What is an Information Only Profile?

Safe and Trusted Canada (The Site) provides information to consumers about businesses through an Information Only profile.

Businesses applying for all subscription types have to be approved by Safe and Trusted Canada, considering years in business and their overall business record.   See other Subscription Types.

Information Only profiles produce a business profile based on what consumers would readily find about the company on the internet.  Account-holders can manage their complete profile.  

See how to manage your business profile.

It may include contact data for the company and links to social media and review sites containing the business profile if available.

 

Safe and Trusted Canada, “The Site” now allows reviews from consumers.  Information Only profiles do not have the ability to respond or post reviews because they have account status.  This will give the consumer information that may not be available unless the business takes out an account.   

 

Users have the responsibility to view all the links, ratings, and reviews. The review sites can be positive or negative.   See the Better Business Links if they are available.  The links can change at any time.  The business as an Information Only profile is as it is highlighted ” Information Only.” 

Information Only profiles can ask for archival of their listing if they are no longer in business.  If Google and Better Business Business Bureau have the business as closed, we will also archive and remove it.  They can also ask for removal as they own their business information.  Safe and Trusted Canada is a neutral site. 

As a business,  if your Information Only Profile needs updating, the company can contact The Site.  There is no obligation for you to apply for an account, but suggest this as an option to grow your business further at no cost.  If you are out of business, please advise so that the site admin can archive your profile. 


PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PLACE THE FOLLOWING CONTENT INTO EVERY PROFILE

  • Information Only Profiles are as advertised to the public on the internet. 
  • As a matter of policy, the Site does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
  • The Site provides public links to review sites that permit us to publish those links.
  • The Site provides private links to all other trademarked review sites about the business directly only through their account access.     
  • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines the subscription level.  
  • Users can use the Credentials Search’s advanced features to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
  • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.  
  • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
  • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other. 
  • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
  • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
  • Protect your interests as the removal of the business may occur at any time. 
  • See all subscription types for businesses
  • See our YouTube Channel playlists. 

Managing Your Business Content Area

Your business is important to you, and we value all businesses.  Safe and Trusted gives your business the ability to succeed if you want it as a business owner. 

As an entity, we cannot harm any business but can substantially improve how a business displays what it does, what makes it different, its credentials and much more. 

Safe and Trusted Canada has current accreditation with the Better Business Bureau.  See our report. 

Our Site is neutral and reminds consumers and businesses that we do not accredit, validate or endorse any business.   Every profile on the Site has this in writing at the bottom of every profile. 

The following links give the business owner the ability to manage their business with their account access.  

How to Change Your Password

How to Manage Your Profile 

How to Manage Categories

How to Manage Trade Areas

How to Manage Your Business Credentials

How to Manage Your Links to Review Sites

How to Manage Media

Using Request Equote

How to Manage Reviews

The Site automatically reduces the subscription to an Information Only profile should the subscription be cancelled.  The company may also be archived.
See When We Archive a Business.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PLACE THE FOLLOWING CONTENT INTO EVERY PROFILE

    • Information Only Profiles are as advertised to the public on the internet. 
    • As a matter of policy, the Site does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
    • The Site provides public links to review sites that permit us to publish those links.
    • The Site provides private links to all other trademarked review sites about the business directly only through their account access.     
    • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines the subscription level.  
    • Users can use the Credentials Search’s advanced features to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
    • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.  
    • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
    • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other. 
    • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
    • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
    • Protect your interests as the removal of the business may occur at any time. 
    • See all subscription types for businesses
    • See our YouTube Channel playlists.  

     

Safe and Trusted Request Equote

Safe and Trusted Canada offers Request  Equote to consumers as a part of our total search function for businesses. 

Businesses with premium subscriptions become eligible to receive requests from consumers who wish to gather quotes from several businesses at one time without making a phone call.   

 

The consumer selects the trade area and then the business category.  

The consumer selects the standard credentials they are looking to business to have first.  Here they will decide on how many years in business are necessary, whether the advertised name of the business is registered and if all the legal requirements for the trade area and category are in place.  The business owner has to guarantee what they place in their credentials area is accurate or if it is subsequently shown that that the credentials are false, the business will be faced with an alert notification on their profile for one year and will be removed. 

If the business category is a contractor, the consumer yet again determines the contractor credentials they are looking at the business to possess.  Again the credentials placed into the profile by the business owner must be accurate. 

The consumer fills out their name, phone number and email address and enough detail that makes it easy for the business to contact you and arrange a quote.  Please note that it is up to the business owner if they want to opt into the request equote system.   They do this through the content management system of the Safe and Trusted platform for their business. 

Only businesses that have agreed to be part of the request equote will be seen by the consumer for selection purposes.      

This benefit allows the consumer to ask for quotes from up to 10 businesses at one time.  This saves the consumer time and money and is only done after the consumer has listed the credentials they are looking for in hiring a business in the first place.   

The consumer can select up to 10 businesses if available and places their email contact into the form as well as their phone number, first and last name.   The consumer adds content to give the business more information as to what they are requesting.  EG. Roofing quote for 1000 square foot house.  Looking for a quote from a business that provides total cleanup and hauling of debris away as part of the overall price.   

