Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

DOANE USCHOOL

Doane Uschool (Uschool) is committed to protecting the privacy of all personal information obtained while providing its services and fulfilling its charitable activities. During the course of our various activities, Uschool gathers and uses personal information. Our parents, students, teachers, volunteers and donors should expect that personal information will be carefully protected. Uschool’s commitment to ensuring such protection is governed by the following privacy principles:

1. Accountability
Uschool is responsible for all personal information under its control including any personal information that is transferred to third parties for processing, storage or other purposes.

2. Identifying Purposes
Uschool will identify the purpose for which personal information is collected. We may collect, use and disclose personal information concerning our parents, students, teachers, volunteers and donors to provide services in accordance with the mandate and objects of Uschool, to manage and develop our business and operations and to meet legal and regulatory requirements.

When you visit Uschool’s website, personal information is not collected that could identify you unless you choose to provide it voluntarily. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the websites to which our website may link.

3. Consent
Uschool will obtain consent to collect, use or disclose personal information either by directly requesting it, or consent may be implied by conduct in providing the information to Uschool. The method of obtaining consent will be appropriate to the type of personal information being collected, used or disclosed. Express consent (either oral or written) will be obtained for sensitive personal information, such as financial information. We may rely on implied consent for less sensitive information, where one or more of the following apply (i) a relationship already exists; (ii) Express consent has previously been given; or (iii) the purpose of using the personal information is reasonably apparent.

Uschool will not disclose personal information to any third party without your written consent, unless it is required by law to do so or as otherwise required for the agreed upon purpose.

4. Limiting Collection
Uschool collects only the personal information necessary for our identified purposes. We will collect personal information fair and lawful means.

Like other websites, Uschool’s website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” to track performance and collect information on how the website is used. Cookies are used anonymously and without storing personally identifiable information. Visitors to Uschool’s website that wish to opt-out of cookies should review the help documentation from their browser software to decline or selectively decline cookies. Note that declining cookies may impact site performance.

5. Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
Uschool uses and discloses personal information only for the identified purposes, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law. If any personal information is shared with third parties, these third parties are bound by appropriate agreements with Uschool to secure and protect the confidentiality of this personal information.
Uschool retains personal information only as long as it is required for the identified purposes or as required by applicable federal and provincial laws. When no longer required, personal information will be destroyed, erased or made anonymous.
Uschool may use service providers located outside of Canada, and, if applicable, your personal information may be processed and stored in other countries and therefore may be subject to disclosure under the laws of those countries.

6. Accuracy
Uschool is committed to maintaining the accuracy of personal information for as long as it is being used. We will use best efforts to ensure that all personal information in its possession is kept up to date, accurate and relevant for its intended use.

7. Security
Uschool will protect your personal information, regardless of the format in which it is held, with safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. These safeguards may include physical (ie locked filing cabinets, restricted access to offices), technological measures (ie use of passwords and encryption) and organizational measures (ie limiting access on a “need-to-know” basis).

8. Openness
Uschool will make information about our policy and practices related to the management of personal information available to individuals.

9. Individual Access
Upon written request, individuals can request to review and verify the accuracy and completeness and request that changes be made to their personal information retained by Uschool by contacting us through the contact details outlined below.

10. Challenging Compliance
Uschool will respond in a timely manner to questions, concerns and complaints regarding the privacy of personal information in its control and its privacy policies and procedures. For information Contact: melanie@uschool.ca