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CCPE protection of Personal Information Statement
At CCPE, we understand and respect that your privacy is important to you. We limit the collection of your Personal Information to what is necessary to fulfil the identified purposes. We use and share Personal Information that you provide to us only in ways that we tell you about. We safeguard Personal Information that you provide to us to prevent it from being used and shared for other purposes.
Respect for the privacy of Personal Information about you is very important to us. CCPE is committed to collecting, maintaining, and safeguarding Personal Information about you in accordance with this Policy, as well as applicable laws, rules and regulations. This Policy applies to Personal Information collected from you through a variety of ways including through forms, surveys, and meetings with our staff.
Please read this Policy carefully. Should you have any questions about this Policy or our data collection, use and disclosure practices, please contact us at the address below.
1. How does this Policy define “Personal Information”?
The term “Personal Information” as used throughout this Policy, applies to any information that identifies an individual.
Examples of Personal Information include but are not limited to: contact information (such as personal postal address, personal email address, personal telephone number) date of birth, professional credentials, and interests.
2. How does CCPE collect Personal Information?
CCPE collects Personal Information through a variety of ways. It is mainly done through the registration process, when you are asked to fill in your profile. However, you may also fill out a questionnaire/survey which asks about your opinions or your experience to offer you better services or products.
3. Why does CCPE collect, use and disclose Personal Information?
CCPE collects Personal Information for the following purposes:
- To provide products, services and features that you have requested; for example, courses that better fulfill our clientele’s present and future needs;
- To analyze your Personal Information to understand your needs and relevancy of products and/or services as well as to identify and offer additional services and promotions that we believe you might find interesting;
- To develop, enhance, market or provide our products and services;
- To meet legal and regulatory requirements;
or for such other purposes as are described at any point where CCPE collects the Personal Information from you. Your Personal Information will not be used for any other purpose without your consent.
4. Does CCPE consolidate Personal Information?
Consistent with the purposes identified and standards set within this Policy and other applicable privacy notices and/or consent forms that have been or will be provided, in some cases CCPE consolidates and uses Personal Information that individuals share with CCPE through various services and channels, such as surveys and questionnaires, in order to enhance the quality of services that we offer.
5. Who will have access to Personal Information about me?
Personal information about you will be accessible to CCPE, and to individuals and organizations that use personal information solely for and at the direction of CCPE. Uses and disclosures of personal information by external individuals and organizations acting on the behalf of CCPE are governed by contracts that require personal information to be protected appropriately. Personal information about you will only be used by CCPE and individuals and organizations working on its behalf and disclosed by CCPE to individuals and organizations working on its behalf, in a manner consistent with this Policy, other applicable privacy notices, and as explicitly permitted or required by applicable laws, rules and regulations. Furthermore, use of personal information is limited to those employees of CCPE who have a “need-to-know”.
6. How does CCPE safeguard Personal Information?
CCPE takes reasonable steps to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. We accomplish this through physical safeguards like locked cabinets as well as through technological safeguards for Personal Information retained in electronic format. We also sensitize our employees with respect to their privacy responsibilities on a regular basis.
7. How may I access and correct Personal Information about me?
It is in fact very simple: all you need to do is log on to our website and update your user profile. If at any point you are having trouble doing so, you can always contact us (see below for contact information). It is very important that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and current and we encourage you to review your profile once in a while to ensure the information it contains is correct.
8. How will I know whether CCPE has updated this Policy?
CCPE may update this Policy periodically. CCPE reserves the right to modify, add or remove portions of this Policy at its discretion. Please contact us or see our website for the most recent version of this Policy so you will always know what information we gather and our practices and procedures with respect to Personal Information.
9. What is the contact address at CCPE for privacy questions?
Should you have questions about this Policy or the information collection, use and disclosure practices of CCPE, you may contact us at the address above.