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This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which 鶹ӳý collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by 鶹ӳý.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, complete checklist tasks, fill out our immigration quiz, fill out our CRS score calculator, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, and additional personal information about themselves and their immigration journey.

Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site-related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. We use Google Analytics and Google Advertising cookies to gather non-personally identifiable data about a User’s use of 鶹ӳý. This data will never be combined with other data to identify a User personally. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly. Users owning a Google account can also manage any cookies Google services place for them in their Google account under “My Activity”.

All users will be given the opportunity to opt-in or opt-out of Cookie usage and change Cookie preferences when accessing the site for the first time.

How we use collected information

鶹ӳý may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service. Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience. We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site. We also use personal information to customize the 鶹ӳý account for each user, providing personalized resources including immigration checklists, job opportunities, articles, videos, and offers. More personalized features will be added as the account expands.
  • To improve our Site. We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature. To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  • To send periodic emails. We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. By clicking the consent button on our registration forms, the User agrees to receive 鶹ӳý’s email newsletters, containing news, updates, and promotions regarding 鶹ӳý’s advice articles, job updates, and products. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. If at any time the User would like to withdraw consent, users may do so at any time by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ button in our emails. To contact 鶹ӳý Consulting Inc, please refer to our contact details at the bottom of this page.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

As a general rule, we do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. The exception to this is where those who complete our Registration form choose to receive content from the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank). Subscribers who check the respective box will have their data sent to the Bank of Nova Scotia and may receive email communications from them. Subscribers who choose to have their data sent to the Bank of Nova Scotia can opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking ‘Unsubscribe’ in emails they receive from the Bank of Nova Scotia.

Deletion of your personal information

Users’ personal information can be deleted by Users from the Settings of their Account. Before choosing to delete their data, Users are reminded that deleting their Account will delete all of their data and automatically unsubscribe them from 鶹ӳý emails and newsletters.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Advertising

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

鶹ӳý is fully compliant with GDPR in how we gather, store and process community data. Our Community’s trust is central to our success. We therefore aim to provide members with simple, convenient ways to interact with our services and retain control over the information they choose to share with us.

Measures we have taken:

  • Data Privacy Manager appointed to ensure GDPR compliance and prospective user experience and privacy concerns in the future.
  • Privacy policy updated to ensure it offers the required information and is easy to understand.
  • All data storage and processing service providers are compliant and provide the necessary security for stored data.
  • Data usage audited to ensure we do not process any user data in a way that violates GDPR.
  • Opt-in mechanisms audited and only interact with users who explicitly opt-in to receive communications and/ or services.
  • We have appropriate documentation in place, which details what data is passed on to whom.
  • Ensure users have easy access and control of their data.

Ensuring the responsible handling of member data has always been part of the ‘social contract’ we have with the 鶹ӳý Community.

Changes to this privacy policy

鶹ӳý has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

This document was last updated on May 12, 2023.