Privacy and Data Collection Policy
We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of Great North Immigration and www.greatnorthimmigration.com (hereafter “The Website”) users.
This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of The Website visitors and users.
The Website is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications.
They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. Our website also used various integrations with other data processors who we use to transfer, store, and process information in order to facilitated the supply of services we offer.
Questions concerning your personal information should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Personal information that you provide to Great North Immigration belongs to you and is accurate, complete and correct.
When We Collect Your Personal Information
Great North Immigration collects personal information about you when you actively submit information to us (such as when you contact us through various means, including by email, telephone, postal delivery, online chat or social media, and/or when you provide your details in an application operated by our company), and we also gather information whenever you utilize our services, products or service channels, including through observation of your usage of our websites.
Use of “Cookies”
Great North Immigration uses “cookie” files which monitor your patterns of activity when you visit our website in order to improve the overall website user experience, provide you with any necessary support services, as well as offer you services and/or products that you may be interested in as suggested by data that is collected using the cookie file. When you visit our website, our company system assigns an identifying number to the device that you used to access our website and a cookie file is installed on that device. There may also be times when our company permits the installation of cookie files on your device (either on a temporary basis or permanently) by third parties which are related to their websites, services and/or products. You can set your Internet browser preferences to a cookie rejecting mode, but be advised that the service may not function properly.
Personal Information Collected
Personal information gathered by Great North Immigration includes location data from the device you use when accessing our website and/or application that we operate, information that is transmitted in the process of communicating with you, and payment collection information when you pay for our services and/or products that we offer.
Your Device’s Location Data – In the process of using the Internet network and accessing a website and/or application operated by Great North Immigration , and to the extent that your device makes available this option as part of its privacy definitions, our company collects data about the location of your device, which may include general information about the city and state where your device is located as enabled by your IP address.
Information from Communication with You – When you communicate with our company and/or a representative acting on behalf of our company, using methods that may include entering your details on a form on our website and/or in an application that we operate, phone call, voicemail, email, online chat, social network communication, postal delivery, or using any other method, the information that you provide to Great North Immigration (including comments, requests, complaints, and ideas) will be saved in our system. Thus, if you contact our company and/or a representative acting on behalf of our company, including a customer service representative, by phone, your phone call may be recorded and or the phone conversation documented in writing, among other things, in order to monitor the quality of the service provided to you and/or to prevent fraud. Furthermore, if you subscribe to a newsletter or other communication from our company, we will receive automatic updates whenever you open the newsletter or other communication and/or when you click on a link that it contains.
Payment Collection Information – When you make a payment for services and/or products offered by Great North Immigration using a credit card, you will be asked to submit data such as the credit card number and details. Www.greatnorthimmigration.com is hosted on a secure server and uses the most updated information security technology, whose purpose is to protect your credit card details during the transmission of data stored on the servers. This SSL technology (“Secure Sockets Layers”), secures billions of dollars’ worth of transactions over the Internet. Our company also uses a mediator, such as PayPal, for the purpose of providing alternative payment solutions. Great North Immigration collects personal identifiable information about you (your “Data”) at the time that you make a payment for our offered services and/or products, such as:
Phone and/or mobile numbers
IP address and Internet browser information
Market research data such as customer usage patterns
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We use your Data for legitimate business operational and marketing purposes, which may include:
Processing orders and inquiries
Improving our website and services
Enhancing our customer service
Providing you with the requested services and/or products
Resolving disputes, collecting fees, and troubleshooting problems
Conducting market research surveys
Providing you with information about the products and services that we offer
You may stop the delivery of marketing emails by following the instructions accompanying a particular communication or by contacting us at: www.greatnorthimmigration.com">email@example.com
Great North Immigration may share information about users with business partners, sponsors and other third parties who may use that information for marketing purposes. We provide this type of information in aggregate form so that no individual user is identified. If you prefer not to receive online marketing information from third-party companies, please contact our Privacy Officer by email at: www.greatnorthimmigration.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
Great North Immigration sends messages to its subscribers via email regarding its products, new services, improvements, notice of scheduled services, etc. Our subscribers may opt-out of receiving this information by suspending their subscription with us.
A. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, the Customer hereby grants to Great North Immigration the right to use, copy, store, transmit, modify, create derivative works of and display the Customer Data solely to the extent necessary to provide the Services to the Customer. As said, Great North Immigration will use all Customer Data for the immigration process and will store and use this data for this cause. Great North Immigration does not provide an archiving service. Great North Immigration agrees only that it will not intentionally delete any Customer Data from any Service prior to termination of the Customer’s applicable Subscription Term and in accordance with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council ("ICCRC") record keeping and data retention rules. Great North Immigration expressly disclaims all other obligations with respect to storage.
