This Privacy Policy describes how SCWIST.ca uses and protects any information that our members, volunteers and donors give us. We are committed to ensuring that their privacy is protected. When SCWIST members provide us with personal information through our website, they can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Website Visitors

  1. SCWIST.ca collects non-personal identifying information such as the browser type of the visitor, language preference, referring site,  the date and time of each user visit, etc. All these items are generalized in Google Analytics (eg.: 55% visited using Chrome in the last month) but none are identifiable with any specific user
  2. SCWIST.ca does not collect personal identifying information such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address      
  3. Cookies are only used to collect standard internet browsing and visitor behavior information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity using Google Analytics
  4. We ask users to provide a username and email address. SCWIST.ca is administered by WordPress.com and WordPress.com handles information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Members’ Profiles and Protection of Data

  1. At SCWIST.ca, members’ profiles are only accessible to the SCWIST Webmaster, SCWIST Administrator, SCWIST Privacy Officer, and IT Committee Head, all of whom sign a pledge to keep member information confidential. 
  2. The information obtained from members’ profile and other surveys is used as de-identified data if required for a data analytics project
  3. SCWIST.ca will not rent or sell any gathered information to anyone at any time. It will disclose only when required to do so by law or when the society believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of SCWIST, third parties, or the public at large
  4. SCWIST occasionally sends email messages to the members about upcoming events and announcements, membership renewal notices and regular newsletter. You may opt out from subscription by writing an email to [email protected] (they can also unsubscribe in the email)
  5. SCWIST does not store credit card information at any time and only uses it for the member’s  payment when signing-up or renewing their membership
  6. Members can edit their profile by following these steps:
    1. Visit https://scwist.ca/login/, and enter your username/email and password
    2. You will be redirected to https://scwist.ca/account/, edit the information you want to change, and press “save profile”

Privacy Policy Changes

SCWIST.ca requires users to check the Privacy Policy before signing in. Further, SCWIST.ca encourages visitors to frequently check the Privacy Policy for any changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of any such change.

Contact

Please contact us if you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or any other information supplied to you by sending an email to  [email protected]

June 2020 – Version 1