The Government of Canada enacted the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) which came into effect for most businesses on January 1, 2004. PIPEDA regulates the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by private sector organizations and others in the course of their commercial activities. Organizations, including corporations, individuals, associations, partnerships and trade unions, are generally subject to the provisions of this legislation if they collect, use or disclose personal information in the course of their commercial activities. Under PIPEDA, personal information must be:
- Collected for identifiable purposes and with consent;
- Used and disclosed for the limited purpose for which it was collected;
- Accessible for inspection and correction; and
At the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC), we take the privacy of our members seriously. All membership information is strictly confidential except the details that you wish to provide publicly in our membership directory.
The GNCC has not and will never publish, share, sell, or otherwise pass confidential member information outside our organization. Additionally, we utilize anti-intrusion measures on our website and our servers to protect this information from unauthorized access.
If you are contacted by anyone outside the GNCC claiming to have access to membership information, or our mailing list, be advised that this is fraudulent. We would greatly appreciate it if you would forward any such contacts to us so that we can investigate.
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