Statement

The West End Winnipeg Business Improvement Zone (West End BIZ) is committed to your privacy. Through our Privacy Policy, we outline the collection and use of personal information, which may identify an individual, and business contact information. This policy does not apply to publicly available information.

Collection, Retention, Access & Use

The West End BIZ collects and maintains business contact information from businesses within our zone for our Membership Database, in order to communicate with our members, for the publication of our West End Directory and daily West End BIZ business use. Business contact information is also collected and maintained from vendors, partner organizations, agencies and individuals in our general database for the purpose of conducting general business. This business contact information is available publicly. Access to the business contact information from the database is available to our business members.

Limited personal information may be collected and maintained for the purposes of providing notices of meetings, events and sponsorship opportunities, or for surveys. Additionally, personal information may be collected when you participate in a contest or promotion so we may notify winners. Winners’ names for publicity will only be used with their consent, unless contest rules state otherwise. All personal information collected and maintained by the West End BIZ, through any source including our website, email, facebook, twitter, or fax is kept confidential and secure. Personal information is NOT disclosed to external sources unless the individual gives express written consent, or as may be required by law.

We limit the collection of information to the minimum required and only for the purposes stated. This information will only be retained for as long as is reasonable, unless required by law. We make every effort to ensure our information is accurate.

The West End BIZ business contact database is available to members of the West End BIZ free of charge. Members must state the purpose for which the database is being used and agree that the database will not be copied, sold or made available to a third party. The database provided is for a single use only and specifically for the purpose identified by the receiver. Only business contact information is included in the content.

Website & Email

If you contact the West End BIZ via our website, e-mail, facebook or twitter, any personal information you provide will be used only for the purpose you intend. Every reasonable precaution is taken to ensure your protection. Our website does contain links to other sites for whose security practices the West End BIZ is not responsible.

Accountability

Our designated Privacy Officer is responsible for our organization’s compliance with all privacy legislation. Should you have a question or concern about our policy, you may contact the Privacy Officer:

Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner
West End BIZ
581 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G2
Ph: 204-954-7900 Fax: 204-772-8604
gloria@westendbiz.ca

If you wish to withdraw your consent for the West End BIZ to maintain any personal information currently on file or if your personal information requires updating, please advise the West End BIZ in writing (attention: Privacy Officer). You will receive a written confirmation of your withdrawal of consent to maintain personal information within 30 days.