CANADIAN ONLINE IMMIGRATION SECURITY POLICY
[Last Updated: February 2021]
This information security policy (“Security Policy”) outlines the Company’s current security measures deployed by the Company as of the “Last Updated” date indicated above. We will keep updating this Security Policy from time to time, as required by applicable laws and our internal policies.
The Company has implemented, technical and organizational safeguards, and established a comprehensive information and cyber security program. All for the purpose of protecting the Personal Data processed by the Company.
Physical Access Control
We ensure the protection of the unwanted and unauthorized physical access to our servers and facilities that store the Personal Data. We have chosen the reputable Microsoft Azure, as our cloud storage provider. The Personal Data collected by the Company is stored in the Azure data servers. For more information regarding the data security provided by Microsoft Azure, please see: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-US/privacystatement
Further, the Company secures the physical access to its offices using a passcode to ensure that solely authorized individuals such as employees and authorized external parties (maintenance staff, visitors, etc.) can access the Company’s offices. The Company’s offices include fire and smoke alarms in place. All data backups are stored in data safes protected from fire and water.
Security Risk Analysis and Management
The Company has conducted an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities of the Company’s Personal Data to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected Personal Data. The Company applies a periodic testing of the Company’s disaster plan in order to ensure that the Company can cope with a consummation of any disaster and emergency case. Our servers include an automated back-up procedure. As mentioned above, the Company’s office is equipped with fire detectors, fire extinguishers and other applicable measures for the case of consummation of a natural disaster.
The access to the Company’s database is highly restricted in order to ensure that solely the appropriate prior approved personnel can access the Company’s Personal Data. Safeguards related to remote access and wireless computing capabilities are in implemented therein. Employees are required to comply with the Company’s password policy when composing a password in order to allow strict access or use related to Personal Data all in accordance with position, and solely to the extent such access or use is required.
There is constant monitoring of the access to the data and the passwords used to gain login access. In addition, the Company implements automatic captcha, lock-out mechanism, and disables any password-saving program in order to prevent any unauthorized login to the Company’s servers by the means of password guessing. Electronic procedures in order to terminate an inactive session are also in use by the Company.
Data Access Control
There are restrictions in place to ensure that the access to the Personal Data is restricted to employees which have permission to access it. Any permission is granted by the Company’s cyber security officer or the CTO. The Personal Data information shall not be accessed, modified, copied, used, transferred or deleted without specific authorization. The access to the Personal Data information, as well as any action performed involving the use of the Personal Data requires a password and user name, which is routinely changed, as well as blocked when applicable. The user password is fully encrypted. Each employee is able to perform actions solely according to the permissions determined by the Company. Each access is logged and monitored, and any unauthorized access is automatically reported.
Removable Media and Media Controls
Any use of electronic removable media shall be done according to the Company’s removable media policy to prevent loss of any Personal Data. The disposition of any removable-media is done according to the Company’s removable-media disposition policy. The Company’s employees may remote access the Personal Data according to the Company’s policy. The remote control by the employees is subject to the usage of specific remote-control software which keeps the connection secure and encrypted.
Organizational and Operational Security
The Company invests a multitude of efforts and resources in order to ensure compliance with the Company’s security practices, as well as continuously provides employees on-going training and periodic updates regarding the Company’s security procedures. The Company strives to raise awareness to the risk involved in the processing of Personal Data. In addition, the Company implemented applicable safeguards for its hardware and software, including web content filtering, firewalls and anti-virus software (“Protection Measures”) on applicable Company hardware, software or employee’s computer, in order to protect against virus, worms, Trojan identifications or any other malicious software. The Protection Measures cannot be deactivated by any user other than the Company’s cyber security officer and according to the Company’s policies.
All transfer of Personal Data between the client side and the Company’s servers is protected using encryption safeguards, as well as encryption of the Personal Data prior to the transfer of any Personal Data. The Company’s servers are protected by industry best standards. Furthermore, the destruction of Personal Data following termination of the engagement is included within the contract between the parties. In addition, to the extent applicable, the Company’s business partners execute an applicable Data Processing Agreement, all in accordance with applicable laws.
All of the Company’s employees are required to execute an employment agreement which includes confidentiality provisions as well as applicable data protection provisions binding them to comply with the Company’s policies, in particular the computer security policy. In addition, employees undergo a screening process applicable per regional law. In the event of a breach of an employee’s obligation or non-compliance with the Company’s policies, the Company includes repercussions to ensure compliance with the policies all according to the Company’s sanction policy. In addition, prior to the Company’s engagement with third party contractors, the Company reviews such third party’s security policies, specifically their information data security policies, to ensure it complies with the Company’s standard for data security protection. Third party contractors may solely access the Personal Data as explicitly instructed by the Company.