Your privacy is critically important to us. At the Provincial Partnership Council (PPC) we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law.
- We don’t store personal information unless required for the on-going operation of one of our programs or services.
The Provincial Partnership Council (“PPC”) operates a company website: www.provincialpartnershipcouncil.ca. It is PPC’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website, including our opt in newsletter.
Like most website operators, PPC may collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. PPC’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how PPC’s visitors use its website, and improve the experience for our stakeholders and website users.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to PPC’s website choose to interact with PPC in ways that require PPC to gather personally-identifying information, such as by signing up to our e-mailing list. The amount and type of information that PPC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to our e-mailing list to provide PPC with a first and last name as well as email address. PPC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us. PPC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
PPC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, PPC may monitor the usage and interaction with its newsletter content. However, PPC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
PPC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its members, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on PPC’s behalf or to provide services available at PPC’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using PPC’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. PPC will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees as described above, PPC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when PPC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of PPC, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of PPC’s website and have supplied your email address, PPC may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with PPC and our services/programs. We primarily use our e-newsletter to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. PPC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.