Privacy/Security Statement

At Beechwood Cemetery Company, we are committed to protecting your privacy and to using technology that gives you a secure on-line experience. You can travel through most of our web site without giving any information about yourself. However, sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this statement of privacy explains data collection and use in those situations.

This privacy policy governs the use of all information collected by Beechwood including that collected on this web site.

Beechwood will comply with Canadian legislation of standards for the collection, use and disclosure of information pertaining to any staff or individual served by the Beechwood Cemetery Company.

In General

The collection of personal information by Beechwood is limited to the type and amount of information necessary for the given purpose. You will know of, and consent to, the collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal information. This information will not be used or disclosed for purposes other than that which it was collected, except with your written consent. Safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information shall be implemented to protect personal information.

We will provide access to your complete personal information file upon receiving your written request.

The Director of Marketing, Communications and Community Outreach is responsible for training staff and volunteers regarding appropriate procedures for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. He is responsible will receive and respond to complaints and/or inquiries regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. Please e-mail nmccarthy@beechwoodottawa.ca or see the contact page for phone and mailing information.

Browsing and Cookies

The Beechwood website uses cookie technology as part of our web site's statistical reporting. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web site that is saved on your hard disk by your computer's browser. It holds information a site may need to gather web site statistical data, such as which pages are visited, what is downloaded, the internet provider's domain name and country that our visitors come from. Cookies can also record the addresses of sites visited immediately before, and after, coming to www.beechwoodottawa.ca.ca. However, none of this information is associated with you as an individual. It is measured only in aggregate (groups of statistics). The information in the cookies allows us to see the paths taken by visitors to our site as they move from page to page. Cookies do not capture your individual e-mail address or any private information about you.

We also use standard web server log files to help us count visitors and evaluate our site's technical capacity. We use this information to find out how many people visit www.beechwoodottawa.ca, help us arrange the pages in the most user-friendly way, keep the site browser-friendly, and to make our pages more useful to our visitors. We record information on site traffic but not information on individual visitors to our site, so no information about you in particular will be kept or used.

E-Mail

When you send us an e-mail, we use your e-mail address to thank you for your comment and/or reply to your question, and we will store your communication and our reply in case we correspond further. Beyond our initial reply, we will never use your e-mail address to send you any unsolicited message or information, nor will we share it with or sell it to anyone else for such use.

When you request information or other services, we use your e-mail address and any other information you give us to provide you with the information or other services you requested until you ask us to stop (using the 'unsubscribe' instructions provided with each e-mail). We will not share it with or sell, rent or lease it to any third party for such use.

Linking to Other Sites

Please remember that when you use a link to go from www.beechwoodottawa.ca to another web site, the Beechwood Cemetery Website Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other web site, including any site that has a link on www.beechwoodottawa.ca, is subject to the rules and policies of that site. We encourage you to read the rules and policies of the sites you visit to further understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information.