Why Have a Privacy Policy?

On January 1st, 2004, Federal Bill C-6, “Protection of Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act” (AKA “the Privacy Policy”), came into effect for not-for-profit and charitable organizations. This means that organizations need to be more stringent in the way they collect and handle personal information. Personal information refers to any home contact information such as home emails, addresses etc. Anything printed on business cards is not included in the privacy policy.

As a result of this legislation, all not-for-profit organizations and charitable organizations need to demonstrate that policies and procedures are in place for collecting and managing personal information. Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church (WMB Church) has taken the necessary steps to ensure compliance with the legislation.

Access to contact information or personal information that you provide to us on emails through this website will only be used by WMB Church for the purposes for which it was collected, to serve you within our ministry areas. We do not share it with third parties.

What is the Privacy Policy of WMB Church?

Safeguarding personal privacy is a vital concern for us. Although we have taken every precaution with firewalls on our computers, our Web Site doesn’t have any fail safe security to ensure it is a secure site. Therefore, like all email transferred from one computer to another, we cannot guarantee the privacy of your information transferred to us by email from hackers. However, we can guarantee that the information sent to us will only be viewed by those in leadership once it is received by our computers (leadership is defined as anyone the Leadership Board, Lead Pastor or staff appoint to active ministry at WMB Church). This information will not be shared with anyone outside ofWMB Church’s leadership unless permission is granted to us.

Information We Collect

We do not use www.wmbchurch.ca to gather personal information other than that which you affirmatively agree to supply to us. Personal information, e-mail addresses or other data will not be sold, rented, exchanged or passed on to third parties, other than outlined in this policy or unless expressly indicated otherwise.

When you visit www.wmbchurch.ca, our Web server automatically recognizes the Internet domain and IP address from which you access the site, to compile statistics regarding the volume and timing of access to our Web site. We do this so that we can improve the content and structure of www.wmbchurch.ca. Only aggregate information is collected and the personal information of individual visitors is not identified. We will not share or sell this information to a third party, except in cases of electronic intrusion, attempted or successful, where material pertinent to the intrusion may be shared with computer security professionals as well as with law enforcement officials in those cases warranting legal attention.

This site contains links to other sites. WMB Church is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices or the content of such Web sites. We encourage you to review each partner’s policy and procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing your information.

Why We May Contact You

As a church dedicated to building authentic relationships with our community, we may contact you from time to time to inform you about programs, events and opportunities that you may be interested in. If you prefer to be removed from our contact lists, you can let us know at any time.

How You Can Contact Us

For complete details on our privacy policy or about transaction security, do not hesitate to contact us.
Telephone: (519)885-5330
e-mail:office@wmbchurch.ca

You can also check what information we hold on you. However, to protect your privacy, we are not allowed to transmit the information to you by telephone or e-mail. Please therefore send your request in writing to:

Director of Operations
WMB Church
245 Lexington Rd.
Waterloo, ON N2K 2E1

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