THE ABBOTSFORD PHOTO ARTS CLUB
PRIVACY PROTECTION PLEDGE
At the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club, we respect your privacy. That is why we have developed the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club Privacy Code of which the objective is to specify the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club’s guidelines for the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.
The Abbotsford Photo Arts Club Privacy Code was developed to comply with the relevant portions of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada). We have drafted the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club Privacy Code to facilitate our compliance with this new legislation and to demonstrate our commitment to protecting your personal information.
We have also developed the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club Privacy Protection Pledge. We want you to understand the purposes for which we collect personal information. We also want to make certain that we have your consent to continue to collect, use and disclose your personal information for those purposes.
The following is a brief synopsis of our privacy practices:
Why do we need to collect your personal information?
If you are a The Abbotsford Photo Arts Club member or seminar participant, we may have collected some basic information about you. We respect your privacy, which is why we collect personal information only for the following purposes:
Preparation of seminar materials and communications with seminar attendees and instructors for current and future seminars.
Communicating with club members on various club activities.
Announcements regarding awards and competition winners in club and seminar activities.
When do we disclose personal information?
There are a variety of circumstances where we may need to disclose some personal information about our clients. Here are some examples:
To collect a debt owing to the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club.
To any legitimate online registration company that has been enlisted by the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club to aid in the seminar registrations.
To provide awards or to recognize an individual’s achievements in competitions.
How do we protect your personal information?
In order to protect your personal information, the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club:
Will not collect, use or disclose your personal information for any purpose other than those identified above, except with your further consent;
Will protect your personal information with appropriate computer security safeguards and backups, offsite storage of all pertinent computer information and shredding of any paper that contains sensitive information.
Will protect the confidentiality of your personal information when dealing with other organizations;
Will strive to keep your personal information as accurate and up to date as is necessary for the purposes identified above; and
Will honour any request you may make for access to your personal information.
What are your choices?
We would like to have your consent to continue to collect, use and disclose your personal information for the purposes identified above. However, you do have choices and can refuse or withdraw your consent as follows:
You may refuse to provide your personal information to us.
You may also withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice.
However, in either case, this may limit our ability to serve you.
If you have any questions or concerns about our personal information management system, please contact Phil Dyer, Privacy Officer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Otherwise, we will assume that we have your consent to collect, use and disclose your personal information for the purposes identified above and in a manner consistent with the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club Privacy Code.
Please visit the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s web site at www.privcom.gc.ca.