January 10, 2004
The purpose of this policy to comply with the provisions of Federal Bill C6, Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
What is personal information?
For the purposes of the privacy legislation, Bill C6, “personal information” is defined as any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs (e.g. religion or political affiliation), as well as facts about, or related to, the individual.
There are exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, designations, addresses and telephone numbers (as published in telephone directories) are not considered personal information. Where an individual uses his or her home contact information as business contact information, the contact information provided is regarded as business contact information and is not subject to protection as personal information. For the purposes of this policy, the address you provide CAPO will be considered as your business contact information.
Protecting Your Personal Information
Certain processes exist where we may collect personal information such as membership renewals and event registrations. CAPO collects no personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. Any personally identifiable data is stored securely and used only for which it is provided to us.
The information you provide to CAPO allows the association to fulfill your benefits of membership and inform you about association programs and initiatives. By becoming a member you are giving CAPO permission to contact you by way of the information you provide. Our renewal forms and membership applications outline options for communication preferences.
Aggregate Data CAPO may share aggregate data about the composition of our membership – but not individual data. This information is used to better understand the associations’ membership.
CAPO Website The operating system for the CAPO website may automatically record some general information about your visit, such as:
Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology
189 Queen Street East, Suite 1
Toronto, ON M5A 1S2