Terms and conditions

Talsom.com is comprised of an individual global, country, regional, or practice specific website.

By using this Website, you are agreeing to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, then you are not allowed to use this Website and should immediately terminate such usage.

The “Talsom Network” refers to Talsom and their related entities. Each individual global, country, regional, or practice specific website within Talsom.com is provided by an individual entity within the Talsom Network. The entity within the Talsom Network that is providing this Website is referred to in these Terms of Use as “we”, “us”, or “our”. Although parts of these Terms of Use may reference other entities in the Talsom Network, these Terms of Use are only between you and us and not with any of those other entities.

Use of Content; Restrictions; Privacy Statement

 

Unless otherwise indicated in the relevant content, and on the condition that you comply with all of your obligations under these Terms of Use, you are authorized to view, copy, print, and distribute (but not modify) the content on this Website; provided that (i) such use is for informational, noncommercial purposes only, and (ii) any copy of the content that you make must include the copyright notice or other attribution associated with the content. You are not authorized to copy or use any software, proprietary processes, or technology embodied or described in this Website. You will comply with all applicable laws in accessing and using this Website.

Please review the Privacy Policy and our Cookie Notice for more information regarding the ways in which your personal information is collected in connection with your use of this Website, the purposes for which your personal information is used, and how it is shared.

Intellectual Property Rights; No use of Talsom names or logos

 

Unless otherwise indicated, the content on this Website is provided by us or another entity within the Talsom Network. This Website and its contents are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of Canada and/or foreign countries. We and our licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use. “Talsom”, the Talsom logo, and local language variants of the foregoing trademarks, and certain product names that appear on this Website (collectively, the “Talsom Marks”), are trademarks or registered trademarks of entities within the Talsom Network. Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use or as expressly authorized in writing by the relevant trademark owner, you shall not use any Talsom Marks either alone or in combination with other words or design elements, including in any press release, advertisement, or other promotional or marketing material or media, whether in written, oral, electronic, visual or any other form.
References to other parties’ trademarks on this Website are for identification purposes only and do not indicate that such parties have approved this Website or any of its contents. These Terms of Use do not grant you any right to use the trademarks of other parties.

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

 

This website (including without limitation any content or other part thereof) contains general information only, and we are not, by means of this website, rendering professional advice or services. Before making any decision or taking any action that might affect your finances or business, you should consult a qualified professional advisor.

This website is provided as is, and we make no express or implied representations or warranties regarding it. without limiting the foregoing, we do not warrant that this website will be secure, error-free, free from viruses or malicious code, or will meet any particular criteria of performance or quality. We expressly disclaim all implied warranties, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, title, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, and accuracy.

Your use of this website is at your own risk and you assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your usage, including, without limitation, with respect to loss of service or data. We will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages or any other damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, statute, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), or otherwise, relating to or arising out of the use of this website, even if we knew, or should have known, of the possibility of such damages.

Certain links on this website may lead to websites, resources or tools maintained by third parties over whom we have no control, including, without limitation, those maintained by other entities within the talsom network or individual personnel of such entities. Without limiting any of the foregoing, we make no express or implied representations or warranties whatsoever regarding such websites, resources and tools, and links to any such websites, resources and tools should not be construed as an endorsement of them or their content by us.

The above disclaimers and limitations of liability shall be applicable not only to us but also to each other entity within the talsom network and to our and their respective personnel.

The above disclaimers and limitations of liability are applicable to the fullest extent permitted by law, whether in contract, statute, tort (including, without limitation, negligence) or otherwise.

Additional Terms

 

If any portion of these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, then (i) in that jurisdiction it shall be re-construed to the maximum effect permitted by law in order to effect its intent as nearly as possible, and the remainder of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect, and (ii) in every other jurisdiction, all of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.

We may revise these Terms of Use at any time in our sole discretion by posting such revised Terms of Use at the Terms of Use link (i.e., this webpage that you are currently viewing) or elsewhere in this Website. Such revisions shall be effective as to you upon posting, unless explicitly stated by us. It is your responsibility to be aware of any such revised Terms of Use by checking this webpage. Your continued use of this Website following changes to these Terms of Use constitutes your agreement to the revised Terms of Use.

