Terms of Use

VerificationsCanada™ Inc. is the sole owner of this website.

1. Acceptance of Terms of Use and Amendments

Each time you use or cause access to this website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, as amended from time to time with or without notice to you. In addition, if you are using a particular service on this website or accessed via this website, you will be subject to any rules or guidelines applicable to those services, and they will be incorporated by reference within these Terms of Use. Please read our Privacy and Legal Policy, which is incorporated within these Terms of Use by reference.

2. VerificationsCanada™ Inc.

This website and the services provided to you on and via this website are provided on an “AS IS” basis. You agree that VerificationsCanada™ Inc. reserves the right to modify or discontinue provision of this website and its services, and to remove the data you provide, either temporarily or permanently, at any time, without notice and without any liability towards you, VerificationsCanada™ Inc. will not be held responsible or liable for timeliness, removal of information, failure to store information, inaccuracy of information, or improper delivery of information.

3. Your Responsibilities and Registration Obligations

In order to use this website or certain parts of it, you may be required to register for a user account on this website; in this case, you agree to provide truthful information when requested, and – if a minimum age is required for eligibility for a user account – you undertake that you are at least the required age. By registering for a user account, you explicitly agree to this site’s Terms of Use, including any amendments made by VerificationsCanada™ Inc. that are published herein.

4. Privacy Policy

Registration data and other personally identifiable information that the site may collect is subject to the terms of VerificationsCanada™ Inc. Privacy and Legal Policy.

5. Registration and Password

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and you will be responsible for all usage of your user account and/or user name, whether authorized or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify VerificationsCanada™ Inc. of any unauthorized use of your user account, username or password.

6. Your Conduct

You agree that all information or data of any kind, whether text, software, code, music or sound, photographs or graphics, video or other materials (“content”), made available publicly or privately, will be under the sole responsibility of the person providing the said content, or of the person whose user account is used. You agree that this website may expose you to content that may be objectionable or offensive. VerificationsCanada™ Inc. will not be responsible to you in any way for content displayed on this website, nor for any error or omission.

By using this website or any service provided, you explicitly agree that:

(a) you will not provide any content or conduct yourself in any way that may be construed as: unlawful; illegal; threatening; harmful; abusive; harassing; stalking; tortious; defamatory; libelous; vulgar; obscene; offensive; objectionable; pornographic; designed to interfere with or disrupt the operation of this website or any service provided; infected with a virus or other destructive or deleterious programming routine; giving rise to civil or criminal liability; or in violation of an applicable local, national or international law;

(b) you will not impersonate or misrepresent your association with any person or entity; you will not forge or otherwise seek to conceal or misrepresent the origin of any content provided by you;

(c) you will not collect or harvest any information about other users;

(d) you will not provide, and you will not use this website to provide, any content or service in any commercial manner, or in any manner that would involve junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unauthorized advertising or commerce; you will not use this website to promote or operate any service or content without VerificationsCanada™ Inc. prior written consent;

(e) you will not provide any content that may give rise to VerificationsCanada™ Inc. being held civilly or criminally liable, or that may be considered a violation of any local, national or international law, including — but not limited to — laws relating to copyrights, trademarks, patents, or trade secrets.

7. Submission of Content on this Website

By providing any content to this website:

(a) you agree to grant VerificationsCanada™ Inc. a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license (including any moral rights or other necessary rights.) to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, promote, archive, translate, and to create derivative works and compilations, in whole or in part. Such license will apply with respect to any form, media, and technology already known at the time of provision or developed subsequently;

(b) you warrant and represent that you have all legal, moral, and other rights that may be necessary to grant VerificationsCanada™ Inc. the license specified in this section 7;

(c) you acknowledge and agree that VerificationsCanada™ Inc. will have the right (but not obligation), at VerificationsCanada™ Inc. entire discretion, to refuse to publish, or to remove, or to block access to any content you provide, at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.

8. Third-party Services

Goods and services of third parties may be advertised and/or may be made available on or through this website. Representations made regarding products and services provided by third parties will be governed by the policies and representations made by these third parties. VerificationsCanada™ Inc. will not in any manner be liable for or responsible for any of your dealings or interaction with third parties.

9. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless VerificationsCanada™ Inc. representatives, subsidiaries, affiliates, related parties, officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, advertisers, partners, and co-branders, from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, that may be filed by any third party, arising out of your conduct or connection with this website or service, your provision of content, your violation of these Terms of Use, or any other violation by you of the rights of another person or party.

