Privacy Policy

GES CANADA LIMITED ("GES CANADA", "we", "us" or "our") takes steps to ensure it meets privacy principles and requirements with respect to your information under applicable Canadian privacy legislation. The purpose of this statement is to inform our customers and other individuals we deal with ("you" or"your") how we collect, use, disclose and protect your information in Canada. This statement does not apply to information about our employees or to information that is not personal information.

Information We Collect and Use

GES CANADA and its agents and representatives collect information in a number of circumstances in the course of providing you event management and exhibitor services. Information we collect includes: name, address, telephone number, and other contact information; credit card number; and such other information we may collect with consent or as permitted or required by law.

GES CANADA generally uses information for the following purposes: providing you with event management and exhibitor services; processing payment for your orders and services requested by you using your credit card; managing, administering, collecting or otherwise enforcing accounts; maintaining business records for reasonable periods, and generally managing and administering our business; meeting legal, regulatory, insurance, security and processing requirements; and otherwise with consent or as permitted or required by law.

GES CANADA may from time to time use cookies on this website. Cookies are small text files that your web browser leaves on your hard drive to recognize you as a repeat user of our website, track your use of our website and target advertising. This allows for personalization of certain aspects of your visit to our site. Information gathered from cookies in this way is only used on an aggregate basis. Unless a visitor specifically provides their identity to us (e.g. by registering at our website, providing information through an online form or sending us correspondence from the website), we will not know who the individual visitors are.

If you register at our website, we may use cookies to store preferences; record session, service, purchase and other transaction information; develop information about website visitors' preferences and interests; record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when you return to our site; or customize webpage content based on information you voluntarily provide.

You can disable cookies using your Internet browser's settings. Please consult your browser's help function for information on how to disable cookies. Note that if you disable cookies, certain features of our website may not function properly, and you may not be able to register or use your account at our websites.

Contact information you provide in the circumstances described above may be used to send you periodic information about and invite you to future exhibitions, periodically send you our electronic or other newsletters, trade publications relevant to your industry or business sector, consumer interest publications relevant to the show you attended, or other information that we feel may be of interest to you. You can always "opt out" of receiving the above periodic information and materials by selecting that option when you provide your information or following the instructions on the material provided, if available, or contacting us as described below.

Disclosure of Your Information

GES CANADA discloses information in the following circumstances: processing payment for your orders and services requested by you using your credit card; and as necessary to meet legal, regulatory, insurance, audit, processing and security requirements, with your consent, or as permitted or required by law. In addition to the above, information may be disclosed to our affiliates (including affiliates outside of Canada) for internal audit, management, billing or administrative purposes and to other outside third party agents or service providers, including outside of Canada in jurisdictions which may have different privacy laws and protection, to provide services on our behalf. Information may be used by GES CANADA and disclosed to parties connected with the contemplated or actual financing, securitization, insuring, sale, assignment or other disposal of all or part of GES CANADA or our business or assets, for the purposes of evaluating and/or performing the proposed transaction. These purposes may include: permitting those parties to determine whether to proceed or continue with the transaction; fulfilling reporting, inspection or audit requirements or obligations to those parties; and permitting the use and disclosure of your information by those parties (for example, assignees) for substantially the same purposes as described in this privacy statement.

Your Consent

When you provide us with information, we will assume that you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of such information for the purposes identified or described in this privacy statement, if applicable, or otherwise at the time of collection. You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of information at any time, subject to contractual and legal restrictions and reasonable notice. Note that if you withdraw your consent to certain uses of your information, we may no longer be able to provide certain of our products or services.

GES CANADA collects, uses and discloses your information with your consent, except as permitted or required by law. We may be required or permitted under statute or regulation to collect, use or disclose information without your consent, for example to comply with a court order, to comply with local or federal regulations or a legally permitted inquiry by a government agency, or to collect a debt owed to us.

Security

We protect your information using physical, electronic or procedural security measures appropriate to the sensitivity of the information in our custody or control, which may include safeguards to protect against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. Authorized employees, agents and mandataries of GES CANADA who require access to your information in order to fulfil their job requirements will have access to your information.

Access, Correction and Contacting Us

GES CANADA may establish and maintain a file of your information for the purposes described above, which will be accessible at 5675 McLaughlin Road, Mississauga, ON L5R 3K5. If you wish to request access or correction of your information in our custody or control, you may write to the above address, attention: Web Developer. Your right to access or correct your information is subject to applicable legal restrictions. If you wish to make inquiries or complaints or have other concerns about our information practices, you may write to us as described above, e-mail us at toronto@ges.com or telephone us at 1-877-437-4247.

Privacy Statement Changes

This privacy statement may be revised from time to time. If we intend to use or disclose information for purposes materially different than those described in this statement, we will make reasonable efforts to notify affected individuals in advance, if necessary. Check back at our website periodically to obtain a current copy of this statement. This privacy statement is effective as of October 24, 2006.

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