To summarize our commitment to Privacy, we have detailed the following:
What information we collect from you. IED only collects Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to us.
How we use your information. IED uses your Personal Information for the purposes of responding to and processing your requests for IED products and services or a participating vendor (s) products and services.
Who we share your information with. IED will only share your Personal Information with our authorized service providers that perform certain services or functions on our behalf or as required by law. IED does not sell or rent your Personal Information to anyone.
Information about you. IED collects information from the users of the Site at several different points on the Site. For example, but not limited to, we collect and/or request information when a user:
Becomes a IED member or expert, completes a member or expert profile, posts an event or posts an article, requests IED to forward information to a participating vendor or expert, places an order, participates in an online sweepstakes or survey, submits an email or contacts IED, or voluntarily provides information to a IED representative.
In order to fulfill the requests of Site users in the above instances, the user may be requested to provide contact and/or credit information. If we have trouble processing an order or a request, this contact information will be used by IED to contact the user.
Use of your information. Information collected by IED may be used, but not limited to
Register you as a IED member or expert. At your request, set up an account at a participating vendor. At your request, provide contact details to a participating vendor or expert. Purchase products or services. Send marketing communications or surveys to you. Respond to your suggestions or inquiries. Improve the quality of your visit to the IED site.
Gathering and Sharing of Information, Links to External and Co-branded Websites.
We monitor traffic patterns on the Site and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use to analyze trends and administer the Site in order to improve its layout and design and to permit Site personalization and streamlining to create the best experience we can for our users. In order to perform analysis permitting such personalization and improvement of site design and user experience, we may employ suitable third parties with whom we share the information necessary to accomplish these objectives. These statistics include no personally identifying information.
Where appropriate, we share aggregated statistical information with our business partners. These statistics include no personally identifying information.
We use a credit card processing company to bill purchasers of goods and services from the Site, and depending upon the goods and services being ordered, we may also use outside suppliers and/or delivery companies to assist us in fulfilling and delivering orders. We share with them the information necessary to enable such card processing, fulfillment, and delivery of goods (i.e. - name, address, and as appropriate, payment information).
We will not share personal user information with any participating vendors unless requested by the user. Participating vendors can only contact users directly when a user requests information from a vendor, becomes a customer of the vendor or otherwise invites the vendor to contact the user directly. Vendors can only promote there offerings through the IED newsletters or marketing initiatives through IED.
We may provide personal identifying and account information in special cases such as enforcement of our Terms of Site Use, or as required by law or legal process to protect and defend the rights and safety of our Site and its users. This includes exchanging information with other companies for purposes of fraud and credit risk reduction.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time we may request information from the users of the Site via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary, and the users of the Site have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as your name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as postal code, age level, etc.). We use such information to notify contest winners, award prizes, and for analyzing the Site traffic to improve the user's experience on the Site.
The IED E-mail newsletter provides regular updates to members about articles and offerings that we feel are valuable to operating a business. You may unsubscribe at any time by using the link provided on every newsletter.
Strong precautions are taken to protect the information of the users of our Site. When users submit sensitive information via the Site, that Information is protected both online and off-line.
You may have heard of the term "cookies". Cookies are routinely used by most, if not all, E- commerce merchants, including IED. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user's hard drive through the Web browser program containing information about the user which enables us to track and personalize the Site to enhance your experience. For instance, by setting a cookie on our Site, we can provide you with storage of items in your shopping cart between visits. Cookies are also used to track users coming from IED affiliates. However, if a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our Site although we will be unable to provide our users with the personalized shopping experience we can offer using the cookie data.
Special Offers, Account Updates and Opting Out.
We may communicate with the users of the Site via e-mail, telephone, mail, or fax in order to provide requested services, content, product information, notification of special offers, or in regard to customer service issues. The users of the Site are always given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having their online information used for purposes not directly related to the Site at the point at which we ask for the information or when they receive an online requested promotional communication.
Users of the Site can always update the personally identifying information that they have provided to IED simply by updating their profile on the IED site.
If you have any questions about the security at our Site, you can send e-mail to
IED controls and operates this Site from Ontario, Canada. Claims relating to, including the use of, this Site and the materials contained herein are governed by the laws of the Canadian and the Ontario governments. If you do not agree, please do not use this Site. If you choose to access this Site from another location, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
Site Contents, Ownership, And Use Restrictions
International Expert Directory is a division of The Expense Management Professionals Inc.. The information contained in this Site including all images, illustrations, designs, photographs, video clips, writings, descriptions and other materials that appear herein are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress or other intellectual property owned, controlled, or licensed (all of which, collectively, are herein referred to as the "Contents") by IED or its subsidiaries and affiliates are the property of their respective owners.
Permission is granted to display, copy, distribute, download, and print in hard copy portions of this Site for the purposes of promoting IED or any of IED's participating vendors, experts, contributors, or using this Site as a resource, provided you do not modify the Site and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Contents.
Except in connection with promoting IED or any of IED's participating vendors, experts, contributors, none of the Contents may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, e-mailed, displayed, posted electronically or mechanically, transmitted, recorded, in any manner mirrored, photocopied, or reproduced without the prior written permission of IED or the applicable copyright owner.
