The privacy of your personal information is important to us. That’s because data privacy is at the heart of everything we do at the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC).
We are committed to collecting, using, and disclosing personal information regarding any information we may collect from you across our website (www.fnigc.ca) responsibly and only to the extent necessary for the appropriate delivery of the products and services we provide to the general public, our First Nations partners, and federal government partners.
We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means and with your prior knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.
We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.
You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.
Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us. This policy is effective as of September 21, 2020.
What is Personal Information?
Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, including that which relates to his/her personal characteristics (e.g. gender, age, income, home address or phone number, ethnic background, family status), his/her health (e.g. health history, health conditions, health services received by them), or his/her activities or views (e.g. religion, politics, opinions expressed by an individual, an opinion or evaluation of an individual). Personal information is not to be confused with business information (e.g. an individual’s business address and telephone number), which is not protected by PIPEDA, the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
Why We Collect Personal Information
Like many professional organizations, we collect, use and sometimes disclose personal information in order to serve our clients. At no time do we rent, sell, barter, exchange or distribute our membership list to any third party for commercial purposes.
For our members, the primary purpose we collect and maintain personal information is to carry out our research and training activities (i.e., the First Nations Data Centre, The Fundamentals of OCAP® online course). Examples of personal information we collect for these purposes include:
- contact information, email address, billing address
- work information
Cookies are small files (or parts of files) stored on a user’s computer, created and subsequently read by a website server, and containing personal information, such as a user identification code, customized preferences, or a record of pages visited. FNIGC does not use any personal information from members’ or non-members’ cookies during visits to our website.