Wildlife Canada knows that you are concerned about the privacy and security of your personal information. As such, WHC adheres to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada).
The Canadian Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) was enacted to ensure the right to privacy for all Canadians. Wildlife Habitat Canada will ensure that our Privacy Protection Policy complies with the legislation by ensuring the proper collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal information adheres to the requirements of PIPEDA.
Questions regarding the policy or its administration should be directed to:
Wildlife Habitat Canada120 Iber Road, Suite 207Ottawa, ONK2S 1E9
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Wildlife Habitat Canada collects personal information that is specifically and voluntarily provided and may include, but not be limited to:
· Name, Title, Gender, Age · Marital Status · Home contact information · Address · Phone number · Email address · Emergency contact information · Identification number (i.e. credit card, social insurance, health, website cookies) · Credit card number and expiration date · Citizenship, Immigration status · Birth date · Personal health information · Language · Insurance Benefit Coverage · Religion · Education or Training · Occupation/profession · Income; Work hours · Criminal history; Disciplinary actions · Credit or loan status · Transaction History with the organization
Wildlife Habitat Canada collects personal and contact information (i.e. telephone number, email address, credit card information) when a request for service and/or information is received. In order to process some requests additional information may be necessary and will be collected to ensure the effective delivery of the requested service or to comply with provincial or federal legislation as required.
Credit card or other payment details are required internally to process payment for delivery of service. Birth dates may be required to receive special rates (e.g. senior, youth, child) Additional personal ID numbers (such as social insurance, driver's license etc.) may be needed to receive other benefits offered through the requested services of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.
Wildlife Habitat Canada may be required by law to disclose certain personal information in cases of illegal activities or in order to resolve disputes that arise in the normal course of our business.
Wildlife Habitat Canada periodically provides opportunities to participate in contests. Information collected from participants is required to determine a winner and all personal information about identifiable individuals is discarded after the prize has been awarded.
Computer and Website Information Management
Cookies: All Information management systems require cookies which can be used to track website usage or to test the effectiveness of targeted online campaigns. Statistics may be used for web site planning, development, maintenance, overall traffic monitoring. Cookies can be used to identify excessive or inappropriate users, tracked through IP addresses. Cookies are stored on your local hard drive and remain there until manually deleted.
Wildlife Habitat Canada does not sell space on its web site to third parties or allow third parties access to user information.
Spam: Wildlife Habitat Canada does not send unsolicited email.
Use of Personal Information
Wildlife Habitat Canada uses the personal information collected in order to process and complete requests for service. Financial transaction records are maintained for seven (7) years from date of transaction (six years full calendar years plus the year of the transaction) as required by Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA). Wildlife Habitat Canada does not sell or distribute any personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.
Third Party Contractors
From time to time Wildlife Habitat Canada may provide your personal information to a third party contractor or consultant. Information will vary according to the type of consulting service or request needed. Because Wildlife Habitat Canada is acting as the inquiring agency during this process Wildlife Habitat Canada provides only the minimum information necessary to the third party contractor and does not provide any information for the purpose of gain. Wildlife Habitat Canada does not authorize the use of any information provided to the third party for any purpose other than for which it has been provided. Wildlife Habitat Canada has no control over the use of information provided to the third party for the purpose of completing the service request.
Wildlife Habitat Canada periodically sends or distributes communication materials such as brochures, newsletters or notices which may be of public interest and to keep clients informed of our work and programs.
Storage of Personal Information
Wildlife Habitat Canada pledges its commitment to protecting personal information. Wildlife Habitat Canada ensures appropriate physical, organizational and secure technical measures are in place to safeguard personal information and to protect it from unauthorized access. This includes limiting access of personal information to those employees who have a business reason to use it.
All paper files are stored securely on the Wildlife Habitat Canada premises and shredded when discarded.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Wildlife Habitat Canada and its employees, and volunteers or contractors will maintain and protect all personal information under their control. The identifiable individual may review personal information electronically or in person at any time by making arrangements with the Privacy Officer. It may also be amended or deleted at any time.
Wildlife Habitat Canada 120 Iber Road, Suite 207Ottawa, ON K2S 1E9Telephone: (613) 722-2090Toll-Free: (800) 669-7919Fax: (613) 722-3318
Since 1984, Wildlife Habitat Canada (WHC) has helped deliver habitat conservation projects on all land and seascapes and all provinces and territories in Canada. These projects have helped to safeguard important ecosystems and countless wild species. Click here to find out how you can help Wildlife Habitat Canada continue to make a difference.