The Mentoring Plus Strategy draws upon the skills and knowledge of the retired and near retired (55+) population, to help support individuals (16 – 35+) to explore and connect to career paths that relate to the Future of Work. The Mentoring Plus (the “Program”) connects mentors with individuals or businesses seeking advice from experienced mentors with relevant knowledge and skills. The purpose of this privacy statement is to provide information on what personal information is collected, used, and disclosed when you interact with the Mentoring plus website (“This Website”) and provide information to register for and participate in the Program.
Information gathered with your Program Application
In order to apply to participate in the Program, we require certain information about you to evaluate your eligibility and to administer the Program. This information includes:
- Contact information such as your name, email address, and phone number;
- Information about your geographical area (Truro, Kentville, New Glasgow); and
- Information related to your education and employment history.
THE MENTORING PLUS STRATEGY (MP) recognizes the sensitivity of personal information (Personal Information) in its custody or control, and the responsibility to maintain confidentiality. MP commits to balance the privacy interests and confidentiality of all MP participants (referred to individually as Mentor or Mentee, as applicable, or Participant) with the provision of quality services.
MP will collect, use, and disclose Personal Information exclusively to support the provision of MP programming and for additional authorized purposes, including providing statistical information to funders, risk management and as otherwise required by law.
No provision in this policy shall be interpreted to limit any rights or obligations of MP in accordance with applicable legislation.
Compliance, Procedure and Collection
MP will ensure best efforts to protect Participant privacy and maintain confidentiality, including compliance with this Policy and reporting of any privacy breaches to MP administration, which include stolen or lost records or information subject to unauthorized access.
MP will ensure that information respecting collection of Personal Information is available to Participants by posting information on the MP site or social media, and by providing information to Participants on request and explaining its purpose.
MP will collect Personal Information directly from Participants except where collection from a third party is authorized by the subject Participant, and Personal Information of minors may be collected from parents/guardians.
Retention, Safeguards and Administrative Measures
MP will ensure best efforts to protect physical and electronic Personal Information. Safeguards include: physical and electronic records storage in secured areas; access to staff for employment purposes only; and maintenance of electronic files on a secure network with password protection.
Administrative measures include review of this Policy by all MP staff with access to Personal Information; ensuring Participant consent prior to taking or using photographs or videos of Participants for MP programming publicity.
Disposal procedure for Personal Information includes electronic file deletion and shredding of physical files.
Failure to comply with this Policy may result in termination of access to Participant Personal Information.
Information gathered automatically
Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser. This website uses ‘session cookies', which help you navigate between pages efficiently and generally improve your browsing experience. Session cookies disappear at the end of your session. This website also uses ‘persistent cookies’ which are stored on your computer’s hard drive for some length of time – they identify unique users across browsing sessions (i.e. when you close and re-open your browser) but are only used for website analytics, as described below.
Cookies do not allow us to identify individuals. You may adjust your browser settings to reject cookies if you choose. Some browsers can be set to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when you receive cookies. If you choose to modify your browser, some pages of the Website may not function properly.
- The Internet domain and Internet Protocol(“IP”) address from which you access This Website
- The type of browser and operating system used
- The data and time you access This Website
- The URL of the pages you visit
- If you linked to This Website from another website, the address of that website
- Your general geographic location.
Links to other sites
Our Website may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites.