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Privacy Notice Statement applicable to form CFIA/ACIA 5700 - Variety Registration Application

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is committed to protecting the privacy rights of individuals, including safeguarding the confidentiality of information provided by individuals and institutions.

Submission of your personal information constitutes your consent to the collection, use, storage, and disclosure of your personal information by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

This information is being collected and used under this Agency's legislative authority for the following purposes: Variety Registration in accordance with the Seeds Act. This information will be retained for a period of 7 years after last use in accordance with the Agency's retention and disposition policies.

The personal information collected for the Seed Program appears in Personal Information Bank CFIA PPU 100/CFIA VAR 110 for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which is described within InfoSource entry at the following website:

Personal information collected by CFIA and the Government of Canada is protected from disclosure to unauthorized persons and/or agencies pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act. Individuals to whom the personal information pertains have the right to the protection of and access to their personal information under the Privacy Act, subject to certain exceptions and exemptions. The individual must draw a distinction between personal information held by CFIA and that held by other jurisdictions.

For inquiries concerning the treatment of personal information in the custody of CFIA, individuals may contact Mark Forhan, Chief Variety Registration Office, Seed Section, Seed Program by e-mail at at CFIA. Alternatively, individuals may contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Access to Information and Privacy Office at (located at 1400 Merivale Road, Tower 1, Room 0-149 Ottawa, ON K1A 0Y9, Canada), for access to their personal information pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy and Access to Information Act.

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