Supporting the local economy
Supporting the local economy concerns every citizen, worker and entrepreneur. Laurentien is a division of Marquis Book Printing, Canada's largest book manufacturer with printing houses in Montmagny Quebec, Toronto Ontario, Louiseville Quebec. We also have graphic production offices in Quebec City, Sherbrooke and Montreal as well as a distribution warehouse in Georgetown Ontario. Over the years we have developed strong partnerships with key stakeholders strategically located across the country. Our entire manufacturing process is 100% Canadian.
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 each individual. It may be that the authorization form signed by parents at the outset of the school year is insufficient if date hosting and the production of the yearbook are done outside of the country.
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.