It is one thing to earn a living; it is another thing to make a difference in the world.
This is our formal thank you note to Evelyn Ackah and the Ackah Law Team for all the effort they put into helping us navigate and finally resolve the hurdle that was Canadian Immigration back in the spring of 2012.
To this day we are still eager to share how wonderful they all are as human beings but even more than that, we continue to pay it forward in honor of them, their service to us and their continued dedication in helping others.
When you visit our Website, we will collect certain information about you.
To provide you with the most efficient and enhanced personalized service and attention, and to accommodate certain requests which you make, we request information about you in certain circumstances and collect certain information automatically.
Consistent with our previous practices, we will only collect and process your personal data when we have a lawful basis for doing so. This lawful basis includes when you provide us with consent, when we have a contractual obligation to collect or process the data, and when we have a legitimate interest in managing your personal data.
We may collect and/or receive the following types of information from you:
Personal Information: You may be asked to provide personal information including your name, address, email address and phone number when you sign up for any of our newsletters, respond to a survey, register for a webinar, or purchase a service. We will only request the personal information that is required to fulfill our obligations to you, i.e. to deliver what you have requested, as well as to comply with any legal obligations that may accompany such an exchange.
In addition to the information described above, we may collect some or all of the following information:
Activity Info (Log Data): Information may be collected based on your use of the Website, which generally includes information about your computer hardware and software, such as:
Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses, operating systems, browser types, device types, URLS, access dates and times; Website pages that you visit; referring website information; universally unique identifiers (“UUID”), advertising identifier (“IDFA”), carrier and country location, hardware and processor information, network type, and other related data.
Other Third-Party Tracking Tools: We may also collect or receive information from third parties, such as Facebook, Instagram and/or other third-party social media and similar sites.
To manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications, you may unsubscribe by clicking the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of any related email from Ackah Law. Emails related to the delivery of services are provided automatically – Customers are not always able to opt out of transactional emails. We will try to accommodate any requests related to the management of Personal Information in a timely manner. However, it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases (for example, if we have a legal obligation to keep it for certain timeframes, for example).
We use the collected Information to understand customer needs, including regarding our Website services to:
As with transactions elsewhere, when you purchase services your credit card company will also retain certain information regarding your purchase. We will not otherwise provide any personal data to your credit card company without your permission.
We may share the Information collected with joint venture partners, affiliates, agents, current or prospective business partners, businesses under common control, third-party businesses or partners participating in administering our services, or to those providing business functions such as technical support, customer service, marketing assistance, etc. These businesses will only have access to information as necessary to perform their functions and to the extent permitted by law.
In the event of the sale or transfer of our business to a third-party buyer, including in the event of bankruptcy or liquidation, we may, as necessary, share your data with the buyer or transferee.
In the event that we have to collect on a debt owed to us by you, we may, as necessary, share your information with an attorney or a court of law to enforce our rights and collect what is owed.
Under certain circumstances we may be obligated or compelled to disclose the Information: when required by law, court order or government agency, or when disclosing such Information is reasonably required to protect Ackah Law, its property, the Website, the safety of visitors or others.
We may, using the techniques described above, and in conjunction with third party marketing partners, gather information from your visit to our Website for purposes of providing relevant advertising content to you in the future. This means that through third-party marketing partners or third-party sites such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, we may display advertisements to you (remarketing or retargeting), based on usage data collected during your visit to our website.
Google Ad Words: We may utilize Google Ad Words, which provides certain information collected on our website to the Adwords advertising network.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we incorporate standard industry practices internally and with our services providers, which we believe is sufficient for the information involved, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Because we work with third-party businesses and vendors in various aspects of our business including operating this website, database management, website security, etc., we cannot guarantee the absolute security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the Information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet. Any information that you provide to us via email should be treated with extra caution, as we cannot control the level of security available through email providers.
We are strongly committed to protecting the safety and privacy of children who visit our website. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 through the Website. If you are under 13, please do not give us any Personal Information. We encourage all parents to talk to their children about online safety and to monitor their children’s use of the Internet. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to us, please contact us, and we will make best efforts to immediately delete that information from our databases.
Our Website and the servers that make this Website available worldwide are located in Canada. The Internet laws in Canada govern all matters relating to this Website. Any information you provide in subscribing to or visiting our Website will be transferred to Canada. By visiting our Website and submitting information, you authorize this transfer, processing, and use.
If you live in the EU, certain parts of your data may be subject to protection by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), a privacy regulation intended to help you have greater control over your personal data.
Under the GDPR, you have the right:
For purposes of the GDPR, to the fullest extent possible we do not directly collect or maintain personal data of our EU visitors or clients. This is done through partnerships with third-party vendors who have systems designed for the collection and storage of data on behalf of their clients (“data processors”). The data is only kept as long as is reasonably required to accomplish the purpose or purposes for which it was collected. Certain data may be expunged or utilized more quickly than others, and depending on your engagement and behaviors, including purchasing behaviors, we may be engaged in a business or contractual relationship with some longevity. (For example, if you purchase services that span over some time, you will continue to receive communications in regard to those services).
The categories of data processors with whom we work, and that help us in the collection of information that allows us to serve and interact with you include website analytics provider(s), website and webform plug-ins and related third-party services that allow us to maintain an up-to-date online platform and communicate with you electronically, an email service provider or providers to assist in managing email correspondence with our visitors, customers and list, as well as payment processor(s) and/or merchant account(s) to help us transact sales online and follow up with you regarding any purchases.
You may contact us at any time to have your information with any of these processors updated or corrected, deleted, or to obtain a copy for your records. Additionally, you may opt out of receiving any additional emails or marketing messages from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our email notifications.
Further, if you feel that we have not complied with the relevant data protection regulations, please contact us by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name, your country of origin, and a summary of your concern or complaint. We will endeavor to respond at our earliest possible convenience to address your concern. If contacting us does not resolve your complaint, you may have additional options.
Residents in Designated Countries may also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant EU data protection authority. You may access a list of the Data Protection Authorities in the EU here.