Privacy Policy

REVISION 3.5 – March 16, 2010

Because our web site has areas where individuals can provide identifying information, we have developed our Canaan Group Inc. Privacy Statement to inform web site visitors of our policies and practices regarding such information.

The Canaan Group Inc. Privacy Mission

In general, Canaan Group Inc. (Canaan) collects identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by a visitor to our Site. A visitor to our Site may choose to provide this information to register for certain areas of the Site, apply for a job, request a publication, quotation or tracking request. These are just some examples and may not necessarily encompass all methods of providing the information. When a visitor provides this type of identifiable information to us, we use it solely for the purposes for which it was provided. Our stated policy is not to share personally identifiable information with third parties, unless required by law, or unless explicitly requested by a visitor. We recognize that your information is valuable and we take all reasonable measures to protect your information while it is in our care. We may use small text files called cookies to improve the functionality of this Site. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, most browsers now permit users to opt-out of receiving them.

Data Collection

We collect only personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors to Canaan’s Web site. Canaan’s intention is not to seek any sensitive information through our Web site unless legally required for recruiting purposes. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. If you do wish to provide sensitive information for any reason, Canaan accepts this type of submission as your explicit consent to use that information in any way as it sees fit.

Use of Data

Information attained by the site is used only for the intended purpose stated at the time that the information is collected. This data is not shared with third parties.

Cookies and Log Files

Cookies may be used on some pages of our site. “Cookies” are small text files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing a more customized Web site experience. By accessing our Site, you explicitly consent to the use of them on your computer.

Third Parties

It is Canaan’s policy to only disclose information to third parties under the following circumstances:
1. as required by law through subpoena, search warrant or other legal process.
2. when explicitly requested by a visitor.

Third Party Links

There are several places throughout that may link to other Web sites that do not operate under privacy practices. When you link to other Web sites, Canaan’s privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage visitors to review each site’s privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.


Canaan has implemented security measures in order to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized Canaan personnel are provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees have agreed to ensure confidentiality of this information.


Canaan understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy especially in an online environment. The Sites covered by this privacy statement are not intentionally designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger. It is Canaan’s policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.


Canaan reserves the right to modify or amend this Statement at any time. The effective date will be displayed at the beginning of this statement. Visitors will not be informed with any special messages but are encouraged to check back regularly for updates.