10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND OF ANY SERVICES OR CONTENT PROVIDED (THE “SERVICE”) IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS”, AND VERIFICATIONSCANADA INC. EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

VERIFICATIONSCANADA INC. MAKES NO WARRANTY, EITHER IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, THAT ANY PART OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR OF ANY QUALITY, NOR IS IT WARRANTED EITHER IMPLICITLY OR EXPRESSLY THAT ANY CONTENT IS SAFE IN ANY MANNER FOR DOWNLOAD. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER VERIFICATIONSCANADA INC. NOR ANY PARTICIPANT IN THE SERVICE PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND AND THAT ANY ADVICE OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION OBTAINED VIA THIS WEBSITE MAY BE USED SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THAT VERIFICATIONSCANADA INC. WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE IN ANY WAY.

Some jurisdictions may not allow disclaimers of implied warranties, and certain statements in the above disclaimer may not apply to you as regards implied warranties; the other terms and conditions remain enforceable notwithstanding.

11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE SITE EDITOR WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES; THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF VERIFICATIONSCANADA INC. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM (I) THE USE OF SERVICES OR THE INABILITY TO USE SERVICES, (II) THE COST OF OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND/OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY TRANSACTION ENTERED INTO ON THROUGH SERVICES, (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR DATA TRANSMISSIONS, (IV) STATEMENTS BY ANY THIRD-PARTY OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY USING SERVICES, OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO SERVICES.

In some jurisdictions, it is not permitted to limit liability and, therefore, such limitations may not apply to you.

12. Reservation of Rights

VerificationsCanada™ Inc. reserves all of VerificationsCanada™ Inc. rights, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and any other proprietary right that VerificationsCanada™ Inc. may have in respect of this website, its content, and goods and services that may be provided. The use of VerificationsCanada™ Inc. rights and property requires VerificationsCanada™ Inc. prior written consent. By making services available to you, VerificationsCanada™ Inc. is not providing you with any implied or express licenses or rights, and you will have no rights to make any commercial use of this website or provided services without VerificationsCanada™ Inc. prior written consent.

13. Notification of Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your property has been used in any way that could be considered a copyright infringement or a violation of your intellectual property rights, a VerificationsCanada™ Inc. copyright agent may be contacted or if you have any questions, comments, concerns, complaints, or feel that we are not abiding by our Privacy and Legal Policy, contact us immediately by:

14. Applicable Law

You agree that these Terms of use and any dispute arising out of your use of this website or products or services provided will be governed by and construed in accordance with local laws applicable at VerificationsCanada™ Inc. domicile, notwithstanding any differences between the said applicable legislation and legislation in force at your location. By registering for a user account on this website, or by using this website and the services it provides, you accept that jurisdiction is granted to the courts having jurisdiction over VerificationsCanada™ Inc. domicile, and that any disputes will be heard by the said courts.

15. Miscellaneous Information

  1. In the event that any provision of these Terms of use is deemed to conflict with legislation by a court with jurisdiction over the parties, the said provision will be interpreted to reflect the original intentions of the parties in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of these Terms of Use will remain valid and applicable;
  2. The failure of either party to assert any right under these Terms of Use will not be considered to be a waiver of that party’s right, and the said right will remain in full force and effect;
  3. You agree that any claim or cause in respect of this website or its services must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause arose, or the said claim or cause will be forever barred, without regard to any contrary legislation;
  4. VerificationsCanada™ Inc. may assign VerificationsCanada™ Inc. rights and obligations under these Terms of Use; in this event, VerificationsCanada™ Inc. will be relieved of any further obligation.

© 2017 VerificationsCanada™ Inc.

PRIVACY & LEGAL POLICY

VerificationsCanada™ Inc. are the sole owners of the information collected on this website. We commit to you that we will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

VerificationsCanada™ Inc. complies with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the protection of personal information, which it incorporates. To learn more visit the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Additionally, we understand and comply with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) enacted July 1, 2014.

1. Your Access To and Control Over Information

You may request to view, change, correct, or delete any data that we have about you and/or your organization both off-line and online, such as Criminal Background Checks, Enhanced Background Checks, Reference Checks, Employment Verification, Credit Checks and Tenant Screening Checks.

