Principle 1 – Accountability
Amica is responsible for personal information under its control and shall designate one or more persons who are accountable for Amica's compliance with the following principles.
Principle 2 – Identifying Purposes for Collection of personal information
Amica shall identify the purposes for which personal information is collected at or before the time the information is collected.
Principle 3 – Obtaining Consent for Collection, Use or Disclosure of personal information
The knowledge and consent of a stakeholder or an employee are required for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, except where inappropriate.
Principle 4 – Limiting Collection of personal information
Amica shall limit the collection of personal information to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by Amica. Amica shall collect personal information by fair and lawful means.
Principle 5 – Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention of personal information
Amica shall not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law.
Principle 6 – Accuracy of personal information
Personal information shall be as accurate, complete, and up to date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.
Principle 7 – Security Safeguards
Amica shall protect personal information by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
Principle 8 – Openness Concerning Policies and Procedures
Amica shall make readily available to its residents, employees, investors, and other stakeholders specific information about its policies and procedures relating to the management of personal information.
Principle 9 – Stakeholders' Access to personal information
Amica shall inform its employees and other stakeholders of the existence, use, and disclosure of his or her personal information upon request and shall give the individual access to that information. The employees and other stakeholders shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.
Principle 10 – Challenging Compliance
For further information contact Amica's Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604–608–6207.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why does Amica collect personal information
about its residents, employees, investors, and other stakeholders?
Amica collects personal information for the following purposes only:
- To establish and maintain a business relationship;
- To develop and improve products and services;
- To understand stakeholders' needs and preferences;
- To meet legal and regulatory requirements; and
- To manage our business and operations.
- Who is responsible for Amica's personal
information management practices?
Responsibility for Amica's personal information management practices, including compliance with the provisions of The Amica Privacy Code, rests with the Amica Privacy Officer who can be reached at 604–608–6207 or email@example.com.
- How does Amica protect my personal information?
Amica protects your personal information against such risks as loss or theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, modification or destruction, through appropriate security measures, regardless of the format in which it is held. Amica's employees follow procedures to protect and safeguard your personal information.
- As a resident, employee, investor, or other stakeholder,
can I place restrictions on the collection, use and disclosure of my
Yes. You may refuse or withdraw your consent at any time. Please contact the Amica Privacy Officer at 604–608–6207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How can I best understand how Amica deals with
the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information?
The Amica Privacy Code sets out our commitment to protecting your privacy. For more information please contact the Amica Privacy Officer at 604–608–6207 or email@example.com.
- How is personal information defined under the Personal
Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada)?
Personal information is defined as any information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.
- Why has Amica made available The Amica Privacy
Amica wants you to understand the purposes for which we collect, use and disclose personal information about our residents, employees, investors and other stakeholders. Furthermore, we want to be sure that we have your consent to continue to collect, use and disclose your personal information for those purposes outlined in The Amica Privacy Code. Finally, we have also developed The Amica Privacy Code to more fully explain our personal information management practices and to respect the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada), the regulations enacted thereunder, and any other applicable legislation or regulation.
- Where can I obtain more information on privacy?
For a copy of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada), please visit the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's web site at www.privcom.gc.ca