PDFTron Systems Inc.’s (“PDFTron”, “we”, “us”, and “our”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy further describes how we may collect Personal Information, with whom we may share it, as well as the choices you have regarding our collection of information and our use and disclosure of that information to other parties.
This policy is provided in a layered format for ease of access. Click on the table of contents to jump to a specific section.
We believe that you should always know what data we collect from you, how we use it, and that you should have meaningful control over both. This policy describes how we use Personal Information, with whom we share it, your rights and choices, and how you can contact us about our privacy practices.
“Personal Information” is information about an identifiable individual, such as their name, mailing address, email address, or phone number, personal description, or photograph, whether used alone, or when combined with other personal or identifying information which is linked or linkable to a specific individual.
We may collect and process the following information about you:
Information you give us
Please remember that you control what Personal Information you provide to us while using our products.
You may give us Personal Information about you through our websites or apps:
Information we automatically collect
IP Addresses and Click-Stream Data
With regard to each of your visits to our websites or usage of our apps we may automatically collect the following information:
The information collected cannot typically be used to identify you personally. However, if you have specifically informed us of your identity (for example by registering for something or providing us with your contact information), it may be possible for us to link certain information to information that identifies you personally.
Digital Markers (including Cookies), Online Tracking Technologies, Online Interest Based Advertising
A digital marker is created by a website visitor’s Internet browser to maintain certain pieces of information for the website to reference during the same or subsequent visits. Examples of digital markers are cookies or HTML5 Web storage. Among other things, digital markers can allow a website to recognize a previous visit each time the visitor accesses the website, and track what information is viewed on a website.
We use sessional and persistent digital markers on some portions of our websites. Digital markers are created when you visit our websites. Sessional markers exist while you remain on our websites, and persistent markers continue to exist after you have left our websites.
Similarly, we or our third-party service providers/advertisers may also use "web beacons,” “pixel tags” or other tracking technologies, which are typically small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor behaviour and collect certain data regarding the actions of our visitors online.
These digital markers and other technologies may be used to track across time, sites, and devices. For example, these technologies can be used to analyze your online traffic patterns, to enhance your experience when using our products, to store information during your session, to personalize our websites for you based on your preferences and selections, to target advertising or content to you (as described further below), and to collect information about you and your usage of our websites or apps for other marketing and business purposes. You may adjust your privacy preferences regarding the use of digital markers, including cookies, and similar technologies through your browser. However, disabling cookies may impair your user experience and disable certain features of our websites.
Data about your activities online may be collected for use in providing advertising tailored to your individual interests, either by us, or third parties. We may work with third parties such as network advertisers and ad exchanges to serve advertisements across the internet and may use third party analytics service providers to evaluate and provide us and/or third parties with information about the use of these ads on third party websites and viewing of ads and of our content.
We and these third-party vendors, including Google and LinkedIn, may use third-party technologies (such as the LinkedIn Insight Tag) together with our own first party technologies in order to analyze ad impressions, your use of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services. The information collected may also include information about your visits to our websites, include the pages you have viewed and what content you have seen. These third-party tracking technologies may be set to, among other things: (a) help deliver advertisements to you that you might be interested in; (b) prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times; and (c) understand the effectiveness of the advertisements that have been delivered to you.
Information we receive from other sources
We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other online projects or services we provide. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, technical and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers) and may receive information about you from them. We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you to create combined information.
We use Personal Information to:
We may also use such information for other purposes related to our business or that of our related entities, as well as for any other purpose described in this policy or any other agreement you may enter with us or otherwise as we may disclose to you or to which you consent from time to time, or for other purposes as required or permitted by applicable law.
We may share your Personal Information with any member of our corporate group, which means our subsidiaries, our parent company and its subsidiaries.
We do not sell or rent Personal Information to marketers or unaffiliated third parties. We may share your information with selected third parties including:
PDFTron is based in Canada and the information (including any Personal Information) we collect is transferred, maintained, stored, and processed in Canada and other countries outside Canada where our or our service providers’ facilities may be located, including the United States. You understand and agree that we may store and process the information you provide to us in Canada and other countries. The data protection and privacy laws in those countries may offer a lower level of protection than the data protection and privacy laws of your country. Also, this information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in Canada and foreign countries according to their laws.
If you are located in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, we comply with applicable laws to provide an adequate level of data protection for the transfer of your Personal Information outside of the European Economic Area or Switzerland to the United States.
CONSENT AND OTHER LEGAL BASIS FOR COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
By using our products and providing Personal Information to us, you voluntarily consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information as specified in this policy. Without limiting the foregoing, we may on occasion ask you to consent when we collect, use, or disclose your Personal Information in specific circumstances, in which case we may ask for your consent in writing (including by electronic means) although in some circumstances we may accept your oral consent. Sometimes your consent will be implied through your conduct with us if the purpose of the collection, use or disclosure is obvious and you voluntarily provide the information.
Depending on your location and subject to applicable law, we may use your Personal Information for the purposes set forth in this policy based on other legal grounds including:
In addition, we may collect, use, and disclose personal information without your consent when we are required or permitted by applicable law to do so.
IS MY PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURE?
We take commercially reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Among the steps we take in order to protect your information are:
Unfortunately, no transmission of information via the internet or storage of information is completely secure. Although we take commercially reasonable steps to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our websites or apps that we store.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal Information will be retained in accordance with this policy for as long as may be necessary or relevant for the purpose of collection, or as may be required or permitted by applicable law, after which time it may be made anonymous or destroyed unless you further consent to its continued retention.
Our websites and apps may, from time to time, contain links to and from third party websites including those of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of those websites, please note that they have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for those policies. Please check these policies before you submit any Personal Information to those websites.
Access to and correction of Personal Information
You have a right to request access to your Personal Information and to request a correction to it if you believe it is inaccurate. If you have submitted Personal Information to us and would like to have access to it, or if you would like to have it corrected, please contact us using the contact information provided below. We will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request; however, in some cases we may not be able to allow you to access certain Personal Information in certain circumstances, for example if it contains Personal Information of other persons, or for legal reasons. We may require you to verify your identity before you access your Personal Information.
Withdrawal of consent
Individuals have the right to withdraw their consent to the collection, use, or disclosure of Personal Information at any time, except where that withdrawal would frustrate the performance of a legal obligation by us. Upon reasonable written notice given to us, all Personal Information held by us that is identifiable to that individual will be removed from our records and a notice of the impact of that removal will be provided to the individual. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you withdraw consent we nonetheless reserve the rights to retain, collect, use and disclose Personal Information without your consent where we are required or permitted by applicable law to do so.
Your data protection rights
Depending on your location and subject to applicable law, you may have additional rights with respect to your Personal Information, including:
In order to exercise these rights, you may contact us as described in the Contact Us section below. We will comply with your request to the extent required by applicable law. If you feel that you have not received a satisfactory response from us, you may consult with the data protection authority in your country.
Any changes we may make to our policy in the future will be posted on this page. The date this policy was last revised is identified on the top of this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our policy.
Questions, comments and requests regarding this policy may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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