YOUR PRIVACY, PERSONAL INFORMATION AND OUR COMMITMENT TO PROTECT IT
This Privacy Pledge applies to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by Macdonald Realty Judith Meisen BuyVancouver Inc. doing business as BuyVancouver.com and its affiliated and related entities.
From time to time this Privacy Pledge may be changed in our sole discretion and without any prior notice, and new versions of this Privacy Pledge will be placed here. Your continued use of our web site subsequent to any changes to this Privacy Pledge will signify that you consent to our web site’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the revised Privacy Pledge.
Our commitment is to be transparent and to treat and respect your personal information and confidentiality as if it was our own. This means a promise to keep your information safe, whether in knowledge, electronic or paper-based format, and the business you do with us in the strictest confidence.
Personal information is any information about an identifiable individual, as defined under the Personal Information Protection Act (British Columbia) or other applicable laws.Collection, Use, and DisclosureThis information may be gathered from various sources, and the collection of this information depends on the nature of the business you transact with us. This information may be collected from you as follows:
PURPOSES, USE, AND DISCLOSURE
Personal information is obtained for valid reasons, and may also include unessential information gained in the course of close proximity within a business relationship. The reasons for obtaining this information vary:
There are some instances in which we may be required to disclose your personal information as part of conducting our business in the ordinary course. This includes, for example, disclosure to the British Columbia Real Estate Association, the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, the Canadian Real Estate Association, or the Multiple Listing Service®, to affiliates who assist us to provide products and services, and to our legal, financial and other advisors. We may also disclose personal information to another entity in connection with a merger, a sale of assets of all or part of a business, or any other corporate change or re-organization. When we hire other organizations to provide support services, we will take steps to ensure that such organizations use your personal information only for the purposes for which it has been disclosed to them.
We will not sell, trade, lend or otherwise voluntarily disclose to any third parties any personally identifying information that you have provided to us for any purpose not provided for under this Privacy Pledge.
Your knowledge and consent are required before we may collect, use or disclose your personal information, except in unusual circumstances. These unusual circumstances may be in the event when your consent is deemed by law or not required by law, such as during a fraud investigation, where the collection, use, or disclosure of such personal information is reasonable for an investigation or proceeding resulting from a breach of an agreement, or in situations otherwise permitted by the law.
Requirements for consent to collection, use, or disclosure of personal information vary depending on circumstances and on the type of personal information that is intended to be collected, used or disclosed. In determining whether consent is required and, if so, which form of consent is appropriate, we will take into account both the sensitivity of the personal information at issue and the purposes for which we will use the information. Consent may be express, implied (including through use of "opt-out" consent where appropriate), or deemed. For example, if an individual provides his/her mailing address and requests information regarding a particular product, consent to use the address to mail product information to the individual is implied.You may withdraw your consent at any time upon reasonable notice, subject to legal or contractual restrictions. If the withdrawal of consent would frustrate the performance of a legal obligation, your consent may not be withdrawn unless agreed to by us. Please note that withdrawing your consent may affect our ability to continue to provide you with the products and services that you have or would like to receive, or use of certain features or services provided through our Web Site may be curtailed or rendered ineffective or inaccessible.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your personal information is retained only so long as we need it to effectively provide products and services to you and for a reasonable length of time thereafter in case we need to meet any legal or business purposes. If we use your information to make a decision that directly affects you, your personal information will be kept for at least one year following the collection and use of such information. We will retain personal information only for as long as required to fulfil the identified purpose. Once your personal information is no longer required, it will be destroyed or made anonymous.
Our web site may contain from time to time links to other web sites. When you click on one of those links you are contacting another web site or Internet source. We have no responsibility or liability for or control over those other web sites or Internet resources or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.
SAFEGUARDS & ACCURACY
We take appropriate steps to ensure the security and accuracy of your personal information, including:
It should be noted, however, that in Web Site use, due to the nature of the Internet and Internet technologies, security and privacy risks cannot be entirely eliminated.
ACCESS & RECOURSE
Your comments and concerns are important to us and addressing them is foremost in our relationship with you. Please contact our Privacy Officer if you have a complaint related to our Privacy Pledge and, if warranted, we will address the issues, including amending our Privacy Pledge and practices as required.
If you have questions or concerns with respect to this Privacy Pledge, if you wish to correct, update, or withdraw consent to use your personal information, if you wish to request access to your personal information, or if you wish to express concerns with respect to our privacy practices, please contact our Privacy Officer:
MACDONALD REALTY JUDITH MEISEN BUYVANCOUVER INC
Attention: Privacy Officer
2105 West 38th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604 377 0026
Fax: 604 266 3514