Privacy Policy

Protect Wentworth Valley is a 100% volunteer driven community group. This privacy policy reflects Protect Wentworth Valley's commitment to respect your privacy and  explains how we collect, use and safeguard your personal information. 

 

Information we collect and how we use it

 

Personal information 

“Personal information” is any information that can be used to identify, or infer the identity of, a specific person, including, for example, your name, address, birth date, gender, etc. In some cases, your computer’s IP address can be considered personal information, as it may give some indication of your geographic location. 

 

We may ask you for personal information in a variety of ways, including website forms and  surveys.

 

There are a range of reasons why we may ask you for this information, including: to process a donation or registration; to fulfil your subscription to an e-newsletter; to allow you to send letters or sign a petition via our online action platforms; to invite you to events; or to provide other information about us which might interest you. 

 

Your choice to provide us with your personal information is at your discretion. You may always elect to withhold information. In some cases, we will require your personal information in order to fulfil something you’ve asked of us. 

 

Cookies and data technology 

We use cookies and other technology on our websites to make them easier to use and so that we can learn about how you use them. Information collected this way may include, but is not limited to, your IP address and internet service provider, the type of web browser and operating system you used and which of our website pages you visited. We use links in our emails to track open and click-through rates to help us learn what emails appeal to you most. 

 

In some cases, interacting with our websites, social media accounts or emails provides us with “anonymous” data, such as IP address, link clicks, page visits, the time spent on a page, etc. We use Google Analytics on our website to learn where you are in Canada, when you’re using our site and what content you find most interesting. This helps us stay relevant. 

 

We may also use third-party cookies, beacons and other storage technologies to understand what website content is most important to you so that we can measure our performance and target sponsored and unsponsored content to you on those third-party party platforms. For example, if we use Facebook’s tracking pixel to learn about what content you are interested in on our website so that we can serve only our most relevant advertising to you on Facebook. You can opt out from such Facebook advertising by clicking “Why am I seeing this?” on our Facebook ads, clicking “Options” and then selecting “Hide all ads from this advertiser.” 

 

Aggregate data 

In some cases, we may aggregate your information with other peoples’ in order to report on campaigns. For example, we may count the number of people who donate or sign a petition based on their postal code. That way, we can show where people in the province are taking action.

 

Use of third parties 

In many cases, we don’t actually collect and store personal information in our systems, but instead use a third party. For example, we may use Survey Monkey to send out a survey. 

 

Such services have resources dedicated to maintaining security and confidentiality, and we ensure that any third-party partner has written policies about never sharing your information with anyone other than the Protect Wentworth Valley. 

 

Donation and credit card information

In order to donate to us, you may need to provide your credit card information. 

 

In the case of donations made online, we do not store your credit card information. Instead, this information is collected by Paypal, where it is encrypted, processed, and stored. 

 

Our websites contain links to websites owned and operated by other organizations. They may have their own privacy policies and terms and conditions and are not governed by this policy. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policy and terms of use of each website you visit. 

 

What you need to know about consent 

 

By providing personal information to us, you allow “deemed” consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information in accordance with this policy. 

We respect your right to control your personal information — please contact us immediately if you want us to stop using it in any particular way. We will fulfil your request in the timeliest way possible. 

 

Please note: We may be unable to provide you with certain information or services if you do not give us specific personal information. For example, we cannot  send you an e-newsletter if you don’t share your email address. 

 

Updating your consent 

If you would like to stop receiving email from us at any time, click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails. 

Ways to prevent us from collecting “anonymous” data 

Our websites use cookies and JavaScript-based tracking scripts to collect the anonymous data referred to above. To stop this from happening, adjust your web browser’s “cookie,” “cache” and JavaScript settings. Please note that doing so may affect the performance of our web properties, and in some cases may completely prevent you from using some of our pages and forms. 

 

Information we share

Email addresses 

We do not sell or exchange email addresses with other organizations.  In some instances, we may promote actions or petitions on our websites in partnership with other non-profit organizations.  

 

How we keep your information secure 

We endeavour to maintain appropriate physical, procedural and technical safeguards for your personal information. Some information we collect may be stored and processed on servers located outside your jurisdiction of residence, including outside your country. As a result, this information may be subject to disclosure to governments, courts or law enforcement agencies in those areas, according to their laws, without notice to us or you. 

 

Policy updates and changes 

We may change this policy from time to time without notice. Changes will be reflected on this page. 

 

Need more information? 

For further information, please email us at info@protectwentworthvalley.com

This document is available to the public and explains how we collect, use and disclose information, in accordance with this policy, the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act, the Personal Information Protection Act and other relevant legislation.