PRIVACY POLICY

THE ALACRITY FOUNDATION OF B.C. (‘ALACRITY CANADA’) IS THE CREATOR AND OWNER OF ALACRITY’S WEBSITES. WE CREATED THIS PRIVACY POLICY (‘PRIVACY POLICY’) IN ORDER TO SET OUT HOW WE COLLECT, USE, AND DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION THROUGH ALACRITY CANADA’S WEBSITES LOCATED AT WWW.ALACRITYCANADA.COM (COLLECTIVELY, THE “WEBSITE”), IN THE COURSE OF PROVIDING OUR BOOTCAMPS AND RELATED SERVICES.

The privacy of our users is of great importance to us. By visiting our Website or Services in any manner, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy and you hereby consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

WHAT DOES THIS PRIVACY POLICY COVER?

This Privacy Policy covers our collection, use and disclosure of information about identifiable individuals and information that is linked to identifiable individuals (‘Personal Information’), including those who visit our Website, apply for our programs, and use our Services (‘Users’). This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, including those of service providers we use to process data (‘Service Providers’). Service Providers are responsible for maintaining their own privacy policies governing the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information.

Alacrity Canada is a non-for-profit organization and, as a result, it is required by law to collect and retain certain Personal Information related to clients, participants and student records for regulatory purposes.

COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Prospective Client Information
When you apply for a course or program, Alacrity Canada may collect your name, email, city, phone number and preferred pronoun. We use this Personal Information to communicate with you regarding the status of your application. Alacrity Canada may collect information about your application, including reason for applying, self-assessed skills and technical proficiencies, education history and work experience, goals and other personal characteristics. We use this Personal Information to assess your application and determine eligibility for our programs.

Alacrity Canada may collect name and contact information of prospective students or participants to provide us with this information at events, through our Website, or otherwise in order to send information about our Services.

Alacrity Canada will use the contact information provided to notify users of important information that is relevant to the Services. You may opt out of receiving marketing communications; however, despite your indicated e-mail preferences, we may send you relevant notices where permitted by law.

We may also ask you to provide information related to your gender and/or status as an indigenous student or program participant for the purpose of determining your eligibility for scholarships and other funding opportunities.

Client/Student Information
When necessary and required as you register for a program, Alacrity Canada may collect your credit card information in order to process payments for tuition fees. We use Stripe, a third-party payment processor, to process payments on our behalf.

To enroll in a course or program, clients/students may be asked to provide address, age, birthday, emergency contact name and phone number, Canadian visa information (if applicable), and third-party funding assistance information. We are required to collect this Personal Information in order to meet our regulatory obligations.

When you participate in a program or bootcamp activities, Alacrity Canada will collect your test/quiz scores, assignment evaluation scores, requests for assistance and general progress through the curriculum. This information is used to evaluate your performance in the course.

Graduated Clients/Students
Once you have completed a program, course or bootcamp at Alacrity Canada, we may request information related to your job status, resume, and job salaries. We may supplement this information with publicly available information. This information may be used by Alacrity Canada to assess the employment prospects of our graduates and assist in finding job opportunities.
Cookies

Technologies such as cookies, beacons, scripts and tags are used by us and our third-party partners, namely Google Analytics. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the Website, tracking users’ movements around the Website, gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole and providing advertising. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual and aggregated basis. Various browsers and third-party service providers may offer their own management tools for removing these types of tracking technologies.

Standing alone, cookies do not identify you personally. They merely recognize your browser. However, Alacrity Canada uses session cookies containing encrypted information to allow the system to uniquely identify you while you are logged into the Website. This information allows Alacrity Canada to process online transactions and requests, including completing applications. Session cookies help us make sure you are who you say you are after you’ve logged in to our Learning tools and are required in order to use the Service.

Mailing List
If you choose to subscribe to our mailing list, Alacrity Canada will collect your email address in order to send you updates on our products and services. You can unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time.

Security
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We use commercially reasonable efforts to store and maintain your Personal Information in a secure environment. We take technical, contractual, administrative, and physical security steps designed to protect Personal Information that you provide to us. We have implemented procedures designed to limit the dissemination of your Personal Information to only such designated staff as are reasonably necessary to carry out the stated purposes we have communicated to you.

You are also responsible for helping to protect the security of your Personal Information. For instance, never give out your email account information or password for the Services.

A Special Note for Parents Concerning Privacy
Alacrity Canada does not make a special effort to encourage children to consult with their parents before furnishing data. Alacrity Canada believes that parents should supervise their children’s online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a kid-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing online their name, address and other personal information without parental permission.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES

Disclosure of Statistical Data
Alacrity Canada may disclose aggregate statistical data to its funding partners, who may use the data for to better understand the demographics of our users. This information does not include any Personal Information or otherwise identify any individuals.

Service Providers and Business Partners
We may from time to time employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share Personal Information with them to provide the Services. Unless we tell you differently, such third parties do not have any right to use the Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. This includes third-party companies and individuals employed by us to facilitate our products and services.

Contract mentors at Alacrity Canada will also have access to Personal Information of the students and program participants as necessary to administer the bootcamp or program.

With Your Consent
If we need to use or disclose any Personal Information in a way not identified in this Privacy Policy, we will notify you and/or obtain your express consent as required under applicable privacy laws.

RETENTION

We will keep your Personal Information for as long as it remains necessary for the identified purpose or as required by law, which may extend beyond the termination of our relationship with you. Specifically, we are required to store student and participant records to meet regulatory obligations.

We may also retain certain data as necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally-identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. All retained Personal Information will remain subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

ACCESS, CORRECTION AND ACCURACY

You have the right to access the Personal Information we hold about you in order to verify the Personal Information we have collected in respect to you and to have a general account of our uses of that information. Upon receipt of your written request, we will provide you with a copy of your Personal Information, although in certain limited circumstances, and as permitted under law, we may not be able to make all relevant information available to you, such as where that information also pertains to another user. In such circumstances we will provide reasons for the denial to you upon request. We will endeavor to deal with all requests for access and modifications in a timely manner.

We will make every reasonable effort to keep your Personal Information accurate and up to date, and we will provide you with mechanisms to update, correct, delete or add to your Personal Information as appropriate. As appropriate, this amended Personal Information will be transmitted to those parties to which we are permitted to disclose your information. Having accurate Personal Information about you enables us to give you the best possible service.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of Personal Information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected, used or disclosed. If we make material changes or changes in the way we use Personal Information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our Website or sending you an email prior to the change becoming effective. You are bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when you use the Website after such changes have been first posted.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

You can help by keeping us informed of any updates to your contact information or other Personal Information. If you would like to access your Personal Information, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions about our Privacy Policy please reach out to info@alacritycanada.com.

 

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