1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.
2. Collecting personal information
2.1 We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) any information about your computer and your visits to and use of this website (this may include your IP address, geographical location, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths);
(b) any information that you provide to us when registering with our website (including your email address);
(c) any information that you provide when completing your profile on our website (including your name, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, interests and hobbies, social media profile addresses (including Facebook and LinkedIn), educational details and employment details);
(d) any information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and newsletters (including your name and email address);
(e) any information that you provide to us when using the services on our website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services (including the timing, frequency and pattern of service use);
(f) any information that you post to our website for publication (including your user name, your profile pictures, resumes and the content of your posts);
(g) any information contained in or relating to any communications that you send to us or send through our website (including the communication content and data associated with the communication);
(h) any other personal information that you choose to send to us.
2.2 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.
3. Using your personal information
3.1 Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.
3.2 We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer our website;
(b) allow you to use the services available on our website;
(c) send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
(d) send you our email newsletter according to your request (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter);
(e) provide subscribed employers with your employment information (including personal contact information and resumes) according to your applications on our job-posting platform;
(f) provide third parties with statistical information about our users (however, those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);
(g) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;
(h) maintain the security of our website and prevent fraud;
(i) verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website.
3.3 If you submit any personal information for publication on our website, we will publish it and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.
3.4 We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.
4. Disclosing personal information
4.1 We may disclose your personal information to any of our organization executives and board members insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.2 We may disclose your personal information to any of our chapters and satellite offices in different universities insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.3 We may disclose your personal information to any of our subscribed employers on our job-posting platform insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.4 We may disclose your personal information:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
4.5 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
5. International data transfers
5.1 Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the chapters and satellite offices in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
5.2 Information that we collect may be transferred to the following countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in Canada: the United States of America and China.
5.3 Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
5.4 You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 5.
6. Retaining personal information
6.1 This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
6.2 Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.3 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
7. Security of your personal information
7.1 We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
7.2 We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
7.3 You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
7.4 You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).
8.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
8.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
9. Your rights
9.1 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
9.2 We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
9.3 You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
9.4 In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
10. Third party websites
10.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
10.2 We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
11. Updating information
11.1 Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
12.2 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
12.3 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
12.4 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
12.5 We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
12.6 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.
12.7 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
12.8 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
12.9 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer.
12.10 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
13. Our details
13.1 This website is owned and operated by Global Oriental Vision.
13.2 We are registered as a non-profit organization in Ontario, Canada under registration number [number], and our registered office is at [address].
13.3 You can contact us by using our website contact form or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
14.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal.