PEIREA Website Privacy Policy

The Prince Edward Island Real Estate Association (“PEIREA”) takes the privacy of its website, being, (the “Website”) users seriously. PEIREA is committed to protecting the privacy of people whose personal information is held by PEIREA through responsible information management practices.

The Website is owned and operated by PEIREA. This website privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) explains the website data practices of PEIREA.

You have choices about how you interact with PEIREA. By using this website and our online services, you accept this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions of Use.

What is personal information?

Personal Information is recorded information about an identifiable individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual’s name, address, date of birth, email address and phone number.

The name, title, business address or business telephone of an employee of an organization is not considered personal information, nor is information about a company.

Statutory Authority for Collecting Personal Information

Under the Prince Edward Island Act to Incorporate the Prince Edward Island Real Estate Association the Prince Edward Island government has established PEIREA as the province’s body charged with, among other things, doing all things necessary to promote interests in the marketing of real estate and all its aspects and to advance and improve relations of the members of the Association with the public.

What personal information is collected, used and disclosed?

When PEIREA collects personal information it must identify:

PEIREA does not collect personal information unless you voluntarily provide it for the purpose of using online services. However, if you choose not to provide the information required for online services, you can still access PEIREA services in person, by phone, fax or mail. Your decision not to participate in online services will not impair your ability to browse the Website, read or download any information provided on the site.

Personal information will only be used by authorized staff of PEIREA to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected or for a use consistent with that purpose, unless you expressly consent otherwise. PEIREA does not disclose your information to other entities.

Generally, PEIREA collects and uses personal information

The most common situations in which PEIREA collects and uses your personal information are set out below:

Registration for Events

When you sign up for PEIREA events on the Website, you are required to provide your name, address, email address, telephone number and payment card information. This information is used to process transactions, to verify your identity, to issue refunds, and to protect against error or fraud.

Public Inquiries

When you contact PEIREA with a comment, question or complaint PEIREA may need to record information in order to respond to you appropriately, including details of your inquiry, your name, and your preferred method(s) of contact (such as your mailing address, phone number or email address).

Call Recording

PEIREA may monitor and/or record telephone discussions when you call PEIREA, to evaluate customer service, for training purposes, and to confirm discussions with you.

Service Providers Acting on Behalf of PEIREA

Personal information will be provided to our service providers in order to fulfill services you have requested, such as credit card processing, order fulfillment, customer service, event sales, etc. Our service providers may not otherwise use said personal information, and are required to comply with strict privacy standards.

What kind of information is being automatically collected?

When you visit the Website to browse, download information or complete a transaction, the following information about your visit will be automatically collected and stored:

This information is used in aggregate form for statistical and systems performance management purposes only. PEIREA does not use this data to determine your identity unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or other law enforcement purpose.

What safeguards are in place?

PEIREA is obligated to protect your personal information by making reasonable security arrangements against risks such as unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, disposal or destruction. Personal information you provide to PEIREA is securely stored and transported and only accessed by those employees or agents who need to know the information to fulfill their duties. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operating practices as part of PEIREA’s continuing commitment to the protection of personal information.

PEIREA cannot guarantee the privacy and security of email messages sent form your personal computer to that of PEIREA. This is because this information travels across the open internet and may not be secure in transit. For your protection, carefully consider the type and amount of personal information you send to PEIREA by email.

If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended, please direct your inquires to the contact listed at the bottom of this page.

How long is information retained?

The length of retention will vary in relation to the nature of the service. If PEIREA uses your personal information to make a decision that directly affects you, it must retain that information for a least one year so that you have a reasonable opportunity to obtain access to it. Information collected or created by PEIREA is maintained in accordance with records retention schedules and other legislative requirements.

Does the Website use cookies?

The Website does use sessional cookies (which do not store personal information).

A cookie is a small file stored on your computer by your web browser when using some Internet sites. Sessional cookies are used to help you move around a website. This type of cookie is only valid while you are on the site and does not store personal information.

Persistent cookies may store personal information, such as your name, email address, mailing address or telephone number. This type of cookie can be used to identify you whenever you access a website. PEIREA does not use persistent cookies.

Third-Party Websites and Social Media

Visitors should be aware that the Website may include links to websites or social media sites operated by government agencies, non-profit organizations and/or private businesses. PEIREA provides links to third-party websites as a convenience to the user. When you link to another site, this privacy policy will not apply. However, you may be subject to the privacy policy of that new site, if one exits. PEIREA is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites or social media sites. You should examine each website’s privacy policy and disclaimers and make your own decision regarding the accuracy, reliability and completeness of material and information found there.

PEIREA may use social media to provide the public with education and information. PEIREA’s social media accounts are publicly accessible, therefore, your posts, comments, replies to and mentions of PEIREA may be publicly visible, depending on your privacy settings. Your privacy and the retention of information on social media accounts are governed by the privacy policies of the parties that operate these social media platforms. Users should review privacy policies and terms and conditions of the parties that operate these social media platforms prior to participating. PEIREA does not have any control over such social media platforms and, therefore, PEIREA has no responsibility or liability for the manner in which their operators collect, use, disclose, secure and otherwise treat your personal information.

PEIREA may collect and measure information available about social media activity in order to provide content that is relevant and potentially interesting to users of these social media platforms.

Changes to Privacy Policy

PEIREA reserves the right to make modifications to this Privacy Policy at any time, without notice. You agree to review this Privacy Policy regularly and by continuing to access and use this Website, you accept and agree to any changes.

Contacting PEIREA

If you have any questions or concerns about the privacy of your personal information or this Privacy Policy, you may contact PEIREA at:
Peggy Donovan