- All personal information within GCconnex is considered to be voluntarily provided and any use or disclosure will be governed by the rights of access to, correction of and protection of personal information under the Privacy Act.
- GCconnex users are advised that all information / content posted to a federal government wiki, blog or other collaborative site is subject to the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. This implies that information may be accessed and disclosed in response to a request under either of these Acts.
- For maximum privacy protection, it is recommended that users do not post personal information such as photographs, home addresses, resumes etc., as this information would then be available to all users. Note however that the Privacy Act does not require any protection for certain types of personal information such as is relevant to the positions and functions of public servants therefore, this type of personal information can be posted and is in fact encouraged. This includes such things as an employee's departmental subject matter area of expertise, their work coordinates (including email address and government-issued telephone and cell phone number), their title and classification and views and/or opinions they would normally express in the course of fulfilling their duties.
- When a contribution is made, the user needs to be logged in and GCconnex stores the contribution information which includes user name, and the date and time of the action.
In order for individuals to contribute content or view closed content, they are required to have a valid GCconnex account. The registration process requires the collection of certain personal information, namely user name, real name, and email address.
Individuals with access to the internal Government of Canada network (SC-Net) may be able to browse and read some content on GCconnex without the need to register depending on the privacy settings for each piece of content.
Your personal information is not shared, sold, rented, traded, or otherwise disclosed to any outside third party except with your consent or where authorized and or required by law.
Personal information is retained by GCconnex only so long as required by law or as is reasonable to fulfill the purposes for which it has been collected.