Privacy Policy

Fazzari + Partners LLP (F+P) respects the right for privacy of personal information of our clients, principals, employees, associates and contacts and is committed to protecting all personal information in our possession or control. F+P has adopted this Privacy Policy to outline our use of personal information in the course of fulfilling our professional responsibilities and operating our business.

Organizations that collect, use and/or disclose personal information in the course of commercial activities must comply with the provisions of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) set out by the Canadian government. PIPEDA gives you rights concerning the privacy of your personal information. Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. It includes information such as age, income, opinions, home location and family but does not include the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.

F+P is committed to adhering to the provisions of PIPEDA. Our Privacy Policy incorporates the 10 internationally recognized principles upon which PIPEDA is based.

Principle 1 — Accountability

F+P is responsible for personal information under our control and has designated a Privacy Officer to be accountable for our organization’s compliance with the following principles.

Principle 2 — Identifying Purposes

The purposes for which personal information is collected shall be identified by us at or before the time the information is collected. Presently, F+P’s collection and use of personal information about clients is primarily for the purpose of providing professional services. Each engagement letter includes an explanation of why F+P requires the information and with whom it may be shared in order to provide professional services.

The collection and use of personal information about clients, prospective clients and contacts may also occur from time to time for the purpose of sending non-client specific information or invitations to events hosted by or involving F+P.

Any new purposes will be identified prior to their use. Your consent will be obtained for the new uses, except where such uses are required by law, including collection in the course of an investigation.

Principle 3 — Consent

The knowledge and consent of the individual are required for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, except where inappropriate.

Every F+P professional services engagement is documented by an engagement letter, which includes a discussion about how F+P may use and disclose your personal information. By signing the engagement letter, the client will be providing its consent to the collection, use and disclosure as described in the engagement letter.

Certain types of information may automatically be collected when you visit this website and through emails that we may exchange. Automated technologies may include the use of web server logs to collect IP addresses and “cookies”:

  • IP Address – An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes.
  • Cookies – A cookie is a small piece of text that a website places in the cookie file of your browser and that allows the site to remember who you are. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. F+P only uses cookies in accordance with applicable laws. Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. If you visit our website, we use cookies to compile aggregate statistics to help us determine what areas of the site visitors prefer. You have the choice of deciding whether to accept cookies or not. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our website features.

The collection of this automated information will allow us to better understand and improve our website.

The use of this website signifies your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information by F+P in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you are not in agreement with this Privacy Policy, then you may not use this website.

Principle 4 — Limiting Collection

The collection of personal information shall be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by us in discharging our professional responsibilities and conducting our business. Information shall be collected by fair and lawful means.

Principle 5 — Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention

Personal information shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law. We do not share personal information with unaffiliated third parties, except as necessary for our legitimate professional and business needs, to carry out your requests, and/or as required or permitted by law or professional standards.

We make reasonable efforts to retain personal information only for the time the information is necessary to comply with an individual’s request or until that person asks deletion of the information.

This website contains links to other sites. As we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites, the user of this site is advised to be aware that when they leave this website the user should read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this website.

Principle 6 — Accuracy

Personal information that we manage shall be as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used. If any of your personal information changes, we require details of those changes for our own uses and for the uses of third parties to whom such information is disclosed.

Principle 7 — Safeguards

We have adopted reasonable security policies and procedures to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Despite our best efforts, we cannot be absolutely guarantee security against all threats. To the best of our ability, access to your personal information is limited to authorized parties. Those individuals who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information.

Principle 8 — Openness

Upon reasonable request, F+P will make available to individuals specific information about its policies and practices relating to the management of personal information. Any requests for said information shall be made as follows:

Privacy Officer
Fazzari + Partners LLP
3300 Highway #7, Suite 901
Vaughan, Ontario
L4K 4M3
T: 905-738-5758

Principle 9 — Individual Access

Upon request, you will be informed of the existence, use, and disclosure of your personal information and will be given access to that information. An individual shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.

Principle 10 — Challenging Compliance

You will be able to address a challenge concerning F+P’s compliance with the above principles to our Privacy Officer. We will take the steps necessary to resolve the issue, including amending our Privacy Policy and practices, if necessary.

If we are not able to resolve your concern, or if you have any other concerns about F+P’s Privacy Policy and procedures, you may contact the Officer of The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, or, if applicable, the provincial Privacy Commissioner. F+P’s Privacy Officer will provide you with this contact information upon request.