Company Profile

Progressive Educational Systems Inc. started in 1992 as a supplier of small educational instructional resources. In the mid 2000's it became apparent that renewable energy was going to be a significant contributor to education around the world. Solutions available at that time were very small and theory based. Progressive recognized that a more real world training solution would provide students with a greater understanding and appreciation for these new and important technologies. In 2007 Progressive designed, engineered and developed curriculum for the first real world component, wind and solar energy training system with online data acquisition. Since that time Progressive has become a significant contributor to renewable energy training in North America. The range of products manufactured by Progressive includes Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Small Wind, Bio Diesel, Geothermal, Security Systems and Basic Refrigeration and continues to expand.

In 2008 Progressive added many of the world's most recognized training product manufacturers to our portfolio. Companies like: Amatrol, FANUC, SolidWorks, Miller Electric, Markforged, VRSIM, LJ Create SIMLOG and many others.

Progressive is committed to remaining at the cutting edge of current technologies and brining these to education across North America. Technologies like Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Specialty 3D Printers and Scanners, Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation, Mechanical/Electrical/Chemical Engineering, Alternative Energies and more.

Today Progressive is recognized as the leading total solutions provider for technology education in Canada. 



Commitment: Progressive's commitment is to provide our customers with top quality training products and to support these with quality services that guarantee the effectiveness of your training program."

 

 

Privacy Statement

 

Our Commitment to Privacy
Introduction


Progressive Educational Systems Inc. recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of www.progressiveinc.ca. We created the following policy guidelines with a fundamental respect for our users´ right to privacy and because we value our relationships with our users.  Your visit to this website is subject to this Online Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions.

 

Description

 

This Online Privacy Policy describes the types of information we collect at the Progressive Educational Systems Inc. website, currently located at www.progressiveinc.ca, how we may use that information and with whom we may share it. Our Online Privacy Policy also describes the measures we take to protect the security of this information as well as how you may reach us to update your contact information, remove your name from our mailing list or ask us any questions you may have about our use of your personal information. It also explains how you may elect to stop receiving communications about our products and services.

 

Limitations

 

Please note that this Online Privacy Policy governs only information provided to Progressive Educational Systems Inc. online. It does not govern any other information or communications that relate to Progressive Educational Systems Inc. If you visit other websites for Progressive affiliates, or link to another website from this Site, you are subject to the privacy policy applicable for that website and we suggest that you consult such privacy policy. If you are a user from outside Canada or the United States (an “International User”), you are also subject to the applicable privacy policy of our affiliates that service your geographic location and we suggest that you consult such privacy policy. 

 

Data Collection

 

Personal Data Collected Directly From Visitors.

 

Progressive Educational Systems Inc. collects personal information online when: you make online purchases; you submit questions or comments to us; you request information or materials; you request warranty or post-warranty service and support; you participate in online surveys; you participate in online promotions, premiums, sweepstakes or contests; you apply for employment; and by other means specifically provided for on the website.

 

Type of Personal Data


The type of information collected directly from the user may include your name, your schools’ name, physical contact information, address, billing and delivery information, e-mail address, credit card information, the products you use and information relating to the sale or installation of your product.

Non-Personal Data Collected Automatically

 

We may collect information about your interaction with Progressive Educational Systems Inc. sites and services. For example, we may use website analytics tools on our site to retrieve information from your browser, including the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords you used to find our site, the pages you view within our site, and your browser add-ons. We may also use technologies, such as cookies and web beacons, to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on our sites and services. Additionally, we collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type, capabilities and language, your operating system, access times and referring Web site addresses.

 

How we use the data

 

What we don’t do:

 

Progressive Educational Systems Inc. will not sell, rent or trade the personal information you provide online without your explicit consent.

 

Internal Purposes

 

Services and transactions.  We use your personal data to deliver services or execute transactions you request, such as providing information about Progressive Educational Systems Inc. products and services, processing orders, answering customer service requests, facilitating use of our Web sites, enabling online shopping, and so forth. In order to offer you a more consistent experience in interacting with Progressive Educational Systems Inc., information collected by our websites may be combined with information we collect by other means.

 

Product Development.  We use the personal and non-personal data for product development, including for such processes as idea generation, product design and improvements, detail engineering, market research and marketing analysis.

 

Website Improvement.  We may use the personal and non-personal data to improve our websites (including our security measures) and related products or services, or to make our websites easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information or by customizing our websites to your particular preference or interests.

 

Marketing Communications.  We may use your personal data to inform you of products or services available from Progressive Educational Systems Inc. When collecting information that might be used to contact you about our products and services, we always give you the opportunity to opt-out from receiving such communications. Moreover, each e-mail communication we send includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to stop delivery of that type of communication. If you elect to unsubscribe, we will remove you from the relevant list within 15 business days.

 

Employment.  If you provide personal information to us with respect to employment, such as your resume, we will treat such personal information as confidential and may use it only to consider you for current and future employment opportunities.

