Privacy Policy


Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore (Soroptimist) respects the privacy of its visitors to its website. Soroptimist has created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy and security. This Privacy Policy describes how Soroptimist collects information from users of the website, how the collected information is used, and the choices visitors have concerning the collection and use of such information. Please read the policy carefully and note that by using Soroptimist’s website, visitors signify their agreement to this Privacy Policy. Soroptimist will update this policy from time to time. Any revisions, amendments, or modifications will be posted on the website.

What information does Soroptimist collect and how is personal information used once it is collected?

Most data Soroptimist collects is used only to help Soroptimist better serve its visitors. It is Soroptimist’s general policy to collect and store only personal information that its visitors knowingly provide. Information collected online is usually defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable.

Anonymous information refers to data that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. Soroptimist does not collect any personal information from users browsing its public website. Only aggregate data-such as the number of hits per page, browsers and platform types-is collected. Aggregate data is only used for internal and marketing purposes and does not provide any personally identifying information.

Personally identifiable information refers to data that tells Soroptimist specifically who the visitor is. This information is collected when purchasing tickets to events. Soroptimist does not disclose personal information provided by its visitors.

The database storing Soroptimist membership contact information is a record that is held in trust. Its use for commercial or solicitation purposes is denied to all. Non-members will be denied requests for lists of members. Only the Soroptimist Board of Directors may grant exceptions.

What are “cookies” and how does Soroptimist use them?

A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a website to the hard drive of a user’s computer. This unique number identifies the user’s web browser-but not the user-to Soroptimist computers whenever the user visits the Soroptimist website. A cookie will not provide personally identifiable information about users, such as their name and address. The use of cookies is now an industry standard and cookies are currently used on most major websites. Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If users prefer, they can reset their browser to notify them when they have received a cookie. They can also set their browser to refuse to accept cookies altogether.

Soroptimist uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity such as to store and track passwords. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about users over the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided.

Soroptimist does not disclose credit card account information provided by its visitors. When visitors choose to use their credit cards, Soroptimist submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

What privacy issues arise with links to other sites and who collects information and has access to it?

Data collected through Soroptimist’s website is generally collected and maintained solely by Soroptimist.

This website contains links to other websites. Soroptimist has no control over, and is not responsible for, the privacy policies or content of such sites.

Soroptimist may occasionally need to send visitors messages pertaining to their use of the services, events and/or the sites. Visitors will not be able to “opt out” of receiving such messages. These messages are limited in that they, among other things, will clearly indicate the originator of the e-mail.

What types of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information?

Soroptimist has security measures in place to protect the information under its control. While the organization makes every effort to ensure the integrity and security of its network and systems, it cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining information. Soroptimist will never sell visitors’ information to a third party. Any information that is disclosed in public areas of Soroptimist’s website or on the Internet may become public information. Visitors should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these areas.

Questions About Soroptimist’s Privacy Policy

If visitors have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact:

Soroptimist Privacy Policy,
Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore
P.O. Box 100
1621 Island Highway
Victoria, BC V9B 1H8

or send an email to VictoriaWestshore@soroptimist.net

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