The purpose of this Policy is to make visitors to this Website aware of how COC protects the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information and the circumstances under which COC uses your personal information.
What is personal information?
Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, not including business contact information (i.e. information that would allow an individual to be contacted at their place of business, or work product information). For example, personal information includes such things as your name, date of birth, personal e-mail address, credit card information and other financial information about you.
What are the purposes for collection, use and disclosure of personal information?
COC collects, uses and discloses your personal information with your knowledge and consent and only for purposes that we have identified prior to or at the time we collect the information. Some of the purposes for which COC may collect, use and disclose your personal information on this Website are:
- To facilitate communication with you
- To grant you/enable you to access certain special features or areas of the Website
- To process any of your requests for information
- To make available to you through the Website certain services
- To permit you to subscribe to Real Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds to receive updates on COC news and information
- To administer participation in contests
- To administer the “Share” function of the Website to e-mail an item to a friend
- To administer the polling function of the Website
- To announce special events
- To advise you of changes to our Website
In certain circumstances, COC may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where we have reasonable grounds to believe the information could be used in the investigation of an unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel production of information or to comply with court rules regarding a production of records and information, or to our own legal counsel.
If you have given us your consent, you may at any time withdraw your consent upon giving us reasonable notice.
Use of technology on the website
The Website uses cookie technology to make your use of the Website more convenient. A cookie is a text file which enables the Website to store any information about your activities on the Website or the length of your stay. Personal information about your visits to the Website is used on an aggregate basis, which means it is used for statistical purposes to assist us in enhancing your online experience, or to evaluate the materials that we may carry on the Website.
COC will also use the cookies to monitor polling results. The cookies will monitor results to discourage voting twice in one poll. This will give us the ability to properly count activity reports and polling results.
In addition, the cookie will store your e-mail address, which is your unique identifier, so that on return visits the Website will be able to match you to your identity in the database. This is an opt-in feature which will only be made operational if you choose to do so. If you choose to disable cookies associated with the Website, this may affect your use of the Website and your ability to access certain features of the Website.
The Website allows you to provide us with your e-mail address in order that we may send you information and updates about COC and about the Canadian Olympic Team. In order to administer the E-mail List we will collect your name, e-mail address, geographical location and your language of preference for communication.
E-mail to a friend (“Share” function)
The Website allows you to provide an e-mail address of a friend and personal information about your friend. The Website will send new stories, links, or other information to the friend’s e-mail address. We will assume that, to the extent that we are provided the e-mail address of your friends, you have the consent of your friend to provide us with their e-mail address. We will also assume that you have consented to the friend having your e-mail address. In order to administer this option, we may collect your name, e-mail address, any comments that you provide, as well as the e-mail address of your friend.
Links to other sites
How do we protect your personal information?
The Website endeavours to maintain appropriate procedural and technological measures and storage facilities to prevent any unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information. We exercise care in the secure transmission of your information, however no transmission of information over the internet is one hundred percent secure. We cannot guarantee that information disclosed through the internet cannot be intercepted by third parties. However, COC is taking the steps that are reasonably available to it to protect any personal information that is provided to it through this Website including, in its disposal or destruction.
Contacting us about your privacy
This version has been in effect since April, 2009.