Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Annapolis Valley (BBBSAV) is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information.
During our various projects and activities, BBBSAV occasionally gathers and uses personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of or other dealing with this information is subject to consent. BBBSAV’s privacy practices are designed to achieve this.
Personal information is information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual. Examples of personal information include SIN #, age, marital status, and language. Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses, and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information.
Personal information may be provided to BBBSAV through correspondence, online donations, conference or meeting registrations, volunteer inquiries, online training modules, or other forms of communication.
Personal information gathered by BBBSAV is kept in confidence. BBBSAV personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We also take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent its being lost or destroyed.
We collect, use and disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate considering the circumstances.
BBBSAV will not provide or share your personal information with third parties unless:
- You authorize us to share the information;
- Sharing the information is necessary to process a credit card transaction, for example; or
- We are required by law.
WEBSITE AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
The privacy of users of the Agency website is very important to BBBSAV. BBBSAV respects your privacy and is committed to protecting personal information you provide to us. The policy is always available at www.annapolisvalley.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca under the “privacy” link in the footer. You may also request a copy by contacting us at 902 678 8641..
Personally identifiable information is not collected unless specifically submitted via an online registration function or registration form (volunteer inquiries and surveys for example), an electronic mail message, a phone call or postal mail. All information is kept confidential – this is subject to any legal requirements to disclose. All information is protected by BBBSAV’s physical, electronic and managerial security methods, which are updated as necessary.
Information you provide through the website may be used periodically to keep you informed of BBBSAV’s activities, including programs, services, opportunities to volunteer, events, funding needs, membership benefits. If at any time you no longer wish to receive such information, please contact us at the phone number or email listed above.
Any website of BBBSAV may provide links to other third-party websites. These are provided for convenience only and you access them at your own risk. Even if a third party is associated with BBBSAV through a business relationship or otherwise, BBBSAV is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices or content of such third- party websites.
ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION
You are entitled to: know whether we hold personal information about you; see that information; and ensure it is accurate. Personal information is securely maintained by the BBBSAV. If you would like to access your personal information, or have any questions about the protection of your privacy, please contact:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Annapolis Valley
136 Exhibition St
Kentville NS B4N 4E5
902 678 8641
Further information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information may be found on the website of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.