”), sets forth the statement that PublimaisonTM
has put in place to establish the rules that govern the processing of the personal information of the users of its Website www.publimaison.ca (the “Website
is sensitive to matters concerning the protection of the personal information of Internet users and wishes to collaborate with the users of its Website by providing them with information about the security safeguards put in place on the Website and the way in which PublimaisonTM
manages the personal information so as to promote respect for Users’ privacy.
” or “User
”) about the types of personal information that PublimaisonTM
collects and/or uses and may disclose to a third party in certain specific cases.
Please read the following lines carefully and refer to them periodically to be kept up to date on the changes and updates that may be made to them. PublimaisonTM
Note that notwithstanding the foregoing, the provisions of the Terms and Conditions of Use of the Website
will continue to govern the rights and obligations of the User and PublimaisonTM
our goal is to limit, as much as possible, the collection of personal information on the Website. However, when personal information needs to be obtained from the User, PublimaisonTM
makes every reasonable effort to explicitly request the User’s prior consent. The User may withdraw or limit this consent, by unsubscribing to the services offered on the Website or by changing his or her profile. The User may also use the above-mentioned contact information to communicate with the representative responsible for the protection of personal information for PublimaisonTM
. However, withdrawing or limiting this consent may result in certain functionalities or services offered on the Website no longer being accessible or available, in whole or in part. “Personal information” means any information about an identifiable individual person. The type of personal information that PublimaisonTM
may collect, use and disclose through the Website may include your name, mailing address (including the postal code), telephone number and email address.
The collection and processing of personal information
In special circumstances, for example, when creating a profile or an account in the name of the User, voluntary registration for the different services for publishing listings, purchasing packages, taking part in a contest or survey, sending promotions, catalogues or emails or to answer general questions, PublimaisonTM
requires that you enter your name, address (including the postal code), telephone number and/or email address in a form that appears on-screen. Depending on the situation, the User has the option of limiting the scope of personal information that he or she communicates. The User can also instruct certain categories of users to not communicate with him or her, having agreed that PublimaisonTM
has no control over unsolicited offers that may be made to the User, given the public nature of certain personal information available on the Website.
Also, when You purchase a product or service from PublimaisonTM
that is available on the Website, You will be required to send certain personal information or financial data, such as your credit card number and its expiry date, in order to complete the online transaction. However, credit card payments are managed by Desjardins (Services de cartes Desjardins (SCD)) (“Desjardins”
), an entity independent from PublimaisonTM
In addition, the voluntary transmission via email of a User’s personal information to PublimaisonTM
will not be held responsible in this regard. At all times, PublimaisonTM
encourages You to remain cautious and attentive when You surf the Internet.
Reasons for collecting personal information
The collection of personal information pertaining to the User enables PublimaisonTM
to, above all, be able to permit any User to communicate with PublimaisonTM
when placing an ad on the Website. The collection of personal information also enables PublimaisonTM
to provide You with a service tailored to your preferences, and to email You, from time to time, information.
Limitations of the disclosure of personal information
As a general rule, PublimaisonTM
uses the personal information collected regarding a User for internal purposes only. Except as regards the personal information that You agree to disclose within the framework of an ad on the Website, it is important to clarify that the persons listing property, other clients or partners of PublimaisonTM
do not at any time have access to the personal information concerning you. Only PublimaisonTM
can access this information sent via the Website. If personal information were to be asked of You for another reason, You would automatically and expressly be notified at the same time the information is requested. No personal information will be made available to third parties without your prior and explicit consent. We wish to also indicate that all personal information collected on the Website is saved in sections that cannot be accessed by the public.
