COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal Information means information about an identifiable individual. Personal Information would include such things as a person's home address and telephone number, e-mail address, age, gender, race, height and weight, information about the person's health, political views, income and activities. Personal Information does not include certain business information, specifically, a person's title at work, business address and business telephone number.
If the Club wishes to collect Personal Information from you, we will inform you before gathering the information, and will explain to you how we intend to use the information. The Personal Information that we typically collect from our members includes contact information (name, home address, home telephone number and e-mail address) as well as a member's birthdate and the name of a member's spouse and children. The member's contact information may be used in order to reach you to discuss the status of your membership with the Club, and is published, along with a member's class of membership, and golf rez access code in the Club's membership directory so that other members of the Club may reach you to schedule a round of golf. Such information is also disclosed to other members on our website for the same purpose.
In certain circumstances, PIPEDA provides that we may disclose your Personal Information without your consent. Such circumstances include: where required by law or by order of a court or tribunal; where the information is used for the purpose of collecting a debt owed to the Club; where the Personal Information is requested by a government institution to enforce any law; and in the case of an emergency that threatens the life, health or security of an individual. In such circumstances, we will not disclose more information than is reasonably necessary.
We will not sell, trade or exchange any Personal Information that we collect.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
The Club may use other agents, contractors or companies to perform services on its behalf (eg., credit card companies, its accountants, OGIN) and such parties may have limited access to certain Personal Information that we have collected.
ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
With limited exceptions as set forth in PIPEDA, you are always entitled to access the Personal Information that we have collected from you. We reserve our right to charge you a nominal fee to provide you with such access. If we cannot provide you with access to your Personal Information, we will advise you within 30 days that we are unable to do so, and as per changes to our policy will tell you, if possible, why we cannot provide you with such access.
If you believe that any factual information contained in your Personal Information is incorrect, please advise us so that we can update our records. We will not include your Personal Information in next year's membership directory upon receiving your request in writing for us not to do so.
USE OF OUR WEBSITE
You can visit most pages on our website without giving us any Personal Information about yourself. However, sometimes we do need Personal Information to provide services that you request. The Club only collects Personal Information that you submit voluntarily, such as when you provide your address or other contact information that you choose to provide in order that other members of the Club may contact you. By providing us with such information, you consent to our collection and use of your Personal Information for such purposes. We will remove your Personal Information from the Club's website upon receiving your request in writing for us to do so.
Due to the nature of the internet, however, no data transmission over the internet is fully secure. Please be aware of this before you send us any information through this website as the Club cannot guarantee that any information that you transmit to us will not be intercepted and/or misused by third parties.
The Club's website may from time to time contain links to other websites that may collect your Personal Information. The Club does not assume any responsibility for their privacy practices or policies, and cannot be held liable for the actions of those third parties. You should review the privacy policies of such parties before providing them with any Personal Information.
RETENTION OF INFORMATION
We are required to maintain certain Personal Information for a period of time for various reasons, including for income tax purposes. All Personal Information will be disposed of when appropriate, and in a manner that is secure and which respects your privacy. When we dispose of a member's or a customer's information, including Personal Information, our paper files are shredded and information kept electronically is deleted from our computers and computer network.
QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
If you have any questions or concerns with respect to our privacy practices, please do not hesitate to call our Privacy Officer, Karen Stacey, at:
St. Georges Golf and Country Club
She will endeavour to answer your questions or concerns as quickly and completely as possible.
If you wish to make a formal complaint about our privacy practices, please forward your complaint in writing to our Privacy Officer. She will acknowledge receipt of your complaint and ensure that the matter is investigated promptly. She will also provide you with a written notice outlining the decision reached by the Club after investigating your complaint, the reasons for such decision and any steps taken or that will be taken by the Club in connection with your complaint.
If you are unhappy with the decisions reached by the Club, or have a general inquiry about privacy legislation, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Canada oversees the administration of the privacy legislation in the private sector. The Commissioner also acts as a kind of ombudsman for disputes relating to the privacy legislation. You can contact the Information and Privacy Commissioner at: