During the course of our various projects and activities, The Pemsel Case Foundation may gather and use personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of, or other dealing with, this information is subject to consent. The Pemsel Case Foundation’s privacy practices are designed to achieve this.
Defining personal information
Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual. Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information.
Information in the public domain is not subject to privacy legislation and as such is not included in this policy.
The Pemsel Case Foundation observes the following practices when collecting, maintaining and using personal information:
An individual’s consent is required for the collection and proposed use of personal information when such information is collected. Consent can be either express or implied and can be provided directly by the individual or by an authorized representative. Express consent can be given orally, electronically or in writing. Implied consent is consent that can reasonably be inferred from an individual’s action or inaction. An individual’s consent is required before confidential information is released to outside parties.
The collection of personal information is limited to that which is relevant and necessary to our work.
Limited 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.
Personal information shall be as complete, accurate and up-to-date as possible. Stakeholders are encouraged to review, correct and update personal information.
Personal information gathered by The Pemsel Case Foundation shall be kept in confidence. Appropriate physical and electronic measures shall be used to ensure personal information is secure.
Request of stakeholders that their name and/or other information not be publicly released shall have be honoured, subject to any legal disclosure requirements.
Upon request, individuals shall be given access to the information held about them by the Foundation.
Further information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information may be found on the website of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at www.privcom.gc.ca