We publish and post content and links from a variety of companies and individuals. The views expressed in whole or in part are not necessarily those of IED, its employees or management. We try to provide a variety of views and opinions to allow readers and visitors to the site to form their own opinions and conclusions. IED accepts no liability whatsoever for the content or views expressed.
Please note that the permission granted herein terminates automatically if you breach any of these Site terms or conditions. Any other use of the Contents on this Site including reproduction for purposes other than as noted above, and including any reproduction, modification, distribution, or republication may violate copyright or trademark laws, and, without the prior written permission of IED, is strictly prohibited.
DISCLAMER OF WARRANTY
IED IS PROVIDING THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENTS ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. ALTHOUGH IED BELIEVES THE CONTENT TO BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, AND CURRENT, IED DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE ON THIS SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR CURRENT. Price and availability information is subject to change without notice.
DISCLAMER OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL IED BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, WITHOUT REGARD TO THE FORM OF ANY ACTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTIONS, ALL ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, COPYING, OR DISPLAY OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS SITE. In an effort to provide our customers with the most current information, IED will, from time to time, make changes in the Contents and in the products or services described on this Site.
Our Site also contains links to external Internet sites as well as co-branded sites, which may be operated by an external party and they may have terms and conditions that differ from those here at IED. A co-branded site is a Website, usually operated by a third-party, and displaying that third-party's name along with the IED name and logo. Such co-branded sites offer IED approved goods or services to our users. When you click on links that take you to such external or co-branded sites, you will be subject to their terms and conditions, and we encourage you to become familiar with that party's terms and conditions as these may differ from those utilized on our Site.
We take great care to ensure accuracy and update our website on a regular basis. Given the complex nature of the business, we cannot be held responsible for any errors that may occur, or changes to any vendors on line, catalogue or flyer pricing, services. If in doubt, please visit each vendor’s respective website or contact them directly for up to date pricing, services and specifications.
We are not responsible for typographical or photographic errors.
User Comments, Feedback, and Other Information Submissions Provided By You
You agree that any material, information, and ideas that you transmit to this Site or otherwise provide to IED ("Transmissions") may be posted indefinitely providing you as the author are given proper credit.You may also request that IED remove your content from the IED website at any time, and provide IED with a reasonable amount of time to remove such content.
You agree that all transmissions will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and IED shall be under no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute the Transmissions to others without limitation. You further agree that IED may use information about your demographics and use of this Site in any manner that does not reveal your identity.
In addition, you agree, and are hereby put on notice, that you are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under law. You are solely responsible for the content of any comments you make.
Should you have a comment, question or suggestion, we can be contacted by email
Or by regular mail at International Expert Directory 171 Main Street South, Unit 4 Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9
Generally. Purchasing a IED membership entitles you (a "Member") to all the tools, resources, member offers and/or discounts available on the site regardless of your use of them.
Your IED membership is not transferable from one business to another.
For access to and use of a IED membership, you agree to pay all fees and charges specified in the IED membership fee schedule. IED asks that you provide us with your credit card information for payment, and all charges you incur for use of the IED Service will be charged to the credit card number you provide. If IED does not receive payment from the card issuer, you agree to pay IED all amounts due upon demand. IED may take commercially reasonable actions to validate your credit card and collect all payments due. You agree to pay all attorney and collection fees arising from any efforts to collect any past due amounts from you to the extent allowed by law. You understand that if IED does not receive timely payment of all amounts due for membership fees, your use of any IED Service may be severely restricted or terminated at IED's sole discretion.
THE FEE FOR ANY IED SERVICE OTHER THAN MEMBERSHIPS ARE NONREFUNDABLE. IED WILL NOT REFUND ANY FEES PAID BY YOU IF YOU TERMINATE YOUR AGREEMENT WITH US.
If you terminate your membership, any membership fees paid will be refunded to the member on a prorated basis based on the unused number of prepaid days remaining on their membership.
IED reserves the right at its sole discretion and as it deems appropriate to add or remove certain services it offers and change its fees for any services or memberships.
You agree to notify IED immediately if you suspect unauthorized use of the IED Service, your credit card, or your password. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, your credit card provider cannot hold you liable for more than $50 of fraudulent charges. In the event of an unauthorized use of your credit card, you must notify your credit card provider in accordance with its reporting rules and procedures.
You agree to pay any taxes, including personal property taxes or sales taxes (GST for Canadian Customers), resulting from your use of the IED Services. You agree to pay all attorney and collection fees arising from our efforts to collect any past due amounts from you to the extent allowed by law.
User Registration Obligations
Provide and promptly update your User Identification to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse all current or future use of Our Site. In addition, we may reject any Site Member registration submission for any reason, or no reason, at our sole discretion. If we terminate your membership, any membership fees paid will be refunded to the member on a prorated basis based on the unused number of days remaining on their membership.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. We recommend you change your password on a regular basis.
You agree to immediately notify IED of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.
Ensure that you logout of the Site at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.
By using Our Site, you do not acquire any rights to the Site other than a limited license to use it as provided herein, which can be terminated in accordance with this section.
We may also in our sole discretion discontinue providing the Site, or any part thereof, with or without notice, at any time.
You agree that any termination of your access to this Site under any provision of this T&C may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that We may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files and/or bar any further access to such files or to the Site.
You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Site.