How does PSAC protect personal information?

PSAC is committed to protecting your personal information from unauthorized use and disclosure. Our commitment means that:

  • All personal information collected by PSAC is held in strict confidence
  • We will employ appropriate safeguards and security standards to protect and maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and to ensure only authorized individuals have access to your personal information
  • We will ensure that access to personal information is limited to authorized PSAC employees, officers, and representatives in the performance of their job function and/or for fulfilment of PSAC’s legitimate purposes. In some circumstances, PSAC may also share personal information with external legal or financial advisors, consultants, contractors, or regulators who require access to this information in fulfillment of PSAC’s legitimate purposes
  • We will use your personal information only for the purposes we have identified
  • We will not disclose your personal information without your permission unless we are required or authorized by law to do so
  • We will retain personal information only as long as required to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected. When your personal information is no longer required we will destroy it in a confidential, secure method

PSAC will not distribute personal information to a third party without your consent unless required to do so by law, in which case the information released will be limited to what is legally required. In some circumstances, PSAC may share members’ personal information with legal or financial advisors, consultants, benefit and pension plan administrators, insurers, or contractors retained by PSAC to fulfill its legitimate purposes. Membership lists and personal information about members will never be sold or used for any commercial purposes.

Although PSAC does not take responsibility for any theft, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, loss, alteration or destruction of data by other parties, PSAC takes reasonable precautions to prevent such an event. PSAC staff or elected officers found to be abusing membership information can be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the applicable staff collective agreement or the PSAC Constitution.

January 16, 2017