vLex, Compass, Maritime Law Book , we , our , us mean 9766758 Canada Inc. o/a Compass ( formerly Maritime Law Book).
Personal Information means information about an identifiable individual.
Services means the Services provided on our Website to users accessing those Services in Canada.
Website means the site at https://vlex.com,
Legal Practitioners’ Privacy and Confidentiality Requirements
Our security safeguards enable legal practitioners to meet the high standards of Personal Information protection and confidentiality they are subject to under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and provincial privacy legislation, the common law, and professional codes of conduct.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect Personal Information that you provide to us when you use our Website or Services. We will not use Personal Information that you have disclosed to us other than for purposes of providing the Website and our Services to you.
Application and User Security
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect Personal Information in our custody or control against unauthorized access, use and disclosure (the Security Safeguards).
SSL/TLS Encryption: All communication with our website, with the exception of static (generic) pages, are sent over SSL/TLS connections. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) technology (the successor technology to SSL) protect communications by using both server authentication and data encryption. This ensures that user data in transit is safe, secure, and available only to intended recipients.
User Authentication: User data on our database is logically segregated by account-based access rules. User accounts have unique email addresses (username) and passwords that must be entered each time a user logs on.
Cookies: Whenever you submit any personal information to our website, we issue a signed and encrypted cookie that allows us to lookup previously entered information next time you visit. Upon creating a user account, we issue a signed and encrypted session cookie to record authentication information for the duration of a specific session. The session cookie does not include the password of the user.
User Passwords: User application passwords have minimum complexity requirements. Passwords are individually salted and hashed.
Data Encryption: Certain sensitive user data, such as credit card details and account passwords, is stored in encrypted format.
Storage of Personal Information
The storage of Personal Information is subject to the Security Safeguards.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We may also disclose Personal Information to our service providers if they require it to perform designated functions on our behalf. We require our service providers to protect Personal Information with standards that are comparable to our own.
Legal: We may disclose Personal Information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid enquiry or order, or to a law enforcement agency in the case of a contravention of law, or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
Merger or Business Transfer: In the event that we sell all or part of our business or assets or are otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, we may transfer Personal Information to a third party as part of that transaction.
You can visit the Website without submitting any Personal Information. However, we use software that collects the IP addresses of all visitors to our Website and other related information such as page requests, browser type, and operating system. We use this information to monitor and improve our Website and Services. We do not link IP addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our Website.
Access to Personal Information
You have the right to access, update and correct inaccuracies in your Personal Information in our custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. You may contact us to make a request about your Personal Information using the contact information set out below.
9766758 Canada Inc. o/a Compass (formerly Maritime Law Book)
500-535 LEGGET DRIVE
OTTAWA, ON K2K 3B8
Last Update: October 12, 2017