Our organization is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its employees, members, customers and other stakeholders. We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us.
During the course of our various projects and activities, we frequently gather and use personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of or other dealing with this information is subject to consent. Our privacy practices are designed to achieve this.
Personal information is any information that can be used to identify an individual. This information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual.
When you interact with us, you may choose to provide some personal information required to complete our online forms, when you register for events and workshops, when you request our services or sign up for our newsletter. The type of personal information you may provide includes:
This information helps us understand how you use the features and content of our website in order to make improvements and tailor our website to your preferences. You can opt out of cookies on your browser. Note that if you opt out, you may not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on this website.
In addition to improving and personalizing your experience on our website, we may also use the personal information we collect to:
We collect, use and disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in light of the circumstances.
We take all reasonable precautions to prevent the fraudulent and unauthorized use of your personal information. To that end we use reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your personal information against unauthorized use, loss, access, modification, destruction or disclosure while it is in our custody or under our control.
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 the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We also take measures to ensure that the integrity of this information is maintained and that it is protected from loss or destruction. These measures include physical, organizational and technological measures that are proportionate to the sensitivity of the personal information.
Individual personal information is never disclosed, shared with a third party or used for any purposes other than described here:
The personal information we collect is stored and processed in Canada and the United States. Information that is stored in the United States is subject to United States legislation.
We only retain your personal data as long as it is needed for the purpose for which it was collected. We delete your personal information as soon as we no longer need it in connection with the purpose for which it was collected, unless we are required by law to retain it for a longer time.
You have certain rights with respect to your personal information that we collect and use:
· Right of Access – you have the right to request access to your personal information we have about you and to request supporting information explaining how the personal information is used;
· Right of Rectification. You have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate, outdated or incomplete information we may have about you;
· Right of Erasure – you have the right to request that we erase personal information about you;
· Right to Withdraw consent – you withdraw your consent at any time to the collection, use, disclosure or any other form of processing of your personal information by Invest Ottawa and Innovation Center at Bayview Yards.
To exercise any of these rights, please email us at [email protected]
We regularly review our privacy practices for our various activities, and update our policy. Please check investottawa.ca on an ongoing basis for information on our most up-to-date practices.