Privacy Policy

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Our Commitment to Protecting Your Privacy

The Takach Campaign is committed to handing your information and data fairly and lawfully. We use technical and physical means to ensure that the personal information you provide to us remains private and secure. We will offer you choices about the way you are contacted and will be clear and transparent about how we will use your information. We will make sure that the reason is lawful. We adhere to a principle of data minimization. This means we only hold data about you which is enough for our purpose, nothing more. We work to make sure the data we hold is accurate and up to date and we only  hold personal data as long as necessary.

Collection of Information

Personal Information” is information that is personally identifiable to you.

Personal Information that we collect directly from you includes information such as name, address, telephone number, credit card number and other contact information. When you visit our website, you  may also provide Personal Information to us when you use certain features of our site, such as registering with us, filling out a form, connecting through a social feed, responding to questionnaires, signing up to be a member, volunteer or as a financial contributor.

Cookies and other Non-Personally Identifiable Information

The Takach Campaign website automatically collects non-personally identifiable information from you when you visit our site. This includes click stream data, your Internet Protocol (IP) address and information collected through the use of cookies, as explained below. The Takach Campaign website aggregates this information about your visit with those of other visitors. You are not personally identified in any way.

  • Click stream data 
This data includes general log information (click stream) such as the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the pages you accessed on the Takach Campaign website. We also collect referral and aggregated "click-through" statistics such as page views, unique visitors and time spent on the website. This information helps us provide improve and enhance your online experience, including the ease and speed of navigation to help you find the information you need.

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address 
This is the address used to connect your computer to access the Internet. This information may be used to investigate unauthorized attempts to access, alter or delete data, the spreading of viruses and other illegal intrusions to the website.

  • Cookies 
Cookies are files used by websites to send information to your browser. Typically they're used to do things like maintain your preferences, identify your session, store items in shopping carts and remember that you are logged in. These files cannot harm your computer. They can potentially be used to track some of your browser activity, and in the hands of hackers, can give away some personal data. In most cases cookies are harmless, but you can change your browser settings to disable them. However, and disabling them will make your browsing experience worse. For more information about cookies you can take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

How we Use and Disclose your Personal Information

We only use your Personal Information to communicate with you about the Takach Campaign and its activities, as well as to provide you with news and information. We do not sell your personal information to anyone under any circumstances.

We use your information to:

  • keep you informed about issues, events and developments on the Takach Campaign  by sending you newsletters, emails, Tweets and alerts to provide you with information you request or we think may interest you. We also use this information to  respond to your emails, questions, comments, and other request

  • connect you with other supporters, and to solicit volunteers, donations and support and otherwise help manage the Takach Campaign

  • request feedback and to contact you about your use of the site, or to contact you if other information is necessary under election laws;

  • monitor and analyze site usage and trends, and to personalize and improve the site and our users’ experiences on the site and with the Takach Campaign, and to enhance your online experience, including the ease and speed of navigation to help you find the information you need

         [share your personal information internally with our provincial and territorial offices, as well as our local riding associations. If you have been a contributor, we may contact you again to seek your financial support.]

The information you provide when you make a contribution to the Takach Campaign, other than your credit card information and telephone number, will be communicated to Elections Canada in accordance with the Canada Elections Act. Once your online contribution has been fully processed, your credit card information will be destroyed.

We use third parties to handle some of our services on our behalf and these organizations may receive process or handle some of your Personal Information.  We provide only the information that is necessary and these organizations are only allowed to use your personal information may only use the information for the specific purposes of delivering services to the Takach Campaign. Third parties who receive your Personal Information are required to treat is as securely and confidentially as we do.

[We always transfer your personal data securely – through a secure FTP (File Transfer Protocol) website, or as a password-protected file.]

[We will not transfer data outside the geographic boundaries of Canada.]

The Takach Campaign will not swap or sell your data to another organization for them to use for marketing purposes.

Otherwise, we will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties except as required by law.

How we Protect Your Personal Information

It is very important to us that the Personal Information you provide to us is secure.  We have taken steps to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to our offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of Personal Information. Our website contains security measures (such as firewalls and anti-virus protection) in order to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. Our server is located in a locked and secure environment.

We use 128 bit encryption and [digital certificates for authenticity, which you can view here].

Access and Accuracy of Personal Information

You have the right to access, verify and amend your Personal Information collected by the Takach Campaign. You may update or correct the personal information you provide to us by e-mailing us at _________. If you have subscribed to our website to receive information from us, you may unsubscribe by [replying to an e-mail and inserting the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line]. If you change your email address, you can unsubscribe from our mailing list and sign up again with your new e-mail address.

Information about Children:

The Takach Campaign does not ask for personal information about children under 14 years of age nor does it knowingly collect information from children under 14 years of age. [Membership in the Liberal Party of Canada is restricted to persons aged 14 and over. Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to contribute via our website].

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is in effect as of November 29th 2012. If the Takach Campaign revises its privacy practices, changes to this privacy policy will be posted on the Takach Campaign website. 

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Takach Campaign’s privacy policy or the information we collect, please contact us at the number on the Contact Page.

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