It is the policy of the Canadian Police Association (CPA) to respect and safeguard the privacy of our members. While the CPA does not engage in activities of a commercial character, we are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information in a manner that meets or exceeds the requirements of Federal and Provincial privacy laws.
The CPA only collects personal information concerning our members in order to distribute our magazines and bulletins regarding the association and the activities we conduct on their behalf.
The CPA collects personal information directly from our members, or from our member police associations. We limit the personal information we maintain on file about our members to names and addresses.
CPA only uses personal information to mail CPA publications. The CPA and our publisher, CBU Publications, retain BMR Direct as our agents to provide secure and confidential mailings of CPA publications to CPA members. BMR Direct specializes in mailing list treatment and has signed a confidentiality agreement with CPA and CBU.
The CPA does not disclose personal information to anyone. The CPA does not enter into any programs or services which require disclosure of member information.
CPA uses appropriate safeguards and comprehensive security controls that are appropriate to the sensitivity of personal information. Each of our employees are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all personal information to which they have access, and are required to sign agreements to keep your personal information confidential. CPA maintains strict procedures governing the handling and storage of personal information.
- Access to Personal Information
We will respond promptly to any written request from CPA members for access to their personal information.
- Accuracy of Information
Individuals may request that CPA delete or correct any information we hold about them, and we will respond promptly to any written request.
CPA members have the right to withdraw consent to the use of personal information by the CPA or to the disclosure of personal information to the CPA by their member police association.
- Challenging Compliance
Individuals can address any challenge concerning our compliance with this policy to our Chief Privacy Officer at the CPA Office.