- Permitted Use; Student Terms, Worker/Job Seeker Terms, Investor/Business Terms, SRT, and Employer Terms
If you are a student, a job seeker (a worker looking for a job), an investor, a business company, or an employer, the applicable terms and conditions accessible via the Website and any registration or application pages of the Website require that you review and agree to specific terms and conditions (the “Student, Worker/Job Seeker, Investor/ Business, SRT, and Employer Terms”) governing the Website and the services we offer, including, without limitation, the Student, Worker/Job Seeker, Business/Investor, SRT, Employer, and any other specific areas of the Website that require that you log in to a particular CFAPSSC solution, whether provided by CFAPSSC or by a third party.
The information we may provide on partner schools, organizations, employment opportunities, employers, assessments, or government programs, may change at any time and may not be accurate at the time of your viewing of such information on the Website, as we do not control the partner schools, organizations, employer, government nor assessment websites, offerings, or programs.
We reserve the right to change any information, material, image, text, data, media, or other content contained on or provided through the Website including, without limitation, the “look and feel” of the Website at any time, and from time to time, with or without notice.
Your only right regarding any dissatisfaction with:
(b) any policy or practice of ours in operating the Website; or
(c) any Content,
is to stop visiting and using the Website.
The Website and the Content, including, without limitation, all designs, graphics, pictures, illustrations, software, systems, processes, artwork, videos, music, sounds, names, words, titles, phrases, logos, trademarks, service marks and trade names displayed on the Website, and on the third-party solutions accessible through the Website, are owned or licensed by CFAPSSC or (in the case of third-party solutions accessible through the Website) by the rightful third-party owners, and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws.
We (and the third-party solutions accessible through the Website) expressly reserve all rights pertaining to the Website and such third-party solutions, including, without limitation, the Content, that are not specifically granted to you. You acknowledge that all right, title and interest in the Website, including without limitation the Content and third-party solutions, all other derivative work thereof, and all intellectual property rights therein will remain with us or our third-party suppliers, as applicable. All contents of the Website are: © 2020 CFAPSSC, or subject to a different © CFAPSSC date.
- Third-Party Websites and/or Solutions
The Website may provide links to third-party websites and/or solutions, including, without limitation, those of affiliated schools, affiliated organizations, affiliated assessment providers, affiliated search and application platforms, or government entities. These links are provided solely for your convenience and for the convenience of other users of the Website.
Although we carefully select our affiliates, we do not endorse the information, products or services described on any third-party websites or solutions, nor we guarantee their quality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, timeliness, non- infringement, merchantability, or fitness for any purpose.
The links that we might place on the Website do not imply that we sponsor, or are affiliated or associated with, or have been legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, service mark, design, logo, symbol, or other copyrighted materials displayed on, or accessible through, such sites, except where expressly indicated as such by us. The content in any linked website is not under our control and does not form part of the Website, and if you choose to access any such third-party website or solution, you do so entirely at your own risk.
The downloading and viewing of Content are done at your own risk. We cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that the Website or the Content are compatible with your computer system or that the Website or the Content, or any links from the Website or the Content, will be free of viruses, worms, trojan horses, or disabling devices or other code that manifests contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing safeguards to protect the security and integrity of your computer system, and you are responsible for the entire cost of any service, repairs, or connections of and to your computer system that may be necessary as a result of your use of the Website.
THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, including, without limitation, any implied warranties or conditions of merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of THIRD-PARTY rights.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, CFAPSSC does not warrant that the website or content will be accurate, complete, or up-to-date, or that defects, inaccuracies, or errors on the website will be identified or remedied.
THE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED TO BE IMMIGRATION ADVICE; ANY SUCH PROFESSIONAL IMMIGRATION ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY VISA OR OTHER IMMIGRATION-RELATED APPLICATION YOU MAY PURSUE SHOULD BE OBTAINED FROM A REGULATED CANADIAN IMMIGRATION CONSULTANT. REGULATED CANADIAN IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS ARE AVAILABLE IN- HOUSE FROM CFAPSSC , UNDER SPECIFIC CONSULTATION AND RETAINER AGREEMENTS.
