Privacy Statement

Valu-Notary takes our customers' privacy very seriously. The information below explains how we protect the privacy of your personal information.

This Privacy Statement applies only to personal information collected, used and disclosed by Valu-Notary (including the terms "we", "us" and "our"). The term "personal information" is defined and interpreted by applicable law. In general, "personal information" means information about an identifiable person.

Valu-Notary offers and provides notary public and commissioner of oaths services and information pertaining thereto ("services") to our customers and potential customers (including the terms "customers", "you" and "your"). We collect, use and disclose personal information required to offer and provide customers with these services. We keep confidential all personal information we obtain except as required to offer and provide customers with these services.

Personal Information We Collect and How We Use It

Based on the services requested, we collect and use the following personal information from our interaction with customers:

name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and citizenship;
general type of personal identification provided as proof of signature and/or identity;
nature of the service requested;
any other information provided to us by customers when they request services from us; and
information we may collect with the consent of customers or as permitted or required by law.

We use this information:

to assess whether we can provide services to customers;
to communicate with customers regarding the services they request;
to offer and provide services to customers; and
as permitted or required by law or for purposes for which customers otherwise consent.

How We Disclose Personal Information

If necessary, we may disclose personal information we collect about customers or other persons to third parties, including:

the Authentication and Service of Documents Section of Foreign Affairs and International
Trade Canada, if customers request us to obtain authentication of documents on their behalf;
consular staff of an embassy in Ottawa, if customers request that we obtain or inquire about
legalization of a document at the embassy on their behalf;
where customers consent; or
as permitted or required by law.

Our Web Site

We collect personal information about you when you use the Valu-Notary web site only if you provide it to us, for example, by completing a form on the "Contact" page of our web site to request an appointment or to make a general inquiry. Our web site does not use cookies. We do, however, monitor visits to our web site and collect usage statistics on an anonymous basis. Your identity cannot reasonably be ascertained from these usage statistics. Upon visiting the Valu-Notary web site, our server records your Internet Service Provider, the date and time of your visit, the pages you access and the referring URLs. This non-personal information is used to improve customer service.

Our web site provides links to third party web sites solely for the convenience of customers. Valu-Notary is not responsible for and accepts no liability for personal information collection, use and disclosure practices of third parties. Please review the privacy policies of these third parties before disclosing any personal information on their web sites.

Your Consent

We collect, use and disclose your personal information with your express or implied consent, or as permitted or required by law, in accordance with this Privacy Statement. In general, your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Valu-Notary may be implied by your request that we provide services in which the personal information is relevant to the performance of those services by Valu-Notary. If you provide us with personal information about a third party, we assume that you have obtained the consent of that third party as in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

If you do not consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, please do not provide us with your personal information. Subject to legal requirements and reasonable notice, you may refuse to consent or you may withdraw your consent by contacting us. If you withdraw your consent, we may no longer be able to provide our services to you.


Valu-Notary has implemented reasonable security measures to protect the personal information in our possession. These include measures to protect personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized access or disclosure. You can access the Valu-Notary web site without providing any personal information. Please be aware, however, that the security of electronically submitted information cannot be guaranteed and we therefore make no warranties with regards to the security of any personal information that you submit electronically, which you do at your own risk.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

Valu-Notary reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time. Please review this Privacy Statement periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes.