and provide you with a choice of whether or not to accept it.

Personal information
Personal information refers to information specifically about a particular user, such as: (i) name; (ii) age; (iii) address; (iv) email address; and (v) telephone number.

Personal information will only be collected by fair and lawful means. The only personal information we will collect and retain is the personal information voluntarily provided by you when you: (i) register as a Blackthorn-Group client; (ii) submit answers to surveys or questionnaires; or (iii) contact us with questions or comments about this Web site.

We may use your personal information to: (i) provide information or services you requested; (ii) send you information about products, information or services that may be of interest to you (email communications will always provide you with an "unsubscribe" option); and (iii) generate statistics and aggregate reports for our internal use, such as the development of our services.
 
No disclosure of personal information to third parties
Blackthorn-Group shall not intentionally disclose to third parties without your permission any personal information you may provide while visiting this Web site, subject to the following exceptions: (i) we may disclose your personal information to third parties as required or permitted by applicable laws, rules or regulations; (ii) we may disclose your contact information in response to inquiries by bona-fide rights owners in connection with allegations of infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights arising from information you have submitted on this Web site or otherwise provided to Blackthorn-Group; and (iii) if Blackthorn-Group  merges with or sells all or substantially all of its assets to a third party, information collected about you on this Web site may be disclosed to such third party.

Security
Blackthorn-Group has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operation security in order to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized Blackthorn-Group employees, independent contractors and for professional standards purposes are provided access to clients' personal information, and such individuals are required to treat this information as confidential. Notwithstanding these precautions, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personal information.
 
Minors
This Web site is not intentionally designed for or directed at persons 18 years of age or younger, and Blackthorn-Group will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 18 without parental consent.
 
Contacting us
You may contact Blackthorn-Group: (i) in order to review and correct your personal information collected by Blackthorn-Group; and (ii) regarding privacy matters in general, in any of the following ways:

E-mail:
admin@blackthorn-group.com

Mail:
Blackthorn-Group
2120 North Park Drive
Suite 9 & 10
Brampton, Ontario
L6S 0C9

Attention: Office Manager
Consent
By using this Web site, you consent to the collection, use and storage of your information by Blackthorn-Group in the manner described in this Web site privacy statement. Blackthorn-Group reserves the right to make changes to this Web site privacy statement from time to time without notice. When using this Web site, you should review the current terms of use and the Web site privacy statement to determine if they have been amended since your last visit.

Terms of use
Please see our terms of use for additional information about our on-line policies in general.
 
** This Web site policy shall apply to the Web sites of any or all of the Blackthorn-Group  corporations.
 
Privacy policy

The Blackthorn-Group privacy policy 
An organization entrusted with personal information about its clients and employees has a responsibility to protect the privacy of that information. Blackthorn-Group takes this responsibility very seriously. Clients and employees of the firm should expect nothing less.
 
To that end, Blackthorn-Group has established a Privacy Policy to protect the privacy rights of its clients, employees and others. This policy relates to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by the firm, its partners and employees ("Blackthorn-Group "). Personal information includes any information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title or business address or business telephone number of an individual.
 
Blackthorn-Group privacy policy is to adhere to ten principles of privacy based on the Canadian Standards Association's Privacy Principles. Each of the principles is interrelated, and more detailed guidelines have been produced to assist in the application of these principles.
 
Principle #1: Accountability
Blackthorn-Group is accountable for all personal information in its possession or custody, including any personal information disclosed to third parties for processing or other administrative functions, and for professional standards purposes.
 
Principle #2: Identifying Purposes
Blackthorn-Group shall identify the purposes for which personal information is collected either before or at the time the information is collected.
 
Principle #3: Consent
The knowledge and consent of the individual are required for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, except where inappropriate, or where required or permitted by law.
 
Principle #4: Limiting collection
Collection of personal information shall be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by Blackthorn-Group, and information shall be collected by fair and lawful means.
 
Principle #5: Limiting use, disclosure and retention
Personal information shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required or permitted by applicable law, rules or regulations. Personal information shall be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes. 
 
Principle #6: Accuracy
Personal information shall be as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it is to be used.
 
Principle #7: Safeguards
Personal information shall be protected by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity level of the information.
 
Principle #8: Openness
Blackthorn-Group shall make information available to its clients and employees about the policies and practices that apply to the management of their information.
 
