Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The National Security and Intelligence Review Agency (NSIRA) is committed to respecting the privacy of those who visit its website. This notice summarizes the privacy practices related to the NSIRA’s website.

All personal information collected by the NSIRA is governed by the Privacy Act. This means that if the NSIRA asks you to provide personal information, you will be informed of the purpose for which your personal information is being collected and how to exercise your rights of access to, correction and protection of that information.

Protecting the privacy of users on this website

The nature of the Internet is such that web servers automatically collect certain kinds of information about visitors when they access websites, including each visitor’s Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses are unique numbers assigned by Internet Service Providers (ISP) to all devices used to access the Internet. Web servers automatically log the IP addresses of visitors to their sites. An IP address, on its own, may not identify an individual. However, in certain circumstances, such as with the co-operation of an ISP for example, it could be used to identify an individual using the site. For this reason, federal institutions, including the NSIRA, consider a person’s IP address to be personal information, particularly when combined with other data that is automatically collected when a visitor requests a web page, such as the page or pages visited and the date and time of the visit.

Unless otherwise stated, the NSIRA does not automatically gather any specific information from visitors, such as name, telephone number, or email address. The NSIRA would obtain this type of information only if an individual were to supply it—for example, by email or by filling in a contact form. In such cases, details about how the personal information is handled will be provided in a Personal Information Collection Statement.

In cases where services are provided by organizations outside of the Government of Canada, such as social media platforms or mobile applications, IP addresses may be recorded by the Web server of the third-party service provider.

Communicating with the NSIRA

If you choose to send an email to the NSIRA, or complete a feedback form online, your personal information may be used by the NSIRA in order to respond to your inquiry. Such information may also be used for statistical, evaluation, and reporting purposes.

The NSIRA does not use the information to create individual profiles, nor does it disclose the information except in accordance with the Privacy Act.

Email and other electronic means used to communicate with the NSIRA are not secure unless it is specifically stated on a web page. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not send sensitive personal information, such as your social insurance number or date of birth, through non-secure electronic means.

Personal information from emails or completed feedback forms is collected pursuant to the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency Act, and is included in Personal Information Bank Public Communications (PSU 914)

Third-Party Social Media

The National Security and Intelligence Review Agency (NSIRA)’s use of social media serves as an extension of its presence on the Web. NSIRA social media account(s) are public and are not hosted on Government of Canada servers. Users who choose to interact with us via social media should read the terms of service and privacy policies of these third-party service providers and those of any applications used to access them. The NSIRA uses X and LinkedIn.

Personal information that you provide to the NSIRA via social media account(s) is collected under the authority of the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency Act. This information is collected to capture conversations (e.g. questions and answers, comments, rexeets) between you and the NSIRA. It may be used to respond to inquiries, or for statistical, evaluation and reporting purposes. Comments posted that violate Canadian law will be deleted and disclosed to law enforcement authorities. Comments that violate our terms and policies will also be deleted. The personal information is included in Personal Information Bank PSU 938 Outreach Activities.

Google Analytics 

NSIRA carries out web analytics using services from the third-party service providers Google Inc. (Google Analytics). Google Analytics operates data centers globally, including in the United States, to maximize service speed and reliability. Before data for analytics is transferred to any servers in the United States, it is collected in local servers, where users’ IP addresses are anonymized. Data collected for web analytics purposes going to the United States may be subject to the governing legislation of that country.

For more information about the privacy policies of these service providers, please visit their individual websites or use the following link: Google Analytics Privacy & Terms.

Inquiring About NSIRA Privacy Practices

You may direct any questions, comments, concerns, or complaints you have concerning the administration of the Privacy Act and privacy policies regarding the NSIRA’s web presence to the NSIRA Secretariat’s Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Coordinator. You can contact the ATIP Coordinator by email at, or by regular mail at the following address:

National Security and Intelligence Review Agency
Attention: NSIRA ATIP
P.O. Box 2430, Station “D”
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5W5 Canada

If you are not satisfied with the NSIRA Secretariat’s response to your privacy concerns, you may wish to contact the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at the following address:

Privacy Commissioner of Canada
30 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 1H3

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