1. Our Commitment
BGC Durham is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its employees, members, donors and other stakeholders. BGC Durham values the trust of those we deal with, of the public, and recognizes that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information you choose to share with us.
During our various projects and activities, BGC Durham 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. BGC Durham’s privacy practices are designed to achieve this.
2. Consent To Use Personal Information
BGC Durham does not share personal information with third parties for any purposes other than what is disclosed at the time of obtaining consent. When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, register for programs and services, submit an inquiry for programs and services, or request a refund, we assume you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask you for personal information for a secondary reason, like an opinion survey or a satisfaction survey, we will either ask you directly for your consent or provide you with an opportunity to say no. Saying no is called “opting out”. By opting out, you can tell us not to collect the information and/or not to share it with other companies.
3. Defining Personal Information
Personal information is any 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, email and language. Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone or major online directories, are not considered personal information.
Where an individual uses their home contact information as business contact information as well, BGC Durham considers that the contact information provided is business contact information and is not therefore subject to protection as personal information.
4. Privacy Practices
Personal information gathered by BGC Durham is kept in confidence. BGC Durham 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.
5. Website and Electronic Commerce
BGC Durham is regularly reviewing its privacy practices for its various activities. Any revisions to the policy will be made available on our website.