Privacy Policy

This page provides information about OBBA’s general business, software, products, or services. If you have any questions about OBBA’s collection of your data please contact OBBA at info@obba.ca.

Introduction

Any data collected through the OBBA website including Personal Data, will only be used when you register, request information or a response from OBBA to better target you for further sales and marketing opportunities. Once collected, Personal Data will not be used for a different incompatible purpose without your consent. Ottawa Black Business Alliance, 235 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON K1L 5P8 is regarded as the Data Controller.

We take the protection of data privacy very seriously. All Personal Data collected through the website application will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be used as set out in this Privacy Policy. The applicable data protection laws shall be respected in full.

Therefore, please read this Privacy Policy thoroughly. If you disagree with the way Personal Data will be used, please do not use this Website or provide your Personal Data through the Website.

I.    Purpose of Data Collection

The main purpose of collecting Personal Data through the Website is for marketing and sales reasons. Separately, we collect Personal Data for website security and maintenance.

II.    Scope of Personal Data Collected

Personal Data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (i.e. living individual). 

We collect the following Personal Data through the Website:

Your Personal Information:
We collect the following Personal Data: your first and last name, company, title, work email, phone number, country and your reason for contacting us.

Browsing Information:
We additionally collect limited Personal Data connected with your use of the Website, including your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring domains and exit links.

III.    Legal Basis of Personal Data Collection

Where Personal Data is provided:

At any point where Personal Data is required, we will request your explicit consent. Please note that you can withdraw or revoke your consent to our use of your Personal Data at any time. You always have a choice concerning whether or not you provide Personal Data.

The Use of the Personal Data:

Your Personal Data is used only to address the necessary aspects of OBBA’s legitimate interest:   

  • in improving our services, so we can better understand your needs and expectations and therefore tailor our services to you;
  • to prevent fraud and to ensure that the use of our web services is complete and without fraudulent behavior;
  • to ensure the security of our services and to ensure that our offerings are technically secure and functioning properly;

IV.    Company Departments Handling Personal Data

We will share your Personal Data with employees of OBBA, including Sales, Marketing, IT and Operations teams in order to create inter alia email campaigns and other marketing efforts.

We will not disclose your Personal Data to anyone else under any circumstances except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, to successors in title to our business, to establish, exercise or defend our rights, or where required by law. 

V.    Processing and Storing of Personal Data

Employees of OBBA (from Sales, Marketing, IT and Operations) process your data and oversee with data storage. Backups are stored on our private server for security. Any processing of your Personal Data by these employees is in accordance with our instructions. 

If the services of third parties for the technical maintenance, administration or processing of data are required, the Personal Data will be accessed by these parties only to the extent that is required to ensure a smooth and secure technical handling of the Website and in compliance with applicable law, including with respect to data confidentiality, privacy and security.

VI.    Viewing, Editing, Updating or Deleting Personal Data

Please contact info@obba.ca if you want to see any Personal Data stored about you in our records. We will honor your legal right to view your Personal Data in accordance with applicable privacy law. If you think that any of the Personal Data collected through the Website is incorrect, confusing or incomplete, please contact info@obba.ca. You may also ask us to erase, restrict or port your Personal Data and you may tell us if you object to our use of your Personal Data. Personal Data will be stored by us in accordance with our applicable data retention requirements and corporate policies.

VII.    Data Security

We use a variety of methods, such as firewalls, intrusion detection software and manual security procedures, to secure your data against loss or damage and to help protect the accuracy and security of Personal Data and to prevent unauthorized access or improper use. If you think the Website or any Personal Data is not secure or that there has been unauthorized access to the Website or your Personal Data, please contact info@obba.ca immediately.

VIII.    Confidentiality

Please note that we treat Personal Data as strictly confidential.  

IX.    Data Transfers

We do not currently transfer your Personal Data anywhere outside the company’s private network. Should you wish to know more about how data is protected or wish to request a copy of the contractual protections, please contact info@obba.ca

X.    Use of cookies or other tracking technology

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive. If you choose to accept cookies, the file is added and the cookie helps to analyze web traffic or lets us know when you visit a particular site. Cookies further allow us to respond to you as an individual and we can tailor our operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences when you return to our site and for logged-in users to maintain the session and remember table filters. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.  

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.

XI.    Notification of changes

Should we wish to change our Privacy Policy, if you have already provided Personal Data through this Website, we will contact you to inform you of the new Privacy Policy and, in some circumstances, we may need to obtain your consent to the changes. In other circumstances, any such changes to this Privacy Policy will be promptly communicated on this page and you should check back to see whether there are any changes. Continued use of the Website after a change in the Privacy Policy indicates your acknowledgement and acceptance of the use of Personal Data in accordance with the amended Privacy Policy.

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XII.    Further Information

For further information on OBBA and its parent company, the Ottawa Black Business Alliance, please visit our website www.obba.ca.

If you believe that we are not complying with this Privacy Policy or if you have any questions in relation to this Privacy Policy, please contact info@obba.ca. You may also lodge a formal complaint with your competent data protection authority.

Updated: April 15, 2019