Encana is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information that is collected, used and disclosed for the purpose of conducting our business. We have prepared this Personal Information Protection Commitment to inform you of our practices concerning the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information and to reflect privacy legislation in effect as of January 1, 2004.
Encana collects, uses and discloses personal information from or about individuals impacted by our business activities or from individuals who request information about our company. This includes people who live on or near, or who have access to or use lands where Encana operates. It also includes our investors, potential investors, media and those third parties participating in Encana events or providing services to Encana.
Under privacy legislation, Encana is required to obtain your consent to collect, use and disclose your personal information. If you choose not to provide your consent, you may refuse to provide us with your personal information. Alternatively, you may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information on reasonable notice, subject to applicable legal, contractual or regulatory requirements.
If you do not wish to provide your consent or if you withdraw your consent, this may affect certain aspects of our relationship, including limiting your eligibility for certain payments, benefits, goods or services provided by us.
Encana collects, uses and discloses certain personal information to abide by certain legal, contractual, or regulatory requirements. Your ability to withdraw your consent or your refusal to consent in these circumstances is limited where the denial or refusal would interfere with these legal, contractual or regulatory requirements.
There are circumstances where the collection, use or disclosure of personal information by Encana may occur without your consent, where permitted or required by law. In these circumstances, Encana will not collect, use or disclose more information than is permitted or required and, where the personal information is of a very sensitive nature, Encana will seek to obtain express consent where it is reasonably possible and appropriate to do so.
Your personal information may be transferred to another company in the event of a business transaction. This will occur only if we have entered into an agreement with the acquiring party under which your personal information is protected.
If you do not contact us we will assume you have consented to our collection, use and disclosure practices as set out in this Personal Information Protection Commitment.
In the course of conducting our business Encana may collect information from or about you that includes:
We collect, use and disclose personal information to allow us to conduct our business activities on the lands on which we operate. These business activities include:
We also collect, use and disclose personal information to communicate with you, to facilitate participation in Encana events and to enable us to provide information about Encana to you.
Encana is committed to safeguarding your personal information while it is in our control. We maintain physical, procedural and technical security with respect to our offices and information storage facilities to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of your personal information.
We will only hold your personal information as long as needed for the purpose for which we collected it and as required by our policy, this commitment and applicable laws.
We will provide you with access to your personal information held by us, subject to exceptions as permitted or required by law.
This Personal Information Protection Commitment applies in respect of all activities of Encana that are governed by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada) and applicable provincial privacy legislation, including the Personal Information Privacy Act (Alberta) and the Personal Information Privacy Act (British Columbia).
In this document, "Encana", "we", "our" and "us" refer to Encana Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliated entities.