This Policy explains what personal information Events Plus Management and its properties including Fraser Valley Continuing Education (known in this Policy as “we” or “EPM“ or “FVCE“) collect and how we use it. Please read it carefully.
Generally, we collect information about you if you create an account, from your purchase of courses, when you email or call us, or from other supply purchases operated or administered by us, and when you use our websites, apps and social media. We use that and other information to provide better services, marketing and support to you and our other students (including by analyzing your information to provide you with a personalized experience).
When you, for example, create an account, purchase seats, download documents or contact us on the phone, you are thereby granting us permission to use your personal information, including email address, phone number, other contact information and pertinent dates to contact you. We may share your information with our Event and Instructional Partners, and may share your information with other third parties.
WE COLLECT YOUR INFORMATION IN DIFFERENT WAYS
Directly from you. For example, if you register for a class or event, create an account, use a coupon, download reserve seats in a class, post a comment on our websites, ask us a question, email us, or interact with us on social media.
From third parties. For example, if you choose to use an integrated social media feature on our websites or apps, the third-party social media site will give us certain information about you. This could include your name and email address. Your activities on our sites and apps may be posted to the social media platforms.
INFORMATION WE MAY HOLD ABOUT YOU
WE USE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES DESCRIBED IN THIS POLICY:
Your contact and account information. We will hold contact information you provide to us (e.g. name, address, phone number, email, country of residence, preferred language) when you subscribe to any of our lists, buy, access, or reserve a seat in a class, and/or participate in our events or promotions.
Your payment and billing information. We do not store any payment information about you whatsoever, on any platform. All ticket purchases are managed by third party services, including Eventbrite and Square. This information is NOT stored on any system owned by us and is not available to any third parties, ever.
Information you post online. For example, we hold information you post on our website or on a third-party social media site to which we have access (including reviews you post or surveys you complete). When you post information online, you must not infringe the rights of others (including privacy rights) and you should be aware that others may use, tag and/or re-publish your information in ways that you might not expect (including in ways that are unlawful). You understand that we and others (including our Event Partners, Instructors and Vendors) may use and re-publish any data you post online publicly, on our website or when using apps or social media tools.
Information on your preferences. We may collect information about events you like or products you buy or inquire about (e.g. as part of a survey or from your review of a class). We may also hold information on interests and demographic categories inferred from your interactions with us in order to provide you a better service and to provide you with better offerings. For example, if you buy seats in a certain class or event, and lots of people who went to that class also bought seats in a different class, we might send you information about that class or event.
Information from other companies. We will hold information (e.g. your interests, purchases and household type or any information necessary to satisfy your request or fulfill your class purchase) provided to us by other companies including our Partners, Instructors and Vendors. We may also add information to your details which we have obtained from other companies or sources. For example, we may cross check the accuracy of the information we hold with other databases, or we may add demographic information. Much of this data is created using publicly available sources such as the edited electoral register or a publicly-available postal address list, or is derived from market research such as consumer panel surveys.
Website usage information. If you use our websites, we may collect information about the browser and device you’re using and your IP address (this is a number that identifies a specific network device on the internet and is required for your device to communicate with websites). We might look at what site you came from, what you did and didn’t use our site for, or what site you visit when you leave us. This data is typically aggregated using Google Analytics. You may limit the information that Google Chrome (and other browsers) collect about you online. Please read this to learn more.
App(s) usage information. If you use our website app(s), we may collect your GPS location or your device’s unique identifier. We might also collect the type of device you are using, or the version of the operating system your computer or device is running. We might look at, for example, how often you use the app and where you downloaded it.
Other information about your interactions with us. For example, if you interact with us via a promotional event, email, telephone or social media (e.g. Facebook).
WE MAY USE YOUR INFORMATION IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS AND FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES
To provide you with products, services, account information and support. For example, we might use your information to confirm your registration for a class. If you give us your friend’s information, we will use it to provide services you request from us. Before you give us a friend’s information, please do make sure that you have your friend’s permission to share that information with us.
To send you communications in connection with your transaction and classes you attend. For example, we might send you emails about your account or a ticket purchase or ask you if you would like to review a class you attended. We might also contact you about this Policy or any of our other policies or terms.
To identify trends and interests. We use your information to get to know what your preferences might be so we can improve our offering to you and so that your experience with us is more relevant and personal. We may combine information we get from you with information about you we get from third parties, including to analyse customer behaviour.
To monitor and improve our products, services, and websites. We analyse your information to improve our understanding of you and our customer base in general. We do this so that we can make better decisions about our services, advertising, products and content, based on a more informed picture of how our customers use our current services, and to provide you with a more customized experience.
To prevent or detect unlawful behaviour or to protect or enforce legal rights. For example, we may use your information to prevent class ticket misuse, misuse of our intellectual property (e.g. our Event Partners’, Instructors’ and Vendors’ brands), or fraud (including credit card fraud and fraud we think has happened during the promotion of a class or event) or other crimes.
