The ongoing commitment of OPCEA to protect the privacy and confidentiality
complies with the requirements of The Personal Information Protection and
Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) enacted in April 2000.
OPCEA will provide specific notice before collecting any of your personal
information (details that can identify you as an individual such as your
name or address). We will explain what information is being collected and
how it will be used. You have the right to decline to have this information
collected or transferred for marketing purposes. We collect no personal
information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us.
We do not use techniques that collect personal information about you without
your knowledge. Any personally identifiable data about our members or web
site visitors is stored securely. You can withdraw consent at any time. If
we wish to use the information for some other purpose other than the
original consent, we would seek consent for the new purpose.
Purpose of Collecting of Data
OPCEA is committed to respecting the personal data you supply to us. The
information we collect will be relevant to the purposes for which they are
to be used, and we do our utmost to ensure that such data will be accurate,
complete and kept up to date. Whenever personal data is obtained from you,
you will have access to information as to how that data will be used. Data
is collected to provide services to members and to communicate industry
The types of personal information collected are:
· Email address
· Phone Numbers
· Fax Numbers
· Professional credentials
You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information
by sending us a request that credibly shows error. To protect your privacy
and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity
before granting access or making corrections.
How We Use Non-Personal Information (Web site)
Opcea.com’s operating system may automatically record some general
information about your visit such as:
· The Internet domain for your Internet service provider, such as
“company.com” or “service.ca” and the IP address of the computer accessing
the Web site.
· The type of browser (such as “Netscape version x or Internet Explorer
version x”) you are using.
· The type of operating system you are using, such as Macintosh, Unix, or
· The date and time you visit our site and the web pages that you visit on
our site, along with the address of the previous Web site you were visiting,
if you linked to us from another Web site.
We use this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our site
more useful to visitors. We may disclose this non-personalized information
to third parties such as sponsors and/or use it for auditing purposes. This
tracking system does not record personal information about individuals or
link this information to any personal data collected.
We may use “cookies” that identify you as a return visitor. A cookie is a
piece of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store
the cookie on your hard drive. So, when you come back to visit us again, we
can tailor information to suit your individual preferences. The goal is to
save you time and provide you with a more meaningful visit and to measure
Web site activity. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying
information. Browsers such as Microsoft Explorer allow you to disable cookie
collection if you wish, or inform you when a cookie is being stored on your
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that
reason, OPCEA never collects or maintains information on our Web site from
those we know are under 13, and no part of our Web site is structured to
attract anyone under 13.
We do not send unsolicited email. If you add your name to an email
subscriber’s list on our Web site, you authorize OPCEA to send you
personalized messages from time to time. At no time do OPCEA’s advertisers
or third parties have access to your confidential information. You may
cancel your subscription to these email messages at any time.
This policy discloses the privacy practices for our Web site. However, our
Web site contains links to other sites. Once you link to another site, you
are subject to the privacy and security policies of the new site. We
encourage you to read the privacy policies of all Web sites you visit,
especially if you share any personal information.
Use of Data (why it is required)
Your personal data will enable OPCEA to keep you updated with relevant
information, which forms part of your package of membership benefits. Our
communications with you may be via post, telephone or email, and may
originate from OPCEA officers or staff. Visitors to the OPCEA Web site may
receive communications via pages on the site.
We may disclose your details to carefully selected and strictly controlled
partners enabling them to provide you with products or services we feel will
support your business activities, your career and personal development.
OPCEA communications are an integral part of keeping you informed, and may
include interesting and relevant business information from third parties
that we think might be relevant and interesting.
Your personal information is retained only as long as necessary for the
fulfillment of the purposes required by the OPCEA. We do not keep your
personal information if it is no longer needed for the purposes required.
We may contact non-members who have provided us with details with additional
information regarding OPCEA’s services and membership requirements. You may
choose not to receive OPCEA communications by writing to our Executive
PO Box 137
Midhurst, Ontario L0L 1X0
As an industry organization, we may use the information you provide to
assist us with database profiling, aimed at improving the quality of
products and services offered to you.
OPCEA uses data for testing purposes to ensure that its IT system for
processing that data is working properly.
OPCEA respects your data and has taken appropriate technical and
organizational measures to ensure we have mitigated against such risks as
loss of authorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure of
data. Membership files that have remained inactive or lapsed for 10 years
shall be destroyed.
OPCEA has instigated a formal process to manage requests for access to the
data we hold about you. However, in the first instance we encourage you to
contact our Executive Administrator to discuss and resolve any concerns you
may have relating to the use/acquisition of your data. You may wish to
continue the process and contact the federal “Policy Commissioner” at firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact its toll-free inquiries line, 1-800-282-1376, available during
regular business hours across Canada.
Publication of Personal Data
As part of your relationship with OPCEA, we have a policy of transparency
with regard to your membership status. This will include the publication of
the names of OPCEA members both in print and on the OPCEA Web site.
February 07, 2006