On January 1, 2004, FNIS, like many other organizations, became subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). It is Federal legislation, which applies to private sector organizations that collect, use or disclose personal information in the course of business activities, unless there is substantially similar provincial privacy legislation in place. It is based on 10 privacy principles, which relate to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, including the responsibilities of those organizations in their handling of personal information.
First Nations Insurance Services Limited Partnership (FNIS) has always been sensitive to the confidentiality of our Plan Member’s personal information. We have long-standing policies and practices in place relating to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, and we protect that information whether it belongs to you, your dependents, or your beneficiaries.
Your personal information includes, but is not limited to, your name, age, gender, social insurance number and date of birth, and includes your income and proof of your Treaty status (if applicable). To properly administer your group insurance and/or pension plan benefits, FNIS will continue to use and disclose your personal information it has previously collected, in accordance with the legislation. Your personal information is only accessible to:
- First Nations Insurance Services Limited Partnership employees and representatives, in the performance of their duties for First Nations Insurance Services Limited Partnership;
- Service providers, in the performance of their duties for First Nations Insurance Services Limited Partnership;
- Persons to whom you have granted permission, and
- Persons authorized by law.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 306-763-4712 or toll free at 1-800-667-4712.