This policy complies with the requirements of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act of Canada (PIPEDA) which has established rules for the protection of an individuals personal information when it is collected, used and disclosed for business purposes.
The WorkPlace Group treats your privacy very seriously. The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you:
1. Statement of intent
From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address etc) in order to receive or use services on our website. Such services include newsletters or further information about our service. By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable The WorkPlace Group and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. Our services are designed to give you the information that you want to receive. The WorkPlace Group will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.
2. Information on visitors
Any information that is supplied by cookies can help us to provide you with a better service and assists us to analyze the profile of our visitors. For example, if on a previous visit you went to, say, the 'about us' pages, then we might find this out from your cookie and highlight educational information on a second visit.
Both the cookies and the embedded code provide non-personal statistical information about visits to pages on the site, the duration of individual page view, paths taken by visitors through the site, data on visitors' screen settings and other general information. The WorkPlace Group uses this type of information, as with that obtained from other cookies used on the site, to help it improve the services to its users.
3. What is a cookie?
When you enter a site your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows.
Cookies themselves only record those areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time.
NB: Even if you have set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse our site anonymously.
4. Use and storage of your personal information
When you supply any personal information to The WorkPlace Group (e.g. to receive further information) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we deal with that data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it (see the notices on particular web pages that let you know why we are requesting the information) and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else. In general, any information you provide to The WorkPlace Group will only be used within The WorkPlace Group and by its service providers. It will never be supplied to anyone outside The WorkPlace Group without first obtaining your consent, unless we are obliged by law to disclose it.
5. Access to your personal information