Privacy Policy 
 
Halton Regional Police Service Website Privacy Statement:

The Halton Regional Police Service is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our site. We have taken appropriate measures to protect and ensure the privacy of any personal information you may provide when visiting our website. Our practices have been designed to ensure compliance with the privacy provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

As technologies evolve and the business requirements of this website evolve, changes to the Privacy Statement may occur. If changes are made to this Privacy Statement, they will be posted on this page.

The Halton Regional Police Service will not – under any circumstances – use any information provided by visitors for any purpose that is inconsistent with the purpose for which the information was provided, as stated on the webpage. A visitor to the Halton Regional Police Service website will not receive correspondence or e-mails from the Halton Regional Police Service on any subject other than those subjects the visitor has given us permission to contact them about.

If you require more information about our Privacy Policy, please review the following:

Privacy and Access:

The Halton Regional Police Service is subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). The Halton Regional Police Service endeavors to make its information accessible to the public. Some records, however, contain information that is either privileged, protected or of a personal nature. MFIPPA compels the Halton Regional Police to review such documents prior to their disclosure. A request to access such records requires a written request to the HRPS Information Privacy Officer.

Senders of messages should be aware that personal and other information contained in electronic correspondence (or printed versions thereof) which are directed to the Halton Regional Police Service are subject to MFIPPA, become records of the Service, and may be deemed to be accessible to members of the public under the law. Therefore, the anonymity or confidentiality of the sender and any information contained within any such correspondence cannot be guaranteed. Electronic messages resident on a system outside those of those domain names owned by the Halton Regional Police Service, but deemed to be in the custody and control of the Halton Regional Police Service, may also be accessible under MFIPPA.

Concerns regarding privacy or access to information should be directed to:

Halton Regional Police Service
Information Privacy Officer
1151 Bronte Road, Box 2700
Oakville, ON L6J 5C7

The Government of Ontario maintains a website with free access to MFIPPA and other legislation at www.accessandprivacy.gov.on.ca. Please note, however, that legislation on this site may not be the most up-to-date version available. Consult the Government of Ontario for confirmation of the most current version.

Use of Collected Information:

The Halton Regional Police Service does not collect information for commercial or marketing purposes, and the Halton Regional Police Service does not sell, exchange, or otherwise distribute the information collected through this website for commercial or marketing purposes. The Halton Regional Police Service collects only the minimum information needed to meet the purpose for which the collection is required.

The Halton Regional Police Service will not – under any circumstances – use any information provided by visitors for any purpose that is inconsistent with the purpose for which the information was provided, as stated on the webpage. A visitor to the Halton Regional Police Service website will not receive correspondence or e-mails from the Halton Regional Police Service on any subject other than those subjects the visitor has given us permission to contact them about.

Use of “Cookies”:

During user interaction with our Internet site, we may use a browser feature called a “cookie” to collect information anonymously and track user patterns on our website. A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that identifies your browser – but not you – to our computers each time you visit one of our pages. Cookies tell us which pages are visited and by how many people. This helps us enhance the online experience of visitors to our website.

Unless you specifically advise us, we will not know who you are, even though we may assign your computer a cookie. We cannot use cookies, by themselves, to disclose the individual identity of any site user, and we never combine information gathered by a cookie with personally identifiable information, such as your name, telephone number, or your e-mail address.

Disclaimer:

The Halton Regional Police Service does not guarantee or warrant in any manner the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any information on this website, or in links provided by this website. A link between the Halton Regional Police Service website and any other website does not imply endorsement or sponsorship of that website, or the creator of that website by the Halton Regional Police Service.

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