You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless us and all of our officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including, but not limited to, reasonable legal and accounting fees, brought in connection with or as a result of:
(b) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights); or
(c) your use of the Website or the Content (including, without limitation, your use of the Website in connection with any immigration activities).
- Governing Law and Jurisdiction
- Entire Agreement, Waiver and Severability; Other Provisions
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What Are Cookies?
We use several categories of cookies, and each performs different functions. You can learn more about cookies and their functions generally by visiting an information website such as allaboutcookies.org.
Flash Cookies: We may use local shared objects, sometimes known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on our site to personalize your visit. We do not have advertisers, but we do have third- party allies, vendors and service providers which may use Flash cookies to collect and store information.
What Categories of Cookies May Be Used?
Our performance cookies are used to generate aggregated, anonymous information about how you and other users use this website and its features. For instance, our performance cookies collect information about which pages on this website you visit most often, if you open or read the communications we send, which content you view or interact with on this website or other related websites, or on websites on which our advertisements appear, and if you receive any error messages.
The information collected may be used to improve the user online experience generally, to collate statistics, or customize your online experience by showing you content that is more relevant to you. Our performance cookies do not collect information that identifies you personally; however, if you have a registration account with us, the information collected by us using our performance cookies may be associated with your registration account.
Our functionality cookies are used to remember choices you make (such as language preference, country location, or other online settings) and provide the personalized or enhanced features that you select. These functionality cookies can be used to provide online services to you, or to prevent online services from being offered to you if you previously indicated you prefer not to receive such services.
Our functionality cookies collect anonymous information; however, if you have a registration account with us, the information collected by us using our functionality cookies may be associated with your registration account. For example, if you are a registered member, our functionality cookies may allow us to track your browsing across websites operated by CFAPSSC, or to track your activity across online platforms operated on our behalf by our third-party allies, vendors, or suppliers to provide you services, or to detect your experiences when accessing our website from different devices.
We do not collect information on your browsing behavior on websites which we do not operate. In some cases, we may allow third-party allies, vendors, or suppliers to provide you with content and other online experiences on this website or online service. In these cases, the third-party may place their functionality cookies on your device and use their functionality cookies in the same way we use our functionality cookies, to provide you personalized or enhanced features in connection with the third-party content or experience. If you delete these functionality cookies, any preferences or settings you selected will not be retained for later visits.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies: We do not use advertising cookies. However, so you are informed, these cookies (which we do not use) are specifically designed to gather information from the browser on your device to display advertisements to you based on relevant topics that interest you.
Disabling/Enabling Cookies Via Your Browser: There are a number of ways for you to manage cookies and other tracking technologies. Through your browser settings, you can accept or decline cookies or set your browser to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. You should be aware that you may not be able to use all our interactive features if you set your browser to disable cookies entirely.
If you use different computers or mobile devices in different locations, you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your preferences. You can delete or disable any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser (for example, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari). These browsers provide different procedures and instructions to manage settings on your device, as do the Microsoft Windows and the Apple operating systems.
If you are using a browser not mentioned here, then go to the “help’ menu of your browser and select or search for “cookies” to locate information on where to find your cookie folder. You should also be aware that disabling cookies does not disable other types of analytics products, which we may use to collect generic information about how you and other visitors use our website.
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Privacy Statement and User Consent to Data Storage and Processing
At CFAPSSC, we recognize the importance of protecting your personal information and are committed to processing it responsibly and in compliance with applicable data protection laws in Canada and/or countries in which CFAPSSC operates.
This Privacy Statement describes CFAPSSC’s general privacy practices that apply to personal information we collect, use, and share about our members and clients, with allies, business partners, suppliers, and other organizations (such as Schools, the Government of Canada, or others).
