Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (the "Policy") governs all aspects of how Hoffman Lighting Inc. ("Hoffman Lighting Inc.", "We", "Us") collects, uses, maintains and discloses personal information from all users ("Users", "You" or "Your") of this website.

Hoffman Lighting Inc. values Your Privacy

Hoffman Lighting Inc. is committed to protecting the confidentially of all information entrusted to it by Users.  Hoffman Lighting Inc. has prepared this Policy to inform Users of our policy and practices concerning the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information. 

Personal Information that Hoffman Lighting Inc. collects.

Hoffman Lighting Inc., from time-to-time, may collect personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") from Users.  This includes name, address, phone numbers, email addresses that You provide, information collected electronically about how You use our website (e.g. by tracking the number of unique pageviews received by the pages of the website) or via cookies.  "Cookies" are files or pieces of information that may be stored in Your computer's hard drive when You visit our website. Cookies are also used to remember that You may have already provided Personal Information to Us and as a result, they help speed up Your future activities when accessing our website.  The cookies are persistent cookies and reside on the Your Internet browser for three (3) months. Hoffman Lighting Inc. does not share Personal Information obtained through cookies with any third parties. 

Most Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies.  If You do not wish to accept cookies, You can set Your Internet browser to refuse cookies or to alert You when cookies are being sent.

In some instances, You may have received a unique client ID and created a password in order to use the secure portions of this website. You are requested not to divulge Your client ID or password to anyone other than Hoffman Lighting Inc. personnel and then only for the purpose of permitting them to provide service to You.

In addition to Personal Information You provide and cookies, Hoffman Lighting Inc. may collect other information about Your visits to our website. For example, We may collect information about Your computer, such as Your IP address (a number assigned to Your computer whenever You surf the World Wide Web); the type of Internet browser You are using; the type of computer operating system You are using; or the domain name of the website from which You linked to our website.  This information will not be linked to Your Personal Information and will only be collected in the aggregate in connection with all the Users of our website for planning, forecasting and/or evaluation purposes.

Please note that this Policy does not cover aggregated data from which the identity of an individual cannot be determined.  Hoffman Lighting Inc. retains the right to use aggregated data in any way that it determines appropriate.

Hoffman Lighting Inc. has no control over the content of third party websites that may be identified on the Hoffman Lighting Inc. website or, if applicable, accessed through hyperlinks.

Your Consent

Your provision of Personal Information to Hoffman Lighting Inc. means that You agree and consent that Hoffman Lighting Inc. may collect, use and disclose Your Personal Information in accordance with this Policy. If You do not agree with these terms, You are requested not to provide any Personal Information to Hoffman Lighting Inc.. Certain services can only be offered if You provide Personal Information to Hoffman Lighting Inc.. Consequently, if You choose not to provide Us with any required Personal Information, Hoffman Lighting Inc. may not be able to offer You certain services.

If You do not wish to receive information regarding the products and services offered by Hoffman Lighting Inc. and its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners please send an email to the person indicated at the end of this Policy.

How Hoffman Lighting Inc. uses Personal Information

Hoffman Lighting Inc. may, from time-to-time, use Personal Information collected through this website to: (i) provide Users with a product or service that has been requested; (ii) contact Users directly regarding products and services offered by Hoffman Lighting Inc. and its trusted affiliates and partners; (iii) understand User preferences in order to enhance Users' experience with Hoffman Lighting Inc. and such affiliates and partners; and (iv) research the effectiveness of the website and the marketing, advertising and sales efforts of Hoffman Lighting Inc., its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners.

Hoffman Lighting Inc.'s use of Personal Information is limited to these purposes.  Unless permitted by law, no Personal Information about a User is collected, without first obtaining the consent of the individual to the collection, use and dissemination of that information.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Hoffman Lighting Inc. will use all information collected from their Users for internal purposes only.  Hoffman Lighting Inc. may disclose Personal Information of Users to organizations that perform services on behalf of Hoffman Lighting Inc. ("Service Providers").  Personal Information will only be provided to Service Providers if they agree to use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to Hoffman Lighting Inc. and under the instruction of Hoffman Lighting Inc. and, with respect to that information, to act in a manner consistent with the relevant principles articulated in this Policy.  However, Hoffman Lighting Inc. bears no responsibility for any other use of such Personal Information by the Service Providers. 

