The following will describe the manner in which we collect, use, maintain, protect and disclose information collected from users. Our Privacy Policy is available at  https://www.directdemocracypartyofcanada.ca/privacy-policy-2/ For any concerns regarding privacy, please email our privacy officer, Claudette Ricketts: cricketts@bell.net

Types of Information we may collect or receive

We may receive electoral lists from Elections Canada which include your name and contact details. We may also receive direct information, including financial details from you during your interaction with us or we may receive third party data about you from marketing companies.

Personal Identification Information

We will only collect user information if the users permit us to do so. Users can refuse to provide personal information if they so desire and can navigate the site anonymously using their browser settings. You are not obligated to provide any financial details to us if you don’t want to..

Non-Personal Identification

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include: the browser name; the type of computer; and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. This non-personal information may be used to analyze user experience on our website.

Use of Cookies

Users can choose their browser settings to refuse cookies, or alert them when cookies are being used. We use cookies to gauge user experience. But if users refuse, they may not be able to use certain parts of our site. Cookies do not collect personal data.

How we use collected information

We use your information to improve your interaction with our site, or to send out emails and information about our party, or for payment processing. You may always opt out of our emails if you want. We also use your information for canvassing and within our party organization and we are permitted to do so as we are not a commercial entity. We may also share your information with trusted third party entities for our campaign purposes. At no time will we sell your information to others. For our inside records, we do not generally do not ask for your date of birth but only age in years. This is one important aspect to assure you that we collect information on need basis only.

How we protect your information

We have appropriate data collection, training and storage practices to protect against unauthorized use, access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information. We use reputed name brand payment processors like Paypal, which have their own strict privacy guidelines. As far as your personal data is concerned, we allow only qualified party personnel to access your data who are expressly authorized by our privacy officer. Any new party official requiring access to personal data would require permission and passwords from our privacy officer. Similarly any access to physical lists and data will also be authorized by our privacy officer. All persons having direct access to physical or digital, individual personal information under party’s control, are provided training by our privacy officer concerning the collection and use of personal information, and about sanctity and protection of data. They are kept up to date with evolving data protection practices. Our site and database servers are not located on our premises. Our site is hosted on a highly reputed hosting site, which ensures safety from cyber-attacks and hacking. We also subscribe to paid SSL encryption protocol service, which means that when you interact with our Website, no outsider can see, intervene or intercept your one-on-one pipe connection established using SSL encryption with our site, as it is fully encrypted in a code which can only be decrypted by us at our end and no one else. All your information passes through the secure and sealed SSL pipeline. No unauthorized person has access to our physical files except with due permission from privacy officer.

Sharing your information

We do not sell or trade any of your information to others. We may employ outside third parties through strict privacy contracts to market our party. And we may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third Party Websites

Users may find third party websites or links on our site. Users must read their private policies while interacting with those links. We use established payment processors that have solid privacy guidelines.

You can refuse to provide any personal information or to receive communications

Although we are permitted to send you emails and literature and the anti-spam act does not apply to political parties, you still have the right to refuse any correspondence by sending us an email or by writing to us at our mailing address given on our website. If you choose, you can send payment by physical cheque to our address, although the online payment systems are very secure.

Your deemed acceptance of our privacy policy

By using our website you are deemed to accept our privacy policy. We assume users understand the inherent risks of using the internet despite encryption of data while communicating with our site.

Changes to privacy policy

We have a right to change or update our policy any time to comply with regulations. So we encourage users to periodically review our privacy policy to stay informed on use of personal information.