Athabasca University will gather personal information required to operate the university’s programs and services.
Personal information will be managed in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act’s (FOIP Act) provisions.
The university will endeavor to see that any information collected is correct and complete. Information will be kept for at least one year after any decision has been made in which it has been used.
The university will consider applications to correct personal information.
Athabasca University will safeguard personal information to protect it from unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure or destruction.
Athabasca University is committed to protecting the privacy of those who work and study here, and to operating in an open and accountable manner. In the event that you have reasonable grounds to believe that your personal information has been collected, disclosed, used, or disposed of in a manner inconsistent with the FOIP Act, please contact the FOIP/Policy Coordinator.
Please provide the coordinator with the details of your complaint. The coordinator will investigate your complaint:
If the FOIP/Policy Coordinator is unable to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you should contact the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta.
Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) are not mandatory under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, but are recommended for major projects and changes to business process that involve the collection, use or disclosure of personal information.
A privacy impact assessment begins with the completion of a Privacy Impact Assessment Questionnaire and a number of related enclosures. The completion of a PIA is part of the project management process at Athabasca University and the FOIP/Policy Coordinator assists anyone working through this process. Once the necessary forms are completed with the FOIP/Policy Coordinator the PIA is submitted to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for their comments and suggestions.
Updated May 06 2014 by Office of the University Secretariat