Privacy policy

This privacy statement explains what information we gather about you, what we use that information for and to whom we give that information. It also sets out your rights in relation to your information and who you can contact for more information or queries. Click on the links below to take you to the more detailed sections of this statement:

What does this privacy statement cover?

This privacy statement explains how we are committed to protecting your privacy and handling your information in an open and transparent manner.

This privacy statement sets out how we will collect, handle, store and protect information about you when:

·    you use “our Website” or

·    we perform any other activities that form part of the operation of this Website.

When we refer to “our Website” or “this Website” in this privacy statement we mean the specific webpages of Talsom.com

Talsom.com is comprised of a global, country, regional and practice specific website, which is provided by Talsom Inc. or one of its independent member firms or their related entities (collectively, the “Talsom Network”). Please note that the other country and regional websites contained within Talsom.com are provided by such other entities within the Talsom Network and are not provided by us. This website, as well as other websites that may be linked to this Website, are not governed by this privacy statement. We encourage visitors to review the privacy statements on each of these other websites before disclosing any personal information.

This privacy statement also contains information about when we share your personal information with other members of the Talsom Network and other third parties (for example, our service providers).

In this privacy statement, your information is sometimes called “personal data” or “personal information”. We may also sometimes collectively refer to handling, collecting, protecting and storing your personal information as “processing” such personal information.

What information do we collect?

We may collect personal information from you when you use this Website.

We may collect or obtain such data because you give it to us (for example in a form on our Website). We may also collect or obtain personal information from you because we observe or infer that data about you from the way you interact with us or others. For example, to improve your experience when you use this Website and ensure that it is functioning effectively, we (or our service providers) may use cookies (small text files stored in a user’s browser) and Web beacons which may collect personal information. Additional information on how we use cookies and other tracking technologies and how you can control these can be found in our cookie notice.

The personal information that we collect or obtain in such circumstances may include: your name; e-mail address; country of residence; employment and education details; your postings on any blogs, forums, wikis and any other social media applications that we provide; your IP address; your browser type and language; your access times; complaint details; details of how you like to interact with us and other similar information.

The personal information we collect may also include so-called ‘sensitive’ or ‘special categories’ of personal information, such as details about your dietary requirements (for example, where we provide you with lunch during a meeting).

The types of personal information and special categories of personal information that we collect may vary depending on how you use our Website. In some rare circumstances, we might also gather other special categories of personal information about you because you volunteer that data to us or we are required to gather that data as a result of legal requirements imposed on us.

We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy. Our website and services are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or store information about children.

How we use information about you

Use of personal information collected via our Website

We may also use your personal information collected via our Website:

·    to manage and improve our Website

·    to tailor the content of our Website to provide you with a more personalized experience and draw your attention to information regarding services provided by entities within the Talsom Network that may be of interest to you

·    to manage and respond to any request you submit through our Website.

Use of personal information for other activities that form part of the operation of our business

In addition to the purposes connected to the operation of our Website above, we may use your personal information for the purposes of, or in connection with:

·    applicable legal or regulatory requirements

·    requests and communications from competent authorities

·    sending you thought leadership or details of products and services provided by entities within the Talsom Network that may be of interest to you; contacting you to receive feedback on these services; and contacting you for other market or research purposes;

·    protecting our rights.

The legal grounds we use for processing personal information

We are required by law to set out in this privacy statement the legal grounds on which we rely in order to process your personal information.

We use your personal information for the purposes outlined above because of: (a) our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of our Website; (b) our legitimate interests in the effective and lawful operation of our Website so long as such interests are not outweighed by your interests; (c) the legal and regulatory obligations that we are subject to, such as keeping records for tax purposes or providing information to a public body or law enforcement agency.

To the extent that we process any sensitive personal information relating to you for any of the purposes outlined above, we will do so because either: (i) you have given us your explicit consent to process that data; (ii) the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or (iii) you have made the data manifestly public.

Where we are legally required to obtain your explicit consent to provide you with certain marketing materials, we will only provide you with such marketing materials where we have obtained such consent from you. If you do not want to continue receiving any marketing materials from us, you can click on the unsubscribe function in the communication or e-mail.

