Who we are
Our website address is: https://qathetsafe.ca.
qathet SAFE (Safety and Advocacy For Everyone) respects your privacy. We protect your personal information and adhere to all legislative requirements with respect to protecting privacy. We do not rent, sell or trade our mailing lists. Any information you provide will be used to deliver services and to keep you informed and up-to-date about the activities of qathet SAFE.
Any information submitted through this website is encrypted using Secure Socket Layers (SSL) technology embedded in our website.
qathet SAFE is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its clients, employees, donors, volunteers and other stakeholders. We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires us to be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information you choose to share with us
DEFINING PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual.
Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information.
Personal information gathered by qathet SAFE is kept in confidence. Our personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We also take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent it from being lost or destroyed.
Informed written consent will be obtained from the client, or a legal guardian, prior to distribution of any information, other than for identification, or as required by law. Such information is governed by BC’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), full details here: https://www.oipc.bc.ca/guidance-documents/1438
To ensure privacy protection when submitting our online forms, our website data is encrypted using Secure Socket Layers (SSL).
In addition, our secure text and online chat service uses encrypted technology so that all conversations are confidential and secure. No records are kept of web chat and SMS conversations and all messages are completely deleted at the conclusion of each conversation with our trained support workers.
All donations of $20 and more will receive a tax receipt for income tax purposes. All fundraising solicitations by or on behalf of qathet SAFE will disclose our name and the purpose for which funds are requested. Donors are entitled to our most recent financial statements, registration number and list of the organization’s governing board.
The privacy of donors will be respected. Donors have the right to see their own donor record. qathet SAFE does NOT share its donor list. Donors will be treated with respect. qathet SAFE will honour donor requests to limit the frequency of solicitations; to not be solicited by telephone or other technology; to not receive printed material form us unless requested. qathet SAFE will respond promptly and forthrightly to a complaint about any matter regarding our donation policy.
Both of qathet SAFE’s component organizations, the Powell River & Region Transition House Society and the Powell River Community Services Association, have accounts with CanadaHelps as their online fundraising software provider.
Your privacy is important to CanadaHelps. Your data is encrypted using Secure Socket Layers (SSL). CanadaHelps does not sell or trade any personal information that it collects.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
qathet SAFE is not responsible for the privacy practices, content, or functioning of other websites.
USE OF CONTENT
The content of this website is for your personal and non-commercial use. The names, logos, symbols, trademarks, photographs and/or likeness, graphics, illustrations, video, music, sound, images and other materials available are protected by copyright and trademark laws and may not be used or reproduced without the prior written approval of the party to whom they belong.
Unless otherwise stated, text on this website may be reproduced for non-commercial personal purposes only, provided any copyright and other notices are retained. Further, any reproductions may not be represented as an official version of the materials reproduced. Downloading, copying, selling or distributing any content from this website is prohibited except as provided above.
CHANGES TO OUR POLICY
We regularly review our privacy practices for various activities and update our policies as needed. Please check this website on an ongoing basis for information on our most up-to-date practices.
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
qathet SAFE Administration Office
#209-6975 Alberni St.
Powell River, BC V8A 2B8
Monday to Friday only