Canada's National Ballet School is committed to protecting the privacy and
personal information of its members, employees, customers and other
stakeholders. We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and
we recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and
accountable in how we treat the information you choose to share with us.
During the course of our various activities, we frequently gather and use
personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such information should
expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of, or other
dealing, with this information is subject to consent. NBS's privacy practices
are designed to achieve this.
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
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.
Where an individual uses his or her home contact information as business
contact information as well, we consider that the contact information provided
is business contact information, and is therefore not subject to protection as
Personal information gathered by NBS is kept in confidence. NBS staff 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. NBS also
takes measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to
prevent its being lost or destroyed.
NBS collects, uses and discloses personal information only for purposes that a
reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances. This
includes delivery of programs, issuing tax receipts, and keeping you informed
and up to date on the activities of the School, including programs, events,
fundraising opportunities in support of the School and opportunities to
volunteer. NBS does not rent, sell or trade our mailing lists.
NBS routinely offers individuals we deal with the opportunity to opt not to
have their information shared for purposes beyond those for which it was
treatment of personal information should be directed to:
NBS Privacy Officer
Further information on privacy and your rights in regard
to your personal information may be found on the website of the Privacy
Commissioner of Canada at www.privcom.gc.ca.