Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Website Credits

Everyone's contribution means so much!

We want to thank those who have generously offered their time, effort, talent, advice, service or product that helps to make this web site possible:
  • Optimist Gord Welling (AMS&NW District Web Services Chair) who designed our club website.
  • Fellow Optimists who volunteer their time and effort with their Clubs and who contribute the news articles and digital photographs for this site.
  • Optimist International for us with the opportunity to participate and contribute to this wonderful community service organization.
  • for hosting our web site.
  • for providing us with free webmail form services.
  • Google for providing us with a email accounts, calendar services, web album hosting, and customized website search services.
  • Feedburner for hosting the news feeds from our District OptiNews blog.
  • Box.Net for providing a means to host public downloadable files.
  • YouTube for hosting the club's video channel.
  • for providing a means to host a District powerpoint/slideshow channel.
  • from providing a means to organize volunteers for club activities.

Disclaimers ~ Limitations From Liability

The views expressed in the news article in this website represent the views of the contributing author(s) as indicated, and not the Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club.

Although we strive to update and keep accurate as much as possible the content contained on our website, errors and/or omissions may occur. The content contained in this website or which may be downloaded from this website is provided "as is" and "as available". As such, the Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club makes no warranty or representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of such content and expressly disclaims liability for errors and/or omissions in said content.

Read the full Terms of Use and Privacy Statement for this website.

Online Privacy Statement

Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club (“club”, “we”, “us”, “our”) welcomes you to its website. Please read this Privacy Statement completely before using or submitting information via this website.

Our Commitment to Personal Information Protection

This Online Privacy Statement is a simplified version of the Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club (the club), Optimist International website privacy guidelines. It is designed to inform you of our practices regarding collection, use, and disclosure of information you may provide via the club's website.

Our Privacy Policy follows the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information and complies with federal and provincial privacy laws including the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). A summary of the ten principles of fair information practices on which the Privacy Policy is based is included at the end of this Privacy Statement.

This documents covers the following topics:

Terms of Use Agreement

By using the club website, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Statement. Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information, personal or otherwise, as described in this Privacy Statement.

Personal Information Collection: What personal information do we collect?

We collect personal information when you register for access to certain areas of the websites, subscribe to our newsletters, or other information you may find of interest, participate in online discussions forums and other interactive features, respond to surveys or questionnaires or send us an e-mail with an inquiry, comment or suggestion.

To register for access to secured portions of the websites, or to receive our e-mail communications, we may collect your name, mailing address, phone numbers, or e-mail addresses. We may also request information such as your profession to help us communicate more effectively. Upon any such registration, you may provide us with (or we may assign) a password and/or user name.

We also collect your responses to our online surveys, any submissions to our forums or bulletin boards, and any comments, suggestions and other feedback you provide.

In addition, we may automatically collect general anonymous information related to your use of the websites, such as the date and time you visit the websites and the pages you visit on the website. We may also collect “cookie” information from your browser to identify your computer and provide us with a record of your visits to our websites. The technology used to gather “cookie” information is provided by the Internet browser you use, and may be turned off by using your browser preference buttons (collectively, the foregoing is referred to as “Usage Data”). If you disable your cookies, you may not be able to access or use certain features of the websites.

Personal Information Use: How do we use your personal information?

The personal information you provide us when you register on the websites or subscribe to our newsletter is used to identify who you are and to provide you with the access to the portion of the websites and/or send the material requested.

We use aggregated and de-identified survey and feedback information for the purposes of monitoring and improving the use and features of the website, and for any other specified purposes relating to such survey or request for feedback.

We use Usage Data to help us to understand how the website is used (e.g., which pages or sections are most popular and when are the peak activity times). This enables us to provide personalized services and assists us in planning for future improvements to the website to better meet our visitors’ needs.