This Privacy Statement does not apply to the extent CFAPSSC processes personal information on behalf of clients for their benefit and under their control (as a “processor”), such as Cloud Services or applications (“apps”). It may apply to collection of information related to authorized users of such services to the extent CFAPSSC processes this information for its own interests (as “controller”).
CFAPSSC’s website stores cookies on your computer. These cookies are used to collect information about how you interact with our website and allow us to remember you. We use this information in order to improve and customize your browsing experience and for analytics and metrics about our visitors, both on this website and other media.
Why and how we collect and use your personal information
We may collect your personal information as an individual for various purposes, such as the following:
- Access and use of websites or other online service (including “apps”).
When entering one of our websites or allied third-party connected platforms, or when using a related online service or third-party platform (where references to online services include desktop or mobile applications or “apps”), we will record information necessary to provide you with access, for the operation of the websites or allied third-party connected platforms and for us to comply with security and legal requirements relating to operating these sites, such as passwords, IP address and browser settings.
We also collect information about your activities during your visit to personalize your online experience, such as recording your preferences and settings, and to collect statistics to help us improve and further develop our websites, related third-party online platforms, products, and services.
- Responding to your request for information, order, or support.
When you contact us (online or offline) in connection with a request for information, to order a product or service, to provide you with support, or to participate in a forum or other social computing tool, we collect information necessary to fulfill your request, to grant you access to the product or service, to provide you with support and to be able to contact you. For instance, we collect your name and contact information, details about your request and your agreement with us and the fulfillment, delivery and invoicing of your order, and we may include client satisfaction survey information.
We retain such information for administrative purposes, defending our rights, and in connection with our relationship with you. When you provide your name and contact information to register in connection with such a request, the registration may serve to identify you when you visit our websites. For ordering of most services and products, we require you to have registered as a CFAPSSC Member. Registration may also allow you to customize and control your privacy settings.
- Your use of CFAPSSC Cloud services.
- Contacting employees of our clients, prospects, partners, and suppliers.
Relating to the services we provide directly or through a third party, our clients or prospects (whether students, candidate workers, business/investors, employers), partners, suppliers, institutions and applicable Government offices all provide us with business contact information (such as name, contact details, position or title of their employees, contractors, advisors and authorized users) for purposes such as contract management, fulfillment, delivery of products and services, provision of support, invoicing and management of the services or the relationship.
- Visitor information.
We may register individuals visiting our websites (name, identification, and business contact information); completion of an online profile with CFAPSSC might also ask from certain clients to supply photographs and/or Government-issued photograph ID as required by -and only as needed in their applications to- Educational Institutions, Assessment Partners or Government authorities. We may also register individuals visiting physical locations (name, identification, and business contact information) for reasons of security and safety of persons and belongings, as well as for regulatory purposes.
Most information we collect about you comes from our direct interactions with you. When you register online as a CFAPSSC Member and complete an online Profile with us, or register for an event, we may collect information (online or offline) relating to your type of application (for example and without limitation, to study, work, invest in or immigrate to Canada), or for the event organization and your participation during an event, such as webinars, online sessions, assessments, interviews, and surveys.
We combine the personal information we collect to develop aggregate analysis and business intelligence for conducting our business and for marketing purposes. You can choose to receive information by email or telephone about our products and services. When visiting our websites or third-party platforms, or when using our services, we may provide you with personalized information.
Where we reference that we use your personal information in connection with a request, order, transaction, or agreement (or preparing for the same), or to provide you with services that you requested (such as an application or registration for it via a website or a third-party application), we do this because it is necessary for the performance of an agreement with you.
Where we reference that we use your personal information relating to marketing, improvement or development of our products or services, for reasons of safety and security, or regulatory requirements other than in connection with your agreement or request, we do this based on our or a third party’s legitimate interests, or with your consent. When we collect and use your personal information subject to the EU Privacy Legislation, this may have consequences for your rights.
Sharing of Personal Information
As a Canadian organization offering globally a wide range of products and services, with business processes, management structures, and technical systems that cross borders, CFAPSSC has implemented global policies, along with standards and procedures, for consistent protection of personal information.
