Canadian Anti-Doping Program Privacy and Personal Information Policy

Jurisdiction and Application

  1. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is responsible for administering Canada’s Anti-Doping Program (CADP). In doing so, the CCES ensures that the Personal Information that it processes in connection with its anti-doping activities is protected in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws, principles and standards.
     
  2. The CCES also complies with the provisions of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information (ISPPPI) as incorporated into the CADP.
  3. This Policy sets out in general terms how Personal Information for anti-doping purposes will be processed by the CCES in the course of administrating and implementing the CADP.

Types of Personal Information for anti-doping purposes

  1. Personal Information for anti-doping purposes includes, but is not limited to, information relating to an individual, as follows:
  • identity (i.e. name, nationality, date of birth, gender, event, level of competition, membership affiliations, the names and details of other persons, such as medical professionals, working with, treating or assisting the individual in a sport and anti-doping context);
  • Whereabouts Filings;
  • Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs);
  • Doping Controls (including Test Distribution Planning, Sample collection and handling, anti-doping test results, Laboratory analysis, results management, hearings, sanctions and appeals).
  1. Personal Information about an individual could also include Sensitive Personal Information, in particular this includes racial, ethnic, genetic, medical or biological information (including information derived from analyzing Samples or Specimens) and commission of offences.

Collection Entity

  1. Personal Information of all sorts will be collected by the CCES and by any other organization or anti-doping organization to whom the CCES has delegated proper authority to conduct Testing and Sample Collection in accordance with the CADP or which otherwise has competent authority to conduct Testing and Sample Collection on the individual.

Purposes for which your Personal Information may be processed

  1. The CCES and its third party agents shall only process the collected Personal Information where necessary and appropriate to conduct their anti-doping activities under the CADP and related WADA International Standards or where otherwise required by applicable law and where there is no conflict with applicable privacy and data protection laws. This includes, but is not limited to, processing Personal Information:
  • to determine eligibility for a TUE;
  • to conduct Testing, including Target Testing, and to record the results from such Testing;
  • to conduct investigations to determine potential breaches of the CADP;
  • to carry out results management under the CADP, including associated disciplinary
  • hearings, appeals and adjudications, and to publish outcomes.

Disclosures

  1. Personal Information may be disclosed by the CCES to third party agents, including authorized service providers, in connection with the fulfilment of the CCES’s anti-doping activities as specified in the CADP.
  1. Personal Information shall not be disclosed to other Anti-Doping Organizations except where such disclosures are necessary to allow the Anti-Doping Organizations receiving the Personal Information to conduct anti-doping activities under the CADP or under the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and in accordance with all applicable privacy and data protection laws.
  1. Personal Information shall not be disclosed to third parties other than as set out above, except where such disclosures:
  • are required by law;
  • take place on the basis of informed, express and written consent; or
  • are necessary to assist law enforcement or governmental authorities in the detection, investigation or prosecution of a criminal offence or breach of the CADP, provided that the Personal Information requested is directly relevant to the offence or breach in question and cannot otherwise be obtained by the authorities.

International Transfers

  1. Personal Information may be made available by the CCES to third persons or parties, including authorized service providers, WADA and Anti-Doping Organizations, some of which may be located outside of Canada.

Rights with respect to Personal Information

  1. Right of access to Personal Information: Individuals have the right to seek information from the CCES about Personal Information relating to them (the categories of information, the purpose for which it is collected and the third parties or categories of third parties to which it is transferred), to obtain confirmation whether or not the Personal Information is being processed and to receive a copy of the relevant Personal Information in a readily intelligible format within a reasonable timeframe (one month from the date of the request), unless to do so in a particular case plainly conflicts with the CCES’ ability to plan or conduct Testing under the CADP (including Target Testing) or to investigate and establish anti-doping rule violations.
  1. The CCES may not respond to requests seeking access to Personal Information if the requests are excessive in terms of their scope or frequency or if they impose a disproportionate burden on the CCES in terms of cost or effort given the nature of the Personal Information in question. If the CCES refuses to allow access to Personal Information, it shall inform the relevant individuals and explain in writing the grounds for refusing the request as soon as practicable.
  1. Right to amend Personal Information: Personal Information processed by the CCES shall be accurate, complete and kept up to date. Where the CCES affirmatively knows that the Personal Information that it is processing is inaccurate or incomplete, the CCES shall, as appropriate, rectify, amend, complete, update or delete the relevant Personal Information as soon as possible. Where appropriate, if the Personal Information in question has been disclosed to a third party that is known or believed to continue to process the Personal Information, the third party shall be informed of the change(s) as soon as possible.
  1. Right to object to the processing of Personal Information: Individuals have the right to object to the processing of their Personal Information, although, in such event, it may still be necessary for the CCES and/or third parties to continue to process (including retain) certain of this Personal Information in order to fulfil obligations and responsibilities arising under the CADP or applicable laws.
  1. Objecting to disclose Personal Information or objecting to the processing of Personal Information may be construed as a refusal to participate and may result in an anti-doping rule violation. A refusal to permit the CCES to process properly collected Personal Information may result in the individual thereby becoming non-compliant with the CADP, with all associated consequences.
  1. Right to initiate a complaint: Individuals are entitled to initiate a complaint where there is a reasonable good faith belief that the CCES is not complying with the CADP, a WADA International Standard or with any applicable law relating to privacy protection. The complaint shall be made to the CCES.
  1. Complaints should be submitted to the CCES. info@cces.ca.

Security

  1. The CCES has a designated staff person who is accountable for compliance with the ISPPPI.
  1. The CCES shall at all times protect Personal Information by applying all necessary security safeguards, including physical, organizational, technical, environmental and other measures to prevent the loss, theft or unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure (including disclosure made via electronic network) of the Personal Information.
  1. The CCES shall apply security measures that take into account the risks associated with the processing of Personal Information and the sensitivity of the Personal Information that is to be protected.
  1. When the CCES discloses Personal Information to third party agents in connection with their anti-doping activities under the CADP or the Code, the CCES shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that such third parties use the Personal Information in accordance with the laws of the country in question or, if no law is in place, with the ISPPPI.

Retention

  1. The CCES shall ensure that Personal Information is only retained for as long as is necessary to fulfil its obligations under the CADP or where otherwise required by applicable law. The CCES will respect the retention times for different types of Personal Information as may be determined by WADA from time to time unless such retention times are in breach of applicable law. In the case of TUEs, certificates will be maintained for 10 years post expiration to ensure the TUE certificate is retained for any sample being stored for later re-testing.
  1. Once Personal Information no longer serves the above stated purposes, it will be deleted, destroyed or permanently anonymized.