 

Third Parties

 

Service Providers.  We may retain other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf consistent with this Online Privacy Policy. Examples include data analysis firms, customer support specialists, email vendors, webhosting companies and fulfillment companies. Such third parties may be provided with access to personal information needed to perform their functions but may not use such information other than on our behalf and in accordance with this Online Privacy Policy.

Co-Sponsors.  In some instances, you may be offered the opportunity to consent to the sharing of your information with a third party such as an event or promotion co-sponsor. If you consent, we will share your information with such third party and the information you provide may be used by such third party for their own purposes and in accordance with their own policies.

 

Non-personally identifiable information.  Progressive may also share aggregate non-personally identifiable information about its users to advertisers, business partners, and other third parties. For example, we might share that our users are x percent female or y percent PC users or z percent international users. None of this information, however, will contain personal, identifying information about any of our users.

Business Transfers.  Circumstances may arise where for strategic or other business reasons Progressive Educational Systems Inc. decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize particular businesses. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal data to prospective or actual purchasers, or receiving it from sellers. It is Progressive Educational Systems Inc.'s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.

 

Compliance With Law and Other Protections.  Progressive Educational Systems Inc. reserves the right to disclose the information it collects if Progressive Educational Systems Inc. believes that such disclosure is necessary to comply with applicable law or legal process, to avoid liability for Progressive Educational Systems Inc. and/or its affiliates, agents and partners, and/or to protect the rights and property (including intellectual property) of Progressive Educational Systems Inc. and others, including Progressive Educational Systems Inc.’s affiliates, agents, partners and customers. Further, Progressive Educational Systems Inc. may disclose the information it collects if Progressive Educational Systems Inc. suspects that an individual or entity has provided fraudulent or illegal information, has committed an illegal, fraudulent or wrongful act or omission, has attempted to pose as someone else, or has attempted an unauthorized use or access of any computer system or website.

 

International Transfers of Personal Data

 

Affiliates. Personal data collected on our websites from International Users that are outside of Canada or the United States may be transferred to our affiliates serving such user’s geographical area.  Such personal data may be used by our affiliates in a manner that is consistent with this Online Privacy Policy, but will also be subject to the terms of our affiliates’ privacy policy and practices.

Storage and Processing. Personal data collected on our websites may be stored and processed in Canada or any other country in which Progressive Educational Systems Inc. or its affiliates, or joint ventures maintain facilities.

 

Consent. By choosing to use our websites and to provide data to our sites, you consent to any such international transfers of information and agree that if you are an International User that you will also be subject to any applicable affiliates’ privacy policy and practices.

 

Commitment to data security

 

Security

 

Progressive Educational Systems Inc. Corporation uses reasonable precautions to keep the personal information disclosed to us secure. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. For example, we store the personal data you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in facilities to which access is limited. When you move around a site to which you have logged in, or from one site to another that uses the same login mechanism, we verify your identity by means of an encrypted cookie placed on your machine. When you place an order with us, view account information, or provide financial information, we protect the transmission of such data.  Nonetheless, Progressive Educational Systems Inc. does not guarantee the security, accuracy or completeness of any such information or procedures.

 

Passwords

 

For sites to which you login, it is your responsibility to ensure the security of your password and not to reveal this information to others. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always logout before leaving a website so that subsequent users will not be able to access your data.

 

Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms and Forums

 

Some of our sites may enable you to participate in public services such as discussion boards, chats, and live events.  Please use discretion when providing personal information about yourself when using these services.  Be aware that when you disclose personal information at these sites, the information may be collected and used by others to send unsolicited messages.  These services are open to the public, and what you post there can be seen by anyone and is not protected.  Progressive Educational Systems Inc. cannot control the comments that you may receive while you participate in these services.  You may find other people’s comments to be offensive, harmful or inaccurate.  Progressive Educational Systems Inc. is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.

 

Commitment to Children’s Privacy

 

Minors

 

This website is not directed to minors, especially those children under the age of thirteen (13), and we do not knowingly collect personal information from minors on the website. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a minor on the website, we will delete the information from our records.

 

How you can correct your information

 

To change or update your personal information please send an email  with the new information.

 

How you can opt out

 

In most cases, we provide you the opportunity to “opt-out” of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. 
If you no longer wish to receive any of our various marketing communications, you may choose to opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at unsubscribe@progressiveinc.ca


Of course, you can always decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case Progressive Educational Systems Inc. may not be able to provide those services to you.

 

Contact us

 

If you have questions regarding this privacy statement or our handling of your personal data, please contact us by mail at:


Progressive Educational Systems Inc. Corporation
Attn: Privacy Coordinator
50 Hanna Court
Belleville, ON K8P 5J2


Policy updates

 

Revisions

 

Progressive Educational Systems Inc. reserves the right to modify this privacy statement from time to time.  If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy here.  We suggest that you periodically consult this Privacy Policy.

 

Date

 

This Privacy Statement was last amended on October 2, 2012.