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At ARC Protection Corp., we are committed to providing our clients, customers, and members with exceptional service. As providing this service involves the collection, use and disclosure of some personal information about our clients and customers, protecting their personal information is one of our highest priorities.
While we have always respected our clients, customers, and members privacy and safeguarded their personal information, we have strengthened our commitment to protecting personal information as a result of British Columbia’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). PIPA, which came into effect on January 1, 2004, sets out the ground rules for how B.C. businesses and not-for-profit organizations may collect, use and disclose personal information.
We will inform our clients, customers, and members of why and how we collect, use, and disclose their personal information, obtain their consent where required, and only handle their personal information in a manner that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances.
This Personal Information Protection Policy, in compliance with PIPA, outlines the principles and practices we will follow in protecting clients’, customers’, members’ personal information. Our privacy commitment includes ensuring the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of our clients’, customers’, members’ personal information, and allowing our clients, customers, and members to request access to, and correction of, their personal information
This Personal Information Protection Policy applies to ARC Protection Corp. and its parent company Lions Gate Risk management Group Ltd.
Personal Information – means information about an identifiable individual [including name, age, home address and phone number, social insurance number, marital status, religion, income, credit history, medical information, education, and employment information]. Personal information does not include contact information (described below).
Privacy Officer – means the individual designated responsibility for ensuring that ARC Protection Corp. complies with this policy and PIPA.
Contact information – means information that would enable an individual to be contacted at a place of business and includes name, position name or title, business telephone number, business address, business email or business fax number. Contact information is not covered by this policy or PIPA.
1.1 Unless the purposes for collecting personal information are obvious and the client, customer, member voluntarily provides his or her personal information for those purposes, we will communicate the purposes for which personal information is being collected, either orally or in writing, before or at the time of collection.
1.2 We will only collect client, customer, member information that is necessary to fulfill the following purposes:
3.2 We will not use or disclose client, customer, member personal information for any additional purpose unless we obtain consent to do so.
3.3 We will not sell client, customer, member lists or personal information to other parties unless we have consent to do so.
4.1 If we use client, customer, member personal information to make a decision that directly affects the client, customer, member, we will retain that personal information for at least one year so that the client, customer, member has a reasonable opportunity to request access to it.
4.2 Subject to policy 4.1, we will retain client, customer, member personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the identified purposes or a legal or business purpose.
5.1 We will make reasonable efforts to ensure that client, customer, member personal information is accurate and complete where it may be used to make a decision about the client, customer, member or disclosed to another organization.
5.2 Clients, Customers, and Members may request correction to their personal information in order to ensure its accuracy and completeness. A request to correct personal information must be made in writing and provide sufficient detail to identify the personal information and the correction being sought.
5.3 If the personal information is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete, we will correct the information as required and send the corrected information to any organization to which we disclosed the personal information in the previous year. If the correction is not made, we will note the clients’, customers’, members’ correction request in the file.
6.1 We are committed to ensuring the security of client, customer, member personal information in order to protect it from unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal, or similar risks.
6.2 The following security measures will be followed to ensure that client, customer, or member personal information is appropriately protected including:
6.3 We will use appropriate security measures when destroying client’s, customer’s, member’s personal information such as;
6.4 We will continually review and update our security policies and controls as technology changes to ensure ongoing personal information security.
7.1 Clients, Customers, and Members have a right to access their personal information, subject to limited exceptions.
7.2 A request to access personal information must be made in writing and provide sufficient detail to identify the personal information being sought. ARC Protection Corp.’s Privacy Officer, Mike McCafferty can be reached Toll-Free at 1-855-900-4272.
7.3 Upon request, we will also tell clients, customers, members how we use their personal information and to whom it has been disclosed if applicable.
7.4 We will make the requested information available within 30 business days, or provide written notice of an extension where additional time is required to fulfill the request.
7.5 A minimal fee may be charged for providing access to personal information. Where a fee may apply, we will inform the client, customer, member of the cost and request further direction from the client, customer, and member on whether or not we should proceed with the request.
7.6 If a request is refused in full or in part, we will notify the client, customer, member in writing, providing the reasons for refusal and the recourse available to the client, customer, member.
8.1 Mike McCafferty is responsible for ensuring ARC Protection Corp. compliance with this policy and the Personal Information Protection Act.
8.2 Clients, Customers, and Members should direct any complaints, concerns or questions regarding ARC Protection Corp. compliance in writing to the Mike McCafferty. If the Privacy Officer is unable to resolve the concern, the client, customer, member may also write to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia.
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