Privacy Policy

Generation Squeeze is committed to maintaining your trust and confidence. We believe our policies strike an appropriate balance between your desire as a concerned citizen to be informed about important matters affecting your future and your desire not to be swamped with annoying requests. The following privacy policy is designed to protect personal information you provide on our website. Please take the time to read this policy. Your right to privacy is very important to us.

Collecting Personal Information

The purpose of our website is to inform, connect with and organize each other (members of the public) with regard to issues relating to Generation Squeeze’s vision of A Canada That Works for All Generations.

We do not require you to provide personal information to view the majority of information on our site.

However, when you sign up to join our network, or participate in online actions hosted on our website, we will ask for additional information and you will in turn gain access to additional information and resources. We do this to keep you updated on our collective progress, and to provide information and services that may be valuable to you. On occasion, we may email, phone, text message, or mail you.

Security  

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect credit card data, for example on our donation pages, that information is encrypted and transmitted to payment processors in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page. Your credit card information is securely stored by the payment processors themselves and we do not have access to it (save for the last four digits of your credit card, which helps us to identify your donation should you decide to cancel or modify it). When making a donation over the phone, your credit card information is similarly encrypted and transmitted to the payment processor, and we do not keep a separate record of your credit card information online or offline.

Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

Generation Squeeze complies with CASL and we are committed to making sure you only get the emails that you want from us. You can stop receiving email at any time by unsubscribing. Alternatively, you can request to be removed from our list by calling 250-661-7112 or emailing eric.swanson@ubc.ca

Generation Squeeze may at times send Commercial Electronic Messages, e.g. messages relating to our Benefits program; with regards to this policy we define Commercial Electronic Messages (CEM) to be electronic messages that have as one of their purposes an encouragement to participate in a commercial activity, including messages that include:

(a) offers to purchase, sell, barter or lease a product, goods, a service, or land;

(b) offers to provide a business, investment or gaming opportunity;

(c) advertises or promotes anything referred to in paragraph (a) or (b); or

(d) promotes a person, including the public image of a person, as being a person who does anything referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (c), or who intends to do so. [1]

Because we are committed to protecting your privacy and avoiding unwanted email, and because we may at times send CEMs, we have the following policy in place to provide additional clarity to electronic message subscribers. All web forms on Generation Squeeze’s websites, as well as paper forms on printed materials, contain consent statements about the nature of communications a subscriber will expect to receive by entering their email address, e.g. "By clicking "JOIN" you consent to receive periodic updates, including promotions related to a member benefits program we’re working on. Your email will not be traded, shared or sold." Generation Squeeze has and continues to always clearly identify itself as the sender of any of its electronic messages and provides a clear opt out link in each message.


[1] This definition is used by the CRTC to illustrate examples of messages that could be construed as a CEM http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/com500/faq500.htm


Use of Information

Email addresses

Generation Squeeze never trades, shares or sells email addresses. We use them only to provide you with information. You may stop receiving email at any time by unsubscribing. Alternatively, you can email eric.swanson@ubc.ca or call 250-661-7112

Phone numbers

Generation Squeeze never trades, shares or sells phone numbers. We use them only to provide you with information and to have conversations with you related to our work.

Credit card information

As noted above in the "Security" section, we do not have access to credit card information submitted through our site, except for the last four digits of your credit card, which we use to help identify your donation should you wish to cancel or modify it. We will not sell, rent or otherwise share this information with anyone, and access is limited to staff members involved in billing and member services. 

Display of Information

Generation Squeeze uses NationBuilder. The strength of NationBuilder is in its ability to connect and empower users. When you activate an account on the website, NationBuilder creates a profile for you. Your profile is divided into your “public profile,” which is what other users will be able to see and your “private profile,” which only site administrators will be able to see. All of your contact information is automatically protected as part of your “private profile.” Your public profile is automatically populated with your first and last name, and your Twitter or Facebook profile picture if you have connected those accounts. You can enhance your public profile by adding things like a customized profile picture, bio and username. The default setting for your public profile is to display it on the website. At any time, you can choose to hide your public profile, or to modify your public-profile or private-profile information, including your communication preferences, by logging into the site and clicking the “gear” icon at the top of the page; this will direct you to your profile page where you can modify your information, display preferences and communication preferences. When you take an action on the website such as making a comment, RSVP-ing for an event, making a donation, submitting a form, etc. you will be asked if you would like that activity to be included as part of your public profile, and you have the option to decline.

Policy Updates and Changes

Because of the fast-changing nature of the online medium and the world around us, Generation Squeeze may change this policy from time to time. Changes may occur without warning and they will be reflected on this page. Please note that Generation Squeeze's Privacy Policy can be superseded by applicable provincial or federal regulation or legislation and in these cases we have no other option but to comply.

Links

To provide users with more information on various issues, we often provide links to third-party websites. However, we do not control those websites or necessarily endorse their viewpoints.

Comments

Your privacy is important to us. We welcome comments and questions about our policy. Please contact our Privacy Officer, Eric Swanson at eric.swanson@ubc.ca

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