your privacy is important to us

Protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information has always been a fundamental principle in our business relationships. We want you to know that Work With Us Foundation (WWU) adheres to privacy legislation that governs what information may be collected, how it is used and how it is protected. This Privacy Statement explains our privacy policies and information handling practices.

protecting your privacy means
why we collect personal information

We collect information in order to represent you for permanent and temporary employment opportunities with our clients, to carry out contests or surveys, to administer our website, and to provide information about our services. We understand that some of this information is personal. We collect, use and disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances. The information we will collect from you includes, but is not limited to:

You can visit our website without sharing any personal information. While visiting our site, you may choose to provide information by completing an intake form. In order to be considered for opportunities with our clients, you may choose to provide references. While using our website, you may choose to provide personal information in order to enter a contest or complete a survey.

what we do with personal information

When you provide personal information to us in the form of a resume, by completing a contact form, or by participating in a contest or survey, the information will be stored in our secure database. We may use your personal information to:

your information is obtained and used only with your consent

We want to assure you that any personal information you provide to WWU will remain completely confidential until you request otherwise, unless required by law. We do not sell or provide candidate or client information to third parties. We will always obtain your authorization to contact references and we will always contact you via email or telephone before we submit your profile to a client requirement.

your consent can be express or implied

Express consent can be verbal or written. You imply consent when we reasonably conclude that you have given consent by some action you have taken, or when you decide not to take action. For example, by providing your contact information, profile or other personal information to a recruitment specialist or through our website, you are granting your consent to allow WWU to use your profile information in the matching process, and to contact you regarding any such matches.

you can withdraw your consent after you've given it

While we would like your consent to continue to collect and use your information as outlined above, we want you to know that you do have choices. In addition, you can request to have your information removed from our database, or opt out of receiving optional future mailings at any time by contacting our Privacy Officer.

we protect your information form error, loss and unauthorized access

Our employees who have access to your information are made aware of how to keep it confidential. Each employee is governed by policies regarding information handling. Only employees who require access to your information in the course of their duties will have access to your information.

We respect the confidential information that we receive from others and therefore will not release any personal information provided to us by third parties without their explicit authorization.

As a member of the WWU online community, you have access to your own information, information about positions that match your profile, plus additional information and tools. Select WWU personnel have password-protected access to your information. Authorized client/employer contacts are able to view candidate information without seeing your identity. No client/employer contact may view your personal information (identity or contact information) without your prior permission.

You can update your personal information at any time by contacting our Privacy Officer.

If you would like access to the personal information we have on file for you, we will ask you to put your request in writing. You will be given reasonable access to your personal information to verify or correct information. Every effort will be made to respond to your inquiry within 30 days. There may be circumstances where WWU will not provide you with access or may require additional time to meet your request, in which case you will be informed.

links to other sites

Our site may contain links to other sites that we think you might be interested in. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other sites.


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password protection

Portions of our website are password protected to help safeguard your information. When you complete your registration, you will create a password in order to access portions of the site. WWU reserves the right to change passwords at any time to protect the security of our site. We require that you keep confidential the password you select for accessing our site. We require that you email us immediately at if you feel that your password has been compromised. If you forget your password, email us and we will issue a reminder of your password via email.

resolving your concerns, inquiries, or listening to your suggestions is important to us

In order to continually monitor and strengthen our privacy procedures, we have appointed a Privacy Officer who can be contacted through our head office at 1.604.409.4090. Please contact our Privacy Officer if you have any questions about privacy that were not answered above. We welcome your suggestions.

changes to this privacy statement

WWU reserves the right to modify or supplement our privacy statement at any time. If we make any changes, we will update this site to include such changes and post a notice on our homepage for a period of 30 days, with a link to the updated privacy statement. If you return to this site after a period of more than 30 days, please check this privacy statement to confirm you are familiar with the most recent update. Your continued use of the site will constitute your consent to the changes, including use of personal information previously provided, as if they were the initial terms. However, we will seek your consent if we want to use your personal information for purposes other than those agreed to previously.