What is personal information?
Personal information is information that can be used to identify you specifically. This includes information such as your real name, email address, telephone number, mailing address, or birth date. Personal information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about or related to the individual. It does not include information that by itself cannot be linked to your ‘real’ identity.
How does CDABC collect personal information?
We collect your personal information when you complete the CDABC membership application, via transfer (with your consent) from the College of Dental Surgeons of BC, and via the CDABC website when you update your member profile or respond to member surveys.
Before we ask you for your personal information we will advise you how that information will be used. You may decline to provide all or specific aspects of your personal information.
Why do we need personal member information?
The CDABC requires certain personal information to allow us to:
- register and maintain your membership with the Canadian Dental Assistants’ Association (when applicalbe);
- fulfil your requests for member services, such as information and products;
- communicate with you, via Canada Post, electronically or telephone regarding products, services, events, and emerging issues;
- conduct research to improve CDABC products and services;
- determine the demographics of the CDABC membership in order to identify segments of the membership for specific projects or research; and
- help us to identify trends that may impact the profession, the delivery of new products and services or the discontinuation of others
Release of Personal Information
Personal information provided by you to CDABC will not be made available to third parties outside of the CDABC, its committees and partners (CDAA) without your permission.
CDABC protects your personal information against theft, unauthorised access, copying, or modifying etc. by employing industry recognised security safeguards.
CDABC may release member information in aggregate form to third parties for purposes that the CDABC deems appropriate, however personal information about you is kept strictly confidential.
From time to time, the CDABC releases members’ names and addresses to component CDA societies and continuing education providers who have information that may be of interest to our members. Members may choose to be omitted from these releases.
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Published January 2004
Revised May 2008