Following is the CMHA statement concerning privacy issues on our web site and our Personal Information Protection Policy. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact us.
- We do not automatically gather any personal information such as your name, phone number, e-mail or address. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, through contacting us via e-mail, by asking to be added to an Information Network or to receive electronic newsletters or other information.
- Any personal information you provide to us will not be sold to any third party. We use software that receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our web site. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals contacting our site. The information is used to improve the content of this site and is not shared with other organizations.
- We do not regularly use “cookies” to track how our visitors use the site. Whenever we enable “cookies” to facilitate our transactions, we will first inform you.
If you choose to participate in an on-line forum or discussion group or join an Information Network or similar list, we may ask you to volunteer personal information such as your name and e-mail address for the purposes of effective administration of the forum or discussion group. We will not disclose this information to anyone outside of CMHA without your prior consent.
Personal Information Protection Policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure the protection of personal information collected from clients, staff and volunteers and disclosure of that information only as allowed under law and this policy.
- Clients, staff and volunteers will be informed about the purpose for collecting their personal information and the circumstances under which it may be disclosed.
- Appropriate consent will be acquired prior to the disclosure of personal information, unless such disclosure is required by law.
- The personal information of clients, staff and volunteers will be maintained in a manner that is secure and confidential.
- Clients, staff and volunteers retain the right to access their personal information held by the organization and to clarify or correct any information they believe is inaccurate.
The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that appropriate procedures are established and followed for the collection, retention, use and disclosure of the personal information held by the organization related to clients, staff and volunteers, including Board members.
The Executive Director acts as the Privacy Officer for the organization.
The Executive Director and the Board share responsibility for ensuring the organization is in compliance with all relevant legislation.