Privacy Policy

Located on the east coast of Canada, the Halifax Partnership (the “Partnership”, “we”, “us” and “our”) is Halifax’s public-private economic development organization. The Partnership drives and accelerates economic growth by selling and marketing Halifax to the world, helping businesses reach their full potential, and tracking and reporting on Halifax’s economic progress. The Partnership respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through compliance with this privacy policy (the “Policy”) and applicable privacy laws.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy, you can contact us.

Application of our Policy

This Policy applies when you use the Partnership’s programs and services, when you interact with us in person, via telephone, or online via email, our website ( or other Partnership websites where we include this Policy. Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices for collecting, processing, using, protecting and sharing your information. By providing your personal information to the Partnership or by using our websites, you agree to the terms of the Policy as amended from time to time.

The Partnership’s websites may include links to third-party websites. If you follow a link to a third-party website, please note that these third parties have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.

Personal information the Partnership collects

Personal information means any information about an identifiable individual, which includes information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify a specific person including, for example, an individual’s name, address, email address, telephone number, government-issued identification and financial information, but it does not include anonymized or aggregated information that cannot specifically identify or be associated with you.

The Partnership collects and uses personal information you may provide when you communicate or interact with us, such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, title, firm name, and other related information. As you navigate through and interact with our websites, we may use cookies or other automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your device, browsing actions, and patterns, including details of your visits to any of our websites, such as traffic data, location data, logs, and website interaction data, and information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

How the Partnership collects your personal information

The Partnership collects personal information directly from you when you provide it to us, including when you fill in forms, correspond with us by phone or email, respond to surveys, register for and participate in our events, and also through automated technologies or interactions, for example, as you navigate through our websites.

When you provide us with your personal information, you consent to us using it as identified in this Policy, and for any other purpose we may describe when we collect the information. We may ask for your express consent, such as asking you to check a box, when we collect sensitive personal information, such as financial information or when we ask for your consent to receive electronic marketing information. We may also obtain your consent implicitly when we can reasonably conclude that you have given consent by your actions. For example, your continued use of our programs and services indicates your consent to our collecting, using and disclosing your personal information in accordance with this Policy.

Cookies and tracking technologies

The Partnership uses tracking technologies such as cookies (a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer), web beacons or other digital markers to collect information about your online activity over time and across our websites and unaffiliated websites, to improve your experience when visiting our websites, keep track of your settings and preferences and for security purposes. You can set your browser to refuse all or some cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent following the instructions for your particular web browser. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our websites may not be accessible or may not function properly.

We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. You can opt out of several third party ad servers’ and networks’ cookies simultaneously by using an opt-out tool created by the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada or the Network Advertising Initiative. You may still receive online advertising, but such ads will not be tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.

How the Partnership uses your personal information

The Partnership uses your personal information to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or that were described at the time of collection. Additionally, we may use your personal information:

  • To provide you with information about the Partnership, including our programs, services and activities;
  • To respond to your questions, comments or requests for information;
  • To present our websites and their related content to you and allow you to participate in interactive features, social media, or similar features on our websites;
  • To notify you about changes to our websites or any other programs or services we provide;
  • To meet our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts with you, including for billing and collection or to comply with legal requirements;
  • To improve our programs, services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences, and our websites;
  • To measure or understand the effectiveness of our advertising and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to protect against fraud and respond to any government or regulatory request;
  • To perform market research, and aggregate your data for statistical purposes, to analyze trends and develop internal reports; and
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

Who the Partnership shares your personal information with

We may share and disclose your personal information:

  • With our partners, affiliates, and service providers who are contractually obligated to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them and in compliance with this Policy;
  • With third parties if we believe such disclosure is required by law, including to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, respond to any government or regulatory request, enforce our legal rights, or to detect and prevent fraud;
  • As otherwise permitted or required by applicable law; and
  • With your consent.

How the Partnership protects your personal information

The security and confidentiality of your personal information is very important to the Partnership. We use physical, electronic, and administrative measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of any of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

Please note that we may process, store, and transfer your personal information in a country outside of Canada, where privacy laws may or may not be as comprehensive as Canadian law and government authorities may be able to obtain access to your personal information under the laws of that country. Whenever we engage a service provider, we require that its privacy and security standards adhere to this Policy and applicable Canadian privacy legislation.

How long the Partnership retains personal information

Except as otherwise permitted or required by applicable laws, we will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

Questions about your personal information

It is important that the personal information the Partnership holds about you is accurate and up-to-date. You can request access to or correct your personal information or withdraw consent to the use of your personal information at any time by contacting us using the contact information listed below. Please note that if you withdraw your consent we may not be able to provide you with a particular program or service. We will explain the impact to you at the time to help you with your decision.

The Partnership welcomes your questions, comments, and requests regarding this Policy and our privacy practices. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Privacy Officer at:

Halifax Partnership

1675 Grafton Street
Suite 701, North Tower
Halifax, NS B3J 0E9
Email: [email protected]
Toll-free number: 1.800.565.1191

You can also unsubscribe or withdraw your consent to receive commercial electronic messages at any time using the unsubscribe method provided in the communication or by contacting us at [email protected].

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This policy may change from time to time at the discretion of the Partnership and changes will be effective immediately upon posting to, so please check periodically for updates.

Last updated: September 1, 2020



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