B. Despite the provisions of section A above, Great North Immigration may share or disclose your private, aggregated or otherwise personal information with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services and for marketing purposes. You may opt-out of receiving marketing messages by using the opt-out mechanisms and links from our website or emails.
C. You have the option to delete your personal information completely from our systems without leaving any trace or stored data. This personal data delete option will be filled upon specific client’s request.
Protection of Your Personal Information
Great North Immigration has appropriate technical and organizational measures in place to provide a high level of security to protect the personal information our company has about you against unauthorized access or use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss. Data collected by Great North Immigration is stored behind “firewalls” so as to prevent loss, changing or misuse of information under our control. Websites and applications operated by Great North Immigration which contain sensitive personal information are protected using the Secured Sockets Layer (SSL 128) protocol which encrypts information on the Internet and is widely accepted and used to protect financial and other sensitive online transactions. The security tools and procedures our company has in place also locate and help to prevent access from unauthorized users.
Furthermore, whenever we transfer or share your personal information with third parties, our company also requires that they utilize technical and organizational procedures in order to maintain a high level of security for your information. Nonetheless, please note that there may be situations in which our company is obligated by law or other requirements beyond our control to transfer your personal information to public authorities or other third parties and in these situations, our company is limited in its ability to affect the measures taken by those third parties to protect your information.
Great North Immigration agrees to use commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to prevent unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure of any service or customer data. Great North Immigration has implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect the personal information you provide to us. However, Great North Immigration will have no responsibility for errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other causes beyond Great North Immigration ’s control.
Although Great North Immigration makes reasonable efforts to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. Consequently, Great North Immigration cannot guarantee that the information that you provide on our websites and/or applications that we operate will be completely secure.
Websites operated by Great North Immigration may include links to different websites. Please note that when ‘clicking’ any of these links, your computer will be directed to another separate website. We advise that you read the Privacy Protection Notice on these sites, since theirs may differ from ours.
Access to Data and Contact Information
Great North Immigration Inc.
7030 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 500
Markham, Ontario L3R 6G2
Great North Immigration serves as the Data Controller of the personal information about you.
In the event that you have enrolled to receive services offered by Great North Immigration , but a portion of that service is provided by a third party, the third party will serve as a separate “Data Controller.”
If you would like to realize your rights about personal information or should you have any questions about activities related to the processing of your personal information, please feel free to contact Great North Immigration , which will handle your request even if it involves another member of the Group, at the company’s address provided above, or by sending an email to: www.greatnorthimmigration.com">email@example.com
Sharing Personal Data with Third Parties
Great North Immigration may share your personal information with third parties such as those listed below:
A. Web affiliates - if you are a customer of such company and were referred by the web affiliate to Great North Immigration
B. Third parties providing services or supplies that help our company to provide you with the services and/or products that you request (for example, accountants, IT services, legal advisers, payment processing services, etc.);
C. Canadian Immigration Authorities - if you have sign a full representation client retainer agreement, and have an active immigration process which necessitates the submission of your personal information to Canadian immigration authorities.
D. We may offer you the services and/or products of third parties that are our company’s business partners and if you indicate an interest in these offers, we may provide your personal information to those third parties.
Data Protection in the European Union
Consequences of Not Providing Your Personal Information
There is no obligation for you to provide your personal information to Great North Immigration . It should be noted, however, that Great North Immigration may not be able to provide you with the services and/or products that you request from our company unless you submit your personal information.
Although you are not required to provide Great North Immigration with your personal information, there are certain situations in which providing your personal information is a necessary condition for establishing a contractual relationship between you and Great North Immigration . Therefore, a decision by you not to provide Great North Immigration with your personal information may prevent our company from entering into a contractual agreement with you and consequently, we may not be able to provide you with the services and/or products that you asked to receive from our company.
Notwithstanding the aforementioned, these rules will apply concerning particular users: In general, with the exception of any lawful requirement for users to provide our company with specific information, you are not legally obligated to provide Great North Immigration with your personal information, and you have the freedom to decide whether or not to do so. In the event that you decide not to provide Great North Immigration with your personal information in accordance with the company’s requirements, Great North Immigration may be prevented from responding to your request and/or may not be able to provide you with the services and/or products that you ask to receive.
