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Privacy Policy

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

The full details of BVO’s Privacy Policy may be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with this policy. The underlying philosophy is that BVO is accountable for the protection of personal information collected from clients, donors, members, employees and volunteers AND the fair handling of that information at all times.

PIPEDA requires:

  • That the clear consent of an individual must be obtained before we collect, use or disclose personal information about that individual, except when it is unreasonable to obtain consent or when the information is public knowledge;
  • That we use the acquired information only for the purposes for which we have secured consent;
  • That the information is protected from unauthorized access or use;
  • That we keep the information up to date and correct so as not to make decisions based on wrong information;
  • That the information is destroyed when it is no longer needed for the original purpose; and
  • That BVO implement accountability mechanisms to ensure compliance with all points.

    This policy will be applied to all personal information collected, used or disclosed, whether factual or subjective, about an identifiable individual during the course of commercial activities. It is the responsibility of the BVO Board to ensure that those individuals, groups/organizations and/or businesses that have been approved, designated or contracted to act for or on its behalf are aware of and in compliance with the principles set forth in the Privacy Policy of BVO.