To whom we disclose your information

In connection with one or more of the purposes outlined in the “How we use information about you” section above, we may disclose details about you to: other members of the Talsom Network; third parties that provide services to us and/or the Talsom Network; competent authorities (including courts and authorities regulating us or another member of the Talsom Network) and other third parties that reasonably require access to personal information relating to you for one or more of the purposes outlined in the “How do we use information about you?” section above.

Our Website may host various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications that allow you to share content with other users (collectively “Social Media Applications”). Importantly, any personal information that you contribute to these Social Media Applications can be read, collected and used by other users of the application. We have little or no control over these other users and, therefore, we cannot guarantee that any information that you contribute to any Social Media Applications will be handled in accordance with this privacy statement.

Please note that some of the recipients of your personal information referenced above may be based in countries outside of the European Union whose laws may not provide the same level of data protection. In such cases, we will ensure that there are adequate safeguards in place to protect your personal information that comply with our legal obligations. The adequate safeguard might be a data transfer agreement with the recipient based on standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission for transfers of personal information to third countries.

Please contact us for further details of the transfers described above and the adequate safeguards used in respect of such transfers.

We may also need to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, by a regulator or during legal proceedings.

We may share non-personal, de-identified and aggregated information with third parties for several purposes, including data analytics, research, submissions, thought leadership and promotional purposes.

Protection of your personal information

We use a range of physical, electronic and managerial measures to ensure that we keep your personal information secure, accurate and up to date. These measures include:

·    education and training to relevant staff to ensure they are aware of our privacy obligations when handling personal information

·    administrative and technical controls to restrict access to personal information on a ‘need to know’ basis

·    technological security measures, including fire walls, encryption and anti-virus software

·    physical security measures, such as staff security passes to access our premises.

Although we use appropriate security measures once we have received your personal information, the transmission of data over the internet (including by e-mail) is never completely secure. We endeavor to protect personal information, but we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to us or by us.

How long do we keep your information?

We will hold your personal information on our systems for the longest of the following periods: (i) as long as is necessary for the relevant activity or services; (ii) any retention period that is required by law; (iii) the end of the period in which litigation or investigations might arise in respect of the services.

Your rights

You have various rights in relation to your personal information. In particular, you have a right to:

·    obtain confirmation that we are processing your personal information and request a copy of the personal information we hold about you

·    ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete

·    ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you, or restrict the way in which we use such personal information

·    object to our processing of your personal information.

To exercise any of your rights, or if you have any other questions about our use of your personal information, please contact us.

Right to complain

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your personal information or any privacy query or request that you have raised with us, you have a right to complain to the EU Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) in your jurisdiction. If you would like to be directed to the appropriate DPA, please contact us.

Changes to this privacy statement

We may modify or amend this privacy statement from time to time.

To let you know when we make changes to this privacy statement, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page. The new modified or amended privacy statement will apply from that revision date. Therefore, we encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed about how we are protecting your information.

Cookie notice

This Website uses cookies to improve the user experience and ensure that it is functioning effectively.

This Cookie Notice is part of our Privacy policy. For more information about us, and how we protect visitor information, please see our Privacy policy.

In order to provide you with a more personalized and responsive service we need to remember and store information about how you use this Website. This is done using small text files called cookies. Cookies contain small amounts of information and are downloaded to your computer or other device by a server for this Website. Your web browser then sends these cookies back to this Website on each subsequent visit so that it can recognize you and remember things like your user preferences. You can find more detailed information about cookies and how they work at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

Whenever you use this Website, information may be collected through the use of cookies and other technologies. By using this Website you agree to our use of cookies as described in this Cookie Notice and also to the use of cookies on the other country, regional or practice specific websites contained in Talsom.com that you may visit, as described in their accompanying cookie notices.

What cookies do we use and why?

 

Some of the cookies we use are necessary to enable you to move around the Website and use its features such as accessing secure areas that may contain content for registered users.

We also use functional cookies to record information about the choices you have made and to allow us to tailor this Website to our users; for example, to remember your language or region or that you have already completed a survey. This information is usually anonymized and is not used for any purpose unrelated to this Website.

