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At Handrigan and Associates (“Handrigan” or “we”), we understand that you want transparency regarding how we collect, use and disclose your personal data. This Privacy Policy contains information about this, and your legal rights.

As a participant of the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”), we adhere to DAA’s interest-based advertising principles by providing you with enhanced notice, transparency and control of our digital marketing practices, as stated at

In addition, this Policy covers the use of your personal information for interest-based advertising (“IBA”). For more information about this topic, please go to Section 6 of this Policy.

If you have any questions, concerns or inquiries regarding the collection, use or disclosure of your personal data, do not hesitate to reach out to us! You can e-mail us at, or reach us by mail at the following address:

Handrigan and Associates
8080 Avenue de la Seine
Montréal, QC, H1K 1T9

1. When does this Privacy Policy apply?

This Privacy Policy applies in the following situations:

  • If you navigate and use our website at;
  • If you communicate with us on social media, or through e-mails;
  • If you use a form on our website to contact us or request information;
  • When we conduct marketing activities, such as through targeting cookies or newsletters.

(together, the “Service”)

This Privacy Policy applies to personal data. We consider that “personal data” means any information which allows us to identify you directly or indirectly, including “cookies” and other electronic data. A “cookie” is an information that a website puts on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember something about you at a later time. In this Privacy Policy, when we refer to “cookies” we include other technologies with similar purposes, such as pixels, tags, beacons. If you are looking for more information on cookies, you can refer to websites such as and For more information about what we do with cookies, refer to Section 4 of this Policy.

This Privacy Policy is for transparency purposes and some of the data that we identify in this Privacy Policy as personal data may not be protected as personal information under applicable laws. For instance, business contact information is often excluded and you may not have the same rights over such data.

2. When does this Privacy Policy not apply?

If you click through to links to third parties’ websites, applications, or services from our Service, this Privacy Policy does not apply to the collection, use and disclosure of personal data by such external services. It is always a good idea to read their privacy policies to understand what they do with your personal data!

This Privacy Policy also does not apply to our professional services and is limited to the Service, as defined under Section 1 of this Privacy Policy.

3. What Personal Data do we collect about you, and why?

We collect the following categories of personal data: contact details, electronic data, analytics data, and marketing data. We may achieve this by using cookies, and we describe our practices regarding cookies in further details under Sections 4 and 5 of this Privacy Policy.

We collect Personal Data (a) to provide you with the Service (b) to communicate with you; (c) to conduct our marketing activities (d) for analytics purposes and (e) to identify you. Such personal data may include cookies, electronic data and business contact information, such as an e-mail address. If you communicate with us through social media, we will have access to the information that you make publicly available.

Please see below for further details on which categories of Personal Data we collect and how we use them.

  • Contact details

We collect your contact information, such as your first and last name and your e-mail address so that we can respond to your inquiries and electronic communications with us, including on social media, through e-mails or as part of the forms of our website. Contact details may also be collected if you subscribe to our newsletters.

  • Electronic Data

Electronic data are collected automatically when users navigate the Internet, and therefore, when you are using the Service. Electronic data may include information such as your device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, pages of our Service that you visit to provide you with the Service. Electronic data are collected because they are useful to provide you with the Service, such as to recognize your browser default language, or to maintain the Service.

  • Analytics Data

We collect analytics data includingthe time and date of your visit(s), the time spent on our website, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data for analytics purposes. Please refer to Section 7 to learn more about analytics cookies. Analytics data do not allow us to determine your identity, and are generally provided as aggregated data or by reference to an anonymous identifier. We use analytics data to understand if we have any bugs, which pages of our website are popular, how to improve and for similar purposes.

  • Marketing Data

We use cookies to conduct interest-based advertising, such as LinkedIn cookies. We do that to provide you with advertising that is targeted to your interests on LinkedIn. Without marketing cookies, you would still receive advertising, but they would not be personalized. Please refer to Section 7 for information on how to opt out of retargeting cookies. Using retargeting cookies also allows us toprovide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about. 

Subject to your consent in accordance with the law, we may use your personal data to provide you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any e-mail we send or by contacting us.

4. How do we use “cookies”?

Handrigan uses both first-party and third-party cookies:

  • First-Party Cookies – First-party cookies are those that are issued by us, and they can only be set or retrieved by us. They are used for purposes specific to us, such as to personalize the website.
  • Third-Party Cookies – Third-party cookies are placed on our website by other entities, such as to create new functionalities or conduct advertising.

We use the following types of cookies as part of our Service.

  • Essential Cookies

Essential cookies are those that are necessary for the Service to function as intended, or to ensure the security of the Service. Without these cookies, the Service may not be available to you, or may not function as intended or securely.

  • Functional Cookies

Functional cookies are required for specific functions, such as to use chats or forms. Functional cookies also include preference cookies that are used to personalize the Service, such as to recognize your browser language and consent settings.

  • Analytic and Performance Cookies

These cookies are used to track information about traffic to the website and how users use the website. The information gathered via these cookies is typically linked to a pseudonymous identifier associated with the device you use to access the website. We may also use these cookies to obtain insights on the performance of our advertisements, pages, features or new functionality of the website to see how our users react to them.

