In accordance with applicable laws, the bridge – A Markham Community Church (the “Church”) is committed to protecting the privacy of its members, adherents, donors, volunteers, employees, directors, officers and any other persons about or from whom the Church collects personal information. The Church embraces the principles of the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information to ensure that all personal information is properly collected, used only for the purposes for which it is collected and is disposed of in a safe and timely manner when no longer required.
In being, or becoming, a member or adherent of the Church, it is recognized by all such individuals that the Bible portrays believers as members of one body (see 1 Corinthians 12). This requires the useful sharing of personal information within the body. The Church, its members, and adherents, by voluntary implied contract, submit to and are bound by, the General Operating By-Law No. 1 (the “Constitution”) of the Church.
Except for the above-implied consent to collect, use and retain personal information, no personal information will be sold, rented, leased or otherwise made available to any person without the explicit informed consent of the member or adherent. Except as otherwise required by the Constitution or the operation of law, every member and adherent have the right, at any time, to withdraw his or her implied or explicit consent for the use of his or her personal information for any or all previously authorized uses.
With respect to the privacy of personal information, the above means that all members and adherents have given their implied consent to use their personal information for all internal purposes of the Church, to the extent that such use is in agreement with the Constitution and the pronouncements of the Church from time to time.
Other persons or organizations who act for, or on behalf of, the Church are required to comply with the principles, the Policy, and/or federal and provincial privacy legislation, and will be given restricted access to personal information solely to perform the services they may be retained to perform for the Church.
The Church has designated Cynthia Yoon to be its Privacy Officer. Any inquiry, request or concern related to privacy matters should be made in writing to her, to be contacted at:
the bridge – A Markham Community Church
5440 16th Avenue