THE FEIL & CO.*
PRIVACY PROTECTION PLEDGE
At FEIL & CO.*, we respect your privacy. That is why we have developed The FEIL &
CO.* Privacy Code of which the objective is to specify FEIL & CO.’s*
guidelines for the collection, use and disclosure of your personal
The FEIL & CO.* Privacy Code was developed to
comply with the relevant portions of the Personal
Information Protection Act (British Columbia), and the Personal
Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada). We have drafted The FEIL & CO.* Privacy
Code to facilitate our compliance with this new legislation and to demonstrate
our commitment to protecting your personal information.
We have also developed The FEIL & CO.* Privacy
Protection Pledge. We want you to
understand the purposes for which we collect personal information. We also want to make certain that we have
your consent to continue to collect, use and disclose your personal information
for those purposes.
The following is a brief synopsis of our privacy
Why do we need to collect your personal
If you are a FEIL & CO.* client, FEIL & CO.*
may have collected some basic information about you. We respect your privacy, which is why we
collect personal information only for the following purposes:
FEIL & CO.* will
collect, use or disclose personal information only to provide professional
services to you. Each engagement letter includes an explanation of why we
require information, what use will be made of it and with whom it may be shared
in order to provide our professional services.
information may be disclosed internally and with other contracted professionals
for the purpose of determining compliance with applicable professional
standards, FEIL & CO.* internal policies, or in the performance of quality
reviews. Personal Information may also be shared internally in order to allow
us to offer services or products that may be of interest to you.
When do we disclose personal information?
There is a variety of circumstances where we may need
to disclose some personal information about our clients. Here are some examples:
& CO.* will obtain a client’s consent prior to using their personal
information for a purpose not previously identified to them.
However, we may use
personal information without consent where for the purpose of acting in respect
of an emergency that threatens the life, health or security of an individual.
We may also disclose personal information without consent:
to comply with a
subpoena, a warrant or an order made by a court or other body with appropriate
jurisdiction or to comply with rules of conduct required by regulatory bodies.
to a government
institution that has requested the information, identified its lawful
authority, and indicates that disclosure is for the purpose of enforcing,
carrying out an investigation, or gathering intelligence relating to any
federal, provincial or foreign law; or suspects that the information relates to
national security or the conduct of international affairs; or is for the
purpose of administering any federal or provincial law.
investigative body or government institution on our initiative when we believe
the information concerns a breach of an agreement, or a contravention of a
federal, provincial, or foreign law, or we suspect the information relates to
national security or the conduct of international affairs.
How do we protect your personal information?
In order to protect your personal information, FEIL
1. will not
collect, use or disclose your personal information for any purpose other than
those identified above, except with your further consent;
2. will protect
your personal information with appropriate security safeguards;
3. will protect
the confidentiality of your personal information when dealing with other organizations;
4. will strive to
keep your personal information as accurate and up to date as is necessary for
the purposes identified above; and
5. will honour
any request you may make for access to your personal information.
What are your choices?
We would like to have your consent to continue to
collect, use and disclose your personal information for the purposes identified
above. However, you do have choices and
can refuse or withdraw your consent as follows:
1. You may refuse
to provide your personal information to us.
2. You may also
withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions
and reasonable notice.
However, in either case, this may limit our ability
to serve you.
If you have any questions or concerns about our personal
information management system, please contact the FEIL & CO.* Privacy
Officer at 1-250-382-6177 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
. Otherwise, we will assume that
we have your consent to collect, use and disclose your personal information for
the purposes identified above and in a manner consistent with The FEIL &
CO.* Privacy Code.
Please visit the Office of the Privacy Commissioner
web site at www.privcom.gc.ca.