We respect your privacy and do not sell or lend our e-mail list. We use security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of data used by our system.
How we use your Personal Information
Personal information that you give us is used to communicate with you, or to facilitate your participation as a volunteer if you want to assist. We take great attention in the way we store and use your personal information. The Green Party of Ontario is provincial organization with a riding-based membership system. Due to this your personal information may also be used by our local riding associations (called Constituency Associations or CAs). As a provincial political party registered under the Elections Act, the Green Party of Ontario, including its CAs are subject to regulation under the Elections Act, including public disclosure requirements for contributions over $100.
Identification and unsubscribe information:
To update your mailing: email email@example.com. To unsubscribe immediately and automatically: click on the opt-out link at the bottom of the last email you received. If you received a mailing from us, you are (a) a member of the Green Party of Ontario (b) a recent donor or volunteer (c) have recently taken action with one of our online tools (d) have reached out to us by phone, mail, email or social media or (e) otherwise have an existing relationship with us. We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our mailings.
Our commitment to your privacy. We use security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of data used by our system. Security audits are conducted periodically to ensure the integrity of our systems.
Sharing and Usage
We do not share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone outside of the party, without your express advance permission or unless so ordered by a court of law. Information submitted is only available to Green Party personnel who manage this information for purposes of communicating with you on matters pertaining to Green Party business, or for determining how best to provide that information according to your wishes. If you have received unwanted, unsolicited email sent via this system or purporting to be sent via this system, please forward a copy of that email with your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
The Green Party of Ontario respects your personal privacy and is committed to maintaining your trust and confidence. We believe in ensuring the security of your personal information. Please take the time to read this policy, and contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We strive to protect any personal information you may provide us. If we ask you to provide us with any personal information, we will tell you the purposes for which we intend to use that information. Your personal information is not sold to anyone for any purpose. This statement discloses the privacy practices and policies for the Green Party of Ontario’s Web site, the information contained therein and the information collected therein. If you have any questions about these practices and policies, please email us at email@example.com.
Information Collection, Use and Disclosure
The purpose of this Web site is to educate and inform the public about the Green Party of Ontario, its goals, its key values, its policies and platform, and its mission. When you visit this site and access information, you are anonymous. We do not require you to provide personal information to view it. Information gathered on gpo.ca falls under the following categories:
- Aggregate site use information
- Online donation information
- Green Party Membership Information
- Action tools (via petitions, surveys and message forms)
Aggregate Site Use Information
We record information about the pages viewed by all of our website visitors. This data includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, connection speed, read time, display time and number of clicks. We use Google Analytics to record the above website data as well as demographics & behaviour.
We use this data, in aggregate form only, to compile statistics and reports for the Green Party of Ontario’s use, and improve the online experience for all visitors. We reserve the right to provide general descriptions (no personally identifying data) or portions of this aggregate information to vendors, consultants, partner NGOs or news services. Such uses of the data in this fashion would typically be to plan site architecture improvements or to measure public interest in our site.
Online Donation Information
Our Site Security
We take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information against loss, theft, and unauthorized access and use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, to encrypt, or encode, information sent to us. Any personal information you provide to us is exchanged via a secure server. Encryption protects your information, such as your credit card number, name and address information by scrambling it before it is sent from your computer. Only once we receive your information is it decoded. We make all reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our own systems and undergo periodic security audits to ensure the safeguarding of this information. Warning: e-mail is not encrypted, nor is it a secure means to send personal information. We urge you to use our secure servers to process online donations, or call our Toronto office to make a donation by phone (888-647-3366).
Green Party of Ontario Membership Information
As a registered provincial political party, the Green Party of Ontario requires your assistance in providing us with your personal information to fulfill certain legal obligations. If you become a member, you must provide certain information, which is added to our internal membership database that by law must be maintained. The information maintained in the database includes:
- Member number;
- Member name, address and telephone number;
- Amount of member donation(s);
- Date on which the member registered as a member of the Green Party of Ontario, and/or made (a) donation(s);
- Date on which any person ceased to be a member.
The information contained in the database can only be used for official Green Party business such as informational mailings, internal election materials, and other correspondence. The Green Party of Ontario does not sell, rent, or lend our membership lists to anyone.
Updating Membership Data
Membership information previously provided to the Green Party of Ontario can be up updated by calling our Toronto office at 888-647-3366 or 416-977-7476
If you wish to have any of your personal information removed from our databases, or if you no longer want us to send any further communications to you, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. Please note, however, that as a provincial political party we are required by law to maintain certain information about our members, as noted above. We may be required by law to maintain this information for a period of time after a member has terminated his or her membership.
Visitors to our site may choose to receive our email newsletters.
E-newsletters are sent only to users who choose to provide us with their email address. Our newsletter subscriber database is not sold, rented or otherwise to any other parties. Subscribers wishing to update their contact information, or opt out of receiving newsletters, can use the links provided at the bottom of each newsletter email.
Fraud and Crime Prevention
The Green Party of Ontario reserves the right to co-operate with local, national, or international law enforcement or other authorities in the investigation of improper or unlawful activities and this may require the disclosure of personal information. If such an investigation requires disclosure of personal information on file in our records, we may be required by law to cooperate. We also reserve the right to report improper or unlawful user activities on our site, which may require the disclosure of personal information relating to those individuals conducting such improper or unlawful activities.
This web site contains links to other sites or e-mail addresses. This privacy statement only applies to information collected by our web site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices and/or policies of these or any third parties, nor do we necessarily agree with or endorse the opinions or positions expressed. Links are provided for information only.
Accuracy of, and access to, personal information
We strive to ensure that any personal information we retain and use is as accurate, complete and up-to-date as necessary for the purposes for which we will use it. We do not routinely update personal information except where and as necessary for these purposes. If however our records regarding your personal information are inaccurate or incomplete, we will amend that information at your request. At your request we will provide to you a statement explaining the extent to which we hold personal information about you, and we will explain how that information has been used by us.
Policy changes and updates
This page will be updated if and when information about the collection and use of your personal data changes, and/or policies regarding the use of the site are changed. Your comments and questions are welcome. Our contact page will help you direct your inquiry to the right person.