Please note, The Bedford Consulting Group does not sell or trade any personal information with third parties.
For web-site specific privacy issues, please see paragraph entitled Web-site Privacy
This policy applies to the personal information of candidates, clients, guests, partners and digital/mobile users.
This policy deals only with personal information handled by The Bedford Consulting Group. Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, excluding business contact information. The following explains how The Bedford Consulting Group handles personal information. The Bedford Consulting Group reserves the right to change this policy and it may be updated periodically. These changes may affect our use of your personal information. Accordingly, please check for changes regularly.
- Email: moc.puorgdrofdebnull@ofni
- Fax: 416-963-9988
- Mail: 145 Adelaide St. W. Suite 400, Toronto, ON, M5H 4E5
Any questions about Bedford’s handling of personal information should be directed to the privacy officer. Please see below for more information about the process for referring questions about Bedford’s handling of personal information.
Purpose of Personal Information
The purpose for which Bedford collects personal information will be identified at or before the time the information is collected. Bedford may collect personal information for the purpose of:
- administering and maintaining an up-to-date database;
- information products (surveys and publications), and
- any other products or services Bedford may offer from time to time.
Limited for Collecting, Using, Disclosing and Keeping Personal Information
Bedford does not collect, use or disclose personal information of individuals except when individuals give consent and provide the information on a voluntary basis. There may be occasions where more specific personal information is necessary for us to proceed with a request for information, or provide you with a product or service. In such cases, we will provide you with a description on the information we need. In all cases, Bedford limits the amount and type of information collected to only the personal information that is required to provide the individual with the requested information, product, or service. We collect only information that is voluntarily provided by you and undertake that such information will be kept confidential and will only be shared with those individuals or organizations that require it to process your request for information, or provide you with a product or service.
We review the personal information in our possession every six months and retain personal information only if it is necessary to provide the individual with the requested product, service or information or for follow-up action and delete or destroy this information after that time. In some cases, however, legal reporting and retention requirements necessitate that Bedford retain information for a specific amount of time.
Any personal information that Bedford retains is kept confidential and Bedford takes numerous security measures to protect personal information in our possession.
Safeguarding Personal Information
Bedford respects the privacy of our members, partners, and digital/mobile users and will protect that privacy as vigorously as possible. We store personal information in electronic and physical files that are secure. Our security measures include secure on and off site storage, restricted access to records and data processing equipment, and password protocols. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us electronically. This is especially true for information you transmit to us via e-mail. We have no way of protecting that information until it reaches us. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best efforts to ensure its security on our servers.
Accuracy of and Access to Personal Information Collected
Bedford takes all reasonable steps to keep personal information as accurate, complete, current and relevant as necessary for the identified purposes.
At the written and signed request of an individual, he or she may view or edit their personal information as collected by Bedford. Bedford will inform them of what personal information we have about the individual, what is being used for and, in cases where it has been disclosed, to whom it has been disclosed. There may be exceptional circumstances as provided by the CSA Model Code under which Bedford may not be able to give an individual access to the personal information about her or him held by Bedford. In this case, Bedford will explain the reason for this lack of access, as provided by the CSA Model Code.
To make a request, please send a signed letter to our Privacy Officer at the address indicated above. In your request please include the following information: Name, contact details, membership number, the nature of your request, including whether you wish to view and/or edit information or inquire regarding the use and/or disclosure. We will require acceptable proof of your identification before providing a response.
Bedford will reply to your request in no later than thirty days after receipt of the request, or if we are not able to respond within this time period, we will send you a notice of extension. If we are not able to disclose all the personal information we hold on you, we will give you a reason for our inability to do so, unless prohibited by law.
Information Automatically Recorded
When you browse through Bedford’s web site, certain information about your visit will automatically be recorded in a log. This information cannot personally identify you. The purpose of the log is only to count the visits to specific pages.
This information is to learn about the number of visitors to our site, what pages are of interest and to benefit our visitors in helping us make our site more useful.
If visitors choose to provide Bedford with personal information through an email link or web form – that information is used to respond to your message and to provide the service you have requested.
Emails are treated the same way letters sent to our organization are treated. We do not collect personal information for any purpose other than to assist you in your job search. We only share your personal information with potential companies if your résumé fits that job posting.
Moreover, we only provide your personal information to third party agencies with your consent and as further assistance in your job search. We do not collect your personal information for commercial marketing purposes.
From time to time, we may present our clients/candidates with the opportunity to participate in online surveys. The information obtained through our surveys is used in an aggregated, non-personally identifiable form. We use this information to help us better understand our clients/candidates and to enhance our service offerings.
You should be aware that web forms and the use of email is not a secure means of transmission. If you would prefer not to use the Internet to communicate with us, please direct your inquiries to the address on our contact us page.
Links to Other Sites
Any questions or comments about Bedford’s handling of personal information should be directed to our privacy officer.