Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of an organization like the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Protecting your privacy and your personal data is an important aspect of the way we create, organize and implement our activities on-line and off-line. The Waterloo Regional Police Service is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. Any personal data relating to you will only be used and recorded by us in accordance with current data protection legislation and this Privacy Statement.
Our practices have been designed to ensure compliance with the privacy provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act [Ontario].
Freedom of Information (FOI)
The Waterloo Regional Police Service endeavors to make its information accessible to the public. Some records however contain information that is either privileged, protected or of a personal nature.
The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act compels the Waterloo Regional Police to review such documents prior to their disclosure. Request to access such records requires a written request to the Access to Information Branch.
We will not sell, share, rent or disclose your personal data to any third party. We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to government institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation. Raw data may be used for statistical or comparative analyses prepared by or on behalf of the Waterloo Regional Police Service provided that such data will not be associated to an identified individual or business.
Purpose Specification and Data Collection
You can access our Web site home page and browse our site http://www.wrps.on.ca without disclosing personal data. We collect your personal data only with your knowledge or your consent. Our Web site may log information about you that is automatically recognized by the Web server, such as your IP address, domain name. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Waterloo Regional Police Service web site. Be aware that the Waterloo Regional Police Service is not responsible for the privacy practices of web sites linked to from this site. The Waterloo Regional Police Service makes every effort to ensure the links listed are current and are indeed linked to the appropriate site. If there is a link to a site with questionable content appropriate action will be taken. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting with any web site.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. The Waterloo Regional Police Service uses the industry standard encryption technology to keep your personal information safe. When users submit information via the website (e.g. an online survey), your information is protected both online and off-line.
All user information is maintained in a secure environment. Only authorized personnel of the Waterloo Regional Police Service, who need the information to perform a specific task are granted access to personally identifiable information and only allowed access to it when absolutely necessary, and then under strict guidelines as to what use may be made of such details.