Privacy, Social Media & Abuse Policies

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Privacy Policy

Personal information is collected by The Prez Inc. only when you specifically and knowingly choose to provide it to us such as; when you visit one of our websites or choose to receive information, products or services from one of the divisions of The Prez Inc. We may also receive personal information from our business partners and other third parties, provided that such third parties confirm to us that they have obtained your consent to the disclosure of your personal information. Publicly available information, such as a public directory listing of your name, address, telephone number and electronic address, is not considered personal information. The Prez Inc. collects and uses your personal information primarily for the purpose of providing you with the products and services you have requested from us. Your personal information is used to communicate with you about your account and to provide you with information related to other The Prez Inc. products and services. If you enter a contest or other promotion offered by The Prez Inc. or on The Prez Inc. website, your personal information will be used to administer the promotion, including the use of your name and selected other information for the purposes of contacting, announcing and promoting the winners of the promotion. The Prez Inc. may also contact you from time to time to conduct market research and surveys in an effort to continually improve our product and service offerings. Anonymous or “non-personal” information gathered by The Prez Inc. through our promotions and websites may be used for technical, research and analytical purposes. Information collected through surveys, existing files and public archives may be used by The Prez Inc. to analyze their markets and to develop or enhance service offerings. The Prez Inc. will only ask for information about you that we need and will only ask for it when we need it. When we ask you for the information, we will explain to you why we need it and what we are going to do with it. Your personal information will not be used for any other purpose without your consent. The Prez Inc. does not sell, trade or rent your information to any other person or company.

 

Social Media Policy

The Prez Inc./What To Do With The Kids uses social media as an effective sales, marketing, public relations and networking tool. Our most frequent vehicles are Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.

The Prez Inc./What To Do With The Kids does not participate in “spam” and only contacts people who we have a “relationship” with.

Twitter Twitter is used to communicate information to the people who have chosen to “follow” us. Those who are following us do so because they are interested in what we are doing and what we have to say. By following us, you have entered into a “relationship” with us and it should be expected that we may contact each other from time to time through Twitter or by other means such as email, telephone or fax.

To stop any contact and end this “relationship” the onus is on you to stop following us by selecting the “unfollow” button on Twitter. We contact only those that are currently following us at that time.

Facebook Facebook is used to communicate information to the people who have chosen to “Like” us. Those who have “Liked” us do so because they are interested in what we are doing and what we have to say and as a result have entered into a “relationship” with us. It should be expected that we may contact each other from time to time through Facebook or by other means such as email, telephone or fax.

To stop any contact and end this “relationship” the onus is on you to “Unlike” us. We contact only those that are currently following us at that time.

Linkedin LinkedIn is designed for the purpose of professional networking. As a Linkedin contact, you have either accepted our invitation to connect or you have asked us to connect and we have accepted.  Therefore, you have entered into a “relationship” with us and it should be expected that we may contact each other from time to time through Linkedin or by other means such as email, telephone or fax. Your contact information is listed on your profile. We only invite people to connect who we are interested in networking and/or possibly doing business with.

To stop any contact and end this “relationship” the onus is on you to remove us as a Connection. We contact only those that are currently following us at that time.

 

Abuse Policy

1. Policy Statement:

The Prez Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) is committed to creating a safe atmosphere for everyone and does not tolerate any form of physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, written or psychological abuse or any form of neglect or harassment towards any and all participants involved in Company authorized programs and events.

2. Definitions:

Physical Abuse: Defined as but not limited to the use of intentional force that can result in physical harm or injury to an individual. It can take the form of slapping, hitting, punching, shaking, pulling, throwing, kicking, biting, choking, strangling or the use of restraints.

Sexual Abuse: Defined as but not limited to any unwanted touching, fondling, observations for sexual gratification, any penetration or attempted penetration with a penis, digital or object of the vagina or anus, verbal or written propositions or innuendos, exhibitionism or exploitation for profit including pornography.

Emotional Abuse: Defined as but not limited to a chronic attack on an individual’s self-esteem. It can take the form of name calling, threatening, ridiculing, berating, intimidating, isolating, hazing, habitual scapegoat and blaming.

Verbal Abuse: Defined as but not limited to humiliating remarks, name calling, swearing at, taunting, teasing, continual put downs.

Psychological Abuse: Defined as but not limited to communication of an abusive nature, sarcasm, exploitive behaviour, intimidation, manipulation, and insensitivity to race, sexual preference or family dynamics.

Neglect: Defined as but not limited to any behaviour that leads to a failure to provide services which are necessary such as withdrawing basic necessities as forms of punishment, failing to assess and respond to changes in health status and refusing or withdrawing physical or emotional support.

Harassment: Defined as but not limited to any unwanted physical or verbal conduct that offends or humiliates, including gender-based harassment. It can be a single incident or several incidents over time. It includes threats, intimidation, display of racism, sexism, unnecessary physical contact, suggestive remarks or gestures, offensive pictures or jokes. Harassment will be considered to have taken place if a reasonable person ought to have known that the behaviour was unwelcome.

3. Ontario Child and Family Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER C.11

The Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) recognizes that each of us has a responsibility for the welfare of children. Section 72 of the Act states that the public, including professionals who work with children, must promptly report any suspicions that a child is or may be in need of protection to a children’s aid society (CAS). The Act defines the phrase “child in need of protection” and explains what must be reported to a Children’s Aid Society (CAS). It includes physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect, and risk of harm.

