Privacy Policy

This site has been developed as a public resource for those persons seeking information about the work of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Newfoundland and Labrador and access to information and privacy rights.

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Newfoundland and Labrador respects an individual's right to privacy when utilizing our online resources. We are committed to providing a site that respects the privacy of our visitors. The purpose of this Website Privacy Policy is to outline how we govern the operations and management of our website for you (the visitor) to consider.

Please note, the nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organizational measures) to protect your Personal Data.

If you visit any of the visible external links listed on our web page, we cannot guarantee the following: the content of their sites, how they use personal information, or their privacy practices. When entering another website, you may find that it has its own privacy policy or statement that you can review in determining whether to proceed.

All information sent to us by e-mail will be used for the sole purpose of attempting to be of assistance. Any e-mails sent to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner may be subject to interception. For this reason, our office does not recommend that you send us sensitive personal information via email. When in doubt, you can call, mail or fax us using the contact information found here. Your interactions with our office are always kept in confidence.

Some of the materials and elements on our site may be subject to copyrights held by other organizations. If such restrictions exist, you will need to seek permission from the rights holder to reproduce the material. For the bulk of what is available, this will not be the case. Non-copyrighted information and materials may be reproduced from our website by any means, without charge and without further permission from our office. Please note, the information posted on our website is not the official version as endorsed by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

Every effort is made by our staff to ensure that all of the information posted to our website is accurate. Changes to this Website Privacy Policy will be posted within 24 hours on this page.

If you are interested in further information on Internet privacy protection, you may visit the following external sites:

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or about our website in general, please contact us by e-mail at commissioner@oipc.nl.ca or phone (709) 729-6309 or toll free at 1-877-729-6309.