Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual. Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone and web directories or search engines, are not considered personal information.
Canadian Cancer Society, New Brunswick is in compliance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The CCS may collect, use and disclose volunteer and employee personal information that is necessary to establish, manage or terminate the volunteer or employment relationship without consent, as long as the volunteer or employee is notified. Notification may be waived where disclosure is required by law or in a medical emergency. Where an individual uses his or her home contact information as business contact information as well, we consider that the contact information provided is business contact information, and is not therefore subject to protection as personal information.