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The purpose of this Privacy Policy Statement is to inform you about the types of Personal Information Shawcor, its divisions and related companies (as follows, “we” or “us”) collects, uses and discloses. It explains how we use and disclose that information, the choices you have regarding such use and disclosure, and how you may correct that information.

We are proud to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, by complying with the laws and regulations under applicable privacy laws in Canada. As Shawcor is a national organization, this Privacy Policy Statement is designed to meet the standards prescribed by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the regulations thereunder (“PIPEDA”) as well as applicable provincial privacy legislation and regulations, including the Personal Information Protection Act (Alberta), the Personal Information Protection Act (British Columbia), and An Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector (Quebec).

From time to time, we may make changes to this Privacy Policy Statement. The Privacy Policy Statement is current as of the “last revised” date which appears at the top of this page. We will treat Personal Information in a manner consistent with the Privacy Policy Statement under which it was collected and our Internal Privacy Policy, unless we have your consent to treat it differently. This Privacy Policy Statement applies to any information we collect or receive about you, from any source.

The following topics will be covered in this Privacy Policy Statement. Please click on a question below to learn more.

  1. To which companies does this Privacy Policy Statement apply?
    This Privacy Policy Statement applies to the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information by Shawcor or any of its divisions or related companies.
  2. What is Personal Information?
    Personal Information” is any information that is identifiable with you, as an individual. This information may include but is not limited to your name, mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number, e-mail address, age, gender, marital status, financial status, credit card information and credit history. Personal Information, however, does not include your name, business title, business address, business telephone number, business facsimile number and business e-mail address in your capacity as an employee of an organization.
  3. How do we collect your Personal Information?
    We will always collect your Personal Information by fair and lawful means (for example, when you complete a feedback form on our website in order to communicate with us). We may collect Personal Information from you directly and/or from third parties, where we have obtained your consent to do so or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
  4. Where do we store your Personal Information?
    We will keep the Personal Information that we collect at the Shawcor offices or at the offices of our third party service providers, as applicable.
  5. How do we use your Personal Information?
    We identify the purposes for which we use your Personal Information at the time we collect such information from you and obtain your consent, in any case, prior to such use. We generally use your Personal Information for the following purposes (the “ Purposes”):
    • to respond to questions, comments or concerns regarding Shawcor;
    • to update any product information that we have provided to you previously;
    • to communicate with you about our products and services that may be of interest to you;
    • to collect opinions and comments in regard to Shawcor’ operations;
    • to recruit for positions in Shawcor;
    • to investigate legal claims;
    • to administer the Shawcor website;
    • such purposes for which Shawcor may obtain consent from time to time; and
    • such other uses as may be permitted or required by applicable law.
  6. To whom do we provide your Personal Information?
    We identify to whom, and for what purposes, we disclose your Personal Information, at the time we collect such information from you and obtain your consent to such disclosure.
    For example, we may transfer your Personal Information to third party service providers with whom we have a contractual agreement that includes appropriate privacy standards, where such third parties are assisting us with the Purposes – such as service providers that provide computer support including data storage or processing.
    Generally, we will only make disclosures of Personal Information to such persons for which you provide your consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may also make disclosures of Personal Information to a potential acquiror in connection with a transaction involving the sale of some or all of the business of Shawcor (in which case the use of your personal information by the new entity would continue to be limited by applicable law), or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
    In addition, we may send Personal Information outside of the country for the purposes set out above, including for processing and storage by service providers in connection with such purposes. However, you should note that to the extent that any Personal Information is out of the country, it is subject to the laws of the country in which it is held, and may be subject to disclosure to the governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies of such other country, pursuant to the laws of such country.
  7. When and how do we obtain your consent?
    We generally obtain your consent prior to collecting, and in any case, prior to using or disclosing your Personal Information for any purpose. You may provide your consent to us either orally, electronically or in writing. The form of consent that we seek, including whether it is express or implied, will largely depend on the sensitivity of the personal information and the reasonable expectations you might have in the circumstances.
    By using the Shawcor website or any of its divisions’ or related companies’ websites, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described above. If Shawcor changes this Privacy Policy Statement in the future, the changes will be posted on the website so you can always be sure of what Personal Information we collect and how we use it. Any future access to our website or any of our divisions’ or related companies’ websites subsequent to any revisions of this Privacy Policy Statement will be deemed to be an acceptance of and agreement to our Privacy Policy Statement as amended.
  8. How do we ensure the privacy of your Personal Information when dealing with our affiliates and other third parties?
    We ensure that all affiliates and other third parties that are engaged to perform services on our behalf and are provided with Personal Information are contractually required to observe the intent of this Privacy Policy Statement and our internal privacy policy and practices.
  9. How long will we utilize, disclose or retain your Personal Information?
    We may keep a record of your Personal Information, correspondence or comments, in a file specific to you. We will utilize, disclose or retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which that Personal Information was collected and as permitted or required by law.
  10. How can you review your Personal Information that we have collected, utilized or disclosed?
    If you make a written request to review any Personal Information about you that we have collected, utilized or disclosed, we will provide you with any such Personal Information to the extent required by law. We will make such Personal Information available to you in a form that is generally understandable, and will explain any abbreviations or codes.
  11. How do you know that the Personal Information we have on you is accurate?
    We will ensure that your Personal Information is kept as accurate, complete and up-to-date as possible. We will not routinely update your Personal Information, unless such a process is necessary.
  12. What if the Personal Information we have on you is inaccurate?
    At any time, you can challenge the accuracy or completeness of your Personal Information in our records. If you successfully demonstrate that your Personal Information in our records is inaccurate or incomplete, we will amend the Personal Information as required. Where appropriate, we will transmit the amended information to third parties having access to your Personal Information.
  13. How fast will we respond to your written requests?
    We will attempt to respond to each of your written requests not later than thirty (30) days after receipt of such requests. We will advise you in writing if we cannot meet your requests within this time limit. You have the right to make a complaint to the federal Privacy Commissioner in respect of this time limit.
  14. Are there any costs to you for requesting information about your Personal Information or our Internal Privacy Policy or practices?
    We will not charge any costs for you to access your Personal Information in our records or to learn about our Internal Privacy Policy or practices without first providing you with an estimate of the approximate costs, if any.
  15. How do we know that it is really you requesting your Personal Information?
    We may request that you provide sufficient identification to permit access to the existence, use or disclosure of your Personal Information. Any such identifying information shall be used only for this purpose.
  16. What safeguards have we implemented to protect your Personal Information?
    We have implemented physical, organizational, contractual and technological security measures to protect your Personal Information from loss or theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. The only employees, who are granted access to your Personal Information, are those with a business ‘need-to-know’ or whose duties reasonably require such information.
  17. How do you contact us regarding access to your Personal Information or to learn about our Internal Privacy Policy and practices?
    All comments, questions, concerns or complaints regarding your Personal Information or our Internal Privacy Policy and practices, should be forwarded to our Privacy Officer as follows.
    In writing:
    • Shawcor Ltd.
    • Attn: Privacy Officer
    • 25 Bethridge Road
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Canada
    • M9W 1M7
    By e-mail:
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