Frequently asked Questions

1. Why does Pomponio & Company collect personal information about its clients?

2. Who is responsible for Pomponio & Company’s personal information management practices?

3. How does Pomponio & Company protect my personal information?

4. As a Pomponio & Company client, can I place restrictions on the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information?

5. How can I best understand how Pomponio & Company deals with the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information?

6. How is personal information defined under the Personal Information Protection Act (British Columbia), and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada)?

7. Why has Pomponio & Company made available The Pomponio & Company Privacy Protection Pledge?

8. Where can I obtain more information on privacy?

1. Why does Pomponio & Company collect personal information about its clients?

Pomponio & Company will collect, use or disclose personal information only to provide professional services to you. Each engagement letter includes an explanation of why we require information, what use will be made of it and with whom it may be shared in order to provide our professional services.

Your personal information may be disclosed internally and with other contracted professionals for the purpose of determining compliance with applicable professional standards, Pomponio & Company internal policies, or in the performance of quality reviews. Personal Information may also be shared internally in order to allow us to offer services or products that may be of interest to you.

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2. Who is responsible for Pomponio & Company’s personal information management practices?

Responsibility for Pomponio & Company’s personal information management practices, including compliance with the provisions of The Pomponio & Company Privacy Code, rests with the Pomponio & Company Privacy Officer who can be reached at 1-250-478-3230 or via info@pomponio.ca

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3. How does Pomponio & Company protect my personal information?

Pomponio & Company protects your personal information against such risks as loss or theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, modification or destruction, through appropriate security measures, regardless of the format in which it is held. Pomponio & Company employees follow procedures to protect and safeguard your personal information.

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4. As a Pomponio & Company client, can I place restrictions on the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information?

Yes. You may refuse or withdraw your consent at any time. Please see The Pomponio & Company Privacy Protection Pledge for details.

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5. How can I best understand howPomponio & Company deals with the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information?

The Pomponio & Company Privacy Protection Pledge sets out our commitment to protecting your privacy. More detailed information can be found in The Pomponio & Company Privacy Code.

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6. How is personal information defined under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada)?

Personal information is defined as any information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.

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7. Why has Pomponio & Company made available The Pomponio & Company Privacy Protection Pledge?

Pomponio & Company wants you to understand the purposes for which we collect, use and disclose personal information about our clients. Furthermore, we want to be sure that we have your consent to continue to collect, use and disclose your personal information for those purposes outlined in The Pomponio & Company Privacy Protection Pledge. Finally, we have also developed The Pomponio & Company Privacy Code to more fully explain our personal information management practices and to respect the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada).

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8. Where can I obtain more information on privacy?

For a copy of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada), please visit the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s web site at www.privcom.gc.ca

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