Principle #9: Individual access
Upon request, an individual shall be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of their information, and shall be given access to it. An individual may verify the accuracy and completeness of their information, and may request that it be amended if appropriate.
 
Principle #10: Challenging compliance
Questions or complaints with respect to privacy and the Blackthorn-Group privacy policy or practices may be directed to the office manager within Blackthorn-Group.
 
** This Privacy Policy has been adopted by and is applicable to the employees and clients of Blackthorn-Group and all it’s companies.
 
 Accessibility standards for customer service

Our mission:
Blackthorn-Group is committed to ensuring that our services are accessible to all regardless of disability. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”) Blackthorn-Group has established a policy to ensure that our services are guided by the principles of integration and equality and provided in a way that respects the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. 
 
Providing services to people with disabilities:
Blackthorn-Group is committed to excellence in serving the public including persons with disabilities, and we will carry out our functions and responsibilities as follows: 
 
Communication:
We will communicate with persons with disabilities in a way that takes into account their disability. We will train our people who communicate with the public on how to interact and communicate with persons with various disabilities. 

Service animals:
We welcome persons with disabilities and their service animals. Service animals are allowed on the parts of our premises that are open to the public. 

Support persons:
We recognize that some individuals with disabilities rely on a support person for assistance while accessing our services. A person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be allowed to have that support person accompany them at all times while on our premises. Support persons accompanying or assisting individuals with disabilities may be required to comply with our confidentiality policies. 

Attendance fees for certain events (such as seminars, training sessions, or social events) hosted or sponsored by Blackthorn-Group may apply to support persons. Fee information, as applicable, will be available at the time of registration.
 
Notice of temporary disruption:
 
We will provide the public with notice in the event of planned or unexpected disruption to the services or facilities accessed by persons with disabilities. The notice will include the reason for the disruption, the anticipated duration and a description of alternative facilities or services, if available. This notice will be posted at public entrances to our premises and depending on the nature of the disruption, may be posted on our web site.
 
Training for our people: 
We will provide training to our people who deal with the public and those who are involved in the development and approval of policies, practices and procedures. Our people will be trained on an ongoing basis as changes are made to this policy or any requirements under the AODA, and new hires will be trained as part of their orientation upon employment. Training may be provided in various formats but will include:
  • The purpose of the AODA and the requirements of the Customer Service Standard
  • A review of this policy and other practices and procedures related to the customer service standard
  • How to interact and communicate with person with various types of disabilities
  • How to interact with individuals who use an assistive device or require the assistance of a service animal or support person
  • How to use the assistive devices available on our premises that may assist with the provision of services to persons with disabilities
  • What to do if a person with a disability is having difficulty accessing our services
Feedback process: 
Comments on our services are welcome and appreciated. Feedback regarding the way we provide services to persons with disabilities can be directed to the Accessibility Officer by email, in writing, by telephone or in person through appointment. All feedback received will be reviewed for possible action and an acknowledgement, where applicable, will be provided within seven business days.
 
Modification to this or other policies:
We are committed to ensuring that our public policies respect and promote the dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity of persons with disabilities. Any policy of Blackthorn-Group that fails to do so, will be modified or removed.
 
 Terms of use
 
ATTENTION: PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS BLACKTHON-GROUP** ("Blackthorn") WEB SITE. BY USING THIS WEB SITE YOU INDICATE THAT YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS (the "Terms"), DO NOT USE ANY BLACKTHORN-GROUP WEB SITE.
 
