Privacy Policy

PREFACE

To enable you to benefit from Proassistance’s services, we must collect and process information about you. This information constitutes personal information, and we treat it as such.

This Privacy Policy will go over the personal information we are required to collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it as part of our business relationship with you. Rest assured that we will never sell your information and that we will take the necessary security measures to protect it.

WHO IS THE POLICY FOR?

This policy applies to the following people (hereinafter referred to as “Users”):

  • Client: a person who submits a request for information or services for residential or commercial renovation or repair projects, regardless of the means used;
  • Professional: a person who provides a service on an individual basis or through their business.

It also applies to anyone who communicates or interacts with us, regardless of the means used.

WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED?

We collect personal information that you provide to us, which is information that, alone or in combination, identifies you as an individual.

This may include the following personal information:

CATEGORY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED Examples
Personal information that can be used to identify you
  • First and last name;
  • Address;
  • Email address;
  • Phone number;
  • Date of birth;
  • Gender;
Personal information included in your profile
  • Location
  • Language preference
  • Payment method
  • Transaction history
Personal information collected during your communication and interactions with us
  • Work orders
  • Written communications, including email
  • Telephone call history, recordings, and transcriptions
 

DO I HAVE TO CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE, AND DISCLOSURE OF MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Your consent is always required.

Your consent allows us to collect, use, and disclose your personal information.

As part of our business relationship with you, we need to collect, use, and disclose your personal information to establish and maintain our business relationship and provide you with the services you request.

Please be assured that your personal information will only be used for the purposes for which we collected it.

CAN I REFUSE TO PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION OR WITHDRAW MY CONSENT?

Yes.

However, if you refuse or withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you with the requested service, or you may not be able to take advantage of certain benefits and offers associated with the service.

For example, to receive newsletters and promotional content, you need to provide us with your consent. If you refuse, you may not be able to benefit from these promotions.

HOW IS MY PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED?

We may collect your personal information when you make a request for our services through our website, communicate or interact with us by telephone, or fill out forms or complete surveys.

WHY DOES PROASSISTANCE COLLECT MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?

1. Conducting business with us

To provide you with our services (i.e., connecting you with Contractors to carry out your residential or commercial renovation projects), we must collect and use some of your personal information to be able to identify you, offer you choices and features, and more.

2. Identify and recognize you

We need to collect your information in order to know who we are providing services to and to confirm that you are the person you say you are.

  • Examples of information used:

    • Information to identify you

3. To provide you with services and features

The following are examples of what we may use your personal information for.

  • Creating and maintaining User accounts
  • Verifying Users’ identities
  • Monitoring and sharing work progress
  • Locating where work is required
  • Enabling Users to communicate with each other
  • Helping Contractors contact Clients (e.g., via email, text message, or phone call) to confirm the location or to provide information related to the work requested
  • Helping Clients contact a Contractor to request arrival time or other details related to their project
  • Connecting you, at your request, with Desjardins to facilitate acquire for your project
  • Providing payment functionality, processing payments, or facilitating payments for our services
  • Performing the internal operations required to provide our services, including resolving software interruptions and operational issues
  • Conducting data analysis, testing, and research using de-identified information, as well as monitoring and analyzing trends in activity and use
  • Examples of information used:

    • Information that identifies you
    • Information about your profile

4. To provide customer service

The following list comprises examples of what we use some of your personal information (e.g., your communications and interactions) for.

  • To provide the assistance requested
  • To send questions to the right customer support advisor
  • To study and solve Users’ problems
  • To monitor and improve the quality and processes of our User Support Service
  • To conduct surveys to help us improve our services for a better experience, through a survey firm

ProAssistance may use the information collected to inform customers of changes to our terms and conditions, services, or policies, as well as to send communications that are not intended to promote ProAssistance’s services.

  • Examples of information used:

    • Information that identifies you
    • Information about your communications and interactions with us

5. To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations

In order to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, we may collect, use, and disclose your personal information for the following reasons.

  • To examine or process complaints or disputes relating to the use of ProAssistance’s services
  • To fight against fraudulent activities (e.g., money laundering and fraud)
  • For tax purposes
  • To respond to requests, warrants, and orders from courts or other organizations
  • For any other case authorized by the law in force
    • Examples of information used:

      • Information that identifies you
      • Information about your profile
      • Information about your communications and interactions with us

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS REGARDING THE USE OF MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?

When opting in for personalized offers or participating in marketing surveys (and thereby contribute to the development of our services), you have the option of consenting to the use and disclosure of your personal information.

Did you change your mind? You can modify or withdraw your consent at any time by . contacting us.

  • Newsletters
  • With your consent, ProAssistance may send emails, including newsletters and promotional content for services and events, or to request participation in satisfaction surveys.

    If you no longer wish to receive emails, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link included in each message.

  • Personalized offers
  • To provide you with service offerings tailored to your needs, we need to get to know you. Therefore, we must use and analyze your personal information as well as combine it with other information. This will allow us to proactively identify products or services that may benefit you, be of interest to you, and meet your needs.

