The Town of White City is committed to protecting personal and confidential information.
All personal information is managed in accordance with The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LAFOIP).
Collection and Use of Personal Information
The Town will only collect personal information that relates to the services and delivery of services provided by the Town. The Town has an obligation to inform an individual when and why personal information is collected and what it will be used for. The information must only be used for the purpose for which it is collected or a use consistent with that purpose. In order to use the information for any other purpose, the Town must obtain consent from the individual, preferably in writing.
Some examples of personal information that the Town may collect include:
- Contact information such as name, address, phone number
- Demographic information such as age, gender, education or household information
- Identification information
- Personal opinions
- Billing, service account, income or other financial information
- Voice recording and video surveillance may be used to increase public safety and/or improve customer service. The Town makes every reasonable effort to ensure citizens are adequately informed.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We do not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent unless disclosure is authorized by legislation, required by law or for the purposes of criminal investigation.
LA FOIP provides for disclosure of personal information without consent in limited circumstances such as:
- By subpoena or warrant
- To legal counsel
- To protect the mental or physical health or safety of an individual
- To assist in the provision of services to the individual
- To comply with an Act or Regulation
At times other local authorities, provincial government ministries or organizations, or federal agencies may require personal information or information verification from the Town in order to register you for services, confirm eligibility or for statistical purposes.
Your information may be disclosed to organizations contracted by the Town to provide services on behalf of the Town. Contractors must maintain and protect your information in accordance with applicable privacy legislation.
Your information may also be used or disclosed for the purpose of locating you in order to collect a debt or to make a payment owing to you by the Town.
The White City Fire Department may collect, use and disclose your medical information in the provision of emergency response services. In all services provided by the Town where your personal health information is collected, information is only shared in legally authorized situations including providing medical information to Emergency Medical Services, external health care providers or authorized organizations.
The Town takes many precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized collection, access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
Our website contains links to other websites which are provided to you as a convenience only. You are advised that other third party websites may have different privacy practices than the Town of White City. The Town has no responsibility for such third party websites.
Access to Personal Information
If you have questions about accessing your personal information or changes to your personal information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is your responsibility to ensure the Town is informed of changes to your personal information.
LAFOIP allows an individual to request modification of personal information; to have a notation made if modification was requested but not made; and to be advised of the reason a request was disregarded. An individual can request deletion or modification of their information.
If your request for personal information, includes a large number of records or personal information of others, is extremely complex, or if there is concern over whether or not the request is permitted by law, you may be directed to make an Access to Information Request.
If you believe that the Town of White City has mishandled your personal information or has not adequately responded to your request for access to your personal information please contact:
Town of White City
PO Box 220
14 Ramm Avenue East
White City, SK S4L 5B1
Phone: 306-781-2355 ext. 229
Saskatchewan Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner