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Privacy and Protection of Personal Information

LFM is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all personal information obtained while fulfilling its mandate to oversee the Leash-Free Zones.

Its privacy policy and practices have been designed to ensure that all personal information is handled appropriately and in accordance with applicable provincial and municipal legislation.

LFM’s commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all personal information is governed by the following privacy principles:

  1. Accountability

LFM is responsible for personal information under its control. President is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this Privacy Article.

  1. Identifying Purposes

Personal information collected, which may include but is not limited to username, first name, last name, address, phone number, email address, dog information, details about donations, communication preferences, surveys and feedback, under its control including any personal information that is transferred to third parties for processing, storage or other purposes.

  1. Consent

LFM will obtain consent to collect, use or disclose personal information to the City of Mississauga for the purposes of the Community Group Registry Program (CGRP), either by directly requesting it, or implied consent during online membership submission or renewal.

The method of obtaining consent will be appropriate to the type of personal information being collected, used, or disclosed.

  1. Limiting Collection

LFM collects only the personal information necessary for the identified purpose of Membership registration. LFM will collect personal information only by clear, fair, and lawful means.

  1. Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention

LFM uses and discloses personal information only for LFM communications and will not be used for soliciting or any purpose unrelated to LFM business.

If any personal information is shared with third parties, these third parties are bound by appropriate agreements with LFM to secure and protect the confidentiality of this personal information.

LFM retains personal information only as long as it is required for the identified purposes or as required by applicable federal and provincial laws.

  1. Accuracy

Members are responsible for keeping their membership current and updating their personal information via the LFM website Membership link.

  1. Safeguards

LFM takes steps to safeguard your personal information, regardless of the format in which it is held, including limiting individual access to personal information to only those persons with a need for this information in the performance of their duties, and contractual obligations obtained from third parties who require access to personal information.

  1. Openness

LFM is committed to providing information about our policy and practices related to the management of personal information.

This policy and any related information is available at all times on the LFM website.

  1. Individual Access

Individual members can access and update their information at any time via the Login & Renew tab on the LFM website.

  1. Challenging Compliance

Members are able to challenge LFM’s compliance with the above principles and should address this to the President via email ( Further information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information may be found on the website of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.


Last Updated: November, 2023.