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Privacy Policy

Joël A. Prévost (hereinafter “we,” “us,” and “our”) is committed to keeping all personal information safe that you share with us on JoelAPrevost.com (hereinafter the “Site”).  Generally, you can browse our website without sharing any personal information. However, should you wish to make a purchase, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey, submit a form, or download information material, you may be asked to voluntarily submit personal information.  This Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use the personal information provided by you, how the Site employs cookies, and how we protect your privacy.

What Information We Collect

Personally Identifiable Information

This is information that may be used to identify you as an individual, such as your email address, name, home/work address, or telephone number. We may collect this information in a number of ways on this Site, including, but not limited to, purchase forms, newsletter signup forms, content forms, and comment forms. 

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

This is information that does not, by itself, identify you as an individual. We may collect this information in a number of ways on this Site, including, but not limited to, how you use this Site, such as resources browsed, searched and downloaded, the frequency and duration of visits, and your source IP address. This information is collected using Google Analytics. 


For a full list of our cookies, please see our Cookie Policy

Cookies are small bits of information that websites send to your browser. They can be kept in the browser memory for temporary use or stored to a cookies file on your hard drive. The cookie cannot be read by any website other than the one that set the cookie. A cookie can also not read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

We use cookies for a number of administrative purposes. They let us store information that you have already told us, so we don’t have to ask you again. They also allow us to measure what parts of our site visitors prefer to see, and what parts are less popular so we can continuously improve our website.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, or to refuse all cookies. You don’t need to have cookies turned on to use/navigate through many parts of this Site, however, refusing cookies may impact functionality.

How We Use Your Information

We may use the information we collect from you when you make a purchase, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey, submit a form, or download information material, in the following ways:

  • responding to your emails and requests.
  • quickly process your transactions.
  • send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services we provide. You have the option to opt-out of receiving any promotional communications as described below.
  • if you are an existing customer, we will only contact you electronically (e.g. email, phone, live chat) with information about services similar to those you had previously purchased if we feel these are relevant.
  • follow up with you after our initial correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries).


If you contact us via email or phone or other means, including but not limited to social media, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes and customer service, although responding to these surveys is optional.

Who Sees Your Personal Information

In cases where we need to disclose web usage reports to others, your personal information will remain anonymous. We do not disclose, sell, exchange or trade your personal identifiable information to commercial mailing lists.

We will never disclose your personal information without your consent unless it is required under section 8(2) of the Privacy Act. In this case, we will aim to disclose only the specific information that is needed under the circumstances and, wherever possible, will inform you about the disclosure.

Access to personal information within Joël A. Prévost will be restricted to those staff members who need the information in order to carry out their job duties. Those employees will maintain the information in the strictest of confidence and will not provide access to the information to anyone who is not authorized. The level of staff access to personal information will be granted on a need-to-know basis.

All individuals we hire under contract or other means to conduct business on our behalf will be required to respect the provisions outlined in this Privacy Policy as well as the Privacy Act.

How We Protect Your Information

We take information security issues seriously and follow the Government of Canada’s Security Policy. Any personal identifiable information is stored and protected on servers with adequate security measures. 

We will protect personal information from loss or theft, unauthorized access, use or disclosure, modification or destruction through appropriate administrative, technical and physical security measures. These depend on the:

  • sensitivity of the personal information 
  • amount, distribution and format of the information 
  • method of storage 


We will cease all communication and use of personal identifiable information upon your request, however, your access to certain resources on this Site may then be suspended.

Where We Store Your Personal Data

All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers in Canada. Any payment transactions will be encrypted via our payment processor (Stripe) and will be processed through their servers.  

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmission entirely; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features and try to prevent unauthorized access.

All personal identifiable information that we collect from you is stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) [verify that this is correct] and is also processed outside the EEA. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy

Links To Other Sites

This Site contains links to other websites. Please be aware that Joël A. Prévost is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites and we encourage you to read the privacy policies of any other website that you visit after leaving Joël A. Prévost.

How We Protect Your Information

We use regular Malware Scanning

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our Site as safe as possible.

We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers  [verify that this is correct]

Retention and destruction of personal information

We are responsible for ensuring that all personal information is managed within a set life cycle. Personal information we collect will be retained in accordance with the maximum retention periods set out under the Library and Archives of Canada Act.

The retention, disposition and destruction of personal information is made in strict accordance with the Government of Canada’s Directive on Privacy Practices.


Wherever possible, we seek a person’s consent before we collect their personal information. Depending on the circumstances and the type of information being requested, consent can be express or implied. 

Express consent can be given orally, electronically or in writing. Implied consent may be reasonably inferred from a website action or inaction. When determining the appropriate form of consent, we take into account the sensitivity of the personal information, the reasons we are collecting it, and the reasonable expectations related to the interaction. When your personal information is required for a purpose other than the initial purpose, we will ask for consent again. 

We will not use your personal information without your consent unless it is either:

  • for the same purpose for which the information was originally collected or compiled,
  • consistent with that purpose,
  • for a purpose that may be disclosed in the Privacy Act.

We Comply With

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) protects consumers and businesses from the misuse of digital technology, including spam and other electronic threats. 

When sending electronic messages, we 

  • obtain consent, 
  • provide identification information, and 
  • provide an unsubscribe mechanism. 

Privacy Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

The Privacy Information and Electronic Documents Act  (PIPEDA) applies to private-sector organizations across Canada that collect, use or disclose personal information in the course of a commercial activity. 

To protect your personal information, we adhere to the following principles: 

  1. Being accountable 
  2. Identifying the purpose for requesting information 
  3. Obtaining appropriate consent
  4. Limiting collection when possible 
  5. Limiting the use, disclosure, and retention of personal information 
  6. Keeping information accurate as much as possible 
  7. Implementing safeguards 
  8. Keeping our privacy practices transparent 
  9. Upon request, providing access to information 
  10. Allowing individuals to contact us about concerns regarding compliance 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you the following rights:

1. Right to Basic Information

The information covered in this Privacy Policy are created with the goal to satisfy your right to basic information.

2. Right to Restrict Processing

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (usually before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us at info@joelaprevost.com

3. Right to Access Your Information

You have the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised by contacting us under the information provided below.

4. Right of Rectification

If you detect errors or inconsistencies in the data we hold about you, you have the right to rectify this information. In some cases, we require you to correct erroneous information for the purposes of providing you with services related to your interactions our Site.

5. Right to Erasure (also known as the Right to be Forgotten)

You may ask us to delete your personal data if the continued processing of those data is not justified.

6. Right to not be evaluated on the basis of automated processing 

You have the right not to be subject to profiling.

Changes To This Statement

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If there are changes or additions to these terms, we will post those changes here prior to implementing the change. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy so you are informed on how your information is being protected.

If there are significant changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify all users, using the personally identifiable information you provided on this Site.

Questions or Complaints

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or about how we manage your personal information, you may contact us using the information below.

Joël A. Prévost 

Tel. +1 (250) 797-8432

Email: info@joelaprevost.com


For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) and General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR), the data controller is

Joël A. Prévost 

Tel. +1 (250) 797-8432

Email: info@joelaprevost.com

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