PIPEDA is a federal Act to support and promote electronic commerce and protect personal information that is collected, used or disclosed.
When the act was introduced, it was identified that it would be beneficial to have Sask Sport develop generic forms and a policy template to assist Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) with managing privacy matters as related to PIPEDA.
These “generic” forms are intended to provide guidance to PSOs that have not yet undertaken preparation of privacy documents or to review against forms/policies that may have already been developed.
It is anticipated that the letter could be used for a general mail-out by a PSO where its privacy audit indicates that it does collect, use or disclose personal information in connection with commercial activities of the PSO.
Similarly, where a PSO collects, uses or discloses personal information of athletes or members in connection with commercial activities of the PSO, the consent and opt-out forms are designed to be part of the application for membership or competition participation forms of the PSO.