The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is a Canadian law that regulates how private sector organizations collect, use, and disclose personal information in the course of their commercial activities. PIPEDA applies to all personal information that is collected, used or disclosed in the course of commercial activities in Canada. The act requires that organizations obtain consent from individuals before collecting, using, or disclosing their personal information, and that they ensure that such information is protected from unauthorized access or disclosure.
Why is PIPEDA Compliance Important?
Compliance with PIPEDA is important for any business that collects, uses or discloses personal information in the course of its commercial activities in Canada. Failure to comply with PIPEDA can result in legal and financial consequences, including fines and damages. In addition, PIPEDA compliance can help businesses build trust with their customers by demonstrating their commitment to protecting their personal information.
How is MakeForms PIPEDA Compliant?
MakeForms is committed to complying with PIPEDA by implementing the necessary policies, procedures, and safeguards to protect our users’ personal information. While we do not have servers located in Canada, we still apply PIPEDA principles to any personal information of Canadian citizens that we handle.
We take a number of measures to protect our users’ personal information, including implementing robust security measures, data encryption, and access controls. We have also established internal policies and procedures to ensure that our employees are trained and educated on PIPEDA compliance and that they understand the importance of protecting personal information.
In addition, we have appointed a Privacy Officer who is responsible for overseeing our compliance with PIPEDA, and who can respond to any privacy-related inquiries from our users. Our Privacy Officer can be contacted by emailing [email protected].
If you are a MakeForms user located in Canada, we are happy to sign a Data Protection Addendum (DPA) with you. The DPA will detail the privacy and security protections we have in place for your personal information and how we will process and store that data.
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