Basketball Manitoba Privacy Policy

For not-for-profit organizations in Manitoba, the privacy of personal information is governed by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). This Policy is based on the standards required by PIPEDA as interpreted by Basketball Manitoba.


1. The following terms have these meanings in this Policy:
  • “Commercial Activity” – any particular transaction, act or conduct that is of a commercial character.
  • “Participants” – Refers to all categories of individual members and/or registrants defined in the By-laws of Basketball Manitoba who are subject to the policies of Basketball Manitoba, as well as all people employed by, contracted by, or engaged in activities with Basketball Manitoba including, but not limited to, employees, contractors, Athletes, coaches, instructors, officials, volunteers, managers, administrators, committee members, parents or guardians, spectators, and Directors and Officers 
  • “Personal Information” – any information about an individual that relates to the person’s personal characteristics including, but not limited to gender, age, income, home address, home phone number, ethnic background, family status, health history, and health conditions
  • “Stakeholder” – Individuals employed by, or engaged in activities on behalf of, Basketball Manitoba including coaches, staff members, contract personnel, volunteers, managers, administrators, committee members, and directors and officers of Basketball Manitoba


2. Basketball Manitoba recognizes participants’ right to privacy with respect to their Personal Information. This policy describes the way that Basketball Manitoba collects, uses, safeguards, discloses, and disposes of personal Information.

Application of this Policy

3. This policy applies to all stakeholders and participants in connection with personal information that is collected, used, or disclosed during Basketball Manitoba’s activity.

4. Except as provided in PIPEDA, Basketball Manitoba’s Board of Directors will have the authority to interpret any provision of this policy that is contradictory, ambiguous, or unclear.


5. Basketball Manitoba is obligated to follow and abide by PIPEDA in all matters involving the collection, use, and disclosure of personal Information.

6. In addition to fulfilling the legal obligations required by PIPEDA, Basketball Manitoba’s stakeholders will not:
  • Publish, communicate, divulge, or disclose to any unauthorized person, firm, corporation, or third party any personal Information without the express written consent of the participant
  • Knowingly place themselves in a position where they are under obligation to any organization to disclose personal Information
  • In the performance of their official duties, disclose personal Information to family members, friends, colleagues, or organizations in which their family members, friends, or colleagues have an interest
  • Derive personal benefit from personal Information that they have acquired during fulfilling their duties with Basketball Manitoba
  • Accept any gift or favour that could be construed as being given in anticipation of, or in recognition for, the disclosure of personal information


7. The President and the Executive Director will act as Privacy Officers and are responsible for the implementation of this policy and monitoring information collection and data security and ensuring that all staff receive appropriate training on privacy issues and their responsibilities. This also includes the handling of personal information access requests and complaints.

8. Duties

The President and/or Executive Director will:
  • Implement procedures to protect personal information
  • Establish procedures to receive and respond to complaints and inquiries
  • Record all persons having access to personal information
  • Ensure any third-party providers abide by this policy
  • Train and communicate to staff information about Basketball Manitoba’s privacy policies and practices.

Identifying Purposes

9. Basketball Manitoba may collect personal information from participants and prospective participants for purposes that include, but are not limited to:

  • Sending communications in the form of e-mails or a newsletter with content related to Basketball Manitoba’s programs, events, fundraising, activities, discipline, appeals, and other pertinent information
  • Publishing articles, media relations and postings on Basketball Manitoba’s website, displays or posters
  • Award nominations, biographies, and media relations
  • Communication within and between stakeholders and participants
  • Discipline results and long-term suspension list
  • Checking residency status

Registration, Database Entry and Monitoring
  • Registration of programs, events, and activities
  • Database entry at the Coaching Association of Canada and to determine level of coaching certification, coaching qualifications, and coach selection.
  • Database entry to determine level of officiating certification and qualifications
  • Determination of eligibility, age group and appropriate level of play/competition
  • Athlete registration, outfitting uniforms, and various components of athlete and team selection
  • Technical monitoring, officials training, educational purposes, sport promotion, and media publications

Sales, Promotions and Merchandising
  • Purchasing equipment, coaching manuals, resources, and other products
  • Promotion and sale of merchandise

  • Travel arrangement and administration
  • Implementation of Basketball Manitoba’s screening program
  • Medical emergency, emergency contacts or reports relating to medical or emergency issues
  • Determination of membership demographics and program wants and needs
  • Managing insurance claims and insurance investigations
  • Video recording and photography for personal use, and not commercial gain, by spectators, parents, and friends
  • Video recording and photography for promotional use, marketing, and advertising by Basketball Manitoba
  • Payroll, honorariums, company insurance and health plans

10. Basketball Manitoba’s stakeholders may collect personal information from participants and prospective participants for other purposes, provided that documented consent specifying the use of the personal Information is obtained from the participants or prospective participants.


11. By providing personal information to Basketball Manitoba, participants are implying their consent to the use of that personal information for the purposes identified in the Identifying Purposes section of this Policy.

12. At the time of the collection of personal information and prior to the use or disclosure of the personal information, Basketball Manitoba will obtain consent from all participants by lawful means. Basketball Manitoba may collect personal information without consent when it is reasonable to do so and permitted by law.

13. In determining whether to obtain written or implied consent, Basketball Manitoba will consider the sensitivity of the personal information, as well the participants’ reasonable expectations. Participants may consent to the collection and specified use of personal information in the following ways:
  • Completing and/or signing an application form
  • Checking a checkbox, or selecting an option (such as ‘Yes’ or ‘I agree’)
  • Providing written consent either physically or electronically
  • Consenting orally in person
  • Consenting orally over the phone

14. Basketball Manitoba will not, as a condition of providing a product or service, require participants to consent to the use, collection, or disclosure of personal information beyond what is required to fulfill the specified purpose of the product or service.

