Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy

Effective: September 9, 2015

At Aviron Technical Institute of Montréal (“Aviron”), we respect your privacy. Our privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) summarizes what personal information we may collect, and how we use and disclose this information. This Privacy Policy also describes other important topics relating to your privacy.

By using the website at www.avirontech.com (the “Site”), or by choosing to submit personal information to Aviron, you signify your consent to all of the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any of the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Site or submit any personal information to Aviron.

Aviron has the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. We will promptly reflect any such modifications to this Privacy Policy on our Site and will indicate at the top of this page the date this Privacy Policy was last amended. Your continued access to and/or use of the Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of, and agreement to be legally bound by, this Privacy Policy, as revised. Please periodically review this Privacy Policy so that you know what personal information we collect, how we use it, and with whom we may share it.

What Personal Information We May Collect

Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address, or if you provide any payment on the Site, your payment information (“Personal Information”). We collect Personal Information when you voluntarily provide it through our Site, or when you provide it to us through other means. For example, we may collect Personal Information when you:

• Register to use the Site;
• Use the Site to make a payment;
• Contact us through e-mail, telephone, mail; or other correspondence;
• Complete a page or pop-up where you enter information;
• Contact us using telephone, mail or other communication with the Site;
• Complete a survey; or
• Otherwise provide us with Personal Information.

The Personal Information we may collect may include:

• Your full name;
• Your country and date of birth;
• Contact information, such as your address, telephone number, and/or e-mail address;
• If you choose to make a payment, your payment information; and
• Any other Personal Information that you voluntarily choose to submit to us.

Cookies and How Aviron Collects Information Through Technological Means

When you visit our Site, we may collect information that is automatically sent to us by your web browser or your internet service provider. This information may include your domain name and your numerical IP address. We may also collect other general information (such as the type of browser you use, which pages you view, and the files you request). We use this information to better understand how visitors use our Site, to monitor the usage and performance of our Site, and to determine aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns, and to improve our Site to better meet your needs. We use this information in the aggregate, and do not link it to your Personal Information. We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Site, and to communicate with you after you have sent us emails. If you send us emails, from time to time we may use information about your preferences and interests to send updates to you about Aviron, its services, programs, or information that may be of interest to you.  Some advertisers may occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers.  The amount of information that is sent by your web browser depends on the browser and settings you use. Please refer to the instructions provided by your browser if you want to learn more about what information it sends to websites you visit, or how you may change or restrict this.

We may use a feature on your Internet browser called a “cookie” and/or other similar devices. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your computer’s hard drive. They are used for a variety of reasons, such as tracking click streams, and for load balancing. Information tracked through these mechanisms may include, but is not limited to: (i) your IP address; (ii) the type of web browser and operating system being used; and (iii) the pages of the Site a user visits. Most browsers give you the option to reject cookies.

How Aviron Uses and Discloses Personal Information

The Personal Information we collect may be used by Aviron for the purposes for which it was collected, as provided in this Privacy Policy, or for other purposes that are disclosed to you and to which you consent. For example, we may use your Personal Information to:

• Respond to your questions or inquiries;
• To personalize your Site experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and program offerings in which you are most interested;
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other Site feature;
• Supply you with requested information regarding programs and services available on the Site;
• To send you informational or promotional communications that you have agreed to receive. Visitors who register or participate in other Site features such as marketing programs will be given a choice whether they would like to be on our e-mail list and receive e-mail communications from us. If you would no longer like to receive promotional e-mails from us, you may opt-out using the unsubscribe feature in any of our commercial emails;
• To carry out other purposes that are disclosed to you and to which you consent; and
• To carry out any other purpose permitted or required by law.

If you have provided us with your Personal Information, but later decide you no longer want us to send you any commercial information, you may unsubscribe by using the unsubscribe message in our commercial electronic communications.

We may transfer your Personal Information to third party service providers that assist us with carrying out these purposes. For example, we may use a data processing contractor to operate computer systems on our behalf. When Personal Information is transferred to a such a third party service provider, we use contractual means to help ensure that the service provider uses the Personal Information only as allowed under this Privacy Policy, and provides it with appropriate security.

Aviron reserves the right to transfer all its information in connection with the sale of all or part of its business, capital stock or assets. We may also disclose your Personal Information to third parties if we have reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to: (i) conduct investigations of possible breaches of law; (ii) identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating an agreement they have with us; or (iii) to protect our rights, safety or property. We may disclose your Personal Information for any other purpose to which you Consent, or for any purpose which is permitted or required by applicable law.

We may also use your Personal Information to investigate security breaches or cooperate with government authorities pursuant to a legal matter.

Personal Information collected online may also be combined with information you have provided to Aviron through other sources such as over the telephone.

How we Protect Personal Information

The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We protect your Personal Information by maintaining physical, organizational and technological safeguards (appropriate to the sensitivity of such Personal Information) and designed to help protect against unauthorized use, disclosure or access.

Personal Information may only be accessed by persons within our organization, or our third party service providers, who require such access to carry out the purposes indicated in this Privacy Policy, or such other purposes as may be permitted or required by applicable law. Personal information we collect is stored on servers located in Montreal, Quebec..

We retain Personal Information that we collect only as long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or to meet any legal requirements.

Although we have taken reasonable and prudent measures to protect our Site, computer systems and any Personal Information that we have collected from unauthorized use, access, disclosure, misuse, alteration or destruction, no security measures can provide absolute protection. As a result, while we are committed to protecting your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us.  All third parties that obtain Personal Information from us (e.g. service providers that perform functions on our behalf) are required to protect your confidentiality and Personal Information in a manner consistent with this policy, and/or as required by law.

Access and Rectification

You have a right to request access to your Personal Information and to request a correction to it if you believe it is inaccurate. If you have submitted Personal Information to Aviron and would like to have access to it, or if you would like to have it removed or corrected, please contact us using the contact information provided below. We will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request; however, in some cases we may not be able to allow you to access certain Personal Information in certain circumstances, for example if it contains Personal Information of other persons, or for legal reasons. In such cases, we will provide you with a reasonable explanation of why it is not possible to grant access to your Personal Information.

Children and Parents

Aviron does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. If a child has already provided us with Personal Information, his or her parent or guardian may contact us for the purpose of deleting this information.

Third Party Websites

The Site may contain links to other third party websites. These other websites may have their own privacy policies and terms and conditions that are not governed by this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any website(s) owned and operated by any such third parties. Other websites may collect and treat information collected differently, so we encourage you to carefully read and review the privacy policy for each website you visit.  Any links from this Site to other websites, or references to products, services or publications other than those of Aviron, do not imply the endorsement or approval of such websites, products, services or publications by Aviron.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, any Personal Information you have submitted to us, or if you would like to:

• access Personal Information that you have already provided to us so that you can correct or update it, or request that it be deleted;
• request the deletion of Personal Information regarding your minor child; or
• report any violation of this Privacy Policy;

please advise us by contacting us in writing at 5460 Royalmount, Town of Mount-Royal, Quebec, Canada, H4P 1H7.