Atlantic First Nations Awater Authority Inc. Privacy Commitment
Atlantic First Nations Water Authority Inc. (“AFNWA”) is committed to protecting the privacy, confidentiality and security of your personal information when using the AFNWA website (the “Site”). This Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) is intended to inform you about our practices relating to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information through your use of the Site and by your use of AFNWA’s services (“Services”).
This Privacy Statement applies only to personal information related to users of the Site and the Services.
By using this Site and/or the Services, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Statement and are consenting to the collection, use, and disclosure of information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully.
Changes to Privacy Statement
AFNWA reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Statement at any time, so please check back periodically and make note of the effective date at the top of the policy. If we make any material changes to this policy, we will post a notice on our homepage and update the policy posted on our website. Your continued use of this Site or any Services after we post an updated Privacy Statement will constitute your acceptance of the new terms and their application to your use of the Site or any Services
AFNWA is accountable for all personal information that it collects and is under its control. For the purposes of this Privacy Statement, “personal information” is information about an identifiable individual, but excludes business contact information (such as business name, title, address and phone number).
What Information Do We Collect?
AFNWA collects only personal information that is necessary to provide users with our Services.
Certain information (including non-identifying information) is gathered from users who visit our Site. This includes, but is not limited to, usage information, IP addresses, and login attempts. Some of this information is collected to review in aggregate to identify errors and security problems with our Site. We do not sell this information to third parties or use it to track or identify individuals.
We do not routinely disclose personal information to any third parties except with your consent. (In certain circumstances described below, we may disclose your personal information to third parties.) Any secondary use of personal information for marketing purposes is only done with your consent and you are able to opt-out from such use.
Limits for Collecting, Using, Disclosing and Keeping Personal Information
AFNWA will not use personal information for any other purpose than identified at or before the time of collection. At the time that any personal information is collected, AFNWA will inform you of the purposes for which the information is being collected and will obtain express consent, unless such purposes are reasonably obvious to the user and where consent can be implied.
In most cases, personal information is used only to provide you with requested Services, such as access to the Site. We may also use personal information to maintain, protect, and improve our Services and develop new Services and protect the rights or property of AFNWA or its users. You can withdraw your consent at any time, but if you do so AFNWA will not be able to provide you with Services. If you do not agree with this Privacy Statement, you are not permitted to access the Site.
If we propose to change or add additional purposes to the use of personal information, we will make reasonable efforts to obtain the individual’s consent for such changed or additional uses. Reasonable efforts to notify individuals include posting an updated Privacy Statement that describes the change.
AFNWA does not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal information to third parties under any circumstances. AFNWA may, from time to time, use service providers to perform services on its behalf but all service providers are required to comply with this policy, safeguard the personal information and to only use the personal information to provide the contracted services. Our service providers are restricted from using or disclosing personal information transferred to them for any purpose other than the provision of services to AFNWA.
There are circumstances where AFNWA may disclose personal information without notice or consent, for example we may collect, use and disclose personal information to enforce our Site policies or to protect AFNWA’s rights and intellectual property or the rights of others using our Site or Services. Otherwise, AFNWA will not use or disclose personal information without the knowledge or consent of the individual except as authorized by applicable law.
AFNWA retains personal information only as long as is necessary to provide the individual with the requested Service or requested information. In some cases, however, legal reporting or retention requirements necessitate that AFNWA retain information for a specific amount of time.
Accuracy of and Access to Personal Information Collected
You may access your personal information held by AFNWA (subject to limited lawful exceptions), and you may request that the information be corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
On written request, you may view or edit your personal information as collected by AFNWA. AFNWA will inform you of what personal information it has about you, what it is being used for and, a general account of its use. To make a request, please send a letter, email or fax addressed to our Privacy Officer at the address indicated below. In any written request, please include the following information: name, contact details, and the nature of the request, for example: view and/or edit information, inquire regarding use and/or disclosure. We may require that you provide additional information to assist in finding your personal information or to verify your identity.
Our website uses “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by our website server software to assist us in understanding how you use the website. Cookies are sometimes used to help us save your preferences to avoid having to re-enter data, so that when you visit the Site again at another time, your settings are saved. Using cookies, we can understand how a visitor uses our website, but the user will always be anonymous if the user is not logged-in. Cookies are required for the proper use of this Site.
We may also use “per-session cookies”, which are used to store technical information only within a session particular visit. These cookies are on your computer only while you are visiting our website and are deleted from the cache when the user closes the session. Per-session cookies are frequently used by websites using content management systems to store session information as the user navigates to multiple pages in a site.
Links to Other Websites
This Privacy Statement only applies to AFNWA’s collection, use and disclosure of information, and does not apply to any information that may be collected by or submitted to any other websites. Please refer to the applicable privacy policies of other sites to understand how they collect, use or disclose personal information.
AFNWA implements industry-standard safeguards to protect personal information. Given the nature of the internet, any internet communications between you and AFNWA can be intercepted. While AFNWA strives to protect personal information, it cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to it or received from it electronically.
Your personal information will only be stored and processed on servers or computers located within Canada and/or the United States.
Internally, access to personal information is restricted to representatives of AFNWA who need access to the information in order to perform their duties, that is, to provide you with the Services you have requested.
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy or about AFNWA’s handling of personal information, you may address those concerns to AFNWA’s Privacy Officer.