  • Targeting Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an ad as well as to help measure the effectiveness of a campaign. We use LinkedIn cookies to deliver more relevant advertising to you. To learn more about LinkedIn retargeting, you can consult:

5. Do you conduct interest-based advertising?

We conduct interest-based advertising, also referred to as targeted advertising or behavioural advertising. Retargeting means that the ads that you are being served are personalized based on your behaviour when browsing online. This is enabled through cookies and requires the processing of electronic data that is considered personal information under certain laws.  We only conduct interest-based advertising through social media. We use LinkedIn Retargeting cookies to conduct IBA.

If you are not comfortable with this, you can opt out of interest-based advertising by managing your cookies and other tracking technologies. Please see Section 7 of the Privacy Policy for an explanation of how to do this.

6. Do you share my personal data with third parties?

Yes, we do share your personal data with third parties, as explained below. However, we are not data brokers, and we do not sell your personal data to third parties.

  • IT Service Providers: We may disclose your personal datawith our IT service providers, such as our data-hosting service provider, to provide you with the Service.
  • Business Transactions: We may disclose your personal datain connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another entity or investors.
  • Business Partners: With your consent, if required by applicable laws, we may share your personal data with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions, or as part of cross-referencing or promotional activities.
  • Analytics and Performance Partners: We may use third-party Service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service. Notably, we use Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
  • Marketing Partners: We use an e-mail marketing service providers to manage and send e-mails to you.Mailchimp is an e-mail marketing sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group LLC.For more information on the privacy practices of Mailchimp, please visit their Privacy policy: We may also share your personal data through targeting cookies.
  • Law Enforcement: Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal data if required to do so by law or in response to licit requests by competent authorities. We only share personal data for these reasons when we are legally required to do so, and after we made our own verifications.
  • Other legal requirements: We may disclose your personal data if we are required to do so by applicable legal requirements, such as to:
    • comply with a legal obligation;
    • protect our rights and defend ourselves in a lawsuit or other proceedings; and
    • prevent or investigate possible wrongdoings in connection with the Service.

It is also important to understand that when you share personal data or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside. This is not a disclosure for which we are legally responsible, and it is important that you

If you interact with other users or register through a third-party social media service, your contacts on the third-party social media service may see your name, profile, pictures and description of your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your activity, communicate with you and view your profile.

7. How can I manage my cookie preferences?

Browsers and devices have tools that allow you to control cookies; you can block them, ensure that you are notified when you are subject to cookies and control the cookies already stored on your device. However, if you block all of the cookies, you may not be able to access all the functionalities of the Service.

You can also use WebChoices which is a browser-based tool for opting out of interest-based advertising. AdChoices provides additional solutions and explanations to control block and control cookies, as well as plug-ins to retain opt-out cookie preferences, even if you delete your cookies.

Depending on the browser that you are using, different instructions are applicable. Click on your browser to have more information:

You can opt out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

8. Where and for how long do you store my data?

We retain personal information for as long as necessary to provide you with the Services, to perform our marketing campaigns effectively or as required by applicable laws, whichever is longer. We use both persistent and session cookies. Session cookies are deleted once you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain active on your device for some time. For instance, Google Analytics cookies remain installed on your device for 2 years.

Your personal data may be collected, used and disclosed outside of Canada by our service providers, such as in the United States. We do not collect, use or disclose any sensitive information as part of the Service.

9. How do you keep my personal data safe?

We limit access to your personal data on a need-to-know basis, and we strive to deploy commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its confidentiality, integrity and availability taking into consideration the risks to your personal data. However, it is important that you also take precautions when using the Internet, especially when using public Wi-Fi.

10. What are my rights regarding my personal data?

The law provides you with some rights over your personal data. Your rights vary depending on the laws that apply to your situation, and the specific circumstances of the request. Some of the rights that may apply to you include the following rights:

  • Right to access your personal data; and
  • Right to rectify your personal data if incorrect, incomplete, invalid or ambiguous.

If you want to exercise one of these rights and the situation allows for such exercise, we will help you without additional charges. However, if you request a transcription, reproduction or transmission of your personal data, we may have to charge a reasonable fee to process your request, subject to applicable laws. In this case, we will contact you about these charges before addressing your request.

For security reasons and to avoid any fraudulent request, we may be required to ask that you provide a proof of identity with your request. After the request has been handled, we will securely delete such personal data.

If your request is denied, we will notify you in writing, provide you with detailed motives and information on how to contest our decision. We will keep the relevant personal data until you have exhausted your options. In any event, we will respond to your request within thirty (30) days, unless agreed otherwise.

If you are located in Canada, note that the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada drafted this FAQ to help you access your personal information when it is held by a business. You can also contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Information Center:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
Toll-free: 1-800-282-1376

Mailing address

Office of the Privacy Commissioner
30 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Québec
K1A 1H3

You can also use this online form.

If you have any issue with how we collect, use or disclose your personal data, or how we responded to your request, please let us know. We will do our best to improve our processes to make certain that it does not happen again. We will also provide you with additional information about our practices if you would like us to do so.

If you are still not satisfied, you can lodge a complaint to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada using this online form, or to your local privacy regulators.

To exercise your right, you can simply reach out to us

11. Can we update this Privacy Policy?

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, please ensure that you review it whenever you use our Service. Below is the latest update date.

Last update: July 2020