Privacy Policy

Cognitive Edge respects the privacy of the individuals with whom it communicates and recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all personal information. We take every precaution to ensure the privacy, accuracy and security of the personal information provided to us.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Personal contact information is provided to Cognitive Edge voluntarily by newsletter subscribers or those who wish to receive other information materials, products and tools. The contact information is entered and stored in a secure contact database which is maintained by an administrator.

When a transaction requires payment, we collect personal contact plus credit card information or banking information from personal/institutional cheques. This information is used for billing/payment purposes only. It is not shared and is kept in a secure environment.

Collection and use of website data

Cognitive Edge maintains this website and we use software to monitor web traffic and collect usage statistics.

The software collects the domain name locations of our visitors, as well as what information is being downloaded from the site, the number of pages viewed, and the length of their visit. This information is presented in aggregate form for trend analysis and system administration. It does not contain anything that can identify users personally.

Participation in online surveys or use of feedback forms on the site is completely voluntary and the user has a choice whether to disclose requested contact information. This information is destroyed once the data has been aggregated for reporting purposes.

Cognitive Edge also collects information from those who download full-text Research Papers. This information provides some protection to the author who has not yet published the paper in a peer-reviewed journal. The information is aggregated by the webmaster for statistical purposes.

Our website contains links to other external sites. Cognitive Edge is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these external sites. We encourage users to read the privacy statements of each website to which we may link which may collect personally identifiable information.

Consent

All personal information collected is protected under federal and provincial privacy legislation. This means you will be informed that your information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected and your right to access that information. Should the intent for the collected information change, Cognitive Edge will contact the individuals to obtain consent for the new purpose.

Disclosure and Retention of Personal Information

Personal information collected is not disclosed to anyone other than Cognitive Edge personnel who need to respond to the request or those acting as our agents (such as a mailing house) to provide our product(s)/service(s). We do not sell, share or lease our mailing lists.

We will only disclose personal information we maintain when required to do so by law or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property.

Accuracy

Cognitive Edge makes every reasonable effort to ensure that the personal contact information is accurate and complete for the purposes intended. Subscribers can change/update their contact information at any time by contacting us by phone, e-mail or mail.

Safeguards and Access

Access to contact information is restricted. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Cognitive Edge promotes an individual’s right of access to personal information about themselves. Cognitive Edge will provide access to information upon request.

Notification and Changes

Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our website. Please check back regularly to keep abreast of any changes.

For questions about Cognitive Edge’s communications privacy policies, contact:

John Cullen
Director, Cognitive Edge

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