Statement and PurposeThe BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association [FIPA] respects and upholds the individual's right to privacy and protection of his or her personal information. FIPA is committed to ensuring compliance by all organizations with all applicable federal and provincial privacy legislation. FIPA seeks to ensure that the personal information it holds is treated with the same respect.
ImplementationFIPA is accountable for the personal information supplied to us by donors, members, subscribers, clients, employees and volunteers, and by delegates and speakers at educational events such as conferences and workshops organized by FIPA.
Purposes for Collection, Use and DisclosureFIPA collects and uses personal information about donors, members, subscribers, clients, employees and volunteers for the following purposes:
Disclosure of Information to Third PartiesFIPA does not sell, trade, or rent information to third parties without consent. The only circumstance under which personal information may be disclosed to third parties is for the fulfillment of any purposes identified above, or as required by law. If personal information is disclosed to third parties for the fulfillment of any purposes identified above, FIPA will ensure that appropriate security undertakings, such as confidentiality clauses in contractual agreements, are employed to protect the transfer and use of personal information.
Consent to Collection, Use, and DisclosureFIPA usually seeks express consent when collecting, using, or disclosing your personal information. We may also use information that you have given us to inform you about the same kind of information or services in which you have expressed an interest. For certain purposes, such as arranging educational events we will assume that delegates and speakers consent to our collection, use and disclosure unless they notify us otherwise. You may withdraw consent at any time, subject to contractual or legal restrictions and reasonable notice.
Limiting CollectionFIPA collects personal information only for the purposes identified above.
Limiting Use, Disclosure, and RetentionFIPA does not use or disclose personal information for any purpose other than those for which it was collected, except with consent or as required by law. Personal information is retained only as long as is necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by law.
AccuracyFIPA will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information is as accurate, complete, and current as required for the purposes for which it was collected.
SafeguardsFIPA protects personal information with appropriate security safeguards. Safeguards include physical, administrative, and electronic security measures.
AccessYou have the right to access your personal information under the control of FIPA. The Association's Privacy Officer will assist you with your access requests. In certain exceptional situations, FIPA may not be able to provide access to certain personal information that it holds about you. If access cannot be provided, FIPA will notify you, in writing, of the reasons for the refusal.
Concerns or Questions Regarding The BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association's ComplianceYou may direct your questions or concerns regarding FIPA's compliance with this policy to the Privacy Officer, Darrell Evans at #103 - 1093 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6H 1E2, Tel: 604.739.9788, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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