Personal information –
Information that is recorded in any form, both fact and opinion, and that can be used to distinguish, identify, or contact a specific individual. It does not include business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses, and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories.
Any individual or organization that provides a sample for testing to Gerico Drug Testing Ltd.
This policy’s definition of employee includes contractors.
We are responsible for personal information in our possession or custody, including information that has been transferred to a third party for processing. We will use contractual or other means to provide a comparable level of protection when a third party is processing the information.
We will identify and document the purposes for which we collect, use, or disclose personal information at or before the time of collection.
The purposes will be limited to those which are related to our business and which a reasonable person would consider appropriate under the circumstances.
Personal information will only be collected, used, or disclosed with the knowledge and consent of the individual, or as required by law.
We will limit the amount and type of personal information collected to that which is necessary for our identified purposes and we will only collect personal information by fair and lawful means.
Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention
Personal information will not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law. Personal information will be retained only as long as necessary to fulfil the identified purposes.
Personal information which has been used to make a decision about an individual will be retained long enough to allow the individual access to the information after the decision has been made and, in the event of an access request or a challenge, long enough to exhaust any recourse an individual may have under the law. Where personal information is no longer required to fulfil the identified purposes, it will be destroyed, erased, or made anonymous.
We will use our best efforts to ensure that personal information, including information that is disclosed to third parties, is as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.
We will protect personal information with safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
Our safeguards will protect personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification, regardless of the format in which the information is held. We will make our employees aware of the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of personal information, and we will exercise care in the disposal or destruction of personal information to prevent unauthorized parties from gaining access to the information.
Our methods of protection will include physical measures (for example, locked filing cabinets and restricted access to offices), organizational measures (for example, limiting access on a “need-to-know” basis), and technological measures (for example, the use of passwords and encryption).
Openness Concerning Policies and Practices
We will make readily available to donors and employees specific information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
The information we will make available will include: how to gain access to personal information; the type of personal information held by us, including a general account of its use; general information concerning our policies; and what personal information is made available to other donor’s designated agencies.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://gericodt.com.
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