Privacy Policy

Effective on September 14, 2012

This privacy statement describes how “we” (David T. Michaels, Intelliguard Corp., Google Analytics, Google Plus, Twitter, Facebook, BusinessRegistration.ca, and our web host server at 1and1.com) collects and uses the personal and non-personal information that you may provide us.

Personal Information

David T. Michaels, BusinessRegistration.ca and Intelliguard Corp. will not share your personal information with any third parties, except:

  • as necessary to perform nuans searches on a government database;
  • with the government to make any filings that you may request;
  • with our payment processor, a Canadian chartered bank, if you make a telephone order; and
  • as outlined below under the Information Sharing heading.

We collect the following personal information from you:

  • Your proposed business name;
  • The nature of your proposed business;
  • The jurisdiction that you would like to register your business in;
  • Your country of residency;
  • Your contact information such as your name, email address, mailing address, phone numbers;
  • Your billing information such as credit card number, expiry date, and billing address, if you make a telephone order;
  • if you choose to pay online via PayPal, from your PayPal account or with your credit card, and we will not receive your credit card information.

We use this information to:

  • Fulfill your order;
  • Send you an order confirmation;
  • Assess the needs of your business to determine suitable products;
  • Send you requested product or service information;
  • Send product updates;
  • Respond to customer service requests;
  • Administer your account;
  • Send you a newsletter;
  • Send you marketing communications; and
  • Improve our web site and marketing efforts

Please note that when we run a nuans report with reservation, your proposed business name will be published on the nuans database and made available to others who search for similar names for at least 180 days, even though your reservation is only good for 90 days. Once you register your corporate name, your corporate name will remain on the nuans database indefinitely.

Choice/Opt-Out

You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in those emails or you can contact us at BusinessRegistration.ca to unsubscribe from marketing email campaigns, should our emails become unwelecome. That said, we have not sent out any mass emails since we began our nuans reports service in 1995 and we do not anticipate sending out more than six marketing emails to our clients per year in the future.

Information Obtained from Third Parties

If you provide us personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us and we will not re-distribute personal information.

Information Sharing

We will not share your personal information with third parties except in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We will not sell your personal information to third parties.

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as processing and shipping your order or offering customer service. These companies will be authorized to only use your personal information as necessary to provide these services to us.

We may also disclose your personal information as required by law such as: to comply with a court order, a subpoena, or similar legal process. If we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, or to investigate a fraud, we may share your information with investigators, lawyers, and a court, if necessary.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Non-personal Information

As is true of most websites, both BusinessRegistration.ca’s webhosting servers and Google Analytics automatically collect information about your computer such as your IP address, browser type, referring websites, your landing and exit pages, the length of time that you spend on and your operating system type. We can only access aggregate information and we are unable to determine any personnally identifiable information about any particular user. This data is collected from BusinessRegistration.ca’s webhosting servers at 1and1.com and by Google Analytics in the United States of America.

We disabled scripts on the Google Plus, Twitter, and Facebook buttons on BusinessRegistration.ca, so that these third parties may not obtain any personal identifiable information from you, unless you click on one of these buttons and you are a subscriber to one or more of these third party services.

Cookies are used to collect general usage and volume statistical information that does not include personal information. 1and1.com, BusinessRegistration.ca, and Google Analytics may place cookies on your computer to collect non-personally identifiable information to compile aggregated statistics for us about the visitors to our site and they may also use local storage on your browser as newer browsers may permit.

Web beacons

BusinessRegistration.ca may contain electronic images known as web beacons, or single-pixel gifs, which may be used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how BusinessRegistration.ca is accessed and to let us know whether our marketing emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.

Our Web pages may also contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that are set by our third party advertising partners. These web beacons may be used along with cookies to enable our partners to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used and whether we refer them any business for their complementary products and services.

We use a third party, such as Google Analytics and 1and1.com, to gather information about how you and others use BusinessRegistration.ca. For example, we will know how many users accessed a specific page, how long they stayed on the page, and what page they went to next. We use this aggregated information to understand and optimize how our site is used.

Sample Visitor Flow Chart
visitor flow chart

Links to Other Web Sites

BusinessRegistration.ca includes links to other web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of BusinessRegistration.ca. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any web site you visit.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about security on our web site, or you have any suggestions to improve security, you may contact us at BusinessRegistration.ca.

Additional Policy Information

TRUSTe

BusinessRegistration.ca participates in TRUSTe privacy training and seeks to offer its clients meaningful notice, transparency, and to follow industry best practices. TRUSTe is an independent organization whose mission is to advance privacy and trust in the networked world.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact us as indicated below.

Correcting and Updating Your Personal Information

To review and update your personal information to ensure it is accurate, contact us as indicated below.

Notification of Privacy Statement Changes

We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Contact Information

You can contact us about this privacy statement by writing to us at the address below:

David T. Michaels, J.D., B.Eng., CHRM
BusinessRegistration.ca
5230 Dundas Street West
RPO Box 40571 Six Points Plaza
Etobicoke, ON, Canada M9B 6K8

Phone: 416-239-1361