Privacy Policy

Privacy is a right. Absolunet is committed to deftly balancing both engaging, personalized content and your privacy preferences while using our website. Here is how:

 

SUMMARY OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY 

When processing personal data, we comply with Canadian and Quebec privacy legislation and other legal requirements. This means that we:

  • clearly state the purpose of why we may process your personal data, as outlined in this Privacy Policy;
  • explicitly ask you for your consent before we process your personal data, and the possibility to withdraw your consent thereafter;
  • limit the personal data we collect to only what is needed for specified purposes;
  • take appropriate security measures to protect your personal data, including asking any third parties that may process your personal data (with your consent only) to do the same;
  • give you the possibility to request, access to, modify or remove your personal data.

 

APPLICATION OF THIS POLICY

This policy references the information we process on www.absolunet.com (our “Website”), which is provided by Absolunet inc. and our affiliates. 

This policy also applies to information we collect, use, or disclose about you:

  • On this Website;
  • Part of our commercial electronic message; and
  • When you interact with our advertising on third-party websites and services.

 

PURPOSE

The information we collect about you may be used for the following purposes:

Advertisement

  • To make it possible for you to follow us on social media, and share our publications on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram
  • For us to publish advertisements on partner websites with interest-based content

Campaigns

  • To send you digital information and advertisements by email if you indicate your wish to receive such materials

Personalized Content

  • To provide you via email with eCommerce guides or content should you request it.
  • To provide you with information or services that you request from us.
  • To measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you.
  • To speed up your searches.
  • To recognize you when you return to our Website.

Contact

  • To notify you by email about changes to our Website or any services we offer or provide though it.
  • To process your job application should you send us one.
  • To offer you services that may be of interest to you.
  • To answer a request to access, modify or delete your personal information.

Anonymized Analytics

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.

 

HOW AND WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

Only personal information necessary for the purposes identified above will be collected. Therefore, the information collected will vary depending on your interactions with us. Here is more information on how and what information we collect for those purposes: 

Contact Information

If you (i) correspond with us by phone, email or otherwise, (ii) enter a webinar or presentation with us or one of our partners, (iii) request our services, or (iv) enter your contact information in our Contact Form or Newsletter Form, we may collect the following information from and about you:

  • name
  • mailing address
  • telephone number 
  • address
  • company name and size
  • position/role

Job Application

If you submit your application for a position at Absolunet, we will collect the following information from and about you:

  • name
  • mailing address
  • telephone number 
  • job history
  • qualifications
  • motivations

Social Networks

Our website provides you with social plug-ins from various social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram). Interactions with our Website imply the following:

  • If you choose to interact with a social network plug-in on our Website, your activity on our Website will also be made available to the concerned social networks;
  • If you are logged in on one of these social networks during your visit to our Website, the social network might add this information to your profile;

We cannot influence this data collection and data transfer via the social plug-ins. Please read the privacy policies of those social networks for detailed information about their handling and collection of your personal information:

 

COOKIE STATEMENT

A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. It is harmless to you and your device. But in some cases, it serves crucial functions to improve your experience on our Website.

Here is a summary of the cookies we use, as well as their usage, purpose and with whom the gathered information may be shared:

 

Necessary Cookies. Necessary cookies help make a website more usable by enabling basic functions. 

  • Purpose: Enables page navigation; May enable access to secure areas of the Website; Provides language settings.

  • Third Parties: None. 

 

Statistics Cookies. Statistics cookies help us to understand how visitors interact with our Website by collecting and reporting information anonymously in an aggregated fashion. 

  • Purpose: Improve website functions.

  • Third Parties: Google Analytics: generates statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Hubspot: generates statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

 

Marketing Cookies: Marketing cookies are used to help us and our online partners provide content and marketing advertisements that are more relevant to your interests.

  • Purpose: Personalised, interest-based advertising may be more interesting for our clients than generic advertising. 

  • Third parties: YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Hubspot, LinkedIn, StackAdapt, Google Ads, Microsoft Ads (Bing)

 

Web beacons: Web beacons are small electronic files (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs)  invisibly) that check that a user accessed certain content.

  • Purpose: Allows us to count users who have visited our pages; Helps us monitor the popularity of certain content; Allows us to verify systems’ and servers’ integrity.

  •  Third parties: none. 

If you opt-in to the use of cookies, we will collect the statistics, marketing and web beacons cookies. If you opt-out of the use of cookies, only the necessary cookies will be enabled so the Website can work properly. For more information on how to opt-out from cookie collection, please see the section below “Withdrawing your consent”.

 

WHAT WE DON’T COLLECT

We do not collect sensitive personal information from you via the Website. Sensitive information includes data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; physical or mental health; sexual orientation or criminal record. 

 

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH THIRD PARTIES

We may disclose aggregated information about our users with third parties, and information that does not identify (whether directly or indirectly) any individual.

We may also disclose personal information that we collect or you provide to our subsidiaries and affiliates and to contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business (such as analytics and search engine providers that assist us with Website improvement and optimization like Google Analytics, StackAdapt, Google Ads, Microsoft Ads (Bing)) when it is for the purposes listed above and there is a legal ground to do so. 

All those parties are contractually obligated to keep personal information confidential, use it only for the stated purposes, and to process the personal information with the same standards set out in this policy.

No third party process email marketing on our behalf. 

 

CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13, please do not provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that information. 

 

ACCESS, CORRECT, UPDATE OR REQUEST DELETION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you want to access to, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information, you may contact us:

  • by email at dpo@absolunet.com; or
  • by mail at 300-260 Sicard street, Sainte-Thérèse, Québec, J7E 3X4.

 

WITHDRAWING YOUR CONSENT

Where you have provided your consent to the collection, use, and transfer of your personal information, you may have the legal right to withdraw your consent under certain circumstances. 

To withdraw your consent, if applicable, contact us at:

  • by email at brandcontent@absolunet.com; or
  • by mail at 300-260 Sicard street, Sainte-Thérèse, Québec, J7E 3X4.

You may among other things opt-out of our marketing emails or withdraw your consent for the other uses of your personal information mentioned above.

Users can also opt-out of the Advertising Features that we use on our websites, including through Google Ads Settings.The opt-out process does not opt you out of receiving all ads, only interest-based ads. You will continue to get ads after you opt out; they will just not necessarily be relevant to your interests. 

For social media data collection, we cannot influence this data collection and data transfer via the social media plug-ins we use. For detailed information about the collection and processing by those social medias, what rights you have and how you can achieve a satisfactory privacy setting, please visit their privacy policies: 

 

DATA RETENTION

We will not keep your personal information for longer than necessary for the specific purpose for which it was collected with your consent. Our fixed maximum data retention period is 7 years. 

We store on Hubspot the personal information you provide us. For more information on the information security of this platform and level of encryption, please visit Hubspot’s Information Security page. In addition, we require double authentication from our employees to access the Hubspot platform.

We will not store, process, and transfer your personal information outside Canada or the United-States. 

 

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We will post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page with a notice that the privacy policy has been updated. If we make material changes to how we treat our users' personal information, we will notify you by email to the email address you may have specified, if any.

 

CONTACT US

We welcome your questions, comments, and requests regarding your privacy. You can contact us:

  • by email at dpo@absolunet.com; or
  • by mail at 300-260 Sicard street, Sainte-Thérèse, Québec, J7E 3X4

If you have a complaint about the way in which we treat your personal data, you may also have the right to lodge a privacy complaint with the supervisory authority of your region. 

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Last modified: December 15th 2020