15. A participant may withdraw consent in writing, at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions. 

16. Basketball Manitoba will not obtain consent from participants who are minors, seriously ill, or mentally incapacitated. Consent from these individuals will be obtained from a parent, legal guardian, or a person having power of attorney.

17. Basketball Manitoba is not required to obtain consent for the collection of personal information, and may use personal information without the participant’s knowledge or consent, only if:
  • It is clearly in the participant’s interests and the opportunity for obtaining consent is not available in a timely way
  • Knowledge and consent would compromise the availability or accuracy of the personal information and collection is required to investigate a breach of an agreement or a contravention of a federal or provincial law
  • An emergency threatens a participant’s life, health, or security 
  • The information is publicly available as specified in PIPEDA

18. Basketball Manitoba is also not required to obtain consent for the collection of personal information if the information is for journalistic, artistic, or literary purposes.

19. Basketball Manitoba may disclose personal information without the participant’s knowledge or consent only:
  • To a lawyer representing Basketball Manitoba
  • To collect a debt that the participant owes to Basketball Manitoba
  • To comply with a subpoena, a warrant, or an order made by a court or other body with appropriate jurisdiction
  • To a government institution that has requested the information and identified its lawful authority, if that government institution indicates that disclosure is for one of the following purposes: enforcing or carrying out an investigation, gathering intelligence relating to any federal, provincial, or foreign law, national security, or the conduct of international affairs, or administering any federal or provincial law
  • To an investigative body named in PIPEDA or a government institution, if Basketball Manitoba believes the personal information concerns a breach of an agreement, contravenes a federal, provincial, or foreign law, or if Basketball Manitoba suspects the personal information relates to national security or the conduct of international affairs
  • To an investigative body for purposes related to the investigation of a breach of an agreement or a contravention of a federal or provincial law
  • In an emergency threatening a participant’s life, health, or security (Basketball Manitoba will inform the participant of the disclosure)
  • To an archival institution
  • 20 years after the individual's death or 100 years after the record was created
  • If it is publicly available as specified in PIPEDA
  • If otherwise required by law

Accuracy, Retention, and Openness

20. To minimize the possibility that inappropriate personal information may be used to decide about a member, personal information will be accurate, complete, and as up to date as is necessary for the purposes for which it will be used.

21. Personal information will be retained if reasonably necessary to enable participation in Basketball Manitoba programs, events, and activities, and to maintain historical records as may be required by law or by governing organizations.

22. Basketball Manitoba’s stakeholders will be made aware of the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of personal information and are required to comply with Basketball Manitoba’s Confidentiality Policy.

23. Personal information will be protected against loss or theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information.

24. Personal information that has been used to decide about a participant will be maintained for a minimum of one year to allow the individual the opportunity to access the personal information after the decision has been made.

25. Basketball Manitoba will make the following information available to participants:
This Privacy Policy
  • Any additional documentation that further explains Basketball Manitoba’s Privacy Policy
  • The name or title, and the address, of the person who is accountable for Basketball Manitoba’s Privacy Policy
  • The means of gaining access to personal information held by Basketball Manitoba
  • A description of the type of personal information held by Basketball Manitoba, including a general account of its use
  • Identification of any third parties to which personal information is made available


26. Upon written request, and with assistance from Basketball Manitoba after confirming the participant’s identity, participants may be informed of the existence, use, and disclosure of their personal information and will be given access to that personal information. Participants are also entitled to be informed of the source of the personal information and provided with an account of third parties to which the personal information has been disclosed.

27. Unless there are reasonable grounds to extend the time limit, requested personal information will be disclosed to the participant, at no cost to the participant, within thirty (30) days of receipt of the written request.

28. Participants may be denied access to their personal information if the information:
Is prohibitively costly to provide
  • Contains references to other individuals
  • Cannot be disclosed for legal, security, or commercial proprietary purposes
  • Is subject to solicitor-client privilege or litigation privilege 

29. If Basketball Manitoba refuses a request for personal information, it shall inform the participant the reasons for the refusal and identify the associated provisions of PIPEDA that support the refusal.

Compliance Challenges

30. Participants are able to challenge Basketball Manitoba for its compliance with this policy.

31. Upon receipt of a complaint, Basketball Manitoba will:
  • Record the date the complaint is received
  • Notify the Privacy Officer who will serve in a neutral, unbiased capacity to resolve the complaint
  • Acknowledge receipt of the complaint by way of telephone conversation and clarify the nature of the complaint within seven (7) days of receipt of the complaint
    • d. Appoint an investigator using Basketball Manitoba’s personnel or an independent investigator, who will have the skills necessary to conduct a fair and impartial investigation and will have unfettered access to all file and personnel
    • e. Upon completion of the investigation and within thirty (30) days of receipt of the complaint, the investigator will submit a written report to Basketball Manitoba
    • f. Notify the complainant the outcome of the investigation and any relevant steps taken to rectify the complaint, including any amendments to policies and procedures
32. Basketball Manitoba will not dismiss, suspend, demote, discipline, harass, or otherwise disadvantage any the participant who:
  • Challenges Basketball Manitoba for its compliance with this policy
  • Refuses to contravene this policy or PIPEDA
  • Takes precautions not to contravene this policy or PIPEDA; even though said precautions may be in opposition to the regular duties performed by the participant

Basketball Manitoba Board of Directors Approval Date: January 30, 2023

Contact Information:

Privacy Officer
Basketball Manitoba
Room 324 - 145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba   R3B 2Z6
Phone (204) 925-5775  Fax (204) 925-5929

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