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THE UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS, LOCAL 247 PRIVACY CODE
UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS LOCAL 247 PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION POLICY
The Local is governed by the British Columbia Personal Information Protection Act, [SBC 2003], c. 63 (“PIPA“). The purpose of PIPA is to govern the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by organizations in a manner that recognizes both the right of individuals to protect their personal information and the need of organizations to collect, use or disclose personal information for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances.
In order for the Local to operate effectively, the Local requires having knowledge of certain information about our members. Collecting personal information about you is essential to our ability to offer you the benefits of membership in the Local. For example, the administration of the Local requires having knowledge of your membership status and your employment status. We also collect, use, and share with our service provider partners personal information about our members in order to perform various other functions such as issuing income tax receipts for union dues and initiating persons into membership and participation in benefit plans available to members of the Local.
We are committed to protecting your personal information and we take great care to keep your personal information accurate, confidential and secure. Managing the information you provide to us is crucial to the operation and administration of a trade union. We can’t operate without the use, collection and (where appropriate) disclosure of your personal information. We have a long history of protecting personal information in a professional and appropriate manner and will continue to do so.
To that end, we are pleased to share with you the following Policy, which reflects our Privacy Code and our commitment to safeguarding our members’ personal information.
Our Policy sets high standards for collecting, using, disclosing and storing personal information and is complemented by our Privacy Code and our practices and procedures to manage your personal information. We collect, use or disclose personal information only to provide you with the services and to administer the Local and in compliance with PIPA.
PIPA provides the following definitions:
COLLECTION AND USE
COLLECTION AND USE
UFCW Local 247
#200 – 14936 32nd Avenue
Surrey BC V4P 3R5