Kaizen Privacy Policy

In addition to the Paragon Security website accessible from https://paragonsecurity.ca and its privacy policy https://paragonsecurity.ca/privacy-policy, Paragon Security provides a web application code name “Kaizen” that is accessible at https://kaizen.pplguard.com, dedicated to Paragon Employees, Clients, and Students. Members of the public can only use this web application to apply for a job opportunity with Paragon Security.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our web application with regards to the information that they shared with and/or is collected by Paragon Security. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this web application.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons you are asked to provide it, will be made clear at the point you are asked to provide it.

If you contact us directly, we may request additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message, and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

If you apply for a job opportunity with Paragon Security, we will ask you to create an account in our system. You may choose to create an account in one of two ways:

  1. Create an account directly with Paragon Security, in which case we may ask for your contact information including name, email address, and telephone number.
  2. Create an account using one of your existing social media accounts, in which case, the sign-in process will be handled by third party companies, and we will not ask or store your credentials. Currently we support signing in through Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn.

In cases where you use a third-party company to sign-in, we will ask for your consent to access your basic profile information, including name and email address, as well as access tokens provided by the third-party company to authenticate you.

Paragon employees, students, and clients will have an account as long as they have an active relationship with our company. When the relationship is ended, their account and all their personal data will be completely deleted from our systems.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We use your basic profile information only for authentication purposes, so that we can grant access to Paragon resources such as employment profile, student history, or client’s data that is kept in the Paragon Security servers.

For users applying for a position with Paragon Security, after authentication, they will be redirected to our human resource application process which asks them for more information such as employment history, addresses, certificates, and trainings, etc. None of the information requested can be obtained from third-party companies such as Facebook. The third-party companies are only used in the authentication process. Paragon will not access your social media accounts in any other share or form.

OPTING OUT

Individuals who create an account to apply for a job opportunity will have an active account throughout their application process. If hired by Paragon Security, their account will remain active, and their status will be changed to “employee”. If they are not hired, their account will be automatically purged within 6 months of the time they started their application.

If they wish to remove their account sooner, they can contact us at it@pplguard.com for erasure of all personal data immediately, or they can login to their Kaizen portal and use “Delete my account” menu item.

Employees, students, and clients will have an active account as long as they have a relationship with Paragon. An active account is required for this group to be able to continue their work with us. However, if an individual wishes to remove their social media connection, there is a menu item available in their dashboard. After login, they can open the menu over their name, and choose: “Switch Account”. This feature can be used to create another account, whether local or connected to another third-party company, in which case upon successful completion of this process, the original account will be deleted and purged from the Paragon Security servers.

If an individual that is an employee, student, or client of Paragon Security wishes to request to cancel or delete their Paragon account completely and continue an active relationship with Paragon Security, they need to contact the Paragon Security Operation’s team that they work with and send their request for cancellation for personal information directly to them. We have fourteen operation teams in Paragon Security. If an individual does not know which operations team they belong to, they can contact Paragon Security Head Office at 416-498-4000 to request more information.

LOG FILES

Paragon Security follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit the “Kaizen” web application. All hosting companies do this and include it as part of the hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information collected is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

COOKIES AND TRACKING

Like any other web application, Paragon Security uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on the visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

ADVERTISING PARTNERS PRIVACY POLICIES

Paragon Security Web Application “Kaizen” has no advertisements and does not share your information with any other company.