Privacy Policy

LAST UPDATE: March 29, 2018

This privacy policy describes how Ad Valorem Inc. ("Ad Valorem") collects and uses certain personal information through the website www.advataxes.ca, www.advataxes.com and the software Advataxes. This privacy policy does not address information collection through other sources such as cocktails and seminars. The website and the software are owned and operated by Ad Valorem, a corporation incorporated under the laws of Quebec, Canada. By using the website and the software, you are agreeing with the terms of the privacy policy and the terms of use.

This privacy policy is applicable on the website www.advataxes.ca, www.advataxes.com and the software advataxes. Ad Valorem is not responsible for the privacy policy of any websites where there may be a link to, part of the current website.

Information

There are parts of the website that can be accessed without registering and entering any personal information. However, the software section is restricted to registered users.

Personal information that users could be asked to provide are: name, email, phone number, e-mail address and organisation name. These personal information need to be true, current, up-to-date and complete.

Ad Valorem will collect personal information directly when provided by users, e.g. for registering purposes. It will also automatically collect information when you users visit its website, such as computer's operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access times, browser type and language. This information will be collected solely to provide our services.

Use of personal information

Ad Valorem will use personal information when required to process purchase orders, to provide an employee expense report online service and to provide technical supports.

It may also use personal information to communicate with registered users for a number of reasons, e.g. to give them updates, to send them technical notes, administrative messages, or news about products and services. Users will be able to opt-out of some or all of marketing related messages.

Ad Valorem will share personal information with third parties solely to provide our services, and will not share, sell, rent, or trade any information with third parties for any other purposes.

Payment information obtained through our website regarding credit cards, is provided through Paypal or other financial institutions and is the complete responsibility of these financial institutions. These responsibilities include the storage of credit card information. Ad Valorem does not store credit card information. However, online services sales are provided by Ad Valorem Inc, and information relating to the client status such as the address of the client is an information kept by Ad Valorem.

Security measure

The software environment contains a number of measures to protect the privacy, the confidentiality and the integrity of users' personal information. The software operates in a secured and controlled environment using Secure Socket Layers (SSL). The information is protected using data encryption, server authentication, and firewalls. Online sessions will be secured with logons, personal identification (user name and password), and around 60 minutes session time-out.

In case the password or the account of a user is or look compromised, the user in question should contact without delay Ad Valorem, so that corrective actions could be taken.

Users should be careful regarding fraudulent use of email, e.g. spoof sites, spam and chain letter email. Users should protect their computers from infections, e.g. viruses, worms and Trojan horses.

International data transfer

The website and online software are located on a server or several servers located in the United States of America and that is operated by Amazon Web Services. The existing data protection provisions may differ from the one of your home country.

Changes

Ad Valorem reserve the right to change its policy from time to time. Please check this policy frequently and particularly before you submit additional personal information via our website.

Contact

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Serge Vanier, CPA, CMA
Ad Valorem Inc
1100 Cremazie East, Suite #708
Montreal, QC
H2P 2X2
svanier@advalorem.ca