Canada’s new privacy law protects your personal information
On January 1, 2004, the third phase of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA) comes into effect. This Act governs information collected as part of commercial activity by any private sector organization. It states that information must be gathered with consent, collected for a reasonable purpose, used for the limited purposes for which it was gathered, be accurate, be open for the owner’s inspection and correction, and stored security. Rewards holiday is obligated by law to advise and obtain consent to the terms of the collection, distribution and storage of your data. Rewards Holiday knows the importance of protecting the privacy of the individual. We have developed a Privacy Protection Policy of which the objective is to specify the guidelines for governing the collection and use of personal information by us. The law impacts the way we do business with our partners, customers and employees. Rewards Holiday has appointed a Privacy Compliance Officer whose role is to ensure the company’s compliance with the legislation, communicate requirements of the legislation and handle request for information. Using personal information responsibly Rewards Holiday understand the importance of privacy to the individual. We know that earning the trust of our clients and employees is a permanent and ongoing endeavor. With the growth of electronic media it is necessary to take further steps in protecting the privacy of the individual. We fully support the new Canadian legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, in its role to protect the privacy of the individual. Our role in protecting an individual’s privacy does not stop with this Act. We are continually looking for additional ways to ensure that the personal information we hold is secure and used in a responsible and respectful manner. As such, we have appointed a manager responsible for personal information whose role is to make sure that the personal information entrusted with us is secure and will not be used for purposes other than what is necessary to offer the service our clients deserve. Where and why we collect personal information You can purchase airline tickets, cruise, train tickets or tour packages by contacting our staff, by going directly to one of our offices, by visiting our website or by going through an travel agency. In order to purchase an airline ticket or hold a flight booking, there is basic information we require. This information is necessary in order to identify you, contact you, or process your purchase. These may include:
- Phone number
- Credit card number and expiration date
- Language preference
- I, the undersigned also will not hold my Travel Agent or the travel agency responsible for any expenses incurred from any sources as a result of not to purchase any of the travel insurances offered by my Travel Agent.
- I am fully aware of the necessary to have my travel documents ready. This includes the passport with at least 6 months of validity from the day of departure, plus visa if required for the destination or the transiting countries.