Redfish Painting and Fine Plaster
Personal Information Protection Policy
Effective date: 2020-07-29
At Redfish Painting and Fine Plaster, we are committed to providing our clients with exceptional service. As providing this service involves the collection, use and disclosure of some personal information about our clients, protecting their personal information is one of our highest priorities.
While we have always respected our clients' privacy and safeguarded their personal information, we have strengthened our commitment to protecting personal information as a result of British Columbia's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). PIPA, which came into effect on January 1, 2004, sets out the ground rules for how B.C. businesses and not-for-profit organizations may collect, use and disclose personal information.
We will inform our clients of why and how we collect, use and disclose their personal information, obtain their consent where required, and only handle their personal information in a manner that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances.
This Personal Information Protection Policy, in compliance with PIPA, outlines the principles and practices we will follow in protecting clients' personal information. Our privacy commitment includes ensuring the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of our clients personal information and allowing our clients to request access to, and correction of, their personal information.
Personal Information - means information about an identifiable individual. This information includes name, home address, phone number, fax number and email address. Personal information does not include contact information (described below).
Contact Information - means information that would enable an individual to be contacted at a place of business and includes name, position name or title, business telephone number, business address, business email or business fax number. Contact information is not covered by this policy or PIPA.
Collecting Personal Information
Unless the purposes for collecting personal information are obvious and the client voluntarily provides his or her personal information for those purposes, we will communicate the purposes for which personal information is being collected, either orally or in writing, before or at the time of collection.
We will only collect client information that is necessary to fulfill the following purposes:
- To verify identity;
- To identify client preferences;
- To deliver requested products and services;
- To ensure a high standard of service to our clients;
- To meet regulatory requirements;
- To verify location of job site(s)
We will obtain client consent to collect, use or disclose personal information (except where, as noted below, we are authorized to do so without consent).
Consent can be provided orally, in writing, electronically, through an authorized representative or it can be implied where the purpose for collecting, using or disclosing the personal information would be considered obvious and the client voluntarily provides personal information for that purpose.
We may collect, use or disclose personal information without the client's knowledge or consent in the following limited circumstances:
- When the collection, use or disclosure of personal information is permitted or required by law;
- In an emergency that threatens an individual's life, health, or personal security;
- For the purposes of collecting a debt;
- To protect ourselves from fraud;
- To investigate an anticipated breach of an agreement or a contravention of law
Using and Disclosing Personal Information
We will only use or disclose client personal information where necessary to fulfill the purposes identified at the time of collection.
We will not use or disclose client personal information for any additional purpose unless we obtain consent to do so.
We will not sell client lists or personal information to other parties.
Retaining Personal Information
If we use client personal information to make a decision that directly affects the client, we will retain that personal information for at least one year so that the client has a reasonable opportunity to request access to it.
Subject to the above paragraph, we will retain client personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the identified purposes or a legal or business purpose.
Ensuring Accuracy of Personal Information
We will make reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information is accurate and complete where it may be used to make a decision about the client.
Clients may request correction to their personal information in order to ensure its accuracy and completeness. A request to correct personal information must be made in writing and provide sufficient detail to identify the personal information and the correction being sought.
If the personal information is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete, we will correct the information as required and send the corrected information to any organization to which we disclosed the personal information in the previous year. If the correction is not made, we will note the client's correction request in the file.
Securing Personal Information
We are committed to ensuring the security of client personal information in order to protect it from unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification or disposal or similar risks.
We will use appropriate security measures when destroying client's personal information.
We will continually review and update our security policies and controls as technology changes to ensure ongoing personal information security.
Storage of Personal information
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amounts of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from our site and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our online service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If you do not accept cookies, you will still be able to use some portions of our service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
- Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate the service.
- Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
Providing Clients Access to Personal Information
Clients have a right to access their personal information, subject to limited exceptions.
A request to access personal information must be made in writing and provide sufficient detail to identify the personal information being sought.
Upon request, we will also tell clients how we use their personal information and to whom it has been disclosed if applicable.
We will make the requested information available within 30 business days, or provide written notice of an extension where additional time is required to fulfill the request.
If a request is refused in full or in part, we will notify the client in writing, providing the reasons for refusal and the recourse available to the client.
Questions and Complaints
Shamus Finnegan, Owner, is responsible for ensuring Redfish Painting and Fine Plaster's compliance with this policy and the Personal Information Protection Act.
Clients should direct any complaints, concerns or questions regarding Redfish Painting and Fine Plaster's compliance in writing to the Owner. If the Owner is unable to resolve the concern, the client may also write to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia.
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