What personal information do we collect?
Canadian privacy legislation defines personal information broadly as information about “an identifiable individual” or as information that allows an individual to be identified. The types of personal information that we may collect from you from time to time include: your name and e-mail address. In addition, from time to time, we may ask you to provide us with more detailed information regarding your interests, occupation, and background. Finally, from time to time, we may acquire demographic and other information about you (e.g. your occupation and interests) in order to serve you better.
Why do we collect your personal information?
We collect your personal information to provide you with helpful, relevant information and the best experience on our sites and e-mails. In addition, from time to time, we may use your personal information for the following purposes:
- to understand your needs and preferences, including to contact and communicate with you and to conduct surveys, research and evaluations;
- to meet legal and regulatory requirements;
- any other purpose we may indicate to you from time to time.
To whom do we disclose your personal information?
We do not rent, sell, or share your personal information with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
(a) Disclosure to Service Providers. We may disclose your personal information to other companies that provide services on our behalf, including our software developers (including website developers and hosts), data processing providers, document management providers, and office services providers. We will only provide those companies with the information they need to deliver the service(s) contracted for and we will ensure that they enter into agreements with us to protect the personal information that they receive.
(b) Law Enforcement and Legal Disclosure. Keeping In Touch BC may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where Keeping In Touch BC has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information, or to Keeping In Touch BC's legal counsel. If you would prefer for us NOT to share your information as described above, simply inform us (see “Contact" page).
Control of your personal information
At Keeping In Touch BC, we want you to be able to maintain control over how we use your personal information. In particular:
- E-mail communications will always include an identification of the sender and an “Unsubscribe” option
Where is your personal information stored?
Your personal information is stored in secured locations and on servers hosted by Bluehost. For access to your personal information, please contact us using the contact information in the “Contact” section.
How can you access and correct your personal information?
Upon written request, subject to certain exceptions, Keeping In Touch BC will inform you of the existence, use, and disclosure of your personal information and will give you access to that information. Access requests should be sent using the contact information in the “Contact” section. If Keeping In Touch BC determines not to provide you access to your personal information, we will provide an explanation. Individuals may request the correction of their personal information, and Keeping In Touch BC will make the necessary correction(s).
How do we protect your personal information?
Keeping In Touch BC retains your personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the identified purpose(s) or as otherwise required or allowed by law. Also, if you send us an email message, we may retain that message and your email address, as well as any response we send you.
For your convenience, Keeping In Touch BC's site contains hyperlinks to websites managed by third parties. By activating these hyperlinks, you will leave our sites for those of the third parties, which may have different privacy policies and practices than Keeping In Touch BC. Keeping In Touch BC cannot be held liable for the use of such third party websites. We believe that Keeping In Touch BC's advertising does not appeal directly to children 13 years old and under. We do not knowingly direct our advertising at children under the age of 13. No personal information should be submitted to or posted on our sites by individuals under 18 years of age without their parent’s or guardian’s permission.