Caribbean Missions Society
THE CARIBBEAN MISSIONS SOCIETY PERSONAL INFORMATION PRIVACY COMMITMENT STATEMENT
In accordance with applicable laws, the Caribbean Missions Society (the “society”) is committed to protecting the privacy of its members, adherents, donors, volunteers, employees, directors, officers and any other persons about or from whom the Society collects personal information. The Society embraces the principles of the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information to ensure that all personal information is properly collected, used only for the purposes for which it is collected and is disposed of in a safe and timely manner when no longer required.
In being, or becoming, a member or adherent of the Society, it is recognized by all such individuals that the Bible portrays believers as members of one body (I Corinthians 12). This requires the sharing of personal information with the body. The Society, its members and adherents, by voluntary implied contract, submit to, and are bound by, the bylaws of the Society.
Except for the above implied consent to collect, use and retain personal information, no personal information will be sold, rented, leased or otherwise made available to any person without the explicit consent of the member or adherent. Except as otherwise required by the bylaws, every member and adherent has the right, at any time, to withdraw his or her implied or explicit consent for the use of his or her personal information for any or all previously authorized uses.
With respect to the privacy of personal information the above means that all members and adherents have given their implied consent to use their personal information for all internal purposes of the Society to the extent that such use is in agreement with the bylaws and the pronouncements of the Society from time to time.
Other persons or organizations who act for, or on behalf of, the Society are required to comply with the principles and the Policy and will be given restricted access to personal information solely to perform the services they may be retained to perform for the Society.
The Society has designated the Director of Communications, to be its Privacy Officer. Any inquiry, request or concern related to privacy matters should be made in writing to him, to be contacted at:
Caribbean Missions Society
Address: 70 Silton Road, Unit 9, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 8B9, Canada.
In accordance with applicable laws, the Caribbean Missions Society (the “Society”) is committed to protecting the privacy of its members, adherents, donors, volunteers, employees, directors, officers and any other persons about or from whom the Society collects personal information. The Society embraces the principles of the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information to ensure that all personal information is properly collected, used only for the purposes for which it is collected and is disposed of in a safe and timely manner when no longer required.
The Society is responsible for maintaining and protecting the personal information under its control. The Society has appointed a Privacy Officer who is responsible to ensure that the Society complies with its privacy obligations in accordance with applicable privacy laws.
2. Identifying Purposes
The Society collects and uses personal information for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to,
- providing services to individuals ministered to by the Society
- providing services to individuals ministered to by the Society;
- establishing and maintaining members lists;
- managing payroll and benefits;
- employee performance evaluations;
- establishing and maintaining lists of donors;
The Society shall identify and explain the purposes for which it collects personal information, to the person from whom the personal information is being collected, before or at the time the information is collected.
Consent will be obtained from the person whose personal information is collected, used and disclosed, unless obtaining the consent would be inappropriate or not required by law. Sometimes the person’s consent may be implied by virtue of their membership in the Society or because of the person’s conduct within the Society. When it is appropriate, written consent will be obtained.
Written consents will be kept on file for as long as the information is reasonably necessary. A person may withdraw his or her consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. The person will be informed of reasonably foreseeable implications of the withdrawal.
4. Limiting Collection
Information collected will be limited to that required for the purpose or purposes identified by the Society. The Society is committed to collecting personal information in a fair, open and lawful manner.
5. Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
Personal information shall be maintained in as accurate, complete and up-to-date a form as necessary in order to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected.
Personal information will be protected by security safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information. This safeguarding could include physical measures such as locked filing cabinets and premises security, organizational measures such as restricted access to files with personal information or technological measures such as security software.
- Name and address of the Privacy Officer
- Means of gaining access to personal information held by the Society
- Copy of any brochures or other information that explains the Society’s policies, standards or codes
9. Access to Personal Information
Access to personal information will be granted, where the Society is legally required to release the information and provided that the disclosure does not violate any applicable statutes or contracts, to the person to whom the information pertains where there is an appropriate written request. The existence, use and disclosure of the personal information will be granted within a reasonable period of time. Any inaccuracy or incompleteness of personal information will be amended as required.
10. Challenging Compliance
Complaints or inquiries about the collection, use, disclosure or retention of personal information and the Society’s compliance with these ten principles should be directed to the Privacy Officer. The Privacy Officer will investigate complaints and ensure that appropriate measures are taken.