In Compliance With:

Personal Information and Protection of Electronic Documents Act

The Lumber and Building Materials Association of Ontario has identified the following areas of concern in relation to PIPEDA.

  • Collection and security of Credit Card Information from private individuals.
  • Collection of data through web and internet communication.
  • Collection and security of data relating to employees in respect to remuneration, job performance, leave and personal information.

4) Designation of an employee of the LBMAO as the Privacy Officer for the   Association.

To ensure compliance and incorporating due diligence, the LBMAO’s policy for collection and the securing of data in relation to those areas identified above are:


The Association receives payment for services and training programs by cash, cheque and credit card. In most cases, the payment by cash or cheque is from businesses. However, credit cards are used by individuals for payment for services and programs and usually are reimbursed by the individuals company. To ensure the security of the person’s credit card information, the LBMAO enforces the following procedures for collection and storage of credit card information:

1) The Association collects individual’s credit card information on order forms, program registrations and payment of invoices. Type of Credit card, card number, Card Holder Name and Signature are the normal data collected.

2) Upon receipt of this information, the Accounting Administrator processes the information with the credit card carrier.

3) After processing of the credit card charge, a receipt is e-mailed to the cardholder by the credit card processor, with a copy to the Accounting Administrator at the LBMAO.

4) All credit card information is stored in a secured area accessed only by the Accounting Administrator and the LBMAO President.

Website Privacy Policy

In the course of fulfilling its mandate, The LBMAO (the company) collects, uses and discloses personal information1. The Company is committed to protecting your privacy while developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience.

Collection of Personal Information

The Company collects and stores information electronically regarding any forms through this website. This information may include email addresses, names, company, and occupation. Information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected by the Company. This may include: your IP address, browser type, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by the Company for statistical purposes of observing traffic and trends through different areas of the site to understand the best ways to engage clients and the public.

Use of Collected Personal Information

The Company collects and uses personal information for the purpose of better understanding customer needs. The information is used to notify clients and the public of other services available from the Company and its affiliates. Occasionally, the Company uses this information to engage clients and the public through surveys and questionnaires.

Disclosure of Collected Personal Information

The Company only gives personal information to third parties in the form and manner prescribed by law. The Company may also share information with other partners to provide services to the Company such as, performing statistical analysis, sending emails or postal mails, providing support, or arranging for deliveries. Such partners are strictly required to maintain confidentiality and are prohibited from using that information for any purpose other than to provide the agreed service.

To improve services, the Company tracks and observes the pages and websites that visitors browse to better understand traffic and trends through different areas of the site. The purpose is to understand and better align our web presence with our clients’ demand.

There are rare circumstances when the Company may disclose personal information without consent. These include:

  • If required to do so by law such as to comply with the provisions of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act of Canada.
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of the Company or acting under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Company, or the public.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. In addition, cookies help to personalize your online experience and provide a convenient feature to save you time.  For example, a cookie helps to recall your specific information on subsequent visits to the Company website. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing or shipping addresses. When you return to the website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.

You can accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the website.

Security of Information

The Company takes the security of personal information very seriously. Personal information collected is secured on computer servers in a controlled and secure environment, which is protected from an unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Company uses encryption such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol when transmitting personal information (for example, credit card number) to other websites to further ensure personal information is secure.

Links to Other Websites

The Company website provides links to other websites that could be of interest to clients and the public. This policy does not apply to other websites as each has its own policy. Please ensure that you are familiar with the privacy policy of any website you choose to access through our website so that you understand how it collects, uses and discloses your information. The Company is not responsible for the privacy policies, statements or content of any website linked through the Company web pages.

Changes to This Policy

This policy was updated in December 2018. The Company, which has the sole right to add, change or remove any part of the policy, terms and conditions will occasionally update this policy to keep up with the changing technology and regulatory issues. The Company encourages you to periodically review this policy to be informed of how the Company is protecting your information.


This Privacy Policy governs this website’s data collection, usage and disclosure. By accessing, using and/or downloading materials from this website, you agree to accept and abide by this policy for each use and visit to this website.

The Company does not guarantee and makes no representation or warranty that this website will continue to operate without interruptions, errors, viruses or other destructive elements. The Company has no obligation to provide notice of any changes made to the website and takes no responsibility for damages to users of the website, however caused.

The Company is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of any information provided by external sources or websites linked through the Company web pages. Users wishing to rely upon this information should consult directly with the source of the information.

Contact Information

If you have questions or complaints regarding this Website Privacy Policy, please contact the company privacy officer:

1Personal Information means information about an identifiable individual





The LBMAO recognizes the importance of securing all relevant data on employees for the purpose of employment remuneration and job performance as well as the collection of tax and other related employment deductions is of a personal nature and required to be handled in a discreet and secure manner. All information collected by the management of the Association for employment purposes is stored in the following manner:

1) Information relating to employee performance, remuneration, resumes’, leave, etc. is kept in a locked file cabinet in the LBMAO Presidents office accessed only by the LBMAO President.

2) Hard copy Payroll information and reports required to process employees payroll is kept in a secure area  and accessed only by the Accounting Administrator, LBMAO Accountant or the LBMAO President.

3) Electronic communication of payroll information to the LBMAO payroll direct deposit carrier is processed via secure encryption by the LBMAO Accounting Administrator, LBMAO President and on occasion the LBMAO Accountant.


The LBMAO President is designated as the person responsible for Privacy Issues for the Association.

For inquiries about the LBMAO Privacy Policy, please contact the LBMAO Privacy Officer, David W. Campbell, President.                              Ph. 905 625 1084