BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES INC.
OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
Brookfield Residential complies with all of the requirements of Canada’s privacy legislation, The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and substantially similar provincial legislation. By submitting your personal information, and using Brookfield Residential services or website (the “Site”), you accept this Policy and consent to its terms and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection of your personal information. If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, please do not use the Site.
ibed to you at the time of collection of your personal information. If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, please do not use the Site.
This Policy may be modified, revised or updated at Brookfield Residential’s discretion, at any time, without notice to you. Please check back from time to time for such amendments. By continuing to view, browse or use the Site following any such modification or revision, you agree to be bound by such modification or revision.
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
“Personal Information” is personally identifiable information about you, including your name, residential address and e-mail address, and your views and personal opinions. Publicly available information, such as business contact information or a public directory listing of your name, address, telephone number or information that is aggregated and not associated with a specific individual, including demographic information and statistics, is not considered Personal Information.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL COLLECT?
We will only request personal information from you that is necessary to establisrh, manage and maintain our relationship with you. Personal Information is collected by Brookfield Residential when you provide it to us, such as, when you subscribe for investor alerts, request event reminders, or contact us through a contact form. We may also collect your IP address when you use the Site and we keep track of your dealings with us, including details of your visits to our Site and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.
We may also receive Personal Information from our business partners and other third parties, provided that such third parties confirm to us that they have obtained your consent or we have obtained your consent in this regard.
WHAT NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL COLLECT?
We collect certain non-personal information which is recorded by the standard operation of our Internet servers on an anonymous basis, such as the operating system and type of browser you are using, the sections of the Site you visit, the Site pages visited, and any content you post to or download from the Site.
This non-identifiable information is used on an aggregate basis and in a non-personally identifiable form, including: (i) for Site and system administration purposes, (ii) to improve the Site, (iii) to conduct internal reviews of the number of visitors to the Site (iv) to help us better understand visitors’ use of our Site; (v) to respond to specific requests from our visitors; and (vi) to protect the security or integrity of our Site when necessary. Brookfield Residential’s servers may also automatically record information when you visit our website, including the URL that directed you to our website, your IP address, browser type and the date and time of your visit.
When you view the Site, we generally collect and store some information on your computer. This information will be stored in a “Cookie,” which is a file created on your computer’s hard drive, and will help us in many ways. For example, Cookies allow us to tailor the Site to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block the creation of Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored, although doing so may affect your use of the Site and your ability to access certain features of the Site. Please refer to your browser instructions or the help section of your browser to learn more about these functions.
Our Site may use Web beacon, gif or other technologies. When you access certain of our web pages, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by us. These technologies usually work in conjunction with cookies. If you don’t want your cookie information to be associated with your visits to these pages, you can set your browser to turn off cookies. If you turn off cookies, Web beacon technologies will still detect visits to these pages, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other non-identifiable cookie information and are disregarded.
HOW BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL WILL RESPOND TO A “DO NOT TRACK” SIGNAL FROM YOUR BROWSER?
Internet users now have the ability to control the collection of personally identifiable information about the user’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services through the use of Do Not Track (DNT) options. Currently, various browsers offer an option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to websites visited by the user about his or her DNT preference. An internet user can usually access his or her browser’s DNT option in the browser’s tools or preferences.
Internet industry groups and regulators have been developing a uniform standard for how websites and online services should respond to browser DNT signals. No consensus, however, has been reached on any final or interim uniform response standard. Absent a uniform industry response standard, internet users cannot predict how any given website will respond to a browser DNT signal.
Although Brookfield Residential is very concerned with each user’s privacy and security, due to the absence of a uniform industry response standard for browser DNT signals, and the lack of a current consensus on how websites should interpret browser DNT signals, Brookfield Residential currently does not respond to browser DNT signals.
HOW WILL BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
Also, you may indicate that you are interested in receiving information from Brookfield Residential. If so, your personal information will also be used to contact you or to send you e-mail materials and other mailings about productions or projects that might be of interest to you. You always have the option to tell us not to share your personal information with third parties or to exclude you from offers for targeted advertising.
We may be involved in the sale or transfer of some or all of our businesses. As part of that sale or transfer transaction, we may disclose your personal information to the acquiring organization, but will require the acquiring organization to agree to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with the Policy.
Limited disclosure of Personal Information to third parties may be required as part of Brookfield Residential fulfilling its stated business duties and day-to-day operations. However, information will only be disclosed to such persons if they have entered into a written agreement with us to abide by this Policy.
PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your personal information may be processed and stored outside of the province in which you reside and/or outside of Canada. Under the laws of these other jurisdictions, in certain circumstances foreign courts, law enforcement agencies or regulatory agencies may be entitled to access your personal information without notice to you. By submitting your Personal Information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.
By providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to our using your Personal Information for the purpose set forth above. Other than as required by law, your Personal Information will not be used for any other purpose without your consent. You can at any time withdraw consent to receive further information or correspondence from us by contacting our Chief Privacy Officer at the address set forth below.
Technical, contractual, administrative and physical security measures and safeguards, such as locked cabinets, restricted access and the use of passwords and firewalls have been adopted to protect your personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
Information collected from our Site is kept in a safe and secure system, isolated from direct connection to the Internet.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The Site may contain links to independently owned, controlled and/or managed third party, Web or Internet sites to which the Policy does not apply. Should you select such a link, you will leave the Brookfield Residential website. Please note that we do not monitor or control the content that appears on these third-party sites and such content may be constantly changing. If you view these third-party sites, the sites may assign a cookie. Brookfield Residential does not control these cookies, nor is it responsible for any marketing or other use of your information by these third parties.
HOW TO CORRECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Brookfield Residential wants to ensure that information about you is accurate, complete and current. Please inform Brookfield Residential of any change of name, address or other information. In addition, you have the right to access the Personal Information that Brookfield Residential has collected, stored, and disclosed about you, subject to any legal restrictions. If there are errors in the information in your files, you may request that it be changed. If we have disclosed inaccurate information about you to a third party, we will be pleased to contact the third party in order to advise them of the error.
In order to access this information, you must put your request in writing to the individual referred to below.
HOW TO ACCESS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you have any questions, concerns or would like more information about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information by Brookfield Residential, or if you simply want to know whether we have any of your personal information on file, you may contact our Chief Privacy Officer at the following address:
Chief Privacy Officer
4906 Richard Road SW
Calgary, AB T3E 6L1
If Brookfield Residential refuses access to you, it will provide you with the reasons for its refusal upon request. Exceptions may include information that contains references to other individuals, information that cannot be disclosed for legal, security or commercial proprietary reasons, and information that is subject to solicitor-client or litigation privilege.
Last updated: August 2014