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Privacy Policy

The Peel Children's Aid Society Web Site Privacy Policy

Peel Children's Aid (Peel CAS) is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information collected and maintained on clients, families, public and stakeholders. To highlight this commitment, Peel CAS has developed this Privacy Policy based on the ten privacy principles in the Canadian Standards Association's Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information (CAN/CSA-Q830-03(R2014))

The Ten Privacy Principles are followed by Peel CAS:

1. Accountability

Peel CAS is responsible for personal information under its control and has designated an individual who is accountable for compliance with these principles.

2. Identifying purpose

Peel CAS identifies the purposes for which personal information is collected at or before the time the information is collected.

3. Consent

The knowledge and consent of the individual are required for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, except where inappropriate.

4. Limiting collection

Peel CAS limits the collection of personal information to that which is necessary for purposes identified by Peel CAS. Personal information is collected by fair and lawful means.

5. Limiting use, disclosure and retention

Peel CAS does not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it is collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law. Peel CAS retains personal information only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes, or as required by law.

6. Accuracy

Peel CAS makes reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information is as accurate, complete and up-to-date as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the information is to be used.

7. Safeguards

Peel CAS protects personal information with security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.

8. Openness

Peel CAS makes readily available information about its policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

9 Individual access

Upon written request, an individual will be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of his or her personal information and will be given access to that information, subject to limited exceptions. An individual can challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.

10 Challenging compliance

An individual can address a challenge concerning compliance with this Privacy Policy to Peel CAS' Privacy Officer.

For more information, please see our full privacy policy with expanded privacy practice information and some frequently asked questions.