Privacy Policy; May 1, 2017


AOHVA is a membership-driven organization. This Privacy Statement explains our privacy practices for our members, prospective members and web site visitors. In this Privacy Statement the terms “we” and “our” refer to AOHVA.


  1. AOHVA’s Commitment to Privacy

At AOHVA, we are committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of our members and our web site visitors. For that reason we have taken, and will continue to take, measures that protect the privacy of personal information held by us.


This Privacy Statement provides you with details regarding: (1) why we collect personal information; (2) what we do with that information; (3) the steps that we take to ensure that access to that information is secure; (4) how you can access personal information pertaining to you; and (5) who you should contact if you have questions and concerns about our policies or practices.


We regularly review our policies and practices and your comments are always welcome. Additionally, we reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time. We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating at the top of the Privacy Statement the date that it was last updated. We encourage you to review our Privacy Statement to make sure that you understand how information that you provide will be used.


  1. What is personal information?

Personal information means information that would identify a specific individual or information that can be directly associated with an individual.


  1. Collecting personal information

We do not automatically gather any personal information of visitors to our website; visitors may voluntarily choose share their personal information as they “join” us or make a donation.


AOHVA reserves the right to collect and perform statistical analysis of the Internet traffic of the AOHVA website for its internal use. This information does not provide Common Sense with any personal information of the visitor.


  1. How we use personal information

As part of our business operations, we use the personal information of our members to facilitate effective communications and to process any requests.


  1. When we share personal information

AOHVA will not share your personal information with third parties; we do not sell, rent, share or disclose the personal information we hold or make our membership list available to others.


However, we may disclose personal information if a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order requires us to do so.



  1. How long do we hold personal information?

Personal information is retained only for as long as is necessary for the purpose set out above. When it is no longer required, we will destroy, erase or de-personalize the information.


  1. Security Measures

We will continue to keep in place security measures in an effort to protect the personal information held by us from unauthorized use, access, disclosure, distribution, loss or alteration. Access to personal information will be restricted to our authorized personnel who require the information in order to perform their duties properly; limiting access to only the information that is necessary for the performance of those duties.


  1. Accessing personal information

Our members are entitled to access the personal information held by us concerning them. You can access your personal information by sending an email to us. We will respond as quickly as possible.


  1. Complaint process

If you are not completely satisfied with or wish to submit comments concerning this Privacy Statement or its application by us, we invite you to email your concerns or suggestions to: (hyperlink).We will reply as quickly as possible and inform you of the steps, if any, that have been or will be taken in order to address the concern or implement the suggestion.


Suggested Terms of Use – accessible from bottom menu bar

Suggested copy…pretty generic in nature


Website Terms of Use




Your use of the Site will be subject to the most current version of the Terms posted on the Site at the time of use and each time you access the Site, you indicate your acceptance and agreement to the current Terms. If there are any changes to these Terms, your continued use of this Site after such changes are implemented constitutes your acknowledgment and acceptance of the changes. Please consult these Terms regularly.


  1. Access to Site.

To access publicly available portions of this Site, no login is required. However, you are still bound by these Terms even without a login.


  1. Access to Services.

As part of your use of the Site, you may make use of certain application forms to obtain services from AOHVA. The services provided to you by AOHVA may be subject to additional terms and financial terms that will be communicated to you in writing.


  1. Privacy Policy.

All of the information about identifiable individuals (“Personal Data”) submitted by users is governed by our Privacy Policy, as may be amended from time to time, which is incorporated into these Terms. When you agree to these terms, you agree to the Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy describes AOHVA’s personal information handling policies and practices in detail. AOHVA advises you to check the Privacy Policy on a frequent basis for changes.


  1. Content.

The Site contains text, data, information graphics, photos, logos, icons, trade-marks, and other content (“Site Content”) furnished by AOHVA. You acknowledge that the Site Content is for general information purposes only


  1. Acceptable Use:

You may use this Site for your own personal information or for purposes, using any features as may be available through this Site from time to time. You may not use this Site for any improper purpose; the Site may be used only for authorized purposes by users who have agreed to these Terms. You must comply with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations in your use of the Site.


  1. Confidentiality

The Site Content is owned by AOHVA and its licensors, and is protected under copyright and trade-mark laws and other intellectual property laws of Canada and other nations. AOHVA does not, by these Terms, claim any ownership rights in any User Content submitted through the Site. AOHVA will maintain confidentiality in any confidential portions of User Content. AOHVA’s obligations of confidentiality do not extend to any User Content. NOTE: Personal information is not considered to be User Content, and is addressed in our Privacy Policy.


  1.  Unsolicited Submissions.

The Site does not constitute an invitation for unsolicited submissions by you of your own products, materials, ideas, projects. You are making any such submissions of your own User Content because of your interest in AOHVA’s role. By submitting any User Content to AOHVA, you acknowledge and agree that AOHVA has various initiatives underway and any one of may contain elements that are, or appear to be, similar to your User Content.


  1. Security Acknowledgement.

You acknowledge that AOHVA cannot guarantee the security of any information, communicated by email or the internet. While we implement industry-standard security protocols, the internet, the use of email, and the Site are all subject to security flaws and risks. You accept those risks by using the Site.


  1. Disclaimer of Warranties/Limitation of Liability.

You understand that AOHVA cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that the Site or files available for downloading from the Internet will be free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other code that may manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output.


  1. Applicable Law.

These Terms and any action related thereto or related to the Site and the content will be governed, controlled, interpreted and defined by and under the laws of the Province of Alberta and the federal laws applicable therein. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of the Site and the content will be filed only in a court located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


  1. Termination.

You acknowledge and agree that these Terms of Use will remain in effect for so long as you use this Site. You agree that this agreement can only be terminated by you once you have stopped using the Site. AOHVA reserves the right to terminate your use of the Site at any time, for any reason, with or without cause, if AOHVA believes that you are violating these Terms in any way.


  1. General.

This Site may contain links to other sites which are not maintained by, or related to, AOHVA. Hyperlinks to such sites are provided solely as a convenience to you and do not imply any endorsement by AOHVA of, any affiliation with or endorsement by the owner of the linked site. AOHVA has no control over such third party sites. Other terms may apply to you once you access those separate sites.