The GVCA office is staffed by professionals, who strive to promote, advance, protect and represent the interests of the members of the GVCA. The GVCA attempts to serve its members in a manner that will effectively and fairly promote the Aims and Objectives of the association while maintaining the privacy and integrity of all members. The GVCA is committed to protecting the privacy of its members as well as the privacy of visitors to the GVCA.org website.
Protecting Your Personal Information:
As part of the Aims and Objectives of the GVCA, it is within the discretion of the officers of the association to disseminate information to the public to express the viewpoint of the association, and the explanation or promotion of goodwill towards the construction industry as a whole.
As part of the overall objectives of the GVCA, information may be given to or provided to independent third parties in furtherance of the Aims and Objectives of the association. Specific notice will be provided TO MEMBERS prior to the collecting and disseminating of any personal member information, particularly with respect to any details that may identify a member as an individual, such as a member’s name and address.
We shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure that each member is advised of the purposes for which the information will be collected and used. Members have the right to decline to have this information collected and/or transferred for marketing purposes. Should your consent be provided, you have the right to withdraw consent at a later date, subject to legal or contractual restrictions, upon providing to the GVCA written notification of such withdrawal. Such withdrawal of consent will be effective on the 15th business day after receipt by the association of the notice of withdrawal.
Should a member consent, the GVCA agrees that the collection of personal information shall be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by the organization. Information shall be collected by fair and lawful means.
We collect no personal information about members without the member’s express consent. We do not use methods to obtain such information without a member’s knowledge. Any personally identifiable data and information that members provide is at all times stored securely.
How We Use Personal Information:
The GVCA uses the information it collects in two ways: (1) some information is used internally and for GVCA marketing purposes; and (2) some information is used in the sale of mailing lists. Each of these uses is discussed below.
(1) Information Used Internally and for GVCA Marketing Purposes: Name, address, fax, e-mail, affiliation, industry, job title and other similar information is used by the association to understand its audiences and to offer members services who are likely to be interested in them.
(2) Information Used in the Sale of Mailing Lists: GVCA members’ addresses collected from members and non-members.
Prior to acquiring a mailing list or other similar information, the requesting party must, for example, provide the GVCA with its exact intended use of the address and a sample of the mailing that will be sent out. The GVCA’s decision on whether or not to sell a mailing list is based on the nature of the mailing piece and whether it furthers the overall interests of the association or the interests of its members. The GVCA and its agents use “dummy” addresses in lists to detect and prevent third party abuse or multiple use of lists.
The GVCA recognizes that members may wish to limit the association’s use of personal information, and that this decision may occur after information is provided. If desired, the GVCA will mark a member’s records in its central database to exclude that address in sold mailing lists.
How We Use Non-Personal Information:
GVCA.org’s operating system may automatically record some general information about and individual’s visit to the website. This information is used for statistical analysis, to assist the GVCA in making its website more useful and user friendly to visitors. This non-personal information may be disclosed to third parties such as exiting or potential clients, sponsors, advertisers and/or for auditing purposes.
The tracking system does not record any personal information about individuals, names or addresses or link this information to any personal data that may be collected.
In addition, the GVCA may use ‘cookies’ that will identify individuals as a return visitor to the GVCA website. A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your web-browser, which can then store the cookie on your hard drive. A ‘cookie’ essentially records and recalls the preferences you have with respect to our website. When you visit our website again, we can customize information to suit your individual requirements. The purpose of this is to save a visitor time and provide visitors with a more meaningful visit to our site and to measure website activity.
When You Leave This Site:
This policy discloses the privacy practices for the GVCA website only. Please be aware that the GVCA site also contains links to other sites, which are not covered by the GVCA privacy practices. If a visitor links to another site, such visitor is subject to the privacy and security policies of that other particular website (if any). The GVCA encourages visitors to read the privacy policies of all websites, especially if a visitor shares any personal
For more information, please contact us at:
Grand Valley Construction Association (GVCA)
25 Sheldon Drive, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6R8
Telephone (519) 622-4822 x124 Fax (519) 621-3289 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
All purchases are final. No Refunds will be issued. Minimum five seals must be ordered for us to mail them out.
If you’d like express courier, please call into the office at 519-622-4822 with your courier account information.
We accept VISA and MasterCard on location.
Questions? Please contact email@example.com or 519-622-4822.
GVCA volunteers and staff shall treat all GVCA members equally and fairly regardless of industry sector, geographic region or business size of affiliation and shall not show any preference or favoritism to one to the detriment of another.
GVCA’s decision and policy-making process strives to serve the interests of the entire industry as opposed to a particular sector or region. GVCA volunteers and staff shall not promote the interest of one sector or region of the industry to the obvious detriment of another.
GVCA volunteers shall disclose any self-interest or other factors that could be construed as influencing their decision-making.
GVCA volunteers and staff shall strive to ensure that GVCA maintains its apolitical stature. While GVCA may support policies or programs that are developed, promoted or associated with a particular political party, it does not support a particular political party to the exclusion of others.
GVCA volunteers and staff shall ensure that any opinions expressed on GVCA’s behalf are consistent with well-recognized GVCA policies and positions and are not personal opinions or beliefs unless clearly identified as such.
GVCA volunteers and staff shall at all times strive to ensure that the information and data they use is up-to-date and accurate.
GVCA volunteers and staff shall treat all sensitive material derived as a result of their activities with GVCA with the utmost confidentiality.
Discrimination and Harassment:
GVCA is committed to providing its employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment and has a firm policy and procedure in place to ensure no employee is subjected to discriminatory practices or harassment.
* A volunteer is any person serving on GVCA committees, task forces or in other GVCA activities who does so without remuneration and whose words and actions could be construed to be those of the GVCA.
Membership Application Terms & Conditions:
The undersigned hereby applies for membership in the Grand Valley Construction Association (GVCA) and, if accepted, the undersigned acknowledges and
agrees as follows:
(I) the undersigned shall conform to the letters patent, by-laws, rules, regulations and policies of the GVCA;
(II) the membership plaque received remains the property of the GVCA and must be surrendered when membership ceases;
(III) information contained in this application may be used by the GVCA for various purposes in accordance with privacy legislation including, but not limited to the following:
(a) listing in the annual membership trade directory;
(b) marketing purposes or research;
(c) electronic messaging sent out pertaining to Plans on Display, education & event updates and industry-related news;
(d) members’ information may be given to third parties as may be necessary; and
(e) listing of membership information on the GVCA website; AND
(IV) GVCA will make reasonable efforts to ensure that I am advised of the purposes for which the information may be used.
By completing the online member application:
You understand and consent to the collection and disclosure of the personal information provided in the online application. You understand that you may withdraw my consent at any time upon providing written notification of such withdrawal. You further understand that such withdrawal of consent will be effective on the 15th business day after receipt of the written notice of withdrawal by the GVCA.
If you do not consent to the disclosure of the personal information listed on your membership application, please contact GVCA (firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-622-4822 x 124). You understand that this decline of consent does not, in any way, prohibit the GVCA from disclosing any necessary information as may be legally required under provincial, federal or other legislation, or as may otherwise be required by law. You understand that by refusing my consent you may be limiting the full value, benefit and affect of participating in this membership. You further understand that if the full benefit of participating in this membership is reduced, you am not entitled to a reduction in the membership dues/fees as listen below.