For security purposes. We may use your information to protect the security of our company, employees, our customers, third parties and/or our/their property (including any classes you may attend and our websites) as permitted by law.
For market research purposes. We may contact you as part of market research we are carrying out. You may choose not to participate.
To provide you with tailored advertising and online behavioural advertising. We may work with other companies to show you advertisements we think you may find relevant and useful. This may include advertisements displayed on our own websites or apps, or advertisements from us displayed on other companies’ sites or the content of our emails. The advertisements you see may be based on information collected by us or third parties and/or may be based on your activities on our websites or third party sites. This is often called ‘online or third party behavioural advertising’.
For marketing purposes. As you’ve agreed, you may be contacted by us by email, text message, telephone or other means with information or offers regarding our upcoming classes, events or services (including newsletters).
As otherwise permitted by law. In limited circumstances, we may also use your information for other purposes where permitted by law.
YOU HAVE CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
When you create an account, purchase class seats or use our website or social channels, you thereby grant your consent for us to collect, process or use your personal information for specified purposes.
If you wish to withdraw any consent you have provided to us for such use of your personal information, please contact us or tell us about your preferences using the methods described in this section.
You understand that if you choose not to give us consents, or if you withdraw consents, you may not be able to take advantage of one or more features we offer.
In addition to contacting us, you can opt out in the following ways:
You can opt out of receiving marketing communications including newsletters. To stop receiving marketing communications, follow the links provided in any communication, and change your preference or follow the instructions in any promotional message you get. It may take about ten days to process your request. Don’t worry! Even if you opt out of getting marketing messages, we will still be sure to send you transactional messages. For example, we may still contact you about your orders.
You can control and opt out of us using tools on your devices. For example, you can turn off the GPS locator or push notifications by using the settings on your phone.
You can change your marketing preferences with an Event Partner (e.g. opt out of receiving marketing e-mails from Instructors and Vendors) by contacting that Event Partner or by following the instructions on any messages they send to you.
WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH THE FOLLOWING THIRD PARTIES
Within the Events Plus Management family of companies. We may share any or all of your information with our group companies for any of the purposes referred to in this Policy.
Our third party service providers. We may share your information with third parties so that they can provide services to us (e.g. a booth provider, a contractor who prepares our newsletters or does our graphic design), but where we do we will put in place a written agreement protecting your information.
Our Event Partners, Instructors and Vendors. We may share any of your information with our Event Partners, Instructors and Vendors so that they can run the class for which seats have been purchased, where necessary to fulfil the order, assess student performance, provide a better service and support to students, and for any other purpose described in our Event Partners’ privacy policies (including marketing). You should read their policies to learn how they treat your information.
Third parties who provide goods and services purchased by you. Your information may also be shared with relevant third parties offering goods and services you have purchased through our website (e.g. student manuals, textbooks and class kits) so that they can process and fulfill your orders (including by contacting you).
If we think we have to in order to comply with legal or regulatory requirements or to protect ourselves, our Event Partners, Instructors and Vendors or third parties. Where permitted or required by law, we may also share information requested by a government agency or other authorized body or organisation, to protect or enforce our rights or the rights of our Event Partners or third parties, or in the detection and prevention of fraud (including credit card fraud and fraud we think has happened during class or other event) and other crimes.
Any successor to all or part of our business. Where permitted by law, we may give a successor your information to use for the purposes set out in this Policy – and we may also give a potential successor this information – but only where we have taken reasonable steps to ensure the security and confidentiality of that information.
OUR WEBSITES AND APPS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN.
Our sites and apps are meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child has given us information, you can contact us.
WE USE STANDARD SECURITY MEASURES
We have security measures in place to protect your information. The standard security measures we use will depend on the type of information collected. However, the Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our sites will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. This includes not sharing your passwords.
YOU CAN DEAL WITH US ANONYMOUSLY IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES
When creating an account we ask you to provide your name, an email addresses and a password, and possibly other information when making a purchase. To use our website or social media, you do not have to provide us with your real name or an email address that identifies you, but if you wish to use that contact to buy class seats, we will need to know your real name and billing details so we can process your transaction.
If you contact us with a general query you can also do so anonymously, but if you wish to discuss your account with us, we will ask for information to identify and verify your account.
WE MAY LINK TO THIRD PARTY SITES OR SERVICES WE DON’T CONTROL
FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, COMPLAINTS OR REQUIRE A COPY OF INFORMATION WE HOLD ABOUT YOU
If you have any questions or complaints about this Policy or any privacy concerns, or would like to request copies of the information we hold about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not include your credit card number or other financial or sensitive information in your email.
To correct, amend or update information you have given us, or in order to withdraw a consent you have given us you can contact us via this information or the links in any email sent from us.
WHAT WE WILL DO IF THERE IS AN UPDATE TO THIS POLICY
From time to time we may change our privacy practices. We will notify you of any changes to this Policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our website. It will have a different date and version number from the one set out below. Please check our site periodically for updates.
WHO WE ARE
We are Events Plus Management Ltd, and its group companies. Last Updated: 1st of August 2019