PRIVACY & SECURITY POLICY
Vancouver Opera Association collects personal patron information in the course of supporting our mission and completing business transactions. We understand that your personal information and privacy is important to you. We make every effort to ensure that the information you share with us is recorded accurately, retained securely, and used only according to your wishes as you have communicated them to us.
Vancouver Opera recognizes the right of individuals to protect their personal information and to gain access to the information gathered.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Vancouver Opera collects personal patron information (such as address, ticket or donation history) only from ticket buyers, donors, and individuals who have actively shown or are likely to show an interest in Vancouver Opera. We often have more detailed information from patrons who have been dedicated and long-term supporters of Vancouver Opera, for example seating preference, the names of members of their family, business addresses, and special interests.
INFORMATION USE AND RETENTION
Vancouver Opera uses personal patron information to support its mission, conduct business with patrons, communicate with patrons, anticipate and respond to patron preferences, develop new programs, and meet legal and regulatory requirements. Personal information will be used only for the purposes for which it was collected, or with the consent of the individual, or as required or allowed by law. We may also share your personal information with third party service providers as necessary for them to provide services on our behalf. Some service providers may be located outside of Canada where personal information may be subject to the laws of those jurisdictions.
Vancouver Opera does not sell, rent, or trade personal patron information to any commercial businesses.
Personal patron information will be retained and disposed of in a manner which provides security against unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal, or similar risks. Only authorized Vancouver Opera personnel have access to this information. Personal information will be retained only so long as necessary to fulfill the uses stated above or as required by law.
CONSENT TO COLLECT INFORMATION
Consent for the collection, retention, and use of personal patron information is implicit when patrons provide such information. Patrons have the right to provide only the personal information reasonably required to conduct their chosen transaction with the Vancouver Opera.
Patrons may at any time limit or alter their consent for Vancouver Opera to collect, use, or retain personal information. Patrons may also review and correct their personal information at any time.
Patrons may direct inquiries regarding changes to their personal information, consent, or this policy by mail, email or phone:
Vancouver Opera Association
Michael & Inna O’Brian Opera Centre
1945 McLean Drive
Vancouver, BC, V5N 3J7
Vancouver Opera’s website is housed on secure servers to ensure that every transaction you make on our website will be secure.
We keep your personal information protected through the use of industry leading encryption technology. We do this with the protocol known as Secure Sockets Layer or SSL. It works with your browser by encrypting the transmitted data in a way that makes it virtually undecodable. This website is secured using a Digital Certificate. This ensures that all information you send to us via the World Wide Web will be encrypted.
IP ADDRESS USE
IP Address: An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. We will use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Site. Your IP address also may be used to gather broad demographic information.
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