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Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

By using this website, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Statement. Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information, personal or otherwise, as described in this Privacy Policy.

(1) What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);

(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us and subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters (including first name, last name, email address, and country, username and password (all compulsory for registering) and also telephone number, company, company address and telephone number, your position and industry sector (not compulsory);

(c) any other information that you choose to send to us in the comment box; 

(2) Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website.  We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website; and track which of Free Section Reports you download.  We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit. 

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.  Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.  (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.)  This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.]

(3) Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website; improve your browsing experience by personalising the website; and  enable your use of the services available on the website;

(b) sending out marketing communications relating to our business  which we think may be of interest to you, including targeted marketing/sales emails or updates regarding the latest section report or other service; as well as general (non-marketing) commercial communications

(c) send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website; along with statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;

(d) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested; and deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website; and

(e)  website usage and market analysis: regional demographics, industry sectors, types of interest, etc. 

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us. We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

You can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive communications

(4)  Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, or agents, insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy. Our data is stored in servers of; whose personnel may have access for backup and service management purposes. 

In addition, we may disclose information about you: (a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;  (b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; or (c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk). 

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(5) International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

If you are in the European Economic Area (EEA), please be aware that information which you provide is stored and processed in Canada, and may be transferred to countries (including the United States) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the EEA. 

In addition, personal information or opinions that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

(6) Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. 

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers. 

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.

(7) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. 

(8) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.  Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at Canadian Dollars 10.00).

You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time.  (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)

(9) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(10) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(11)  Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to or by post From June 2011, the address of Haddock Research & Branding is 50, boul Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield, (QC), Canada, H9W 3Z1. Prior to June 2011, the company address was 5764 Monkland Ave., Suite 13, Montreal (QC), Canada H4A 1E9.  

(12) Data controller

The entity responsible for this website is Haddock Research & Branding, Inc.  old address is 5764 Monkland Ave., Suite 13, Montreal (QC), Canada H4A 1E9. From June 2011, the address of the company is 50, boul Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield, (QC), Canada, H9W 3Z1. You can contact us by email to