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?
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.
Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore
P.O. Box 100
1621 Island Highway
Victoria, BC V9B 1H8
or send an email to VictoriaWestshore@soroptimist.net