Équité Privacy Policy

At Équité Association (Équité), we are committed to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personal information. Set out below is an explanation of how we process information about visitors to the site.

This Privacy Policy governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal information on www.equiteco.ca (the “Site”) which is operated by Équité Association (Équité), a not-for-profit industry association. Personal information is any information about an identifiable individual. This Policy outlines the type of information that the Site gathers about users of this Site (“you” or “your”) while using this Site and how we use and disclose that information.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

Please read this Privacy Statement carefully. By browsing and using our website and expressly consenting where required (for instance, when submitting information), you agree to be bound by this Privacy Statement.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

Équité reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Équité may, in its discretion, amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. To ensure you are able to remain informed about the information we collect and how we use it, material changes to our statement will be reflected here. The new modified or amended privacy statement will apply from that revision date. Therefore, we encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed about how we are protecting your information. If any modification is unacceptable to you, please cease using this Site. Your continued used of this Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy, as revised. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, you may contact us the following ways: 

By email: privacy@equiteco.ca

By regular mail: 

Équité Association
Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Privacy Officer
2235 Sheppard Ave. East
Atria II, Suite 600
Toronto, ON
M2J 5B5

EXTERNAL SITES

This Site may contain links to external sites which are not governed by this Privacy Statement. Équité does not take responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party sites to which we link. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any such sites before you submit information there.

For more information about Équité’s privacy practices, please click here

WEBSITE USAGE STATISTICS

We frequently collect statistics about how visitors are using our site, so that we can continue to improve it. These usage statistics are only viewed in the aggregate and are not associated with you as an individual. We use this information for purposes such as improving the pages where visitors might be experiencing difficulties.

Some of the information collected may include your IP address, your browser type and your operating system, as well as data such as the number and types of pages visited, and the length of time spent per page as well as on the site overall.

COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Some information is collected automatically when you visit the site because your IP address needs to be recognized by the server. We may use this information to monitor and analyze how parts of our site are used. Individual users are not identified and we do not use "cookies" for research.

We will collect and store your name, postal code, e-mail address, telephone number and any other information that you choose to submit when applying to job postings, subscribing for services, alerts, reporting suspect fraud to our “Reporting Tips” program as well as any other submission of information, should you voluntarily choose to supply this information to us. Your email address is stored at the email list server and can only be accessed by the site administrators, including those who help manage these lists. This information is used to provide you with access to Site content, and to allow us to contact you with updates, information and to discuss opportunities, if you have made such enquiries and indicated that you would like to be contacted.  We will not disclose without your consent any personal information we collect about you when you visit this site to a third party outside of Équité, except where required by law. Third party sites are not covered by this privacy policy.

SECURITY SAFEGUARDS

The security of the personal information you provide to us is very important to us. As such, we do our best to ensure your information remains secure, and we maintain technical and procedural safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in question. Your information is stored on Canadian servers.

However, you understand and acknowledge that there are inherent risks of providing information online, and that no method of transmission over the Internet and no method of electronic storage is completely secure. Although we make every effort to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Accordingly, by using this Site, you release us of any responsibility or liability for any breach of security.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

As the Internet is worldwide if you are visiting this site from outside Canada your visit will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international borders.

By visiting this site and communicating electronically with us you are consenting to these transfers.

LINKS

Where links to other Web pages are provided, Équité is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites.

WEBSITE USAGE DATA

Équité uses Google Analytics as its 3rd party analytical tool provider which automatically collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and website usage information from all visitors of the website. IBC uses Google Analytics to analyze this non-identifiable web traffic data in order to refine and optimize website design and service delivery.  For more information on how Google Analytics works, please refer to "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps" at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

ADDITIONAL TERMS

If any portion of these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, then (i) in that jurisdiction it shall be re-construed to the maximum effect permitted by law in order to effect its intent as nearly as possible, and the remainder of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect, and (ii) in every other jurisdiction, all of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.

We may revise these Terms of Use at any time in our sole discretion by posting such revised Terms of Use at the Terms of Use link (i.e., this webpage that you are currently viewing) or elsewhere in this Website. Such revisions shall be effective as to you upon posting, unless explicitly stated by us. It is your responsibility to be aware of any such revised Terms of Use by checking this webpage. In the event that you are not in agreement with the Terms of Use, ceasing using this Site and any related services.  Your continued use of this Website following changes to these Terms of Use constitutes your agreement to the revised Terms of Use.

CONTACT US

For more information, please contact: 
Équité Association
Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Privacy Officer
2235 Sheppard Ave. East
Atria II, Suite 600
Toronto, ON
M2J 5B5

Email: privacy@equiteco.ca