Privacy Policy 

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The Société de Saint-Vincent de Paul de Montréal (SSVP) is committed to protecting your confidential information and to providing this protection on-line. Given that we collect certain types of information from people who visit our websites, we have established a Privacy Statement to help you understand the conditions that govern the collection and use of these data. The Statement indicates the type of information we collect, their use, and the way you can access the data collected about you and modify it at any time.


SSVP respects the privacy of people who visit our website, e-mail us or participate in services we offer on-line. Consequently, we have developed our confidentiality policy based on the following guiding principles:

SSVP collects information on-line primarily to provide its visitors with a more relevant experience. We will make every effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant data collection.

SSVP will take reasonable physical, electronic and administrative measures to protect any information you provide us (e. g. data will be stored in protected databases in secure servers to which access is controlled).

SSVP will not share with anyone the information you have given us without your consent except to provide the service you have requested.


Data that does not identify the person: Whenever you visit the SSVP website we may collect certain information that does not identify you and that relates to the means you use to access our site. This may be your browser type and version, your service provider, your IP address, and any search engine you use to find the site. This information allows us to diagnose problems with our server, manage the website and compile general statistical data. SSVP also collects certain navigation data on your movements on our web pages. This allows us to determine which parts of the websites are the most visited and adapt them to the needs and interests of our on-line visitors. In addition, these tracking data can be used to tailor information for you on our site based on your previous use of it and your interest in particular topics.

Information given voluntarily: any information you have provided to us (i.e. name, e-mail address, etc.) when you register for one of our services, request information, register on our site or use any other part of our websites is stored securely in our web server and our internal systems. We may use it to give you the information you have requested about our organization and services, or to provide you with special notices.

Some of the information we request on our site is marked “mandatory” because you must enter it in order to participate in the requested program or service. You may opt out of receiving communications at any time (see the exclusion procedures below). These data may also be used to personalize your experience on our sites by providing content that matches your interests and geographic region. Finally, we may group the information you give us (such as demographic data) to update our sites. These data will not be disclosed to others except in accordance with the “Disclosure of Personal Information” and “Use of Cookies” sections.

Information collected from other sources: To help us better understand and respond to your needs and interests, SSVP may in the future receive information about you from other sources.

SSVP will ask any provider of such information to declare and warrant that the information has been collected and retained in accordance with privacy laws. All of this information, as well as any other personal information you have given us, will be stored by SSVP according to the standards set out in this privacy policy.


SSVP understands the importance of your personal information. We collect personal data about our visitors and keep it for our own purposes. We do not sell, rent or market this information to third parties except as described below, and never without your consent.

Our business partners: SSVP may partner with certain companies at various times to provide expanded services to visitors to our sites. As part of these relationships, SSVP may share with these companies the use of certain interactive features of the website. Information provided by visitors through such interactive features is available to SSVP and its partners.

Representatives: SSVP may call upon other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on its behalf. For example, management of e-mail services. These parties have access only to the personal information necessary to perform these functions and cannot use or store the information for any other purpose. Members and site visitors will never receive e-mail messages from representatives who work for us.

Compliance with the law/security: SSVP may disclose certain elements of personal information, relying in good faith on the assurance that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or to protect the users of our websites, the sites themselves, or the public.

Consent: Subject to the terms set out in this Privacy Policy, you will be notified before any personally identifiable information may be disclosed to third parties, and you may decline any such disclosure.


Children under the age of 13 are welcome to access the SSVP website. However, we will ask them to obtain approval from a parent or guardian prior to receiving complete authorization to sign up on one of our websites.

Use of Cookies

SSVP may use a navigation function called a “cookie”. Cookies are small files placed on your hard drive that allow SSVP to offer you a personalized browsing experience. With cookies, you do not have to enter certain data, such as your user IDs and passwords, multiple times during your visits to our websites. Cookies also allow SSVP to provide targeted information for you based on how you have navigated on our website. In most browsers, the “help” section of the toolbar will explain how you can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to make the browser warn you when you receive a new cookie, or how to completely disable the use of cookies. Since the SSVP website was designed to take advantage of the use of cookies, if you set up your browser to refuse their use, some features of the website may not work properly and you may be required to enter user codes and passwords more often.


The SSVP website contains links to other sites. SSVP is not responsible for the privacy practices and content of these other sites. To protect your personal information, SSVP recommends that you review the privacy policies of all sites you visit via a link from one of the SSVP websites.


Only the unique password associated with the personal data file created at the time of your registration on the SSVP website allows access to this file. To protect the confidentiality of this data, do not reveal your password to anyone.


You can always decide to stop receiving communications from SSVP. Our sites allow users to choose to no longer receive communications at the step where personal information is requested, or by other means to be specified.


In addition, SSVP may disclose a visitor’s personal information to the following people and organizations:

law enforcement agencies, and emergency services in emergency situations, or as required by law or as a result of a court order;

Someone who works on the development or improvement of the SSVP site;

One or more third parties when agreement by the client to such disclosure is required by law.


This Privacy Policy may be revised at any time to reflect the addition of features to the websites and changes in standards for personal information on the Internet. To allow you to remain up to date about the use of your personal information, our privacy policy will always be accessible on our website. If we make any material changes to how we use your personal information, we will notify you by posting a notice prominently on our pages.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or site practices, CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US. http://www.ssvp-mtl.org/contact