LA MER abides by a strict “no spam” policy. Subscribers to our e-mail services or any other activity or service promoted on a LA MER website (lamer.ca) will never receive any unsolicited e-mail from LA MER.
LA MER collects information online primarily to help its visitors enjoy a more relevant experience. We make every effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant data collection.
LA MER will make every reasonable physical, electronic or managerial effort to protect all information you provide (e.g. data will be stored in protected database on controlled-access servers).
LA MER will not share the information you provide with anyone without your consent, but use it only to deliver the services you have requested. When we deliver such services, you will be informed of any disclosure of your information to any third party required in order to deliver the service requested, and we will request your consent for such disclosure.
Information collectedNon personally identifiable information: every time you visit the LA MER website, we may collect certain data that cannot be used to identify you and that concern the method you use to access our site. This may include your browser type and version, your Internet service provider, your IP address, and the search engine (if any) you used to find the site. This information helps us identify any issues with our server, administer the website and compile general site statistics. LA MER also collects certain details about your site visit. This allows us to determine which parts of our sites are most heavily visited, so that we can better tailor our sites to the needs and interests of our visitors. In addition, such visit data may be used to adapt the information presented to you based on your previous use of the site and your interest in particular topics.
Voluntarily supplied information: any information that you provide voluntarily (name, e-mail address, etc.) when registering for one of our e-mail services, requesting information, registering on our site, participating in a contest or using any other part of our websites, is stored securely on our Web server and our internal systems. We may make use of this information to give you information you have requested about our company or our services, or to send you special notices.
Certain details requested on our site are flagged as “required” because you must enter this information in order to participate in the program or service in question. At any time you may choose to stop receiving communications (see procedure below). This information may also be used to personalize your experience on our sites by delivering content that corresponds to your interests and location. Lastly, we may compile the information you provide (such as demographic information) to help us update our sites. These data will not be disclosed to third parties, except as allowed under the “Disclosure of personal information” and “Cookies” sections of this policy.
Information from other sources: to help us better understand and cater to your interests, in the future LA MER may receive information about you from other sources.
Disclusure of personnal informationLA MER understands the importance of your personal information. We collect data on our site visitors and store them for our own use. We do not sell, lease or market this information to third parties, except in the manner described below, and never share your information without your consent.
Our business partners: LA MER may partner with certain companies at different times to provide expanded services to our site visitors. As part of these relationships, LA MER may share with these companies the use of certain interactive website functions. Information provided by visitors using such interactive functions is accessible to LA MER and its partners.
Representatives: LA MER may engage other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on its behalf. For example, such services could include e-mail services or the operation of special promotions. These parties only have access to the personal information required for completing this work and are not allowed to use or store the information for any other purpose. Subscribers or visitors to the sites will never receive electronic communications from representatives working for us.
Transfer of business assets: if LA MER ever sells or transfers a specific portion of its business assets, consumers’ information could form a part of the assets transferred as part of the transaction. If the near totality of LA MER’s assets is acquired, consumer information may be transferred as part of the transaction.
Compliance with the law/security: LA MER may disclose certain personal information based on the good faith understanding that the disclosure is required in order to comply with the law or protect users of our websites, or the sites themselves, or the public.
Policies pertaining to childrenChildren under 13 years of age are welcome to visit the LA MER sites. However, we request that such individuals obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian before registering on one of our websites.
CookiesLA MER may use a technology called “cookies.” Cookies are small files placed on your computer, allowing LA MER to customize your site visit. Thanks to cookies, you can avoid having to enter information such as a user name or password multiple times during a visit. Cookies also allow LA MER to deliver targeted information based on your navigation history on the company’s websites. The “help” section found on the toolbar of most browsers can instruct you on how to accept or reject individual cookies, have your browser alert you to the installation of new cookies, or turn off cookies entirely. Because the LA MER websites have been designed to work with cookies, if you do not accept them certain site features may not work properly and you may have to enter user names and passwords more often.
PasswordsOnly the unique password associated with the personal data file created when you register on the LA MER website can open this file. To protect the confidentiality of the data, do not reveal your password to anyone.
Opt-out procedureYou can always decide to stop receiving communications from LA MER. Our sites allow users to choose to stop receiving communications at the step where personal information is requested, or by another method that will be specified. Correcting, updating or deleting information LA MER respects every individual’s right to privacy. Therefore, you may review the personal information that you give us. You may also update, modify or delete this information at any time, as follows:
Access your personal information using the LA MER personal information application/modification tool, and change the information.
Send updated personal information by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.lamer.ca and use the Contact form Call us at 514-522-3003.
ExceptionsIn addition, LA MER may disclose a client’s personal information to the following organizations and persons:
b) a company providing communications or services related to communications directories;
c) a third party working on developing, improving, marketing or delivering LA MER products or services;
d) a representative hired by LA MER for recovery of a client’s overdue accounts;
e) lenders and credit bureaus;
f) one or more third parties, upon client consent, when required by law.
For la mer, responsible fisheries:
- Do not harm the species’ ability to reproduce or its environment;
- Include reliable traceability information; and
- Are socially responsible, with good conditions for fishermen and their communities.
La Mer works with Quebec’s “Fourchette Bleue” certification and sells sustainable products certified by:
- Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
- Ocean Wise
- Clean Fish-Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)
- Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)
Local SourcingLa Mer highlights products from Quebec and Canada. Local sourcing is an important aspect of the responsible procurement of our fish and seafood. We prioritize suppliers from Quebec as much as possible, because our province has a huge wealth of fish and seafood to discover. Some available at La Mer include:
- Sea urchins from Gaspé
- I.D.M Lobster
- Rainbow trout
- Snow crab
- Matane shrimp
- Seaweed from Gaspé
Do you know a Quebec product that you would like to see at La Mer? Let us know!
The Maritime Provinces, the Great Lakes and the West Coast of Canada are also rich in fish, shellfish and other premium seafood. One of our favorite suppliers is Organic Ocean, a cooperative of fishermen in British Columbia that provides us excellent wild fish caught responsibly. North America has the best products the sea has to offer. We always rely on our local fishermen and fish farmers before picking a product elsewhere.