1. CanLII is
committed to a high standard of confidentiality and privacy. We will only use,
retain, and/or disclose your personal information for the reasons it was
collected. This means that we will share your personal information with you for
the purpose of fulfilling the services and may share specific personal
information with third parties engaged to assist us in providing the service
requested. These service providers are prohibited from using your personal
information for any purpose other than to provide this assistance, and they are
required to protect all personal information and comply with the general
information with third parties without your consent, unless there is a
requirement to do so by law.
2. CanLII does
not gather personal information on site users. When a user contacts CanLII,
personal information may be conveyed at the user’s discretion. CanLII considers
such information to be confidential. Personal information on users that comes
into CanLII’s possession is destroyed or erased as soon as CanLII no longer
requires it for the purposes for which it was provided.
3. Some personal
information supplied by registered members in the course of registration
(specifically: name, biography and organizational affiliation) or in the form
of contributions or comments through the site tools, are fully public to all
users. Any other personal information supplied as part of the registration
process or through direct communication with CanLII is kept confidential and
will not be shared with anyone.
4. CanLII gathers information on the use of its services for the sole purpose
of keeping statistics on visits and ensuring smooth operation of its website’s
services. CanLII does not attempt to identify users, and information gathered
is never used to establish user profiles. Moreover, information gathered is
never disclosed to third parties, unless such disclosure is required by law or
needed to prevent misuse or unauthorized use of services offered by CanLII.
protect against fraud
ensure security and reliability of our Website
avoid any tampering, damages, and/or misuse of our Website and resources such
as abusive downloading
track the number of visitors, pages most often visited, technology used by
users, referring sites and users' countries of origin, as well as other metrics
that enable us to improve the Website, enhance services, develop and/or improve
partnerships, improve user experiences, and/or develop new services
Data on Visits
5. When a user accesses a website, various pieces of information circulate
between the user’s computer and the website’s server. CanLII stores the
transactional information related to user computers.
The information consists of:
- The IP
address and corresponding domain name, if available;
operating system and web browser employed;
address of the referring site, if the user reached CanLII from another site;
query on the search engine of the referring site, if applicable;
pages visited on CanLII;
date, time and duration of the visit;
queries made on CanLII’s search engine.
gathers this information in order to protect against fraud; ensure security and
reliability of our Website; avoid any tampering, damages, and/or misuse of our
Website and resources such as abusive downloading; track the number of
visitors, pages most often visited, technology used by users, referring sites
and users' countries of origin; as well as other metrics that enable us to
improve the Website, enhance services, develop and/or improve partnerships,
improve user experiences, and/or develop new services.
7. Some of the information listed above, we
will retain for an indefinite time in the aggregate and keep that information
for statistical and analytical purposes to determine usage, load, frequency of
certain features used, the introduction of new features, user satisfaction,
geographic uses, and chronological uses to track the number of visitors, pages
most often visited, technology used by users, referring sites and users'
countries of origin, improvement of the Website, enhancement of the services,
development and/or improvement of partnerships, improvement of user experiences,
development of new services, and for Website usage metrics and analysis
8. A cookie is
saved on the user computer’s hard disk in order to record user preferences and
preferences in their web browser. Since cookies are not necessary to use CanLII
freely and without any problem.
9. When users complete the feedback form, it is possible for them to provide
their names, organization’s name and email address. The information is used and
stored only as required to process the request and to establish general
Information Gathered by CanLII
10. In order to ensure
compliance with the present policy and applicable legislation on privacy
protection, an officer is appointed to see to respect for the principles stated
here and legislation applicable to protection of personal information on users.
11. All information gathered by CanLII is kept in a secure computer environment
to which access is restricted. CanLII employees who gather, store and use
personal information are required to ensure that their activities comply with
the present policy. CanLII makes a commitment to maintain a high degree of