As a Canadian organization with a global service offering, we may share information about you with third parties and/or our subsidiaries world-wide and transfer it to countries in the world where we do business in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Between CFAPSSC controlled subsidiaries, we only grant access to personal information on a need-to-know basis, necessary for the purposes for which such access is granted.
In some cases, CFAPSSC may use third-party alliances and suppliers located in various countries to collect, use, analyze, and otherwise process personal information on its behalf. Where appropriate, CFAPSSC may share your personal information with selected partners to help us provide you (or the organization you work for) products or services, or to fulfill your requests, or with your consent. When selecting our third-party allies, suppliers, and partners, we consider their data handling processes.
If CFAPSSC decides to sell, buy, merge, or otherwise reorganize businesses in some countries, such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of such information from sellers.
It is CFAPSSC’s practice to require appropriate protection for personal information in these types of transactions. Please be aware that in certain circumstances, personal information may be subject to disclosure to government agencies pursuant to a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process. We may also share your personal information to protect the rights or property of CFAPSSC, our third-party allies, business partners, suppliers or clients, and others when we have reasonable grounds to believe that such rights or property have been or could be affected.
The international footprint of CFAPSSC can potentially involve transfers of personal information between different subsidiaries, as well as to third parties located in the countries where we do business. Some countries have implemented transfer restrictions for personal information, in connection with which CFAPSSC takes various measures, including that, where required, CFAPSSC implements PIPEDA (in Canada) or other standard contractual clauses (i.e., approved by the EU Commission), or similar contractual clauses in other jurisdictions. This includes transfers to suppliers or other third parties.
Information Security and Accuracy.
We intend to protect your personal information and to maintain its accuracy. CFAPSSC implements reasonable physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to help us protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure. For example, we (or our third-party providers) encrypt certain sensitive personal information such as credit card information when we (or our third-party providers) transmit such information over the Internet. We also require that our third-party allies and suppliers protect such information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.
We will not retain personal information longer than necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it is processed, including complying with legal and regulatory obligations (e.g., audit, accounting, and statutory retention terms), handling disputes, the security of our processing, and for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims in the countries where we do business. Because the circumstances may vary depending on the context and the services, the information provided in this Privacy Statement, or provided in a specific notice, may supply more detailed information on applicable retention terms.
How to contact us.
If you have a question related to this Privacy Statement, please contact us by using the Contact Form provided here. Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate member of CFAPSSC’s Data Privacy Team, such as its Privacy Officer. Where this is relevant, the controller of your personal information is CFAPSSC , , Canada, unless indicated otherwise. CFAPSSC is not the controller in situations such as:
- Personal information processed in connection with a contractual relationship, or when entering into a contractual relationship with a specific CFAPSSC Client subsidiary, vendor, or third-party provider. In this case, the controller of personal information is the CFAPSSC contracting company, which is the legal entity with which you or your employer have, or will have, the contract.
- Personal information collected on the physical site or location of a CFAPSSC subsidiary. In this case, that subsidiary is the controller of the personal information.
You can request to access, update, or correct, and in certain circumstances, to delete your personal information. You also have the right to object to direct marketing. If you have any such request, please submit it using the Contact Form provided here. You may have additional rights pursuant to your local law applicable to the processing of data.
Right to Lodge a Complaint.
In the event you consider our processing of your personal information not to be compliant with the applicable data protection laws, you can lodge a complaint:
- Directly with CFAPSSC by using the Contact Form provided here.
Changes to our Privacy Statement.
We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect changes to our data governance practices. The revised Privacy Statement will be posted here with an updated revision date. We encourage you to check back periodically for any changes or updates.
If we make a material change to our Privacy Statement, we will post a notice at the top of this page for 30 days. By continuing to use our websites and/or third-party online platforms after such revision takes effect, we consider that you have read and understand the changes.
Information Access, Privacy and Opt-Out Contact Form
For any of these purposes, please submit your request using the Contact Form provided here.