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Canadian Biogas Association Privacy Policy


Contact Details

If you have any queries or requests concerning this privacy policy or how the Canadian Biogas Association (CBA) handles your data more generally, please get in touch with Jennifer Green at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Your rights and your preferences

You may be aware that a new European Union law, called the General Data Protection Regulation or “GDPR” gives certain rights to individuals in relation to their personal data. As available and except as limited under applicable law, the rights afforded to individuals are:

  • Right of Access - the right to be informed of and request access to the personal data we process about you;
  • Right to Rectification - the right to request that we amend or update your personal data where it is inaccurate or incomplete;
  • Right to Erasure - the right to request that we delete your personal data;
  • Right to Restrict Processing- the right to request that we temporarily or permanently stop processing all or some of your personal data;
  • Right to Object -
    • the right, at any time, to object to us processing your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation;
    • the right to object to your personal data being processed for direct marketing purposes;
  • Right to Data Portability - the right to request a copy of your personal data in electronic format and the right to transmit that personal data for use in another party’s service; and
  • Right not to be subject to Automated Decision-making - the right to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated decision making, including profiling, where the decision would have a legal effect on you or produce a similarly significant effect.

How we collect your information

The CBA collects your data that is willingly entered into forms on our website. This includes the Membership Application Form, Membership Payment Page, Sponsorship Application Form, Sponsorship Payment Form, Event Registration Form.

Disclosure of your information

The information we collect about you will be transferred to and stored on our servers located within Canada. We are very careful and transparent about who else your information is shared with. We use third-party services for payment processing and managing mailing list.

Information stored on CBA servers and computers

  • Information from Membership Application Form, Sponsorship Application Form, and Event Registration Form is stored in our database and occasionally exported to CBA staff as required.

Third-Parties

  • CBA uses a trusted third-party payment system
  • Emails for newsletter mailing lists are stored on MailChimp

User’s have a right to see, edit and delete any information the CBA has related to the individual. Please contact the CBA with any inquiries.

Use of your information

The information collected is used to fulfill the registration and payment functions associated with signing up to be a member, sponsor, or event attendee. E-mails will be kept for communication purposes to provide important updates. You can unsubscribe from the email lists at anytime.

Retention of your information

We will not retain your information for any longer than we think is necessary. Information that we collect will be retained for as long as needed to fulfil the purposes outlined in the ‘Use of your information’ section above, in line with our legitimate interest or for a period specifically required by applicable regulations or laws, such as retaining the information for regulatory reporting purposes.

Member’s only Accounts

The Canadian Biogas Association controls creating, updating, and deleting member’s only account for logging into the Member’s area. The CBA creates a username/password when registering a new member. This information is discarded once the Member Welcome email is sent. Once a member account has been created, CBA can only reset passwords or delete the account, CBA is unable to see the current passwords.

The CBA website collects the date of your last visit to the Member’s area, and the IP of that visit.

Newsletter Sign-up

If you have signed up to receive updates from the CBA, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.

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