uses or provides a User’s personal information only for the purposes for which a User has given his or her consent. PublimaisonTM
does not sell or transmit to third parties, in any way whatsoever, the personal information collected on any User, it being agreed that it can, however, disclose to third parties or sell statistics that it collects when conducting a survey that does not involve the collection of personal information.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is recognized that PublimaisonTM
will be entitled to disclose personal User information under the following restricted circumstances: if a competent regulatory authority requires us to do so or in good faith in view of the fact that this action would be needed for PublimaisonTM
to: (a) comply with laws or regulations in force; (b) intervene or take action with respect to legal action taken or lawsuit filed against PublimaisonTM
; (c) protect and defend the rights or property of PublimaisonTM
or those of the other users of the PublimaisonTM
Website; and (d) take action or undertake steps, under exceptional circumstances, to protect the personal security of the other users of the PublimaisonTM
Website, or that of the general public.
has adopted reasonable security safeguards for its Website in order to protect, according to the means available, the personal information of Users against unauthorized reproduction, access, or use. In particular, PublimaisonTM
servers are protected by firewall technology. However, no security safeguard is 100% secure and You must consequently be aware that there is always a certain limited risk that personal information transmitted by You to PublimaisonTM
might be involuntarily or illegally appropriated or disclosed by third parties, without fault on the part of PublimaisonTM
and without your permission. PublimaisonTM
declines all responsibility with respect to the fact that such personal information regarding You may be appropriated or disclosed without authorization, except in the case of gross negligence or gross fault on the part of PublimaisonTM
. The User is responsible for informing PublimaisonTM
in writing as soon as the User is aware of an appropriation or unauthorized disclosure of his or her personal information so that PublimaisonTM
may take the appropriate steps in a timely manner.
“Cookies” make it more convenient to surf the Internet. PublimaisonTM
uses an element of your browser called a “cookie” in order to recognize the IP address of your computer and to monitor traffic and compile statistics concerning the Website. A cookie is a data file that is copied on to the hard drive of a User accessing a website, as is the case with you access the Website. The cookie can improve both convenience and speed when the User browses the Website by saving data concerning the User’s past visits to the Website, the User’s profile or preferences.
On the one hand, PublimaisonTM
to determine the number of repeat visits, as opposed to the initial visit.
While the information cannot be used to identify a User, cookies provide important data for the PublimaisonTM
marketing department. Indeed, this information enables us to inform advertisers of the total number of visitors to the Website over a given period and the length of each visit. In turn, it enables these advertisers to estimate or measure the probable or actual impact of their ads posted on the Website. It also allows us to determine our ad rates. While this information helps our advertisers buy ad space on the Website, it does not allow them to identify You individually.
On the other hand, PublimaisonTM
asks that You complete an online “Quick registration” form, supplying certain personal information to have access to “My Profile” where information on your indicated content preferences, packages or activities announced may be selected in certain sections of the Website. Upon registration, a cookie file is created and stored on your computer, enabling us to recognize you every time you visit the Website, unless you delete all your cookies in the “Internet Options” section of your browser.
These cookies are used by PublimaisonTM
for the sole purpose of offering the content or ads that correspond to the User’s geographic location, allowing the User to derive optimal use of the Website. Your information remains strictly for the use of PublimaisonTM
and is not accessible by any of our clients, partners, advertisers or other outside parties.
Any User who communicated his or her personal information to PublimaisonTM
, the latter will see to following up on it with diligence. PublimaisonTM
will also see to indicating to the User which personal information concerning the User was collected and to giving access to this information by sending the User a copy of it, where applicable. Should PublimaisonTM
not be able to give access to certain personal information collected, PublimaisonTM
will explain to the User the reason for the impediment and the recourse available to him or her in such a case. Access to the personal information held in a User’s file by the User is free of charge. However, reasonable fees may be charged to the User in order to compensate for the cost to transcribe, reproduce or transmit the personal information. In such a case, the User will be notified beforehand of the amount that could be billed to him/her.
Retention and destruction of personal information
may retain a file regarding a User containing personal information collected through the Website. PublimaisonTM
uses, communicates or retains this personal information as long as PublimaisonTM
may require it. PublimaisonTM
will see to establishing maximum retention periods and procedures relative to the retention and secure destruction of the personal information, for the sake of conserving the confidentiality of the information.
Communication with PublimaisonTM
(Personal information manager) at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org