Halton Industry Education Council - Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by Halton Industry Education Council, hereafter referred to as HIEC, which is a not for profit organization established in 1989 to foster partnerships between industry, education, and the community in Halton.

HIEC is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its employees, members, customers and other stakeholders. We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable for how we treat the information that you choose to share with us.

During the course of our various projects and activities, we frequently gather and use personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of or other dealing with this information is subject to consent. Our privacy policy is designed to achieve this.

Personal information collected by HIEC:

HIEC collects information in several ways. When you register to attend a HIEC event, we may ask for contact information such as your name, company name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, and for credit and billing information. We may also ask you to complete certain forms or surveys that gather information about you, your business and your opinions or comments.

Personal information gathered by our organization is kept in strict confidence. Our personnel are authorized to access this information based only on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely within HIEC than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered.

The choice is always yours whether or not to provide personal information to HIEC. Any personal information you provide will be treated with care and subject to this policy, will not be used or disclosed in ways to which you have not consented. You may opt-out of certain uses and disclosures of your personal information, as explained below. By submitting your personal information to us, you signify your consent to HIEC to the use and disclosure of this information in accordance with this privacy policy.

HIEC will never share, sell, or rent personal information with anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law.

This policy is limited to information collected by HIEC from various activities and through this website. This website contains links to other websites that are not controlled by or related to HIEC. HIEC is not responsible for these sites, their content, their omissions or their policies and practices engaged in. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of these sites before making a decision to disclose your personal information to the sites.

Website and Electronic Commerce:

Visitors to HIEC's websites will remain anonymous. We do not collect personal identifying information about visitors to our sites. Our website has security measures in place to protect all data you may provide to us via our website.

Opting-out:

At any time you may ask us to stop sending you e-mail or mail by contacting us by e-mail at info@hiec.on.ca or by mail at Halton Industry Education Council, 5230 South Service Road, Burlington, ON, L7L 5K2.