Website Privacy Statement - Lacrosse Canada

The thirteen privacy principles of Lacrosse Canada comply with the provisions of Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Lacrosse Canada has adopted the principles of the legislation which establishes best practices widely observed in the business and service communities. These policy principles explain the type of personal information Lacrosse Canada collects, how it is used, and the steps Lacrosse Canada takes to ensure the personal information is handled appropriately.

Personal Information is information that refers to an individual specifically and is recorded in any form. Personal information includes such things as age, income, birth date, medical records, and credit records.

Principle 1: Accountability. We are responsible for maintaining and protecting the information we have about you.

Principle 2: Identifying Purposes. The purpose for which your information is being collected will be explained to you either before or when it is collected.  In summary, we collect contact information of subscribers for the purpose of delivering Lacrosse Canada* related content and information.
*Lacrosse Canada Member Associations are independent associations and are responsible for adopting their own privacy policies.

Principle 3: Consent. We will obtain your consent to collect, hold, use and disclose your information. This will be done by providing you with a Privacy Protection Notice when you provide personal information to Lacrosse Canada or by providing it to you in a separate communication. We provide you with a Privacy Protection Notice at the time you submit personal information or otherwise you may contact us electronically. The Privacy Protection Notice may also be sent to you in a separate communication. The Privacy Protection Notice explains how we collect, hold, use and disclose your information. By signing an application form and/or continuing to do business with us, you are consenting to the use of your information.

Principle 4: Limiting Collection. We will limit the information we collect to what is needed for those purposes Lacrosse Canada has identified. We do not require that any personal information be provided in order to view our website.

Lacrosse Canada does not automatically collect personal information such as your name, address, telephone number or email address when you visit this site. Such information will be collected by Lacrosse Canada if you provide it to us in order to:

  • participate in forums or discussions
  • receive our newsletter
  • enter a contest or promotion
  • request information from us.

If the personal information we require is collected for a reason other than to provide products and services, your consent will be requested at or before the time the information is collected. Examples of reasons we may collect personal information include:

  • to respond to your inquiries and send you requested information
  • to provide products and services you request
  • to allow you to participate in contests and promotions
  • to protect against fraud and error
  • to recommend products and services that Lacrosse Canada believes will be of interest to you
  • to comply with legal and government regulations.

Principle 5: Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention. We will use and disclose your information only for the purposes we have identified at time of collection, or when it is required or permitted by law. We retain your information only for as long as is necessary for the fulfillment of these purposes or as required by federal or provincial laws.

Lacrosse Canada does not sell or rent personal information to any organization or person for any reason. We do not share your personal information without your consent with any third party organizations.

Principle 6: Accuracy. We keep your information as accurate, complete and up to date as is necessary for the purposes of any consent you chose to provide.

Principle 7: Safeguards. We protect your information with appropriate safeguards and security measures.  Our employees and service providers have access to your information provided the information is required for the identified purposes and access is permitted only to the extent necessary for such purposes.  In addition, we have taken several measures to protect your information, such as restricting physical access to our offices and using computer passwords and file encryption for on-line activities.

Principle 8: Openness. Upon your request, we will provide you with specific details about our information handling policies and procedures. Contact Lacrosse Canada.

Principle 9: Access. We will give you access to the information we have about you. You may check the accuracy of your information and amend it as appropriate.  Except in limited circumstances, we can provide you with the information we have about you so you may verify and amend it. We will provide you with requested information within 20 days of receipt of your request, unless prohibited by law. Please note that we may not be able to provide you with your information in the following circumstances:

  • if it contains references to other persons and the references are subject to legal privilege;
  • if it contains confidential information proprietary to Lacrosse Canada;
  • if it relates to an investigation or contravention of laws; or
  • if it cannot be disclosed for other legal reasons.

Accuracy is important to us. Please inform us of any errors in/changes to our information about you as soon as you are aware of them so that we may immediately correct our records.

Principle 10: Challenging Our Compliance. We will investigate and respond to your concerns about any aspect of our handling of your information. Contact Lacrosse Canada.

Principle 11: Cookies. Like many organizations, Lacrosse Canada uses cookie technology on our site. A "cookie" is a unique identifier collected by the site to verify a returning visitor's identity, or to understand how visitors navigate the site. The use of cookies is standard on the Internet and many major websites use them. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can usually change your browser to prevent or notify you whenever you are sent a cookie. This gives you the chance to decide whether or not to accept the cookie. However, if you refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to use some of the features available on Lacrosse Canada website or other websites that you are directed to or chose to access. Lacrosse Canada does not use cookies to identify specific individuals.

A cookie does not tell us who you are, your email address, or any other personal information. We use the information it provides to help us improve the site and our service, and to provide our visitors with a better website visit. We do not share information obtained through cookies with any third parties.

Principle 12: Copyright, Official Marks/Trademarks and Legal Disclaimer. This web site is a product of Lacrosse Canada. The information on this website is provided as a resource to those interested in the sport of lacrosse. Lacrosse Canada disclaims any representation or warranty, express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness or fitness for a particular purpose of the information. Persons accessing this information assume full responsibility for the use of the information and understand and agree that the Lacrosse Canada is not responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage arising from the use of this information. Reference to specific products, processes or services does not constitute or imply recommendation or endorsement by Lacrosse Canada. Lacrosse Canada also reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.

The copyright in all material published on this site by Lacrosse Canada, including all portions of the website, content, site design, text, graphics and the selection and arrangement of the material on the site (the "Material") is owned by Lacrosse Canada, unless otherwise indicated, and is protected by the provisions of the Copyright Act, R.S.C. 1985 c. C-42.

All rights reserved. The Material may not be reproduced or distributed, in whole or in part, without prior written permission of Lacrosse Canada.

Official Marks/Trademarks: Any logos or drawings related to Lacrosse Canada are trademarks, registered trademarks or official marks of Lacrosse Canada. All other product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. The use of this site and any information contained on this site does not grant a license to the user to use any of the trademarks or official marks of Lacrosse Canada.
Links made available through this website may allow you to leave the Lacrosse Canada site. Please be aware that the internet sites available through these links are not under the control of Lacrosse Canada. Therefore, Lacrosse Canada does not make any representation to you about these sites or the materials available there. Lacrosse Canada is providing these links only as a convenience to you, and in no way guarantees these links and the material available there. Lacrosse Canada is not responsible for privacy practices employed by other companies or websites.

Principle 13: Applicable Law. This site is created and controlled by Lacrosse Canada in the province of Ontario. As such, the laws of the province of Ontario will govern these disclaimers, terms and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflict of laws. 

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