Consent and Personal Information
Pearson College obtains consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, except where inappropriate.
In obtaining consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, the purpose for which information is collected, used or disclosed is either obvious by the very nature of the transaction or if not, we state the purpose, either at or before the time the information is collected. When we do collect personal information, we collect only that personal information which is necessary to such obvious or stated purpose.
You may decline to consent, or revoke your consent, to the collection and use of your personal information for these purposes but if you do the services that we can provide to you may be limited.
Collecting Personal Information
Whenever practical, we collect information directly from the individual concerned.
Using Personal Information
Accuracy of Your Personal Information
Pearson College maintains procedures to ensure that the information we collect and use is accurate, up-to-date and as complete as possible. However, we rely on you to disclose all material information to us and to inform us of any changes. You may, with proof of entitlement, request to access and if applicable request that we correct information in our possession. You may make this request by writing to our Privacy Officer at the address set out below in the section called "Contacting the Privacy Officer."
Safeguarding Your Information
We apply appropriate safeguards to our computer networks and physical files and we restrict access to personal information about you to those Pearson College employees and authorized administrators who need to know that information in order to administer your services.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We do not sell our customer lists or other personal information.
Retention and Access to Your Personal Information
We retain personal information only for so long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected and to meet our legal and contractual obligations. If personal information is no longer required, it will be destroyed or rendered anonymous.
If you have a right of access, you or a person authorized in writing to act on your behalf may, with satisfactory identification and proof of entitlement, request access or, if applicable, request a correction of your personal information which we have in our possession.
The right to access is not absolute. For example, you do not have a right to access and we may decline your request for access, if the information requested is subject to a legal privilege.
We do not provide personal health information directly to individuals unless the individual provided it directly to us. Instead we provide access to personal health information through the individual's health care professional.
Contacting the Privacy Officer
If you have questions about our privacy practices, wish to access or correct your personal information, or wish to decline or revoke your consent to the use, collection or disclosure of your personal information for advancement or development purposes, you may contact the Privacy Officer by:
- Mail: Privacy Officer, Pearson College UWC, 650 Pearson College Drive, Victoria, BC V9C 4H7
Please include your name, address, and if applicable, your PC Year.