The Regional Municipality of Durham is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our site. We have taken all appropriate measures to protect and ensure the privacy of any personal information you provide. Part of that commitment is to explain what information may be collected and why, how it will be used and who may have access to it. Our practices have been designed to ensure compliance with the privacy provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).
The Regional Municipality of Durham will not, under any circumstances, use any information provided by visitors for any other purpose except for which it was provided.
What this policy covers
Our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is regulated by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) and all applicable privacy legislation. Further information can also be found on the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario’s website.
What personal information we collect
We collect information from you when you register to use this site. This includes your email address and additional demographic information as provided by you on the registration form.
Please note that you are able to browse any publicly accessible sections of this website completely anonymously without signing up. However certain projects may require you to register or sign in before using the engagement tools.
The content you create is part of your interactions with this website. This can include responses to surveys, contributions to discussion forums, newsfeeds, stories or any of the other engagement opportunities available on the engagement website.
Site Usage Information
We collect information about your usage of the site, such as pages visited, number of visitors and new registrations, documents downloaded, picture or video views, and contributions to any engagement tool. De-identified information may be used by Bang the Table for product development and improvements.
How we use the information we collect
We collect this information in order to:
- analyse and interpret it to help meet our objectives and obligations;
- communicate information to you about engagement opportunities, events and other initiatives
- respond to inquiries and otherwise engage with stakeholders; and
- provide opportunities for community feedback and collect your input on Regional projects and initiatives.
Retention/Destruction of Information
Personal information is only disposed of according to a records retention schedule. To ensure personal information is unrecoverable, a utility program is used to remove the electronic data and any paper records generated are shredded.
This privacy statement applies to interactions with the Region of Durham’s web server and does not apply to any other website. Our website may contain links to other websites and those links are provided for convenience and may not remain current or be maintained. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of linked websites and we suggest you review the privacy policies of those websites before using them.
While no online service is completely secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take all reasonable measures to do so.
Requesting Access to Information
As per the provisions of the MFIPPA, requests for access to information may be made with the Access and Privacy Office, Region of Durham. For more information regarding how to make a request or any questions about the process, please view our Access and Information page and/or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.