Specific Use and Protection Measures

The following measures shall be employed on this website to protect the privacy of our members and guests:
  • Email addresses will not be listed on this website. A "Contact Us" online form will be used to facilitate contact from members or the general public. This will also combat the proliferation of unsolicited email by web-based spambots that harvest email addresses from websites.
  • Personal information provided by an individual in a "Contact Us" form on this website will be used for contact purposes only and will not be published on this website without consent of the individual.
  • Phone numbers may be listed if they appear in the AMS&NW District Directory as that is considered as member consent to publish their phone number.
  • Names and digital images of children shall not be linked to one another without the express written consent from the child's parent or legal guardian.
  • Names and digital images of Optimist members can be published provided consent has been provided by the individual, or that a public notice has been posted at an event that digital photos may be used for the Zone website.

Disclosure: When is your personal information disclosed to third parties?

Except as expressly set out in this Privacy Policy, we will not sell, transfer or otherwise disclose any of your personal information to any third party without your consent.

We must provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law or as otherwise required by law.

Use of Cookies: Information Automatically Placed on Your Computer's Hard Drive

When you access some sections of the club website, we may store some information on your computer, in the form of a "Cookie". A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer as a small text file. Cookies allow us to tailor the website content to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please note, however, that blocking or disabling cookies will limit your access to non-restricted content sections, and erasing cookies will require that you re-register if you wish to access content in restricted sections of the site.

Links to Other Websites

This website contains links to other websites not owned nor controlled by the club. Those linked websites have separate and independent privacy policies. We have no control over such sites and do not have responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked sites may collect, use or disclose and otherwise treat your personal information.

Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., user name, e-mail address, phone numbers, mailing addresses) in discussion forums that such information could be collected and used by others that do not follow our strict privacy guidelines and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This privacy policy will be updated periodically to reflect any changes to our personal information practices. We will treat your personal information in accordance with the privacy policy in place at the time of collection of such information.

How do you contact us?

If you would like to withdraw your consent for the collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal information, cancel any registrations or subscriptions, correct any of your personal information we have in our possession, or if you have any inquiries or comments about this Privacy Policy, please email us at:, or write to us at:

Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club
Club Webmaster
9508 188 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5T 3W9

If you have a question about this statement, contact the club webmaster by mail at the above address. You can also contact us at this address if you have a question about the club's handling of your information, if you wish to obtain a copy of information you have provided to us, or if you become aware that information you have provided is incorrect and would like us to correct it. Before we can provide information or correct any inaccuracies, however, we may ask you to verify your identity and other details that will help us to respond to your request. We will endeavour to respond within a reasonable timeframe.

The 10 Principles of Fair Information Practices

  • Accountability: An organization is responsible for personal information under its custody and shall designate an individual or individuals who are accountable for the organization's compliance with the following principles.
  • Identifying Purposes: The purposes for which personal information is collected shall be identified by the organization at or before the time the information is collected.
  • Consent: The knowledge and consent of the individual are required for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, except where inappropriate.
  • Limiting Collection: The collection of personal information shall be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by the organization. Information shall be collected by fair and lawful means.
  • Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention: Personal information shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law. Personal information shall be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • Accuracy: Personal information shall be as accurate, complete and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.
  • Safeguards: Personal information shall be protected by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
  • Openness: An organization shall make readily available to individuals specific information about its policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
  • Individual Access: Upon request, an individual shall be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of his or her personal information, and shall be given access to that information. An individual shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.
  • Challenging Compliance: An individual shall be able to address a challenge concerning compliance with the above principles to the designated individual or individuals accountable for the organization's compliance.

Website Terms of Use


Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club (“club”, “we”, “us”, “our”) welcomes you to its website. Please read the following terms of use (“Terms of Use”) before using the website. By accessing or using our website, you recognize, acknowledge, accept and agree to be bound by all the Terms of Use set forth herein. We may change or modify the content of our website as well as these Terms of Use at our sole discretion and without prior notice, and you agree to comply with and be bound by such Terms of Use as they may be modified, changed or amended.

If you violate any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use this website and its content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of such content. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, your sole recourse is to leave this website.

