What is “personal information” under PIPEDA.
Under PIPEDA, “personal information” is defined as “information about an identifiable individual”. It includes name, contact information, demographic, as well as information about the individual’s shopping habits or on-line browsing behaviour. It does not include information collected in aggregate, such as information collected and used for statistical purposes. In other words, PIPEDA permits the collection, use, retention and sharing of information that cannot be directly linked to, or does not specifically identify you.
Collecting and Using Information
ORCHESTRAS CANADA offers visitors to its Web site opportunities to subscribe to its free newsletter, participate in programs and events, as well as link to Web sites of ORCHESTRAS CANADA’s partners and advertisers that may also be offering information and special opportunities. If you choose to participate in one of these services or opportunities, we will retain only the information that you choose to provide.
If you are browsing on our Web site, be advised that every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and Internet protocol address (IP Address). When a visitor requests a page from the ORCHESTRAS CANADA Web site, our Web site servers automatically recognize that visitor’s domain name and address. Please note that the domain name and IP Address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site.
Newsletters and Publications
ORCHESTRAS CANADA offers valuable and timely information about events and upcoming programs in its on-line newsletter. It’s free but to receive this newsletter we ask that you subscribe by providing us with some personal information and general demographic information so that we can monitor our marketing activities and better personalize our Web site and newsletters to your interests.
ORCHESTRAS CANADA sells goods and services to its members and to the public on behalf of member organizations. ORCHESTRAS CANADA assumes no responsibility for cancellation or postponement of goods or services sold for any reason. Information is accurate at time of posting, is valid only for dates indicated, and is subject to change and availability. Unless otherwise specified, prices are quoted in Canadian dollars. Rates will vary depending upon time of booking. Taxes on goods sold are not necessarily included in the published offer.
Please note that a cookie cannot read data off of your computer’s hard disk, or read cookie files created by other web sites. Cookies do not damage your computer system.
You may reset your computer’s browser to accept or block cookies, or allow your computer’s browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept cookies from ORCHESTRAS CANADA or its partners or advertisers, your experience at our site and other web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
From time to time, ORCHESTRAS CANADA will conduct online surveys for internal purposes or for third parties, to gather general information about users and/or their views. Participation in these surveys is voluntary; no information will be collected except that which is knowingly supplied by the user. Identifying personal information will not be shared.
Use by Children
If you are under eighteen (18) years of age, your parent’s or guardian’s permission will be required before any information is provided to our Website. Children are not permitted to participate in on-line programs or opportunities unless specifically designed for children and with the consent of the parent or guardian.
Disclosing Information to outside third parties
ORCHESTRAS CANADA reserves the right to share general demographic information with its partners, advertisers or potential advertisers; however, profiles of individual users are not shared without the express consent of the individual at the time of collecting the information.
Regarding domain name and IP Address from your computer, this information is used to examine traffic to our Web site in aggregate, and to investigate misuse of ORCHESTRAS CANADA, its users, or to cooperate with law enforcement.
Safeguards to protect your personal information
All information you provide to ORCHESTRAS CANADA is protected by encrypted password. Access to source files and the data base is restricted to administrator-level accounts which are also protected by encrypted passwords [ If there is encryption – NOTE: encryption recommended if personal information collected over Internet ] on a [ Name of/Type of ] Server.
There are links on the ORCHESTRAS CANADA website that take you to other websites outside of our service. Any links provided to third party websites outside of ORCHESTRAS CANADA are provided solely for your convenience. The operation and content of such third party websites is beyond our control and we do not endorse in any matter whatsoever or accept any responsibility for the information, content or other material which may be contained on such websites, the use of such websites, or any products or services advertised on or sold through any such websites. We will not be liable under any circumstances for any damages whatsoever, direct or indirect, resulting from any use of this website or any other third party website linked to this website, whether or not we are advised of the possibility of such damages.
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