Admin contacts the consumer to ensure that they are a viable lead or that our Site can provide assistance.   The businesses on our Site will have generally more qualifications, credentials, and history than other sites where there is no system of sort and selection involved. 

The business seen first in the database has a greater opportunity to receive requests.  This is a great lead system for the business as well as saving time for the consumer.

The Site automatically reduces the subscription to an Information Only profile should the subscription be cancelled.  The company may also be archived.
See When We Archive a Business.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PLACE THE FOLLOWING CONTENT INTO EVERY PROFILE

      •  internet. 
      • As a matter of policy, the Site does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
      • The Site provides public links to review sites that permit us to publish those links.
      • The Site provides private links to all other trademarked review sites about the business directly only through their account access.     
      • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines the subscription level.  
      • Users can use the Credentials Search’s advanced features to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
      • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.  
      • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
      • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other. 
      • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
      • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
      • Protect your interests as the removal of the business may occur at any time. 
      • See all subscription types for businesses
      • See our YouTube Channel playlists.  

Managing Your Media.

Safe and Trusted Canada allows the business to place all their social media links into their profile. This is available to all subscription levels. 

The business simply inserts the link to their social media account or blog.  

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram are the main social media sites.   We may add or delete others in the future.  

 

Premium accounts can add images, PDF’s and Youtube videos.  Please note that images may have to be resized in order to be added. 

A standard account can add 5 images, 1 PDF and one video. 
An Advanced account can add 10 images, 5 PDF’s and 5 videos.
A Professional account can add up to 20 images, 10 PDF’s and 10 videos. 

Images, PDF’s and Videos increase your presentation options.  

The Site automatically reduces the subscription to an Information Only profile should the subscription be cancelled.  The company may also be archived.
See When We Archive a Business.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PLACE THE FOLLOWING CONTENT INTO EVERY PROFILE

    • Information Only Profiles are as advertised to the public on the internet. 
    • As a matter of policy, the Site does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
    • The Site provides public links to review sites that permit us to publish those links.
    • The Site provides private links to all other trademarked review sites about the business directly only through their account access.     
    • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines the subscription level.  
    • Users can use the Credentials Search’s advanced features to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
    • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.  
    • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
    • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other. 
    • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
    • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
    • Protect your interests as the removal of the business may occur at any time. 
    • See all subscription types for businesses
    • See our YouTube Channel playlists.  

Managing Review Sites

Safe and Trusted Canada currently provides permanent public review links  Google Reviews and Better Business Bureau if applicable.

Added review links are provided to categories providing accommodation, auto service, contractor services and food services and will be published

 

Please Note An added review site can ask Safe and Trusted Canada not to allow any links to their site. Once notified, that review link will be made unavailable for both Information Only profiles and Account holders.

The business controls all added review sites through their Plus Account.  The business with an Information Profile can ask for archival of their listing on Safe and Trusted Canada at any time.

Businesses can add review sites through their account access if the content management system has that review site listed.  

See the video 

 

The Site automatically reduces the subscription to an Information Only profile should the subscription be cancelled.  The company may also be archived.
See When We Archive a Business.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PLACE THE FOLLOWING CONTENT INTO EVERY PROFILE

    • Information Only Profiles are as advertised to the public on the internet. 
    • As a matter of policy, the Site does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
    • The Site provides public links to review sites that permit us to publish those links.
    • The Site provides private links to all other trademarked review sites about the business directly only through their account access.     
    • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines the subscription level.  
    • Users can use the Credentials Search’s advanced features to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
    • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.  
    • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
    • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other. 
    • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
    • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
    • Protect your interests as the removal of the business may occur at any time. 
    • See all subscription types for businesses
    • See our YouTube Channel playlists.  

What is Your Credentials Score?

The credentials score for the business is determined solely by the consumer.  The consumer views the Standard Credentials and Contractor Credentials of the business and determines the score of the business. 

Safe and Trusted Canada no longer generates a score because some of the determining factors may not be relevant for all businesses.  

The credentials score for hotels and restaurants was a composite review that Safe and Trusted Canada completed based on numerous review sites.  Some review sites may not be considered relevant to the consumer and as such the consumer has access to the review sites and can make their own determination.  

There is a form included in the application where the owner can simply check off what applies to their business, or it can be completed with a phone call with the owner of the business. 

Remember the business needs to ensure whatever credentials they check off are accurate.  Alerts generation occurs for false credentials with archival happening one year afterward. 

See the video. 

 

The Site automatically reduces the subscription to an Information Only profile should the subscription be cancelled.  The company may also be archived.
See When We Archive a Business.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PLACE THE FOLLOWING CONTENT INTO EVERY PROFILE

    • Information Only Profiles are as advertised to the public on the internet. 
    • As a matter of policy, the Site does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
    • The Site provides public links to review sites that permit us to publish those links.
    • The Site provides private links to all other trademarked review sites about the business directly only through their account access.     
    • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines the subscription level.  
    • Users can use the Credentials Search’s advanced features to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
    • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.  
    • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
    • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other. 
    • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
    • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
    • Protect your interests as the removal of the business may occur at any time. 
    • See all subscription types for businesses
    • See our YouTube Channel playlists.