In accordance with Canadian and British Columbia law, SKILS works hard to keep your personal information secure. Personal Information is any information about an “identifiable individual” including information regarding ethnic background, religion, marital status, medical condition, employment, and education. Information published publicly such as listed telephone number, address and name is not considered to be personal information. We keep personal information associated with each student for 7 years.
Personal information in SKILS custody shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than the reasons for which the information was collected or uses reasonably consistent with such purposes, unless consent has been given for such new uses.
The exception to this commitment is where the use is authorized by law or where disclosure is required by law. Other than where required or authorized by law SKILS will seek written consent to disclose personal information. If SKILS finds it necessary to transfer personal information in our possession to a third party such as the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC or Paddle Canada, the transfer of such information is completed according to a contractual relationship with the third party recipient to ensure those in receipt of the information maintain the confidentiality of such transferred information.