Copyright
  • Blackthorn either owns the intellectual property rights in the underlying HTML, text, images, audio clips, video clips, software and other content (collectively, the "Content") that is made available to you on this Web site, or has obtained the permission of the owner of the intellectual property in such Content to use the Content on this Web site. Except as provided in these Terms, Blackthorn prohibits the redistribution or copying of any Content on this Web site without its express written permission.  
  • Blackthorn hereby authorizes you to display on your computer, download and print pages of this Web site, subject to the following provisions: (i) the copyright notice appears on all such printouts; (ii) the information will not be altered in any manner; and (iii) the Content is only to be used for personal educational and non-commercial use and will not be redistributed, broadcast or copied to any other media.
Trademark
  • The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on this Web site, including, but not limited to "Blackthorn-Group" are registered and unregistered trademarks of Blackthorn-Group and others. Nothing contained on this Web site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on this Web site without the express written permission of Blackthorn or such third party that may own the trademarks displayed on this Web site. Your misuse of the trademarks displayed on this Web site, or any other Content on this Web site is strictly prohibited.
User submissions
  • For an explanation of the practices and policies of Blackthorn related to the collection, use and storage of our users' information, please read our privacy policy. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Web site any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material that would violate any applicable law.
External links
  • Blackthorn may provide links to third party Web sites, and some of the content appearing to be on this Web site may in fact be supplied by third parties (e.g. instances of framing of third party Web sites or incorporation of content through framesets). Blackthorn assumes no liability for any damages you may suffer from visiting such linked Web sites, including without limitation, damages caused by computer viruses, Trojan horses or other destructive/disruptive code which may be downloaded or transferred from such linked Web sites.  
  • Any links contained on this Web site shall not be construed as an endorsement by Blackthorn of any such linked Web site. Blackthorn has not reviewed or researched the full content on these linked Web sites and shall not be held responsible should you encounter any materials that may appear inaccurate, indecent or illegal. If you visit such a Web site that is linked to this Web site, please contact admin@blackthorn-group.com and we will determine if the link should be removed from this Web site.  
Disclaimer
  • THE CONTENT OF THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.  
  • The information provided in this Web site is provided free of charge and is for informational purposes only. Such information should not be relied upon or used as the basis for any decision.  
  • Certain information contained in this Web site has been provided to Blackthorn by third parties. All users of this Web site must carry out their own due diligence in respect of all matters referred to and satisfy themselves as to the accuracy thereof.  
  • Although Blackthorn uses reasonable efforts to maintain the accuracy and currency of the Content of this Web site, Blackthorn makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy or currency. This Web site may contain typographical errors and technical inaccuracies. Blackthorn assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the Content of this Web site.  
  • Although Blackthorn uses reasonable efforts to ensure that all software provided at this Web site is suitable for use on a wide variety of computer systems, you should take reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses and ensure compatibility of the software with your specific computer system.  
  • Blackthorn may update and/or modify the information contained on this Web site at any time and without notice.
Limitation of liability
  • IN NO EVENT WILL BLACKTHORN, ITS AGENTS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED IN THIS WEB SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF PROSPECTIVE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THIS WEB SITE, ANY WEB SITES LINKED TO THIS WEB SITE, OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON ANY OR ALL SUCH WEB SITES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANOTHER PARTY. IF YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT ON THIS SITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF EQUIPMENT OR DATA, YOU ASSUME ALL COSTS THEREOF.
Acknowledgement
  • By using this Web site, you acknowledge and agree that: (i) any use of the information on this Web site is not a substitute for professional advice; (ii) use of the information on this Web site does not relieve you from applying the standard of care and skill relevant to the use of such information contained on this Web site; and (iii) you are solely responsible for verifying the correctness, accuracy and reliability of all information provided on this Web site.
General
  • If you breach any of these Terms, your authorization to use this Web site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Content.
  • Blackthorn will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.
  • If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, then any such provision shall be deemed severable to the extent that it is lawful, void or unenforceable, but shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.
  • These terms are governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein without reference to the principles of conflicts of laws thereof. Any dispute arising from these Terms shall be resolved exclusively in the Province of Ontario by the courts of the Province of Ontario.
  • By using this Web site, you agree to be bound by these Terms and consent to the collection, use and storage of your information by Blackthorn in the manner described in our privacy policy. Blackthorn reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and our privacy policy from time to time without notice. When using this Web site, you should review the current Terms and privacy policy to determine if they have been amended since your last visit.
Revised: February 21, 2014
 
Blackthorn-Group disclaimer
 
Blackthorn is a Canadian member firm within Blackthorn-Group (”Blackthorn-Group”) 
 
** These terms of use shall apply to the Web sites or Web page’s of any or all of the following partnerships and corporations: i) Blackthorn Bookkeeping Inc.; ii) Blackthorn Accounting Inc. iii) Blackthorn Online Inc. iv) Blackthorn Investment Group Inc.  Notwithstanding the reference to Blackthorn within the Terms.
 
 
 

 

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