Last updated: July 24, 2018
Who We Are
Stepwest offers working holiday and internship programs to Foreign National between the ages of 18 and 35 from International Experience Canada countries around the world. Our website address (http://www.stepwest.com) is operated out of our office located at #812, 525 Seymour Street Vancouver, Canada. We can be contacted by phone +1 (604) 568 5570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It
In order to provide our services, there are instances where we ask you to provide information about yourself. This information may include personal data such as your name, email address and phone number, as well as technical data such as information about cookies. The kinds of situations where we collect personal information include the following:
- receiving and responding to enquiries from potential program participants
- receiving and responding to enquiries generated from our contact form
- managing our contests and contacting the winners
- contacting interested participants and blog subscribers with information and updates including news, offers, promotions, special events, competitions, and surveys
If you upload media files in a comment, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) as visitors to our site can download and extract any location data from these images.
Our website provides users the opportunity to interact and post content through various social media sites including, but not limited to, Facebook, GooglePlus and Twitter. Your interactions with such tools and any information you provide in connection with these interactions are publicly viewable outside of our site domain. Each social media site has its own privacy policies which may be more or less protective than this Policy. If you do not wish for this information to be disclosed, then you should not use these tools. We are not responsible for information you choose to post through these social media sites.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile device browser from a website’s server and is stored on your device’s hard drive. Each website or third-party service provider used by the website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website or third-party service provider to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites or other third-party service providers. A cookie will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.
What do cookies do?
Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the website to your interests. Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyze your use of our site and help us to provide you with a better user experience.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Embedded Content From Other Websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
If you would like to opt out of Analytics cookies, you can do so by following the steps available in this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Who We Share Your Data With
Stepwest will not rent or sell your information to third-parties for marketing purposes. We do however share site data with our trusted partners who help us improve your experience on our site. Our partners will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. These trusted partners include the following:
How Long We Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that submit enquiries about our programs, we store the personal information they provide for one year or until they have completed a program, whichever comes sooner.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
If you make an enquiry or have left comments on our site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. You can make this request by contacting us at email@example.com.
Do We Disclose Any Information To Outside Parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include our trusted partners who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We Protect Your Data
The security of your personal information is important. Stepwest uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through our site. Stepwest, however, is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
What Data Breach Procedures We Have In Place
In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised as soon as possible and immediately take steps to investigate the situation. Stepwest will then follow up with those individuals potentially affected explaining the actions we took in response to the security breach including the following:
- a description of the circumstances of the breach
- the day or time period over which the breach occurred
- a description of the information that was subjected to the breach
- a description of the steps Stepabroad has taken to reduce harm from the breach
- steps the potentially affected individuals can take to further reduce harm from the breach
- how those potentially affected can obtain more information
Stepwest maintains a record of every breach of security safeguards for 24 months from the day or estimated time period it occurred.
Have a Concern?
Please let us know if you have any concerns about your personal information obtained through the use of this site. Our Privacy Officer will be happy to respond to your questions or concerns and can be reached at:
812 – 525 Seymour Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
For more general enquiries, Canada’s Information and Privacy Commissioner oversees the privacy legislation in the private sector. The Commissioner can be reached at:
112 Kent Street
Phone: 613-995-8210 Toll-free: 1-800-282-1376
Fax: 613-947-6850 TTY: 613-992-9190
Before obtaining, using or disclosing any personal information we must obtain express or implied consent to do so. By using this website we can reasonably infer from your actions that your consent is implied. You may withdraw this consent at any time, subject to legal restrictions. To withdraw your consent, please contact our Privacy Officer listed above and actions will be taken immediately to destroy your information. Please note, that by withdrawing your consent, we will be unable to provide you with our services.