The Saskatchewan NDP caucus recognizes that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use our web site, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.
This policy is in strict compliance with Canadian and Saskatchewan privacy and electoral laws. We do not collect personal information unless you choose to send us an e-mail, join our mailing lists, or otherwise voluntarily provide your name and contact information. Information you provide is held in the strictest confidence and will not be shared with any unrelated third party without your express permission.
Personal information received via e-mail is provided only to the relevant staff, who require the information to respond to inquiries. This may include Caucus Office staff, Legislative Assembly employees, government employees, elected officials, and party or campaign staff. We will not provide your e-mail address or other information to any unrelated third party without your express permission. We protect your personal information with strong security safeguards, including access controls. We do recommend that you avoid sending sensitive personal information electronically, as we cannot guarantee the security of electronic systems or e-mail.
Your Internet Protocol (IP) is a unique Internet "address," assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). IP addresses are automatically logged by web servers, collecting information about a user's traffic patterns. While the IP address does not identify an individual by name, it may, with the cooperation of the ISP, be used to locate and identify an individual using the web. The IP address is considered personal information because it is an identifying number, and IP addresses are protected by most privacy legislation. The privacy issues surrounding IP addresses are explained further below.
Server logs include statistical information, such as visitors' IP addresses, type of operating systems, time and duration of visit, web pages requested, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. Our servers automatically log information about visits to our web site in the normal course of establishing and maintaining web connections. These statistics are reported in the aggregate to our web and communications staff, and are used to improve our web site and ensure that it provides the optimal web experience for visitors.
We do not link server log information to any other data in a way that would enable us to identify individual visitors. However, we may review server logs for security purposes, for example, to detect intrusions into our network. In the event of a criminal investigation, server log data could be used to trace and identify individuals for prosecution.
Cookies are small text files maintained by your computer in order to help your browser remember user settings as you navigate the site. No cookies deployed by the Saskatchewan NDP Caucus website track your movements on the web outside of our own web site.
Other sites to which we provide links may be governed by different policies. The NDP Caucus and the New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan do not assume responsibility for the information practices of these other web sites, and we strongly encourage all web visitors to review the privacy policies and statements of all externally-linked sites.
Restrictions on Information Sharing
We restrict access to the information obtained from you to our employees, agents and contractors. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards designed to protect your personal information.