Personal information is any information that identifies you, or by which your identity could be deduced.
Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
BC Doctors of Optometry does not collect, use or store any personal information about users of our website and we do not track patterns of usage by any individual user. Each time you visit our web pages, such as www.bc.doctorsofoptometry.ca, we gather the date, time, browser type, name of the visitor’s Internet service provider, the site that referred the visitor to us, any pages that are requested, the navigation history and IP address of the visitor. The foregoing information does not generally contain anything that can identify users personally. If you object to this gathering of information, you should not use or access our web pages. We use this information for our internal security audit log, trend analysis and system administration, and to gather broad demographic information about our user base for aggregate use. This information may be shared with third parties in order to provide services to us or to analyze, store or aggregate the information.
From time to time, we may post a video or blog entry on our website, and in such cases we will obtain consent from any individual whose personal information would be disclosed in connection with such postings.
To the extent that the BC Doctors of Optometry members’ site contains links to other sites, the owners of those sites are responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other sites. We do not endorse and will not be responsible for the privacy practices of third party websites.
BC Doctors of Optometry does collect personal information about our members from time to time. This can include information that is submitted to BC Doctors of Optometry by an individual, as follows:
- For identification and/or payment purposes when a member registers with the Association, including name, address, email address, phone number, position held with the practice, and financial information required to process membership fees (e.g., credit card information)
- When inquiries or comments are submitted to BC Doctors of Optometry (e.g., via phone, mail or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- In connection with ordering materials from BC Doctors of Optometry, including billing address and shipping address
- In connection with Optomart, when a member wishes to post a listing for employment or business opportunity in such forum
- In connection with registering for a continuing education program.
Any personal information submitted in connection with the above activities will be used by BC Doctors of Optometry only to fulfill the purposes for which it was provided by the member. Further, such information is only disclosed by and among BC Doctors of Optometry to the extent necessary to accomplish such purposes. Consent for such activities is implied when a member submits personal information, but may be expressly withdrawn at any time (see contact information below under “Questions, concerns and access requests”).
Registration forms for continuing education programs and all information emailed to email@example.com will be managed by and accessible to a member of staff at BC Doctors of Optometry.
Members may also submit personal information (including financial information) to Beanstream in order to process electronic payment of membership renewal fees online. BC Doctors of Optometry is not responsible for the privacy or security of information submitted to Beanstream or any other third party payment processor.
Storage and protection of member information
We limit access to members’ personal information, through physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, to those persons who require it to manage memberships and/or respond to requests from members. Information submitted in hard copy in connection with the activities described above is stored in Vancouver, Canada; information stored online may be stored in Texas, Chicago, or Florida. Such information is subject to the laws of the country in which it is accessible or stored.
Questions, concerns and access requests
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about this policy, our handling of your personal information, or the privacy practices of BC Doctors of Optometry Canada or any of its provincial partners, please contact us at 604-737-9907, 610 – 2525 Willow Street
Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 3N8 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of BC Doctors of Optometry can also contact us, as outlined above, to request access to and/or correction of their personal information.