CALGARY PARTY 50
PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION POLICY
Calgary Party 50 Corp. (“Calgary Party 50”) is committed to the protection and safe keeping of the personal information entrusted to us by our users. We manage your personal information in accordance with Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act and other applicable laws. This policy applies to both Calgary Party 50 as well as any person or entity providing services on our behalf and at our direction. A copy of this policy will be provided to any user upon request.
The definition of personal information
Personal information means information about an identifiable individual. This includes an individual’s name, home address and phone number, email addresses, age, sex, marital or family status, an identifying number, financial information, educational history, photos and pictures, and other similar information.
What personal information do we collect?
We collect only the personal information that we need for the purposes of providing services to our users, including personal information needed to:
- Enable users to have access to the website and to any resources provided by Calgary Party 50;
- Enable us to understand your business and your goals, where applicable, if we are assisting you on a design project;
- Enable us to take payment from you in person, where applicable, if we are assisting you on a design project;
- Enable users to purchase balloons online through providing their personal and payment information on our website; and
- Track the use of trends present on the website and ensure its proper functionality.
All information collected will be kept fully confidential and shall not be shared with any third parties at any time or for any reason, and will not be sold to third parties at any time or for any reason.
We attempt to inform our users, before or at the time of collecting personal information, of the purposes for which we are collecting the information. When such notification is not provided it is because the user has provided information for an obvious purpose - such as providing their name to set up their account - or for a purpose as listed and agreed to in this policy.
We will make a reasonable effort to ensure that any personal information collected, used or disclosed is accurate and complete to the extent that is reasonable for our organization’s purpose.
We will only use personal information for purposes that are reasonable and we will not disclose your personal information beyond what is necessary to provide the product or service that you have requested.
How do we collect the personal information about you?
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
- Where you provided the personal information directly to us, for example by way of email correspondence or through placing an order on our website;
- Where we track the use of trends on the website or email communications sent to you by Calgary Party 50; and
- By way of information received about you from third parties or other sources, such as public databases.
Calgary Party 50 may use cloud-computing services for data processing, storage and backup of your personal information, and is accountable for protecting your personal information that is within Calgary Party 50’s immediate control. Calgary Party 50 will do its best to ensure your personal information is handled in accordance to this policy by working with providers who handle personal information consistent with privacy obligations under the relevant Alberta privacy legislations. However, since Calgary Party 50 may outsource its cloud computing solutions and it has no control over the operations of the cloud provider, Calgary Party 50 cannot take responsibility for how the cloud provider handles your personal information if it is not done so in accordance with this policy once it is moved to the provider. Calgary Party 50 will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising from the improper handling of your personal information.
We ask for consent to collect, use or disclose user personal information, except in specific circumstances where collection, use or disclosure without consent is authorized or required by law. We may assume your consent in cases where you volunteer information for an obvious purpose.
We assume your consent to continue to use and, where applicable, disclose personal information that we have already collected, for the purpose for which the information was collected.
There may be situations where your express consent will be required. In those situations, we will typically request that you provide your consent orally or in writing through the signing of a consent form.
User consent may be withdrawn at any time; however, such consent may be necessary for us to satisfy our obligations to you. In those situations we will inform you if the withholding of such consent will prevent us from being able to provide you with certain products and services. We will at all times respect your decision.
We may collect, use or disclose user personal information without consent only as authorized by law.
How do we use and disclose personal information?
We use and disclose user personal information only for the purposes, for which the information was collected, except as authorized by law.
For example, the use of your personal information is required if:
- It is necessary to perform our contract with you, such as providing your shipping information to a third party who will deliver your package to you;
- It is needed to comply with our legal obligations; and
- To better understand our business and develop our services to suit our client’s needs.
If we wish to use or disclose your personal information for any new business purpose, we will ask for your consent, unless otherwise not required by law.
How do we safeguard personal information?
We make every reasonable effort to ensure that personal information is accurate and complete. We rely on individuals to notify us if there is a change to their personal information that may affect their relationship with our organization. If you are aware of an error in our information about you, please let us know and we will correct it on request wherever possible. In some cases we may ask for a written request for correction.
We protect personal information in a manner appropriate for the sensitivity of the information. We make every reasonable effort to prevent any loss, misuse, disclosure or modification of personal information, as well as any unauthorized access to personal information.
We use appropriate security measures when destroying personal information, including shredding email records and permanently deleting electronic records.
However, if at any time, through no fault of Calgary Party 50, the website is hacked in any way and personal information is released, so long as Calgary Party 50 has taken reasonable and appropriate methods to safeguard its personal information, Calgary Party 50 shall not be held liable for this result.
We retain personal information only as long as is reasonable to fulfill the purposes for which the information was collected or for legal or business purposes.
Your rights in relation to your personal information
In accordance with the European Union data protection laws, you have the following rights, which include but are not limited to the following:
- to request we provide you with more details on how we use your personal information;
- to provide you access to the personal information we hold about you;
- to request your personal information be amended or updated where it is inaccurate or incomplete;
- to require us to delete any of your personal information;
- to withdraw your consent (opt-out) of processing your personal information relating to a particular situation where you previously provided consent, or for direct marketing purposes;
- to restrict how we use your personal information;
- to request a copy of your personal information and request it be transmitted for use in another party’s service; and
- to not be subjected to automated decision-making where the decision may have legal effect on you or similarly significant effect.
Access to records containing personal information
Clients of Calgary Party 50 have a right to access their own personal information in a record that is in the custody or under the control of Calgary Party 50, subject to some exceptions. For example, organizations are required under the Personal Information Protection Act to refuse to provide access to information that would reveal personal information about another individual.
If we refuse a request in whole or in part, we will provide the reasons for the refusal. In some cases where exceptions to access apply we may withhold that information and provide you with the remainder of the record.
You may make a request for access to your personal information by writing to Calgary Party 50 at 385 Skyview Ranch Road NE Calgary, Alberta T3N OK8. You must provide sufficient information in your request to allow us to identify the information you are seeking.
You may also request information about our use of your personal information and any disclosure of that information to persons outside our organization. In addition, you may request a correction of an error or omission in your personal information.
We employ various tracking technologies, such as cookies or analytic software to improve the functionality of the website and to track your preferences and activities. The use of the tracking technologies provides Calgary Party 50 data about how you use the website and assist Calgary Party 50 to better tailor the content available on the website to improve your user experience.
Questions and complaints
If you have a question or concern about any collection, use or disclosure of personal information by Calgary Party 50, or about a request for access to your own personal information, please contact Maria Galura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you may contact the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta:
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta
Suite 2460, 801 – 6 Avenue, SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3W2
Phone: 403-297-2728 Toll Free: 1-888-878-4044
Email: email@example.com Website: www.oipc.ab.ca