The Grand Valley Construction Association (GVCA) privacy policy outlines the steps we take to maintain the privacy and integrity of all members and visitors to our website. Staff work to promote, advance, protect and represent the interests of all.

For more information on our privacy policy, please send us an email or call 516-622-8-4822 ext. 124.

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 collection and dissemination 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 the 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 the GVCA with 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, 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 are outlined 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 pertinent services.
  2. Information used in the sale of mailing lists: addresses collected from members and non-members.

Prior to acquiring a mailing list or other similar information from the GVCA, 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 distributed. The GVCA's decision on whether or not to sell a mailing list is based on the nature of the mailing item 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.

Opting out

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

The GVCA may automatically record some general information about an 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, nor does it 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 you time and provide you with a more meaningful visit to our site.

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 you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of that particular website (if any). The GVCA encourages you to read the privacy policies of all websites, especially if you share any personal information.

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