By entering your information into the BPG site, entrants consent to the use of personal information for BPG research purposes and eBlast administration. The personal information and email addresses obtained will not be used or disclosed by BPG for any purpose other than general research and eBlast administration.
Based on the values set by Canada's PIPEDA (Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act), BPG has adopted the following principals:
Accountability: We have designated an individual as the person who is accountable for ensuring we use your personal information in an appropriate manner. For any questions or concerns regarding privacy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identifying Purposes: The purposes for which personal information is collected shall be identified at or before the time the information is collected.
Consent: The knowledge and consent of the individual are required for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, except where the law provides an exemption. We will collect, use, disclose and retain personal information for the purposes described in this Policy. However, you have the choice to withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. You may also do so by contacting us at email@example.com. We will be pleased to explain your options and any consequences of refusing or withdrawing your consent. Be aware that in certain circumstances, withdrawing your consent may limit or restrict our ability to provide services or information to you.
Limited Collection: Personal information is collected by us primarily as the result of us being engaged for the purposes of providing products and services. The collection of personal information shall be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified. Information shall be collected by fair and lawful means.
Limited use, Disclosure and Retention: Personal information shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law. Personal information must be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
Accuracy: Personal information shall be as accurate, complete, and up to date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used. We will make every reasonable effort to keep your personal information accurate and up-to-date. At any time, you may advise us of changes in the personal information we have about you so that your information can be updated.
Safeguards: Personal information shall be protected by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. BPG makes all reasonable efforts to protect your information. Electronic information that we collect, will be stored by restricted access on computer, on electronic media or in the cloud. We use industry standard procedures and processes to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information, such as firewalls, encrypted authentication, content filtering, monitoring and adaptive analysis of network traffic to track and isolate any potential abuse or unauthorized use of our network and its data. Records kept in paper format are kept secure in our office facilities. Submission of information about yourself over the Internet may travel over many systems that are not under the control of BPG and may not be protected by our procedures and safeguards.
Openness: BPG will make readily available to individuals specific information about its policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
Individual Access: Upon written request, an individual(s) shall be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of personal information and shall be given access to that information. An individual shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate. At your request, we will confirm the nature of your personal information that has been collected, the purpose for which it is being used, to whom it is being disclosed and how long it will be retained. When making such requests, you will be asked to provide the following:
- Proof of identity
- Specifics about the type of information you are requesting
We will respond to your request within 30 days, and will give you access to your information to review its accuracy, wherever possible. In some situations, we may not be able to provide you with access to the information requested.
Challenging Compliance: Any questions concerning compliance with our privacy policies and procedures may be address to our privacy officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing inquiries to:
BPG The Benefits Planning Group Ltd.
2 - 1851 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3J 0G8
Please describe your questions or concerns in writing providing as much detail as possible. We will look into your matter promptly and respond to you within 30 business days after receiving your letter.
If the issue is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may file a complaint in writing to:
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
112 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 1H3
Toll Free: (800) 282-1376
Fax: (613) 947-6850
Surveys & Contests: From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information, and demographic information.
Security: bpg-plan.com uses industry standard technology and efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information. These include secure servers and firewalls. All of the user data we collect is protected against unauthorized access. Only authorized employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to this information.
Third Party Links: Our site sometimes provides links to websites that are operated solely by third parties that are not under our control. This Privacy Statement applies to our site only, and is not intended to describe the privacy policies of any third party sites. Thank you for visiting bpg-plan.com.