The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada states that the question of whether the PIPED Act applies to charities, non-profit organizations, associations and organizations similar to ourselves is referenced in that a commercial act is defined in Section 2 of the Act as “…any particular transaction, act or conduct or any regular course of conduct that is of a commercial character, including the selling, bartering, or leasing of donor, membership or other fundraising lists.” Consent is required for disclosing this information. Collecting membership fees, organizing activities, compiling a list of members’ names and addresses, mailing out newsletters are not considered commercial activities.
We believe that in this time of enhanced electronic communications and the uncertainty of how privacy is ensured we need to be open and clear about how we are protecting your privacy. This means that we keep your information in the strictest confidence; your information is not sold; you have control over how we obtain, use, and give out information about you; and we respect your privacy when we market products or services.
Why do we need personal information?
We will identify why personal information is needed at the time of, or prior to collection. Your information identifies you as a member of the CAMFT.
We need this information to understand your needs, protect you and us from error or fraud, provide ongoing services including advocacy, and keep your information accurate and up-to-date and to comply with the law.
We collect, use and disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances.
What personal information do we collect?
We only collect personal information that we require to provide you with the services and benefits you are entitled to as a member of the CAMFT. Depending on the purposes for which we need to collect it, we may ask you for the following:
Your knowledge and consent are required for the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information (except as permitted by the PIPED Act). We may do a survey, as we have done in the past assessing needs, scope and location of practice, characteristics of clients. We may review training needs or advocacy required and to determine national trends or issues. This information will be used only for purposes we believe you would consider appropriate under the circumstances.
We may communicate with you by mail, telephone or electronic means to communicate with you about products, services, or benefits that are available to you.
The CAMFT does not sell or disclose any of your personal information to any other organization. The CAMFT may however disclose information in the following cases:
The Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Board and any of their employees who have access to your confidential information are made aware of how to keep it confidential. All Board members and employees are up to date on our policies and procedures for protecting personal information.
If you do not consent to certain uses of information, or if you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you with a particular service, product or benefit. If so, we will try to explain the situation to you to help you with your decision.
The Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Board appoints a Privacy Officer for a term of two years. Please contact the Privacy Officer at the address below if you:
Internet Related Policies
When you visit www.camft.ca without registering or otherwise interacting with the site, your personal information and e-mail address are not recorded. We use standard web server log files to count visitors and evaluate our site’s technical capacity. We use this information to find out how many people visit our website and to make our pages more useful to members and to visitors.
We may choose to send you information by email. You may choose to stop receiving these e- mail messages at any time.
This policy discloses the practices for our website, however, it does not extend to the links contained within our site. Once you are linked to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of the new site.
For information, question or to register a complaint, please email [email protected] with "attention Privacy Officer" in the subject line.