At Groupe Marchand Architecture & Design inc, we strongly believe in the importance of protecting the personal information of our clients, employees and representatives (hereinafter referred to as "you", "your"). We are subject to the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector, and as such, we are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the personal information we collect in the course of our activities, including (GMAD) and our subsidiaries (hereinafter referred to as "we", "us", "our").
- Account means a unique account created for you to access our website or parts of it.
- Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer, mobile device or other device by a website, containing details of your browsing history on that website, among its many uses.
- Device means any device - a computer, cell phone or digital tablet - that is able to access the Website.
- Personal information or data means any information or data relating to an identified or identifiable individual.
- Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes such data on behalf of GMAD. This includes third-party companies or individuals retained by GMAD to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of GMAD, to perform services related to the Service, or to assist GMAD in analyzing how the Service is used.
- Third Party Service means any website or social networking site through which a user may log in or create an account to use the Service.
- Usage Data means data collected automatically, whether generated by use of the website or by the website infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a visit to a page).
- Website means the GMAD website accessible at https://www.gmad.ca.
- User means the individual who accesses or uses the Website, or the company or legal entity on whose behalf that individual accesses or uses the Website, as the case may be.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of our users, and we collect and use personal information only with their consent and to the extent permitted or required by law.
You may withdraw your consent at any time, except where restricted by applicable law or contract. We will inform you of the consequences of such withdrawal, including the possibility that we may not be able to supply a product or process a request. Please note that your decision to withdraw your consent will be recorded in our files.
In certain circumstances, we may collect, use or disclose personal information without your consent. This may occur when legal, medical or security reasons make it impossible or impractical to obtain your consent, or when information is collected for the investigation of a possible breach of contract, the prevention or detection of fraud, or for law enforcement purposes.
COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you use our website, we may ask you to provide certain personal information that may be used to contact or identify you. This information may include, but is not limited to:
- Contact information such as name, address, e-mail address and telephone number;
- Biographical information such as job title, employer;
- Marketing communication preferences and related information, such as reactions and responses to surveys or the like;
Service information, such as details of services we have provided to you;
- Recruitment information, such as your curriculum vitae, educational and employment background, details of professional affiliations and other information relevant to a potential recruitment or association with GMAD ;
- Usage data may include information such as the IP address of your device, the type of browser you are using, the browser version, the pages of our website you visit, the date and time of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data ;
- If you access our website via a mobile device, we may automatically collect certain information, including the type of mobile device you are using, the unique identifier of your mobile device, the IP address of your mobile device, the operating system of your mobile device, the type of mobile Internet browser you are using, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
- We may also collect information that your browser sends when you visit our website or access our website via a mobile device.
- Any other personal information you provide. Please note that if you provide us with personal information about other individuals (such as your customers, directors, officers, shareholders, employees or beneficial owners), you must ensure that you have given such individuals appropriate notice that you are providing us with their information and that you have obtained their consent to such disclosure.
WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:
GMAD's collection, use and disclosure of personal information will be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes for which it is collected.
GMAD collects personal information for a variety of purposes, including
- Responding to your requests;
- To manage our human resources and service agreements;
- To operate, maintain, improve and provide all website features, to provide the services and information you request, to respond to comments and questions and to provide assistance to website users;
- To provide and improve our website, to understand how users interact with our website and to personalize your online experience. In addition, we may use your information to manage your account as a website user, including to provide you with access to various features and to respond to your requests.
ACCURACY OF INFORMATION
We make every effort to ensure that your personal information is as accurate and complete as is necessary for the purposes for which it is collected, used or disclosed.
We use tracking technologies such as cookies, beacons and scripts to improve and analyze our website. We use temporary and persistent cookies for a variety of reasons, including to provide the services available on the website, to authenticate users, to personalize the user experience and to track information about website traffic and usage.
Some cookies are essential to provide the services requested and to prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. We also use persistent cookies to remember user choices, such as logins and language preferences, in order to improve the user experience.
We also use persistent tracking and performance cookies to track information about website traffic and to test new pages, features or functionality on the website to observe user reaction. These cookies may be administered by third parties and may identify you directly or indirectly as an individual visitor.
Conversion pixels, also known as "clear GIFs" or "spy pixels", are tiny images, usually a single pixel, that can be placed on a Web page or in an e-mail to let us know when you have viewed that page or opened that e-mail and to analyze response rates.
RETENTION AND DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will also retain usage data for internal analysis. This data is generally retained for a shorter period, unless it is used to enhance the security or improve the functionality of our website, or we are legally obliged to retain it for longer.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Your data, including your personal data, is processed at our operational offices and at any other location where the parties involved in such processing (such as our service providers) are located. This means that this information may be transferred to computers located outside your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where data protection laws may differ from those in your jurisdiction. Therefore, in certain circumstances, foreign governments, courts, law enforcement agencies or regulatory bodies may be permitted to access personal data collected and held under our control.
SALE OR TRANSFER OF BUSINESS OR ASSETS
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We have put in place appropriate physical, technical and administrative security measures to protect the personal data you provide to us against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. These measures are regularly reviewed and improved to ensure optimum protection of your data.
Although we do our utmost to protect your personal data, it is important to bear in mind that no method of transmission via the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. We therefore cannot guarantee their absolute security.
It is also important to note that we cannot be held responsible for personal data that you share with other users or post in public areas such as our blogs. These public areas can be consulted or viewed by anyone visiting our website and are therefore not covered by this policy.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of 13. By using our website, you represent that you are at least 13 years old. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to send us any personal information. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a user under the age of 13, we will attempt to delete that information from our files and records immediately. We also encourage website users under the age of 13 to ask their parents or guardians for permission before sending any information about themselves over the Internet.
If you believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information, please contact us using the details provided in the following section.
You have the right to know whether we hold any personal information about you and to access that information. You also have the right to ask how we have collected your information, how we have used it and to whom it may have been disclosed.
Subject to applicable laws, upon receipt of a written request from an individual and after verification of their identity, we will inform the individual whether we hold personal information about them and will disclose this information to them.
We may refuse an individual access to his or her information in accordance with applicable laws, in which case we will give reasons for our refusal.
Any request for access to information or request for modification may be sent to the person responsible for the protection of personal information at the following address:
By e-mail: François Le May ([email protected])
By mail: 555 BOUL. RENÉ-LÉVESQUE O. BUR 1700, MONTRÉAL, QC H2Z 1B1
COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS
Our staff and representatives are trained to respond to questions or concerns about your personal information. If you are not satisfied with the response from our employee or representative, you may contact the Privacy Officer at the above address.
Last updated: January 15, 2024