Received: 2022-12-06 01:36:18

Please pray for Darlene Gesh's mom, for whom Darlene had to call an ambulance this week. She has very low blood pressure and now pneumonia. There is lots of testing coming up so they are praying for some answers.

Commitment to the Protection of Privacy


All staff and volunteers will follow the Southridge Privacy Policy and practices to ensure that all information gained in the course of their employment or involvement is kept confidential.

Southridge Privacy Statement 

Southridge Community Church is committed to protecting your right to privacy.  The personal information you share with Southridge will be used to support the ministry of the church.

Why do we gather personal information?

When people share information with Southridge, they are authorizing us to use it only for the following purposes:

Safety and security                                                                          Relationship building

Ministry involvement as volunteer                                        Giving activities

Research, planning and education                                          Program and service registration

Assess participant needs and eligibility                               Employment relations

Legal, regulatory and contractual requirements

Southridge Community Church staff and volunteers having access to personal information are required to follow the ten fair information principles and steps for implementing these principles, in keeping with privacy laws.

PRINCIPLE 1 - Accountability

Southridge Community Church is responsible for personal information under its control and shall designate an individual or individuals who are accountable for compliance with established privacy principles.

PRINCIPLE 2 - Identifying Purposes 

Southridge Community Church shall identify the purposes for collecting personal information before or at the time personal information is collected.  

PRINCIPLE 3 - Consent

The knowledge and consent of an individual is required for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, except where not required by law (seeExceptions).

 

Exceptions

Southridge Community Church may collect, use or disclose information without an individual’s prior knowledge or consent in certain circumstances permitted by law.

For example, we may collect, use or disclose personal information without prior knowledge or consent, if it is clearly in the best interest of the individual to do so, such as in an emergency situation where the life, health or security of an individual is threatened.

Southridge Community Church may disclose personal information without prior knowledge or consent of the individual:

  1. to a lawyer or other legal representative of Southridge Community Church
  2. to a government body or agency in certain circumstances;
  3. to collect a debt, or comply with a subpoena, warrant or other court order,

or as may be otherwise required by law;

  1. in circumstances otherwise permitted by law.

 

PRINCIPLE 4 - Limiting Collection 

Southridge Community Church shall limit the collection of personal information to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by Southridge Community Church.  Information shall be collected by fair and lawful means.  

PRINCIPLE 5 - Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention

Southridge Community Church shall not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law. Personal information shall be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfilment of those purposes.

PRINCIPLE 6 - Accuracy

Personal information shall be as accurate, complete and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.

PRINCIPLE 7 - Safeguards

Southridge Community Church shall protect personal information by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.

PRINCIPLE 8 - Openness

Southridge Community Church shall make readily available to individuals, information about its procedures and practices relating to the management of personal information.

PRINCIPLE 9 - Individual Access

Southridge Community Church shall, upon request, inform an individual of the existence, use and disclosure of his or her personal information and shall give the individual access to that information. An individual shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.

PRINCIPLE 10 - Challenging Compliance

An individual shall be able to address a challenge concerning compliance with the above principles to the designated persons accountable for Southridge Community Church compliance.

For further details on our policy contact info@southridgechurch.ca or call (905) 682-9901