Regarding information collection and privacy
In this Policy, the terms "we," "us," or "our” refer to the School. The terms "you," "your" or "yourself" refer to the user who is using this Site.
When you access or use this Site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information in accordance with this Policy. By providing personal information to the Site, all users, fully acknowledge that they understand and consent to the collection, processing and use of such information according to Canadian law and these terms.
Collection of Information
Information You Give Us
We collect information from users both by asking specific questions and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e-mail and the site’s other online functions. Some of the information that you submit to us may be PII, including, but not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, user name and/or password associated with the password protected portions of this Site, credit card information and educational and professional information.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information – Cookies
Use & Disclosure of Information
The personal information that you provide to the School may be stored, processed, and used by us to contact you, provide you with information about the School, such as newsletters, updates or other literature, respond to your requests for information, update our records and conduct transactions with you.
In addition, we will disclose personal information about you if you request or direct us to do so, or if we are required to do so as specified in more detail in "Disclosure Exceptions," below. Except as set forth in this Policy, we will not voluntarily disclose your personal information to other third parties without your permission. We do not sell your personal information.
Notwithstanding the above policies, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information to appropriate third parties if we are required to do so by law or we believe that such action is necessary:
• To comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order;
• To protect the School’s rights and property or defend against legal claims;
• To protect any other party's rights, property, and safety;
• To report to any law enforcement agency any activity that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful;
• To investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud, situations involving harassment, abusive messages or potential threats to the physical safety of any person;
• To protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Site, or;
• During emergencies, such as when we believe someone's safety is at risk.
Provisions above to the contrary notwithstanding, the laws of the Province of British Columbia may restrict the School from notifying individuals that such information has been disclosed.
In the event that the School is ever sold, acquired or otherwise transferred, we reserve the right to transfer our user databases, together with any PII contained therein, to a third party who acquires the assets. In the event we do so, we will place a prominent notice of the sale on the homepage of our Site, with links to information as to how you can change your privacy preferences.
Access and Correction
Our goal is to assure that your personally identifiable information is accurate, current, and complete. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct PII in our possession that users have previously submitted via this Site. In many cases, users of the website will be able to change or update their own information in an efficient manner. You may also contact us as specified below in "How to Contact Us.”
We take reasonable steps to protect your PII as you transmit it from your computer to our Site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. We cannot warrant the security of any information that you submit to us other than to use best efforts. You submit PII to us at your own risk.
In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Site may not be secure. You should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this Site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them. Remember to sign off the Site and close your browser window when you are finished. This is to ensure that others cannot pose as you online.
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How to Contact Us