What is “Personal Information”?
“Personal Information” means any information that is identifiable to an individual, including name, address, telephone number, Social Insurance Number, and date of birth. It also includes, but is not limited to, other information relating to identity, such as, nationality, gender, marital status, financial information and credit history.
Purposes for Personal Information
Venture Norfolk collects only that personal information required to assess a prospective applicant’s eligibility for services of Venture Norfolk as well as to report to Industry Canada, the federal department that supports the objectives of Venture Norfolk.
An applicant may choose not to provide some or all of the personal information requested, but if Venture Norfolk is unable to validate the information provided, the application may be turned down.
Venture Norfolk endeavours to ensure that all personal information in active files is accurate, current and complete. An individual who wishes to review or verify what personal information is held by Venture Norfolk, may do so by making a request, in writing to the Venture Norfolk’s Chief Privacy Officer. Upon verification of the individual’s identity, the Chief Privacy Office will provide a written report within 60 days. Information contained in closed files is not updated.
Venture Norfolk utilizes a number of physical, organizational and technological measures to safeguard personal information from unauthorized access or inadvertent disclosure.
Any concern or issue about Venture Norfolk personal information handling practices may be made, in writing, to the Chief Privacy Officer. Upon verification of the individual’s identity, the Chief Privacy Officer will act promptly to investigate the complaint and provide a written report to the individual.
For additional information, please contact the Venture Norfolk office in Simcoe at 519-428-2323 or email us