FOIP FAQs - Foundation
Can the Institute disclose names of graduates to its Alumni Association or to its Development office?
Yes, in accordance with Section 39(2) and 40(2). Under Section 39, unless an individual has requested that his/her personal information not be disclosed, the Institute may disclose the names of graduates to its Alumni Association for alumni purposes (e.g. providing information about discounted services; benefits; travel, educational or cultural events; seeking feedback on institutional issues). Under Section 39(2), but always subject to sub-section (3), the Institute may also use personal information in its alumni records for the purpose of its own fundraising activities. Under Section 40(2), the Institute may disclose personal information in its alumni records for the purpose of its own fundraising activities if the Institute and the person or entity to whom or which the information is disclosed enter into a written agreement that requires the Institute to stop using an individual's personal information at the individual's request.
Can a the Development Office indirectly collect personal information about a potential donor from public sources?
Yes. Section 34(1)(f) allows for the indirect collection of personal information from published or other public sources for the purposes of fundraising These would include such things as newspaper reports; birth, marriage or obituary notices; biographical dictionaries; donor lists printed in programs for sporting or cultural events; information available on the Internet; records of attendance at public events; or honours or awards granted by or through a public body.