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New Privacy Statement – Auditor General’s Office

The Auditor General’s Office is committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information you may provide when visiting our website. Part of that commitment is to explain what information may be collected and why, how it will be used, and who may have access to it.

Our practices have been designed to ensure compliance with the privacy provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This privacy statement applies to interactions with the Auditor General’s Office web server. It does not apply to any other website. The following is an overview of our website practices.

Personal Information

When you visit the Auditor General’s Office websites, you do so anonymously — there is no need to tell us who you are.

Personal information is disposed of according to a records retention schedule. To ensure personal information is unrecoverable, a utility program is used to remove the electronic data and any paper records generated are shredded.

Submitting a Complaint to the Fraud and Waste Hotline

The Fraud and Waste Hotline is a confidential and anonymous service run by the Auditor General’s Office. It allows you to report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Hotline is accessible by phone or Internet.

If you provide your contact information when making a complaint to the Fraud and Waste Hotline, it is kept confidential in accordance with the City of Toronto Act. The Auditor General has a duty of confidentiality, and can only disclose information in accordance with section 181(2) of the City of Toronto Act, which requires that all information is to be kept secret, except in the administration of the Auditor General’s duties.

Questions about this collection can be directed to the Auditor General’s Office, Fraud & Waste Hotline Program, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 9th floor, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3C6 or by telephone at 416-392-8030.

Logging Practices

The Auditor General’s Office website logs HTTP requests to the Auditor General’s Office server. These logs record the IP address of site visitors. An IP address is the number automatically assigned to the computer or to the ISP (Internet Service Provider) requesting a URL. The Auditor General’s Office cannot identify you from this information. The Auditor General’s Office archives and uses log files for systems analysis, maintenance and site evaluation.

We do not link information with the identity of individuals visiting our sites unless an attempt to damage our site has been detected.

Cookie Practices

Some Auditor General’s Office web pages use multi-session cookies for web analytics, which log users over multiple sessions purely to gather data to analyze web traffic statistics.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. All Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to accept cookies, all browsers offer the ability to later delete cookies that you have accepted.


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