This documents covers the following topics:

Copyright and Trademarks

The entire content of our website, including but not limited to, information, materials and texts provided on this website is our property and is protected, amongst others, by copyright law and international treaties. It has been posted with the intent that it be available and accessible for personal and public non-commercial use. Such content may be reproduced for your personal and non-commercial use in whole or in part and by any means without any charge or further permission from Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club, provided that:

  • Proper copyright notices are provided and Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club is acknowledged as the source of the work (citing the URL of the source);
  • Users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced; and
  • The reproduction is not represented as an original version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made in affiliation with or with the endorsement of Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club.

Reproduction of multiple copies of Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club content from this website, in whole or in part, for commercial use, resale or distribution is strictly prohibited except with the prior written permission of Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club. To obtain written consent for such reproduction, please contact

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on our website are retrieved from sources external to Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club and as such, are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the respective rights holder prior to reproducing the material.

Certain names, words, titles, logos, graphics or designs on this website may constitute trademarks, registered or not, service marks or trade names (collectively the “Marks”) and are our property, or the property of other owners who have granted us the right and licence to use such Marks. No trademark or service mark license is granted in connection with the material contained on the Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club website.

You may not alter, transform or modify any of the information contained on this website in any way without the prior written consent of Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club.


Subject to the terms and conditions of our Privacy Statement, should you submit any notes, messages / billboard postings, ideas, suggestions, concepts or any other material to our website, such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential. You are thereby assigning all your rights in them to us, and waive all moral rights therein for the term of the right, the whole on a perpetual, irrevocable and world-wide basis. Consequently, you give us the right to publish, in any form, and agree that we have the right to publish the material for any type of use.


It is our goal to provide increased value to you, our visitors. Therefore, our website might offer you links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties and therefore not affiliated with us. Please understand that such linked websites are independent from Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club and that Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club has no control over the content of such websites. Consequently, Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club cannot be held liable and makes no warranty or representation whatsoever as to the accuracy, timeliness and completeness of the information contained on such websites.

The links which we might place on our website do not imply that we sponsor, endorse or are affiliated or associated with, or have been legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, service mark, design, logo, symbol or other copyrighted materials displayed on or accessible through such sites.

Nevertheless, we request any feedback that you may have concerning the external links that we have placed on our website.

Disclaimer/Limitation of Liability

The views expressed in the news article in this website represent the views of the contributing author(s) as indicated, and not the Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club.

Although we strive to update and keep accurate as much as possible the content contained on our website, errors and/or omissions may occur. The content contained in this website or which may be downloaded from this website is provided “as is” and “as available”. As such, Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club makes no warranty or representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of such content and expressly disclaims liability for errors and/or omissions in said content.

In no event shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever, even if we have been previously advised of the possibility of such damages, whether in an action under contract, negligence, civil liability, or any other theory arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, or performance of the information, services, products, and materials available from this website.

The Internet is not yet a fully secure medium, and therefore confidentiality and privacy of the information transmitted thereon cannot be ensured. Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club will not be liable for any damages resulting from the transmission of confidential or personal information. (Please refer to our Privacy Statement).

We offer no guarantee of the longevity of our website and reserve the right to terminate it at any moment, at our sole discretion and without prior notice. We assume no responsibility for any prejudice resulting from the termination of this website.

Harassment or the use of obscene or abusive language in any manner or form on this website or any of our websites is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including our employees, hosts, or representatives or other members or visitors of this website is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the website any content which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable, or which may constitute or encourage a criminal offence, violate the rights of any party or otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on our website or use our website to solicit others to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organisation.


Any information that we may collect is done in accordance with our Privacy Statement.

Applicable laws

These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta and of the laws of Canada applicable therein, and any dispute is to be submitted to a court of competent jurisdiction in the judicial district of Edmonton, Province of Alberta. If any provision of the present Terms of Use shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then such provision shall be severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

These Terms of Use and any and all other legal notices or statements posted on our website constitute the entire agreement between you and Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club with respect to the use of our website and its content.