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Your Privacy is Important
At Kinark Child and Family Services, we are committed to meeting the highest standard of ethics with respect to the collection, use, security and disclosure of personal information with clients, staff, consultants, volunteers, donors and business associates. We are committed to meeting or exceeding the privacy standards established by relevant legislation, including Ontario 's Personal Health Information Act (PHIPA).
The Information We Collect
The types of personal information we collect may vary depending upon the individuals involved and the nature of their relationships with Kinark.
For staff, volunteers and consultants, we collect personal information that may include name, address, SIN, proof of professional education/registration, and criminal record check information.
How We Use the Information
The use of information may vary depending upon the individuals involved and the nature of their relationships with us. For example:
For donors, personal information may be used:
Unless otherwise required by law, Kinark does not share personal information with third parties without specific consent.
We do not share personal information with anyone outside of Kinark Child and Family Services and our agents (e.g. consultants, legal counsel, accreditors) without specific consent. We share information with other professionals, hospitals, agencies and schools who are involved in the care, education and treatment of clients only when the client (age 16 and over) or parent/authorized caregiver (for child or youth under age 16) provides consent for us to do so. The only exceptions are legally necessary disclosures ordered by a subpoena or required to notify authorities in situations of suspected abuse, neglect, or imminent harm.
Safeguards and Security
Retention of Personal Information
Accuracy of Personal Information
Access to Personal Information
For more information on Kinark Child and Family Services and privacy please contact: