The Office of the Information and
Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) provides its website as a public service for
those individuals wanting information about the mandate of the
Commissionerís office and his/her own access to information and privacy
rights. As such, we are committed to providing a site that respects the
privacy of our visitors. To ensure this, we have summarized how we
govern the operations and management of our website for you (the
visitor) to consider.
Cookies are small files
that are stored on your computer by your web browser whenever you are
visiting internet sites. Cookies can store personal information such as
your contact specifics (name, address, home and work address and phone
information on our visitors. We do not store your personal information
when you use our website. However, if you visit any of the links listed
on our webpage, we cannot guarantee the following; content of their
sites, how they use personal information, or their privacy practices.
When entering another website, you may find that it has its own privacy
policy or statement that you can review in determining whether to
Some information that
our site automatically collects is used to ensure the system is
adequately performing and for improving our web services. Some of the
specific information collected includes your Internet Protocol (IP)
address and browser type (does not identify who you are). The full
extent of the personal information provided has more to do with you than
us. Your Internet service provider sets naming standards that vary.
Contact your provider for specifics. We do not share identifying
visitor information with anyone outside of our office or our
Information that you
choose to provide by emailing us, we will use to respond to you and
attempt to be of assistance. As messages sent via the Internet may be
intercepted, our office would not recommend that you send us sensitive
personal information that you would not want shared with others. When
in doubt, you can call or fax us. Your interactions with our office are
kept in confidence.
Some of the materials
and elements of our site may be subject to copyrights held by other
organizations. If restrictions exist you will need to seek permission
from the rights holder to reproduce the material. For the bulk of what
is available, this will not be the case. Non-copyrighted information
and materials may be reproduced from our website by any means, without
charge or without further permission from our office. We would
appreciate it if you could list us as the source of the research, but
are specific that what has been prepared is not the official version as
endorsed by the OIPC.
Every effort is made by
our staff to ensure that all of the information posted to our website is
accurate. However, we cannot guarantee its integrity. If there is any
discrepancy between the information posted on our website and the
original paper versions, the paper originals are the official ones.
If you have any
please contact the webmaster or our office.
Web Site last updated
October 04, 2011