Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy Statement


BC Association of Social Workers is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its members, employees, volunteers and other stakeholders and to complying with legislation regarding protection of personal information. To meet our mandate and provide quality services, we gather and use personal information by consent and take responsibility for being transparent and accountable in how we deal with that information.

Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual, with the exception of information that is publicly available, such as names, addresses, telephone numbers and other electronic communications that are published in telephone or other directories. Business contact information, including where home contact information is used as business contact information, is also not subject to protection as personal information.

We collect, use and disclose personal information only for the purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances. We routinely inform and offer our members the opportunity not to have the information used for purposes beyond which it has been collected.

Personal information gathered by BCASW is kept in confidence and safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not available or disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which consent has been received. When information is requested about a member, we contact the member on the caller's behalf; the member can then contact the caller at their discretion.

Information collected and stored electronically is appropriately protected through up-to-date and regularly reviewed procedures and software, including password protocols.

BCASW promptly responds to questions, concerns or complaints concerning this policy or its use of personal information.

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