Our Privacy Commitment to You
McFarlane Appraisals respects and upholds an individual’s right to privacy and to the protection of their personal information. This policy explains how McFarlane Appraisals collects, uses, discloses and protects personal information.
McFarlane Appraisals complies with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and other applicable laws in its personal information management practices. This policy applies to individuals who provide personal information to McFarlane Appraisals directly and through the McFarlane Appraisals website.
McFarlane Appraisals is accountable for the personal information under its control. McFarlane Appraisals is responsible for the Institute’s compliance with this Policy.
Questions, concerns or complaints about this Policy may be directed at: [email protected].
Purposes for Collection, Use, and Disclosure
McFarlane Appraisals collects and uses personal information solely for the following purposes:
- to provide products and services requested;
- to provide income tax receipts;
- to process payment for the products and services requested;
- to support analysis, research, and management of educational, membership, marketing and public relations programs;
- to identify and meet professional development needs;
- to meet statutory and regulatory requirements;
- for admission and registration;
- to administer examinations;
- to conduct professional practice investigations where required;
- for quality assurance, evaluation and planning purposes
Personal information may be disclosed to third parties for the fulfillment of any purposes identified above, or as otherwise permitted or required by law. If McFarlane Appraisals intends to disclose your personal information for other purposes, we will seek your consent.
Where personal information is disclosed to third parties for the fulfillment of any purposes identified above, McFarlane Appraisals makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the third party has appropriate security procedures in place for the protection of the personal information being transferred.
Your use of this website or McFarlane Appraisals products and services constitutes consent for McFarlane Appraisals to collect, use, and disclose personal information for the purposes stated in this Policy.
You may refuse or withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal and contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. The choice to provide us with your personal information is always yours. Please note, however, that your refusal to provide or withdraw consent may impact our ability to provide services to you.
You may refuse or withdraw your consent by contacting us at [email protected]. Our staff will explain your options and any consequences of refusing or withdrawing consent and will record your choices.
We collect personal information only for the purposes identified above unless otherwise permitted or required by law.
Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention
We do not use or disclose personal information for any purpose other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent or as permitted or required by law.
We do not sell, lease, or trade information about you to other parties.
Personal information is retained only as long as is necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by law.
McFarlane Appraisals will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information is as accurate, complete, and current as required for the purposes for which it was collected. If you find any inaccuracies in our information, please inform us and we will make the appropriate corrections promptly. In some cases, McFarlane Appraisals relies on you to ensure that certain information about you, such as your mailing address and telephone number, is current, complete, and accurate.
McFarlane Appraisals uses appropriate security safeguards to protect your personal information from risks such as loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration. Safeguards include physical, administrative, and electronic security measures.
All employees of McFarlane Appraisals are required to abide by the privacy standards we have established. They are also required to work within the principles of ethical behaviour as set out in staff guidelines and must follow applicable laws and regulations. In the course of daily operations, access to personal information is restricted to those employees whose job responsibilities require them to access it.
You have the right to access your personal information under the control of McFarlane Appraisals under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. You may file a request by writing to McFarlane Appraisals at the address listed below, you will be informed of the existence, use, and disclosure of your personal information and you will be given access to that information. In certain exceptional situations, McFarlane Appraisals may withhold some information, such as where doing so would reveal personal information about a third party. If access cannot be provided, McFarlane Appraisals will notify you, in writing, of the reasons for the refusal.
The development of McFarlane Appraisals’ policies and procedures for the protection of personal information is an ongoing process. Due to changes in technology and legal requirements, we may revise this policy from time to time. Such changes will be effective when posted.
Addressing Your Questions or Concerns
If you have a question regarding this Policy or a concern or complaint regarding the privacy practices of McFarlane Appraisals, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or by regular mail at:
241 Minet’s Point Road, Barrie, ON L4N 4C4