- other Government of Saskatchewan websites that we link to (e.g. saskatchewan.ca, lpi.ca or sites with gov.sk.ca in the URL).
How we protect your information
Protecting your information that we collect from you is a top priority at Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC). SCIC may monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload, delete or change information, or otherwise cause damage. We record the Internet Protocol (IP) address of computers that have contacted our websites, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected or we are obligated to do so by law. We protect your information in the following ways:
When you visit our website, we require the use of encryption. Using encryption protects the information by scrambling it as it is sent from your computer or device to SCIC and vice versa. It helps to keep your information secure and private.
During your use of scic.ca, we may distribute a small file to your browser, called a "cookie." Cookies are used to:
- measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on user needs; and
- remember certain notifications you have already seen so that we don't show them to you again.
Cookies may collect:
- geolocation and details of which version of a web browser you use when accessing scic.ca; and
- information on how you use scic.ca, such as the device used to access the website, the pages you browse on the site, etc.
scic.ca cookies are not used to identify you personally.
If you wish, you may change the settings on your web browser to completely disable cookies or set your browser to warn you when cookies will be deposited.
We regularly review activity logs to identify potential problems. We have systems in place to automatically block and help prevent unauthorized access to your information from unknown or untrusted sources.
We update our systems frequently so that we are using current security technology.
We restrict access to your personal information to SCIC representatives who need to know that information in order to process your request or maintain our website.
Other security measures
SCIC engages in a number of other security activities to help ensure the safety and privacy of your personal information. This includes adopting measures to help secure our computers against hacker attacks and virus activities by a number of different means.
Be cautious of email and websites purporting to represent a legitimate company and that ask you to provide confidential or financial information. It is not SCIC’s practice to e-mail you to ask you to provide or confirm your password or other confidential or financial information, other than as may occur in response to an inquiry from you. If you receive such a request, or have any concern as to the validity of an email from SCIC, a website purporting to be a SCIC website, or our online security, please notify us immediately.
For information on various types of email fraud, please visit the RCMP website, E-mail Fraud / Phishing.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and collecting, using and disclosing your personal information in accordance with The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and its associated regulations. Your personal information will be retained for the period of time as set out by The Archives and Public Records Management Act.
Questions or concerns regarding our management of this privacy statement may be directed to:
Privacy and Facilities Manager
Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation
Box 3000 484 Prince William Drive Melville, SK