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Privacy Policy

Our website provides information about our office, The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), and The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA), and other general access to information or privacy issues.

Your internet service provider (ISP) may provide identifiable information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address to our web server. Further, our web server and your browser will communicate through cookies. These cookies will log your previous activity upon our website so that you will know which links you have already clicked on. Please note we do not use any information provided for any other purpose other than for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Please note we do not collect personal information such as your name, address, or contact information through our website.

Google Search Engine

To assist in the navigation of our website, our website features Google’s custom search engine. Any search inquiries you enter into the search engine may be collected, used, and disclosed by Google. Please check Google’s Privacy Policy for more information regarding how they manage the information you enter into the custom search engine: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. Please note you do not have to use the search engine in order to access the materials on our website.

Google Analytics

When someone visits www.oipc.sk.ca we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, and details of your behaviour patterns.  We do this to find out how you use our site.  This information allows the IPC to better understand the kind of individuals who come to our site and what content they’re reading.  This, in turn, assists the IPC in making improvements to our site.  Occasionally the IPC will compile statistics about the number of visitors this site receives and browsers being used.  This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions.  Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive and assists Google Analytics in remembering how you have interacted with pages on our website including the time that the current visit occurred, whether you have been to the site before and what site referred you to our web page.  Google Analytics reports information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.

Communicating With the IPC

While we accept request for review or investigations by mail, we also accept request for reviews or investigations through email at webmaster@oipc.sk.ca. However, emails may be intercepted so we ask that you exercise caution when determining what information you include in your email to our office. Please note we do not accept request for reviews or investigations through social media.

We will use the personal information you provide to us, such as your contact information, to respond to your inquiry. If you are submitting a request for review or investigation, your personal information may be disclosed to the government institution, local authority, and/or health trustee for the purpose of the review or investigation.

Twitter Policy

The Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner’s office (IPC) uses Twitter to communicate with those interested in access and privacy related issues.


The content on the Twitter account will include the following:
- links to its publications, including reports, blog posts and resources;
- links to content posted on the Internet related to access and privacy;
- news, tips, facts and other information abput access and privacy.

Retweets or sharing of links to content posted on the Internet is meant for the interest of followers of the IPC Twitter account. These retweets or sharing of links do not necessarily mean an endorsement of the content by the IPC.

The IPC encourages the use of Twitter to discuss matters related to access and privacy. However, in the event the IPC receives offensive, disrespectful or abusive comments, the IPC may block the particular Twitter user. 

Hosting of Twitter

The IPC Twitter account is not hosted on IPC’s web server. You may refer to Twitter’s privacy policy to determine how Twitter managed any information you tweet at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.  

If you contact the IPC via Twitter, we may collect and use the information in order to respond to you.


The IPC’s decision to follow other Twitter accounts does not imply an endorsement of any kind. Similarly, the IPC does not necessarily endorse the views and/or opinions of those who follow the IPC Twitter account. 

Request for Review or Investigations

The IPC will not accept requests for reviews or privacy breach complaints through Twitter. Please fill in forms found at http://www.oipc.sk.ca/forms.htm, and send them to our office at the following address:

Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner
503 - 1801 Hamilton Street
Regina SK  S4P 4B4
Email: webmaster@oipc.sk.ca

The IPC will not discuss contents of active or closed files on Twitter with the exception of posting links to reports by the Commissioner.


Web Site last updated August 02, 2016