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Privacy Policy

Our Commitment

Mocean Dance is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of our ticket buyers, web-users, patrons, employees and other stakeholders.  We value their trust, and that of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us.

During the course of our various programmes, activities and projects, we gather and use personal information in order to fulfill our mandate and goals.  Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect that it is carefully protected and that any use of, or other dealing with, this information is subject to consent.  Our privacy practices are designed to achieve this.

Defining Personal Information

Personal Information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual's opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about or related to, the individual.  Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information.

Where an individual uses his or her home contact information as business contact information as well, we consider that this contact information provided is business contact information and is not therefore subject to protection as personal information.

Privacy Policies

Personal information gathered by Mocean Dance is kept in strict confidence.  Our personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained.

Typically, Mocean Dance will gather your personal information when you purchase tickets to attend our shows or special events, when you request information from us through phone, fax, or email, in surveys, or when you subscribe to our e-news or mailing list.  This information is collected primarily to gain your valuable feedback, to allow us to fundraise, to deliver donor benefits and to communicate company news, upcoming programs, activities and special events.
Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered.  We also take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent it being lost or destroyed.

We collect, use and disclose personal information only for the purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in light of the circumstances.  We routinely offer individuals we deal with the opportunity to choose not to have their information shared for purposes beyond those for which it was explicitly collected.

Updating of Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may review our privacy policy practices for our various activities, and update our policy. Please check with our web site on an on-going basis for information on our most up-to-date practices.

Contact Information

Questions, concerns or complaints relating to the privacy policy of Mocean Dance and the treatment of personal information should be sent to:

Carolle Crooks
Mocean Dance
P.O. Box 783, Halifax CRO, NS
B3J 2V2

Further information on privacy and your rights in regard to personal information may be found on the web site of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

Photograph by Holly Crooks