Your Privacy Rights
From January 1, 2004, all businesses engaged in commercial activities must comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, which it incorporates. This obligation extends to schools, including AMA. The Act gives you rights concerning the privacy of your personal information. AMA is responsible for the personal information we collect and hold. To ensure this accountability, we have developed this policy, and trained our staff about our policies and practices.
Why Does AMA Need Personal Information?
We require personal information for the best interest and for the safety or your child (children).
What personal information do we collect?
Personal information is any information that identifies you, or by which your identity could be deduced
How do we collect your personal information?
We collect information only by lawful and fair means, and not in an unreasonably intrusive way We collect your personal information directly from you.
Disclosure of your Personal Information
Under certain circumstances, AMA will disclose your personal information:
. when we are required or authorized by law to do so, for example if a court issues a subpoena;
. when you have consented to the disclosure;
. where it is necessary to establish or collect fees;
Updating Your Information
It is important that the information we have on file for you and your child(children) be accurate and up-to-date. If during the time that your child is enrolled at AMA any of your information changes, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes.
Is My Personal Information Secure?
AMA takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Among the steps taken to protect your information are:
. premises security;
. restricted file access to personal information;
. deploying technological safeguards like security software and firewalls to prevent hacking or unauthorized computer access;
. internal password and security policies.
Communicating with Us
You should be aware that e-mail is not a 100% secure medium, and you should be aware of this when contacting us to send personal or confidential information.
Requests for Access
If you have any questions, or wish to access your personal information, please write to our Privacy Contact at 126 Ash Street, Whitby, Ontario L1N 4A9.
If you are not satisfied with our response, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada can be reached at 112 Kent Street, Ottawa Ontario, K1A 1H3 1.800.282.1376.
If you apply to AMA for a job, we need to consider your personal information, as part of our review process. We normally retain information from candidates after a decision has been made, unless you ask us not to retain the information. If we offer you a job, which you accept, the information will be retained in accordance with our privacy procedures for employee records.