You May Request That Your Personal Information Not be Used for Marketing
Great North Immigration seeks to take into account the needs and personal preferences of its potential and current customers in order to provide them with relevant content and offers. With this goal in mind, Great North Immigration conducts analyses of personal information using certain technologies and techniques in order to reach conclusions regarding content and offers that you may find personally relevant. Furthermore, to the extent that you agree to be sent marketing offers from Great North Immigration , our company can refine its offers made to you by using the conclusions drawn from these analyses of your data.
You have the right to request at any time and without cost that Great North Immigration not use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, by sending an email with the subject line “Unsubscribe” to: www.greatnorthimmigration.com">firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that if you decide on this option, your personal information (such as your contact details) will still be saved by Great North Immigration , but our company will not use your information to send marketing materials, as discussed in the previous paragraph.
You Have Rights Regarding Your Personal Information
You have several rights regarding your personal information, such as the following:
The Right to Review Your Personal Information – You have the right to ask our company to confirm if it has personal information about you and if it does, you can also request to be sent a copy of your personal information, pending our company’s confirmation of your identity so as to prevent the transfer of your personal information to an unauthorized third party. You may request a review of your personal information by sending an email to: www.greatnorthimmigration.com">email@example.com
The Right to Limit How Your Personal Information Is Used – It is your right to insist that limits be placed on how our company uses your personal information contingent upon your personal information being required by our company to fully provide you with the services and/or products you enrolled to receive from our company. You may request that our company place limits on how we use your personal information by sending an email to: www.greatnorthimmigration.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
The Right to Have Your Personal Information Deleted – You have the right to request that our company delete your personal information, contingent upon the following caveats:
A. you provided consent for your personal information to be processed and you are now cancelling your consent to process your personal information, subject to there not being a legal basis that justifies processing your personal information;
B. your personal information is not required for the purpose that it was processed and/or collected;
C. you are objecting to the processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes (as discussed above in the section, “You May Request That Your Personal Information Not be Used for Marketing”);
D. you have your own reasons for objecting to the processing of your personal information, if the legal basis for it to be processed is the carrying out of a task or tasks for the public good, implementing official authority granted to our company or satisfying the legitimate interests of our company and/or a third party, such as producing a profile about you by virtue of the above lawful bases, and there are no decisive legitimate reasons to process your personal information that outweigh your rights, freedoms or interests;
E. your personal information needs to be deleted due to legal requirements placed upon our company;
F. personal information was gathered in the context of offering services to a minor; or
G. your personal information was collected and/or processed in an illegal manner.
Please note that this right will not apply in situations in which our company has a duty to process your personal information because of laws imposed upon our company, to seek protection from lawsuits, in the interest of public health, or to fulfill commitments for carrying out the official authority of our company or the public interest.
The Right to Object to Your Personal Information Being Used – At any time, you have the right to object, for your own reasons, to your personal information being processed, given that the legal basis for your personal information being processed is the carrying out of a task or tasks for the public good, implementing official authority granted to our company or satisfying the legitimate interests of our company and/or a third party, such as producing a profile about you by virtue of the above lawful bases, and there are no decisive legitimate reasons to process your personal information that outweigh your rights, freedoms or interests. In the same manner, it is also your right at any time to object to the processing of your personal information for use in direct marketing (this includes the creation of a profile about you for marketing purposes) and in such a case, our company will no longer process your personal information for the purpose of direct marketing. You may send objections regarding the use of your personal information to: www.greatnorthimmigration.com">email@example.com
The Right of Mobility for Your Personal Information – It is your right to be sent in an acceptable, structured format that can be read on a device your personal information that you provided to our company and to transfer your personal information to a different Data Controller. You also have the right to request that our company send your personal information to the other Data Controller (if that is technically possible). It is important to note that your right to have your personal information sent to you or to a different Data Controller only applies to your personal information that was processed with your consent or to take steps at your request prior to signing a contract or based upon the requirement to implement a contract to which you are a party. It must also be stressed that it is not acceptable to impinge upon the right of our company to keep a copy of your personal information as determined by European regulations concerning privacy protection. You may request that our company send your personal information to you and/or transfer it to a different Data Controller by sending an email to: www.greatnorthimmigration.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
Data Protection Officer
Great North Immigration
7030 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 500
Markham, Ontario L3R 6G2
Transfer of Personal Data to International Organizations or Other Countries
Through your use of the website(s) and/or application operated by Great North Immigration , and by providing your personal information to our company, you hereby give your informed consent to Great North Immigration to process and/or store and/or retain and/or transfer your personal information beyond the borders of your country of residence.
Length of Time for Retaining Your Personal Information
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