The United Utility Workers’ Association of Canada (UUWA) and the United Utility Workers Labour Organization Society (UUWLOS) respect the privacy of our members. We have taken, and will continue to take, measures that protect the privacy of personal information held by us.
We adhere to several principles regarding the collection, use, disclosure and retention of personal information. In order to provide the services and privileges to which members are entitled, the UUWA and UUWLOS must collect, use and disclose information in relation to our members. When we collect personal information, we may use or disclose the information for any of the following “Purposes”:
– Providing and managing services and privileges to members, former members, or
– Communicating with members and former members;
– Fostering goodwill and camaraderie;
– Managing accounting and information services; or,
– To create aggregate information from which individual member identities have been …removed.
We will only use personal information to fulfill the purposes listed above. We will retain the information for as long as it is needed to fulfill the purposes listed above and/or as long as stipulated necessary by law, and/or any applicable government regulations.
We may disclose personal information to representatives, service providers or organizations that provide us with legal, professional, administrative or information processing support services. We may also release information to officers of the court, tribunals, employers, and/or employer legal counsel as required in order to provide services to our members.
Members are entitled to access the personal information held by us concerning them, subject to restrictions by law and/or where such release would affect the rights, safety or property of other members/individuals and/or the UUWA or UUWLOS. We will respond to requests for information in a reasonable manner and time. Our response will generally be provided at no cost, however charges relating to transcription, reproduction or transmission of personal information may be applicable. Should charges apply, individuals making the request will be informed in advance of the charges.
The UUWA and the UUWLOS makes every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy and currency of personal information to fulfill our Purposes. Affected individuals should advise us of any change to personal information. We will amend the information when it has been successfully demonstrated to us that the information is inaccurate or incomplete.
Subject to legal or contractual restrictions, with reasonable notice, individuals may withdraw their consent for the collection, use or disclosure of their personal information. Such notice must be in writing to the UUWA Privacy Officer.
Concerns, questions, requests for information, and/or appeals may be directed to:
Grace Thostenson, Privacy Officer