Last updated on 10 August, 2012.
Our Commitment to Privacy
Personal Information Women's Centre of York Region Collects
Canadian privacy legislation defines "personal information" broadly as information about an identifiable individual or as information that allows an individual to be identified. For the purposes of this policy, personal information means information about an identifiable individual as defined from time to time in applicable privacy legislation. Generally speaking, personal information does not include what is considered business contact information: name, title or position, business address, telephone number, facsimile number or e-mail address. Women's Centre of York Region gathers and uses personal information for the following purposes:
Women's Centre of York Region's Privacy Practices
WCYR shall in all respects comply with applicable privacy legislation. WCYR's privacy practices are designed to achieve this. Therefore, in the course of collecting, using and storing personal information, WCYR will ensure that:
Consent to the collection, use, retention and disclosure of personal information must always exist. In obtaining consent, the purpose(s) for the collection, use and/or disclosure will be obvious by the very nature of the transaction or, if not, the purpose will be stated either at the time or before the information is collected. Any further use of this information is subject to consent, and WCYR routinely offers individuals the opportunity to opt not to have their information used for purposes beyond those for which it was explicitly collected. Information will be carefully protected from inappropriate or unauthorized use. Internally, access to personal information is based only on the need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was collected. Personal information is stored in secured locations and on servers controlled by WCYR or at the offices of our service providers. Specific safeguards (physical, organizational and technological) are in place to ensure that the information is not shared or disclosed more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose(s) for which it was collected. Measures are taken to ensure that the integrity of this information is maintained. Personal information is retained only for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to meet specific legal obligations. When personal information is no longer needed (relating to the reason(s) for which it was collected), it will be appropriately destroyed. Individuals have the right to access their personal information, which WCYR has on file and to challenge its accuracy, if necessary. From time to time, WCYR may disclose personal information to:
Where personal information is transferred to outside service providers, all reasonable steps will be taken to ensure that any such provider has personal information procedures and policies in place that are at least comparable to those of WCYR.
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Access to Information / Inquiry / Complaint Process
Any person whose personal information is held by Women's Centre of York Region has:
Requests in writing can be sent to:Women's Centre of York Region
120 Harry Walker Parkway North
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B2