    With your consent, ProAssistance may send personalized offers for our services or the services of third parties that you may find useful or advantageous. No personal information will be disclosed to the third parties. Only ProAssistance will be able to use your personal information for the purposes described.

    If you no longer wish to receive personalized offers, you may opt out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link included in each message, or by contacting us.

WHAT COOKIES AND OTHER ONLINE TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES ARE USED?

Cookies and other online tracking technologies

In order to improve your experience on our website, we may use your browsing and search history as well as the advertisements you view, for example, through cookies and pixels, to offer you advertising that best suits your needs.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your browser when you visit a website. Cookies allow websites to remember information about you to improve your experience. Cookies can only be read by the website that sends them to your computer.

Our website uses two types of cookies:

  • The session cookie: This is stored for the duration of your session. It is used to identify you. It is then erased from your computer and deleted from our databases when you leave our website.
  • The persistent cookie: This is stored on your computer and will be retrieved the next time you visit. Please note that cookies are text files designed to prevent the storage of viruses or other data that may pose a risk.

ProAssistance uses cookies and other similar technology to:

  • Authenticate users;
  • Save user preferences and settings;
  • Evaluate user engagement;
  • Improve and measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns;
  • Analyze trends and website traffic and contribute to the overall understanding of online behaviour and the interest of the individuals who interact with our services.

Please note that our advertising partners and other third parties may also install cookies or web beacons on certain pages of our websites, collecting some of your browsing information when you click on their advertising messages or links to their websites or services on our websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party websites or third party advertising providers. We are not responsible for the practices of these partners and other third parties relating to the protection of your personal information or the use of cookies and other online tracking tools. We therefore encourage you to consult the policies of these other entities for more information on this subject.

WHO CAN ACCESS MY PERSONAL INFORMATION AT PROASSISTANCE?

Only employees who need your personal information as part of their work will be able to access it. Their access is limited to what is necessary tocomplete their responsibilites and tasks.

For example, if you ask to have a ProAssistance employee contact you, we will need to know for what purposes and how you would like to be contacted.

We require employees to ensure the confidentiality and the protection of the personal information and use appropriate technical security measures.

WITH WHOM CAN MY PERSONAL INFORMATION BE SHARED?

In order to do business with us, we may also need to disclose your personal information in certain circumstances and for various reasons.

We may disclose some of your personal information to our suppliers when required for them to perform their services. 

Examples of service providers:

  • Pros conducting work;
  • Accounting and payment processing services;
  • Cloud computing service providers;
  • Software developers;
  • Polling firms.

We only share information for the reasons to which you have consented, and we ensure the protection and confidentiality of the information that we communicate.

Service providers with access to your personal information are contractually obligated to ensure the protection of the confidentiality of your information and to put appropriate security measures in place. They are responsible for complying with ProAssistance’s strict confidentiality and security standards.

In certain circumstances, the law may allow us or require us to disclose your personal information to others, such as to courts, law enforcement, and government agencies.

This communication is necessary for ProAssistance to comply with its legal and regulatory obligations, particularly in the fight against money laundering.

CAN MY PERSONAL INFORMATION BE COMMUNICATED OR TRANSFERRED OUTSIDE MY PROVINCE OR CANADA?

ProAssistance sometimes calls on suppliers or partners located outside your province or Canada to carry out specific mandates in the normal course of its operations.

If we are required to disclose personal information to these suppliers and partners, ProAssistance assesses the legal system and regulations enforced in the jurisdiction in question and ensures that the protection and confidentiality of this information meets its own requirements.

There may be very specific circumstances in which your personal information may be transferred by derogation, such as when it is essential to undertake a new contract.

CAN I ACCESS, CORRECT, OR MODIFY MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?

ProAssistance retains your personal information for the purposes described above, and for the period required by law. You can request the deletion of your file at any time, but ProAssistance may still retain some of your personal information to comply with its legal and regulatory obligations.

Your rights

You have the right to:

  • Request access to the personal information that we have about you;
  • Change or update your personal information; and
  • Delete your personal information.

It is your responsibility to advise us if there are any changes in your situation that would require an update to your information. You can do so:

  • In your ProAssistance account (profile);
  • With your phone (call, SMS);
  • By mail.

DO I HAVE RECOURSE IF I AM NOT SATISFIED OR TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE PROTECTION OF MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?

If you have a question, concern, or complaint about the protection of your personal information or our privacy practices, you can contact us by :
  • Phone : 1-833-946-6776
  • Email : info@proassistance.ca
  • Mail  (head office) : 4293 A. des Laurentides, Laval, QC H7L 5W5

CAN YOUR PRIVACY POLICY BE CHANGED AND, IF SO, WILL I BE NOTIFIED?

We may periodically make certain changes to this policy. Be sure to check it regularly for updates, which will take effect on the date indicated on the policy.