We understand the importance of the protection of the privacy of the personal information of individuals and the importance of security of confidential information of all types. This document sets out our policy regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information and security of confidential information of all types, including personal information.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Personal information means information about an identifiable individual. When you sign up on the CarbonRun website, we collect your email address and you may provide us with your personal information when you correspond with us by phone, email or otherwise.
CarbonRun collects, uses, and stores personal information (such as email addresses) only as necessary to operate and administer CarbonRun, and to provide related information and services to individuals who provide personal information to CarbonRun. The operation and administration of CarbonRun includes, but is not limited to, the following activities: (i) collecting and using emails in relation to CarbonRun’s contact us website form; (ii) marketing CarbonRun and its related programs that may be of interest, to the individuals who provide personal information.
CarbonRun collects personal information only from individuals to whom it relates. We retain personal information for so long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.
CarbonRun maintains a statistical record of CarbonRun website usage and traffic. Analysis of this information reveals which content is most clicked on and the domains from which people visit the site. Identifying these trends helps us to provide more useful information to web visitors.
CarbonRun has designated a Privacy Compliance Officer to handle privacy matters and inquiries regarding personal information.
Disclosure of Personal Information
CarbonRun will disclose personal information only if consent is given by the relevant individual or:
- to entities that assist CarbonRun in operating and in providing services to users of the website and program;
- when permitted or required by law, such as in response to a subpoena or other legal process;
- if we engage a third party to provide services to us (like computer back-up services, professional services, or archived file storage) and the third party is bound by obligations regarding privacy which are consistent with this Policy.
- to meet legal obligations such as regulatory reporting.
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Access, Questions and Concerns
An individual may submit a written request to access his or her personal information retained by CarbonRun. The request should be sent to our Privacy Compliance Officer as indicated under “Questions and Contact Information” below.
Protecting Confidential Information, including Personal Information
CarbonRun protects confidential information of all types, including personal information, with organizational, physical, mechanical and electronic safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Among the steps taken to protect personal information are:
• premises security;
• deploying technological safeguards like security software and firewalls to prevent unauthorized computer access or “hacking”; and
• internal password and security policies.
Questions and Contact Information
CarbonRun Privacy Compliance Officer
600 – 1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 0J2