In some situations, Hoffman Lighting Inc. may also disclose Personal Information of Users to organizations that may be partners in promotional activities ("Promotional Partners").  In such instances, this will only be done if our Promotional Partners agree to use such information solely for the specific, proposed promotional activity and in accordance with this Policy. Information provided by a Promotional Partner to Hoffman Lighting Inc. will be treated in accordance with this Policy. However, Hoffman Lighting Inc. bears no responsibility for any other use of such Personal Information by that Promotional Partner.

Please note that there are circumstances where the use or disclosure of Personal Information may be justified or permitted or where Hoffman Lighting Inc. is obliged to disclose information without consent.  Such circumstances may include:

  • Where Hoffman Lighting Inc. believes in good faith that the law requires it;
  • Where Hoffman Lighting Inc. believes, upon reasonable grounds, that it is necessary to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of an identifiable person or group;
  • Where it is necessary to protect the rights or property of Hoffman Lighting Inc. and collect any money owing; or
  • Where the information is public.

Where obliged or permitted to disclose information without consent, Hoffman Lighting Inc. will not disclose more information than is required.  Hoffman Lighting Inc. does not sell or otherwise disclose to third parties any Personal Information that it has obtained. 

Maintenance and Security of Personal Information

Hoffman Lighting Inc. retains Personal Information about Users as long as Hoffman Lighting Inc. believes it is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected.  Currently, Hoffman Lighting Inc. holds the Personal Information in the City of Houston and the City of TorontoPersonal Information about Users that is maintained on our systems is protected using industry standard security measures. However, We cannot guarantee that the information submitted to, maintained on, or transmitted from our systems will be completely secure and transmission of information over the Internet is susceptible to possible loss, misrouting, interception and misuse.

Access to Personal Information

Hoffman Lighting Inc. provides individuals with access to Personal Information held about them.

If an individual believes that their Personal Information of file is not correct, they may request an update of that information by sending a request to the person indicated below.  Hoffman Lighting Inc. reserves the right not to change any Personal Information but will append any alternative text the individual concerned believes appropriate.  An individual may also request that Hoffman Lighting Inc. delete an individual's Personal Information from Hoffman Lighting Inc.'s system and records.  However, due to technical constraints and the fact that Hoffman Lighting Inc. backs up its systems, Personal Information may continue to reside in Hoffman Lighting Inc.'s systems after deletion.  Individuals, therefore, should not expect that their Personal Information would be completely removed from Hoffman Lighting Inc.'s systems in response to an accepted request for deletion. 

Hoffman Lighting Inc. reserves the right to decline access to Personal Information where the information requested:

  1. Would disclose the Personal Information of another individual or of a deceased individual;
  2. Would disclose business confidential information that may harm Hoffman Lighting Inc. or the competitive position of a third party;
  3. Is subject to solicitor-client or litigation privilege;
  4. Could reasonably result in:
    1. serious harm to the treatment or recovery of the individual concerned;
    2. serious emotional harm to the individual or another individual; or
    3. serious bodily harm to another individual;
  5. May harm or interfere with law enforcement activities and other investigative or regulatory functions of a body authorized by statute to perform such functions;
  6. Is not readily retrievable and the burden or cost of providing would be disproportionate to the nature or value of the information; or
  7. Does not exist, is not held, or cannot be found by Hoffman Lighting Inc..

Where information will not or cannot be disclosed, the individual making the request will be provided with the reasons for non-disclosure.  Where information will be disclosed, Hoffman Lighting Inc. will endeavour to provide the information in question within a reasonable time and no later than thirty (30) days following the request. 

Hoffman Lighting Inc. will not respond to repetitious or vexatious requests for access. In determining whether a request is repetitious or vexatious, Hoffman Lighting Inc. will consider such factors as the frequency with which information is updated, the purpose for which the information is used, and the nature of the information.

To guard against fraudulent requests for access, Hoffman Lighting Inc. will require sufficient information to allow it to confirm the identity of the person making the request before granting access or making corrections.

Amendment of Hoffman Lighting Inc. practices and this Policy

This statement is in effect and was last revised as of February 9th, 2009. Hoffman Lighting Inc. will from time to time review and revise its privacy practices and this Policy.  In the event of any amendment, an appropriate notice will be posted on this website.  Policy changes will apply to the information collected from the date of posting of the revised Policy to Hoffman Lighting Inc.'s website as well as to existing information held by Hoffman Lighting Inc..


If You have any questions about the privacy practices of Hoffman Lighting Inc., or You wish to access Your Personal Information, please contact:
Hoffman Lighting Inc.
434 Lawrence Ave. W.,
Toronto, ON
M5M 1C2