At Editarians, we take the privacy, confidentiality, and authorial integrity of our clients and their work very seriously. We uphold the high ethical and legal standards that rightly underpin our collection of personal information, our protection of sensitive business data, and our accuracy with scholarly research.

 

Privacy and Confidentiality

confidentialWe collect personal information in order to work effectively with clients, and in so doing we conform to the province of Alberta’s Protection of Information and Privacy Act (PIPA). PIPA sets standards for the use of personal information by private sector organizations.

 

It is our policy to consider any document not within the public domain or otherwise freely available to the public to be confidential. Our duty of confidence is neither to disclose nor make use of any information for any purpose other than that intended by our client. All documents are received, acted upon, and stored or deleted so as to ensure the confidentiality of the information contained therein. For sensitive or classified documents, Editarians staff are willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement, either our own or one of our client’s choosing.

 

Security

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We apply the latest in security standards to safeguard your data. Files uploaded and downloaded from our collaborative workspace are encrypted. We know that whether it's national security or just important to you, your information needs to be handled securely. We don't mess around.

 

Trust and Business Best Practices

Our efforts at quality assurance, process improvement, client education, and values-based industry best practices are non-stop. We are proud to have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. To gain BBB accreditation, a business must abide by the BBB’s Code of Business Practices, which is built on eight trust standards. These BBB standards aptly describe our approach to business:

  • Build Trust
  • Advertise Honestly
  • Tell the Truth
  • Be Transparent
  • Honour Promises
  • Be Responsive
  • Safeguard Privacy
  • Embody Integrity

 

Authorial Integrity

Most universities have policies in place to maintain high ethical standards in research and scholarship. We understand and uphold these policies, particularly in terms of authorial integrity and plagiarism. Our work should be noted on the appropriate page of the thesis, such as the acknowledgements page, to alert the thesis committee that the thesis has been edited.

 

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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), together forming the Tri-Council, are the major Canadian sources of funds for academic research and scholarship. They are committed to the highest standards of research integrity. Click here to read the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Integrity in Research and Scholarship in full.


Unless otherwise specified, we endeavour to follow the Editors’ Association of Canada’s Guidelines for Editing Theses; if written permission is required, we will sign a permission form (such as the one given in these guidelines).