Fair Information Principles
PIPEDA’s 10 fair information principles form the ground rules for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, as well as for providing access to personal information. They give individuals control over how their personal information is handled in the private sector.
In addition to these principles, PIPEDA states that any collection, use or disclosure of personal information must only be for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances.
It is the responsibility of the organization to fulfill the following principles:
An organization is responsible for personal information under its control. It must appoint someone to be accountable for its compliance with these fair information principles.
The purposes for which the personal information is being collected must be identified by the organization before or at the time of collection.
The knowledge and consent of the individual are required for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, except where inappropriate.
The collection of personal information must be limited to that which is needed for the purposes identified by the organization. Information must be collected by fair and lawful means.
Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention
Unless the individual consents otherwise or it is required by law, personal information can only be used or disclosed for the purposes for which it was collected. Personal information must only be kept as long as required to serve those purposes.
Personal information must be as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as possible in order to properly satisfy the purposes for which it is to be used.
Personal information must be protected by appropriate security relative to the sensitivity of the information.
An organization must make detailed information about its policies and practices relating to the management of personal information publicly and readily available.
Upon request, an individual must be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of their personal information and be given access to that information. An individual shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.
An individual shall be able to challenge an organization’s compliance with the above principles. Their challenge should be addressed to the person accountable for the organization’s compliance with PIPEDA, usually their Chief Privacy Officer.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.
When Do We Collect Information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
In addition, to compute votes for the “$5,000 Scholarship” page, our website employs the Facebook login app which provides us with certain information such as your first name, last name, and email.
How Do We Use Your Information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- To quickly process your transactions.
- To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
- To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
How do we protect your information?
Using regular Malware Scanning, our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
How to Remove Your Information?
When you log in to our website using your Facebook account, you may be concerned about what happens to your data. Facebook’s app data deletion policy aims to address these concerns by providing users with greater control over their information. This policy requires apps to delete all user data obtained through Facebook if the user chooses to disconnect their Facebook account from the app.
If you choose to request deletion of your data used on the website, you can do this by going to your Facebook profile and clicking the “Send Request” button on the Settings & Privacy > Settings > Apps and Websites page.
Additionally, if haven’t used an app in over 90 days, Facebook will automatically revoke the app’s access to your information. These measures are in place to help protect user privacy and give users peace of mind when using SOS Safety Magazine’s website.
You can also request data deletion via email@example.com to remove all the data related to your account. Please include “Request Data Deletion” in the subject line of your email for us to fulfill your request.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
- Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
- Keep track of advertisements.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If users disable cookies in their browser:
If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
- Google Display Network Impression Reporting
- Demographics and Interests Reporting
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
How Does Our Site Handle Do Not Track Signals?
We honour Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does Our Site Allow Third-Party Behavioral Tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.
Under CASL (Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation), individuals and businesses are required to obtain consent from customers before sending them commercial electronic messages, such as emails or texts. If asked, senders should be ready to provide proof of this consent.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
- Market to our mailing list.
To Be in Accordance With CASL, We Agree To:
- Not send messages without express or implied consent.
- Maintain complete records and respect the time limits for implied consent as set out in CASL.
- Ensure that implied consent through a conspicuously published electronic address is not accompanied by an indication that the person does not wish to receive unsolicited commercial electronic messages and that messages are relevant to their business, role, functions or duties.
- Provide an opportunity for customers and clients to say no to commercial electronic messages.
- Clearly identify our organization.
- Be truthful in advertising.
To Unsubscribe from Receiving Future Emails:
- Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence within 10 business days or less at no cost to you, in accordance with CASL.
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Last Edited on 2023-03-06