SGPS Privacy & Use And Disclosure Of Personal Information By The SGPS
The University collects personal information from its students for the purposes related to the students’ post-secondary education pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). The SGPS is a student government association administered by elected student representatives and governed by a student ratified constitution. It is necessary for the SGPS to have access to student personal information to provide management and administration of the student health and dental plan; administer non-academic discipline of students, to provide access to and information about affiliated or sponsored programs to students, to verify and validate voter eligibility for society referenda and elections, to verify student eligibility for use of selected services, and to communicate with student members about student society matters.
The University discloses to the SGPS the following student personal information:
- Student number
- Degree program
- Academic concentration
- Email address
- Student address
- Residency information
- Association fees paid
- SGPS related fee payments
This personal information disclosed shall be used solely:
- To provide management and administration of the student health and dental plan;
- To administer the non-academic discipline of students;
- To provide access to and information about affiliated or sponsored programs to students;
- To verify and validate voter eligibility for society referenda and elections;
- To verify student eligibility for use of selected services; and,
- To communicate with student members about student society matters.
The SGPS shall implement physical, organizational, technological, and other security measures to restrict access to student personal information to employees, agents, and representatives, and advisors who require the information in the proper and appropriate discharge of their function to the SGPS; prevent the loss, disposal or destruction of student personal information; and prevent theft, sale, improper access, improper modification, improper copying, improper use, or improper disclosure of student personal information by, or to, any person or organization.
The SGPS may disclose student personal information to third parties (namely the SGPS Health and Dental provider, StudentCare) for the provision of student services provided the third-party is legally bound by a confidentiality agreement to handle student personal information in accordance with this agreement and the Act. The SGPS shall provide copies of the confidentiality agreements required to the Office of the University Registrar annually and after any amendment to said confidentiality agreements.
The SGPS shall comply with any and all requirements of privacy legislation to which the University might be subject including, but not limited to, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.31, and the Canadian Anti-Spam legislation requirements.
The SGPS shall retain student personal information for no longer than is reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes enumerated in this agreement, up to a maximum of one year. After this period of time has passed, the SGPS must dispose of student personal information only by destroying it in a manner that makes it highly resistant to reconstruction. In destroying student personal information, the SGPS shall take reasonable security precautions to protect the confidentiality and security during storage, transport, and handling. The SGPS must notify the Office of the University Registrar once the student’s personal information has been securely destroyed.
Upon request, a member shall be informed of the existence, use, and disclosure of their information, and shall be given access to it. Members may verify the accuracy and completeness of their information and may request that it be amended, if appropriate.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the individual listed below.