Who are we?
Our website address is: https://blaisindustries.com.
This policy governs how we use the personal data we process in connection with your relationship with Blais Industries and how we fulfill our data protection obligations in accordance with the various laws, rules and regulations to which we are subject as a company.
We are committed to respecting confidentiality and recognize the need for appropriate protection and management of any personal data communicated to us. In this policy, “personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This policy sets out our commitment to data protection, as well as the rights and obligations of individuals with respect to the personal data we collect, use, retain and disclose (as applicable, “processing” or “processed”), but only to the extent required by applicable data protection laws (as defined below).
Field of application
This policy applies, but is not limited to, the personal data of individuals who visit and transmit personal information to this website.
Definition: Personal Information
Personal information is information that relates to a natural person and allows that person to be identified. They are confidential. With some exceptions, they may not be communicated without the consent of the person concerned.
Category of personal data that may be collected
The personal information we may collect about you includes:
- Your first and last name
- Your email address
- Your phone number
- Curriculum vitae
- Any information provided voluntarily
- Information necessary for us to offer you our services
Means used to collect information
- You interact with us by sending us emails or other correspondence;
- You complete and submit an online form;
- You are applying for a job with Blais Industries;
- We respond to your requests;
- You use our IT systems.
Information transmitted automatically from access to our website
As soon as you access our website, an exchange of information between your computer device and our server takes place without any intervention on your part. Without you being personally identified, we draw your attention to the fact that the information exchanged concerns:
- The Internet domain name
- Browser type or operating system
- The date and time you access the site
- The pages visited
This exchange of information is necessary for statistical purposes, in order to know your computer technology used, your country of origin as well as to count the number of visitors.
Please refer to the sections below to learn more about data transmitted automatically between computers.
A cookie is a file of information that is placed on your browser by a server when you visit a website. The latter can be retrieved by this server on subsequent visits. Cookies can only be read by the website that sends them to your computer. These inform us of the computing devices you use as well as your interactions in our web world. They are used to facilitate navigation in the pages of this site, measure our performance, as well as to compile statistical data.
If you leave a comment on our site, you will be offered to save your name, e-mail address and site in cookies. This is only for your convenience so you don’t have to enter this information if you drop another comment later. These cookies expire after one year.
If you visit the login page, a temporary cookie will be created to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain any personal data and will be deleted automatically when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will set a number of cookies to save your login details and screen preferences. The lifetime of a login cookie is two days, that of a screen option cookie is one year. If you tick “Remember me”, your login cookie will be stored for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookie will be deleted.
You can set your browser to block cookies at any time. However, you should be aware that doing so may deprive you of certain features offered on our websites.
Embedded content from other sites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles…). Content embedded from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor were visiting that other site.
Purposes for which personal information is collected
We process personal data for purposes necessary for your employment or in order to offer our services.
If you submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in a recruitment process undertaken by us or on our behalf, we may collect, use and disclose your personal data to:
- Evaluate your job application and contact you about the job applied and/or other positions;
- Evaluate other relevant employment opportunities that may arise within our organization;
- Better understand your needs and offer better services.
We limit the processing of personal data to that which is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or authorised by the data subject and take reasonable steps to ensure that all personal data is reliable, accurate, complete and current. We retain personal data only for as long as necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected or authorized, or for the period required by applicable legislation or regulation.
Retention is the period for which we retain your personal information, in any form, regardless of whether the information is actively used or not.
At this stage, we must meet the following obligations:
- Ensure the quality of personal information by ensuring that the personal information we hold is current and accurate at the time it is used to make a decision about the individual to whom it relates;
- Take security measures to ensure the security of personal information.
We take the security of personal data seriously. We have put in place internal procedures and controls to protect personal data against loss, accidental destruction, misuse or disclosure, and to ensure that data is not accessed except by contacts in the performance of their duties. This includes limiting access to authorized personnel. In the event that we engage third parties to process personal data on its behalf, these parties do so on the basis of documented instructions, are bound by an obligation of confidentiality and must implement appropriate measures to ensure the security of the personal data. We report known security incidents to data subjects in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
A confidentiality incident is any unauthorized access, use or disclosure of personal information, as well as the loss or other breach of protection of personal information. Like what:
- A staff member accesses personal information without authorization;
- A staff member is disclosing personal information to the wrong recipient;
- The organization is the victim of a cyberattack: phishing, ransomware, etc.
If we have reason to believe that a confidentiality incident involving personal information under our control has occurred, we will take reasonable steps to reduce the risk of harm and to prevent similar incidents from occurring.
The company’s obligations in the event of a confidentiality incident:
- Take measures to reduce risks and avoid future incidents;
- Assess whether the incident poses a risk of serious harm;
- Notify the Commission and the persons whose information is concerned;
- Keep a record of privacy incidents.
Disposal and anonymization
Personal information will be securely destroyed as soon as the purpose for which it was collected is fulfilled, subject to the time period provided by law or by a retention schedule established by government regulations. Also, this personal information may be anonymized and/or depersonalized (remove any information that identifies the individual) if necessary.
Questions or concerns about the protection of your personal information/opposition and deletion
Any comments, questions, concerns or complaints regarding your personal information or regarding this Policy or our privacy practices should be directed to:
Attention: Privacy Officer155 Industriel BoulevardRouyn-Noranda, QuebecJ9X 6P2
In addition, we are committed to providing you with opt-out options regarding your personal information.
The opt-out option allows you to opt out of having your personal information used for certain purposes identified at the time of collection.
The Privacy Officer will attempt to respond to each of your written requests within forty-five (45) days. If he is unable to meet this deadline, he will inform you of the new deadline required in the circumstances.