Intermezzo Montreal (Intermezzo) respects and upholds an individual's right to privacy and to the protection of his or her personal information. This includes all of our members ("Members"), prospective Members, website visitors and employees.
The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada), or similar provincial privacy legislation regulates the way private sector organizations operating in Canada may collect, use, keep, secure and disclose personal information. "Personal Information" generally means all information about an identifiable individual.
PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS/WEBSITE USERS
Collection and Use
Intermezzo collects and uses personal information from Prospective Members for the following purposes:
• To contact individuals interested in membership in order to provide them more information about the services Intermezzo offers
• To assess each prospective Member’s suitability and eligibility for membership
The personal information that Intermezzo may collect from a prospective Member to assess his or her eligibility for membership may include, but is not limited to: name, telephone number, age, marital status, occupation, name of employer, height and weight, income, health concerns, criminal record, and any substance abuse issues.
Employees of Intermezzo who have access to Member and prospective Member personal information are required to keep the information confidential. They are not permitted to use this information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for Intermezzo and its Members.
Intermezzo will not disclose prospective Member personal information unless authorized by Applicable Privacy Legislation or required by law. However, Intermezzo may use and disclose personal information collected from a prospective Member who becomes a Member in accordance with the provisions governing the collection, use and disclosure of Members’ personal information below.
Collection and Use
Intermezzo collects and uses personal information about Members for the following purposes:
• To assist our matchmakers in identifying key characteristics each Member is looking for in a partner
• To assess and identify compatibility and possible matches between Members
The personal information that Intermezzo may collect and use for the purposes identified above may include, but is not limited to: age, marital status, height and weight, relationship history, religion, occupation, income, level of education, key characteristics a Member is looking for in a partner, and personality traits.
Once Intermezzo has identified a possible match between two Members, Intermezzo will disclose personal information about each Member to the other so that each Member may approve or disapprove of the possible match. If both Members approve the match, Intermezzo will disclose each Member’s contact information to the other Member so that the Members can contact each other and arrange to meet.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
Intermezzo does not lend, exchange, rent or sell any personal information it collects from Members or prospective Members, whether the personal information is submitted through the Intermezzo Website, mail, telephone or in person at our office.
The only circumstance under which personal information may be disclosed to third parties is for the fulfillment of any purposes identified above, where authorized by Applicable Privacy Legislation, or as required by law.
REQUESTS FOR ACCESS TO AND CORRECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Intermezzo will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the personal information it collects, uses or discloses is accurate and complete. Applicable Privacy Legislation allows any individual the right to access and/or request the correction of errors or omissions in his or her personal information that is in the custody or under the control of Intermezzo. Intermezzo’s Privacy Officer, will assist the individual with the access request. This includes:
• Identification of personal information under Intermezzo custody or control
• Information about how their personal information under the Intermezzo control may be or has been used by Intermezzo
• The names of any individuals to which their personal information under Intermezzo’s control has been disclosed
Intermezzo will respond to requests within the time allowed by Applicable Privacy Legislation and will make every effort to respond as accurately and completely as possible.
In certain exceptional circumstances, Intermezzo may not be able to provide access to certain personal information it holds about an individual. If access cannot be provided, Intermezzo will notify the individual making the request, in writing, of the reasons for the refusal.
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