OBJECTIVE

Ripple Coast Society is committed to safeguarding the personal information entrusted to us by those whose personal information is collected and held by the Society.

WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify, or contact a specific individual. This includes an individual’s name, address, birth date, email address and phone number, and any other information that may identify you or would allow someone to contact you. Your personally identifiable information will not be rented, traded or sold with any third party.

CONSENT

Ripple Coast Society is deeply committed to safeguarding the privacy of our greater community and complying with all CRTC regulations governing the use of commercial electronic messages (CEM). An individual’s consent is required regarding the collection and proposed use of personal information when information is collected. Consent can be either express or implied. Implied consent is consent that can be reasonably be inferred from an individual’s action or inaction.

We may collect certain technical information, which does not allow us to identify you personally, but pertains to your use of the Internet. For example, on the Web, such information may include the type of Internet Browser that you are using, and through email the information may include the type of messaging capabilities. This information enables us to enhance the content you receive from Ripple Coast Society. By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Ripple Coast Society.

LIMITED COLLECTION

The collection of personal information is limited to that which is relevant and necessary to effectively provide our programs or services.

LIMITED USE, DISCLOSURE AND RETENTION

Personal information shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law.

ACCURACY

Personal Information shall be as accurate, complete and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.

SECURITY SAFEGUARDS

We are committed to protecting personal information by ensuring appropriate security safeguards are in place. Ripple Cosat Society staff is authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Personal information will only be collected and used by authorized staff consistent with the activities of Ripple Coast Society. We take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent it being lost, stolen or destroyed.

Our employees, Board and committee members and other volunteers sign Confidentiality Agreements and safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not accessed, disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered.

AMENDMENTS

Ripple Coast Society reserves the right to amend this policy from time-to-time by posting the amended policy on the website.

QUESTIONS/COMPLAINTS/ACCESS

If you have a question or concern about any collection, use or disclosure of personal information by Ripple Coast Society, or about a request for access to your own personal information, please contact:

Ripple Coast Society
305 Louellen Street
New Westminster, BC
V3M 4G6
Phone: 604.836.3155
Email: info@ripplecoast.org