Website owned by an individual: Kelly Donovan
Effective Date: January 1, 2023
follows the principles set out in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
A person is an organization for the purposes of PIPEDA.
This policy does not apply to personal information collected by third-party service providers, (other than what is addressed in this Policy). The third-party service providers used by PolicevsWhistleblower.ca, at times, and their Privacy Policies are:
The Ten Principles of PIPEDA Summarized
PolicevsWhistleblower.ca follows these PIPEDA principles:
1. Accountability: PolicevsWhistleblower.ca is accountable for the Personal information we collect, use, retain and disclose in the course of their commercial activities;
2. Identifying Purposes: PolicevsWhistleblower.ca explains the purposes for which the information is being used at the time of collection and can only be used for those purposes;
3. Consent: PolicevsWhistleblower.ca obtains an Individual’s express or implied consent when we collect, use, or disclose the individual’s Personal information;
4. Limiting Collection: the collection of Personal information is limited to only the amount and type that is reasonably necessary for the identified purposes;
5. Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention: Personal information is used for only the identified purposes, and is not disclosed to third parties unless the Individual consents to the alternative use or disclosure;
6. Accuracy: PolicevsWhistleblower.ca keeps Personal information in active files accurate and up-to-date;
7. Safeguards: PolicevsWhistleblower.ca uses physical, organizational, and technological
safeguards to protect Personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure.
8. Openness: PolicevsWhistleblower.ca informs our clients and trains our employees about our privacy policies and procedures;
9. Individual Access: an individual has a right to access Personal information held by PolicevsWhistleblower.ca and to challenge its accuracy if need be; and
10. Provide Recourse: PolicevsWhistleblower.ca informs visitors of how to bring a request for access, or complaint, to the individual site owner, and respond promptly to a request or complaint by the individual.
"Personal information" means any information about an identifiable individual. It includes, without limitation, information relating to identity, ethnic origin, age, gender, address, telephone number, e-mail address, Social Insurance Number, date of birth, marital status, education, employment health history, evaluations, personal opinions or views of an Individual, comments, social status, disciplinary actions, employee files, credit records, loan records, medical records, existence of a dispute between a consumer and a merchant, intentions (for example, to acquire goods or services, or change jobs). Personal information does not include the name, title, business address or telephone number of a person or employee of an organization if that information was used or disclosed solely for the purpose of communicating with that person in relation to their employment or profession.
"Client" means an individual who makes contact with PolicevsWhistleblower.ca in the course of a commercial activity.
"File" means all information collected in the course of a transaction.
"Express consent" means the individual provides PolicevsWhistleblower.ca with permission to collect, use, and disclose the individual's personal information.
"Implied consent" means PolicevsWhistleblower.ca may assume that the individual consents to the information being used, retained and disclosed for the original purposes, unless notified by the individual.
Accountability of PolicevsWhistleblower.ca
PolicevsWhistleblower.ca will comply with all 10 principles of Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”).
Kelly Donovan, as site owner, responsible for PIPEDA compliance.
PolicevsWhistleblower.ca will protect all personal information, including any personal information over which we have control, that was provided by you to a third-party for processing.
Use of Personal Information
How do we use your personal information?
Whenever we collect your personal information, we will identify the purposes for which we will use that information and we will obtain your consent to such use. We may collect your personal information for a variety of reasons, including: tracking general website statistics, sending you information and communications or processing transactions. We may also use, or disclose your personal information, if we have reason to believe that using or disclosing such information is necessary to protect our rights, safety or property, including by detecting and preventing unlawful activity. We may also use your personal information as otherwise permitted by law.
Specifically, and without limiting the generality of the preceding paragraph, we collect, use and disclose personal information: to comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
When and how do we obtain your consent?
We obtain your consent prior to collecting, using or disclosing your personal information for any purpose. You may provide your consent to us either orally or in writing, and that consent can either be express or implied. For example, by providing your email address and name on a newsletter sign-up form, you provide Express Consent to be added to the PolicevsWhistleblower.ca mailing list.
On the other hand, Implied Consent applies to information provided by you to PolicevsWhistleblower.ca that is not solicited by PolicevsWhistleblower.ca or requested in any way.
When PolicevsWhistleblower.ca requires the consent of a child, or any individual unable to provide meaningful consent themselves, to provide personal information, express consent will be obtained from a parent or guardian.
Consent, either express or implied, can be withdrawn at any point in time by contacting the website owner, unless it is required by law or contractually.
Where do we store your personal information?
