For the local economy
Supporting the local economy concerns every worker, entrepreneur and citizen. Laurentien is a division of Marquis who operates three printing houses located in Montmagny, Louiseville and Toronto, as well as graphic production offices in Quebec City, Sherbrooke and Montreal. Over the years, we have developed strong partnerships with key stakeholders strategically located across the country. All manufacturing steps, even when it requires subcontracting, are performed by Canadian companies.
Protection of privacy in Canada
The information contained in a yearbook such as graduation texts and photos paired with the names of individuals is personal information which identifies individuals. It could be that the authorization form signed by parents at the beginning of the year is not sufficient if data hosting and the production of the yearbook are done outside the country and that this form makes no mention of it.
According to the information on the website of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the sale of the yearbook to students may be subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). It is a federal law that, when it comes to a so-called non-essential commercial activity, applies to schools as well as other organizations.
Although there are variations of this Act in some provinces, PIPEDA predominates over these as soon as the product’s manufacture requires data exchange outside Canada’s borders.
Your personal information will not go beyond Canada’s borders
With Laurentien, all your data will be hosted on a server located in Canada. The photos, texts and pages of the yearbook are accessible via a web application using a secure transfer protocol (HTTPS) in addition to being protected by an access code unique to each project for each user.
All manufacturing steps are done in Quebec or Ontario by Marquis or a carefully selected Canadian subcontractor. This includes file verification for printing, page printing, bookbinding and transport.
In addition, the personal information of individuals provided by our customers are destroyed a few months after the delivery of the yearbook.