Eager Beaver Moving
Personal Information Protection Policy
At Eager Beaver Moving, we are committed to providing our clients and customers with exceptional service. As providing this service involves the collection, use and disclosure of some personal information about our customers, protecting their personal information is one of our highest priorities.
We will inform our clients and customers of why and how we collect, use and disclose their personal information, obtain their consent where required, and only handle their personal information in a manner that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances.
This Personal Information Protection Policy, in compliance with PIPA, outlines the principles and practices we will follow in protecting clients and customers’ personal information. Our privacy commitment includes ensuring the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of our clients and customers’ personal information and allowing our clients and customers’ to request access to, and correction of, their personal information.
Personal Information –means information about an identifiable individual. This would include name, address, phone number, or email address.
Contact information – means information that would enable an individual to be contacted at a place of business and includes name, position name or title, business telephone number, business address, business email or business fax number. Contact information is not covered by this policy or PIPA.
Privacy Officer – means the individual designated responsibility for ensuring that Eager Beaver Moving complies with this policy and PIPA.
Policy 1 – Collecting Personal Information
1.1 Unless the purposes for collecting personal information are obvious and the customer voluntarily provides his or her personal information for those purposes, we will communicate the purposes for which personal information is being collected, either orally or in writing, before or at the time of collection.
1.2 We will only collect customer information that is necessary to fulfill the following purposes:
- To verify that you are a potential customer
- To provide you with an estimate or quotation for our services
- To identify [client, customer, member] preferences;
- To deliver requested products and services
Policy 2 – Consent
2.1 We will obtain customer consent to collect, use or disclose personal information (except where, as noted below, we are authorized to do so without consent).
2.2 Consent can be provided in writing or electronically, or it can be implied where the purpose for collecting using or disclosing the personal information would be considered obvious and the customer voluntarily provides personal information for that purpose.
2.3 Consent may also be implied where a customer is given notice and a reasonable opportunity to opt-out of his or her personal information being used for mail-outs, the marketing of new services or products, fundraising and the client, customer, member does not opt-out.
2.4 Subject to certain exceptions (e.g., the personal information is necessary to provide the service or product, or the withdrawal of consent would frustrate the performance of a legal obligation), clients and customers can withhold or withdraw their consent for Eager Beaver Moving to use their personal information in certain ways. A customer’s decision to withhold or withdraw their consent to certain uses of personal information may restrict our ability to provide a particular service or product. If so, we will explain the situation to assist the client or customer in making the decision.
2.5 We may collect, use or disclose personal information without the client or customer’s knowledge or consent in the following limited circumstances:
- When the collection, use or disclosure of personal information is permitted or required by law;
- In an emergency that threatens an individual’s life, health, or personal security;
- When the personal information is available from a public source (e.g., a telephone directory);
- When we require legal advice from a lawyer;
- For the purposes of collecting a debt;
- To protect ourselves from fraud;
- To investigate an anticipated breach of an agreement or a contravention of law
Policy 3 – Using and Disclosing Personal Information
3.1 We will only use or disclose a client or customer’s personal information where necessary to fulfill the purposes identified at the time of collection [or for a purpose reasonably related to those purposes such as:
- To conduct client, customer, member surveys in order to enhance the provision of our services;
- To contact our [clients, customers, members] directly about products and services that may be of interest;]
3.2 We will not use or disclose a client or customer’s personal information for any additional purpose unless we obtain consent to do so.
3.3 We will not sell client or customer lists or personal information to other parties [unless we have consent to do so].
Policy 4 – Retaining Personal Information
4.1 If we use a client or customer’s personal information to make a decision that directly affects the client or customer, we will retain that personal information for at least one year so that the client or customer has a reasonable opportunity to request access to it.
4.2 Subject to policy 4.1, we will retain client or customer personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the identified purposes or a legal or business purpose.
Policy 5 – Ensuring Accuracy of Personal Information
5.1 We will make reasonable efforts to ensure that a client’s personal information is accurate and complete where it may be used to make a decision about the client or customer or disclosed to another organization.
5.2 Clients and customers may request correction to their personal information in order to ensure its accuracy and completeness. A request to correct personal information must be made in writing and provide sufficient detail to identify the personal information and the correction being sought.
Policy 6 – Securing Personal Information
6.1 We are committed to ensuring the security of a client’s personal information in order to protect it from unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification or disposal or similar risks.
6.2 The following security measures will be followed to ensure that client and customer personal information is appropriately protected:
- The use of locked filing cabinets
- Physically securing offices where personal information is held
- The use of user IDs, passwords, encryption, and firewalls
- Restricting employee access to personal information as appropriate (i.e., only those that need to know will have access
6.3 We will use appropriate security measures when destroying client’s personal information such as shredding documents containing any personal information.
6.4 We will continually review and update our security policies and controls as technology changes to ensure ongoing personal information security.
Policy 7 – Providing Customers Access to Personal Information
7.1 Clients and customers have a right to access their personal information, subject to limited exceptions.
7.2 A request to access personal information must be made in writing and provide sufficient detail to identify the personal information being sought.
7.3 Upon request, we will also tell clients and customers how we use their personal information and to whom it has been disclosed if applicable.
7.4 We will make the requested information available within 30 business days, or provide written notice of an extension where additional time is required to fulfill the request.
7.5 A minimal fee may be charged for providing access to personal information. Where a fee may apply, we will inform the client or customer of the cost and request further direction from the client or customer on whether or not we should proceed with the request.
7.6 If a request is refused in full or in part, we will notify the client or customer in writing, providing the reasons for refusal and the recourse available to the client or customer.
Policy 8 – Questions and Complaints: The Role of the Privacy Officer or designated individual
8.1 The Privacy Officer is responsible for ensuring Eager Beaver Moving’s compliance with this policy and the Personal Information Protection Act.
8.2 Clients and customers should direct any complaints, concerns or questions regarding Eager Beaver Moving’s compliance in writing to the Privacy Officer. If the Privacy Officer is unable to resolve the concern, the client or customer may also write to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta.
Contact information for Eager Beaver Moving’s Privacy Officer:
15608 75 ave NW