How long will we use, disclose or retain your personal information?
We will use, disclose or retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and as permitted or required by law. We have established minimum and maximum retention periods and secure procedures for maintaining and destroying your personal information.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Generally, we do not disclose your personal information, and where we do, we will identify to whom and for what purposes the disclosure will be made, and will obtain your consent to such disclosure. In any case, we only disclose your personal information as permitted or required by law.
Where disclosure of personal information collected by PolicevsWhistleblower.ca is required by law, only the personal information required to fulfill the statutory requirements will be disclosed.
From time to time, PolicevsWhistleblower.ca uses service providers to send marketing emails, (MailChimp), collect survey results (Survey Monkey), conduct research (FormStack), process transactions (PayPal), and distribute podcast episodes (Podbean). When using one of these third-party service providers, you provide Express Consent directly to those third-parties and that consent can be withdrawn at any time by contacting the third-party service provider. The personal information collected about you by a third-party service provider is only used by PolicevsWhistleblower.ca to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and as permitted or required by law.
Limiting Collection of Personal Information
PolicevsWhistleblower.ca collects only the personal information needed to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected.
Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
Generally, we do not disclose your personal information, and where we do, we will identify to whom and for what purposes the disclosure will be made, and will obtain your fresh consent to such disclosure, if necessary. In any case, we only disclose your personal information as permitted or required by law.
Where a new purpose for the use of personal information is identified during the course of an investigation, that purpose will be documented.
Only the site owner of PolicevsWhistleblower.ca can access your personal information and appropriate action will be taken for any unauthorized access.
If the retention of your personal information is no longer necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, and is not required by law, PolicevsWhistleblower.ca will dispose of the file containing personal information by deleting it permanently from Wix.
In the case of revoked consent to collect and use personal information, the file will be disposed of immediately upon request, unless it is required by law or contractually.
PolicevsWhistleblower.ca endeavours to ensure that any personal information contained in your file is accurate, current and complete as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the information has been collected, used, retained and disclosed.
Clients are requested to notify PolicevsWhistleblower.ca of any change in personal or business information, that could disrupt the commercial activity.
PolicevsWhistleblower.ca uses security safeguards to ensure that physical and digital files are protected against loss, theft, or any unauthorized access, disclosure, copying or modification, until the expiry of the retention period and successful disposal of the file.
Only the site owner of PolicevsWhistleblower.ca will have access to any files containing personal information.
An Individual who wishes to review or verify what personal information is held by PolicevsWhistleblower.ca, or to whom the information has been disclosed (as permitted by the Act), may make the request for access, in writing, to the site owner, Kelly Donovan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon verification of the individual's identity, the site owner will respond within 30 days. PolicevsWhistleblower.ca is entitled to request sufficient Personal information to allow us to confirm whether or not we have personal information relating to you, the individual making the request.
If the individual finds that the information held by PolicevsWhistleblower.ca is inaccurate or incomplete, upon the individual providing documentary evidence to verify the correct information, PolicevsWhistleblower.ca will make the required changes to the individual's active file(s) promptly.
If an individual has a concern about PolicevsWhistleblower.ca's personal information handling practises, a complaint, in writing, may be directed to the PolicevsWhistleblower.ca's site owner. Upon verification of the individual's identity, PolicevsWhistleblower.ca’s site owner will act promptly to investigate the complaint and provide a written report of the investigation's findings to the individual.
Where PolicevsWhistleblower.ca's site owner makes a determination that the individual's complaint is well founded, the site owner will take the necessary steps to correct the offending information handling practise and/or revise PolicevsWhistleblower.ca's privacy policies and procedures. Where PolicevsWhistleblower.ca's site owner determines that the individual's complaint is not well founded, the individual will be notified in writing.
If the individual is dissatisfied with the finding and corresponding action taken by PolicevsWhistleblower.ca's site owner, the individual may bring a complaint to the Federal Privacy Commissioner at the address below:
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, www.priv.gc.ca.
30, Victoria Street
Notwithstanding that we take the security precautions set out herein to protect your privacy and confidentiality, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. E-mails sent via the Internet are neither confidential nor secure and can be viewed and modified by third parties. PolicevsWhistleblower.ca will not be liable for damages arising from messages sent to it via unsecured e-mail or other messages sent electronically (SMS, etc.).
PolicevsWhistleblower.ca complies with the Canada Anti-Spam Law with respect to all commercial electronic messages we send out. At any time if you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at email@example.com and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.