If the policies and procedures outlined in this document do not address a specific situation, individuals are expected to contact our Privacy Officer for guidance or clarification.
- Identifying Purpose
- Limiting Collection
- Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention
- Accuracy of Personal Information
- Safeguarding Personal Information
- Access to Personal Information
- Challenging Compliance
Brush Education Inc. is responsible for maintaining and protecting the personal information under its control. Accountability for this function within our organization is held by:Privacy Officer
Brush Education Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6H 4R5
Brush Education Inc. will identify to an individual the purposes for which personal information is collected at or before the time the information is collected. Generally, Brush Education Inc. collects personal information for the following purposes:
- to fulfill customer orders for products and services;
- to manage and develop the business and operations of Brush Education Inc., including personnel and employment matters; and
- to meet legal and regulatory requirements.
However, there may be other circumstances that require such information to be collected and used. The type of information collected by Brush Education Inc. includes (but is not restricted to) name, address, phone numbers, credit card information, and transaction history.
Additionally, Brush Education Inc. routinely collects anonymous, non-personal information through our Web servers. This is information that is not associated with or traced back to a specific individual. Gathered electronically, this information includes the type of Web browser used, the level of encryption a browser supports, and the Internet Protocol address. This information may be used for research and analytical purposes, to examine how the Web site is being used, and to determine how it can be improved.
Cookies are used to store your encrypted user ID and password so that you won't have to type it in each time that you access our e-Library. A persistent cookie is only set if you click on "Remember my password."
An individual's knowledge and consent are required before the Brush Education Inc. is allowed to collect, use, or disclose his or her personal information, except where inappropriate. Where possible, Brush Education Inc. will obtain consent directly from the individual concerned at the time of collection. After having provided consent, an individual has the right to withdraw consent at any time by providing reasonable notice to Brush Education Inc.
In limited circumstances, Brush Education Inc. may use or disclose personal information without the knowledge or consent of the individual, for example, for purposes of debt collection, breaches of agreements, as required by governmental bodies acting with authority, or as authorized or required by applicable legislation.
Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention
Brush Education Inc. does not use personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with an individual's consent or as required by law. Once personal information is no longer required to fulfill the identified purposes or other legal requirements, it will be destroyed, deleted, or made anonymous.
Brush Education Inc. sometimes uses the services of external firms to assist us in communicating with individuals (e.g., surveys and mail distribution) or as a means of providing more effective and efficient services to these individuals (e.g., technology support). Our external suppliers are contractually obligated to keep the information confidential, to use the information only for the purpose requested and to destroy the information when it is no longer required.
Customer information is shared with external service providers only to the extent required for the provision of such services. Furthermore, Brush Education Inc. does not sell personal information to a third-party organization.
Personal information is retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes stated in this policy.
Accuracy of Personal Information
Personal information is kept as accurate, complete and up to date as necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used. Individuals are encouraged to provide updates to their personal information as changes occur, to enable us to continue to provide services to them.
The personal information of customers can be reviewed and modified either directly online or by contacting our Web site administrator.
Web Site Administrator
Brush Education Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6H 4R5
Safeguarding Personal Information
Personal information, whatever its form, will be protected by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. The safeguards will protect personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. The measures of protection include:
- physical measures, for example, locking filing cabinets and restricted access to offices;
- organizational measures, for example, security passes and limiting access to the personal information on a "need-to-know" basis;
- technological measures, for example, the use of passwords and encryption; and
- procedural measures, for example, the shredding of sensitive personal information.
Access to Personal Information
Individuals may request a copy of their personal information held at Brush Education Inc. by submitting a written request to the Privacy Officer at the address above. Acceptable proof of identification is required before such information is given out. If you feel the information we have about you is inaccurate, you may request that it be reviewed and, if inaccurate, changed, by contacting the Privacy Officer.
An individual can challenge compliance with the above policy by providing written details of the challenge to the Privacy Officer.