At Universal Adviser, we understand that our clients are concerned about their privacy, security, and the confidentiality of their personal information we receive (Universal Adviser) and take stringent steps to make sure it is never compromised.
Under this Privacy Notice, Universal Adviser also describes the measures taken to protect the security of the received information.
Additionally, we provide information on how to contact us:
The province of Quebec has autonomy in its immigration process and has several pathways to welcome foreign nationals. These programs facilitate the province in selecting immigrants who can contribute to the economic development of the province and easily adapt to life in Quebec. To become a permanent resident in Quebec, you can apply through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).
Universal Adviser may collect some personal information, information about your family members and employer (if required) to provide you with the right assistance and guidance. However, if we are not provided with relevant and correct information, we may not be able to provide you with consultation or legal services. We have set forth how you may provide us with the information and the types of information required for immigration services and visa processing. We have also included the purposes for which the received information will be used.
Universal Adviser may collect & process your personal information like your name, address, date of birth, telephone number, marital status, passport number, employment history, educational background, tax status, employee number, job title and function, and expatriate status for the client servicing.
This information may be collected or obtained via many different sources like online questionnaires and forms, third party sources- former employees, your educational institutions or current or prospective employer. This personal information is used for immigration consultation and legal services like:
When you request information about our services, you may be required to provide some personal information like your name, email address, address and telephone number. This information is used to process your request and respond to it.
The personal information collected through our website or otherwise may be used for other purposes, such as data analytics, client & Universal Adviser’s administration, and compliance with applicable laws and Universal Adviser’s procedures & policies.
A certain category of the provided personal information is considered sensitive and needs a higher level of protection. This category includes information about race or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, political opinions, trade union membership, physical or mental health or condition, sex life or sexual orientation, and data relating to offences, and/or criminal convictions.
In the context of the services offered by Universal Adviser, we may collect some sensitive information, under some limited circumstances, like when such information is required to comply with the legal obligations of the country in which you are seeking a visa or work permit.
We (Universal Adviser) also collect certain information by automated means, when you visit our website or web-based interfaces, for our purposes like how many users accessed the site, the most visited pages, etc. This information is collected to improve and add up to the quality of our website and tailor-made it as per our visitors’ interests. This information is collected via “cookies” and IP addresses.
Like other organization, Universal Adviser also uses ‘cookies’ on its website. Cookies are bits of text placed on the hard drive of the computer when you visit certain websites. Moreover, cookies enhance your online experience by saving your preferences when you visit a website. We may use these cookies to identify if you have visited for the first time or are a returning visitor to help us identify site features in which you may have the greatest interest.
Without cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of the website features.
Log files are web server files, which are automatically created when a user visits a website. These files contain information like a domain name or IP address, HTTP response code, URL, or the date and duration of your visit. When you visit our website, our web servers log your IP address. An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. Moreover, this information helps us to understand their location and the features on our website that interests them. Additionally, the log files detect disruptions that may interfere with the provision of our website.
The information provided by you may be shared with a third party as, as appropriate or necessary in connection with the services. Additionally, as part of the services we render, Universal Adviser may disclose your personal information to government agencies, your former, current, or prospective employer and its related entities (if applicable).
Additionally, we may disclose your information only:
We (Universal Adviser) seeks to ensure that any personal information held by us about you is accurate, complete, current and otherwise reliable based on data you or an employer-provided to us for immigration consulting and legal services.
We only seek to collect personal information that is relevant, adequate, and not excessive for any of these purposes. We make sure that your personal information is safe with us and maintain appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect any misuse or unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your data.
Our employees strive to maintain appropriate standards of conduct to protect your personal information. We also make sure that the third parties used to some required services are prohibited from using your information other than in connection with the services they provide and follow the applicable privacy and data protection laws.
Universal Adviser may collect certain information about you for purposes of providing immigration consulting services and legal solutions. Unlikely if Universal Adviser uses or intends to use this information incompatible with these purposes, you or your employer will be notified, as applicable, on whoever’s behalf we process your application. If you or your employer opts out of the personal information being used for any new purpose, we respect your decision.
If any sensitive information is involved and will be used for any new purpose, we will only do this on your or your employer’s active consent for the same, as applicable, under the requirements of applicable laws. The same procedure is followed if any personal information is disclosed to third parties that process the personal information for their independent purposes.
Universal Adviser also assists you with access to your personal information and where appropriate, with the right to review and correct any inaccuracies. In assisting you to respond to an access or request, we use reasonable effort, wherever required under law, and respond directly to a valid access request within a reasonable time.
Universal Adviser also takes reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting any access to make sure your privacy and security are not compromised. To exercise these rights, please contact Universal Adviser.