You may opt-out of any future contact from VerificationsCanada™ Inc. by contacting us by telephone, fax, email or mail as noted at the bottom of this page.

2. Security

We take precautions to protect your information to ensure that is protected both online and offline.

When you submit any information by an email note, it is protected online and offline.

When you submit information directly through our website, such as completing a form, making a transaction, or registering or logging in with an userid, email and password, all data is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way.

Every page on our website is encrypted which you can verify by looking for:

  • “https” at the beginning of the URL/domain address (i.e.: https://www.VerificationsCanada™.ca/)
  • An icon of a “closed lock” on your web browser.

Only employees employed by VerificationsCanada™ Inc. who need the information to perform a specific job (i.e. processing of a Criminal Background Check) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers and servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

3. Public Information and Third Parties

We have public blogs on our website. Any information you include in a comment on our blog may be read, collected, and used by anyone. If your Personal Information appears on our blogs and you would like it to be removed, contact us. If we are unable to remove your information, we will let you know why.

4. Social Media Widgets

Our site may include Social Media Features, such as the Google Plus, LinkedIn, Facebook Like button, Pinterest and Widgets, such as the “Share This” button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly.

Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third-party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Our website, VerificationsCanada™ Inc., contains links to other sites which are not governed by this Privacy Policy. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites.

5. Improving Your Online Experience

(a) Digital Markers (including cookies)

A digital marker is a resource created by the visitors' browser in order to remember certain pieces of information for the web server to reference during the same or subsequent visit(s) to the website (i.e. "cookies" or HTML5 web storage). Some examples of what digital markers do are as follows:

  • Allow a website to recognize a visitor who has previously accessed the site;
  • Track what content is viewed on the site which helps website administrators ensure visitors find what they are looking for.

We use sessional and persistent digital markers on our website. During your on-line visit, your browser exchanges data with our web server. The digital markers used do not allow us to identify individuals and do not contain personal information.

You may adjust your browser settings to reject digital markers, including cookies, if you so choose. However, it may affect your ability to interact with our site.

(b) Web Analytics

Web analytics is the collection, analysis, measurement, and reporting of data about web traffic and visits for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage. Information in digital markers may be used in conjunction with computer request data to identify and track your online interactions with our site.

We use Google Analytics and log file analysis to improve our site. When your device (i.e. computer, smart phone etc.) accesses our website, the following types of information are collected and used for web analytics:

  • The originating IP address
  • The date and time of the request
  • The type of browser used
  • The page(s) visited
  • Referral website

If you wish, you may opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by disabling or refusing the cookies; by disabling JavaScript within your browser; or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.

NOTE: disabling Google Analytics or JavaScript will still permit you to access comparable information or services from our site.

However, if you disable your session cookie option, you will still be able to access our public website, but you might have difficulties accessing any secure services such as user login.

Data collected for web analytics purposes goes outside of Canada to Google servers and may be processed in any country where Google operates servers. Data may be subject to the governing legislation of that country (i.e. the U.S. Patriot Act). For further information about Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Analytics terms of service.

6. Copyright Legal Policy

All photographs, illustrations, digital art, videos, and other forms of images on the website ("images") are the exclusive property and copyright of VerificationsCanada™ Inc.

It is illegal to copy or use any portion of any Image whether by photographic means, scanning, digital copying, or as reference for another illustration.

  • It is illegal to incorporate all or part of any image or video into another image. Changing an image or videos does not give you any right to use the altered Image. The original image, however modified or distorted, is still protected by copyright.
  • VerificationsCanada™ Inc. will be entitled to liquidated damages for each Unauthorized Use of any image or video. "Unauthorized use" means any reproduction that is not specifically granted by VerificationsCanada™ Inc.

If you believe that your property has been used in any way that could be considered a copyright infringement or a violation of your intellectual property rights VerificationsCanada™ Inc. copyright agent may be contacted as noted at the end of this page.

7. Updates to this Policy

If we make significant changes to our data handling practices a notice will be posted on our website and, we will make efforts to notify our active customers in other reasonable ways that may include an administrative e-mail or other notice. If the change involves the use of your personally identifiable information, the notice will contain instructions on how you can opt-out of such use. This Privacy Policy will be governed by the laws of Canada and the Province of Ontario.

8. Inquiries

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, complaints, or feel that we are not abiding by our Privacy and Legal Policy, contact us immediately by:

© 2017 VerificationsCanada™ Inc.