In order for you to fully use the Site, LCSI collects personal information when you register at the Site.
The information listed below forms part of your Profile when you register at the Site.
LCSI uses third-party service providers to facilitate registration at the Site. Currently, these third-party service providers are Microsoft Corporation, Google and Facebook. LCSI may add additional third-party service providers at any point in time.
LCSI is not responsible for the privacy of your personal information that is controlled and stored by the third-party service providers. In addition, the inclusion of a link to the third-party service providers found on the Site does not imply any endorsement of the services of these third-party service providers.
You can choose to give us your email address, if you wish. It is NOT required as your email is known by our third-party service providers, as listed above.
When registering at our Site you will be asked to enter a Nickname. Please do NOT enter your real name if you are under the age of 18. Your Nickname will be associated with the projects you create.
You can choose to add an Avatar, if you wish. Please do NOT submit a real picture if you or your child or student are under the age of 18.
You can also add your interests and location. Please do NOT enter your house number, apartment number or street name.
LCSI also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, LCSI cookie information and the page you requested.
We do not keep any hard copies of information about registered users in our office. LCSI uses personal information for three general purposes:
-to customize the information/content you see; and
-to fulfill your requests for certain services; and
-to contact you when you request it.
We protect against loss of information by having regular backups of data. We keep up with current standards to protect against theft of data, and regularly apply security updates and patches to ensure we are using the latest software available to protect our servers.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information you submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Nonetheless, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our Site, you can contact us at [email protected]
LCSI will not share, provide, trade, sell or rent your personal information to anyone. The sole exception to this statement is our requirement to provide the following information to the Government of Canada for data collection purposes:
1. your Gender, if we have requested this info from you
2. your Postal Code, if we have requested this info from you
Please note that the info on your Gender and Postal Code will only be requested for residents of Canada.
LCSI may send personal information about you to other companies or people when:
If you wish to subscribe to our e-newsletter, we will use your Nickname and email address, that you elected to provide us, to send the e-newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we will provide you with a way to unsubscribe.
LCSI may set and access LCSI cookies on your computer, used to identify your valid registration and to allow for the proper functioning of the Site and accompanying services.
Our Web pages contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our Site is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our communications and marketing campaigns.
LCSI gives you the right to Edit and/or delete your Profile
Nickname and Profile Picture
The Site is designed to make it easy for you to find and connect with others. For this reason, your nickname and profile picture do not have privacy settings. If you are uncomfortable with sharing your Profile picture or Avatar, you should delete it (or not include one when registering). If you have chosen to register using Facebook, your Facebook Avatar will automatically be uploaded.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services please contact us at [email protected] We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.
In compliance with Canadian Law, if you have any questions, comments or complaints about how we use your personal information, or if your request to unsubscribe from our email lists has not been fulfilled within ten business days, please contact our Privacy Officer.
Contact: Privacy Officer
In writing: 4636 Ste. Catherine St. West, Montreal, QC, Canada H3Z 1S5
By email: [email protected] (In the Subject Line, Please write: PRIVACY)