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Thank you for visiting Jean-Michaël Lavoie's website and familiarizing yourself with our privacy policy (hereinafter referred to as the Policy).

By browsing our website or using our systems or services, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this policy and consent to your data and personal information being processed in accordance with it, as applicable.

This privacy policy consists of the following elements:

  1. Objectives of the privacy policy,
  2. Effective date,
  3. Methods of consent collection,
  4. Purposes of data collection,
  5. Purposes of data processing,
  6. Personal information collected,
  7. Procedures used for processing,
  8. Access and control methods for personal information,
  9. Sharing and reasons for sharing personal information with third parties,
  10. Use of cookies and similar technologies,
  11. Retention of personal information.

1. Objectives of the privacy policy

Respect for privacy and the protection of personal information are essential to us, which is why, through this Policy, we aim to safeguard them in accordance with current laws.

To ensure this protection, Jean-Michaël Lavoie commits to collecting, processing, and sharing information that identifies an individual only when that individual has consented, unless permitted or required by law, in which case your consent will not be necessary.

The purpose of this Policy is to inform users about why and how Jean-Michaël Lavoie, or anyone acting on its behalf, will collect and use their personal information. It is intended to be in clear language to ensure informed consent from users.

For the purposes of this Policy, "personal information" means all information about an identifiable individual or information that can identify an individual. Wherever possible, we will anonymize, pseudonymize, and/or aggregate this data so that it no longer identifies an individual.

2. Effective date

This Policy applies from January 10, 2024.

3. Methods of consent collection

We commit to obtaining consent before collecting an individual's personal information. Consent can be explicit or implicit and can be provided directly by the individual or by their authorized representative.

We prefer to obtain explicit consent, whether verbally, electronically, or in writing. However, implicit consent can reasonably be inferred from a person's action or inaction. For example, providing a name and address to receive a publication or a name and phone number to get a response to a question is considered implicit consent to collect information containing personal data. To determine the appropriate type of consent, we consider the sensitivity of the personal information in question, the purposes for which it is collected, and the reasonable expectations of someone in a similar situation.

If we want to use the personal information for a new purpose, we will describe the intended use and seek consent again.

It is not always possible, especially at the request of the state, to obtain a person's consent to collect, use, or disclose their personal information. We commit never to disclose this type of information, other than in accordance with this Policy unless the law requires or permits us to do so.

4. Purposes of data collection

The information is collected in accordance with the purposes and objectives set out in this privacy policy.

Here are some reasons why we collect your personal information:

  • To evaluate the performance of the content offered: The data is collected in order to have information on the interest generated by the content of the website for our visitors.
  • To meet legal obligations: Data is collected to meet obligations arising from laws, regulations, or international treaties.

5. Personal Information Collected

Jean-Michaël Lavoie may collect personal information in various forms, but will only do so through lawful means and only for necessary purposes that have been disclosed to you, as described in this Policy, or when permitted or required by law.

The personal information collected, as well as its sensitivity, can vary depending on the context of the interactions between you and Jean-Michaël Lavoie. That's why our top priority is to inform you about the nature of the personal information we use.

We protect all the personal information collected. Among the personal information likely to be collected and used, we pay special attention to:

Name and contact details. First name and last name, email address, phone number, and other similar data used to communicate with you.
Interactions. Data related to your use of websites, platforms, and tools created. This includes data you provide to use the products. In other cases, such as error reports, this refers to data we generate.

Other examples of interaction data we collect include:

  • Site usage and engagement data. For instance:
    • Problem resolution and support data. Information you provide when you contact Jean-Michaël Lavoie for help and other information that helps us address your issue.
  • Interests and preferences. Data about your interests and preferences, such as artists or music styles that get you to attend concerts, types of exhibitions and cultural events that interest you, cities where you are willing to go to attend certain cultural events. Apart from the information you explicitly provided, the other data we collect sometimes allows us to define or guess your interests and preferences.
  • Content consumption data. Data about multimedia content (e.g., TV, video, music, audio, books, apps, games) you access through our products.
  • Searches and commands. Search queries and commands you use when using our website.
  • Location data. Data, which may or may not be accurate, about the location of your device. For example, we may collect location data from a device's IP address or account profile data indicating less precisely where you are, like the name of a city or postal code.
  • Other data. Other data provided when using our website, including data from Google Analytics.

6. Purposes of Data Processing:

Content improvement. We use the data to improve our web content.

Customer support. We use data to diagnose and resolve product and/or service issues, restore access to your personal account, and provide other support and assistance services.

Help secure and troubleshoot. We use data to help secure and troubleshoot our products and services. This includes using data to ensure the security of services provided to our customers, detect malicious software and malicious activities, resolve performance and compatibility issues to help customers get the most out of their experience, and notify them of updates to our products and services. This may include the use of automated systems to detect security issues.

Security. We use data to protect the security of our products and our customers. Our security features can prevent the operation of malicious software and inform users of the detection of malicious software on their device or even use video surveillance to ensure public safety at events.

Protection of rights and property. We use data to detect and prevent fraud, resolve disputes, enforce contracts, and protect our property. For example, we use data to verify the validity of tickets sold to combat fraud. We may use automated processes to detect and try to prevent activities that violate our rights and those of third parties.

Legal compliance. We process data to comply with the law. We also process contact details and identifiers to help customers exercise their data protection rights.

7. Treatment Processes Used

Jean-Michaël Lavoie places the highest importance on the security of your personal information and commits to processing it in accordance with industry standards and norms, only for the purposes for which it was collected, as described in this policy or in a specific notice to that effect. However, absolute protection of this information is impossible due to inherent security limitations in Internet transmissions. Any information transmitted to us is thus ultimately at the user's own risk.

8. Access and Control Methods of Personal Information

Jean-Michaël Lavoie ensures that all personal information in its possession is as accurate, current, and complete as necessary for the purposes for which it is used.

You have the right to request access to your personal information for verification purposes and to request a correction if they are inaccurate. If you believe your personal information is inaccurate or if you want to access your personal information, you can make a request using the contact details provided at the end of this Policy.

To the best of our abilities, we will provide timely access to your personal information. However, for security reasons, we may need to verify your identity.

Furthermore, there may be circumstances where we cannot grant you access to your personal information. Specifically, when access could lead to the disclosure of personal information of another individual who refuses to consent to its disclosure, or when legal restrictions apply. If such a situation arises, we will notify you of the reason we cannot grant you access to your personal information.

If your request concerns data appearing on third-party websites or platforms, please contact these third parties directly.

9. Sharing and Reason for Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties

We do not share your personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Jean-Michaël Lavoie's team, except for our authorized suppliers and partners who need access to the information for the purposes listed in this policy and within its limits, as well as in the following cases:

  • With your consent.
  • For storage in cloud servers, in which case personal information may pass through third-party jurisdictions. Note that we only retain the services of renowned companies with privacy policies.
  • For legal reasons: We transmit personal information outside of our company if access to it is necessary to comply with current laws and regulations.

Jean-Michaël Lavoie pledges not to sell or rent your personal information to a third party.

10. Cookies and Similar Technologies

Jean-Michaël Lavoie may use cookies, web beacons, invisible pixels, log files, or other technologies to collect certain personal information related to visitors to our websites, as well as recipients of our newsletters, invitations, and other communications. Cookies are pieces of information transmitted by the server to the browser during a website visit, uniquely identifying the current connection. This data can include information such as your IP address, browser type, browser version, pages of our site you visit, time and date of your visit, browsing time, and other statistics.

The cookies used mainly help retrieve the search history and carts (e.g., ticket purchases) related to the session, to facilitate the user's online browsing experience. It is essential to know that activating the cookie option can, depending on the configuration chosen, allow other servers to install cookies on your system. You can set your browser's settings to inform you of the presence of cookies, thus giving you the option to accept or reject them.

Please note that our website may contain links or referrals to third-party sites. This policy ceases to apply once you leave our website, and Jean-Michaël Lavoie is not responsible for the collection or processing of personal information by these third parties or through these external sources.

11. Retention of Personal Information

Jean-Michaël Lavoie retains the data collected for varying periods, depending on their nature and usefulness in providing our products and services. During the retention period, Jean-Michaël Lavoie takes physical and technical measures to ensure the security of data containing personal information.

The primary locations where personal information is stored are the cities where Jean-Michaël Lavoie has offices.

Personal information may be stored outside the country in which you live if a third-party provider or another entity to whom we disclose personal information in accordance with this Policy is located outside of the country. In such cases, personal information may be subject to the local laws of the countries or territories within which the information is collected, used, disclosed, or stored, and government authorities and law enforcement agencies of these countries or territories may access it.

Once the retention period has expired, personal information is destroyed. Only statistics or reports containing depersonalized and anonymized data may be kept for extended periods.

Other Information:

Policy changes :
We make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any reduction in your rights under this Privacy Policy cannot be applied without your explicit consent. We always indicate the date of the last changes and allow you to access archived versions for review. If the changes are significant, we post a highlighted notice on our website (including, for some services, via email notification).

Compliance officer :
For any questions, comments, or complaints about this policy, you can contact the person responsible for ensuring compliance with this privacy policy :

Jean-Michaël Lavoie
200 Vincent-d’Indy avenue, room 748, 
Montreal QC H2V 2T2
Telephone : 514-343-5854
Email : jm_lavoie [at] me [dot] com (jm_lavoie[at]me[dot]com)