Since January 1, 2004, all Canadian organizations have been required to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information incorporated by reference into PIPEDA.
In addition, an Act respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector has been in force in Quebec since 1994 and sets out rules regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information within that province.
Personal information is defined in PIPEDA as information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization. In other words, it does not include the information that one expects to find on a business card.
Use of Your Information
On Dominicantoronto.org, we allow you to contact us for general inquiries or conferences via our contact form. We will use your contact information, defined as your email and your name, to reply to any general inquiries you have. If you sign-up for a conference, we will use your contact information to both organize the conference and, possibly, to communicate with you about it.
We will not use your email for a “newsletter” or for any marketing initiatives.
Consent to Our Collection of Personal Information
Withdrawal of Consent
You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information at any time, subject to reasonable notice.
The Dominican Institute of Toronto sends information only to the users who request it via our website contact form/email, mail, or our Facebook page. Users can ask to stop receiving information at any time.
Disclosure of Personal Information
The Dominican Institute of Toronto does not share, sell or loan user information to third parties.
The Dominican Institute of Toronto uses various safeguards to ensure that your personal information is protected against loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying or alteration. These include: security of our physical premises; our professional obligations; a security plugin to prevent unauthorized computer access or “hacking” of Dominicantoronto.org; and internal passwords that restrict access to our website.
Access to your Personal Information
You have a right to challenge the accuracy and completeness of your personal information and to have it amended, as appropriate. You also have a right to request access to your personal information and receive an accounting of how that information has been used and disclosed, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law.
The Dominican Institute of Toronto will respond to inquiries about its policies and practices relating to its handling of your personal information. Inquiries should be directed to the Dominican Institute of Toronto via the contact form. The Dominican Institute of Toronto will investigate all complaints and will respond. If the complaint is found to be justified, The Dominican Institute of Toronto will take appropriate measures to resolve it, including, if necessary, amending this Policy and its procedures.
Like some other websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information to optimize your visit to our website.
If you have any questions or complaints about this Policy or the handling of your personal information, if you wish to withdraw your consent to The Dominican Institute of Toronto’s use of your personal information, or to request access to or update any information The Dominican Institute of Toronto has on file, please contact:
Dominican Institute of Toronto
372 Huron Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2G4