Defining Personal Information
Personal Information is information about an identifiable individual as defined, from time to time, in applicable Canadian (including federal, provincial and territorial) privacy legislation. This includes any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. An individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual may also be considered personal information. Business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not usually considered personal information.
What Personal Information Do We Collect?
Personal information collected by Coastal Church may include: name, address and other contact information, credit card or bank account information for donation purposes, programs an individual wishes to support, language preference, demographic information such as age and gender, and communication preferences for marketing purposes.
How Do We Use and Disclose Your Personal Information?
Coastal Church collects personal information in order to service your account, understand your giving preferences and provide you with relevant communications and marketing materials.
Personal information gathered by our organization is kept in confidence. Our personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with it for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that personal information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We contractually require any person or organization providing services to Coastal Church to comply with federal and provincial privacy legislation. We also take measures to ensure that the integrity of personal information is maintained and retained only as long as it is required.
We collect, use and disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in light of the circumstances. We do not rent or sell personal information to any other organization. We offer donors and supporters the opportunity to opt not to have their personal information used for purposes beyond those for which it was originally collected.
Web Site and Electronic Commerce
We use password protocols and encryption software to protect personal and other information we receive when a service is requested and/or paid for on-line.
Mailing Lists and Newsletters
Coastal Church offers an opt-in mailing list through electronic mail. Any personally identifiable information provided by you is used for the purpose of delivering the mailing item, research and/or marketing. Users may choose to opt-out at anytime by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Coastal Church Regarding Privacy Policies
Attention: Privacy Officer,
Further information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information may be found on the Web Site of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at: www.privcom.gc.ca