Legal

Terms of Use

All use of this website (www.konsolidated.com / www.konsolidated.ca) is subject to the following Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, please do not access or use this website. These terms may be changed by Konsolidated Inc. at any time without notice. Your use of the website constitutes your agreement to be bound by these terms.

Disclaimers

The materials provided on this site are for informational purposes only. These materials constitute general information relating to structural engineering and our firm. They do not constitute professional advice and you may not rely on the contents of this website as such. The contents of the website do not necessarily represent the opinions of Konsolidated Structural or its clients. If you require engineering advice, you should retain competent consulting engineers to advise you. If you would like to retain Konsolidated Structural, please contact one of our members, who will be happy to discuss whether our firm can assist you. While Konsolidated Inc. has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the materials contained on this site are accurate, it does not warrant or guarantee: the accuracy, currency or completeness of the materials; that the site will be available without interruption, error or omission; that defects will be corrected; or that the website and the server(s) that make it available are free from viruses or harmful components. The website and the materials provided on the website are provided “as is” and “as available” without representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, either expressed or implied.

Liability

Konsolidated Inc. and its partners will have no liability for any damage arising from the misuse of any information provided on this website. The information provided on the website is not engineering advice and should not be relied upon as such, doing so without seeking the advice of a licensed engineer constitutes a misuse of the information.

Confidentiality of Communications

Konsolidated Inc. does not guarantee the confidentiality of any communications sent via e-mail or through its website.

Copyright and Trade Marks

The copyright in this website and all materials contained in it is owned, or licensed by Konsolidated Inc. The Konsolidated Inc. website, as a whole, or in part, may not be reproduced without expressed prior written consent of Konsolidated Inc. To obtain such consent, please contact our marketing department at structural@konsolidated.com. Konsolidated Structural and Konsolidated Inc. are trade marks of Konsolidated Inc. All other brand names, product names and trade marks are the property of their respective owners.

Linking to http://www.konsolidated.com

Konsolidatd Inc. acknowledges and appreciates links to the Konsolidated Structural website. Links should go directly to the homepage at http://www.konsolidated.com, or to the profile page of one of the firm’s professionals. Deep linking to other pages within the site or framing content on the site is prohibited without the prior written consent of a representative of Konsolidated Inc.’s marketing department.

Links to Third Party Sites

The Konsolidated Structural website has been designed not only as a marketing tool, but, more importantly, as a resource for information on structural engineering and related matters. As a result, there are many links throughout the website to third party sites. These links are provided for convenience only, and do not mean that Konsolidated Inc. endorses or recommends any of the sites. Konsolidated Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or practices of third party sites.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback, if you have questions or comments about the Konsolidated Structural website, the legal notice or the firm’s privacy policy, please contact us at structural@konsolidated.com.

Privacy Policy

Konsolidated Inc. o/a Konsolidated Strutural is an engineering consulting firm that specializes in the structural design and analysis of new and existing buildings, based in Toronto, ON  Canada. The engineers, designers and staff at Konsolidated Structural are committed to protecting your privacy – as a professional services firm, we have professional and ethical obligations to keep confidential the information we receive.  Please see below for the complete details of our Privacy Policy outlining how we handle your personal information to protect your privacy.

Personal Information

Personal information is defined as information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization. In other words, it does not include the information that one expects to find on a business card. In most cases, we obtain your consent to collect, use and disclose your personal information. Usually, if you retain our firm, we assume that we have your implied consent to our collection and use of your personal information, however, at times we may ask for your express consent, either verbally or in writing. Sometimes we may obtain information about you from other sources such as a government registry or other professionals who serve you.

Use of Personal Information at Konsolidated Structural

We use your personal information to provide engineering advice and services to you, to issue invoices and to maintain our database of clients. In addition, if you apply for a position with Konsolidated Structural, we will use your personal information to assess your candidacy. Lastly, we may use your contact information (name, email and postal address) so that we may communicate with you about recent developments both in the context of our profession as well as our firm, and to invite you to our firm’s events.

Withdrawal of Consent

You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information at any time, subject to legal and/or contractual restrictions and upon reasonable notice. Your withdrawal of consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information may impact our ability to provide you with engineering consulting services.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Generally, we do not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent unless permitted or required by applicable laws.

Accuracy of Your Information

It is important that the information that we have on file be accurate and up-to-date. If, during the course of the retainer, any of your information changes, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes. We may also ask you from time to time whether your personal information is up-to-date.

Safeguards

Konsolidated Structural uses various safeguards to ensure that your personal information is protected against loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying or alteration. These include: security of our physical premises; our professional obligations; security software and firewalls to prevent unauthorized computer access or “hacking”; and internal passwords that restrict access to our electronic files.

Access to your Personal Information

You have a right to challenge the accuracy and completeness of your personal information and to have it amended, as appropriate. You also have a right to request access to your personal information and receive an accounting of how that information has been used and disclosed, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. For example, if the requested information would reveal personal information about another individual, your request for access may be limited or denied. If your request for access is denied, Konsolidated Structural will notify you in writing of the reason for the denial. To request access or to amend your personal information, please contact the engineer or designer with whom you normally correspond or write to our Privacy Contact at the address below. Konsolidated Inc. will respond within thirty (30) days of receipt of your written request.

Website Privacy

Like most other commercial websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information to optimize your visit to our website. Our website server will automatically collect IP addresses. We may view the IP log from time to time, for example, to maintain the security of our website. We do not link the IP addresses to other personally identifiable information. You should be aware that we now use “cookies”, which are small files containing information about your visit to our website. We use cookies to remember your browsing preferences and to generally make it easier and faster to explore our site. If you do not wish cookies to be used, your browser’s options can be set to refuse cookies or to delete any cookies already stored on your computer.

Privacy Contacts

If you have any questions or complaints about this Policy or the handling of your personal information, if you wish to withdraw your consent to our use of your personal information, or to request access to or update any information we have on file, please contact the engineer or designer with whom you are dealing, or contact:

Peter W. Kula,
Founding Partner – Konsolidated Structural
815 Forks of the Credit Road
Belfountain Ontario L7K 0E7

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on our website at www.konsolidated.com and will be made available upon request through your contact at Konsolidated Structural. Please check from time to time to ensure you are aware of our current policy. This Privacy Policy is effective April 2012.