SSHRC is subject to the Privacy Act and is committed to
the protection of the personal information under its control. SSHRC collects
personal information under the authority of section 4(1)(a) of the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council Act. This privacy notice answers
some questions on how SSHRC collects, uses and discloses personal information
gathered through achievement reports and seeks your consent to the privacy
practices described in this notice.
What is Voxco?
The achievement report is hosted on a third party platform, Voxco. By using
which could include locations outside of Canada. SSHRC will transfer your
achievement report to an internal repository once it no longer needs the
information to be in Voxco. Visit the Voxco website for more
information on its privacy practices.
SSHRC remains accountable for protecting your personal information in
accordance with the Privacy
Act. If you have any concerns about the use of Voxco to submit your
report and would like to make alternate arrangements, contact SSHRC’s Privacy
Coordinator at 613-992-1058 or ATIP-AIPRP@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.
How will SSHRC use and share
SSHRC uses the information you provide in the achievement report to monitor and
measure program performance. SSHRC also uses it for data analyses, program
evaluations, planning material and reporting obligations, and communication and
promotional activities. The information you provide will not be used in any
merit review process.
SSHRC will not use or disclose your personal information for any other purpose
without your consent, except as authorized by law.
How do I learn more about the
privacy practices related to the achievement report?
You can find the personal information practices related to grants and awards
management which includes the achievement report, in SSHRC’s
Info Source chapter. Refer to the personal information bank SSHRC PPU 055
(Awards Management Information System) for details on all potential uses of the
personal information that SSHRC collects.
How do I access or update my
personal information? What are my rights under the Privacy Act?
In addition to protecting your personal information, the Privacy Act gives you the right to
request access to, and correction of, your personal information. However,
please note that once you have submitted your achievement report, you will not
be able to request changes to it.
You also have the right to file a complaint with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
if you believe SSHRC has not properly safeguarded your personal information.
For more information about these rights and SSHRC’s privacy practices, please
visit the Access
to Information and Privacy page or contact SSHRC’s Privacy Coordinator at
613-992-1058 or ATIP-AIPRP@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.