Privacy Policy

Last updated September 17, 2020

Summary of Virtus Consulting’s Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

We have created this Privacy Policy in order to provide you with a brief overview of how we handle your information.

This summary details our collection, use and disclosure of the Personal and Non-Personal Data you give to us when you access or use our sites’ online and/or mobile services, mobile applications and websites, and software provided by us while using these services or websites.

Virtus’ core mission is to help people with corporate tax accounting.

2. Who is responsible for your information?

The Virtus Consulting entity responsible for your information will be the Winnipeg Office.

3. What information do we collect about you?

Across the Sites we collect information:

4. Why do we collect this information?

We collect and use your information in order to help Job Seekers find jobs, to help business hire us, and to provide and improve our services to you.

5. Who is this information shared with?

Your information is shared with: 

6. How long do we store your information?

We store your Personal Data until it is no longer necessary to provide our services, or until you ask us to delete your Personal Data. We may also be required to retain certain information in order to comply with local laws. If you wish to delete your Personal Data, you should submit a delete request.

7. What are your rights with respect to your Personal Data?

We take your privacy very seriously. We provide GDPR-type rights to all our users globally. This includes the rights to access your Personal Data; delete your Personal Data; get your Personal Data in a portable format; and the rights to restrict or object to certain processing of your Personal Data. Where our use of your Personal Data is based on your consent, you also have the right to withdraw that consent.

Some Important Definitions

Personal data (“Personal Data”) refers to any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual, and non-personal data (“Non-Personal Data”) refers to any information that does not identify you as a specific individual. Please note that at all times we will adhere to the applicable statutory definition in determining what is and is not Personal Data for the purposes of this Privacy Policy. Where this Privacy Policy refers to “information” or “your information” this may include both Personal and Non-Personal Data.

The Scope of our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy covers only data that we collect through the Sites, and not any other data collection or processing, including, without limitation, any third-party operators of web pages to which the Sites link, and any information that we collect offline or through any websites, products, or services that do not display a direct link to this Privacy Policy.

Occasionally, we may refer to this Privacy Policy in notices on the Sites, including special purpose web pages or mobile applications, including invitations for you to submit ideas to improve the Sites. We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time.

1.4 Changes to the Privacy Policy

Please review the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to determine when this Privacy Policy was last amended. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective on the “Last Updated” date indicated above. By using the Sites or providing information to us following such changes, you will have accepted the amended Privacy Policy. If we are going to use Personal Data collected through the Sites in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, then we will notify users via email and/or by posting a notice on the applicable Sites for 30 days prior to such use or by other means as required by law.

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA.

Cookie Policy

1. Introduction: What is a cookie?

This Cookie Policy helps to explain the occasions when and why cookies may be sent to visitors to the Sites. Cookies are text-only pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive or other website-browsing equipment for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow the Sites to remember important information that will make your use of the Sites more convenient. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a randomly generated unique number or other value. Certain cookies will be used on the Sites regardless of whether you are logged in to your account or not. 

Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the Site. Persistent Cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). We use session cookies to track the total number of visitors to our Sites. We may also employ cookies so that we remember your computer when it is used to return to the Sites to help customize your experience. We may associate Personal Data with a cookie file in those instances.

2. How We Use Cookies

We use cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies, including from third-party partners such as Google and Facebook, for measurement services, better targeting advertisements, and for marketing purposes. These cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies allow us to display our promotional material to you on other sites you visit across the Internet and connect you with more Employers. We may also share information about your behavior on the Sites with third parties (including operators of third-party websites and/or social networking sites) in order to show you targeted advertisements and other content that has been customized for you.

We also use these cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies to facilitate the Targeted Ads Program and other advertisements to help us to determine which advertisements users have seen, how many times users have seen a particular advertisement, and on which sites a particular advertisement appeared.

We may also use these cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies on the Sites to understand and inform our service providers.

Analytical PurposesWe use cookies to analyze user activity in order to improve the Sites and the websites of our affiliates. For example, we can use cookies to look at aggregate patterns like the average number of searches that users perform. We can use such analysis to gain insights about how to improve the functionality and user experience of the Sites.
Your Preferences & User ExperienceWe use cookies to gather certain information about users, such as browser type, server, language preference, and country setting, in order to store user preferences on our Sites to make your user experience more consistent and convenient.

In addition, we use cookies to maintain your logged in state when you visit our Sites repeatedly. We may also use your IP address to determine your geographic location at city or postal code level in order to provide you with the most relevant search results.
Provide Measurement Services and Better Targeted Ads, & MarketingWe use cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies from third-party partners such as Google and Beeswax for measurement services, better targeting advertisements, and for marketing purposes. This takes place when you visit our Sites and when you download or install any apps. These cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies allow us to display our promotional material to you on other sites you visit across the Internet.

Our third-party advertising partners may also use these technologies to identify your browsing interests over time and across different websites to deliver targeted advertisements and other content that has been customized for you.

We may also share information about your behavior on the Sites with third parties (including operators of third-party websites) in order to show you targeted advertisements and other content that has been customized for you. We also use cookies to facilitate the Targeted Ads Program. In connection with this Program and other advertisements, we use cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies, including from third party partners, to determine which advertisements users have seen, how many times users have seen a particular advertisement, and on which sites a particular advertisement appeared.

