When you apply for, or renew, your
membership with Standardbred Canada, you agree that:
1. We may collect, use and disclose
personal information about you for purposes related to Standardbred
Canada's objects and mandate, and in particular:
a) To create a record of our membership
b) To interchange information with
the United States Trotting Association, provincial and state racing
commissions (or their equivalent), horsemen's associations, racetracks
or racing officials.
c) To create, update and maintain breeding
and ownership records for Standardbred Horses and, for that purpose,
to interchange information with other standardbred breed associations
throughout the world.
d) To operate the Membership Registry
for Standardbred horses in Canada.
e) To create, update and maintain records
and statistics regarding the racing of standardbred horses and,
for that purpose, to interchange information with other horse
racing organizations throughout the world.
f) To provide access to records and
statistics regarding the breeding and racing of standardbred horses
to persons or businesses with an interest in that information,
with or without charging a fee.
g) To publish records of fines and
suspensions as a matter of public interest.
h) To otherwise ensure your compliance
with the by-laws and regulations of Standardbred Canada, including
the rules of standardbred racing.
i) To meet our legal and regulatory
j) To investigate and assist in the
resolution of insurance claims.
2. Subject to obtaining your approval,
we may use and disclose your personal information to persons who
have an interest in providing products or services to you. If
you give your consent, you may, on reasonable notice, revoke that
3. We may keep information about you
in our records for as long as it is needed for the purposes mentioned
above, even if you cease to be a member.
4. If any personal information changes or becomes inaccurate or
out of date, you will Phone:l us so that we can amend our records.
You may in writing, request details of your personal information
in our records.
5. We have designated a Privacy Officer
to deal with questions, complaints or concerns regarding the collection,
use and disclosure of personal information.
In the course of discharging its mandate
with respect to the breeding, ownership and racing of standardbred
horses, Standardbred Canada collects, uses and discloses information
personal to its members. This information is essential to the
ongoing process of maintaining records that are vital to the industry.
Because of the nature of the industry, the involvement of different
regulatory bodies and the aspect of wagering, it is necessary
that information regarding the breeding, ownership and racing
of standardbred horses be accessible to the public and exchanged
with other industry organizations that have a legitimate interest
to its disclosure. Therefore, persons who participate in the industry
are deemed to have consented to the collection and use of this
Standardbred Canada exchanges information
with the United States Trotting Association and other breed organizations
throughout the world. It also provides information in its database,
including race results, industry statistics and records, to regulatory
bodies (including provincial and state racing commissions or their
equivalent) industry organizations, racetracks and racing officials.
Standardbred Canada also publishes
notices of fines and suspensions as a matter of public interest.
Standardbred Canada is a non-profit
organization and, in order to defray its costs of operation including
the compiling and dissemination of these industry statistics and
records, Standardbred Canada charges fees to various persons who
access its database. In particular, fees are paid by certain businesses
and individual users to access race entries, results and statistics
relevant to wagering on Standardbred racing, as well as breeding
and pedigree records which are relevant to the breeding of horses
and the development of the standardbred breed.
It is, however, the policy of Standardbred
Canada to preserve the confidentiality of personal information,
except when disclosure of that information is reasonably necessary
in the fulfillment of its mandate.
Standardbred Canada often receives
inquiries from members, and other interested parties, including
commercial interests who wish to provide goods and services, for
contact information about its members, including Phone:ephone numbers
or addresses. When responding to such inquiries is not directly
related to Standardbred Canada's mandate, members are entitled
to control the release of information and specific consent is