We or our service providers also use analytic services to help us understand how effective our content is, what interests our users have, and to improve how this Website works. In addition, we use web beacons, tracking pixels and similar services to understand more about the visitors to this Website, and to count visitor numbers and performance cookies to track how many individual users access this Website and how often. This information is used for statistical purposes and to improve how this Website works and it is not our intention to use such information to personally identify any user. However, if at any time you register and sign into this Website we may combine such data with information from our web analytic services and cookies to analyze how you use this Website in more detail. Information on how to control these analytics cookies is set forth below, in Managing Analytics Cookies.

This Website does not use targeting cookies to deliver targeted advertising on this Website; however, these cookies may be used on third party websites on which we occasionally advertise, to track the success of those advertising campaigns. We may use web beacons (also known as pixel tags) to determine which users have come to this Website after viewing an advertisement we have served on such third party websites. We also work with such third parties to collect data so that we can determine the effectiveness of our ads and serve ads targeted to your interests. The use of web beacons does not provide us with any personal information and we do not use this technology to access your personal information. It is used only to compile aggregated data about users who visit this Website and to gauge the effectiveness of our ads. Web beacons do not place information on your device, but may work in conjunction with cookies to monitor activity. You cannot remove or block web beacons, but you can remove or block cookies with which they work to block the collection of information about your user activity. Please see the information below regarding Browser Controls.

Please contact us if you would like more detailed information on the cookies we use.

How to control cookies?

 

By using this Website you agree that we can place cookies on your computer or device as explained above. However, you can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please bear in mind that removing or blocking cookies can impact on your user experience and parts of this Website may no longer be fully accessible.

Do Not Track and Browser controls

 

Current “Do Not Track” initiatives are not recognized by this Website, however, most browsers will allow you to see what cookies you have and delete them on an individual basis or block cookies from particular or all websites. Be aware that any preference you have set will be lost if you delete all cookies, including your preference to opt-out from cookies as this itself requires an opt-out cookie to have been set. You cannot remove or block web beacons, as they form part of the content of the web pages rather than placing information on your computer. However, because they work in conjunction with cookies, turning off cookies will prevent web beacons from tracking your user activity. The web beacon will record an anonymous visit, but cookies will not be recorded. For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, see http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/.

You can also opt out of interest-based advertising served by certain websites by following the instructions provided by that particular website. Commonly used methods include clicking on the Ad Choices icon (please see http://www.youradchoices.com/) or changing your preferences for advertising after you have logged into the website.

Managing Analytics cookies

 

You can opt-out of having your anonymized browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service providers and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their cookies by clicking on following links:

Adobe: http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html
Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Managing Local Shared Objects or Flash Cookies

 

A local shared object or flash cookie is like most other browser cookies except that it can store additional types of information. These cookies cannot be controlled using the mechanisms listed above. Some parts of this Website use these types of cookies to store user preferences for media player functionality and without them some video content may not play properly. These cookies can be controlled manually by visiting the Adobe website. http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html

Social buttons

 

We use ‘social buttons’ to enable our users to share or bookmark web pages. These are buttons for third party social media sites. Through these social buttons, these sites may provide non-personal information about you such as log information about your activities on the Internet, including on this Website. Please review the respective terms of use and privacy policies of these sites to understand exactly how they use your information and to find out how to opt-out, or delete, such information.

External web services

 

We sometimes use external web services on this Website to display content within the web pages of this Website, for example to display images, show videos or run polls. As with the social buttons, we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your use of this embedded content.

Email Communications

 

We may also use tracking technologies to determine whether you have read, clicked on, or forwarded certain email communications we send to you so that we can make our communications more helpful and interesting. If you do not wish us to confirm whether you have opened, clicked on or forwarded our communications, you will need to unsubscribe, as it is not possible for us to send these emails without tracking enabled. Registered subscribers can update their communication preferences at any time by contacting us, or you can unsubscribe following the instructions in the individual email communications you receive from us.

We may modify or amend this Cookie Notice from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this notice, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page, and such modified or amended Cookie Notice shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date. We encourage you to periodically review this Cookie Notice to be informed about how we are using cookies.

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