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Privacy

The Centre for Workforce Development (CFWD) is committed to fair information practices in relation to individuals whose information it collects, uses, discloses and retains in the course of its operations. This privacy policy is based upon the 10 Privacy Principles contained within the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Model Privacy Code for the Protection of Personal Information. This Privacy Policy describes the principles that the Centre for Workforce Development will use to protect the privacy of personal information in its possession.

Personal information is defined as any factual or subjective information, recorded or not, about an identifiable individual. Examples are age, name, source of income, home addresses and telephone numbers.

CFWD Privacy Principles

Principle 1 – Accountability

The CFWD is responsible for personal information under its control and shall designate an individual who will be accountable for the organization’s compliance with the following principles.

Brad Labadie, Executive Director
Privacy Officer
11 Bay Bridge Rd., Belleville, ON K8P 3P6
613-969-0720
brad@cfwd.ca

Principle 2 – Identifying the purposes for personal information collection

The CFWD will identify the purposes for which personal information is collected at or before the time the information is collected.

Principle 3 – Obtaining consent

The CFWD will obtain the consent of individuals before or when it collects, uses, discloses and retains personal information. An individual can choose not to disclose any personal information.

Principle 4 – Limiting the collection of personal information

The amount and type of information that the CFWD collects is limited only to that which is necessary to fulfill the purposes identified. The CFWD will ask for the information it requires directly from the individual. Personal information will be collected using procedures which are fair, transparent and lawful.

Principle 5 – Limiting use, disclosure and retention of personal information

The CFWD  will not use, disclose or retain personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual, or as required or as authorized by law. An individual’s personal information will be retained only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, and in compliance with any laws surrounding information retention. The CFWD will retain employee records for a period of 10 years.

Principle 6 – Keeping personal information accurate

The CFWD will keep personal information as accurate, complete and up-to-date as necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.

Principle 7 – Safeguarding personal information

The CFWD will protect personal information with security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.

Principle 8 – Being open about policies and procedures

The CFWD will make readily available to individuals specific information about its policies and procedures relating to the management of personal information.

Principle 9 – Providing access to personal information

Upon request, and subject to exemptions stipulated by law, the CFWD will inform an individual of the existence, use, disclosure and retention of their personal information and will provide access to that information. An individual will be entitled to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended where inaccuracies exist.

Principle 10 – Challenging compliance

An individual shall be able to address a challenge concerning compliance with the above principles to the designated individual accountable for the CFWD’s compliance.

Brad Labadie, Executive Director
Privacy Officer
11 Bay Bridge Rd., Belleville, ON K8P 3P6
613-969-0720
brad@cfwd.ca