RPIA will inform the individual in a meaningful way of the purposes for the collection, use or disclosure of personal data. RPIA will obtain the individual’s consent before or at the time of collection, as well as when a new use is identified.
RPIA may collect, use or disclose personal information about an individual or employee without consent if it is clearly in the interests of an individual or employee and consent cannot be obtained in a timely way, such as when an individual or employee is seriously ill or incapacitated, in cases of emergencies threatening life, health or security, when seeking consent may defeat the purposes of collecting the personal information for an investigation of a breach of an agreement or contravention of a federal or provincial law, when Personal Information is disclosed to a lawyer representing RPIA, to comply with a subpoena, warrant or other court order, pursuant to lawful and authorized requirements or requests for disclosure from government institutions, or as may otherwise be required or authorized by law.
Consent may be implied or express. In determining the appropriate form of consent, RPIA will take into account the sensitivity of the personal information and the reasonable expectations of individuals and its employees.
RPIA may collect, use or disclose personal information without the knowledge or consent of individuals or employees. All of the circumstances in which RPIA may collect, use or disclose personal information without the knowledge or consent of an individual or employee are as specified and permitted by legislation.