Porch & Parlour is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We have structured our website so that, in general, you can visit Porch & Parlour on the Web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your contact/client relationship with Porch & Parlour.
This statement regarding the privacy of the personally identifiable information you provide online covers the five foundation principles of fair information:
- Accuracy & Access
What we collect
On some Porch & Parlour web pages, you can subscribe to different events and seminars, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of
personal information collected at these pages are name, contact and some preference information.
In order to tailor our subsequent communications to you and continuously improve our products and services (including registration), we may also ask you to provide us with information regarding your professional interests, demographics and more detailed contact preferences.
How the information is Used
Porch & Parlour uses your information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service, whether as a visitor of the firm, contact or client.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. At a minimum, we will always give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such direct marketing or market research contact. We will also follow local requirements, such as allowing you to opt in before receiving unsolicited contact, where applicable.
Who it is shared with
Porch & Parlour will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others. Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we will only share the personal data you provide online with other Porch & Parlour entities and/or business partners who are acting on our behalf for the uses described in “How the information is Used”. Such Porch & Parlour entities and/or business partners are governed by our privacy policies with respect to the use of this data and are bound by the appropriate confidentiality agreements.
Porch & Parlour will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without first letting you know and offering you a choice. As previously stated, we will also provide you the opportunity to let us know if you do not wish to receive unsolicited direct marketing materials from us and we will do everything we can to honour such requests.
Accuracy and Access
Porch & Parlour strives to keep your personally identifiable information accurate.
We will provide you with access to your information, including making every effort to provide you with online access to your registration data so that you may view, update or correct your information.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections. To access your personally identifiable information, return to the web page where you originally entered it and follow the instructions on that web page. To opt-out of Porch & Parlour contact, provide your name, email and/or address and relevant information about subscriptions or registrations you may have with Porch & Parlour.
This opt-out will cancel all marketing and support communication and newsletters, including offline subscriptions. Certain areas of Porch & Parlour’s Websites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords and through providing personally data.
Porch & Parlour is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data.
A cookie is a piece of text asking permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. If you agree, then your browser adds the text in a small file. The purpose of a cookie is to help us analyse Web traffic or let us know when you visit a particular site.
Cookies allow a Web application to respond to you as an individual. By gathering and remembering information about your preferences, the Web application can tailor its operation to your needs, likes and dislikes. For example, when you visit an electronic store, a cookie makes it easy to shop by allowing you to drop things into a shopping cart; the cart itself is not the cookie, the cookie is placed on your hard drive and keeps track of your cart versus others’ in use at the same time.
Porch & Parlour uses traffic log cookies to identify what pages are being used and which ones aren’t. This helps us aggregate and analyse data about Webpage traffic and make improvements to Porch & Parlour to better meet our visitor, contact and client needs. In this case, Porch & Parlour uses this information only for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. That is the case of many of our support and information-sharing pages and forums. Denial of a traffic log cookie should not prevent you from using one of these sites.
A few Porch & Parlour pages use temporary cookies as part of the customer web navigation experience, tracking unique IDs for that particular Website session only.
Examples are newsletter registration sites. This cookie, by itself, only tells us that a previous Porch & Parlour visitor, contact or client has returned. If you deny the cookie, you can still use the site anonymously. Clients (and users of Porch & Parlour’s online client system) can browse some areas of Porch & Parlour with cookies turned off, but you can only browse the secure area of the site if you accept the cookie.
Overall, cookies help us give you a better website to use, by letting us monitor what’s working and what isn’t through site traffic analysis. Porch & Parlour wants to be sure you understand that accepting a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. This practice is strictly enforced. We know that a lot of people have concerns about cookies, but in talking with many of our visitors, contacts and clients, we believe that the benefit we both gain from their proper use is worthwhile. We value the relationships we have with our visitors, users and clients, so we respect these concerns. Porch &
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Last amended 06-04-2017