Arts Umbrella and Privacy

Arts Umbrella gathers and maintains personal information for the purposes of program registration and communication about Arts Umbrella activities. Activities include advising you of fundraising initiatives, programs, services, special events, open houses, exhibits and/or performances.

Arts Umbrella respects your privacy. Any information you provide to Arts Umbrella will be used and stored in compliance with British Columbia’s Personal Information and Protection Act (PIPA).

Arts Umbrella will not disclose your information without your consent and does not rent, sell or trade personal data about you to third parties.

Privacy and Protection of Personal Information Policy

This Privacy and Protection of Personal Information Policy outlines the policies of Arts Umbrella regarding collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

Definition of Personal Information

Personal information is any information about an identifiable individual that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact that individual. Personal information excludes the name, position name or title, business telephone number, business address, business email, and business fax number of an individual, as well as any publicly available information such as information available from a public telephone directory or from a public registry.

Identified Purposes

Arts Umbrella will, before or at the time personal information is collected, identify the purposes for which the information is collected, used and disclosed. If your personal information is required for any other purpose, you will be notified of the new purpose.


Arts Umbrella will obtain consent from you for the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information unless otherwise exempted or permitted by the law. Consent may be expressed, implied or deemed. Requirements for consent to collection, use or disclosure of personal information vary depending on circumstances and on the type of personal information to be collected, used or disclosed.

You may withdraw consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information upon providing 30-day written notice to Arts Umbrella. Withdrawal of consent for Arts Umbrella’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal information means that you will no longer receive communications from Arts Umbrella.

Limiting Collection

Arts Umbrella will limit the personal information collected to that information necessary for the purposes identified by the organization.

Use, Disclosure and Retention

Arts Umbrella collects, uses, and discloses your personal information generally for the following purposes:

  • To communicate with you regarding Arts Umbrella events, programs, exhibits and/or performances, and fundraising initiatives.
  • To enable Arts Umbrella to operate its registration and administrative functions.

When you provide your personal information to Arts Umbrella through the online registration website, your data is transmitted to a server located within Canada and is subject to Canadian federal laws.


Arts Umbrella will take appropriate steps to ensure that the personal information collected is accurate and complete as is necessary for the purposes which it was collected, used or disclosed. It is your responsibility to contact Arts Umbrella to keep your personal information up-to-date.


Arts Umbrella will protect your personal information by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Safeguards will vary depending on the sensitivity, location and storage of the personal information. If you use Arts Umbrella’s online registration website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your access information and password. You also agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your password on the online registration website.

Accountability, Openness and Access

Arts Umbrella is responsible for all personal information under its control. Arts Umbrella will make information available to you concerning the policies and practices that apply to the management of your personal data. Arts Umbrella will inform you, upon your written request and with appropriate notice, of the existence, use and disclosure of your personal information and will provide you access to it in accordance with the law.


You may direct any questions or enquiries with respect to Arts Umbrella’s privacy policies to the Human Resources Department.

1400 Johnston Street
Granville Island
Vancouver, BC V6H 3S1