Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 4, 2021

This Privacy Policy outlines the types of information that Quarterhill Inc. (“we”, “our” or “us”) may collect from you through our website at (our “Website”), how such information may be used and when such information may be disclosed to third parties. Your use of our Website constitutes your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of such information as described in this Privacy Policy.

What we collect
When you use and access our Website, we may receive information regarding your use of our Website. We may also receive your IP address or any unique device identifiers, and we may place a number of cookie files in your web browser.

Except where you specifically subscribe to our Email alerts through our Website, we do not collect any personal information from you, namely any information that identifies you. For example, you do not have to register to use our Website and, except where you specifically subscribe to our Email alerts through our Website, we do not collect your name or contact information.

How we collect information
We may automatically collect and store information as you use our Website. This may include information created while you are offline and subsequently transmitted to us when you next connect to the Internet from your handheld, mobile device or computer.
Please be aware that by accessing our Website you are sending information to the United States of America (the “US”) where our servers are located. That information may then be transferred within the US or out of the US to other countries outside of your country of residence, depending on the type of information and how it is stored by us. These countries (including the US) may not necessarily have data protection laws as comprehensive or protective as those in your country of residence; however, our collection, storage and use of your information will at all times continue to be governed by this Privacy Policy.

Use of information
Information and cookies may be used by us for administrative, analytical, research, optimization, security and other purposes. For example, we use personal cookies to track web traffic through Google Analytics.

Disclosure of information
We may disclose information to third parties if you consent to us doing so, as well as in the following circumstances:

  1. we may share information from or about you with our subsidiaries, joint ventures or other companies under common control, in which case we will require them to honour this Privacy Policy;
  2. if another company acquires us, or all or substantially all of our assets, that company will possess the same information and will assume the rights and obligations with respect to that information as described in this Privacy Policy;
  3. information in anonymous form may be shared with third parties who assist us with operations such as website development, hosting, maintenance, administration, analytics, research, optimization and/or advertising;
  4. we may disclose any information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable laws, regulations or legal processes; and/or
  5. we reserve the right to disclose information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to (i) take precautions against liability, (ii) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive or unlawful uses or activity, (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (iv) protect the security or integrity of our Website and any facilities or equipment used to make our Website available and/or (v) protect our property or other legal rights, enforce our contracts, or protect the rights, property, or safety of others.

Compliance with data protection principles
We shall ensure that your information is:

  1. processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner;
  2. collected only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes;
  3. adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which it is processed;
  4. not kept in a form which permits identification of individuals for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the information is processed;
  5. processed in a manner that ensures its security using appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage; and
  6. not transferred to another person or country without appropriate safeguards being in place - we use various safeguards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it., however, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, consequently, although we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect information about you, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. 

Your rights

At any time, you may:

  1. withdraw your consent to our processing your information;
  2. request certain information about our processing activities;
  3. request access to your information that we hold;
  4. prevent our use of your information for direct marketing purposes;
  5. ask us to erase your information if it is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed or to rectify inaccurate information or to complete incomplete information;
  6. restrict our processing in specific circumstances;
  7. challenge processing which has been justified on the basis of our legitimate interests or in the public interest;
  8. object to decisions based solely on automated processing of your information;
  9. prevent processing that is likely to cause damage or distress to you or anyone else;
  10. be notified of any act or omission that compromises the security, confidentiality, integrity or availability of your information which is likely to result in high risk to your rights and freedoms;
  11. make a complaint to data protection authorities; and/or
  12. in limited circumstances, receive or ask for your information to be transferred to a third party in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format.

Partnerships and external sources
Our Website may link to external Internet sites beyond our control including the Internet sites maintained by our various subsidiaries. This Privacy Policy covers only the way we treat information we collect in our Website. By accessing any external sites, you agree to the privacy policies of those sites. The external sites may have different policies with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy practices of any such third parties. Therefore, you are encouraged to review the privacy policies of all third-party websites. Without limiting anything in the following section, we are not liable in any way for the actions, inactions or policies of any external services.

Other terms and governing law
Use of our services and products, including access to our Website, may be subject to other terms, conditions and disclosures prescribed by us, device manufacturers, online service providers, or other intermediaries, including: (i) other terms and disclosures which are made available to you by us; and (ii) the terms, conditions, and disclosures made available to you by third parties in connection with the use of their devices and/or online services. All such terms, conditions and disclosures are incorporated by reference into this Privacy Policy.
This Privacy Policy is governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada that are applicable in the Province of Ontario.
You can contact us at any time to request access to information that we have about you, correct any information that we have about you, or to delete information that we have about you. If you have any additional questions about this Privacy Policy or our collection and storage of information, please contact us at

Modification to Privacy Policy
We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the Privacy Policy will govern our collection, use, and disclosure of information about you and will be available online. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post a notice on our Website prior to the effective date of the changes. By continuing to access or use our Website after those changes become effective, you acknowledge the revised Privacy Policy.

Residents of the European Economic Area (“EEA”)
We generally process personal information to pursue our legitimate business interests to send Email alerts to those persons who have specifically subscribed for such alerts. Otherwise, we will obtain consent from individuals to process their personal information if required by law to do so. We understand that individuals located in the EEA may have certain rights under European law (including under the General Data Protection Regulation) (“GDPR”) with respect to personal information, including the right to request access to, obtain, correct, amend, delete or limit the use of their personal data. Individuals located in the EEA who wish to exercise these rights, should contact us at Individuals also have the right to make complaints to regulatory authorities in respect of our privacy practices.
GDPR sets out a number of different reasons for which we may collect and process your personal data in certain circumstances. Where GDPR applies, the legal bases we rely upon include:
Consent We can collect and process your data with your consent, where required by GDPR. For example, if you have given your consent to receiving marketing material from us.

Legitimate interest
We may require your data to pursue our legitimate interests or those of a third party in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests. For example, it is in our legitimate interests to: (a) ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer and that we provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us; (b) to keep our Website safe and secure; and (c) to use marketing related information about you that we have lawfully collected.
Personal information hosted on our behalf is stored in the US, and any personal information that we process in relation to you may be transferred and stored by our third-party service providers at destinations outside the EEA that may not be subject to equivalent data protection law. It may also be processed by staff situated outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers.

We may transfer your personal data outside the EEA:

  • to host or store it;
  • where we are legally required to do so;
  • to facilitate the operation of our group of businesses, where it is in our legitimate interests and we have concluded these are not overridden by your rights.

Where your information is transferred outside the EEA, we take steps reasonably necessary to ensure your data is subject to appropriate safeguards, such as where applicable relying on a recognised legal adequacy mechanism and contracts, to help ensure your rights and protections travel with your data and that your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.

If you are an EEA citizen, you have the following additional rights under certain circumstances:

  • to be provided with a copy of your personal data held by us;
  • to request the rectification or erasure of your personal data held by us;
  • to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data (for example, while we verify or investigate your concerns about your information);
  • to object to the further processing of your personal data, including the right to object to marketing; and to request that your personal data be moved to a third party.