4.  Individuals covered by this policy.

Individuals who are covered by this policy include authorized Company personnel including owners, directors, employees, associates and volunteers. All Company personnel have read, understood and signed a copy of this policy.

5. The following is taken from Ontario Child and Family Services Act and is strictly followed by The Prez Inc.:

Every person in Ontario is required under The Child & Family Services Act to promptly report his/her belief that a child (under 16 years of age) is or may be in need of protection. “A person who believes on reasonable grounds that a child is or may be in need of protection shall share the belief and the information upon which it is based to a society.” C.F.S.A. s. 72(l). The person must make the report directly to a children’s aid society. The person must not rely on anyone else to report on his or her behalf. CFSA s.72(3). A person must report any additional information, even if that person has reported previous information about the same child and family. CFSA s72(2). All persons, in making a report of suspected child abuse to a Children’s Aid Society, are protected in law against civil action unless the person is proven to have acted maliciously or without reasonable grounds for the belief or suspicion. [C.F.S.A.s. 72(7)].

  • Who is a “child in need of protection”?
    • The Child and Family Services Act defines a child in need of protection as a child who is or who appears to be suffering from abuse and/or neglect. The Act clearly specifies how you can identify these children in Section 72 (1).
  • Who is responsible for reporting a child in need of protection?
    • Anyone who has reasonable grounds to suspect that a child is or may be in need of protection must promptly report the suspicion and the information upon which it is based to a CAS. Section 72 (1) describes the specific circumstances that must be reported.
  • What are “reasonable grounds” to suspect child abuse or neglect?
    • It is not necessary for you to be certain a child is or may be in need of protection to make a report to a CAS. “Reasonable grounds” refers to the information that an average person, using normal and honest judgment, would need in order to decide to report.
  • What is the age of the children to whom the “duty to report” applies?
    • It applies to any child who is, or appears to be, under the age of 16 years. It also applies to children already under a child protection order who are 16 and 17 years old.
  • What does an “ongoing duty to report” child abuse or neglect mean?
    • Even if you know a report has already been made about a child, you must make a further report to the CAS if there are additional reasonable grounds to suspect that the child is or may be in need of protection. [CFSA s.72 (2)]
  • Can I rely on someone else to report?
    • No. You have to report directly to a CAS. You must not rely on anyone else to report on your behalf. [CFSA s.72 (3)]
  • Do professionals and officials have any special responsibilities to report?
    • Professionals and officials have the same duty as the rest of the public to report their suspicion that a child is or may be in need of protection. However, the Act recognizes that people working closely with children have a special awareness of the signs of child abuse and neglect, and a particular responsibility to report their suspicions. Any professional or official who fails to report a suspicion is liable on conviction to a fine of up to $1,000, if they obtained the information in the course of their professional or official duties. [CFSA s.72 (4), (6.2)]

6. Guideline for Handling and Reporting Abuse.

When a child reveals that he/she has been abused at an authorized Company program or event; or when abuse is suspected at an authorized Company program or event:

  • The accused offender and the alleged victim must be separated and kept apart and if the youth is under 16 years of age, he/she will be removed to a safe location.
  • The accused offender will be removed immediately from his/her position and will be required to stay in the immediate area away from the other program/event participants.
  • The Company representative will discuss the situation with the alleged victim in a non-threatening manner and will be supportive without discouragement. The Company representative must document evidence observed, disclosed, or suspected using the Company incident form.
  • If the Company representative determines the abuse to be physical or sexual in nature, they are to contact the police immediately.
  • If the youth is under 16 years of age, the incident will immediately be reported to the Children’s Aid Society as per the Ontario Child and Family Services Act.
  • If the youth is under 18 years of age, the youth’s parents or guardian will immediately be contacted.
  • The Company President (or assigned designate) will be contacted immediately.
  • The Accused will be immediately suspended without pay and will not be reinstated until the results of the investigation by either the police and/or the Children’s Aid Society have been determined.
  • All authorized Company personnel including owners, directors, employees, associates and volunteers have read, understood and signed the Company’s Abuse Policy and will cooperate fully with the proper authorities.

When an adult reveals that he/she has been abused at an authorized Company program or event; or when abuse is suspected at an authorized Company program or event:

  • The accused offender and the alleged victim must be separated and kept apart.
  • The accused offender will be removed immediately from his/her position and will be required to stay in the immediate area away from the other program/event participants.
  • The Company representative will discuss the situation with the alleged victim in a non-threatening manner and will be supportive without discouragement. The Company representative must document evidence observed, disclosed, or suspected using the Company incident form.
  • If the Company representative determines the abuse to be physical or sexual in nature, they are to contact the police immediately.
  • The Company President (or assigned designate) will be contacted immediately.
  • The Accused will be immediately suspended without pay and will not be reinstated until the results of the investigation by either the police or the Company has been completed.

7. Acceptance of the Company’s Abuse Policy

All authorized Company personnel including owners, directors, employees, associates and volunteers have read, understood and signed the Company’s Abuse Policy and will cooperate fully with the proper authorities.

8. Protection from Liability

All persons, in making a report of suspected child abuse to a Children’s Aid Society, are protected in law against civil action unless the person is proven to have acted maliciously or without reasonable grounds for the belief or suspicion. [C.F.S.A.s. 72(7))

9. Responsibility

The Company President (or assigned designate) will be responsible for the implementation of this policy.

10. Spokesperson and Media Contact

The Company President (or assigned designate) will be the sole spokesperson and media contact.

The Prez Inc. has established and accepted this Abuse Policy effective September 1, 2012.

 

Brian Presley President, The Prez Inc.