The Société de Saint-Vincent de Paul de Montréal (SSVP) is committed to protecting your confidential information and to providing this protection on-line. Given that we collect certain types of information from people who visit our websites, we have established a Privacy Statement to help you understand the conditions that govern the collection and use of these data. The Statement indicates the type of information we collect, their use, and the way you can access the data collected about you and modify it at any time.
SSVP respects the privacy of people who visit our website, e-mail us or participate in services we offer on-line. Consequently, we have developed our confidentiality policy based on the following guiding principles:
SSVP collects information on-line primarily to provide its visitors with a more relevant experience. We will make every effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant data collection.
SSVP will take reasonable physical, electronic and administrative measures to protect any information you provide us (e. g. data will be stored in protected databases in secure servers to which access is controlled).
SSVP will not share with anyone the information you have given us without your consent except to provide the service you have requested.
Data that does not identify the person: Whenever you visit the SSVP website we may collect certain information that does not identify you and that relates to the means you use to access our site. This may be your browser type and version, your service provider, your IP address, and any search engine you use to find the site. This information allows us to diagnose problems with our server, manage the website and compile general statistical data. SSVP also collects certain navigation data on your movements on our web pages. This allows us to determine which parts of the websites are the most visited and adapt them to the needs and interests of our on-line visitors. In addition, these tracking data can be used to tailor information for you on our site based on your previous use of it and your interest in particular topics.
Information given voluntarily: any information you have provided to us (i.e. name, e-mail address, etc.) when you register for one of our services, request information, register on our site or use any other part of our websites is stored securely in our web server and our internal systems. We may use it to give you the information you have requested about our organization and services, or to provide you with special notices.
Information collected from other sources: To help us better understand and respond to your needs and interests, SSVP may in the future receive information about you from other sources.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
SSVP understands the importance of your personal information. We collect personal data about our visitors and keep it for our own purposes. We do not sell, rent or market this information to third parties except as described below, and never without your consent.
Our business partners: SSVP may partner with certain companies at various times to provide expanded services to visitors to our sites. As part of these relationships, SSVP may share with these companies the use of certain interactive features of the website. Information provided by visitors through such interactive features is available to SSVP and its partners.
Representatives: SSVP may call upon other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on its behalf. For example, management of e-mail services. These parties have access only to the personal information necessary to perform these functions and cannot use or store the information for any other purpose. Members and site visitors will never receive e-mail messages from representatives who work for us.
Compliance with the law/security: SSVP may disclose certain elements of personal information, relying in good faith on the assurance that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or to protect the users of our websites, the sites themselves, or the public.
POLICIES RELATING TO CHILDREN
Children under the age of 13 are welcome to access the SSVP website. However, we will ask them to obtain approval from a parent or guardian prior to receiving complete authorization to sign up on one of our websites.
The SSVP website contains links to other sites. SSVP is not responsible for the privacy practices and content of these other sites. To protect your personal information, SSVP recommends that you review the privacy policies of all sites you visit via a link from one of the SSVP websites.
Only the unique password associated with the personal data file created at the time of your registration on the SSVP website allows access to this file. To protect the confidentiality of this data, do not reveal your password to anyone.
You can always decide to stop receiving communications from SSVP. Our sites allow users to choose to no longer receive communications at the step where personal information is requested, or by other means to be specified.
In addition, SSVP may disclose a visitor’s personal information to the following people and organizations:
law enforcement agencies, and emergency services in emergency situations, or as required by law or as a result of a court order;
Someone who works on the development or improvement of the SSVP site;
One or more third parties when agreement by the client to such disclosure is required by law.
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