You have a right to object to the legitimate interest use of your Personal Data for the purposes of marketing. To opt out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting, or to exercise any other rights, please feel free to follow the steps detailed in our Privacy Policy.
Referral TrackingWe use cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies, including from third party partners, to associate user activity with the third party website that referred the user to our Sites, or to associate user activity that is referred to a third party website. Some of these third party websites are partner websites that receive credit for the activity of users they refer to our Sites, or give us credit for the activity of users referred to such third party websites.

However, we may use these technologies to share limited information about user activity with marketers including Choice Online Marketing Group (Read their privacy policy here), such as which users saw a particular page or other advertisement on the Site.
Security PurposesWe use cookies to limit certain types of cyber attacks.
Testing, Usability, and Performance Improvement PurposesWe use cookies to ensure users receive a consistent user experience while we conduct A/B testing on certain aspects of our Sites in order to improve our product offerings. We also use cookies to improve the performance and reliability of our Sites.
Fraud/Spam preventionWe use cookies during fraud reviews and investigations. Some of our cookie/device tracking happens via 3rd party vendors like SiftScience, other times we use our own indexes to identify activity related to specific cookies.
ComplianceWe may use cookies to anonymize traffic and activity data we collect about the use of our Sites. We may also place a cookie called OptanonConsent to store your cookie consent status when you interact with our cookie banner.

3. What Cookies Do We Use

We use first-party and third-party cookies differently on each of our Sites to provide our many products and services to you.  If you use any of the sites listed in the table below, please follow the brand-specific links below for a complete list of our cookies used on our Sites.  All other visitors can view a list of our third-party cookie partners in the second table below.

We may allow third-parties to use cookies on our Sites to help deliver and improve our services, and provide them to you. Our use of these cookies may differ by site and market.  If your use of our Sites is not captured in the table above, please review your browser settings for a list of all cookies stored on your device.  The list below identifies all of our third-party cookie provider partners in use as of the effective date of this Cookie Policy.  Please visit their websites for more information on their privacy practices:

Third-Party Cookie ProviderThird-Party Website
Appcasthttps://www.appcast.io/
AppsFlyerhttps://www.appsflyer.com/
Beeswaxhttps://www.beeswax.com/
DoubleClickhttps://www.google.com/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/
Choice Marketinghttps://www.choice.marketing/
HubSpothttps://www.hubspot.com/
Infogramhttps://infogram.com/
iSpot TVhttps://www.ispot.tv/
LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/
Marketohttps://www.marketo.com/
Media.nethttps://www.media.net/
Microsoft (Bing)https://ads.microsoft.com/
MixPanelhttps://mixpanel.com/
Optimizelyhttps://www.optimizely.com/
Recruiticshttps://www.recruitics.com/
Scorecard Researchhttps://www.scorecardresearch.com/home.aspx
Sizmekhttps://www.sizmek.com/
Symphony Talenthttps://www.symphonytalent.com/
TEDhttps://www.ted.com/
Turnhttps://www.amobee.com/
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/
YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/

The Conversion Tracker is simply a counter that notifies Virtus that a form has been submitted.

4. Your Control over Our Use of Cookies

The tables above may provide “Cookie Settings” options to our users in some markets.  Other controls available to our users include:

Browser and Device Specific Controls

Your browser may provide you the option of blocking cookies, such as third-party cookies. Some browsers also give you the ability to review and manage cookies individually. We encourage you to review your browser’s settings and documentation for additional information on any controls your browser may offer and how they work. Please note, if you delete from your device or browser any cookie used on our Sites, but do not set your browser or device to block third-party cookies, we may install the same cookie during a later visit. Some third-party cookies are also integral to the services we provide on our Sites. By blocking third-party cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all of the features available on our Sites.

Targeted Advertising Opt-outs

You can also opt out of targeted advertising that we do through our third-party advertising partners, such as Google, by visiting resources they provide (such as Google’s How Google Uses Information from Sites or Apps that Use Our Services), or by interacting with them through digital advertising self-regulatory initiatives available in the European Union (Your Online Choices) and Canada (Your Ad Choices). We may update this list from time to time as similar initiatives become available in other markets. We encourage you to visit all of these sites for additional information about each organization’s approach to targeted advertising, lists of participating companies, and the options available to web users. Please note, any third-party opt-outs may require use of a third-party cookie to reflect your choice and clearing third-party cookies from your browser or device may affect or remove your choice.

5. Changes To Our Cookie Policy

Please review the “Last Updated” legend at the top of the Cookie Policy to determine when it was last amended. Any changes will become effective on the “Last Updated” date indicated above. By using the Sites or providing information to us following such changes, you will have accepted the amended Cookie Policy. If we are going to use Personal Data collected through the Sites in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, then we will notify users via email and/or by posting a notice on the applicable Sites for 30 days prior to such use or by other means to the extent required by law.

Questions?

Our Privacy Policy describes, in a comprehensive manner, how we processes your data. For more information on Virtus’s approach to privacy, please contact us.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, email us at privacy-dept @ virtusconsulting.ca (remove spaces).