GIRR’s mandate is to manage and recycle the waste stream on Galiano through reduction, recover of recyclable materials and reuse.
GIRR values your privacy. This privacy notice explains how we manage Personal Information at all our locations.
WHAT WE COLLECT AND USE
We collect and use Personal Information only for the purposes of fulfilling our mandate, and only as permitted under BC’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). A lot of the personal information we collect is payment and membership information, which we collect from you. We collect personal information such as your IP via our website.
We explain why we collect Personal Information prior to or at the time of collection when possible.
Our staff take all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of any Personal Information we collect or record. Subject to applicable law, an individual who believes that there is an error in his or her Personal Information in our control may request correction of this information.
Our staff are only allowed to access and use the minimum amount of Personal Information they need to do their job. They must comply with our privacy and related policies at all time.
We employ administrative, physical and technical safeguards to ensure that Personal Information is at all times protected against unauthorized access, use, collection, disclosure, storage, retention, duplication, loss, theft and disposal.
SHARING PERSONAL INFORMATION
We only disclose Personal Information in order to perform our mandate or when legally required.
Personal Information is not disclosed for any purpose without prior review by the Operations Manager.
KEEPING AND DISPOSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We only keep Personal Information as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and as required by any other applicable legal or contractual requirements.
Personal Information used to make a decision that directly affects the individual the information is about is kept for a minimum of one year.
When we no longer need it, our staff follow our guidelines and procedures for the secure destruction of Personal Information.
All of our staff must immediately report any actual or suspected violation of privacy to the Operations Manager or the Chair of our Board.
GIRR has legal obligations to protect Personal Information about patrons, members and Staff. For example, we are governed by the BC PIPA and may also be governed by other related legislation as applicable on a case-by-case basis. We comply with PIPA when collecting, using, storing, and disclosing Personal Information.